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Old 12-12-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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What should i do to start customizing?

Hey Guys!

Okay so i have owned my 2012 Focus SE for about 10 months now and i love it, infact i love it so much i wanna do some work to it! It's bright red, with no window tints which is okay, but it does look kinda basic, and i really wanna get some upgrades going!
As i am a college student both money and time, are of the essence, but i am gonna try my hardest to put in a lot of work to it! What would you do to customize a stock 5-Door Focus SE? If theres any products specifically i should use please let me know!

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Old 12-12-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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I'd lower it, add a set of st wheel/tire's, intake, exhaust, tune, sts, poly dogbone, & tint. Oh & welcome to FF.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:43 PM   #3
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I'd lower it, add a set of st wheel/tire's, intake, exhaust, tune, sts, poly dogbone, & tint. Oh & welcome to FF.
Thanks man!!
Are there any particular parts you'd recommend?
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Look up CFM= central florida motorsports, Steeda. both are venders here.
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Take it slow, look around at what others have done to see some of the options, plan ahead for upgrades so everything coordinates.

Plan it for what makes it better for YOU, small conveniences can be as big a deal as large changes if they help you out whenever you drive.

Northerners use stock wheels for Snow tires, and get new ones for summer performance tires to not waste anything & save some $ in the long run while spending on an upgrade. If you run dirt roads, a set of Rally flaps will save the paint before it's damaged.

Plenty is possible, picking what helps for how you use it or makes it look better to you is key to any "Mods".
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:15 AM   #7
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First thing I've done to my '14 Focus is to get this OEM engine cover, $60 bux..

Install took about 30 seconds
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If you order that engine cover make sure you order the posts for its placement. I'd hope that they come with the cover but I've been wrong before.
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If you order that engine cover make sure you order the posts for its placement. I'd hope that they come with the cover but I've been wrong before.
It comes complete with the posts & nut. Took all of 30 seconds to install..


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Old 12-15-2014, 11:49 PM   #10
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Good suggestion. I like it.
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