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Old 05-31-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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any and all tips for 2000 focus

I'm brand spanking new to any car work and i would like to know any and all things i can do to my focus. its a 2000 sedan with the 4 cyl zetec. its automatic. now i want to convert it to a manual and would an svt engine swap be ideal? what can i do to this car to get oomph out of it. id like to get a little more power in the acceleration area and maybe keep the crazy turning radius or improve it somehow. like i said i barely know much about cars at all. if you can throw in prices too thatd be awesome.


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Old 05-31-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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Honestly I wouldn't bother putting in an svt engine. it will cost a buttload of money when you could instead just get a turbo. Also since you've never done car work before it would probably be out of your league though you would learn ALOT! Also get a drop. I suggest SVT dampers/shocks (~280$) and FRPP springs (~170$) I can't really help you with the conversion though I just bought a manual.
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U sure its zetec? Or spi?

Intake and exhaust is all i recomend in the power department
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There really aint a whole lot of ways to make a Focus all that fast.

I would do though what Flyflow says and just do intake and exhaust. Should bring out some more pep in it then.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:32 PM   #5
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intake 280$ exhaust 600$ header 300$ wideband 220$ (air/fuel gauge) sct tuner from tom 530$. should get around and extra 15 wheel horsepower 15 wheel torque
these are just rough quotes and specs

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or take the more extreme route, cam shafts, intake manifold, spring, retainers, with all the other parts i listed up there^^^^^^^^^
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I went with SVT suspension pkg (the one with assembled struts, rear springs & shocks), hear it"s just over $300 currently.

Used SVT wheels from the BST section here - actually ended up with a set from a member just a few miles from me!

Tires for the wheels - got performance summer ones, saved the old set for the winter. (wheels & tires)

handling is a good point on these, and relatively cheap to improve.

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BTW - when you get to tuning, the trans. operation can be "tuned" as well... (see Turbo Tom - FocusPower in the tuning area)
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Moved to "Zetec performance".
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intake 280$ exhaust 600$ header 300$ wideband 220$ (air/fuel gauge) sct tuner from tom 530$. should get around and extra 15 wheel horsepower 15 wheel torque
these are just rough quotes and specs
Plus adjustable cams gears tuned on a Dyno. I gained gobs of torque in the midrange.
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Plus adjustable cams gears tuned on a Dyno. I gained gobs of torque in the midrange.
exctly :) what stage of cam did you get?
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