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Old 08-16-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Feta_mgp's 2012 SGM SEL Sedan build thread!

So, I've officially had the car over 2 years... and finally decided I couldn't stand NOT modding it any longer!

How she looked when she came home for the first time!



So, first thing's first: although I ordered my FSWerks Intake on July 21st, it was on backorder due to powdercoating because I ordered the wrinkle black heat shield. So, instead, my first official "mod" is a set of U-Ace 3D MAXPider floormats. These things are awesome! They look great with a faux carbon-fiber finish to the TPR top layer and are constructed with a 3-layer system, the TPR top layer, a waterproof/sound deadening middle layer, and a bottom layer that has a velcro-esque feel that clings to the existing carpet pretty well.





Second up, the FSWerks Cool-Flo Intake w/ ITG filter! Finally came in after 3+ weeks of waiting because of powdercoating. I was more than happy to wait for the backordered heat shielding especially because they were up front about it and a day or so after ordering they emailed me to inform me it was a few weeks out. Looks great, sounds great, and it was a breeze to install!






Axis Sport XMX 17x7.5s! Well, three of them at least. My buddy working at the shop I went to noticed that one of the wheels was bent, pretty badly, likely from shipping. He texted me and snapped a picture, so I contacted Tire Rack and should have my replacement tomorrow! So... my stock wheel is kind of like a "fourth wheel" for now eheheh. Better pictures to come after the replacement wheel comes in and the car gets a good bath.

EDIT: all wheels have been on for some time now! Check the next page for pictures :D






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Old 08-16-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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Those floor mats are so excellent.

I'm very interested to see the factory body pieces painted.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #3
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Those floor mats are so excellent.

I'm very interested to see the factory body pieces painted.
Absolutely, I love them!

I'm actually thinking about going with the 3DCarbon rear valance and having the sides and front pieces painted. Here's another member's silver SE Hatch build. Scroll down the OP for the pictures, they look great. The sedan valance is a little different however, and I think the 3DCarbon valance will look better. But the sides/front look fantastic painted, gives the car the lower look I'd like/wanted from the aftermarket skirts/lip without having to spend the money on those pieces AND the paint.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=317630
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It's about time!
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Love the floormats, I really want them. The wheels will look good, too. I think this is gonna be another epic car.
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this floor mats are killer! Cant wait till I get them, sadly other parts take priority
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It's about time!
I know I know... I told myself I wouldn't mod this one... I'm surprised I held out this long!

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Love the floormats, I really want them. The wheels will look good, too. I think this is gonna be another epic car.
Thanks! I can't wait to get the wheels... the 18"s are really popular with the ST guys (at least those of them who were able to get them before they were discontinued) and after seeing a picture of them on an SGM sedan (member from this site, I believe) I had to pull the trigger. And thanks! I hope so :)

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They're fantastic! They were a priority for me only because I frequent dirt roads, have some close friends who live down a dirt road and the whole surrounding area is mostly dirt roads so I needed something so that I could stop muddying up my carpet. These were the best trade-off for looks and utility; not quite as heavy duty as something like the Husky or WeatherTech mats it seems, but since I don't have to deal with snow down here, just dirt and occasionally mud after rain, these were perfect.
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I like where this is going...
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Updated OP with pictures of wheels/new tires. Installed pictures will be up Thursday, they get installed tomorrow and the car gets washed Thursday for picture time :D
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Shameless bump. Initial pictures of the wheels are up! Unfortunately one was bent during shipping, so I get to rock one stock wheel for a day or two. Tire Rack already knows and should have overnighted me the replacement. Here's to hoping!
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