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Old 09-18-2009, 03:50 PM   #331
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Yes defiantly worth it. its such a rush to race
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:15 AM   #332
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Thumbs up

It's worth it.

If you love your car and you love putting in the wrench time then go for it.

Seeing everything on your car after you've finished is the best.

Then you can run and show it off.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:08 PM   #333
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When I'm in the process of doing a mod and everything seems to be going wrong, I usually wonder why the hell I even bother. When it's done and looks great and works right, I think it's worth it.
When I wrote this, my SVT wasn't on the road yet. Now that it is running (with boost... hehehehehe), I have to wholeheartedly say YES modding is totally 100% worth it.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:30 PM   #334
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^I know what you mean. Mine is down right now after installing jrsc, and I keep running into problem after problem. I have wanted to throw in the towel more than once, but I know after it is running it will all be worth it.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:08 PM   #335
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Depends on the person and the car, in my opinion.

Honestly, I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but my SVT Focus is worth about $7,000 maybe. It's just not worth it to do any mods to it that aren't free. Sure, I could supercharge it, but that would cost more than 50% of the car's resale value, and it still wouldn't make as much power as a car I could buy for $7k + the supercharger price.

On a car like, say, an 03-04 Cobra where some mods put you in the faster-than-any-Ferrari range, I think it's worth it. But on a Focus, it's not worth it (to me personally!) unless it's super cheap or free. :)
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:31 PM   #336
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Depends on the person and the car, in my opinion.

Honestly, I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but my SVT Focus is worth about $7,000 maybe. It's just not worth it to do any mods to it that aren't free. Sure, I could supercharge it, but that would cost more than 50% of the car's resale value, and it still wouldn't make as much power as a car I could buy for $7k + the supercharger price.

On a car like, say, an 03-04 Cobra where some mods put you in the faster-than-any-Ferrari range, I think it's worth it. But on a Focus, it's not worth it (to me personally!) unless it's super cheap or free. :)
Modding is not limited to engine performance.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:52 PM   #337
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I modded my fusion and had some decent results I did a tune a CAI and a strut brace. Handled better and had a quicker throttle response and mpg could be better if I drove it properly. Problem is these improvements were pretty expensive 700 or so dollars probably. And then there's the warranty and or reliability concerns. I won't be modding my focus just a simple car to get me around with great fuel economy
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:18 AM   #338
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better then blowing it on crack
yes worth it becouse every one needs a hobby as of financialy, u will not get u money out of it
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:43 AM   #339
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financially, no. if your REALLY into cars and its your true hobby. its a money pit thats just fun. same with boats, bikes, planes, ect. all hobbies are pretty much money pits unless you turn it into a business.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:27 AM   #340
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As many people have said...practical? not really. But it becomes more then a car to someone that spends the time to work on it and improve upon it. I find the ultimate gratification when I finish something I have spent time researching, saving for, and installing, then standing back and taking a look. The sense of accomplisment and pride in ones work is worth more then money to me. To me...I would rather be poor and proud!
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