Rude's Ultimate Build.... - Page 26 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus Builds & General Showroom

Ford Focus Builds & General Showroom Post pictures and information of your Focus being built or your car images here. We want to see your Focus! More Images: Visit Our Online Ford Focus Gallery

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-02-2012, 10:58 PM   #251
Rudel
FF's Quadriplegic!
 
Rudel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Fan#: 13465
Location: Tampa, United States
What I Drive: 2.3 ATX-RSVT

Posts: 2,882
Points 9,940, Level 66
Points: 9,940, Level: 66 Points: 9,940, Level: 66 Points: 9,940, Level: 66
Level Up 73% Completed
Level up: 73% Level up: 73% Level up: 73%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 15 Rudel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
Thanks gents. The gap is present in the real RS. She looks soooooo much betteer in person today! The interior could use some tidying.

I got a better look at everything, and now starting to hear the bad stuff.
  1. The intercooler inlet/out pipes had to be taken off, to fit the lights. - I'm going to have a new IC put in, and maybe Dan (Knighty) can help with measurements; as it appears he still uses the lights.
  2. UK Seller, not Dhyllan, sent me standard width front arch liners. - Oh! I hope English's stash I bought has them.
  3. Missing foglight connectors -
  4. Rear license plate lights, need new lenses. Lots of copper corrosion - Purchased on eBay already.
  5. The roll-cage fits tightly. - Obviously because of the roof liner. It will be installed by Jim (Roushturboedzx3)
  6. Upper grill sits a tad to far to the right and hits the bumper. - Hopefully the new IC mount fixes that.
Although the good doesn't outway the bad, at least on the bright side,
  1. The Euro tail lights were found
  2. My storage in Japan...90% of my stuff arrived, which includes my wheels I used on my 180sx / 17x9 +35
  3. The rear foglights are wired ready for use. As brake lights
  4. I found a sand-blasting / powdercoat service 10min from my house! Oooo the possibilities.
Other than that, I'd say she's ready for the new suspension bits, wheels, head, and hand controls.













__________________
513whp on Race Gas; Tuned by Fernando@RacingPartsSolution.com
Pump gas? Ppffff!

Part III: Install Handicap Driving Controls
Ma Cah: http://imgur.com/a/TuyYL

Last edited by Rudel; 08-03-2012 at 10:35 PM. Reason: sp
Rudel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #252
katiekay
ɔᴉʇɐuɐℲ snɔoℲ
 
katiekay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 42025
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
What I Drive: 03 CD Silver ZX5

Posts: 7,781
Points 11,415, Level 70
Points: 11,415, Level: 70 Points: 11,415, Level: 70 Points: 11,415, Level: 70
Level Up 42% Completed
Level up: 42% Level up: 42% Level up: 42%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 59 katiekay Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (48)
Sorry to hear about the stoke of bad luck with the build, but still I love this car! Those wheels look like 5-lug. Are you changing out the hubs?
__________________
Hatch Nation #8
September 2012 Ride of the Month
katiekay is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2012, 10:34 PM   #253
Rudel
FF's Quadriplegic!
 
Rudel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Fan#: 13465
Location: Tampa, United States
What I Drive: 2.3 ATX-RSVT

Posts: 2,882
Points 9,940, Level 66
Points: 9,940, Level: 66 Points: 9,940, Level: 66 Points: 9,940, Level: 66
Level Up 73% Completed
Level up: 73% Level up: 73% Level up: 73%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 15 Rudel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyroinsa View Post
Sorry to hear about the stoke of bad luck with the build, but still I love this car! Those wheels look like 5-lug. Are you changing out the hubs?
It's not bad really, it's always the little things and I expect it to happen. Keeping the hubs for now. I have adaptors ready to use. Hope they're not to thick. Looks like 40mm all together.
__________________
513whp on Race Gas; Tuned by Fernando@RacingPartsSolution.com
Pump gas? Ppffff!

Part III: Install Handicap Driving Controls
Ma Cah: http://imgur.com/a/TuyYL
Rudel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #254
Rudel
FF's Quadriplegic!
 
Rudel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Fan#: 13465
Location: Tampa, United States
What I Drive: 2.3 ATX-RSVT

Posts: 2,882
Points 9,940, Level 66
Points: 9,940, Level: 66 Points: 9,940, Level: 66 Points: 9,940, Level: 66
Level Up 73% Completed
Level up: 73% Level up: 73% Level up: 73%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 15 Rudel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
They got the splitter fitted today. And going back to Glenns reference post about how the bumper attaches, leads me to think that those tabs are sitting on top of the upper support. In turn, this causes the gap between the grill to fill up. I'll just have that support trimmed, until I can get a real Euro one. I have full Euro locks after all :lol:

Speaking of which, Dhyllan has some goodies coming my way.

__________________
513whp on Race Gas; Tuned by Fernando@RacingPartsSolution.com
Pump gas? Ppffff!

Part III: Install Handicap Driving Controls
Ma Cah: http://imgur.com/a/TuyYL
Rudel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2012, 12:36 PM   #255
xpeterbilt387x
Focus Fanatic
 
xpeterbilt387x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Fan#: 54461
Location: Concord NH, United States
What I Drive: 14' PB ST2

Posts: 1,820
Points 3,566, Level 37
Points: 3,566, Level: 37 Points: 3,566, Level: 37 Points: 3,566, Level: 37
Level Up 44% Completed
Level up: 44% Level up: 44% Level up: 44%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 3 xpeterbilt387x Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
It's coming!!! I can't wait for the end product!
xpeterbilt387x is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2012, 01:03 AM   #256
Rudel
FF's Quadriplegic!
 
Rudel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Fan#: 13465
Location: Tampa, United States
What I Drive: 2.3 ATX-RSVT

Posts: 2,882
Points 9,940, Level 66
Points: 9,940, Level: 66 Points: 9,940, Level: 66 Points: 9,940, Level: 66
Level Up 73% Completed
Level up: 73% Level up: 73% Level up: 73%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 15 Rudel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
Small update. "Reasons a car is not finished"

Finally, the last of the RS parts needed. Wheels, Full Lock Set, Locking Fuel Door, Ignition Cylindar, Cam Cover and Heat Shields, Shift Knob & E-brake Handle, and the Center Console. And a few extra bits...because collision.



Today, my wife took me to VW to get fog light connectors. VW parts on a Ford you ask? The RS was developed in Germany and as such, uses Hella foglamps. Luckly the mechanic had a few sitting in his tool box! Looking at the connector, you can go to Audi as well.





After 9 years, it's time for a change. LEDs are on the way too!



__________________
513whp on Race Gas; Tuned by Fernando@RacingPartsSolution.com
Pump gas? Ppffff!

Part III: Install Handicap Driving Controls
Ma Cah: http://imgur.com/a/TuyYL
Rudel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2012, 01:13 AM   #257
Tom-E09
Pimp'n ain't easy
 
Tom-E09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Fan#: 59383
Location: Abilene, TX
What I Drive: 2002 Gray ZTS

Posts: 11,122
Points 9,992, Level 66
Points: 9,992, Level: 66 Points: 9,992, Level: 66 Points: 9,992, Level: 66
Level Up 86% Completed
Level up: 86% Level up: 86% Level up: 86%
Forum Activity 10%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
FF Reputation: 2 Tom-E09 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
idc how small the updates are on this...i drop whatevewr im looking at and look at this thread!!!

cat wait to see it all finished
__________________
Sedan Revolution #138SR Town Drunk
Team Dreamspeed
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChazimusZX4ST View Post
I come speeding along and they think I'm all "lets run" when in reality its "MOVE YOU POS, IT'S BURRITO TIME!"
God I love burritos.
Tom-E09 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2012, 09:48 PM   #258
71shadow
Focalize!!!
 
71shadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Fan#: 72524
Location: Pearland, TX
What I Drive: 01 Greenie ZX3, 14 silver ST

Posts: 2,994
Points 4,552, Level 43
Points: 4,552, Level: 43 Points: 4,552, Level: 43 Points: 4,552, Level: 43
Level Up 1% Completed
Level up: 1% Level up: 1% Level up: 1%
Forum Activity 17%
Activity: 17% Activity: 17% Activity: 17%
FF Reputation: 2 71shadow Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom-E09 View Post
idc how small the updates are on this...i drop whatevewr im looking at and look at this thread!!!

cat wait to see it all finished
i second this^^^ awesome build dude!!
__________________
Team Focalize, Team Leader

01 Greenie Zx3 *RaceCar!*
03 Rojo Svt *meh*
14 Silver FoST *Daily*
71shadow is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2012, 10:01 PM   #259
katiekay
ɔᴉʇɐuɐℲ snɔoℲ
 
katiekay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 42025
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
What I Drive: 03 CD Silver ZX5

Posts: 7,781
Points 11,415, Level 70
Points: 11,415, Level: 70 Points: 11,415, Level: 70 Points: 11,415, Level: 70
Level Up 42% Completed
Level up: 42% Level up: 42% Level up: 42%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 59 katiekay Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (48)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 71shadow View Post
i second this^^^ awesome build dude!!
3rd this!!!
__________________
Hatch Nation #8
September 2012 Ride of the Month
katiekay is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #260
Rudel
FF's Quadriplegic!
 
Rudel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Fan#: 13465
Location: Tampa, United States
What I Drive: 2.3 ATX-RSVT

Posts: 2,882
Points 9,940, Level 66
Points: 9,940, Level: 66 Points: 9,940, Level: 66 Points: 9,940, Level: 66
Level Up 73% Completed
Level up: 73% Level up: 73% Level up: 73%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 15 Rudel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
So with the 5-lug adaptors on, and my 17x9 +35s, they are a tad too wide. I hope I can find a place to shave the adaptors down. Though, the rear doesnt look to bad. Real 5-lug hubs are in the plans too.



__________________
513whp on Race Gas; Tuned by Fernando@RacingPartsSolution.com
Pump gas? Ppffff!

Part III: Install Handicap Driving Controls
Ma Cah: http://imgur.com/a/TuyYL
Rudel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat