Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus > Post your mod pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: Post your mod pics!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
Today 04:31 PM
papaacer
Quote:
Originally Posted by stuff1138 View Post
That's what I thought. If (when) I get a splitter that's the one I would get. I don't think they make one for the SE front end though. I doubt that one would look right eh?
It won't fit. I tried putting it on my N/A bumper because someone asked. :/
Today 04:22 PM
TboneZX3 I don't have any tips, but it looks like you did a great job. They turned out looking really good, IMO.
Today 04:09 PM
SamuShamploo
TRS - Morimoto XSB LED Switchback Strips

These are my headlights from Ebay. Love the design, but the LEDs in both headlights failed 6 months in (basically simultaneously). I couldn't get them replaced because the factory in Asia doesn't make this model anymore. Apparently they're pretty rare now as I haven't seen them on ebay or aliexpress anymore. Its taken a while but I've finally started upgrading/repairing them...


Got a pair of Morimoto XSB LED strips from The Retrofit Source, that also have the switchback functionality.



They work really nice, the package comes with everything you need to wire it up. Tho I will say they are a lot skinnier than expected and do not flex side to side. Like a roll of tape, its very flexible rolling and folding on its self.

I removed the lens with a heat gun since I didn't have access to an oven that would fit the headlights. I was also concerned placing the lesser quality headlights in the oven. The heat gun worked fine, but I guess it was more work than the oven.




Removed the LED strip/board from the housing.

After extensive testing I confirmed that it was the LED strip itself that was broken and not the fuse, harness, or housing. It looks like there is some rust? near the strip and also the turn signal board, but either way the original LEDs would not light up when being connected to a power source.

Due to the lack of side to side flexibility of the new XSB LED strips, I had to attach them on the ledge facing "up" versus how the original LEDs were positioned (outward). I put back the original LEDs back in the "LED channel" so that hopefully more light would be reflected outwards. Here are the initial results:



Video of the switchback functionality:
http://vid48.photobucket.com/albums/...psrjy2pxuj.mp4


Does anyone have any recommendations/improvements/preventative maintenance I should do before I seal them up again?
Today 03:07 PM
ChalupaJones
Post your mod pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've been talking about it for a while and now it's finally here. I painted my black plastic mirror caps to match.


Car needs a bath (leaf blowers are the devil) and posting from work shhh lol

Next up are the spotted black roof trim.
Today 10:03 AM
stuff1138
Quote:
Originally Posted by papaacer View Post
That's the street scene front splitter :) I love it!
That's what I thought. If (when) I get a splitter that's the one I would get. I don't think they make one for the SE front end though. I doubt that one would look right eh?
Today 12:51 AM
MG_MK3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laith027 View Post
So you got your ST wheels then?
I DID!!! And sold all of my other sets, so now I think im going to run these for winter and get a dedicated summer set up.
Yesterday 07:24 PM
saireah
Quote:
Originally Posted by benzondubs View Post
You should do it. I'm sure yours will turn out very nice. You got black spoiler back rims and then balance the upper front area with black mirrors. *thumbs up* only issue is not sure how accessible it'll be for that job for the inner sides of the mirror.

Just a thought now that I looked at it again. Say you don't do the mirrors, non enthusiasts that dont underatand dipping might see the spoiler as non painted primed external part? With the mirrors might give it a more complete look? I'd actually really wanna see if anyone has painted spoilers and side mirrors. Anyone?
I actually think what brings it together, at least for me, is the stripes of black above the doors on the top of the car. It was always weird to me that they just stopped and ran into a full-color spoiler.

The one issue I had with dipping the spoiler is that, if you bend over, you can see a few tiny speckles of white nearby the brake light. I tried to remove the spoiler to paint it, but had trouble, so I taped everything off instead.

My next little project is the two chrome pieces on the front of the car -- once again, another inspiration from Crwright. I think I'm going to do it. I was worried that it would look strange without the side chrome bars blacked out, but I don't think so.

That, or I'm going to do this -- not an actual photograph of my car. I can't remember which thread I saved this from, sorry!
Yesterday 06:41 PM
benzondubs Oh and on top of that. ...painted skirts and lower front and rear valence. .... that would look hot! !!!

I did it on my tuxedo black, even had them matched glitter paint but just isn't as noticeable as other users here like on red or white focus
Yesterday 06:38 PM
benzondubs
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crwright View Post
I think it looks awesome, I've been thinking about the mirrors black but not 100% sold yet. BLING BLING
Quote:
Originally Posted by saireah View Post
Plastidipped the spoiler black today -- idea came from Crwright's Focus! I loved it on his silver Focus, but I also think it looks pretty fabulous on the Platinum White, too. Someone please tell me if it looks bad.
You should do it. I'm sure yours will turn out very nice. You got black spoiler back rims and then balance the upper front area with black mirrors. *thumbs up* only issue is not sure how accessible it'll be for that job for the inner sides of the mirror.

Just a thought now that I looked at it again. Say you don't do the mirrors, non enthusiasts that dont underatand dipping might see the spoiler as non painted primed external part? With the mirrors might give it a more complete look? I'd actually really wanna see if anyone has painted spoilers and side mirrors. Anyone?
Yesterday 04:17 PM
Crwright I think it looks awesome, I've been thinking about the mirrors black but not 100% sold yet. BLING BLING
Quote:
Originally Posted by saireah View Post
Plastidipped the spoiler black today -- idea came from Crwright's Focus! I loved it on his silver Focus, but I also think it looks pretty fabulous on the Platinum White, too. Someone please tell me if it looks bad.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1