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Old 09-23-2013, 01:11 AM   #21
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Alright it's been awhile since i updated this thread but here goes...Big update!

First off I have added the svt header conversion to my list of mods. It was a trying experience and Murphy's Law was in full effect. But in the end I got everything working how it should be. Got a tune to accommodate for this but my knock sensor is not working so that is on my plate next in order to finish the custom tune. I also think my front O2 sensor took a crap on me so i need to deal with that ASAP as well. Didn't get to many pictures of the install as I was doing it myself. The sound is perfect. I think it is even quieter than the stock zetec header. Although I am running the stock svt Cat. I was going to weld in an EGR bung but opted against it. I did however, leave all the piping in place and capped off the end as seen in the pictures. I wanted to be able to revert back easily if i ever needed to sell the car.




And just tonight I finished installing mach HID's and my euro grill. Was actually a pretty quick job, only took me about 3 hours start to finish. I haven't been able to properly align the lights yet. It's pouring down rain right now and i don't wanna stand under the rain trying to adjust the light perfectly.

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As for the future, I still have SVT suspension sitting in my garage right now, I'm just waiting for a day I have time to put it on, go get new tires, and an alignment. I'm also looking into getting clear lenses for the HID's and some new bulbs. Also still considering Ensolite to help with sound deadening.

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Old 09-23-2013, 06:17 AM   #22
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Nice progress. Looking good.
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Nice progress. Looking good.
Thanks!

Good news first!
Got svt suspension put on recently. I'm really digging the feel of it. Going to drive out to GBPackFan to pick something up for my next little project soon. Apparently the road to his place is nice and curvy on a mountain so it will be a great place to play with the new suspension.

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I may (most likely) have blown my sub amp, it powers on but I don't get any sound out of my woofer. As I was screwing the power cable into place the screwdriver came in contact with the metal case and I saw sparks for a split second. Going to return it to sonicelectronix.com and get a new one (its still under their 1 year warranty) Just no deep bass for a little while it gets shipped back . Hopefully a new one fixes the problem and I didn't blow my sub...but even if i did blow it, it would still make some sound correct?

Also New tires are next on my list. Any good suggestions for all-season tires at around the 100$ apiece? Also thinking about plasti-dipping my wheels. Thinking black but open to any other suggestions you guys might have. I have the stock 5-spoke alloy wheels still.

Also installed copper plugs, and I'm still trying to find time to do the 180* thermostat. After that gets installed I can finish tuning with Tom and get everything rolling smoothly. Speaking of tuning my knock sensor seems to either A: Not being recorded while datalogging or B: broken. I'm kinda on the fence cause I just replaced it assuming it was broken but the connections looked fine and the sensor itself looked fine when i swapped them out. The new one doesn't work either though (according to livelink). Would I throw a code if my knock sensor isn't working?

I'll have new pictures soon!
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love to see sedans getting love, the car loks really good with the mach lights and euro grill
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love to see sedans getting love, the car loks really good with the mach lights and euro grill
If you like that, you're going to like what happens next. update coming monday!!
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #26
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Well I got did my project early so here's the update. I wanted the Upper and lower grill to match better so I picked up a used SVT grill from GBpackfan with the plans to modify it to fit my stock bumper. I won't get into the nitty gritty details here because i posted up HOW-TO on how to do it. However what i didn't mention in the how-to was that I also polished up my foglights while they were out. So have some pictures!

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Nice again

What did you use for the foglights. Any special kit or just the regular polishing supplies?
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What did you use for the foglights. Any special kit or just the regular polishing supplies?
I used a combination of sandpaper (400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000) and the polish from the Meguiars kit and a polish pad on a drill. They were extremely pitted and looked awful, way better now. I still need to do that to the headlights in some spots.
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Loving the modifications so far. I always thought this color of focus was so underrated and has so much potential to look bad a$$. Keep it light, keep it bright, and the car will look amazing. Avoid the temptation to black everything out like the lights and wheels and you'll have a winner IMHO.
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