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SD_Focus 02-28-2006 09:30 PM

The History of my Focus (pics and videos)
 
Well guys I am here to show you a brief history of my focus. I drive a 2004 2.3L lx sedan (base model [:)]). This sums up my first year of modding, and I have not yet decided if there will be a full second year of modding. It is possible that I may buy a new car soon.

Now there is nothing super special about this car, but I have taken my time to do it the way I believe is right. If I had $15k to throw away this thing might just have a v8 in it, but I can't.

Total spending in modifications to this car is about $3,000.


If you would like to see the nicest pictures of the current car, just scroll to the bottom, otherwise you can read about my car's history.


January, 2004. The car is stock and brand new. I got the cheapest one I could get. As advertised in the newspaper: Sedan, mtx, cassette player, manual windows and locks, no AC. At about 2,600 lbs this puts my little lx in favor of performance over some of the more "loaded" foci.


http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/9339/17tn2.jpg

January, 05'

First Mod: MM CAI
Nice choice, and a cheap 10 horsepower

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/1740/21so.jpg


February, 05'

Second mod: A big step backwards. It has since been replaced.

Obx muffler with custom 2.25" piping. Crush bent. Crap.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/4917/38ap.jpg

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/3363/43ew.jpg


March, 05'

SVT upper grille, SVT headlights and Euro Lower grille installed.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7651/55ex.jpg


June, 05

The can had to come off. I wanted a better look, better sound, and more power!

Installed a Trubendz 2.5" flexback exhaust w/magnaflow muffler

HEAR IT!(exaust videos below)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/289/62bg.jpg


Summer, 05'

Time to stop messing around and get some real modding done. I finished off my summer by installing an Eibach Sportline system and 17X7" Voxx Mg wheels with 215/40-17 Hankook Ventus HRII tires. I also got window tint 45% front and 15% rear.


Before drop/tint

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/892/74ck.jpg


After the drop:

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/5125/88nx.jpg


And now some pics with the wheels:


http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/9654/97kr.jpg

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/9948/108uz.jpg

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/4687/115yh1.jpg


January, 06'
Installed an SCT Tune by Focus Sport


Some Night pics

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1609/120rq.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/846/131pz.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/8862/145or.jpg

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/4784/153oi.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5008/165af.jpg



Car Wash [:)]

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1442/175yl.jpg

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/6345/181fi.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1400/196gv.jpg


Now compared to stock:

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2878/205tr.jpg


February, 06.

I get a new FC 65mm Throttle Body and my focus meets a giant...


http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/713/213mo.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/8632/227ma.jpg

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/1861/233kn.jpg


At the Playground

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/295/255ht.jpg

More pics:

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6085/246qm.jpg


The house on the left belongs to the owner of a big McDonalds franchise. I know the guy personally (worked for him) and I know somewhere in there he has a Porsche 911 Turbo, Ferrari 360 spider, z06, and some other goodies stored away in there.

His daily driver of choice: A Focus Wagon.

So yes he owns expensive sports cars and does not drive them. What a waste!

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/6677/265pd.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2132/275ph.jpg


Now just relaxing during a nice afternoon, looking back at the busy city. This is my hometown, and this is my favorite spot overlooking San Diego. You can see a lot more when there visibility is better.

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/2251/294vb.jpg

San Diego, CA

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/9701/303wh.jpg


Then engine as it is today:

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/6290/engine5ld.jpg


That is all. Thanks for taking a look at my pictures.

Here is a list of my mods:

Power:
Trubendz 2.5" flexback exhaust w/magnaflow muffler
MM Cold Air Intake
FC Throttle BOdy
Focus Sport SCT tune

Suspension:
Eibach Sportline Springs
Eibach Pro Dampers
FC Front strut bar

Brakes:
Hawk HPS pads

Wheels/Tires:
17X7" Voxx mg
215/40-17 Hankook Ventus HRII HT04

Interior:
Sony mp3 player
URP shift knob
FR floor mats
SVT pedals

Exterior:
SVT Focus headlights
SVT Focus upper grille
Euro Focus lower grille
Shortened factory antenna
Window tint 45% front, 15% rear
Debadged rear
Mazda "2.3" badge



Videos

These are some clips of my trubendz exhaust

Exhaust Video 1 - http://www.savefile.com/files.php?fid=2822760

Exhaust Video 2 -
http://www.savefile.com/files.php?fid=4710352



0-65 mph run.

0-60 mph in ~7.0 seconds

http://www.savefile.com/files/7243292

Twan 02-28-2006 09:53 PM

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/8862/145or.jpg

your focus looks mean as hell in that picture....


though im not a fan of sedans, you did this one up pretty tastefully.... but why did you opt for no a/c? i dunno maybe i cant comprehend becuase i live in FL.

grenada_focus 02-28-2006 09:56 PM

Your focus is awesome. Nice progression... Gotta love the 2.3L Duratec. Keep up the good work [thumb] [thumb]

SD_Focus 02-28-2006 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Twan
though im not a fan of sedans, you did this one up pretty tastefully.... but why did you opt for no a/c? i dunno maybe i cant comprehend becuase i live in FL.
I got no AC because I was in high school working at McDonalds, and didn't have much money. My parents gave me $7500 to get a car. I paid the rest. I wanted a new car but not a KIA [;)] This car was advertised in the newspaper for a bottom line price of $9,300, so I took it. I can live without the AC. It never gets too hot here in San Diego.


This is my first car, and my first project. I think I am off to a decent start.

lanting90 02-28-2006 10:03 PM

beautiful C-da!!! good work...

Twan 02-28-2006 10:06 PM

c'mon you mean you wouldnt be able to put a apc muffler and a ractive sticker on a kia rio?


lol yea good point. how much of a drop do you have anyway....

loudfocus01 02-28-2006 10:21 PM

I think you are off to a great start. I have a white sedan Lx too, but mine came with a/c. Those 1st pics of your car made me think of mine when mine was stock. You have done yours very tastefully, and I give you props for that.

SD_Focus 02-28-2006 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Twan
how much of a drop do you have anyway....
Eibach Sportlines

2" front, 2.2" rear

T-V 03-01-2006 12:11 AM

I'm curious to see what the dash looks like with no A/C! Or does it still have knobs with no functions?

Anyway, the car looks amazing. 100 times better than it was originally.

SVT_BMXer 03-01-2006 12:15 AM

i give you [thumb] [thumb] . Looks awesome man, real clean.


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