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Old 03-14-2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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Some advice for a rookie.

So I have an 02 Green ZX5. Pretty much stock other than the $4 investment in paint that i used on my rims and another on my tail lights. That part looks better than most would think. However, I'm intersested in a body kit that doesn't rail the ground through every dip. I take my car up to the mountains to shred and i don't wanna plow the roads on the way but i still want a clean semi agressive look. Other than that, the cosmetics are pretty good. I'm curious on what performance upgrades are well worth the buck. Cash is short currently because I'm just a youngin in school. I found this universal turbo starter kit for $700 on ebay. There's no manifold inculded though an I don't know if its trust worthy or even worth it. I don't have the $700 right now anyway. What are some good invesments for a $200 budget?

This is the kit I speak of.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/UNIVE...Q5fAccessories


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Old 03-14-2011, 12:38 AM   #2
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Steer clear from that turbo kit. You need a Focus specific one to do things right, trust me. I've got a turbo Miata built with quality parts so expect to spend around $3000-$4000 to do things right. As for the body kit, I'm sure other's will chime in. You can't go wrong with the factory SVT kit.

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:49 AM   #3
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I don't know if I'm trying to spend $3000 on a turbo. That's $800 more than I paid for the whole car.
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I'm just telling you to do it right the first time. There's no way you're not going to be spending atleast another grand trying to make that kit you posted fit and run correctly. I'm sure others will come and agree.
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I'm just telling you to do it right the first time. There's no way you're not going to be spending atleast another grand trying to make that kit you posted fit and run correctly. I'm sure others will come and agree.


Posted via FF Mobile Yup, or youll be spending it on repairs or an entire new car because it messed everything up because you put cheap crap on the engine. Cars are expensive with tons of parts...do it right or dont do it at all, cause youll be wasting you money. Body kit id go with the svt, clean, not crazy and the lip is rubber.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:08 AM   #6
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Well then what quality parts are worth throwing $200 down on?
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:39 AM   #7
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DON'T DO IT! Goddamn it when are people gonna learn not to use crappy eBay turbo kits.

1. They don't fit right 99% of the time
2. They are all knock off garbage
3. The quality blows donkey _ _ _ _
4. The only tuner who'd probably dare risking their rep on one is TurboTom
5. The turbos are usually junk, lots of play usually.

Hell google "ebay turbo kit fails" just ignore the honda sites, the civic kids love 'em!

Find yourself a good Powerworks or Jackson Racing used for $1500 if you want boost!
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:05 AM   #8
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The only tuner who'd probably dare risking their rep on one is TurboTom
damn dude, a lil harsh. a mod bashing an affiliate... i get u dont agree with the things he does but damn man, no need to bash him in a thread he hasnt even posted in or doesnt know exists.


but as other people have posted, stay away from ebay for car parts. u dont wanna skimp when putting things on the motor. i say save up ur cash and splurge when u have enough.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:48 PM   #9
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brendan - Yeah man, look around, troll/search the forums and you will find the answers you're looking for. I'm a bit of a Focus rookie myself, but after reading through these forums I have a complete outline of what I want to do to my Focus (once I have the cash saved). It will go something like this..... Steeda SRI (air intake), 2.5 stainless exhaust, a tune, stress bars front and back... and the list will go on from there.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:34 PM   #10
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Haha I didn't realize it actually says rookie by my name. But yeah other things that I've been into for awhile I wouldn't ever settle for generic or half ass quality. I think I just got excited cause it seems quite cheap to me. But you pay for what you get. So aside from the no go on the turbo kit, any suggestions?

And yeah duhamel, look and you shall see. I'm slowly but surely getting the hang of this. Whats a good site with quality parts?
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