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Old 10-14-2008, 08:38 PM   #81
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Ohhh... yeah that looks illegal :/

So is there anyway that I could cut it off, but still have it extend out the back to the spot where it originally was?
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:54 PM   #82
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Ipod holder DIY...I got this idea from HaveBlue83.

Metal coat hanger FREE
Ipod cable extension 9 bucks at radio shack
Belkin Hard case for 80/160 GB Ipod. $1.00 @The Dollar Tree

Slip the front of the ashtray off. It will look like this. The red is where the coat hanger fits in.


Bend your piece of coat hanger to fit the ashtray/Ipod case. Drill holes in the back of the case so the coat hanger will fit through.


I had to use the 160GB case backing because of the extra space the coat hanger takes up. I also cut a small piece of hanger to put on the bottom to even it all out.( I electrical taped it all so my Ipod won't get scratched up.)


After bending the coat hanger to get it where you want it you will get this....



I like it a lot.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:04 PM   #83
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Ohhh... yeah that looks illegal :/

So is there anyway that I could cut it off, but still have it extend out the back to the spot where it originally was?
Yea I believe someone used two 45 degree bends and that worked. Here is the tread. It may have some answers.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=175108
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:55 PM   #84
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Okay cool.
I'd like to try it if it is legal in WI.

PLEASE, does anyone know if it is legal to cut it off and then put flex pipe on over it to replace it? THANK YOU.
spyder, yes, it is illegal. messing with exhaust/emissions in any way is illegal.

that being said, it all depends on your state, and how they do the inspections. if they dont see it, they dont know. get me?

now, this thread will help you to understand the removal a bit more:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...light=lunchbox
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:14 AM   #85
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Spyder.....Here's a link to the whole seat-cover project

And.....Here's a link to an on-line source

Lately I've seen the two other color combos at a few Advance Auto stores...the red combo is the best IMO.

More cheap mods....I had my driver seat apart to repair a noise problem. While I was at it, I added a lumbar support pad inside the seat-back. It's just a 12"x12"x1" foam pad in a plastic envelope (to hold it securely). Getting inside the stock seat is not so easy......but the result was worth the effort.

Here's a link to the seat fix/mods

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Old 10-15-2008, 07:00 AM   #86
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Hope you guys aren't getting bored with all these cheap mods.....

Here's an upgrade to your security system, if you have one or not. It's a simple blinking red LED next to your audio unit. Looks impressive at night or in the day-time.....and turns off when the ignition is on.



Here's a how-to on the whole procedure. I have the OEM factory cd changer, but I still don't want my car broken into for any reason. The stock security system will sound an alarm, but only after the car is damaged.
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Lol blue is a beast! You have a ton of ideas!
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:22 AM   #88
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Ashtray to coin holder coversion. Free-$5.

I converted my ashtray into a coin holder. Cut the pop up door off. Leave about half inch of the door so it will stay in the dash and not pull out. Put down some material to prevent change from sliding around. The material is the same stuff people put in their cabinets or kitchen drawers. The svtf doesn't have the coin holder in the dash.

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yeah, thats one thing i dont like...no coinholder...i mean, ive got 6 cupholders, but no change spot....always thought that to be a bit strange...no ashtray tho either.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:10 PM   #90
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you can buy a smokers pack from ford its about 50 bucks come with a mount up ashtray and lighter. but i will jus save 50 and use my bic and window.
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