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Old 09-07-2011, 10:42 AM   #11
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Well, with all of the electronics that are on the newer cars ... I would be careful using the Universal mods.

Why not just start with a K&N air Filter? In the past rides, the K&N drop in showed the same amount of gain as a Short Ram Intake. Just a thought to start.

I know that Borla makes a full exhaust for the new 2012s ... but it is hella expensive right now.

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Old 09-07-2011, 10:45 AM   #12
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OOps ... I meant Ford Racing makes a full exhaust for the 2012s.

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:58 AM   #13
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Lol I was like borla? Yeah so many electronics in these new cars, I guess I'll just have to wait for a little while until I can really start working on my car
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:28 PM   #14
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I am a newbie to this forum but have been on FocalJet for a couple months. I am also a newbie to the Focus scene as well.

Here is what I have found:
1. There is a guy on FJ that has made his own ram air intake that looks great, sounds great, costs about $45 to do it, and from the top of the engine area you can barely see it. It looks stock.

2. I have a prototype coilover suspension that will be in next week. This is a company that is well know and has built components for the Focus for years. I will post pictures and tell the company as soon as the parts are installed on the car and all works great.

3. You can cut the very last muffler off the rear and install a tip on the driver side or put a pipe in the muffler's place and have the exhaust exit the passenger side the same as factory. This does not make the car very loud at all (check on youtube, there is already a video). No dyno runs have been made to see if the power is increase or not.

4. Steeda has came out with a 1" rear sway bar.

5. The rear suspension is the same as the 2010+ Mazda 3 and the 2007+ Volvo C30. The front suspension is the same as well. The only differances are the spring rates. This beeing said you can search 2010+ Mazda 3 suspension parts and they will bolt up.

6. Eibach has their Prokit out. It lowers the car about .8"

I have spent countless hours at work (Louetta Automotive) getting specs, prices and part designs for the 2012s. If you have a question I will be more than happy to try and help!
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Whoa man! Thanks that's alot of info! And about that ram intake do you know where I could find that, and I understand being new to the focus forums cuz I am to am I just got this new 2012 SEL focus and am constantly having to learn what parts can go where and how to do it
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:53 AM   #16
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Here is he link that has the complete how to, pictures, and part #s

http://forums.focaljet.com/new-focus...m-air-how.html
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:09 PM   #17
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The anticipation is killing me! The coil overs should be at my house when I get home. The cool thing is I am off tomorrow so I should have plenty of time to install them.
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The wife just texted me!!!!!!!! My coilovers are at my house! anyone is invited to come over and help or just watch. I think my house would look sweet with several custom "FOCI" sitting in front of it! My neighbors will like it as well!
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The cat is out of the bag! I installed a set of KSport coil overs and they fit and ride VERY nice! I have it lowered about 2.5 inches. The hit is the exact same for the 2010+ Mazda 3. I will have pictures soon to follow.
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That's awesome man!! Can't wait to see the pics
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