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Old 06-10-2015, 10:52 AM   #1
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"Blackbird" Light Build by Peregriner

Hey guys, I have this thread running on focusst.org, figured I'd do it here too. This stuff is pretty straight forward bolt on for the moment. I have no plans for big turbo or meth injected etc. So here we go!

Bought my brand new Focus ST1 in November 2013, and immediately purchased winter shoes for it.



I plan on doing individual posts per group of parts, so stay tuned!


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Old 06-10-2015, 10:57 AM   #2
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Roush CAI w/ Green Filter

OK, so first upgrade was the Roush cold air intake that comes with a red cylindrical filter by Green Filter. CJ Pony Parts had this on sale during the holiday of 2014 so I bought and installed!






And this for the sound!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcjPxwxQtYo

Much later, I added the mountune Hi-Flo Induction Hose and a new decal. Also removed the front plate bracket, but that is jumping ahead of myself ...


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Old 06-10-2015, 11:06 AM   #3
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Steeda Revolution with Recaro Upgrade

So, as you know, I purchased the ST1. I am disappointed with this decision. Probably the biggest reason is for the lack of Recaro seats in my car!! PROBLEM SOVLED!

Along with the Ford Racing Recaros, I purchased transmission bushings from Steeda (shift base and cable bracket). Decided it would be a good idea to install all together since the seats would be out of the car.

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Me kinda d--king around







And then back together the way it came out!

Now the seats!




And to finish off, a Steeda shift knob!


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Neat Little Badging!

I got some center cap covers for my Blue Oval ones ... Not much else to say.







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Nice thread. I noticed the BGSU sticker, I live pretty close.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:22 AM   #6
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Steeda Intake Manifold & Throttle Body Spacers

OK, so I will be the first to admit that I got these parts so that it would look pretty under the hood .. err ... bonnet ... ;) I will say this though, once installed, I noticed a smoother power delivery. The Steeda throttle body spacer was a bit larger than the competition and had a spiral internal design ... not sure if that means anything, but who cares!!

I also got some VHT Engine Enamel in Ford Red to spice it up!

On with the pictures, man!







I didn't want to paint on the inside ... just in case.


This isn't necessary, right??


Oil ... so much oil where it is not supposed to be ... need a catch can!




Skip a bit brother!


OK, so this little guy didn't work out like it was supposed to. It rattles a bit, but it works, whatever. Now my cover only secures with two of 3 clips. It was kind of funny, Ford Service didn't quite figure that one out lol.


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Old 06-10-2015, 11:24 AM   #7
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Nice thread. I noticed the BGSU sticker, I live pretty close.
Well, I'm down in Cincinnati now, but I keep that sticker on there to keep the Miami kids away lol! Lindsey looks even smaller than my hometown of Arlington! I will be travelling through your area next week though, on our way up to the lake!
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Oil Separator, Symposer Delete & Quick Shift Arm

OK, this is getting pretty much caught up now!

So, two Steeda parts (Oil Separator for previously mentioned unwanted oil in intake, and symposer delete) and a part from Breedt manufacturing (quick shift arm)

So the oil separator, unfortunately I forgot to take pictures WHILE I installed:


Not much to say really, all it did was lengthen the line there and add the filter and can. I attached the thingy to the other thingy ... and voila!

Sound symposer delete ... for the upcoming exhaust (YAAAY!!!). Removed the whole system, nice clean engine bay now.


The Breedt arm is pretty cool. I have a choice to shorten the throw by 25 or 40% as well as move the shifter forward 25mm or stay in OEM location, depending on what location you set the ball. See image and you'll understand.


I chose 40%, 25mm forward and love it!


Current engine bay minus airbox ...
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner ... COBB!!!

A little preview of whats to come!

Picked this up used, getting installed tomorrow. Stoked to hear what sounds my Focus will make out of the backend!





Will update!

Well ... it is done!!! I LOVE IT! Now the car sounds as aggressive as it looks, finally! Its got a good, high quality tone that isn't raspy. COBB did well! I picked it up used, and with purchasing new hangers, gaskets and install, still came in below $550!





I suspect there will be a sound clip at some point!
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Subbed. Like where this is going. Any plans for an intercooler upgrade or retune? (unless I missed that)

Everyone getting those Recaros, making me jealous.
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