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Old 10-05-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Did I buy the wrong car? HELP!!

I bought a 2006 Zx3 2.0 duratech 5 spd a few months back, because my truck blew up. I love this little car... great on gas, fun to drive, BUT.... Did I buy the worst one to try to mod? I have been looking around for photos of really slicked out 06-07's, but haven't found many. So I need someone to come right out and tell me if I need to just drive this one and leave it alone? I'd like to put some nice looking wheels maybe SVT's, drop it down a bit, exhaust, and maybe a fswerks turbo kit. Not seeing much for aftermarket front bumpers, but like the front end on the this grey one. Ok, someone tell me what I need to think about. Thanks!




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Old 10-05-2014, 10:45 PM   #2
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Did you notice this stickie? http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=256271

You can swap front ends between MkI & MkI.5, so anything for either can be used if you want to enough.

Wheels/Suspension is where you REALLY wake up the performance (bang for the buck) and the duratec is a desirable engine - can't really go wrong with an '06 hatch with the 5 spd..
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:32 AM   #3
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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Can you guys recommend a decent lowering spring and strut combo. I am not wanting to do coil overs $$$, but just a decent spring and strut. I have been looking around on the forum, but do you have a sticky that gives links to some recommended parts? My little car runs good has 135k miles on it, so I am not leaning on her hard or anything, but it's fun to drive. I run motorcraft synthetic blend oil in it, and change it between 3-5k miles. The engine is super clean, and doesn't smoke or leak any oil. I am about to replace the fuel filter, plugs and wires. I would ultimately like to boost it.. one day.
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:26 PM   #5
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Eibach Pro-Kit or H&R Sport springs. Those offer a mild drop (1" - 1.25") but will give you much better handling. I'm planning on getting the H&R Sports for my car and just using the OEM Ford dampers, mainly because the damper selection for my car is very limited.

As far as modability, you're in a much better position with that car than I am with mine. There's not too much available for the 2008-11 as it was different in the US than the rest of the world.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:17 PM   #7
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The suspension ideas everyone through out are a good start if you dont want to spend money on coilovers. I nice little drop, some upgraded wheels and your car will look much better.

Here is my 07, should be the same color as yours. Any questions on stuff, just ask.


DSC07057 by rambleon84, on Flickr
Here is an '06 with the Sports Appearance package, came with a different front/rear bumper
DSC07196 by rambleon84, on Flickr (I have other Focus in my Flickr too if you want more ideas.)
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:24 PM   #8
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rambleon84,
That is exactly what I have been looking for! I PM'ed you. I need some specifics if you don't mind. Your car is the same color, and is sick!
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