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Old 05-13-2011, 09:08 AM   #1
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2012 Performance recommendations?

In the next few months parts will start coming out, but since I am new to owning a car I'd actually want improve I don't really know which companies to go with.
Where should I look for a CAI, air filter and exhaust system? And what stats will tell me what is good and what is not worth it?


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Old 05-13-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
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I am interested in the answers so I am replying for subscription :)
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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I would be surprised if Ford Racing doesn't release some performance/handling/appearance upgrades within the year.
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In the next few months parts will start coming out, but since I am new to owning a car I'd actually want improve I don't really know which companies to go with.
Where should I look for a CAI, air filter and exhaust system? And what stats will tell me what is good and what is not worth it?
Most people start out with Intake/Exhaust/Header/Tune/Suspension. These mods will get you started. Good luck.
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I actually spoke to somebody at Ford Racing on the phone a few nights ago. They/He said they expect to have a few things available within the next three months or so. Namely Exhaust and Intake. He mentioned a few more small things but I can't recall.

I spoke to FSWerks as well, and they gave pretty much the same timeframe, and mentioned the same components.

Hope this helps :)
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Just remember, depending on your dealer, installing aftermarket parts may void you warranty and they might refuse to fix your car should something go wrong with it. Therefore, if you install any performance upgrades, remove them before you take it in for service (exhaust is OK to leave on).
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Just remember, depending on your dealer, installing aftermarket parts may void you warranty and they might refuse to fix your car should something go wrong with it. Therefore, if you install any performance upgrades, remove them before you take it in for service (exhaust is OK to leave on).
This was my next question, if you buy from Ford Racing does this still void the warranty?
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This was my next question, if you buy from Ford Racing does this still void the warranty?
Intakes/exhausts are usually ok. Just go cone-air; I wouldn't go cold air unless it never rains (puddles tend to cause issues!).

If you get an ECU tuning that tends to make your warranty go bye-bye.

Suspension and brakes are usually not enough to void anything either, within reason. Like an earlier poster said, it really depends on how flexible your services manager is at the dealership you go to.
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It has to be proven that the modification you made did the damage in question, before a warranty claim can be denied. And even then, it does not void the entire warranty in general, just the specific claim.

Read up on the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act if you'd like more details or have any further questions.
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It has been said that many of the performance parts from the ST model will be available to add onto the base Focus models. (Eurotuner). Its just a matter of waiting. I am really hoping that they offer the LED/Xenon lights.
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