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Old 10-25-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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First Mod?

So after 26k miles Ive decided I love my focus and want to start showing it some love. So far Ive only tinted the windows, but am looking at future mods. It came with 17" wheels that I really like so probably won't be changing them. I have the DCT which I admit I hated the first few weeks. Had the dealer so the update and now that Ive gotten used to it really enjoy it.
What mod do you guys think woukd be the best first move? I'm thinking a custom tune from Tom is where Id like to start since it will also tighten up the trans as well as allow me to get the most out of any future mods.
Overall Im just looking to have more fun with my focus. Id like to try some autocross next year but not worried about sticking in certain classes or anything, just want an excuse to go.all out in it without risking tickets.
The mods I want to do overall:
TunE
CAI
exhaust
Header
180 thermostat
Lowering springs
Sway bars
RMM
Other motor mounts?
Minor audio and dynamat
Anything else Im missing?


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Old 10-25-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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If youre going to autocross I'd say your first mod should be tires. Get a good set of sticky max performance summers.
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shocks/struts. Either a set of Bilsteins or ST struts combined with THP shocks.
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If your doing autoX and want to stay stock class
Swaybar upgrade but leave stock bushings
Better tires
Drop in green filter
Shocks bilstein
Catback exhaust

Here is your classing guide to use for reference. There were recent changes made to the tires you can run but I don't think it affects anyone running regular road class tires
http://www.odr-scca.org/DIY-classing.htm
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If your doing autoX and want to stay stock class
Swaybar upgrade but leave stock bushings
Better tires
Drop in green filter
Shocks bilstein
Catback exhaust

Here is your classing guide to use for reference. There were recent changes made to the tires you can run but I don't think it affects anyone running regular road class tires
http://www.odr-scca.org/DIY-classing.htm
I have been looking for this for awhile now! Website is not as noob friendly as it should be :)
I dont really care about what class Im in. I mainly want to have fun with my car. I know that mods will bump me into another class but I dobt care if I win, just want to go fast :)
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