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Old 04-10-2015, 12:13 AM   #1
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2014 Performance Blue SE Sport Hatch Build

This post will follow my progress as I work on my focus. It's going to be a long process but I'm hoping I can get some advice/tips along the way.

My car: 2014 Performance Blue SE Sport Hatch
Engine: 2.0L Flexfuel

Work done:
Cobb High Flow drop in filter
MST Performance silicone intake inlet
Tinted windows
Stickers (very important, makes it faster)
De-badged
Painted fuse box cover
Aftermarket HVAC control knobs
Cobb RMM
Steeda RSB
Steeda Shorty antenna
Steeda hood strut kit
Zetec grille
Emblem overlays, black/silver

Planned mods (in no particular order)
ST spoiler
Projector headlights
LED taillights
Zetec body kit
Blacked out whiskers
Smoked mirror markers and valance reflectors

Feel free to share your thoughts/advice on anything

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Old 04-10-2015, 12:20 AM   #2
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Welcome, looks great! Those are the headlights I'd like to pick up at some point. I'd also like to pick up these for the tail lights.
12 14 Ford Focus Replacement Running LED Brake Tail Lights Lamps Set Smoked Lens | eBay
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Best of luck to ya man, please don't hesitate to do the snorkel delete and buy yourself a green drop in filter, that $60 will change your car
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Best of luck to ya man, please don't hesitate to do the snorkel delete and buy yourself a green drop in filter, that $60 will change your car
Yes, should be first thing you do.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:20 AM   #5
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Welcome, looks great! Those are the headlights I'd like to pick up at some point. I'd also like to pick up these for the tail lights.
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Thanks for the quick replies! Also, love what you guys are doing with your builds. I haven't heard of the green filter before but I'm definitely looking it up now. And I guess I have more light research to do because I haven't seen those either.
New plan: green filter purchase and install next.
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:59 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure the spec d projectors requir you to remove the headlight to aim them. If you don't mind that process once you're done it's pretty much set and forget.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:28 AM   #7
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Well I'm assuming your wanting the exact headlights that I have, and if so there super simple. Everything works great on the factory wiring harness no modding needs to be done
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check out

fswerks.com

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steedafocus.com

lots of cool parts for our cars.

I'd definitely recommend a drop in filter/snorkel delete. then maybe a stiffer rear motor mount and bigger rear sway bar.
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^^ these things.
Some relatively cheap / free things to upgrade
Free - Snorkel Delete
$40-$60 - Drop in High Flow Filter
$8- $140 - Rear Motor Mount Insert or replacement
$140~ - Rear Sway Bar
These provide a nice improvement in overall drive-ability :)


Here is a thread for DIY Links (not sure if its been kept up to date though..) Mk3 DIY Links


Also those style taillights are some of the best imop. There are only a few models for taillights that I'm aware of.
1- Euro Version (Horizontal LED line)
Ford Focus Hatchback 12 14 LED Strip Tail Light Brake Lamp Euro Style Conversion | eBay

2- Leds that I have and that Rutherford posted.
2012 2014 Focus Hatchback Replacement L E D Brake Stop Tail Lights Lamps Black | eBay
(comes in Clear, Smoke, or Red)

3- Leds like a "<"
Red LED Taillight Tail Light Lights Lamp Set Fit for Ford Focus 2012 2013 | eBay

4 - Leds like a "S"
12 14 Ford Focus Hatchback Full LED Chrome Smoke Tail Lights Brake Lamp | eBay



Additionally peoples build threads and mod threads provide good inspiration. Sorry for the long post.... I just like customizing haha....
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:48 PM   #10
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Ok, this could get expensive. I'm liking the look of the tail lights that Rutherford posted and SamuShamploo has. And Griffin's headlights are exactly the ones I'm looking at. I also really like the way they look with the LED DRL inserts on the triangles.

I'm thinking I'll do the snorkel delete this weekend and order my (blue) Green Filter next week (gotta wait for payday).
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