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Old 07-16-2006, 01:20 AM   #23
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JULY RIDE OF THE MONTH(2006)

Member name: UTAHSVT
Location: Utah
Model: SVT (5 door)
Color: Infra-red


Why he loves his Focus:
"I have always been interested in cars, mostly looks and sound but after F&F 1 (I know that sounds gay) performance started to catch my eye. I had a couple of uncles who owned some sweet cars: Chargers, Challengers, Trans Ams, Cameros, and restored Vettes and I told myself that I was just going to get a car, make it look good first, then sound good, then go fast. I didn't even buy my first car until I was 26 yrs old, it was a Champagne silver '99 Honda Accord V6. Well, with my first mod being Altezza tail lights (lol) I guess I caught the modding bug and ended up doing a little of everything all at once!!! I ended up probably spending $6000 over the next 2 yrs doing different mods including rims, suspension, body kit, I/H/E/UDP and a custom 2-tone paint job that ulitmately was the demise of the Honda for me --- real, real bad expereince. So, I had driven by a Ford dealership a few times on my way to work and they had an Orange and a Black SVTs out on the lot that always piqued my interest. I went in talked with the salesman and started getting visions in my head of what my next car might look like. I had always liked the body style of the Focus, honestly I was a little more partial to the sedan but the hatches looked good too. The number one feature that attracted me to the SVT (at first) were the projector headlights. I mean come on, is there a better looking set of headlights out there? I don't think so. But then I got to learn a little more about SVT and I ended up making a trade in deal for the Focus. My first color option was supposed to be black, but they didn't have any more in stock so they found a brand new Infra-Red one that only had 22 miles on it. I said' "Let's do it" and the rest is a work in progress. I love having a car that doesn't look like anyone elses. I love the fact that it is a limited edition car (I believe mine is one of 99 '04 infra-red ZX5's) and I love the power optioins, moonroof, 6-speed tranny, leather seats, gauges and of course the amazing off the showroom floor performance with room to improve!!!!"

His future plans:
"I' m pretty close to being done with most major mods and having the car the way I want it. In the future I would definitely like to fab up a FMIC for the ProCharger, possibly change front bumper to a Euro style or F2's. Maybe upgrade to the 15lb pulley kit too. Thank you to everyone who voted for me to be July 2006 Ride of the Month. This a GREAT forum and I have learned a ton from all the cool people on here. Thank you!!!!"

MODIFICATIONS

EXTERIOR:
BuddyClub2 front bumper
Xenon side skirts
VIS carbon fiber hood
WRC "style" wing
Custom blacked-out Mach HID headlights
Euro grill
5% tint all around back, 12% in front

INTERIOR:
Autometer Ultra-lite boost and A/F gauges
Ford Racing short throw shifter

I.C.E.:
Clarion MP3 CD player
Rockford Fosgate 10" HE2 sub in ported box
Rockford Fosgate Power 550 amp
Bose tweeters -- not yet installed

ENGINE DRESS-UP:

PERFORMANCE:
Procharger Supercharger 10lb kit --- bought from b16sir1991
Diablo MAFia
R/T hi-flo cat
Custom Borla muffler
Xcal2 tuner (Hypnotic)
VF rear engine mount
Denso iridium plugs
CM Stg3 clutch -- not yet installed
Fidanza flywheel -- not yet installed
Torsen LSD -- not yet installed

SUSPENSION:
Tein S-tech lowering springs
Eibach Pro shock/struts

WHEELS, TIRES & BRAKES:
18" custom painted Gold-Bronze Konig Freefall rims
215/40/18 BFGoodrich KDW T/A
Drilled/Slotted front and rear rotors

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