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Old 08-30-2015, 06:26 PM   #1
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Upgrade/Improve my 2012 Focus SE auto tranny hatchback

Hello all, what a great forum for focus owners. Im looking for your expertise in having the right upgrades installed on my 2012 Focus SE: with an auto tranny, front disk, rear drum brakes, hatchback without compromising the reliability of it if this is possible?

My concern is that I will modify my Focus then make it less reliable or vulnerable to added issues ? Can any of you please clarify or give your opinion if my concern is valid? Does modding a 2012 focus make it less reliable?

Upgrades I plan to do:

1. I would like to up grade the suspension to lower the car a little but mostly improve performance but not compromise reliability, make it handle better, more enjoyable exciting to drive as a daily commuter car not for racing anywhere. For the right price. Not insanely expensive but quality upgrade for a fare price? What all suspension parts should I get and what make or brand name?

2. Upgrade air intake, exhaust and whatever you recommend to improve power a little, cleaner quicker throttle response. Without causing extra or future issues with the car. I like magna-flow and borla exhaust, with a deeper throaty sounding exhaust. I'm open to whatever exhaust you recommend.

3. Upgrade my headlights to a smoked Halo or HID LED style headlights. What ever you recommend. Good lights for a good price.

4. Upgrade front brake roters rear brake drums and pads front and rear. Should I get slotted /drilled front roters? Again not racing just commuting, but want to upgrade or improve braking. What brands?

Please let me know what your ideas are. I appreciate your time and input.

From Tony in Boise Idaho.

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Old 08-31-2015, 04:55 PM   #2
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well if you head over to the performance section there is a ton of info there. if you want to keep it cheap and still add some fun there are definitely a few things to do.

Drop in air filter with the snorkel delete mod.
rear motor mount insert
bigger rear sway bar
TUNE!
lowering springs

the list goes on. try

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lots of parts available for our cars there.
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Good stuff, what does a rear motor mount do?
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Car iD recommends "coil over" suspension. Pricey. Is it worth the money? What so great about it , ability to tune and adjust ride, ride height.
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rear motor mount helps with wheels hop. gets the power to the ground better. as for suspension, it's all about budget. personally I'm going to go with Koni yello struts/shocks and eibach springs. it's the same price as a cheap set of coilovers but in my opinion you get a lot better set up that way. a good set of coilovers is going to cost you a lot of money. if you don't think you are going to be adjusting the height often, you'd probably be better off with a fixed platform like what I mentioned.
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