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Old 09-11-2003, 08:57 AM   #1
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Parts I want some advice please.

Ok, here is a list of things I want to get done over the winter on my 2001 Ford Focus ZX3 with the 5-speed.

Head
Cams
Intake
Header / Exhaust combo (Loudest with most power gains no emmisions testing so I am looking for a race header)
Pulleys
Carbon Fiber hood
Lighest Gunmetal 17" Wheels out.

Any advice as to what parts are the best or where I can get the best prices would be very helpful, or if you see something else I should get with this list that I might have missed. Thanks in advance.


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Old 09-12-2003, 09:27 PM   #2
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I dunno if their the lightest gunmetal rims out there, but Velox rims certianly look the best...I got some VX-6R's on my liquid grey car and match the paint PERFECTLY TO THE T!!!! Look great! I might get some pics up soon but I got a page on cardomain.com under avengerc3 so if u wanted to look...DON'T ORDER EM FROM VELOX! You can get a pair cheap with tires in mags at the store for like 800...I spent 600 on just the rims from an aftermarket dealer, which is a good price until I talked with others and found out RESEARCH! I coulda got my same rims for 400 bucks or 650 with tires...sucked but whatever... shit happens....lemme know how it goes
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Old 09-18-2003, 06:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice on the wheels I will look into them.
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Old 09-18-2003, 07:19 AM   #4
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Head - Ford Racing (cheapest?) Focus Sport (best)
Cams - Not Familiar
Intake - highest hp gain / AEM CAI - best throttle response / MAC
Header - Focus Sport 4-1 w/ flex pipe from Focus Sport
Exhaust - loudest / borla or bosal - quietest without losing hp/tq Focus Sport Stealth
Pulley - I have the MAC it was like $50 +shipping
Wheels - *shrug* your cup of tea
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Old 09-26-2003, 09:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the Info. I will go with Ford Racing Head and the Bosal exhaust.
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Pulley - FC 2 piece
Intake - Volant
Exhaust - Borla
Head - Ford Racing
Cams - Crowner stage 1 probably for u

ur also gunna want to finish off that exhaust. Get a FocusSport Race header and a flex pipe. also u wanna get FC adjustable cam sprockets when ur done with all the shizzle u need to go get a dyno tune. This is the order i recommend doing this stuff. Almost left thise out u'll need to look into ignition as well and some 24 l/b injectors probably.

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Header, Flexpipe, exahaust (wanna do that all at once so we count it as one)
65mm throttle body
cam sprockets
cams
MSD ignition
Ford Racing 9mm plug wires
24 l/b injectors or 48 i'm not to sure need to ask about that
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also man since ur looking into buying that ford racing head u'll wanna pick up a Ford Racing intake mani, probly a 70mm t/b and a 70mm MAF. IF i was u i would get every except the Ford racing head, skip the ford racing mani, skip the 70mm t/b and skip the 70mm MAF and buy a freaking Jackson Racing Super Charger
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Karncustoms, what are you building the car for? Racing?

All of the above posts are opinions. You need to understand that some of the mods require extensive work and a nice amount of money.

What are your goals and your budget?
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Exhaust - loudest / borla or bosal - quietest without losing hp/tq Focus Sport Stealth
best overall is probably Thermal R&D, quiet and good gains. Vibrant is also loud but good gains. Borla is in the middle of the pack for loudness. Bosal is pretty quiet. hp gains range from 5-8 hp and no one really knows which one is the best for sure, so it basically comes down to how loud/quiet you want it. If you upgrade to a race header any exhaust will be very loud except the focus sport stealth. My borla with a FC race header and flex is loud but sounds really, really good.
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