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Old 08-13-2008, 03:36 PM   #48
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AUGUST RIDE OF THE MONTH(2008)

Member name: SYZ
Location: California
Model: ZX3
Color: Yellow


Why he loves his Focus:
"It's really the only car that I've been able to take to this modification level and not resort to credit cards. It's great knowing that the mods purchased are paid off when they're shipped out. It helps that the Focus is really quite affordable to mod, and I think that with some minor exterior tweaks, it can really shine. I love the way the hatches look especially. Nice and sporty! My focus handles well, is fun to drive, and it's not your typical tuner, so it's nice to be able to add some diversity to the plethora of modded Acuras and Hondas that are generally seen. This car has been great to me; no major problems have plagued it yet, so I'll keep my fingers crossed. The Focus community on FF is also key for my continued interest in modding and pushing it to the next level. There are some AWESOME people on FF, and the positive attitudes keep me coming back!"

His future plans:
"I've got a ported head with Crane Stage 2 cams and Cosworth valvesprings awaiting shipping. CFM underdrive pulleys, a tune and some nitrous will complete my engine mods for the time being. For the interior, I'll be putting in a street roll cage, a wideband and a couple other gauges. I want to swap out my wheels for some RS rims as well. For the drivetrain, an Exedy clutch w/ lightweight flywheel and a Torsen LSD should do it. An SVT brake conversion is also close around the corner. I'm sure I'll be back to engine mods after I get all that squared away, so higher compression pistons and a Ranger crank will be in order. I'm sure there will be other things that lure my money away as well."


MODIFICATIONS

EXTERIOR:
F2 front bumper
Kaminari side skirts
SAP rear bumper
Clear sidemarkers
Projector headlights w/ custom eyelid
Niteshaded tails
Hella Micro DE fog lights

INTERIOR:
Full sound deadening in doors and hatch
Rear seat delete
Sparco Fighter seat
Sparco Globe-X shift knob & gaiter
Tachometer cluster swap

I.C.E.:
10" RF subwoofers
Pioneer 6x8 3-ways

ENGINE DRESS-UP:

PERFORMANCE:
Cosworth intake
F2 v3 Header
2.5" flexpipe
2.5" Magnaflow hi-flow catalytic converter
2.5" Borla exhaust

SUSPENSION:
Eibach Sportline springs/dampers
MOOG endlinks
Auto-X ZTS 24" adjustable rear swaybar

WHEELS, TIRES & BRAKES:
215-35-18 Yokohama Parada Spec2 tires
18" Enkei RS6's

MISC.:
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