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Old 12-20-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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Focus Zetec in Project Car Mag #4

Just got the latest Project Car magazine. They have done a write-up on improving an 01 ZX3 on a budget of $6,000. Being more from the import world, these guys of course use an AEM CAI and hook up nitrous. Though they did choose Enkei J10 in 17", they chose the Extreme Dimensions DTM front bumper/skirts and Poison rear bumper package. Anyone heard of these guys? I had not.

There is a nice how-to section on installing the Eibach System Plus (springs, dampers, and sways). They even do a sound system upgrade complete with speakers, head unit and powered sub.

Final verdict in cost was $7,369.73 retail cost with their price hookups only costing $5,940.26. Must be nice to work for an auto mag, huh?


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Old 12-20-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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yeah i have the same magazine too.. about time they finally put up "How-To"s for the Focus...
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God damn, 7300 bucks to make an old focus ugly as hell and a wee bit faster?
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well...at least it will "look" faster
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sounds about right... except mine has about 30 more hp ALL THE TIME and a much better looking exterior... oh and it didnt cost me nearly that much...
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I just came across this mag, thus my new post on this old thread - I loved how they have very step-by-step instructions for everything they do. I'll hang onto it for the nitrous (probably never will do that, but....) and for the racing seat step-by-steps. One gets SO many different stories when trying to read about installing racing seats - these guys put in $99 seats, which unfortunately but realistically would be MY price range.
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seen that a while ago. look at the dyno its not even 100hp
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o jeez...

they prolly spent 1500 on the body kit with paint.


fyi for someone with a zetec.

1. powerworks - 3000
2. trubendz exhaust - 250
3. eibach suspension kit -550
4. svt header kit - 600

so for 4400 you could have a badass sleeper with more HP then the nitrous car.
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^true but its super strret we are talking about
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I __HATE__ that the SCC and Project Car Mag guys (same guys, btw) seem to LEAN on N2O for HP. It's like the duct tape of the tuning world...

Oh yeah? Well, my 650 shot of nitrous in my 1.4L inline 4 will kick your ass...
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