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Old 08-10-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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Angry Ugh.. Another sedan.

Ugh.. Another sedan.

Hey fellow fanatics. I'm not sure if you remember, but I had a build thread before. It was awful. So a friendly mod removed it. I realized how much I procrastinated and how little I stuck to my plans. So I'm renewing my ways. Expect no warning as to what will be done, but be more than excited about the results. After all, what's more satisfying than seeing someone else do stuff to their car that you could care less about anyways? Haha ... Anyways, I'm excited to begin this new thread. I'm excited to generate some feedback. I really want to hear what you think about my progress. This build will sooner or later become more complicated, but I want it to appear simple (if you know what I mean...). With that said, It is a daily driver. Many many small details will be implented into this build. Very minute details can make a huge difference anyways. I hope you enjoy what I plan to do. I promise in the future (after I finish school and have retired the focus from a daily driver), the ole' focus is getting a complete transformation. Parts are in the process of collection.

This is the beginning..........



OK. So it needs some work. So let the mods begin!

Mod List: (Up to date)

-Dec. 28, 2013 - Used SVT EAP Wheels & tires purchased and installed.
-Jan. 15, 2014 - Painted Wheels and Sickspeed Extended Lug Nuts installed.
-Apr. 26, 2014 - Painted Headlight housings black.
-May. 22, 2014 - Repaired and repainted front bumper. Trunk trim emblem shave.
-May. 23, 2014 - Painted calipers red.
-Jul. 16, 2014 -Used SVT Contour Wheels & tires purchased and installed.
-Aug. 3, 2014 - Paint restoration process.
-Aug. 6, 2014 - FRPP ZX3B Lowering springs installed.
-Aug. 8, 2014 - Tinted yellow fog lights and replaced headlamp bulbs.
-Aug. 18, 2014 - Body work and paint repair to rear quarter, front bumper, & trunk trim.
-Aug. 19, 2014 - Spoiler removal.
-Sep. 2, 2014 - Professional tint installed.
-Sep. 10, 2014 - Paint restoration process.
-Sep. 20, 2014 - LED interior conversion.


And as of today, I'm very happy with where she sits at the moment. Many, many more mods are planned to come. Thought I might state they will most likely be subtle changes for time being. I'm at a current state in life where I have plenty to worry about other than #carparts. I'm currently making the move to a Florida residence, but by this time next year I will be making another move to a Texas residence. In the meantime, I will be working for college funds and some car parts funds, but expect a few updates here and there. I do plan to continue modding this car as far I can foresee into the future.

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Mods are becoming more frequent. Stay tuned!



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Old 08-10-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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Love the Contour wheels. Always wanted a set myself.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:03 PM   #3
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Love the Contour wheels. Always wanted a set myself.
Thank you! I really enjoy the look of them. Alot of my peers like the EAP wheels better, but I like the look of these considering the tire size. Plus tires are cheaper on 16s. They're sitting on 225/50s all the way round which is rather large for the focus, but I don't have any rubbing issues. Believe it or not I actually had more issues on stock height over the FRPP springs. The rear is the issue. The sidewalls actually rub on the damper a little bit, but lowering it help a little bit as the damper angled itself just enough to clear the rubber. The only time it rubbed, though, was when there was a dip in the road and the damper straightened up more than the resting position. I believe I'm gonna run this size tire when I replace them and just run some 10mm spacers in the rear to cancel that issue out.

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Old 08-10-2014, 07:20 PM   #4
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Sedans have some advantages, ST is pretty competitive with the SVT - particularly when you stick on some SVT pieces to fix it up.

Tweaking it just right for you (the little things) makes all the difference.

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One of your cheapest performance mod= a BSD plug. 2-3hrs of your labor & adds a little more reliablity too via 6qtrs of oil w/ filter vs 4.5qtrs. Makes the motor more responsive which gets you more mpg.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:24 PM   #6
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Sedans have some advantages, ST is pretty competitive with the SVT - particularly when you stick on some SVT pieces to fix it up.

Tweaking it just right for you (the little things) makes all the difference.

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One of your cheapest performance mod= a BSD plug. 2-3hrs of your labor & adds a little more reliablity too via 6qtrs of oil w/ filter vs 4.5qtrs. Makes the motor more responsive which gets you more mpg.
Hmm, after reading this I immediately gave the purchase of the Cosworth BSD consideration. Might pull the trigger soon!

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Old 08-11-2014, 03:32 PM   #7
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you are making a realy good job
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If you want to go cheaper, I just used a plug & peened it into the bs oil feed hole. I also added a windage tray too.
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Ok. A while back I hit a tire on the highway at night. It did some damage to my freshly painted bumper. So let the repairs begin!

This shows the damages. As you can see the lower valence is scuffed up pretty bad.



This is the process.



And this is where I'm at currently.



It was about to storm hell on me so I quickly applied a single layer of clear coat, but it passed. I'm going to actually remove the bumper and do some more body work on it. When that happens the entire left half will be recleared. It will be look better than factory soon!

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Nice! It's good that you're able to do your own paint work
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