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Old 09-09-2015, 04:43 PM   #1
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making a 2000 more agressive looking

I have a 2000 ford focus zx3, and I want to make it more aggressive looking. looking into some sort of lip, mach 1, etc. i have an rs wing, can the fenders be rolled to make them stick out more, the car is lowered currently, i believe 1.5 front 2.0 rear, wanting 8" wheels, 16-18" if possible to fit on a lowered car. any changes or kits to change the front, honestly anything, even if anybody has pictures they can post it would me alot.

i love this car a lot, but keep wanting to sell it and buy a civic or miata because of the "stance" or the aftermarket exterior bolt on's available for them. the focus looks like a rally car to me which is why i like it so much, but sometimes when i look at it, it seems so bubbly, and rounded, which isn't bad, but sometimes i want a little more contours or aggressive styling if that makes sense.


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Check out the buy sell forum here. There is a guy selling an RS collections front bumper, one of the best looking ones you can get. The second best is the SVT front end, otherwise there are aftermarket ones but they just dont have the same fit/finish/flow as the oem looking ones.
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Typically when you roll your fenders, you only do so when you have to help wheels/tires fit in there and because you are lowered. There isnt much pulling you can do to flair them out much, not much you can do with only a typical fender roller. 8" wide wheels are doable, look for an offset above 30. Any lower and it just gets harder to make fit and still look good.
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Check out the buy sell forum here. There is a guy selling an RS collections front bumper, one of the best looking ones you can get. The second best is the SVT front end, otherwise there are aftermarket ones but they just dont have the same fit/finish/flow as the oem looking ones.
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Typically when you roll your fenders, you only do so when you have to help wheels/tires fit in there and because you are lowered. There isnt much pulling you can do to flair them out much, not much you can do with only a typical fender roller. 8" wide wheels are doable, look for an offset above 30. Any lower and it just gets harder to make fit and still look good.
alright, what about wheel spacers to widen the stance?

do you know if a mustang mach 1 lip will fit a 2000?
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I've seen threads on installing/trimming that lip to fit.

Doing spacers might be better left until after drop/wheels tires are done to fit together without rubbing, could use them to fine tune if desired then.
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I've seen threads on installing/trimming that lip to fit.

Doing spacers might be better left until after drop/wheels tires are done to fit together without rubbing, could use them to fine tune if desired then.
O.Z. Superleggera 18" wheels (cast) 18x8 4x100 painted white OZ!

you think these wheels will fit on my focus?
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ok so after doing a quick search i realized that focus's actually have a 4x108 pattern, knowing that it looks like used wheels are a little tricky to find, is there anyway i can put a wider tire on my 6" wheel? i currently have a 195 and would like some more traction. they also look really tiny on my car, especially with the mudflaps lol
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18" wheels are usually considered a bit extreme on a MkI, you can find fitment info. in the Wheel & Tire section if you REALLY want them. Most stick to the 17" for MkI & II, with good tire sizes avail..

195's are already close to 7 3/4" wide, you can only add about 3/4" when going to the 215's on nominal 7" wide wheels. It's a difference, but not a huge one.

15 to 17 for wheel diameter "fills up" the wheel wells more, with lowering a little adding even more to the appearance of wheels filling the opening.

Rally vs. Track are two different appearances, with rally cars tending toward smaller wheels with taller tires like the stock 15" wheels.
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with it lowered youre definitely going to have issues with 18s. i have a buddy with a set of 18s on his 05 sedan and they still rub even after he rolled his fenders and bought camber plates. i dont really like wheel spacers, im sure they have their purpose but ive personally seen broken lug studs and *****ed up hubs from improper installation by the same type of people who buy autozone fart cans.

to wrap up my half drunken rant, 17s will look plenty big and if youre going with a wider wheel youll probably have to end up adjusting ride height or your fenders
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as far as aggressiveness, im not a fan of hood scoops but hood vents can look good if done right, and theres nothing more aggressive than a WRC wing! wide body fender flares are always a good call but good luck finding kits, i havent had much luck myself
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ok so after doing a quick search i realized that focus's actually have a 4x108 pattern, knowing that it looks like used wheels are a little tricky to find, is there anyway i can put a wider tire on my 6" wheel? i currently have a 195 and would like some more traction. they also look really tiny on my car, especially with the mudflaps lol
I have 17" SVT rims and with 17/225/45 tires on it. Wheels are spaced out and stick out past the fender just a touch.
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