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Old 07-14-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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I was seriously considering one of the new 5 liter (Coyote) Mustang GTs but someone just keyed my Focus and it may not be a one time occurence.

Anyway, rather than provide a new canvas, I figured I just keep the Focus and tweak it. It's my all weather daily driver, so nothing extreme. I'm thinking a K&N Typhoon, Trubendz 2 1/2 inch with a Magnaflo and a resonator, followed by a tune (Tom's). I may also drop in the FRPP suspension. It's really a nice car to drive (31 miles one way to work), but I know I can get a little more without sacrificing mpgs or reliability.

Does this seem like a reasonable approach?


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Old 07-14-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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1st off, Thats a bummer 'bout have your car keyed= F%^&ing s. Thou parts you mentioned are great upgrades= intake/exhaust/tune & a suspension kit. You could checkout CFM= central florida motorsports & Fwerks. For the FRPP's suspesion kit hit up Steve @ Toulsey Ford.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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Don't go with k&n...lol check out cfm's new intake or fswerks cool flo. I used to have the cool flo and have cfm's now and I like it more.

Magnaflow is a good choice, check out fswerks race and stealth too.

For a 2008 dura id talk to randy at fsw about a tune.
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Don't go with k&n...lol check out cfm's new intake or fswerks cool flo. I used to have the cool flo and have cfm's now and I like it more.

Magnaflow is a good choice, check out fswerks race and stealth too.

For a 2008 dura id talk to randy at fsw about a tune.
No Tom's tune?
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Not to kick up tune war dust, but if you're going to buy it all at once and then keep it that way, go with Randy—he's like 20 bucks cheaper. Tom gives you free updates for life, but you don't need that if you're not going to be upgrading further.

You say that your car is an all-weather daily driver; how much rain do you get? I would personally suggest the Steeda short ram intake if you run into a lot of puddles. If water isn't a huge concern, I've heard very good things about the CFM cold air intake.

Those modifications won't make your Focus into a race car, but it'll sound better, handle better, and have a little more get-up-and-go.
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Sounds like my setup. I like it. Makes the car more enjoyable; especially when passing.
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The op has a '08 model, so I'd say to go w/ the Steeda intake w/o the insert which requires a tune. But more resposive.
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I was seriously considering one of the new 5 liter (Coyote) Mustang GTs but someone just keyed my Focus and it may not be a one time occurence.

Anyway, rather than provide a new canvas, I figured I just keep the Focus and tweak it. It's my all weather daily driver, so nothing extreme. I'm thinking a K&N Typhoon, Trubendz 2 1/2 inch with a Magnaflo and a resonator, followed by a tune (Tom's). I may also drop in the FRPP suspension. It's really a nice car to drive (31 miles one way to work), but I know I can get a little more without sacrificing mpgs or reliability.

Does this seem like a reasonable approach?
Your plan is along the same as my mods. I have a Roush (really Airaid) SRI, FSWerks Stealth exhaust, AR103s, and Tom's tune. I also have about a 35-mile one-way commute, and it really helped. The trans used to shift in/out of overdrive all the time on the interstate, and now it pulls almost everything, no problem.

I've only run about 300 miles, so I can't really say one way or the other about MPGs, but I'm pretty sure I haven't lost any. Tom tuned me for 91 octane, so my fillups are about $2.00 more expensive. Given the increase in driveability, I figure that's a fair tradeoff.
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