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Old 09-03-2010, 10:52 AM   #46121
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good news
ok, so just got home from placement tests for college. It was all computerized... and for being out of school for 2 years, i was told i did better then the people who just get out of highschool. i'm in the top ten? percentile in reading, top 20 in sentence skills, top 10 in arithmetic, top 10 in algebra, but im average in college level math :/ (stupid functions) I just couldn't remember how to do them. i was told that 75% of people don't make it out of arithmetic.

i'm not taking classes until the spring semester. I'm going for my associates in Computer Technology, hopefully getting my bachlors (not very likely masters) from the University of Phoenix when i leave this school. I plan on getting my microsoft, windows, linux, and cisco certs soon.

my nest friends uncle, well he's rich. he has an older f150. he thinks all it needs is a IM, I'm thinking about getting it from him and putting the focus in the garage and turning it into a racecar... << ideas, comments, concerns? it would def take a long time, unless i get a raise very soon.... thinking about getting an engine from a junk yard/wrecked focus or even doing a contour svt swap....
anyhow, bad news....
my focus seems to be acting up again, in this heat especially. I think I'm losing compression somehow, but than again i might be wrong. I need to find a new intake. I want a CAI because i think my engine compartment is getting too hot, and it's not liking the hot air. The only reason why I don't want to go CAI is because, even tho we dont get them often, when storms hit, they HIT and there are puddles everywhere. would a bypass keep out all the rain water?

My amp keeps cutting out when I'm listening to music, I checked the ground wire, it's all good there, all my connections are good everywhere else as well. kind of bums me out because i have shitty stock speakers and I hate listening to music with just them.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:12 PM   #46122
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yeah. i hear ya.

problem is kids are getting foci cheap now and dont understand. they think everything is cheap or free.
It's been like that for years. Most Focus owners are CHEAP.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:43 PM   #46123
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my nest friends uncle, well he's rich. he has an older f150. he thinks all it needs is a IM, I'm thinking about getting it from him and putting the focus in the garage and turning it into a racecar... << ideas, comments, concerns? it would def take a long time, unless i get a raise very soon.... thinking about getting an engine from a junk yard/wrecked focus or even doing a contour svt swap....
I'm debating buying a so/so truck and sticking the Focus in the garage for some time and try to force feed it HP, or just buying a kinda badass truck.
OOOOooooOr buying a undetermined larger wagon and balling it out, like a older 5 series or V50, but then there would be no truck and I could really use one.

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my focus seems to be acting up again, in this heat especially. I think I'm losing compression somehow, but than again i might be wrong. I need to find a new intake. I want a CAI because i think my engine compartment is getting too hot, and it's not liking the hot air. The only reason why I don't want to go CAI is because, even tho we dont get them often, when storms hit, they HIT and there are puddles everywhere. would a bypass keep out all the rain water?
I've built a plate that kinda looks like a skid plate to fit the under side of the bumper. Well I didnt fab it, the previous owner of the intake made it for it. Just to keep water out. I have (knock on wood) not had any problems. I still want a bypass thingy for shits and giggles, as I think I've read they aren't 100%.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:42 PM   #46124
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Just to make sure, since some peeps are texting me bout it.
I AM NOT having a labor day bbq this year. unfortunately.
I AM taking out some of my stress onto BOTH my tires in about 5 mins.
Cya soon toreto
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:04 PM   #46125
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Kevin, be careful & safe. We'll see you at Bill's next week (right?)
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:06 PM   #46126
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I haven't been over there. What section is it in?
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:22 PM   #46127
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I haven't been over there. What section is it in?
yeah ken, link or it didnt happen
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:24 PM   #46128
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Go into their off-topic section & then general off-topic. They made it a sticky over there, you will piss your pants!
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:13 AM   #46129
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^Thats where your F+F quoting was coming from, you were on a roll.
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putting the focus in the garage and turning it into a racecar... << ideas, comments, concerns? it would def take a long time, unless i get a raise very soon.... thinking about getting an engine from a junk yard/wrecked focus or even doing a contour svt swap....
anyhow, bad news....
my focus seems to be acting up again, in this heat especially. I think I'm losing compression somehow, but than again i might be wrong. I need to find a new intake. I want a CAI because i think my engine compartment is getting too hot, and it's not liking the hot air. The only reason why I don't want to go CAI is because, even tho we dont get them often, when storms hit, they HIT and there are puddles everywhere. would a bypass keep out all the rain water?

My amp keeps cutting out when I'm listening to music, I checked the ground wire, it's all good there, all my connections are good everywhere else as well. kind of bums me out because i have shitty stock speakers and I hate listening to music with just them.
1st, whats a raise?lol. If you could go autox, or go t oa track event with Brian BEFORE you decide to make a racecar out of it. Then youd know exactly what ud want from it, and if its really something you want to spend a bunch of money on that u will never recoup.
2nd, If you save up, and troll thru bst threads you can find some good 2nd hand performance parts for the focus for cheap. But to be a budget racer, you have to be a mechanic aswell. The labor will kill ya.
3rd, I had a CAI for 2 years, got a 10$ sheild/which i gave to Ken, and only ever completely submerged the filter into almost a foot of water once.(Beforethe shield. Turned off ignition Immediately, dried off the filter with some napkins i had. and babied it home. And it was fine. Too many people worry bout hydro lock, cause some people just worry alot.
4th, U can do a compression test @ the garage day @ Bills next weekend, and when was the last time u changed ur fuel filter?
5th, Ken might be willing to check out your stereo, hes our car audio guru.

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Kevin, be careful & safe. We'll see you at Bill's next week (right?)
Thanks I was, and still had fun. With 800 miles on clutch i finally ricer roasted the tires, And the torsen diff does limit wheel spin. That one tire doesnt break free like a spinwheel anymore. Still had fun exiting sharp corners at full throttle. Feeling it pull harder mid+corner exit, and rev/run thru gears quicker was better, and cheaper, then therapy.
Garage day...HELLZ YEA. I WILL DEF BE THERE. Im not missing out on having my grill-n-chill, to miss the first garage day in over a year.

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X2, bro. Sorry I couldn't join you, some people ain't as talented in driving as Mr Brian O'Conner here.
No worries, Glad there was no major injuries.

O and hes got a 100k under that hood, dont do it jesse.
Oooo yea,
Haha too soon sucka.

And really,
If ur scared just say ur scared.
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