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Old 08-06-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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First Mod Recommendation?

Howdy all! Now that I got my license, I can now freely modify my little Zetec. So, as the title states, what would all of you recommend as a first mod for a teen's budget? The car is entirely stock, auto (not good for modding, I know). So, let the suggestions pour in!


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A tune from Tom would be the best first option. He gives free updates as long as you stay NA.
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Intake & tune.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:38 PM   #4
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What intake should I get? Also, what is needed for a tune?
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I would say put in a k&n filter for your stock intake. Unless you start doing a lot to your focus the stock system isn't bad.

After that a tune/springs&sways.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:22 PM   #6
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I would say put in a k&n filter for your stock intake. Unless you start doing a lot to your focus the stock system isn't bad.

After that a tune/springs&sways.
That's what I was thinking, since these cars handle like go-karts the most for my money would be in handling mods.
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Haha I made the mistake of putting money into the engine instead of the way the car feels.

I'm going after some SS brake lines once I pay my speeding ticket.

The things I've found that change the feel of the car are

65mm TB 8.5/10

Svt springs/eibach sways(get some nice tyres too! My god is this combination of 3 so epic!) 10/10

STS 7/10

2.5" exhaust, changes when power comes on. 7/10

Shorts headers helps with flow a little. 4/10

I based my ratings off of price per fun?
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I was thinking SVT suspension, exhaust, some engine stuff, and probably cosmetics. I don't want to go too crazy since I have to live with the car, but just enough so I CAN live with it.
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I was thinking SVT suspension, exhaust, some engine stuff, and probably cosmetics. I don't want to go too crazy since I have to live with the car, but just enough so I CAN live with it.
Go w/ at least a 1.5'' drop. Change out the springs= change the dampers too= struts/shocks.
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Dude I beat mine every other week autox'ing and its still a reliable DD.

Svt springs are nice for both DD and having fun.
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