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Old 02-11-2013, 06:56 AM   #11
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Take the $1,000 and invest it, Hide it away in something safe. Elsewise just send it to me, I could always use an extra g to throw into a money market account.
Modifying cars is retarded. Buy a bike instead.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:22 PM   #12
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LOL! Can't argue with that one.....but, suspension upgrade is a "1st".
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #13
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Yes i agree suspension first
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:05 AM   #14
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if your looking for suspension i would go with the FR part M-3000-ZX3 or M-3000-ZX3A which comes with struts already installed. this is svt specs lowers your car just alittle so as to not watch out for every non flat surface on the road
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #15
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Front & Rear SVT brake upgrade. They're hard-to-find and sexcellent. Most of the stuff you do later will be much more easily sourced.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:26 AM   #16
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I had a Saleen Nitrous setup on my last Focus. That was good for 75 hp.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:50 PM   #17
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To me, unless your rebuilding the entire engine; anything beyond a tune is a waste. I can't see adding nitrous or anything to a stock engine of my daily driver that i need to rely on. Just my 2 cents.

Rather than trying to go fast, breaking parts that you haven't upgraded in the process; and I'd assume getting a few tickets along the way like I did when i was younger; I'd spend the $1000 on brakes and suspension.

The M-3000-ZX3A SVT suspension kit is the best bang for the buck. At just over $300, you'd be hard pressed to find something as enjoyable for the price.

The stock front disc's and rear drums are adequate for a daily driver. Replacing the rotors, pads, shoes drums and brake lines can be done within the budget as well. I don't see the point of upgrading to full discs or larger brakes unless your hitting the track, or have no clue how to drive.

Next step would be a custom SCT Xcal 3 tune, or a new set of tires. Both are well worth the money.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:59 PM   #18
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that for sure ^^^
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