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Old 03-11-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,
I just bought my first Focus on saturday. I have always wanted an SVT focus and now I own one and it's awesome. So with that in mind I would love some suggestions on where to start. I think that it's got some quickness to it, but I'm hoping to give it a little bit more get up and go.

Some intro mod suggestions would be great.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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Suspension , exhaust , intake , tune
In that order . Check out fswerks and steeda , also central Florida motorsports and massive speed.
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Most of the mods for the SVT really help with drivability than adding power. Unless you decide to Turbo/Surpercharge the ride.

Congrats on getting an SVT.

I would start with the maintenance first. Used SVTs, suggestions for maintenance:
- Check your Timing Belt and Serpentine Belt.
- Check your front control arm bushings
- Check your motor mounts
- Throttle Sticky?
- Surging between 2.5K - 4K?

After you do that.

Then I would put these in this order:
- Tune < - Grows with your car and helps open up some power
- HFC/ORP (High Flow Cat / Off-Road Pipe) < - Most gains for SVT
- Short Throw Shifter < - Definitely helps shifting easier. The stock SVT is like a long truck shifter.
- Larger Throttle Body < - More air, means more off the line torque. No real gain overall, just better response.
- Cold Air Intake < - Combined with larger throttle body for even more start line pick up

That's a start list from my suggestion box.

Other things you can look at suspension, all motor mounts ...

But like I stated, don't think you are going to gain alot from mods, the SVT Focus was quite close to Max from the factory. Ford did a good job of getting alot out of this car.

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Old 03-12-2013, 07:18 AM   #4
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What Ray said.

Take care of your maintenance first. When I bought mine I found out a lot of things the owner didn't warn me about or tried to hide. Good thing there is plenty of info out there. The how to guides on here have saved my ass numerous times.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Yea as far as maintenance goes it's actually in great shape. It doesn't surge or anything but I will check the belt I actually didn't think about that if I'm being totally honest. I don't want to get to crazy with it I thought about going crazy with it but in all honesty I don't race I just want a little bit more quickness.

I really appreciate all the pointers. Super stoked for FocusFest, already requested off.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #6
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Maybe you guys can answer me this. I was reading about sparkplugs and wires. And I noticed they were talking about gapping. I'm kind of confused on what that means/how its done. I'm new to this scene so be gentle. :) Does anyone on here live in the DC metro area?

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The spark plug gap for the SVT is 1.3mm/.051 inches. AutoZone or any car parts place will have a tool for it. The gap is just the distance between the firing tip and the electrode. You just want to use the tool to adjust and measure the distance. Tool should only be a few bucks.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #8
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Maybe you guys can do me a favor. I got a new head unit for my SVT and it doesn't work my steering wheel controls and my factory sub. I'm not really trying to buy a new one since the car has one. Any suggestions on how to wire it up?
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:48 PM   #9
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search!!

honestly, the search button will be your best friend. I just bought my first svt and so far, stereo upgrade. and maintenance. soooooo do some research and decide what would work for you. I like the tbi with stock airbox, k&n airfilter, and toms tune. congrates!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #10
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you will need a aswc interconnect. search focus svt aswc install. you should have everything you will need. There should also be a write up on how to install a rca wire into the factory wiring harness to plug into the back of the radio's rca port. fairly easy if you are a diy person.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=299083
http://forums.focaljet.com/ice-car-e...works-how.html

hope it helps...
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