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Old 08-17-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, Im gonna be honest and say I dont really know much about cars, this 2010 Focus SE I just bought is my first car and Im hoping to learn with it. I was hoping that I could get some opinions/ideas on what I can do to upgrade the appearance and performance of the car.


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Old 08-17-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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Read all the stickies. It will familiarize you with the car and give you both sides of most arguments.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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I say start with , cold air intake best and easiest mod you can do bettergas mileage. But if you are doing mods for the gas mileage its notworth it its just a small perk but he is right read stickies and ask question we would be glad to help.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:26 AM   #4
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(= congrats on your buy. what color did you get? here is my 2010 se sedan> ive made some appearance changes along with several performance mods and audio upgrades.




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Old 08-17-2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Focus world, your gonna like it.
same as everyone else, take you time and read the stickies and maybe poke around and read everything that interests you.
I have a 2010 S (Stripped) sedan that I've been modding for the last year, if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask and good luck!
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:19 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone, I already feel welcome. Its Silver, but Im thinking of having it painted black. Right now I want to try to do appearance changes, and save the technical stuff for when Im more comfortable with they way everything works. Im confused on all the stuff though, I dont understand what Im supposed to look for when buying wheels... I also saw these lights I saw but would they fit on my '10?

http://turbometal.com/lighting/proje...-09-black.html
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Take a look at Tire Rack to find out some more about wheel selection, or PM Miles@TireRack on this site and you should be able to get all kinds of info. I thought there was a sticky for rim size and offsets, but I could be wrong.
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Yes the lights you posted will work, there just a lot cheaper on eBay.
as for wheels you would be looking in the 15-18" x 6.5-7.5" with an offset of 40-45mm and the lug pattern of 4x108mm
Or you could just look through the pictures here on FF and see what you like and ask the owner about them.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:50 PM   #9
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Wow, you guys are great! I have so many questions, but I dont want to be annoying xD
What about paint jobs? Should I keep my factory color? If I do paint it, what should I look for?
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:25 PM   #10
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If your dead set on having a black car then sell your silver one and go buy a black one. it will be quicker, cheaper and look better in the end.
IMO silver is a great color for the Focus, everything looks good on silver.
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