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Old 06-09-2012, 07:54 PM   #21
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Is it worth putting $5k into a car thats worth $5k, id say know but thats your call.
Oh believe me, anything I spend on it will not come back to me and I relize that. For me it's a question of can I still have it as my daily driver as I move forward with mods. I don't want a race car for the street I want an awesome daily driver.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #22
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^^^Well then the Focus Sport kit has been proven to be a great daily driver setup.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #23
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Just remember, if you have a car worth 5K and you put 5K of work into it that doesn't not make your car worth 10K now. You could maybe get that from the right person but do not count on it. I'm trying to turbo my car for the fun factor but resale is not even a thought to me.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:47 PM   #24
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The FSWERKS kit can and will be able to use as a DD. I drive my car every single day at 12 psi of boost. It is a totally different car now.

With the FSWERKs kit. The only real maintenance is changing the autolite 103s every 6K miles and checking all rubber hoses.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:47 AM   #25
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Yea the fsw kit is very nice. I drive mine all the time. Its the only car I have so.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:31 PM   #26
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i can't imagine being without boost !! love it, it's just crazy fun !!!
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #27
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i can't imagine being without boost !! love it, it's just crazy fun !!!
this very much so. same thing about mtx trans. never drove one and i bought one and learned. wasnt very hard at all.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #28
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^^+1

Boost turns these Focii from mild mannered into maniacal.

I'm at 10psi and already planning the route to 15.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #29
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same here. its sooo awesome running boost. specially when you drive by the honda kids with their big exhaust tips and their stupid towe hitches sticking out under their bumpers
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #30
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It's not smoking the ricers that great around here, it's the souped up 4x4 trucks and diesels.
They expect NOTHING from my car, and it's already quicker than a stock lightning.

This is the first car I've owned (out of 30+) that I plan on keeping forever.
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