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Old 09-30-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Shelby mod?

Just playing around a bit... obviously by my plate you can see I traded a GT500 in for my Focus. Found some leftover Shelby letters from the GT500 and figured I'd have some fun... thoughts?




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Old 09-30-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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Just playing around a bit... obviously by my plate you can see I traded a GT500 in for my Focus. Found some leftover Shelby letters from the GT500 and figured I'd have some fun... thoughts?

Unless you had a tuned ST or something with a bit more power to back up the letters it feels a bit ricey to me, but if you like it then go ahead.

Since the name would be writing checks that a stock Focus can't cash in terms of straight line performance.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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Thumbs up

I say yes, others may chime in to remind you that you did not purchase a Shelby Focus but I say it looks good.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:56 PM   #4
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Unless you had a tuned ST or something with a bit more power to back up the letters it feels a bit ricey to me, but if you like it then go ahead.

Since the name would be writing checks that a stock Focus can't cash in terms of straight line performance.
I thought about that too, because I hate badges on cars that don't belong, but it's not like there's really a Shelby Focus I'm trying to pass the car off as. It's not like putting Cobra badges on a stock mustang or Lightning badges on an f150 or even ST badges on a new focus.

Besides, my car already looks like a Race Red Titainium, which doesn't exist, might as well add some more confusion, lol.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
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Yeah... I vote no.
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I say keep it. Then get a V8 and cram it...in the back. Because we all know a V8 won't fit under the hood!

But in all seriousness, if I saw this on the road I'd be tempted to provoke you into using what I would assume is a big ass supercharger.
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I say keep it. Then get a V8 and cram it...in the back. Because we all know a V8 won't fit under the hood!

But in all seriousness, if I saw this on the road I'd be tempted to provoke you into using what I would assume is a big ass supercharger.
On the older gen cars, V8s do fit under the hood, you'd be surprised ;)

If I had the extra funds, I'd definitely turbo the car. But I'd be worried about the strength of the DCT.
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Ah, yeah. Didn't think about the DCT. They're only rated to 180 HP, right? Or was it TQ? Either way, you'd need a manual and a more sturdy unibody for a 'charged V8.
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