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Old 10-17-2008, 09:33 AM   #121
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Too bad, but your lunch-box mod is illegal in this state (won't pass inspection) because it uses a flex pipe.

I did a bunch of cheap mods this summer......this picture shows three. A seat cover from Advanced Auto $19. A floor mat from Home depot $2 ea. And a custom sill plate from Home Depot made out of a rubber stair tread $2 per door.


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Cost: free (go take some of your lady's fingernail polish and clear coat)
I love the door sill cover. I to will be doing this mod this weekend. I think I will be going to the junkyard on my luchbreak today to salvage some parts off some wrecked focus as well. Also I love the painted shift mod. I just hate the fact that mine is a cheapo plastic one. Maybe I can find one like your guys.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:40 PM   #122
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after all these mods are pretty much universal on the 07 and down.
it all breaks down to we all drive a Focus we need unity lol
Eggsactly. Thanks for understanding.
After seeing all the mods that could apply to pretty any Foci ever built,
I thought it time for the general populous to join in on the fun.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:58 PM   #123
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Did someone mention adding ground wires already?
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:06 PM   #124
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Nope. But you just did. lol
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:40 PM   #125
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Only 1 focus at the junk yard and it is raped. Nothing good left.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:26 PM   #126
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For the price of a couple rolls of weatherstrip, you can quiet down wind and traffic noise. I suspect the effect would be less on a three-door, but on my ZX5 this was an effective cheap mod.



Here's a link to the whole project. Anyone who does a lot of long-distance driving will certainly benefit.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:39 PM   #127
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what about VHT nightshade you taillights --- i would do it but Texas wont let me :(
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:35 PM   #128
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texas won't let you? why do you say that? and i'm surprised that i read through this entire thread and didn't see a balance shaft delete kit. $20 bucks from F2..or $33 from FS. My personal ones are a debadging-free, invisible exhaust tip-free when you borrow your neighbors grinder, foglight mod-pocket change, parking light mod-free, more to come i'm sure.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:00 AM   #129
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Balance shaft delete? Elaborate please.
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^^^In the 2.3 Duratec, there is an eccentric weighted shaft which offsets vibrations in engine. This is a comon practice in V6 and long stroked I4 engines.

I believe the shaft weighs about 20 pounds, and steals about 15 hp from the engine.

Some people want the extra hp, so there are companies that make a kit to delete the balance shaft.
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