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Old 04-19-2013, 02:09 PM   #661
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Looks good. I don't mean to sound ignorant but what's the difference between these and the stock ones?
The Euro lights have rear fog lights in the housings.

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I didn't notice . And we even spent some time talking about the tails yesterday. Shame on me.
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Love the car twenty keep up the good work :)
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #662
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QuickLIFT install:



The hood struts for my sedan and my friend Mario's (eglove) ST arrived so we installed them last night. Overall it was a very straight-forward procedure and no permanent modifications to the cars were required. One wiring loom had to be slightly repositioned so it wouldn’t get pinched but the instructions show that. We actually tucked ours under the plastic shield on which they sit, to really keep them out of the way.



One bolt from each fender is removed and a ball-stud is installed in its place. For the upper end of the strut, the bolts holding the hood are removed to add a bracket and are then fastened down again. Realistically this can be done by one person but we took the chance to install these together, so one could help hold the hood and realign it while the other tightened the nuts.



A small c-clip holds the bottom of the strut in place while the top snaps on. Because the fit is so tight with the hood closed, the bumpers on the sides of the hood are removed, and a small bit of clear film applied below where they sat. The final step was to remove the hood prop and put it away.



We had actually installed mine first but I started with the pictures of Mario’s since I had somewhat of an ‘in-progress’ shot of his install.

Next, some touchup paint will be applied to a few spots, such as around the ball-studs because their washers are smaller in diameter than those from the bolts they replace. I also plan to touch up the bolts on the hood to hide the marks from the socket.



I’m very happy with this purchase already and would put it as a must-have for these cars. Actually, any car.

Thanks (again) to Mario for ordering these and dropping them off!
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #663
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The hood struts for my sedan and my friend Mario's (eglove) ST arrived so we installed them last night. Overall it was a very straight-forward procedure and no permanent modifications to the cars were required. One wiring loom had to be slightly repositioned so it wouldn’t get pinched but the instructions show that. We actually tucked ours under the plastic shield on which they sit, to really keep them out of the way.



One bolt from each fender is removed and a ball-stud is installed in its place. For the upper end of the strut, the bolts holding the hood are removed to add a bracket and are then fastened down again. Realistically this can be done by one person but we took the chance to install these together, so one could help hold the hood and realign it while the other tightened the nuts.


A small c-clip holds the bottom of the strut in place while the top snaps on. Because the fit is so tight with the hood closed, the bumpers on the sides of the hood are removed, and a small bit of clear film applied below where they sat. The final step was to remove the hood prop and put it away.


We had actually installed mine first but I started with the pictures of Mario’s since I had somewhat of an ‘in-progress’ shot of his install.

Next, some touchup paint will be applied to a few spots, such as around the ball-studs because their washers are smaller in diameter than those from the bolts they replace. I also plan to touch up the bolts on the hood to hide the marks from the socket.



I’m very happy with this purchase already and would put it as a must-have for these cars. Actually, any car.

Thanks (again) to Mario for ordering these and dropping them off!
Looking good man, and for everyone else, you can get them from RDC check out the Group Buy Section
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:42 PM   #664
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Looks good. Mine should arrive early next week
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This wasn't big enough to be a 'real' update but I thought I'd post just so anyone who wants one knows that it fits and can have the part number.

I still had some money on a gift card, redeemable at a group of dealerships. I needed to find something small to buy and this happened to work perfectly, using exactly what balance I had remaining. Not a penny to spare.

It's Ford's locking gas plug, and while the application guide actually doesn't (at least at the time of my ordering) list the Focus, it fits perfectly.


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Oooh, I like those hood struts. Nifty. Awesome!
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Does the lock cause any inconvenience? Like is it a piece that comes off or does it just open up or?
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Does the lock cause any inconvenience? Like is it a piece that comes off or does it just open up or?
Unlock it and it just comes out of the filler neck.
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Probably a dumb question, but how does the gas plug work?
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Probably a dumb question, but how does the gas plug work?
Just like a normal locking gascap, except designed for us with the cap-less filler necks.
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