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Old 04-03-2016, 09:41 AM   #1
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Alright, So as many of you know, My last car was unexpectedly removed from the ranks of the living, courtesy of an inattentive toyota. I had owned Exotic Blueberry from new (picked it up with 156km's on the clock) and over the course of two and a half years, had done some simple but tasteful modifications to customise it and make it stand out from the crowd.


You can check that build thread here: Exotic Blueberry..... - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum

Right from the get-go, I found a replacement, but put off even debating it, for the simple fact that it was located on the opposite side of the country. However, as my simple conditions eliminated pretty much every focus that was local to me, and even most that werent that local, this car became more and more of my desired replacement. As i said, my conditions were simple, no less options and no more kilometers. Exotic Blueberry was an SE, equipped with the winter pack, sirius, and a DCT. When the collision occurred, it had just under 35,000km's on it. Given those two relatively basic conditions, you would think my options were plentiful, but sadly, in my neck of the woods, finding a suitably optioned two-year old vehicle with less than 40,000km on the clock is like finding a golden ticket. They exist, but command a significant premium when placed up for sale.

Now, I did happen to find something local, it was an mk3, titanium, 5speed, with the handling pack and that oh so beautiful arctic white interior... It had under 30,000km on it, and was actually almost reasonably priced. Unfortunately, it was sold the day before I got my settlement offer. So back on the hunt i went, and i kept coming back to this same car. 2013 Titanium in Performance Blue, 5speed and though it was almost three years old, still had only 8500km's on it. Well, eventually, a decision was reached, a deal was struck, and the car was mine. By the time I picked it up, it had reached 9800km's, but was still almost as immaculate as the day it rolled off the assembly line.


Of course, being that it was on the opposite side of the country did mean that it would either have to be delivered, or I pick it up and drive it back home, all 3600km's of it. Well, what better way to get to know the in's and outs of a new car, than by spending a solid week driving a mix of highway and city driving, traversing this amazing country of ours, bringing my new toy home.


I've had it for a couple of months now and while Im still unsure of which direction it will go, it is officially being named FocusDeluxe. Something cool that happened before i had decided on a name, was that it was featured on the Official Three Twenty blog. Twenty and I have been friends for a few years now, and it was an amazing surprise to be featured there. Check it out here: Brian?s new Focus

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Old 04-04-2016, 01:22 AM   #2
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FocusDeluxe. I like that.
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Cool - really moving on now that it's got a name!
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:37 PM   #4
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Now, It went many weeks without any changes, trying to get the budget sorted back out. Well, When I visited @twenty the first time, he gave me a couple of decals, and then when we met up to do the shoot, he supplied me with more. So, They became the first change made to the exterior...








Then, I got frustrated with the way the rear looked, so Lamin-x got applied to the inner part of the lights (ran low, so outer's will be done later) and the trunk got debadged.
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:54 AM   #5
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Oi... dont tell me the pics are broken.... damnit dropbox... you had ONE job...

Anyways, as a few know, ive been out of work for a while, but that mod habit is worse than crack, so I continued on with cheap mods... namely, completing the snorkel removal, took off the airbox lid and removed the intake silencer...



Thoughts on these changes? well hot damn! it sounds AMAZING! went from a basically closed and restrictive intake system to an almost completely open one... yea, it revs so nicely now, but man, under load, it just SINGS!

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Thank you!

I have another project on the go, which will hopefully be done in the next couple of days...

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I wish you luck on finding a job. IK what its like to not have a job as the body shop (12 yrs) that I was at was closed down & I really didn't want to work at another. Its cool for a bit to do things but after a couple of months I had to do something, so I'm working now. Again I wish you good luck on your job search.
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something to add alittle extra light to the front in special situations... ill post up some pictures and maybe a video or two...

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