Newbie - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > SPI Performance (2000-2004)

SPI Performance (2000-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L Split Port Injection engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-08-2003, 08:05 PM   #1
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1461
Location: Issaquah, WA
What I Drive: 2002 Focus LX Infra Red

Posts: 75
FF Reputation: 1 AsianChris Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Question Newbie

Since I am hella poor, and haven't even paid off my car.. I didn't get the most best car to start out with. I got a 2002 sedan.. that doesn't say lx on it but I assume it's lx.. It's 5 speed, with standard everything.. no power windows locks.. anything.. nothing at all.. it was one of those cars that you would see in the newspaper.. only a select few... anyway I have some questions about it.

1.Since the car didn't come with a tach, I was wondering what the redline of the car was.. and how I would be going about to installing it...

2.I want a OEM spoiler.. a stock one and I was wondering how hard it was to install such a thing.

3.For the people that used to work at a Ford dealership.. how come on my drivers side window there is like a imprint of a barcode or something on the window that I can't ever get off.. i've tried using windex.. grease remover.. everything.. it won't come off.. and why the hell is it on there anyway?

4.How do I go about painting the side moldings?.. Do I take them off and paint them.. or paint them straight on the car.. and what kind of paint would I need.. and tools to apply the paint.

Noobie to the car fanatic thing..
Thanks.


__________________
Don't underestimate a stock car.
AsianChris is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-08-2003, 09:00 PM   #2
Focus Enthusiast
 
Iceberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Fan#: 679
Location: New York
What I Drive: ZX3

Posts: 337
FF Reputation: 1 Iceberg Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
[3.] It may be the vin # but dont hold me to it

[4.] They say its a bitch to do yourself! I would recommend bringing it to a body shop and have them do it. It be under $100 at most shops.
__________________
Im a Hustler, Ask About Me
Iceberg is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2003, 01:40 PM   #3
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Fan#: 12
Location: Danville, CA
What I Drive: OLD: '00 Black ZX3, New: Pontiac G6

Posts: 4,825
FF Reputation: 1 hotfocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Welcome aboard Chris, my local bodyshop quoted me $300 to paint all the moldings and the side mirrors. I figure the labor alone is worth it.
__________________
Add yourself to the FF map
hotfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2003, 02:08 PM   #4
OMGVTAK!
 
Chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Fan#: 151
Location: Fort Bragg, NC
What I Drive: '13 Taffeta White Civic Si Sedan

Posts: 60,621
Points 189,210, Level 100
Points: 189,210, Level: 100 Points: 189,210, Level: 100 Points: 189,210, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 133 Chick Excellent Standing Member Chick Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (37)
Welcome Chris.
I've got my side moldings painted but I let a body shop do it. IMO, I think painting all the mirrors, side moldings and plus the hatch piece is a little too much. But if you've got the time and the patience you could do it yourself...
JUST BE CAREFUL!
__________________
February 2005 ROTM

If you have a theme idea for Ride of the Month or any other suggestions, please feel free to PM me!
Chick is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2003, 11:26 PM   #5
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Fan#: 955
Location: Winnipeg, MB
What I Drive: 02 Focus Wagon

Posts: 92
FF Reputation: 1 Hockeyman Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
the markings on the window are etchings for anti theft. Meaning if your vehicle was stolen, the theif would have to replace all the windows on the car to re-sell it. Since there is etching on them identifying the car to the vin it would basically cost more to replace all the windows on the car then what he could see it for. Its usually an option when you purchase a new vehicle or it's already on and factored into the final price.
Hockeyman is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2003, 11:36 PM   #6
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1511
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
What I Drive: 01 lx flat black

Posts: 963
FF Reputation: 1 bacc231 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
ive never heard of that. thats cool
bacc231 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2003, 02:11 PM   #7
ZIM
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1101
Location: San Antonio, Tx
What I Drive: Infra Red Ford Focus Lx sedan

Posts: 34
FF Reputation: 1 ZIM Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
1) I am also having the install problem, but when (and a rare when) I race I use the trip odometer as a digital tach and shift a 6000... untill I get my tach put in.
2) Install can be difficult, but not to bad. Painting however...
3) There are also echings on certain other parts of the car, so if your car is dismantled, they can track whos parts went where, ect. Its an anti theft device.
4) It is a pain in the arse, and thats why I wont do it. Plus, I like the stock look, except I will have to get some rims.
ZIM is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2003, 01:29 PM   #8
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Fan#: 187
Location: eden, ny
What I Drive: 2000 focus se

Posts: 23
FF Reputation: 1 kevincasey Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
i just had my vin etched on all the glass in my car by the university police. they're doing it for free as a community service thing. geico is giving me a few dollars off of my insurance premium, but not much.

if you can find someplace that does it for free, it's worth it.
__________________
current mods: mango madness air freshener, court "suggested" defensive driving course
kevincasey is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2003, 12:36 AM   #9
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1461
Location: Issaquah, WA
What I Drive: 2002 Focus LX Infra Red

Posts: 75
FF Reputation: 1 AsianChris Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Thanks guys, that was very helpful of you. I have more questions that I would like to be answered.

1. What does a stock spi sedan focus redline at?
2. When I bought the car how come it didn't come with a "lx" symbol on the back?
3. Is the trunk's hydrolyics, suppose to go up by itself when it's open to an extent or it's just there to hold up the trunk. ~ counter acts the gravity?
4. is there anyway possible to install a tilt steering lever? or how am I suppose to tilt it?
5. How come the passsenger side, you can pull the seat back farther then the drivers seat? Can I somehow make it so I can pull it back even more?
6. Does anyone know if 35% tint on a infra red 2002 lx spi sedan look good? What do you sugguest? My state allows 35 %.
7. Is there a way I can make my engine Quieter?

Thanks guys!
Noob
__________________
Don't underestimate a stock car.
AsianChris is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yet another newbie... mustfcs New Members Check In! 21 03-30-2015 09:28 PM
newbie help. What Mods? ps1 General Car Chat Lounge 6 05-01-2006 03:34 PM
Newbie here...have OEM exhaust, want a muffler, give me the Borla part number radicalblu ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) 5 11-19-2004 05:21 PM
Newbie needs direction TurboFocus_87 New Members Check In! 12 05-27-2004 03:48 PM
Newbie looking to buy 9003 HIDs - need advice Chadness MK1 Focus 6 01-02-2004 11:00 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:58 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1