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Power Surge 09-30-2012 06:46 PM

Shelby mod?
 
Just playing around a bit... obviously by my plate you can see I traded a GT500 in for my Focus. Found some leftover Shelby letters from the GT500 and figured I'd have some fun... thoughts?

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r.../shelbymod.jpg

suss6052 09-30-2012 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Power Surge (Post 4380676)
Just playing around a bit... obviously by my plate you can see I traded a GT500 in for my Focus. Found some leftover Shelby letters from the GT500 and figured I'd have some fun... thoughts?

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r.../shelbymod.jpg

Unless you had a tuned ST or something with a bit more power to back up the letters it feels a bit ricey to me, but if you like it then go ahead.

Since the name would be writing checks that a stock Focus can't cash in terms of straight line performance.

ChrisRyan 09-30-2012 06:50 PM

I say yes, others may chime in to remind you that you did not purchase a Shelby Focus but I say it looks good.

Power Surge 09-30-2012 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by suss6052 (Post 4380681)
Unless you had a tuned ST or something with a bit more power to back up the letters it feels a bit ricey to me, but if you like it then go ahead.

Since the name would be writing checks that a stock Focus can't cash in terms of straight line performance.

I thought about that too, because I hate badges on cars that don't belong, but it's not like there's really a Shelby Focus I'm trying to pass the car off as. It's not like putting Cobra badges on a stock mustang or Lightning badges on an f150 or even ST badges on a new focus.

Besides, my car already looks like a Race Red Titainium, which doesn't exist, might as well add some more confusion, lol.

Zillon 09-30-2012 07:27 PM

Yeah... I vote no.

kwg2371 09-30-2012 07:30 PM

bahahahaha......

zehkaiser 09-30-2012 07:37 PM

I say keep it. Then get a V8 and cram it...in the back. Because we all know a V8 won't fit under the hood!

But in all seriousness, if I saw this on the road I'd be tempted to provoke you into using what I would assume is a big ass supercharger.

Power Surge 09-30-2012 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by zehkaiser (Post 4380755)
I say keep it. Then get a V8 and cram it...in the back. Because we all know a V8 won't fit under the hood!

But in all seriousness, if I saw this on the road I'd be tempted to provoke you into using what I would assume is a big ass supercharger.

On the older gen cars, V8s do fit under the hood, you'd be surprised ;)

If I had the extra funds, I'd definitely turbo the car. But I'd be worried about the strength of the DCT.

Visioned 09-30-2012 07:42 PM

Not sure if serious.

zehkaiser 09-30-2012 07:44 PM

Ah, yeah. Didn't think about the DCT. They're only rated to 180 HP, right? Or was it TQ? Either way, you'd need a manual and a more sturdy unibody for a 'charged V8.


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