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Old 01-14-2006, 11:34 AM   #18
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JANUARY RIDE OF THE MONTH(2006)

Member name: TIN_MADDOG
Location: Spencerville, Ohio
Model: LX (sedan w/SPI)
Color: Pitch Black


Why he loves his Focus[:
"I'm not sure, really. I bought it when money was tight and I just needed a reliable/cheap car. After about a year, I started to modify it. My Focus went through alot of stages and I changed my mind MANY different times (my wife can corroborate this!!), but all in all, it's just a fun car. After getting married and buying a house, finances got settled, new cars were bought, but I couldn't bring myself to ditch the old SPI Focus. Sentimental, I guess. Anything I know about cars, I learned by working on my Focus (with MUCH help from Marc/Gigaherz and Jim/Waterboy, as well as various others on FJ) It's addicitive and fun to drive. As my signature says, "I'd rather drive the slow car I built than the fast car I bought."

His future plans:
"NEW REAR BRAKES! I hope to do the SVT rear conversion soon.

I'd like to build up the internals, add nitrous (w/ a retune, obviously), and eventually, build a different turbo kit.

I've got a few new body parts to add, but they are not priority."

MODIFICATIONS:

EXTERIOR:
SVT Front Fascia w/ Fogs-Lamin-X
European Upper Grill
Eurospec Hella Projectos-Lamin-X
OEM Style Carbon Fiber Hood
20% Tint All Around
Taillight Covers (No, not vinyl or nightshade, they are ABS plastic)
Short Antenna
Best License Plate EVER!
JDM Black Sidemarkers

INTERIOR:
Corbeau Racing Seats (Supplied By Ratboy Racing, Sadly, the Seats Are For Sale Now)
Embroidered Floor Mats
Indiglo Gauges
Dual Pillar Pod w/ AF and Boost Gauges (Jim n' I Racing For teh Win!!)
Short Shifter
Stripped From B-Pillar Back

ENGINE DRESS-UP:

I.C.E.:
Some Sony CD Player
6 Disc Changer Mounted in Glovebox
Some Memphis Speakers
Some Sony Equalizer
Sony Edition Sub/Amp Box

PERFORMANCE:
T3 Turbocharger .42/.48 Internal Wastegate
Escort RS Manifold
ITG Filter (From My Old Focus Sport Intake)
39# Flow Matched Injectors
SVT Focus MAFS
CFM IAT Relocation Kit
1st Generation DSM BOV
Audi Intercooler (Jim n' I Racing RULES!!!1!)
Boostvalve.com Boost Controller (Supplied, again, by Jim 'n I Racing!!)
Gigaherz Performance Mustang Throttle Body Conversion (65mm!! Thanks Marc!)
Ported/Beaded Intake Manifold
Gasket Match Port/Polish & 3 Angle Valve Job
Stage 1 Camshaft
Adjustable Cam Gear
25% Underdrive Pulley
tin_maddog Flexpipe
Magnaflow Exhaust
Screamin' Demon Coil w/ Livewires (Thanks TONY D!!)
Thin Profile Fan (Awaiting Install)
Stage 3 Clutch Kit
Trunk Battery Relocation (Jim n' I Racing Did This, too!!)
Valvetrain Kit.

SUSPENSION:
FS Upper Strut Bar
Stock Front Swaybar
SVT Rear Swaybar
Eibach Pro System

WHEELS, TIRES & BRAKES:
16" Bronze Rota Slipstreams w/ Black McGard Lugnuts
Hankook R2-S Tires

MISC.:
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