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Old 02-29-2012, 06:09 PM   #11
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What coil over spring setup do you guys recommend? Also wheres the best place to get upper and lower support arms?
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yeah, justin, you car does sound amazing.

but i am a fan of borla exhaust myself.
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People have their preference.

If I would change my exhaust, I would go Borla. I heard an SVT with a Borla Cat back and it sounds amazing.

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Borla uses the flowmaster muffler i believe. I actually want a louder sounding exhaust with a deep throuty sound. I heard the FSWerk streetracing and man it sounded amazing but $400 after shipping for a catback system is strong. I dunno if im willing to spend that much.
incorrect, the SVT kit, with a borla muffler. It also has a resonator in the long pipe area, do not know if that is made by borla or outsource to magnaflow.

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but i am a fan of borla exhaust myself.
Borla is the best quality, but it is pricey.

the FSWerks stuff is rebadged magnaflow IIRC.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #14
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(= Welcome to the forum! Good to see another second gen from texas thats doing some modding. For ideas check out my sig(=

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:54 PM   #15
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I am not finding a Borla exhaust on their website for the focus. Can anyone link the exhaust in the forum?
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My personal opinion, don't spend $$$ on looks (excecpt QUALITY wheels and coil overs). There is no reason to spend $$$ on lights that do nothing else than to say "Hi mister police man, I'm over here". Spend your $$$ smart, research as much as you can and make the right buying decisin for yourself. Here on FF we like to see what other people have done and their builds.
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My personal opinion, don't spend $$$ on looks (excecpt QUALITY wheels and coil overs). There is no reason to spend $$$ on lights that do nothing else than to say "Hi mister police man, I'm over here". Spend your $$$ smart, research as much as you can and make the right buying decisin for yourself. Here on FF we like to see what other people have done and their builds.
i say do whatever you want to your car. it's your car and let it reflect your own personality. It really depends on what route you are wanting to go with your car... and your budget.

Show? or go? or a lil of both?

and as far as drawing more attention to your car with "lights", you do the same thing with drastic drops and rims. i personally push the proverbial envelope with my green hids (in my machs) and in my fogs. i know it draws more attention, but i like it. and if i were to get pulled over by the police, i know for a fact that my headlights are completely legal (in regards to TXDOT regulations). if you are not doing anything illegal and you do get pulled over, the officer won't be able to really do anything. its all about knowing your rights and respecting the law.

do whatever you want. i know two people that have those aftermarket headlights on their 2nd gens, and they both love them. it really does make a difference, aesthetically. and the led tails look amazing, just make sure you get quality ones or the leds will start to go out.
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i say do whatever you want to your car. it's your car and let it reflect your own personality. It really depends on what route you are wanting to go with your car... and your budget.

Show? or go? or a lil of both?

and as far as drawing more attention to your car with "lights", you do the same thing with drastic drops and rims. i personally push the proverbial envelope with my green hids (in my machs) and in my fogs. i know it draws more attention, but i like it. and if i were to get pulled over by the police, i know for a fact that my headlights are completely legal (in regards to TXDOT regulations). if you are not doing anything illegal and you do get pulled over, the officer won't be able to really do anything. its all about knowing your rights and respecting the law.

do whatever you want. i know two people that have those aftermarket headlights on their 2nd gens, and they both love them. it really does make a difference, aesthetically. and the led tails look amazing, just make sure you get quality ones or the leds will start to go out.
I meant no disrepect. And yes, excessive drops get attention as well.
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Well my main focus is to get performance without losing the daily drive ability while also going for some looks and personal style.

Oh and im pretty sure attention is what people are wanting when they do the aesthetic mods such as projector lenses, HID's, underbody neons, and so forth. Unfortunatly you are right that while you get the attention you want with these mods, you also get unwanted attention from the law.

I have noticed that my vehicle appears to have some minor front end dmg but the problem is it set off everything on my front end about 1/2in. I have a feeling this is why my badge origianly fell off. I think im gonna go for fixing that first then move on to spending money on toys =)
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I meant no disrepect. And yes, excessive drops get attention as well.
neither did I. if it came across that way, my apologies. i just wanted to reiterate that there is more to visual modding than the typical "drop and rims"
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