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Old 09-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Upgrading my 2011 Ford Focus SES (With Pictures)

A couple months ago I bought a 2011 Ford Focus SES (Silver) and I am looking to put some money and upgrades (appearance and performance) into it. These include a front spoiler, rear wing, cold air intake, a different exhaust, the SCT Livewire TS Performance Tuner and Monitor, and last, but not least, tinted windows. If anybody has any suggestions on what brand I should go about getting for any of this stuff please let me know. Any advice is much appreciated! Thank you!


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Old 09-12-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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well intake you can go with steeda, CFI, or FSworks, exhaust i would recomend FSworks performance exhaust also FSworks sells alot of motor upgrades not cheep but they do sell them plus a complete turbo setup as well i belive
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Should I go with that or a different one my friend recommended?

I definitely trust that you know what you are talking about, but i just wanted to confirm your suggestion. Last night I was talking to a friend and he suggested that I get a magnaflow exhaust and to go to a company called k&n for cold air intake. He continued on to say that they are not the cheapest but the durability and performance is unmatched by most competitors. Should I listen to him and go with what he thinks or would I just be better off following your advice and getting those parts? The only reason I ask this is because I don't want to buy something and then later on down the road say something like "oh man, I should have gone with this instead."
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well intake you can go with steeda, CFI, or FSworks, exhaust i would recomend FSworks performance exhaust also FSworks sells alot of motor upgrades not cheep but they do sell them plus a complete turbo setup as well i belive
I definitely trust that you know what you are talking about, but i just wanted to confirm your suggestion. Last night I was talking to a friend and he suggested that I get a magnaflow exhaust and to go to a company called k&n for cold air intake. He continued on to say that they are not the cheapest but the durability and performance is unmatched by most competitors. Should I listen to him and go with what he thinks or would I just be better off following your advice and getting those parts? The only reason I ask this is because I don't want to buy something and then later on down the road say something like "oh man, I should have gone with this instead."
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In regards to any exterior parts (we carry front spoilers, rear spoiler, and carbon fiber hood for your vehicle), i can offer you the lowest pricing available.


In regards to K&N, they are a very well established company, and make a wide variety of filters for all makes and models. Same can be said for Magnaflow and their exhaust products.

FSWerks* focuses solely on Ford Focus/Fiesta platforms (though their parent company focuses on VW), So they are more knowledgeable to your specific platform.



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I definitely trust that you know what you are talking about, but i just wanted to confirm your suggestion. Last night I was talking to a friend and he suggested that I get a magnaflow exhaust and to go to a company called k&n for cold air intake. He continued on to say that they are not the cheapest but the durability and performance is unmatched by most competitors. Should I listen to him and go with what he thinks or would I just be better off following your advice and getting those parts? The only reason I ask this is because I don't want to buy something and then later on down the road say something like "oh man, I should have gone with this instead."
well your friend is right in some aspects magnaflow does sound pretty good with small engines and you could go that route thats up to you but the thing with cold air intakes i would do research and find out for your self cuse anyone can tell you this is better or thats better or this is crap but IMO all cold air intakes work the same there is no perfomance difference between most if any maybe a few kilowatts on the dyno but nothing noticable on the road. its your car your the one driving it all the time i would go what YOU want to go with and take peoples statements about brands and base them on your opinion cuse your the one that has to drive it every were lol
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well intake you can go with steeda, CFI, or FSworks, exhaust i would recomend FSworks performance exhaust also FSworks sells alot of motor upgrades not cheep but they do sell them plus a complete turbo setup as well i belive
The other thing is that I'm not really sure if I want to do performance upgrades cause of the fact its an automatic car ... I'm just not sure if it would be worth it.
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Personally I would just get a drop in K&n Filter/tint the windows and be done with it. It snows were you live so I would buy a new set of wheels/tires so those nice rims don't get all messed up(just assuming). Also I would get some nice All weather mats, that's just me though. Then later on I would get a nice deep sounding exhaust.
I came to the same dilemma, I have a focus 03 2.3 but it was an auto. I tinted windows, added new headlights/xenon but in the end of the day I bought an svt. Love the svt and once I get enough money I'm going to fix the nasty fender/remove front license bracket, repaint car then look into Force induction once my new clutch goes out.
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Also would like to say your car looks really well and is the most refined of the MK2 focus generation, You really don't have to change a thing, looks really nice stock! They really pushed those cars for sales, has the SVT focus rims for crying out loud, lol.
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