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Azov237 12-11-2012 09:56 AM

New Guy Just Saying Hello.
 
Ok, well maybe more than just a hello...

Now that I can see the end of my car payments coming, and the warranty quickly fading away, I can finally look and afford to start working on cars again.

I have an 09 Sangria Red Focus SE 5spd Manual. Literally the only 5spd within a 2 hour drive when I bought it. I fell in love with the SES focus the first time I saw the face lift (Dark tint, duckbill roof spoiler, coupe) Unfortunately, those are very hard to find, especially with a 5spd Manual. I guess the only way to get one was custom order.

So far the car is stock, but I do have plans for it.

http://i.imgur.com/7aRr8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8D3g1.jpg



This is not my first car, nor is it the first time I have worked on cars.

My first car was a white 2000 Saturn SC1 Auto. When the SOHC motor died I decided it best to swap to a DOHC from the SC2 (well actually The DOHC I pulled was from a '93 because the 91-93s had flat faced valves for higher compression) pictured here:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...arncait006.jpg

It was a long process:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...arncait005.jpg

But it eventually went in:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...7/106_2270.jpg

But the computer for the car didn't like the old transmission so:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...arncait007.jpg

Here comes a 5sp:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...arncait004.jpg


Once it was said and done, It worked beautifully.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ineball005.jpg

List of Mods:
Progress Springs 2.2" drop
KYB GR2 Struts
Cheap intake (the car sat so low that I ran the risk of Hydrolocking every time it rained)
Full 2.25 Catback with a pair of Magnaflow mufflers
Clear side corner lights
Full black leather interior swap (originally grey cloth)
Several other small things that aren't really worth mentioning.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ineball001.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ineball002.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ineball003.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ineball004.jpg

Feel free to ask questions or just pop in for a friendly hello.

crice8 12-11-2012 01:24 PM

Welcome to the forum!

2008 Ford Focus 12-11-2012 04:36 PM

Welcome to FF

Kipp 12-11-2012 04:52 PM

welcome! the focus is a great car and good job finding a mtx sedan. while there aren't a ton of aftermarket parts for the 08-11; there are stil more than for a saturn so life should be easier for ya.

A7xschecter6661 12-11-2012 07:09 PM

Welcome! Hope you like the car. Loving mine!


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