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First of all...You need to give me your wheels. Lol. Nah, but seriously, yeah, tint the windows, for sure. I'm not a huge fan of carbon fiber hoods, but if that's what you want, go for it man. I'm more about getting these things done first: exhaust, CAI or SRI, and minor aesthetic things you want done to make it more to your liking. But it's your car, so approach it however you want to. Most people start off with minor cosmetic changes and CAI and exhaust. I'm not sure though if you're wanting to do any modding under the hood, or just wanting to make cosmetic changes.
 

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Very clean and straight for a nine year old car, good to see.

What wrong with the tint you have? If you tint more than the top four inches of your front windows, you will have illegal tint in MI, and the State Police in MI strictly enforce window tint laws.
 

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thicking SVT brake kit would be best. big bang for the buck. plus no more rear drum brakes. foci looks clean keep it up.
 

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very nice! love the green!!!!!!!![pray]
 

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she looks just as good as she did the day she rolled off the factory floor! looks excellent.
 

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Love the kona! Keep up the good work! I'm a fan of carbon fiber hoods but not so much on the focus. Don't really know why. I would say start with a CAI or SRI and exhaust. That's what I'm doing like many others. You could always check your local laws for window tint and go as dark as possible without being illegal.
 

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Very clean and straight for a nine year old car, good to see.

What wrong with the tint you have? If you tint more than the top four inches of your front windows, you will have illegal tint in MI, and the State Police in MI strictly enforce window tint laws.
I've had pretty decent tint on all my previous cars never had a problem with police so i would say thats a false statement there. As long as its not limo tint or EXTREMELY dark your prolly fine. Also aren't you trying to sell this on craigslist?

ALSO: The law for michigan is NO tint on front windows at all, rear is any tint as dark as you want.
 

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Nice lookin' Kona. I love the stance.

I agree with others, I'm not real big on the CF hoods. You've got a nice color to the car, I'd be afraid the CF hood would break up the flow. I second the SVT brake kit, it's a great upgrade, plus it'd look nice behind those wheels instead of the tiny stockers. I'd also recommend SVT mirrors, or at least color-matching the mirror caps and the door handles. Normally I'd say paint the side body trim, but since Konas have that unique side body trim, I'd just keep it as-is. Other suggestions would be: gloss black b-pillar trim and rear triangles, edge rear wiper, rear debadge, and SVT rear wing. Good luck with the modding though, can't wait to see what's next.
 

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i already have a cai, exhaust, underdrive pulleys and a short throw shifter.... dont know how much more performance im gonna do yet.. 128,000 so i want to do the timing belt and redo some of the gaskets while i have it apart
 

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I've had pretty decent tint on all my previous cars never had a problem with police so i would say thats a false statement there. As long as its not limo tint or EXTREMELY dark your prolly fine. Also aren't you trying to sell this on craigslist?

ALSO: The law for michigan is NO tint on front windows at all, rear is any tint as dark as you want.
yea...shes for sale!!! but not too sure if i want to sell it or not, the more i drive it the more i like it. and same story with window tint, i've gone close to limo before and had no problems with it... worst comes to worst i take it off and put it back on when the ticket goes away
 

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Nice lookin' Kona. I love the stance.

I agree with others, I'm not real big on the CF hoods. You've got a nice color to the car, I'd be afraid the CF hood would break up the flow. I second the SVT brake kit, it's a great upgrade, plus it'd look nice behind those wheels instead of the tiny stockers. I'd also recommend SVT mirrors, or at least color-matching the mirror caps and the door handles. Normally I'd say paint the side body trim, but since Konas have that unique side body trim, I'd just keep it as-is. Other suggestions would be: gloss black b-pillar trim and rear triangles, edge rear wiper, rear debadge, and SVT rear wing. Good luck with the modding though, can't wait to see what's next.
thanks for the advice.. def gonna check out the svt brakes. and a wing. got any pictures of your 00 zx3???? my first was a '01 autumn zx3 with black 18's, euro lights wing and bumper. loved the car... wish i still had it [bigcry]
 

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the other thing i as thinking of doing was interior seats.. any suggestions? i love the svt seats but ive only seen them with red and blue inserts, wouldnt match the car. i was thinking maybe a racing seat or if i could find a black one with green inserts id be willing to do that.
 

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thanks for the advice.. def gonna check out the svt brakes. and a wing. got any pictures of your 00 zx3???? my first was a '01 autumn zx3 with black 18's, euro lights wing and bumper. loved the car... wish i still had it [bigcry]
I don't have a lot of pictures of it that are worth posting. Most of the time it's just in the background of pics. Here's one though from a recent meet. It's the Autumn Orange in the middle, and that's my SVT in the background:



the other thing i as thinking of doing was interior seats.. any suggestions? i love the svt seats but ive only seen them with red and blue inserts, wouldnt match the car. i was thinking maybe a racing seat or if i could find a black one with green inserts id be willing to do that.
Black with green inserts would be cool if you could get the color to match pretty well. I've seen some before, but in neon green and they just looked horrible. The EAP Recaros would look awesome, but they're hard to come by. As an alternate option, you could mix and match a little - rear black leather seats out of an EAP SVT or a standard Focus and aftermarket leather front seats.
 

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nice kona! it looks like it has been babied and the wheels look great on it
 

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I love those wheels. What brand are they?

Oh, if youre lucky enough to find a pair, the TDCi focus in europe came with the same seats as svts, but instead of red or blue mesh they had grey mesh inserts. I think they would look sweet!

If not that, I have a pair of MX3 seats that have this really nice green mesh in the middle. If you know anyone handy with a sewing machine you could probably have them reupholster them or something. If not, they would make really sweet panel inserts =P
 

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I love those wheels. What brand are they?

Oh, if youre lucky enough to find a pair, the TDCi focus in europe came with the same seats as svts, but instead of red or blue mesh they had grey mesh inserts. I think they would look sweet!

If not that, I have a pair of MX3 seats that have this really nice green mesh in the middle. If you know anyone handy with a sewing machine you could probably have them reupholster them or something. If not, they would make really sweet panel inserts =P
they are koinings... not sure what model. 17" with yokohoma tires. picked up the set for $400. im keeping my eyes open and finding deals as they pop up...[8D]
 
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