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Old 01-06-2004, 09:31 PM   #1
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Bought my first Focus

Hello all,

I bought my first Focus last week, walked into the Ford dealer on Dec 31st and made a sweet trade in with my '95 Saturn (that was needing to go...). I figured 8 years was long enough to nurse the poor thing and I really was tired of driving it as my winter beater.

A little about me, I'm all things Ford especially Mustangs. I have owned 4 of them and currently have a '93 LX 5.0 convertible that is heavily modded stored away in the garage for the winter. (go here to check it out: http://www.thekramers.com/mustang/) I've been lusting after a ZX5 for awhile now, ever since a friend bought a ZX3 and I rode in it.

Anyway, here are some pics of the new ride: '03 Cloud 9 Premium w/ almost every option I could get.








So what should my first mods be? Should I be looking at a CAI, like the Volant, exhaust, UDP & TB? Anything that is a "Must Do" first mod, like removing the air intake silencers on the '94+ Mustangs?


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Old 01-06-2004, 09:39 PM   #2
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Awesome ride. Welcome to the Foci world. As for starting mods, there is always the Cold Air Intake and TB then the full exhaust. Depends on how far you want to go.
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:00 PM   #4
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Thanks guys!

I guess as far as mods go, I'm pretty much looking for this to be my daily driver, but I do want to have fun with it. I can see upgrading to 17" rims at some point and putting blizzaks on the 16" stock ones. I have to say the AdvancTrac does seem to work quite well with the snow we got over the past week.

I would like to do some performance mods, but obviously my Mustang is the main receipient of any serious stuff...let's just say the Focus isn't getting a blower before the Mustang does! ;)

So far the only thing I don't like about the ZX5 is the dang center console armrest (ie getting to the parking brake), other than that it is pretty sweet so far!

Any idea as to the redline of these things? Seems like a pretty silly mistake by someon in the design group not to put it on the tach.
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:05 PM   #5
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the rev limiter is about 6750 somewhere close in that range.
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:36 PM   #6
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum!!
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Congratulations on your first focus from myfirstfocus...hehe
nice car man and I am sure you will get all the information you need on this board.
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Welcome Aboard!! as my first focus mentioned, you'll find everything and then some that you need to know. Everyone here is great and you'll feel at home in no time at all :)
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Welcome aboard WildBill and congrats on the new car.
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Wildbill welcome to the focus world! Finally another hardcore stang fiend on this site!

Your mods all depend on how much you want to spend. So, how into the car do you want to get?
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