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Old 01-18-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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How's your winter SVTs??

Greetings Focus owners!

We're in the midst of ANOTHER Midwestern winter here, and what a "doozy"! Temps here have dipped down into the BELOW 30-40 degree mark here. I haven't run my SVTF all that much, as i don't completely trust it coming from Florida/California weather. I replaced the battery this winter as the previous battery had been giving my problems. I went with Interstate.

I haven't posted too many pics of my SY '04 SVTF lately, so I posted a few (albeit crappy cellphone pics). Prior to the cold and messy weather I waxed the car to keep it protected, took off all four wheels and cleaned up the suspension and undercarriage, plus gave it good, thick coat of WD-40 for extra protection from the elements. I have a nice, heated garage and am able to clean the car quite diligently. I only work 2.4 miles away, so it's nice to get the car home quick and have it cleaned in no time. The car starter I have installed works wonderfully as well and helps a great deal!

The only modification I can boast since the install of my clutch this past fall is my "all season" floor mats and my NEW shorty antenna. When the Spring/Summer arrives, I have a grocery list of ideas/projects: I have a Pioneer double din App Radio II ready for instal. I need to get all the dents and rock chips repaired on the car, then at that time, have a company do both window tint and a clear bra for the front end.

BIG plans for the car haven't changed: I'd like to do a PWSC with a custom TB and an FSWerks Stealth exhaust. I'd like to throw in a Quaife LSD and a STS from CFM, throw on some Pilot Super Sport tires and call it good, daily drive it and have a blast!


































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Old 01-18-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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So far mines decent I suppose, new Falken winter tires, still gotta be careful but it's the best winter car I've owned
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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I have Falken Ziex tires…. NOT the best winter tire, but they get me around in town just fine.
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They're definitely better than anything else I've driven on but they're the only winter tire I've driven on lol. I am however a firm believer that if you drive the car right the tire won't make much of a difference regardless as proved by many a Minnesota driver (Seriously what's up with these people you fricken live here and every winter turn into a complete idiot)
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My svt + my continental dws's = snowboarding time! I have never had any problems in the snow, drives like a go kart. I love winter, but then again I live in northern California :) Only takes me 2.5 hrs to get up to Tahoe tho!
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I haven't spent much time in my yellow EAP, but my zx3 with SVT tire is a freaking blast on snow. I don't do so well with ice, which is why i need to get my svt back up and running for ABS in the winter. =/
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I'm in agreement on the mongoloids who can't understand the concept of driving once the white stuff hits the ground.

As I stated, I don't have far and it's all in town driving, so tires aren't an issue. I do enjoy driving in the winter, especially on fresh snow…good time to practice car control.
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tried my svt out on the snow/ice yesterday for the first time took on a icey steep road. it was awesome no slippage my gf was freaking out lol bout 4 inches of snow on gravel.. it was fun just wondering where did u get those svt badges the yellow ones can I get red ones for mine I want em lol
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tried my svt out on the snow/ice yesterday for the first time took on a icey steep road. it was awesome no slippage my gf was freaking out lol bout 4 inches of snow on gravel.. it was fun just wondering where did u get those svt badges the yellow ones can I get red ones for mine I want em lol

badges came from TFB designs. You can get ANY color you desire. You can also customize them in any fashion you wish. They're a nice touch.
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To the OP, Looks clean, I run mine with winter tires during the cold months on the original EAP's and I run original summers on an original set (not to this car) 6 spokes. Does just fine in winter with it lowered too. Great little car. You have a nice clean car there.
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