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Old 04-12-2005, 02:01 AM   #9
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APRIL RIDE OF THE MONTH(2005)

Member name: FORDESIGNER
Location: Midwest
Model: ZX3
Color: Malibu Blue


Why he loves his Focus:
"The Focus was picked out by my daughters. I was going to get a GT convertable. But getting the Focus and not paying high insurance or payments has meant I can have much more fun. I have learned a lot about the Focus's suspension and engine and have grown quite fond of them. Needless to say, this Focus has become one of the favorite cars I have ever owned.
I have owned a 1968 Olds Cutless with a 455 cid, dual quad Offy intake manifold with dual 630 Holleys.... And I would choose the Focus over it any day of the week. I also feel it's a much more complete vehicle next to the Mustang. This coming from a designer that has worked on the last two generations of Mustangs. SN95 and S197, including Cobras."

His future plans:
"Future plans include transmission work. Lots of it. I've got all the power I need, now my next challenege is to be able to effectivly use it. Torsen, clutch, syncros, etc."

MODIFICATIONS:

EXTERIOR:
Clear corners
rear wiper removal
Window tints
Euro Headlights
Euro upper grill
SVT rear bumper
VIS carbon fiber hood
SVT rear bumper

ENGINE DRESS-UP:

INTERIOR:
Reverse indiglo gauges
Momo shifter knob/hacked down shifter
Stewart/Warner Boost and EGT gauges
Forza seat w/ Simpson 5 pt harness
oil pressure gauge in dash
A/F gauge

I.C.E.:
Pioneer Premier 850-something
Infinity basslink
4 - Kenwood excl 6X8s

PERFORMANCE:
Garret GT28R Custom Turbo manifold
Bell custom intercooler to support 250+ whp
(18X6X4.5 Core)Forge
Fast Road Closed Loop Diverter Valve (piston)
Pre-turbo oil filter
Relocated IAT using IAT from the LightningBoost controller
3" custom SS downpipe
Tial 35 mm wastegate
1.5 SS wastegate pipe w/ss flex
All aluminum tubing handcut and fitted powdercoated
Too much Russell lines and fittings to list Euro headlights & grill (for extra air flow)
3" SS exhaust
Livernois ported & polished head/valve undercut
valve relief etc.
55 lb injecters
Ported 2000 intake manifold
FC 65mm TB
Iceman/Pro-M intake w/mass air sensor
Steeda fuel rail /fuel pressure gauge
Removed EGR Removed and replaced breather system & added breather can w/ braided SS lines
180 thermo
Screamin' Demon coil and wires
Denso iridiums two steps colder
Hayame Cam gears (tuned)
Crane Stage 2 cams (prototypes)
Battery relocated to hatch w/vent tube
remote oil filter and braided SS lines
FAL fan
custom computer reflash
ARP head studs
main studs and rod bolts
AFX UP

SUSPENSION:
Focussport front and rear bars
Mazda 3 style rear suspension brace
Tein Coilovers w/EDFC Poly bushings through out

WHEELS, TIRES & BRAKES:
17" Enkei CDR9 wheels w/Toyo tires

MISC.:
Fog-light mod
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