Not wanting to blow 200+ on a CAI, I decided to try this. I bought a cone filter and attached it directly to my stock intake. Kept the lower half of the airbox and cut the sides down on the back by the firewall, and the fender side. Car now has a slightly better response on the throttle, a VERY distinctive sound, and I love it. Filter cost me 29.99 at Autozone, and about 5min to install. I plan on adding more blue accents in the engine bay but so far this is my start!
01-29-2016 10:15 PM
Thanks for the advice I'll def try that instead! I've just never been a fan of the flat black look so that sounds like a much better option.
01-29-2016 07:23 PM
Plastidip glossifier doesn't really get it to the point that you can call it black chrome. It's does add a good amount of gloss but is still inferior to a proper paint job with a gloss clear coat. It is good for quick, easy project and areas you may want to remove it off from later.
Rustoleum (and other brands) makes a Black Chrome overcoating spray that can be used right over top of the chrome on the grill. I've used it to pretty good success on other chrome areas with most my issues linked to user error. Most parts stores carry it and it my be worth checking out.
01-29-2016 01:32 PM
can we bring this thread back? I'm a new user on here, I have a '06 Ford Focus ZX3. I literally sat here and read through them all and would love to see this come back to life with more new ideas! I've recently been planning on plasti dipping my front grill and putting plasti dip glossifier on it! make it look black chrome! I'm excited lol
10-11-2015 12:04 AM
$1.49 + tax.....bought an imitation-chrome letter "X" to slap on the tail end of the car following the "SE" it came with ....figured, why not...has a Kokopelli front plate :)
10-06-2015 09:30 PM
my best bought mod under $30 was the sickspeed gear knob transformed the shifting for me ,the svt one felt clumsy and to big/heavy and the numbers colormatch the blue in the svt int
10-06-2015 09:24 PM
Originally Posted by 2005.ST
Any ideas for the panels under the wiper arms? Mine are always ashy looking. Two coats of tire wipe doesn't last long. Plasti-dip??
i painted mine with satin black Krylon fusion, looks good and its flexible
10-05-2015 09:10 PM
It was only like $5
10-05-2015 03:44 PM
Nice. I'll have to grab one next time I'm at a yard.
10-05-2015 07:51 AM
Originally Posted by 02fordsvt
^^^ More info required!
Do you have to install a temp sensor on the car or is there already one on all first gen Foci?
You need to grab one off the donor car as well. It mounts right up on the windshield mount plate
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