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Old 10-24-2008, 07:43 AM   #131
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It probably would more helpful if/when you post a cheap mod here...to at least try to explain what you mean. Some of these mods (like the HD lip) may mean nothing to a casual reader, not familiar with common Focus terminology.

Twin horn mod.....$20. Adds a dual-tone horn setup to your Focus. Fairly easy mod that sounds great.



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Old 10-24-2008, 05:24 PM   #132
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texas won't let you? why do you say that? and...
Ive talked to the people that do inspectios and tried to understand the language on the DPS website and according to everyone it is illegal to shade any type of light..."must be able to see from 500 feet" ...so in other words im not going to risk getting a ticket
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:09 PM   #133
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it can be easily seen through the nightshade, when the light is turned on. in the daytime the light appears black, but when the light is engaged it's almost an unnoticeable difference. easily seen from 500 ft or more away. i have seen hundreds with it done...in texas
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:20 PM   #134
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not mine. props to Sn4ckM4st3r
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:18 AM   #135
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Lunch box removal

Howdy All:

1st post. I just removed my lunchbox resonator. It weighed in at just under 10 lbs. I can barely notice the increased tone of my exhaust. I had to turn off the blower on the heater, turn off the radio and open the window to notice the slight difference. The difference in performance is negligable to my butt dyno. I let you know on any MPG changes.

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Old 10-25-2008, 01:58 AM   #136
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^^^In the 2.3 Duratec, there is an eccentric weighted shaft which offsets vibrations in engine. This is a comon practice in V6 and long stroked I4 engines.

I believe the shaft weighs about 20 pounds, and steals about 15 hp from the engine.

Some people want the extra hp, so there are companies that make a kit to delete the balance shaft.
Yeah the whole assembly weighs in at around 20 lbs. The shafts themselves aren't that much and it only really frees up around 3-5 hp maybe. What it is really good for is freeing up rotational drag and allows the motor to respond faster.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:00 AM   #137
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yep that is one mod I still need to do...B/s delete...and welcome Daschj
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Yeah the whole assembly weighs in at around 20 lbs. The shafts themselves aren't that much and it only really frees up around 3-5 hp maybe. What it is really good for is freeing up rotational drag and allows the motor to respond faster.
How bad is the vibration? While idling, my 2.0 is so smooth that sometimes I have to look at the tach just to make sure it's still running.
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hey !! that's my car, lol. just an update for those of you thinking about doing this. if you are just thinking about putting this on for a while and them taking it back off (that's what i did) beware that the 2 sided tape can remove some paint off the car when the lip comes back off. a lot of the area that had the lip on it is now gray where the paint came off. i guess i did a little too good of a job getting it cleaned off before i put the lip on, lol.
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Got a hatchback? This $13 solar trickle charger from Harbor Freight might keep your battery charged during periods of non-use. It matches the contour of the hatch cover. If you wanted to be real trick, cut a rectangular hole in the cover, and mount the charger under the cover with just the lens showing (pretty stealth)....it's very thin. I plug it into an outlet I installed in the hatch area.

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