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Rudel 08-23-2011 05:29 AM

Rude's Ultimate Build....
NEVER had a real build thread on this forum....I want to take you on a summerized history before we get down with the build....

2004-05 The Early Years:

After my tour in Iraq, I was quick to jump on this SVT. It wasn't long before I added a cold air intake. The sound of the air being sucked in was real nice. I few months later I joined FocusFanatics and Fj online communities, to learn more about my car.

One of the popular mods for the SVT was replacing the R13 relay with a jumper wire so that you did not have to turn on the head-lights when you want to use the fog-lights. Replacing the fog-light bulbs with Hoen H10s made out nice. An order all the way from France was Morette's tail lights. I didn't like the OEM lights as it messed up the roof-line flow for me...

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Rudel 08-23-2011 05:31 AM

2006 - Cruisin':

After my stint in Honduras and a beautiful marriage, I've decided it was time for some performance upgrades. This would be Borla's 2.5in exhaust. It was great with a deeper throatier sound. Between the performance upgrades, I managed to decently paint eyelids on my headlights.

A couple months later (when they were popular,) I scored a hard-to-get set of Hella European Appearance Package HIDs and full interior from Focus-Salvage. Some wiring modifiocations needed done though. The '98 upper Euro grill added a nice touch doing away with the front orange blinkers.

Half way through the year I scoped out Focus-Power on building me the 2.3L stroker he offered. I then decided I wanted to go force inducted with a supercharger. To prepare for this, I started collecting parts left and right as the engine was being built.

Rudel 08-23-2011 05:33 AM

2007 - Stroking & Blowing:

Focus-Power's black car had this hood I was interested in. I searched the internet for a good two days and eventually I found it on E-bay. The company Turbo Fabricators Inc is who makes it. They are found only on E-bay.

In November, my engine was nearly complete. I paid a visit to Tom to check it out. A cam gear had to be changed because of the rusted bolts not being able to come off. In February it was finallly completed along with ATi's C2 Pro-charger. Going from 2.0 to 2.3 along with the supercharger gave me a 123% power increase with a wopping 335whp/251wtq.

To help with power the exhaust was replaced with a stainless steel 3in glass packed exhaust. Sucker was loud at the time! Underhood tempertures were lowered wrapping the headers.

Idle Exhaust Note With Supercharger

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Rudel 08-23-2011 05:35 AM

2009 - What...Turbo Now?:

I decided to go turbo. What more can I say? 330whp/331wtq @ 15psi. Had Dominic custom fab me an intake to support my Focus-Central 70mm throttle body.

I don't have many pictures because I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan from 2007-'10. The car still runs great, but needs a new clutch.

Idle Exhaust Note With Turbo...

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Rudel 08-23-2011 05:39 AM

Currently as she sits people: [headbang]

Zetec CGI Block
Focus-Power Zetec 2.3 Stroker Kit -
Focus-Power 4340 Billet Steel Rods
Focus-Power Custom Forged Pistons
Focus-Power 4340 Billet Crank
Focus-Power Billet Main Caps
Focus-Power VTC Delete
SVT Port n' Polished Head
SVT Camshafts
Esslinger/Kent Cams Adjustable Cam Gears
Dominate Custom Intake Manifold
Focus Central 70mm Throttle Body
K&N Cone Air Filter

Force Induction:
Competition Turbo CT3-5656
ATP Turbo Manifold
Turbonetics 40mm Wastegate
GReddy Type RS Blow Off Valve
Focus-Power 2.5" Downpipe
Focus-Power Intercooler & Piping

Fuel System:
Siemen Deka 630cc Fuel Injectors
Kenne-Bell Boost-A-Pump

Ford Racing Torsen T2 Differential
Clutchmaster Stage IV Clutch
Fidanza 12Lbs Flywheel
EBC Green Stuff Break Pads

Electronic Management:
J&S Vampire Ultra Safegaurd + Gauge
GReddy PRofec Type-S Boost Controller
SCT X-Caliber 2
Diablo MAFia
Autometer Boost, Fuel Pressure, EGT; NV Series Gauges
AEM Uego Wideband Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge

27% Tinted Windows
Fiberglass Fabricators, Inc. Turbo Fiberglass Hood
Morette European Style Tail Lights
European Appearance Package HIDs
Ford 1998 Euro Upper Grill
Clear Side Markers
Hoen H10 Fog Lights
APC Icy Hot Super White Bulbs (194)

Focus-Power 3" MAF Tube
All 3 VF Engineering Engine Mounts
Steeda Upper Stress Bar
Shifter Counter-weight Removed
HIDs with both High/Low Beams "on" when selected.
European Appearance Package Interior
Ford Racing Short Throw Shifter

Alpine CDA-9857 Head Unit
Audiophile Premium Sound System

alex62390 08-23-2011 06:20 AM

nice car, and nice thread.

Red 2012 08-23-2011 07:24 AM

Nice X2, Now to drive the hell out of it?

BLRich1 08-23-2011 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by Red 2012 (Post 3793237)
Nice X2, Now to drive the hell out of it?

you're new here, aren't you...[giddy]

Rudel, your are starting with quite a base car! I hope you can get back in that thing soon!

2002greenzx3 08-23-2011 11:29 AM

wow great build man.

Idahomie 08-23-2011 12:23 PM

My new favorite! Keep them coming. [thumb]

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