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Old 07-01-2013, 05:31 AM   #1
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New to the focus performance

So I have read that it is not that hard to lean out a focus... As the title has stated I am new to the focus performance part of the world... I am looking to see what I can do right now with out needing a tune...

My wife has a 01 zx3 standard and I will also have a zx3,svt or zx5 soon....I am just replaced stuff due to PO failing to take care of the car.. I have ordered her a Volant intake/w ram scoop. I have not ordered anything else for her motor as of right now...

I know her cat is going bad and I will be doing the svt header swap soon ( new svt header used cat and 2-2.25 exhaust piping)... I am also looking into the ( I think) zx2 intake manifold swap. I will be ordering her a Innovative air/fuel gauge soon also... So what can I really get away with before I lean out the motor?

Also I am going to swapping out her struts and spring this week sometime.. I Need to know some parts I may want to order on the rear suspension.What I mean like new bolts ( will be replacing swap bar bushing), anything that has to do with the lower/upper control arms?

I was reading a write up on doing the rear suspension and he had to replace the " spring perch". What is a spring perch and is that the part on the rear LCA that the bottom of the spring sits on?

A little information about what suspension that is going on her car.. I ordered her the Ford racing svt upgrade strut kit and some Tein springs... I maybe ordering her a Energy suspension bushing kit also. While I am doing her struts I will be doing tie rods, front LCA and front sway bar links...

Something that came to me just a moment a go also... I am having some camber problems out of her rear suspension. I have had a alignment done when I put new tires on ther car. The passenger rear could not be set perfect, but was in the okay range.. I got to looking at the rim again last night and I can see its starting to camber inward again.. So when I put the lowering springs on the car should I get a rear camber kit ( I am not into the fad of cambering your wheels inward/outward) to make sure I can set the alignment to stock specs?

Sorry for the long post and I am sure some broken english was used * it's 4:30am lol !_!{^_^}!_! *.. I like to do things right the first time and if it comes down to replaced old bots so be it...

Thanks for any info and help.... !_!{^_^}!_!

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