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Old 08-31-2008, 11:36 AM   #221
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well, guess I need to do this and get it outa the way... Currently I'm driving an accent with tranny issues. It's great on gas but, pick up and of course the tranny is a major problem right now. The same place I got it has a 2K ZX3 that I'm looking into so, I should be in it Tuesday if everything work out right. Just doing some research and trying to get as much info as I can on that year model. Already looked at it, started it and it runs good. Gonna test drive it tuesday. It's a 5 speed and has 109K miles on it. It's black and looks fair for the year. I'm a modder from the Kia side of the house but, I had fords b4 I had Kias. Anyway, that's a little about me and who I iz..
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:45 AM   #222
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What's up everyone. I am new here, just recently bought myself a focus, and was told to stop by here and check out the forums and site.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:10 AM   #223
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Heya People

This is the coolest ford site ever!!!!
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:54 PM   #224
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Hours from buying a focus

That's right, I'm in the middle of buying my 05 pitch black Focus. It's the super base model, which I'm fine with since it'll be lighter, but here is a few things about me.

I'm in Austin, Texas, and I'm in a band called "The Banner Year" in which I play drums.

I work as an assistant designer (for now, should be getting rid of the assistant title in not too long) at a small advertising company here in town.

So here are my plans for this vehicle

First of all, it's got steel wheels, which have got to go. I've been looking for a set of wheels to put on there. Preferably 17 x 7 ish (SVT size) and under 20 lbs. I NEED to do this this week because of state inspection, so if anyone knows of anyone selling a decent set of wheels or where I can get a good deal let me know

Now, on to the other stuff planned:
Cold air
Full exhaust (headers back)
Tein S.S. suspension with EDFC
(attempt) dry sump conversion
big bore throttle body
LSD conversion
SVT facia
front splitter
rear disc brake conversion
Stage 2 ish clutch (i might go higher...)
Lightened flywheel
um... that's everything off the top of my head.

The goal is to have somewhere around 250 hp.
I'm not looking to build the fastest focus ever, but I am looking to build a car that I can drive every day, get decent gas mileage and still enjoy on those windy backroads that the SVTs do so well on.

My younger brother has an 03 SVT, and my first goal is really to build a car that will outrun the SVT and any other car in that market (Civic Si's and such).

First thing I'm doing today is putting in spark plugs. I would put in an oil catch but I need to buy drum heads. They cost about the same, but the band takes priority this time around. hahaha.

I'd love to hear any tips and suggestions, so don't be shy to let me know what you think of my plan and if I'm missing anything.

Thanks a ton guys! I'm glad to be a part of this!
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:59 PM   #225
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I hope more is in your plan then what is listed for 250 horses.. Welcome.. and Good luck with your Project.. Sounds Fun
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:17 PM   #226
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oh yeah, that's just what I know for sure I'm going to be doing. I'm still looking over how to get the rest of the power I need... I just have to find what i want to compromise...

I'm thinking to help get that power about taking out the rev limiter, adding some extra oil coolers and letting her red-line around 8500 rpm... Let me know if you have any suggestions.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:12 PM   #227
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hey there.. i just got a charcoal zx3 [& i love it] :] i haven't really done alot to it.. i debadged it, tinted the windows & got an exhaust on it. but so far im in <3 :] someone let me know if theres a meet in oregon anytime soon.. i really wanna go.. :] & if there's an suggestions on anything to do to my car :] thanks -kels
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:38 PM   #228
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Hey crew,

I'm a writer based in Texas, and I just reviewed an '08 Focus sedan. I guess the first Focus was so good, that it was hard to review the new model without the old one in the back of my mind. :)

I think the review could be pretty helpful to first-gen Focus owners who have questions about the new one. Would it be okay to post a link to the video review somewhere, and where should I do it? I'm curious to hear opinions about what I got wrong, what I got right, and what I missed entirely in my review.

Glad to be here. :)

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Old 09-09-2008, 04:39 PM   #229
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I dont see a Problem with that...

What do you really drive if you dont mind me asking?
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:43 PM   #230
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oh yeah, that's just what I know for sure I'm going to be doing. I'm still looking over how to get the rest of the power I need... I just have to find what i want to compromise...

I'm thinking to help get that power about taking out the rev limiter, adding some extra oil coolers and letting her red-line around 8500 rpm... Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Post in the performance chat section about that... your going to have to be FIed (forced injection: turbo or supercharger) before you can get close to that.. They sould be able to help you out
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