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Old 03-10-2006, 05:31 PM   #1
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well, some of you might of seen my 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE in the for sale section. Well, I got it appraised at carmax for $10k and was going to trade it in Tuesday. Just the thought of it was starting to give me focus withdrawals heh. Sure it's an automatic, but I'm kinda stuck with driving an ATX since I've had four knee surgeries on my left knee (and I'm only 21). Damn sports! Well, a clutch would kinda be a pain in the neck. Plus, I test drove a couple other cars including a GTI VR6, Eclipse GT, Scion TC, Audi A4, and a Civic Si. Out of all those, I liked the Focus the most. Handling is great even with the stock suspension. I used to have the Eibach Sportsytem but I sold it on this site. Plus, the ATX in the 2005 Focus is probably the smoothest transmission I've driven. The downshifts are precise under heavy acceleration, and the pick-up is great for a 4-speed. I had a few quick questions since I'm going to be keeping the Focus. I'm planning to get the ST Grill to match my Pitch Black paint. Well, I've searched around a little on the site on heard that the Volant Intake is a great buy. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they don't offer it for the new 2.0 Duratecs do they? If not, what's the best buy for an Intake? Also, I'll be getting the FocusSport 2.25" Exhaust fairly soon. I had a custom exhaust on my car, but it was way too loud inside the car and sounded a little ricy on the outside. I'm more than likely going to lower the car again, but this time I'm going to get camber kits since I had way too much camber (I just had to replace two tires). I'm also planning to replace the stock CD player with an aftermarket, and replace all four speakers as well. The car is already wired for a amp/sub from Hifi-Buys. I had one hooked up to the factory CD player, but I hated now being able to adjust the sub that easily. For an Auto 2005 Focus, what are some of the basic mods that you would recommend? I'm gonna be getting an intake once I figure out which one, the FocusSport Exhaust, and I'm not sure what else I should get. I thought about getting the ECU tuned, but I'm not sure what I really need to do that. Any suggestions would be great on what I should do next! I don't want to put too much pressure on the auto, but I would love to have a great sounding and performing ride. Thanks!

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Old 03-10-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
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awesome to hear ur keepin the focus. and for ur question on the they do not offer it for the duratecs. ive actually been lookin at tradin mine in for an eap svtf.
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