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Old 08-13-2014, 06:20 PM   #1
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Budget Focus Build-My Child

Hey all, ive been building this car since i got it when i was sixteen. I'm 19 now so i figured i'd show you all what ive done since my child is almost complete.

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you'll see the car bone stock on the first day of junior year highschool. i dont have any other pictures but oh well. nothing has happened to the car yet but SVT springs were a month away. again no before and after pics :( on the bright side i snagged the springs for 50 bucks on craigslist.

The first mod i was actually proud of is the second picture, where i spent a day and a half building my exhaust from scratch, minus the glass pack and muffler. you can see my long 16/17yr old hair in there.

the third picture was taken some time in Jan/Feb 2014 when i was all prepped for an autox, lots of fun and am still going to them regularly.

the fourth picture is a BBK 65MM TB, it was a Christmas present from my parents and boy is it touchy! the right kind of touchy ;) jk...

Fifth piture is a deck that i had installed when i was 17? i got some door speakers and two 10" subs to go with it. i'd show a picture of that too but im embarrassed about it, it makes me feel dirty. in a ricey kind of way. the door speakers are still in but the subs are not.

oh boy oh boy oh boy number 6 was my most exciting mod! first day of new wheels! motegi 16x7 mr116(i think thats the model). when i saw the tech at discount roll up i felt like my bride was walking down the aisle, maybe not like that. however i was very happy :D

i got some pacesetter shorty headers soon after i got my STS and TB(i know the pics are not in order! im sorry!) this is the only picture i found of them, when i busted my power steering installing them. >:( hardest SOB to install thus far.

8th picture is a STS and it was a bigger PITA to install than i had expected. i was living on my own at this point (6 month endeavor) and managed to scrape every last penny i had to own it. its a fun little bugger :D

and finally my most recent mod, front and rear sways from eibach, only the rear is on right now as the front proves to be difficult to install. i havent really put a weekend in to install it yet. i feel like it will be as difficult to install as the headers.

i have two more fun goodies coming in the mail, front steel braided brake lines from CFM and a focus sport front tower stress bar.

when i get home from work tonight ill try to add some pictures of how the car looks currently!

thanks for looking! :D


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Old 08-13-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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oh shit, i didnt know that pictures attached... there should be an imgur link at the top.

imgur = picture hosting site... incase you didnt know....
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How're you liking that short shifter? I've been considering getting one.
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Thanks josephd!

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Delivering on how the car looks now! the picture should have some sort of order now.

LINK TO PICTURES http://imgur.com/3NglCn4,LOsn4VC,yrI...Ur8qwd,JnTXwqM

1) this is how the car looks after some rains. dirty i know XD the fender was plastidipped black because i hit a curb and up a few bits with that. when i went to the scrap yard all they had was a fender that was silver and it looked god awful on the car. after a trip to home depot and a bit of learning its now a slightly less awful look.

2.0/2.1) Stickers give +5HP per sticker. duh

3) a shot of my finger... jk i refinished the spoiler with plastidip because it looked a lot like my bumper but way worse. after some sanding and the lesson learned with the fender i actually like the look.

4) haha 3 in 1 picture, we got the rear svt spring, very exciting i know; rear sway by eibach, and a picture of the exhaust in the car.

5)this is what i see when i climb in the car, my STS and shift knob from O'Rielys; the deck with all the wires to hook up my phone with. BONUS: soda can!

6)this is a picture of the engine and a mesh grill i made out of some metal i found laying around. i like the look but damn that was annoying to make. geez.

7) Straight engine shot, we have the headers with some poor wrap on it, the TB is hiding and my K&N filter hiding in the airbox.

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Should mention I tinted my fogs... And another thing I got to put up soon.
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I got one of these things too!
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Ahhhhhh yeeeeeeeah how's the handling feel with the strut tower bar?
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Ehhh, get a lower sway first. Or snag one for under 50 XD I over paid by 30 imo.



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