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Old 04-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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So i got my first focus last week and i love it. it is a black ZX3 bt unfortunately an auto :(... anyhow i bought a cold air intake for it and am thinking about going with a 2.5 in. Trubendz Magnaflow exhaust. i also am looking into the svt suspension kit from steeda. ANY suggestions i really need some help.

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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^as for what you put that sounds like a pretty good plan.

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yea definitely looks like a good start... i would say think about what your eventual goal will be for the car before you start spending money on lots of parts....
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I dont really think you can go wrong with a SVT suspension, thats a pretty sweet upgrade
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I would say you have a good start for ideas!
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save up for a sc or turbo
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:08 AM   #7
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^Whole lotta money on an auto and our options are dwindling. You could go with a Jackson Racing S/C, which won't give you much but doesn't really require transmission mods...

Otherwise you could try a mild shot of nitrous.

I would highly recommend a 65mm throttle body, you would be surprised how much that wakes up the auto.
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For your first mods, you are on the right track.

You do need to decide what your final goal is though. If you just want a fun daily driver, then you are definitely on the right track. If you are looking for something more ambitious, you are going to have to think things through a bit more.

However, from what it sounds like, you just want your car to be your own and have it be fun to drive. If that's what you want, get the SVT suspension setup. You can't beat it for the money. Also, as was stated above me, the 65mm TB wakes up an automatic like you wouldn't believe. There's no real power gains, but the improvement in throttle response makes it a different car entirely. After that, a header/high flow cat is the next step.
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Welcome to FF.....

The first things you should do....
Work on Intake, Exhaust

Then move onto the
Suspension, and Rims.....

The Buy Sell Trade Forums are the best place to find some sweet deals. (and don't be too sad with the ATX, I've got one and I'm saving up for a Lentech)
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