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Old 12-30-2016, 11:40 PM   #1
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hello, fellow ford focus fans. i just got a 2004 focus zx3 2.3 5 speed. 101,000 miles on the odometer, This car is a blast to drive with its smooth as butter 5 speed transmission and the wide powerban 2.3 has plenty of power! The previous owner has done a number of tasteful mods like ford racing suspension upgrades for a lower stance and better handling, matte black plasti dipped rims and rally mud guards give it a stealthy look, k an n filter, muffler delete, and a third engine mount for smother shifting. Ill post some pics during the day.
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Old 12-31-2016, 03:19 AM   #2
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hello, fellow ford focus fans. i just got a 2004 focus zx3 2.3 5 speed. 101,000 miles on the odometer, This car is a blast to drive with its smooth as butter 5 speed transmission and the wide powerban 2.3 has plenty of power! The previous owner has done a number of tasteful mods like ford racing suspension upgrades for a lower stance and better handling, matte black plasti dipped rims and rally mud guards give it a stealthy look, k an n filter, muffler delete, and a third engine mount for smother shifting. Ill post some pics during the day.
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Old 12-31-2016, 03:22 AM   #3
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hello, fellow ford focus fans. i just got a 2004 focus zx3 2.3 5 speed. 101,000 miles on the odometer, This car is a blast to drive with its smooth as butter 5 speed transmission and the wide powerban 2.3 has plenty of power! The previous owner has done a number of tasteful mods like ford racing suspension upgrades for a lower stance and better handling, matte black plasti dipped rims and rally mud guards give it a stealthy look, k an n filter, muffler delete, and a third engine mount for smother shifting. Ill post some pics during the day.
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Old 12-31-2016, 05:48 AM   #4
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:12 AM   #5
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hello, fellow ford focus fans. i just got a 2004 focus zx3 2.3 5 speed. 101,000 miles on the odometer, This car is a blast to drive with its smooth as butter 5 speed transmission and the wide powerban 2.3 has plenty of power! The previous owner has done a number of tasteful mods like ford racing suspension upgrades for a lower stance and better handling, matte black plasti dipped rims and rally mud guards give it a stealthy look, k an n filter, muffler delete, and a third engine mount for smother shifting. Ill post some pics during the day.
thanks, nigel
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Old 12-31-2016, 02:02 PM   #6
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More information on that third engine mount? New guy here also.
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Old 12-31-2016, 02:41 PM   #7
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It's called the rear motor mount: This particular example is from CFM
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:07 PM   #8
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thanks krishna i definitely enjoy it
i noticed the shifter lockout isnt needed did you bypass it?


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thanks krishna i definitely enjoy it
i noticed the shifter lockout isnt needed did you bypass it?


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That's right, I removed it.

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Old 12-31-2016, 08:54 PM   #10
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how does the handling feel in the new one compared to the zx3? it almost looks narrower but that might just be the body style.


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