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Old 11-29-2003, 10:18 AM   #1
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I got a SVTf stock with $600 to spend what should i get first?


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Well, what do you want to do, go or show? I don't really know what's all out there for the SVTF, but I do know that there are Under Drive Pullies for it.
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Ash is right are you looking for go or show? I went with go first, my first buy was the Borla exhaust and ORP. I like the looks of the SVTF, so I dont believe I will go with show any at all. (But that is just me) You could always start out with some of the less expensive performance parts.....CAI, Coil, plugs and wires, UDP. It is all accourding to what you want to do first...
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You could think about some tires, the stock Cont. on the SVTF are....well...not that great.

Just a thought..
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If you have the stock tires, you'll want to buy some winter tires. If you get any snow at all, those conti's will get you now where fast.
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Ash is right are you looking for go or show? I went with go first, my first buy was the Borla exhaust and ORP. I like the looks of the SVTF, so I dont believe I will go with show any at all. (But that is just me) You could always start out with some of the less expensive performance parts.....CAI, Coil, plugs and wires, UDP. It is all accourding to what you want to do first...
i also do like the looks of the SVTf, so i want no show juss to go fast as hell ! im thinking about an intake or exhaust.....and did u kno that HKS has an exhaust for the focus, i dont kno if it is got the SVT but i hope that it is.... Neways what do u all suggest i should get CAI or exhaust and what kind/ make?
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The first thing I bought for my SVT was AEM short ram intake. Its pretty cheap and makes your car sound so much better. A throttle body would be a good investment too, it will liven up the throttle response.
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HKS does have a cat-back for the focus, I have one! = ) however I dont think it fits the SVT, only the ZX3

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Euro is right, I've not heard of a SVT Kit being available yet from HKS, but you should contact them just to verify and make sure. Exhaust and CAI are great first mods, but it is all according to what you want first.
Since you live in Ohio, snow is a issue, have you drove in the snow yet with the Stock Cont. Tires? bfocused is right if you had any problems you may want to consider some winter tires.

Let us all know what you decided to go with,
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You could think about some tires, the stock Cont. on the SVTF are....well...not that great.

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What's wrong with the Conti's?? BMW and others who have a reputation to uphold (famous for good-handling cars) choose them as standard equipment. If you mean other than dry-weather, then well... yeah, they probably do suck. I wouldn't know.
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