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Old 04-26-2010, 08:45 PM   #11
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honestly, my gf is really paying half just for me. she would even let me put it in my name.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:51 PM   #12
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It's no secret that if you want to be competitive you need a good platform, with lots of aftermarket support.

The Focus is very heavy and higher CG than the Honda's. The problem with the Foci is that they never took off as a serious tuner car in the states. The strenght of the chassis & drivetrain etc makes them great rally cars.

Plus if you want to run a honda just go to the redshift website, get the plans for all the hot honda tweeks, there are a million guys running/selling hondas and thier parts. It takes 10X as long to hunt down decent used parts for a Focus so it ends up costing alot more to make the same mods.

I had fun autocrossing the Focus, and now it's been made into a track only SCCA club racer, but I'm as much a "rebel without a cause" as I am a racer. I just wanted to prove it could be done, so I'm sinking a ton of money and time into the Focus. But looking back I wish I did something else and purchased a turn key E30 or 944 for about 12K
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whelp, i'll end the thread now :) it's been sold! haha
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honestly, my gf is really paying half just for me. she would even let me put it in my name.
Thats cool. Im not trying to tell ya what to do, just giving prespective.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:04 PM   #15
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appreciated, that's why i asked FF!
as always thanks guys.
now check out my other thread!!
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