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Old 01-05-2013, 06:05 AM   #1801
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Thanks, I'll get some better pics up when I pick it up Wednesday. For now here are a few pics I already have from the ad where I found it.




I picked up new vents today to replace the red ones, The red is alright, but it's just really not my cup-o-tea.


Winter tires and wheels


and of course


more to come next week.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:14 PM   #1802
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Hello everyone,

My name is Eric (Ravnibrow), and I am purchasing a brand new 2013 Focus SE ~$16k, in sterling grey with winter package, 5 speed manual transmission and keyless entry pad. The dealer did not have the particular model with options in stock and I was assured that he should have it in the next few days and that the car should have between 15 and 50 miles when I take possession (I don't know how normal this is, but I find it acceptable). This is actually the first ford that I have purchased, so I figured I'd pop my cherry with a focus. I drove a 94 Ford Probe GT for a few winters, and the car ran like a top at 20 years old and 100k miles.

I realize that this particular model comes with drum breaks in the rear, but I would eventually like to upgrade to all wheel disk breaks (thinking Brembo, but might be overkill). Additionally I might like to add fog lights, but I have never really used the feature on my previous vehicles, so thats a big maybe. There are a few other additions that I would like to make in the not to distant future, so I will take pictures when I pick it up at the dealership and keep a good photo log of all the upgrades as I make them.

If anyone has any tips, suggestions or advice in general on this particular model I would greatly appreciate it. Similarly, if anyone has any concepts or ideas for design and or upgrades, I would appreciate that input as well.

I have been driving an 06 Pontiac G6 GT for since 2008, but totaled it Christmas eve in a freak snow storm just outside of Detroit. Prior to the G6, I owned a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 sport 4X4 (and borrowed 1994 Ford Probe for the winters; amazing car BTW), 1984 Dodge ram 50, 1984 Corvette LT1, 1978 Chevy Impala, and a 1984 S10 Blazer.

Im glad to see that there is a community of car enthusiasts with a forum dedicated to this particular model. I hope to find good tips, advice, and hope to offer input on topics that I am knowledgeable.


Thanks all,

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:49 PM   #1803
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:54 PM   #1804
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Hi everyone !
My name is Rémy Ledoux. I'm from quebec ( canada) near the city of montreal. I'm a member of this forum for a while, but I never posted (a part of it is because I was a bit unconfident about my english skills since I speak french ). But trust me, I've been through almost every thread on this site for the last 3 years ( Better to read previous posts then to ask the sames questions that have been answered). I'm about to turn 22 and I bought myself a gift ahead of time: a infra-red zx5 focus svt !! The car only cost me 1800 $ but there's a lot of work needed in order to get her right, guess that's the payback for buying cheap cars. My first car was a focus zx3 that I modded a bit ( stg1 cams, exhaust, tom's tune ) but my real goal was to own a svt so when I saw the ad I jumped on the opportunity and sold the zx3.

As I progress through all the stuff on the svt, I might post a couple of questions, but most of them have already been answered on the forum
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:22 PM   #1805
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:17 PM   #1806
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Hola my name is Alex I live in Seattle, I've been a Ford enthusiast for a long time now. I joined this website when I started a project 98 Ford Escort ZX2, with a SVT swap. As of yesterday I bought a 02 Focus SVT, although the project car will be pushed aside for now. I plan to keep and work on both cars, I'm really happy with my Focus its good to be here.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:27 PM   #1807
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:51 PM   #1808
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Hey, a bit of info about me since I just joined as a member:
I don't own a Focus (yet), but I have been pinching the pennies and doing some searching for a while now. I have my eye on a couple in the area and hopefully will have my new car in the next week or two.

I found this site when doing some research on the car and looking up tech info and getting ideas for future mods. This site has been THE most beneficial resource when looking for info before purchasing my Focus. I am a member of several forums and find them to be a great resource for certain topics and meet like minded people.

I think I have narrowed the search to a 2005 Focus with 77,000 miles for a good deal. I also am picking up a FSWERKS stealth exhaust from a guy tomorrow locally. Hopefully it won't be long before y'all can follow my build.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #1809
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #1810
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