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Old 05-13-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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WEll I am now a newbie ( once again ). I picked up a 2005 CD Silver ST today.

traded in my 2001 True Blue Cobra vert I know I know why? Well I need a cheaper car for now. :)...

My brother owns a 02 SVT Focus and we had just put on a JRSC. Pretty good response.

Well I have noticed that not too many 05 are on here, yes I know they just went on sale. I work at the plant that builds the 4 door foci and wagons, and all we build are 05 now so I see the ST every day and fell in love with it. Nice engine that 2.3L Duretec is pretty good. ( coming for a 4.6 320hp guy )Hope to see more ST owners ( not the lucky european SOBS) on here, and to learn about mods.

2005 zx5 st and some older pics of my bros svt installing a JRSC




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Old 05-13-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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That is a nice engine in that car you got there. The metal is gonna take a while to get used to.
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to the best of my knowledge, you are the first owner of an 05 focus on here. congrats. the board is split between lovers and haters, lol. i love the new 05s, and if i had the money, would be getting one.

post some pics when you can.
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Old 05-13-2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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one thing though why defeat the exhaust on the pzev?? it was designed to run optimal with it, so I believe all the pzev guys are acually going to be hurting soon.
Huh what?
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Welcome to the boards. You will soon find that everyone here is very helpful. See ya around!
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Old 05-13-2004, 08:32 PM   #6
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welcome to the forum. how different is the 05 focus ride wise?
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welcome to the forum. how different is the 05 focus ride wise?
the st is alot better then the older models. i think it is not quite as good as the svt, though i have not had a chance to drive an svt. i have not yet driven a standard 05, so i dont know about that, but if the dealership still has one, i will be test driving an 05 zx3 on monday, my day off.
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Old 05-13-2004, 09:40 PM   #8
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the st is alot better then the older models. i think it is not quite as good as the svt, though i have not had a chance to drive an svt. i have not yet driven a standard 05, so i dont know about that, but if the dealership still has one, i will be test driving an 05 zx3 on monday, my day off.
From what I have seen the 05 ST has the SVT Coils and Shocks. basically the suspension engineer at the plant ( one of the launch guys) said it is around 50 % stiffer than the other 05 models. I have driven my bros SVT feels the same but not quite. SVt is lil better maybe cuz of the 17s. ??

I stated earlier about PZEV exhaust mods, once again coming from a launch guy he didnt understand why you would get the pzev model and change it from its sole purpose.?? oh well.

I will get some pics up friday ( if the weather permits)
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I have driven my bros SVT feels the same but not quite. SVt is lil better maybe cuz of the 17s. ??
thanks for the info. i did not know the two vehicles were that close. but since i have not driven and svt, and you have, i will take your word for it. lol

im lookin forward to the pics.
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Whoo hoo! Welcome
Looking forward to some hot pics!!! Post lots soon!
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