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Old 01-15-2013, 01:27 AM   #95
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JANUARY RIDE OF THE MONTH(2013)

Member name: 02FORDSVT
Location: Lowville, New York
Model: SVT (3 door)
Color: Sonic Blue


Why he loves his Focus:
"The short answer is because it's mine. I've put so much work into this car that I've become to know almost all the ins and outs of this thing along with all it's little habits, gremlins and characteristics. It's turned into my best friend in the garage and on the road as well as my little baby and an expression of who I am. I probably would have gotten as attached to any other car over time but it was that much easier to fall in love with such an excellent car as the Focus. The handling performance is great both on and off the paved road and it's as tough as nails to handle the trip into the back country. The engine performance may not be at the top of the class but the Svt still packs all the punch I need and than enough extra to put a smile on almost anyone's face. It's hard to find a car more useful than the hatch which can eat up almost anything if you pack it in right. In the end, it was almost imposable not to fall in love with this car and I hope this relationship will last for many more years and possibly even decades."

His future plans:
"My future plans are endless. I expect this car to continue it's slow evolution for as long as I own it and have no intentions of parting with this car for a very long time."

MODIFICATIONS

EXTERIOR:
Mach headlights with Black Housings
Type-RS Badgeless Metal Grill
Tinted Taillights, and Fog lights
Shaved Front Side Indicators
Shaved Antenna
Black Roof Panel
Side LED Parking Lights/Turn Signals
Body Color Hatch Trim Piece and Front Air Dam
Debadged
Shaved Rear Blue Oval
Shaved Side Trim
Custom Mudflaps
Custom Hitch Mount
Yakima Roof Rack with Fairing

INTERIOR:
Gloss Black Interior Trim Pieces
Windshield Shade
"Short Throw" Shifter
Blue/white Interior Lighting in Progress
Full Interior Build in Progress

I.C.E.:
Pioneer DEH-P3500 Head Unit
1250 Watt BAMF Amp
12" 1200 Watt Pioneer Subwoofer
400 Watt Dual Amp
Pioneer TS-A874M Speakers

ENGINE DRESS-UP:
Bilstein OEM Replacement Struts

PERFORMANCE:
K&N air filter

SUSPENSION:

WHEELS, TIRES & BRAKES:
Black SVT 15-Spoke Summer Wheels
White Painted Cougar Winter Wheels

MISC.:
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