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Old 11-15-2010, 06:10 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,
Firstly I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Nick and I live in Sydney, Australia. I currently roll around in a 2007 Gunmetal Grey Ford Focus CL Hatch (see photo).

This one is essentially the same as mine except mine has Rhino roof racks, rola bike carriers, different rims and doesn't have the fog lights. It cost around $20,000AUD because we got all the safety features and cruise control, etc.

For those who know about the Australian licensing policys, I'm on my provisional driving license which means I'm restricted to which cars I drive. In hindsight I would have been much better off buying a different car if I wanted to modify or customize it but, it's too late now.

There are several modifications I want to make to this car, to make it look sportier and cooler in general. I haven't actually done much research but, I've been looking around on eBay to see what I can get. Here's a list of what I've decided on doing so far:
- Install HID headlights and foglights (I don't currently have foglights installed, so I don't know how this will turn out)
- Replace exhaust
- Install smoked taillights
- Two white racing stripes on the top of the car (similar to the XR5 model)
- Possibly install side skirts (I haven't been able to source these and I don't know how much they will cost)
- Replace pedals

My uncle is a mechanic and he'll help me do all the modifications but, I am currently working out what to do and how much it will cost me.

Let me know what you think :)


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Old 11-15-2010, 06:49 AM   #2
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Welcome to FF. Nice pic of the ride that looks like your ride. How's the weather in Australia?
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:22 PM   #3
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:24 PM   #4
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, Nick! Nice 5-door; I like the look of the Aussie rear quarters on those cars better than the U.S. ones.

Are you thinking of a lowered, sport suspension and upgraded wheels/tires? A very popular mod among FF members. Does wonders for the handling as well as the appearance. And, as you probably know, the former is the strong suit of the Focus, while the latter is not.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:32 PM   #5
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The Aussies got the C2, that is why the panels look different. But, they will get the C3, at about same time as the rest of Ford's Global footprint.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:50 AM   #7
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I was thinking about getting two racing stripes down the middle of the car, just to make it stand out more. Something like this, but I can't work out which colour to get. Suggestions?

Also, I was tossing up whether to get new wheels because that will probably set me back around $1000AUD. I'm interested in lowering suspension but, I'll have to do some research into that.
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