DRLs?Has anyone noticed there's a snap in element on the two small grills in the front? I wonder why they are there, or what would go in there in their place.
Hi, nope as there is nowhere to screw the eye into. On the euro cars it is here:I suspect, without actually being able to look at a '12, that those could be where the tow hook would get screwed in on the European cars, since we don't use anything like that here in the States.
It depends. When I installed a cold-air intake on my 09, the filter end was right behind the left from fog light. There's a splash guard beneath it and behind (but not all the way across to the right side) so there is no direct line of sight from the wheel well to the filter.If you put the cold air intake that low wouldn't there be a risk of pulling water into the engine in a heavy rain? I have heard some Acuras had that problem with the factory setup in the wheel well.
While I can see your point, I beg to differ to a certain extent. Engineers tweak modern cars, especially for a mass marketed car like the Ford Focus, for as numb of a ride as possible. The typical American consumer does not care about driving dynamics, they care about cupholders, SYNC, having the car park itself, etc. Ford knows this, which is why they spend a lot of their R&D into these items. Meanwhile, the fun-to-drive factor suffers.I haven't had a chance to look at what you are referring to but, I'll add my 2¢ anyway. I look at my car, (especially modern cars), designed for efficiency and best performance, with its sophisticated engine components, body parts and overall design, built to stay as it is. Other than parts that have been designed and tested to enhance, not affect the performance, I say leave well enough alone. The front grille, with the shutters, style and fit to the other body parts were designed by engineers with bigger brains than mine. If it snaps out, then there must be a designed part to snap in which won't affect the aerodynamics and fuel economy. I don't fault people who mod their cars, tasteful and well done mods are really cool and make your car unique, I just feel you have to select what you do with the bigger picture in mind.