2012+ NA Mk. 3 Ford Focus Aftermarket Parts, Mods & Info
This will be a compilation list of the most common known, important 2012+ / Mk.III NA Focus performance aftermarket parts. Listed here are parts either specified by the manufacturer for our specific application, or as also applying to the 2012+ Focus. This is not a list of parts from the older Focus that fit. That thread can be found here. This list is possibly incomplete (I don't know everything! PM me or reply to thread with spots). All Tirerack links retrieved through our Upgrade Garage portal in the wheels/tires section of FF. I've tried to include some links to threads with info regarding some of the mods. Remember, new folks, SEARCH IS YOUR FRIEND. [cool]
Also, before you do anything to your car, read up on the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. For your warranty claim to be denied or voided, your dealer/service dept. has to prove that the part caused the failure. Bear that in mind. I'm not going to tell you whether or not you should mod your car, whether or not you should mod a leased car, etc. That's a discussion for elsewhere. However, take it with a grain of salt other peoples' experiences of modifying a car and then going back to stock when something goes wrong. If your dealership finds out and leaves you out in the cold--that will be on you, and not them. This includes flashing new maps to the ECU, and they can find that information out rather easily. Do your research, assess the risks vs. benefits, and make your own decision. Use all due diligence as appropriate.
ECU Tuning:There is now tuning., but Check both [Here - SCT tuning release thread] and HERE [The Injected Engineering thread] for updates and HERE [The Tuning Poll]. FSWERKS is currently in the midst of testing with the SCT software, so expect something from them soon. They are currently testing work with the Mk3. If you want a device from them, get in touch with Randy from FSWERKS (You need to know your ECU Strategy code, which can be found on the ECU itself or read through OBD-II).
At present, you can obtain tuning for the 2012+ Focus (Manual only), off the shelf, by updating the firmware of an X3, as per the SCT site. Details for support for other hardware are forthcoming from them. Awaiting details for sales of pre-loaded flashers with 2012+ tuning options. Also, as of Mid-June, Injected Engineering now has a tuning solution for both 5-Speed & DCT equipped vehicles. If you have an X3 with the updated software and are local to an authorized/experienced SCT tuning shop, you can likely get a custom dyno tune there. Your mileage may and will vary. COBB Tuning's AccessPort is only for the Ecoboost-equipped ST.
Believe it or not, we have a lot of suspension options. Remember that if you go lower, you will need to adjust your alignment. If you go low with just springs, you will wear your stock shocks faster. As of yet there's only scant reports of stand-alone shocks for the 2012+ Focus. That'll probably change soon. FSWERKS & Tirerack both sell camber bolts and alignment supplies. Also, account for your wheels or planned wheel size when messing with lowering. Please go to the Suspension Subforum for more suspension info. Also, you can find some very basic information about the importance of wheel alignment here.
A brief note on Mk.3 Suspension: Doubtless you may know by now that the 2012+ Focus came in three suspension variations. The base suspension, the sport suspension, and the Titanium Handling Package. As far as I know, the Ford Racing Performance handling kit is nearly the same if not identical to the Handling Package minus the steering angle block. The SE Sport suspension is labled on ETIS as the 'touring suspension', which a few of us have narrowed down to different shocks and springs than the base, but not the same as the THP. There may be some parts commonality. But it is not the same as the stock suspension, and it's reflected in the SE Sport pack ride height. We believe the dampers/shocks/struts to be the same as the THP, but with softer springs. If you have some additional info, please PM me.
- H&R, Eibach Sportline & Pro Kit Focus Lowering Springs - RDC
- H&R Sport Spring Set - Through FSWERKS - Through the Tire Rack
- Steeda Autosport Focus lowering srpings
- Eibach Pro-Kit Springs [Tirerack] OR [Eibach Pro Kit - Through Steeda] and [Through Amazon!]
- Eibach Sportlines Springs [Tirerack]
- Ford Racing Parts Lowering Springs
- V-Maxx Lowering Springs [Through RDC]
- RoadMagnet Lowering Springs 2012+ Focus
- Eibach Anti-Roll Kit (Front & Rear fitments) [Tirerack]
- Steeda Autosports Front Sway Bar
- Steeda Autosports Rear Sway Bar
- Steeda Autosport Adj. Front Sway Endlinks
- James Barone Racing Rear Swaybar kit (red and black avail).
- Whiteline 24mm Front Sway Bar for '12+ Focus
- Whiteline Adjustable Endlink Kit
The H&Rs and KW V1s are not adjustable for dampening. They are height-adjustable only. They're tuned from the factory for the best compromise. (Need more KSport retailers; KSport only in the last couple of weeks confirmed fitment; they make 4 models for the Focus; Kontrol Pro, Spec AR, Circuit Pro, and Version RR. Only found the first two with pricing).
(Also, if you know some more KW retailers with pricing for V1-V3, please message/reply here). One thread with some coilover experiences/info [Here.] Also, from what I have heard on several other car communities, the D2 and KSport coilovers are largely the same unit and are fabricated in the same place and marketed under different brands by region. Di with that info what you like. Here's some information on peoples' experiences with the VMaxx Coilovers [Thanks, Dyno085].
- H&R Street Performance Coilover Kit [Through Tirerack] [Through FSWERKS] [Through Rebel Devil Customs]
- KW Variant 1
- KW Variant 2
- KW Variant 3
- ST SpeedTech by KW Coilover [Tirerack] [Fifteen52.us] [Through Rebel Devil Customs]
- KSport Kontrol Pro Coilover [APTuned] or [Direct]
- KSport Asphalt Rally Spec AR Coilovers [retailer] or [Direct]
- D2 Racing Coilovers [Google Shopping Search List, lots of retailers]
- BC Racing BR-Series Coilovers [here]
- Bilstein B14-PSS Coilover Kit [Through RDC]
- V-Maxx coilovers - Not discontinued, but being revised. Should be available again in the future...
- Ford Racing Performance Parts 2012+ Focus Handling Kit -(all the bits; shocks, springs, sways, etc) [Direct] or [Ford Racing Parts Direct] and [Summit Racing]
- Eibach Sport System Plus Kit [Tirerack]
- Eibach Pro Plus Kit (Springs & Sways only!)
- Massive Speed System RaceSpec Camber Arms 2012+
- SPC Adjustable Rear Control Arms [STEEDA] or [FSWERKS]
- Performance Stage 2 Brake Package - RDC
Dyno Comparison Thread [here; FJ], Steeda CAI Review/Info [here], K&N Typhoon info/disc. [here]. Also, [Here]. FSWERKS Cool-Flo intake install, pics, discussion [here.] Intake AND Exhaust thread (FSWERKS) [Here.] Don't forget to visit the Mk.3 Focus DYNO THREAD. Some of these intakes do not relocate the air filter; like the Steeda CAI, some do. Be sure you know which you're getting.
- FSWERKS Cool-Flo Intake [ITG Filter Version]
- FSWERKS Cool-Flo Intake [GREEN Filter Ver.]
- Steeda Autosport Cold Air Intake
- Steeda Autosport Short Ram Intake
- AEM Cold Air Intake [AMAZON] or [JSC Speed; 2 finish options] and [AutoAnything]
- K&N Typhoon Intake - [JSC Speed] or [CarID]
- Injen SP-Series Intake [CarID] or [AutoAnything]
- The Newmission Mod Custom intake thread [May limit you to custom tuning when it comes out vs. remote]
You will need to do either the snorkel delete or the Newmission mod (see above) to see any real gains from these. Gains seem to be in general 0-4whp. These mount to the MAF collar of your stock airbox just like OE. Please be sure to care for these only how the manufacturer tells you and do not exchange methods. You could damage your filter.
- K&N Drop-in Replacement Filter #E-2993 (Round)
- Green-series filter
- COBB Tuning High Performance air filter
- ITG Filters Pro-Filter replacement filter
Info: You have several options. FSWERKS (they make 2 versions, both have the same performance), Borla, Magnaflow, and custom.
2012 Focus Exhaust Info Thread [Here] The 'Header' Thread - There are no officially-acknowledged 2012 headers, but others have successfully fitted old ones. [Look HERE] - Please do not post here about header fitment until we have an official 2012 application header; there are other threads for that. Some experiences with the FSWERKS Stealth unit 'burn in' [Here]. FSWERKS Race system info/experiences [Here].
Catback Exhaust Systems:
Please be aware that fitment is different for the hatch and the sedan. These will give you a mild boost in performance. 2.25 inch will give you less of a bump in whp/tq than 2.5-inch, generally speaking. If you're going for the absolute stealthiest setup, many say the Magnaflow is the most quiet.
- FSWERKS 2.5 Inch Race Catback Exhaust System [Sedan]
- FSWERKS 2.5 Inch Race Catback Exhaust System [Hatch]
- FSWERKS 2.5 Inch Stealth Catback Exhaust System [Sedan]
- FSWERKS 2.5 Inch Stealth Catback Exhaust System [Hatch]
- Magnaflow 2.25 inch Street Performance Catback [Sedan & Hatch, CarID]
- Magnaflow - Hatch Only [AutoAnything]
- Borla Performance Catback Exhaust - [Sedan, Direct] and [Sedan, LMPerformance]
- Borla Performance Catback Exhaust System [Hatch, CarID] and [Hatch, LMPerformance]
- Ford Racing Catback Exhaust [Hatch Only]
- Rebel Devil Customs 2.5 inch Catback Exhaust Systems for 2012+ Ford Focus Track, Street, and Sleeper versions from the same link.
For getting some livelier sound only.
Clutches & Flywheel Kits:
SPEC now makes clutches for our cars (MTX75 5-speed manual transmission), ranging from Stage 1 to Stage 5. Consult their application chart here.
- SPEC Performance Clutch Kits [Full range, THMotorsports]
Thread Pitch for shifter: 12x1.25. Shift Knob Removal-How To thread HERE.. Steeda Short Throw shifter kit installation thread [Here]. Please note that for the maximum throw reduction, you need to install the transmission bracket as well. You will also need to modify parts of the dash trim (detailed in threads). There are no aftermarket clutches yet. Exedy is reportedly working on an OE replacement, and then may do additional, higher-spec stuff. Watch this space.
Short Throw Shifter kits:
- James Barone Racing Solid shifter bushings
Bear in mind that the Focus Electric and Mazdaspeed3 mounts retrofit onto our cars as well. You may have to play around with inserts to achieve the desired amount of stiffening without harshness, as well as bolt/screw size. The MS3 & ST mounts are essentially interchangeable. Good discussion on RMMs [here]. The Focus Electric RMM part is #CM5Z-6068-A ; The stock MS3 mount is BBN5-39-040 and requires the bolt #9YAO-2A-226A. Both can be ordered through your local Mazda dealership.
- Steeda Autosports ST Rear Motor Mount
- FSWERKS Rear Motor Mount
- COBB Tuning ST mount (fits NA Focus as well). [Through COBB] or [Through FSWERKS]
- TurboTech Racing Upper Engine Mount (2012+ Focus) [*New* - Info Thread/Reviews here]
- James Barone Racing Rear Motor Mount
- James Barone Racing Passenger Side Motor Mount
Oil System Modification:
This will more than likely cause Ford or your Ford Dealer to void your warranty or deny a warranty claim, because it may be considered 'modifying engine internals'. Your oil system is a critical part of your engine's support systems. If you're not entirely sure it's a good idea, or that you can't handle the install...don't do it. (Refer to the top of the page about the MMWA) However, some of these modifications can possibly extend engine life as well as allow for longer oil change intervals (OCI). Pair the mods with a good Used Oil Analysis service. For a full discussion about your oil, and oil system, go [here].
- Oil System Bypass Filtration set-up. - Will also expand oil capacity from 4.5 to 7 qts.
Please remember to mod responsibly!
I think that's it for the time being. I will edit this post with whatever new that comes up. Hopefully that will be tuning. If you know of something that should be on here, please say so! [cool]