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Old 07-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #761
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heya whats up. like your 2012 se. do they all come stick shift?
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #762
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heya whats up. like your 2012 se. do they all come stick shift?
Stick is now optional in all Foci (since the loss of the SEL)....when they first came out Stick only available in S-SE 9
(Most special ordered)

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:55 PM   #763
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Stick is now optional in all Foci (since the loss of the SEL)....when they first came out Stick only available in S-SE 9
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If I recall they also came on the TI but like most, were rare. And were only not available on the SEL.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #764
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With ur DRL are all the lights on or just low beams?
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I'm pretty sure they're on. Two years with the car, and I don't definitely know.

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you're mods are tasteful yet delightful. you're focus looks great. inspired me too vinyl wrap some of my door trim on my 07. and the led reverse lights i had to buy keep it up
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Did you change out the stock bulbs for aftermarket ones?
To stealth ones, yes.

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I would venture a guess that the coating of the stealth bulbs is cooking off and is what is hazing your lens. I have LED's, so no issue. My fog lamps, otoh, look like someone made a small campfire in them.
As my other thread and poll found out, it seems I'm not the only one. Apparently other owners are noting problems too. Not a bad idea though.

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That's not good :( ... I put cheap LEDs in my park ones...last about 3months..been out for about 2months now...waiting on new lights to get delivered today. The. Got some hyper white bulbs to go in (will they cook off too?) Dunno...hope not

Fogs are hyper yellow, , don't use em all the time, so still good

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Changing those little bulbs every 3 months? I don't think that'd be fun.

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Yeah my LEDs are still going strong... I haven't had to change them yet
I'm still thinking of changing to LEDs to prevent future hassles.

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heya whats up. like your 2012 se. do they all come stick shift?
Thanks! DCT was available, I'll post a bit more after the following quotes:

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Stick is now optional in all Foci (since the loss of the SEL)....when they first came out Stick only available in S-SE 9
(Most special ordered)

sent from some beach :)
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If I recall they also came on the TI but like most, were rare. And were only not available on the SEL.
It was a little different in Canada as compared to the US, but at the end of the 2012 model year all four trims could be had with a stick.

S: Standard available in Canada and the USA
SE: Standard available in Canada and the USA
SEL: Standard available in Canada only, not USA
Ti: Standard available in Canada and the USA, at the end of the model year
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #765
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Today I picked up my new headlights. I'll get a post up about what I've found regarding the hazing issue when I get a chance to.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:47 PM   #766
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JBR shifter bushings:

Recently the ST (as seen in this thread before) and SE had some James Barone Racing (JBR) solid shifter bushings fitted. They were inexpensive pieces which would hopefully improve the feel of the shifter, so Mario and I decided to give them a try in our cars. The true install, that is the removal of old and fitting of new pieces, was very simple and fast. It was the tear-down prior to and replacing all of the removed parts after that took the time (in total we were working for a handful of hours). We also may or may not have dropped a bolt and washer down into the recesses of the shifter and had to spend a lot of time hunting for them… Tip: don’t do that.



Here’s one of the two kits; you can see the new solid bushings and washers which fit on top.



This is the comparison with the factory piece (on the left). It consists of a metal sleeve surrounded by the rubber boot. There isn’t too much room for it to flex but it was surprisingly soft; the JBR kit sees the shifter assembly get bolted directly – with no isolators - to the car. We noticed the JBR bushings were shorter than OEM, but it appears that the extra height is just due to the rubber and the metal sleeves are the same height as the JBR parts.



As I said, it was the tearing down and putting back of the console that took the most time. The entire unit had to come out as you can see. It wasn’t too hard to remove, but having to tear apart so many clipped-together, plastic parts on relatively new cars can be a little scary. Fortunately nothing broke and everything lined up again afterwards. No rattles either, everything is back to the way it should be.

Each car had four bushings, one of which is highlighted by the arrow. With the small bolt out the stock pieces were pried out and the new JBR bushings were put in place.



Mario’s car was first on the agenda so by this point, when we were working on my car, it was getting dark outside. I had to resort to a harsh flash to get this last shot, which shows three of the four bushings.

At the end of the night when he was leaving, Mario noted he felt the improvement immediately, and I definitely did as well after driving around the next day. There are even better-defined gear changes now, with the shifter slotting into place with a more solid thunk. Worth the time and money? Absolutely. If you have a manual Mk3, you should buy these.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:54 AM   #767
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Links for purchase?? I still have my Steeda Tri axe shifter I need to install and if im gonna it be prime time to do this as well
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Twenty,

Did you every end up doing anything with the extra bulb slot in the euro tail lights? Wired up a fog light? Spliced in extra brake lights?
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We are in process of getting the euro harness in for the euro tails, to either match it up with a US Ford part or to reverse engineer it for production

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