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Old 09-19-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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Getting work done in DFW?

Anyone have any recommendations on a good performance company that does decent work on the Ford Focus in the DFW area? I want to have someone install a set of springs and rotors soon... but I'd like to avoid the Ford dealership if at all possible, unless of course they are "mod" friendly...

I have an '03 Focus SVT 3 door.

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buy a couple of cases of beer (read: not cheap beer...), and we can do an install party.
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:47 PM   #5
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sounds good...

Uhhh, ok...

I need to install Eibach springs, rotors, new brake pads, ORP and under drive pulleys.

I'm also going to install a 67mm throttlebody, Steeda short ram intake, MSD coil pack with 8.5mm wires and spark plugs, but I know I can handle all that by myself.

I'll buy all the beer anyone wants to drink (ie drunken stupor..hahaha) but is that really safe for a bunch of drunk people working under a car??? hahaha
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:49 AM   #6
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Wow ... what a way to get the car going fast ... you didn't just get bitten by the MOD bug ... you joined in on the feast.

Have fun with the car ... where's the tune in your list of mods?

Oh and how long have you had your car? AND you would be surprised on how fast parts gone on when you are BUZZING.
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Wow ... what a way to get the car going fast ... you didn't just get bitten by the MOD bug ... you joined in on the feast.

Have fun with the car ... where's the tune in your list of mods?

Oh and how long have you had your car? AND you would be surprised on how fast parts gone on when you are BUZZING.
Well, lets see, I've already got 18" OZ Ulteggeras w/215/40-18 tires...

Plan on getting the following in the next week or so:

MSD coil with 8.5mm wires
Copper plugs
Steeda SRI
Ford Racing short shift kit
Under drive pulleys
CFM HFC AND an ORP
Eibach Pro springs
67mm throttlebody
Red front strut brace

After I do all that, I'll get Toms Diablo tune...

I've had my car for 13 days...
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Wow 13days ... insane

To tell you the truth, I would hold on the MSD,Copper Plugs, and strut bar and get the tune with the money you save from those, trust me and many other people who say the tune should be first.

then go for the Short Throw, then HFC or ORP. (why both?)
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:19 PM   #9
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Yeah, I still have my "transfer" tags! I bought this car in Kansas....

I want both (ORP and HFC) so I can switch back and forth... I doubt I'd ever want to have to put the stock one back on for inspection (I hear it can be a PITA). That and I don't want the exhaust to be too loud so I may only use the ORP at the track. I also plan to do something with the exhaust. Custom mandrel bent 2.5" exhaust, with resonator and dual outlets (I don't know why but I think that looks really groovy on these cars. I know the exhaust won't give much power increase, but I'll do it for the sound and looks.

Wouldn't you need the tune to be specific with HFC or ORP though to get the most out of the mods and the tune?
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I believe you are right about the tune being HFC or ORP tuned...but it isn't that crucial. Plus the difference between the HFC and the ORP is like 1-2 HP. So, really you don't need to buy both.

Yes the ORP is louder, but not by much to tell you truth.

Mine gets raspy after 5500 RPMs, but that's about it. other than that, I can drive through a neighborhood, and it would sound like a stock SVT.
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