eagle_eye735's 05 zx3 build/mod thread
I purchased my 2005 Sonic Blue zx3 ses in the spring of 2011 with 123k miles on it from the original owner. It has the
winter and audiophile packages. I promptly did some basic performance mods. Megan racing lowering springs, a K&N
typhoon CAI, and full Magnaflow exhaust. I also had the windows tinted: 25% rear and rear sides, 35% front sides and
tinted the side markers. Then I got really busy with work over the summer and decided that I was done making changes to
my car. Around August 2011 I found Focus Fanatics while looking up how to change my reverse light switch and got the
itch to start modding but had to head off to college and leave my focus behind. For Christmas I got a new headunit from
my parents and installed that while I was home for Christmas break. Now summer is approaching and I have plans to start
some modding. I will just be using this thread to log my changes andget input from all you focus experts.
This is the only picture I have of my focus after tinting and lowering:
Immediate (aka this summer) plans:
-Replace reverse light switch (I know, still haven't done it yet...)
-Thoroughly sand and paint rust spots developing at the rear of the front fenders
-New lug nuts (the locking splined ones that came on it have have had the chrome torn off and are rusting, leaving stains
on the wheels. Not pretty.)
-Replace the trunk lighting with several led strips. *DONE
-Paint mirror caps to match the car
-Clean the engine bay *DONE
-New summer wheels
-Plastidip stock wheels black for use as winter wheels
-Replace interior overhead lights with leds
-leds licence plate lights
-Paint front calipers (Red or black, thoughts?)
-Sand rusty rear drums and paint black
- Leather shift and ebrake boots both have large rips in them, so I am planning sewing a new set out of black suede
-I worked in construction last summer and the inside of my car got filthy, so for I want to make a new set of floor mats and a rear cargo mat for the full hatch area, with the rear seats down. These need to be durable and fairly easy to clean. (Ideas?)
-Shorty antenna (possibly shave the antenna)
-Paint or carbon fiber vinyl interior trim
Far future (aka need to save money for):
-Steeda rear sway bar
-OBX exhaust header
-A tune from Tom
- Roof rack (I bike, and cross country ski and am thinking about getting a sailboard)
So that's it for my plans, though I am always looking for new ideas ad input from others. Let me know what you think and stay tuned for updates!
Planning on buying these for use with my summer tires: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/bst-archive/283053-16-rota-grids-cheap.html
Someone posted pictures of these on his black zx3, I took 5min in photoshop to get rough idea of how these would look on a sonic blue car.
those would look nice on your ride.
Thanks, that's what I am thinking.
I loveee it. Do it. Those rims look nice.
Yes to the wheels. They will look great on your car.
Great list of things to do. I can't wait to see some of them start happening.
I'll be home in 2 weeks, then it will be time to get [wrenchin]. I can't wait.
Yuck. I never liked finals. Good luck to you.
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