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Old 01-30-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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Hey All,

Just thought I'd say Hi. I pick up my new 2007 SES Sedan tomorrow evening so I'll be lurking around the site quite a bit over the coming months/years. This will be my first non-Volkswagen and my first brand new vehicle, here's hoping I'm happy with it!

I'm not going to be into modding the Focus too much at first, but I'm sure I'll get into it after a while. The vehicle I'm replacing is a 1986 VW Scirocco I spent the last couple years turning into a weekend track car (with daily driver duty through the week). Anybody have any suggestions for early mods that won't affect my warranty? (I'm a function over form kind of guy, so visual mods don't really interest me)

Are there many other members in the Southern Ontario area?


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Old 01-30-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to FF. I came from VW myself. I had a 2001 GTi 1.8t and a 1992 GTi 16v. Basic bolt ons such as intake ,exhaust , tb and a tune will wake up the Duratec for a good start. Make sure you check out the Duratec performance chat for some more ideas.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:56 PM   #3
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Hey, thanks witchcity.

I picked her up yesterday with 36kms on the clock. It's definately nice to have something that doesn't have solid motor mounts, haha. I enjoy the silence :P

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The best starting mods, intake(either cold air or short ram), and exhaust. One suggestion for looks, you can buy an ST Vermillion/ Infra red grill to replace your chrome one, if you're interested.
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:27 PM   #7
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:31 PM   #8
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Awesome! I hate chrome, haha. What about a shorty antenna? The stock one is like a whip!

Also, what's a decent source for parts in Southern Ontario?

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We have regional forums, and lots of Canadians so you shouldn't have a problem finding someone nearby. Basically, warranty laws state that the modification has to be a cause of the problem in order for the warranty to be void. We had one guy who's oil pump went out- he had installed cams, CAI, and exhaust in his car at the time. The dealer replaced his engine under warranty.

On the other side of the spectrum, the dealers will warn you that if the part caused the problem- or was a potential cause of the problem, then the warranty is void for that problem. Things like CAI's can be blamed for clutch failure or AT transmission problems because of the increase in power.

You take your chances, we all do.
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