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Zillon 04-14-2012 08:14 PM

'12 Focus SE Sport - My build thread
I suppose it's about time I start a thread for my car and get more involved on here.

Picked up my 2012 Focus SE HB in November. Traded an '06 xA with 85k that went through many stages of mods, numerous sets of wheels, and 4 different suspension setups. I've always been a fan of small, european-styled hatchbacks, and when the new Focus debuted, I was quick to get in for a test drive. Loved the way it drove then, and fell in love with the color when I saw a blue candy hatch sitting in the showroom... 7 months later, I had my Focus.

Here's my old xA.

Focus specs:
- 203A (Sync, Convenience, Sirius)
- 5 speed manual
- Blue candy metallic
- Sport package (Alloys, rear discs, fogs, sport seats, etc.)

Additions thus far:
- 30% Llumar tint (sides + rear)
- Eibach Pro Kit springs
- Steeda 25mm RSB
- Ford factory splashguards
- Yakima Q-towers rack w/Rockymounts trays
- 18x8 +45 Axis XMX wheels
- 235/40R18 Kumho Ecsta 4X tires

Planned mods:
- Titanium headlights & fog bezels
- Koni dampers (whenever they get released)
- FSWerks or Steeda intake. Still undecided.
- FSWerks Stealth exhaust

Tinted, 30% Llumar.

Deer decided to custom mod my rear door and quarter. Car went in and out of the bodyshop for two months in an effort to get it as close to right as possible.

Bought Ti headlights, unfortunately had to send them back.

Night shot.

Rack installed.

Lowered on Eibach Pro Kits and factory splashguards installed.

Wheels installed.

charlie.cross2 04-14-2012 08:56 PM

Love the color and looks great with tint and the drop! Great pictures too by the way!!

Is the roof rack the same one off the xA? If so are racks made universal for the general size of the car? Thinking about getting taking up Mtn Biking and would love to nab one.

MotorcityJAX 04-14-2012 08:58 PM

Looks good, I love that color

Zillon 04-14-2012 09:05 PM

Thanks fellas.

The rack system is a Yakima Q-towers rack, it's a modular system that can be adapted to various cars with a fit kit. I had to also move the towers out on the crossbars to fit the Focus. I got lucky, though - the Focus measurements just fit on a set of 48" crossbars, even though Yakima's instructions call for a set of 58" bars.

Twenty 04-14-2012 09:15 PM

A LOT of work has definitely gone into yours, glad you got it back into shape! Looks great with the roof rack.

bluebullet 04-14-2012 10:35 PM

Like the color!!!! Sorry about the deer but it looks the body shop did good!!!!!

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Zillon 04-14-2012 10:55 PM

Twenty, they did a pretty good job. There are a couple small issues, but I'm just going to have to live with it. The only major problem I need to figure out yet, is the source of the clunking in the right front, which is totally unrelated to my deer incident.

I'm going to try to track down the noise myself instead of trying to coerce the local dealership to fix it (lost cause).

Thanks for the compliments.

Zillon 04-18-2012 09:03 AM

Wheels and tires arrived this morning...

I love getting car stuff in the mail.

Duncan1104 04-18-2012 09:39 AM

Yes! I was hoping someone would get those wheels. I was thinking about getting the same ones in charcoal grey.

What size wheels did you order?

06Shadowgrey 04-18-2012 10:02 AM

My wifes untouched 12 sedan is making a clunking noise ever so often on the right side as well. If it gets worse I will take it in but not too noticeable. When I lowered her 09 it made he same noise on the pass side... Maybe the OE stunts don't like aftermarket springs.

Looks good man! Can't wait to see it with wheels!

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