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05-03-2013 11:59 PM
ZXthrizzle05 that for sure ^^^
05-03-2013 10:50 PM
DoctorJ To me, unless your rebuilding the entire engine; anything beyond a tune is a waste. I can't see adding nitrous or anything to a stock engine of my daily driver that i need to rely on. Just my 2 cents.

Rather than trying to go fast, breaking parts that you haven't upgraded in the process; and I'd assume getting a few tickets along the way like I did when i was younger; I'd spend the $1000 on brakes and suspension.

The M-3000-ZX3A SVT suspension kit is the best bang for the buck. At just over $300, you'd be hard pressed to find something as enjoyable for the price.

The stock front disc's and rear drums are adequate for a daily driver. Replacing the rotors, pads, shoes drums and brake lines can be done within the budget as well. I don't see the point of upgrading to full discs or larger brakes unless your hitting the track, or have no clue how to drive.

Next step would be a custom SCT Xcal 3 tune, or a new set of tires. Both are well worth the money.
04-28-2013 11:26 AM
Roushed Focus I had a Saleen Nitrous setup on my last Focus. That was good for 75 hp.
02-13-2013 10:23 AM
Mile30 Front & Rear SVT brake upgrade. They're hard-to-find and sexcellent. Most of the stuff you do later will be much more easily sourced.
02-13-2013 09:05 AM
homelessmonkey if your looking for suspension i would go with the FR part M-3000-ZX3 or M-3000-ZX3A which comes with struts already installed. this is svt specs lowers your car just alittle so as to not watch out for every non flat surface on the road
02-12-2013 04:12 PM
saughon Yes i agree suspension first
02-11-2013 05:22 PM
FocusRus LOL! Can't argue with that one.....but, suspension upgrade is a "1st".
02-11-2013 06:56 AM
metallicnotazx5 Take the $1,000 and invest it, Hide it away in something safe. Elsewise just send it to me, I could always use an extra g to throw into a money market account.
02-07-2013 08:03 PM
Originally Posted by iminhell View Post

On the cheap/budget, buy the stock SVT springs, struts and shocks. It'll lower the car a little and firm it up nicely. Best part is the whole package can be had for around $300 new/shipped (IIRC it's still available from Ford).
Link to this? I cant find this anywhere. Ford website sells each individual strut for $100 a pop.(from ford parts website)
02-04-2013 10:49 PM
focusmaniaczx3 first off listen to this man. he knows what he's talking about. And hands down the biggest bang for your buck for power is gonna be nitrous. Add that on top of what has already been said by iminhell
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