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Old 04-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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pyroinsa's ZX5 build thread(sort of)

I am going to use this thread to document the mods that I have done with my Focus. I first got the car at the end of 03 maybe the beginning of 04, not exactly sure. When I got the car it had a little less than 10,000 miles on it. Anyways here is what I started with:





2.0 Zetec, 16" alloy 5-spokes, moonroof, heated seats, tachometer, 6-disc CD changer, fog lights, e.t.c. The dealer even tinted the windows before I drove it home.

The first mod that I did was the stereo, I was stupid with this modbut don't regret it. I went to Best Buy and had a store credit card and maxed it out on the stereo. That was in the summer of 2004, at that time it had an Alpine 10" sub with a 600 watt power amp, 4 6x8 Alpine speakers powered by another 400 watt 4 channel amp, and the head unit is a Dual(I know, not the best) 7" touchscreen dvd player with an aux port for mp3 players and another aux port that I used for a PS2. Now it sits with a newer Alpine poweramp 8" Rockford Fosgate sub in the SVT enclosure, and of coarse Blue Led's:






Other interior mods include painted vent rings, seat covers, pink car seat for the kiddo, iPhone mount, steering wheel cover, Ford truck floor-mats

The next mod was painting and mounting the new rear. With the install of the bumper came the euro crash foam and retro fitted crash bar, blacked out tails with the AVS covers, and the magnaflow exhaust:



After that, the Focus sat for another year while I did my last deployment. When I came back I got into an accident within a week, happened when a careless driver ran a red light. She had no insurance and I had liability so I did the quick fix with a bra and new headlights:



Then came the 17" Konig hotswaps with Falken 205/45Z/R17 tires, and a Billet grille:



After that, the next mod was fixing the damage from the accident, I needed a new bumper cover, and passenger fender. I could not locate the euro bumper that I wanted after shopping around I decided on these: the Pro-Dtm bumper and new fog lights wired into the factory harness and the Vis Racing Laser fenders:




Next I added the TFB Designs side stripes, niteshaded the third brake light silver, removed the AVS tail shades, painted the mirror caps and installed the euro rear taillights:



For the most part this is how my Focus sits today:



Engine bay:



Mod to engine are K&N drop in filter, resonator delete(Not in pic), painted battery cover and fuse box cover, not sure what kind was done with stereo install but a higher watt alternator, just recently new Autolite double platinum spark plugs.

Thanks for looking(and reading if you did lol)

New mods include SVT spoiler, doorhandles and sideskirts.


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Old 04-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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at those hubcaps in the first pic!! And Sweet car man, I like the transformers pic!
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at those hubcaps in the first pic!! And Sweet car man, I like the transformers pic!
Yeah man, I thought those hupcaps were hot!!! Still kinda wish I kept the to put on my wall in the shed.
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haha the ol' mx3. a buddy of mine had one with a horrific fiberglass body kit in bright lime green sparkle, it was a pos. but i like what you did with it. good work. i like the euro rear end. i've never seen that on a 5 door. i think you should drop it a little. :p
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Looks nice bro! keep it up. :D
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i love the tunnel pic! and the friggin transformer :p
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haha the ol' mx3. a buddy of mine had one with a horrific fiberglass body kit in bright lime green sparkle, it was a pos. but i like what you did with it. good work. i like the euro rear end. i've never seen that on a 5 door. i think you should drop it a little. :p
Thank's man, I wish that I could get a pic of the car it came off of, it was awesome. I am looking at getting coilovers next, just got to wait for$$$

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Looks nice bro! keep it up. :D
Thanks man, I am trying hopefuly someday it will look how I want it to. These things never end...
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Thank's man, I wish that I could get a pic of the car it came off of, it was awesome. I am looking at getting coilovers next, just got to wait for $$$
haha you found a euro parts car? and i hear you about the money situation. i'm taking it slow as well
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No, my friends Focus was heavily modded and had euro front, rear, fenders, grilles, lights, e.t.c. Befor I even got my Focus, he ended up t-boning somebody at probably 30 or 40mph, I can't say what he was doing at the time though, but the whole front of the car was gone.
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No, my friends Focus was heavily modded and had euro front, rear, fenders, grilles, lights, e.t.c. Befor I even got my Focus, he ended up t-boning somebody at probably 30 or 40mph, I can't say what he was doing at the time though, but the whole front of the car was gone.
oh i see. i really like that tunnel pic though, so sick. i'll be looking for an svt rear bumper.
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