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Old 09-30-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Shelby mod?

Just playing around a bit... obviously by my plate you can see I traded a GT500 in for my Focus. Found some leftover Shelby letters from the GT500 and figured I'd have some fun... thoughts?




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Old 09-30-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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Just playing around a bit... obviously by my plate you can see I traded a GT500 in for my Focus. Found some leftover Shelby letters from the GT500 and figured I'd have some fun... thoughts?

Unless you had a tuned ST or something with a bit more power to back up the letters it feels a bit ricey to me, but if you like it then go ahead.

Since the name would be writing checks that a stock Focus can't cash in terms of straight line performance.
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Unless you had a tuned ST or something with a bit more power to back up the letters it feels a bit ricey to me, but if you like it then go ahead.

Since the name would be writing checks that a stock Focus can't cash in terms of straight line performance.
I thought about that too, because I hate badges on cars that don't belong, but it's not like there's really a Shelby Focus I'm trying to pass the car off as. It's not like putting Cobra badges on a stock mustang or Lightning badges on an f150 or even ST badges on a new focus.

Besides, my car already looks like a Race Red Titainium, which doesn't exist, might as well add some more confusion, lol.
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Yeah... I vote no.
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it's not like there's really a Shelby Focus I'm trying to pass the car off as.
Does that really change anything?

There's no 2012 SVT either, and I think it would be just as cheesy to put an SVT badge on there. Actually, I think an SVT badge might be less cheesy.
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Does that really change anything?

There's no 2012 SVT either, and I think it would be just as cheesy to put an SVT badge on there. Actually, I think an SVT badge might be less cheesy.
If he doesn't drive like a jerk, it doesn't matter what he puts on his car.
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If he doesn't drive like a jerk, it doesn't matter what he puts on his car.
Since he specifically asked about how the letters looked on the car, I thought I'd limit my opinion to that.
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I thought about that too, because I hate badges on cars that don't belong, but it's not like there's really a Shelby Focus I'm trying to pass the car off as. It's not like putting Cobra badges on a stock mustang or Lightning badges on an f150 or even ST badges on a new focus.

Besides, my car already looks like a Race Red Titainium, which doesn't exist, might as well add some more confusion, lol.
There is a Shelby ST Focus now. Its not much better than just slapping the badge on though so far. No real performance improvement.
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I thought about that too, because I hate badges on cars that don't belong, but it's not like there's really a Shelby Focus I'm trying to pass the car off as. It's not like putting Cobra badges on a stock mustang or Lightning badges on an f150 or even ST badges on a new focus.

Besides, my car already looks like a Race Red Titainium, which doesn't exist, might as well add some more confusion, lol.
But this is more closely related to putting a Cobra badge on your Focus...it makes no sense and confuses people. Even people that know little about cars equates the Shelby name to the Mustang brand.

I'd stay away from it. Don't think it looks very good...
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I say yes, others may chime in to remind you that you did not purchase a Shelby Focus but I say it looks good.
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