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well, guess I need to do this and get it outa the way... Currently I'm driving an accent with tranny issues. It's great on gas but, pick up and of course the tranny is a major problem right now. The same place I got it has a 2K ZX3 that I'm looking into so, I should be in it Tuesday if everything work out right. Just doing some research and trying to get as much info as I can on that year model. Already looked at it, started it and it runs good. Gonna test drive it tuesday. It's a 5 speed and has 109K miles on it. It's black and looks fair for the year. I'm a modder from the Kia side of the house but, I had fords b4 I had Kias. Anyway, that's a little about me and who I iz.. [:D]
 

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What's up everyone. I am new here, just recently bought myself a focus, and was told to stop by here and check out the forums and site.
 

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Hours from buying a focus

That's right, I'm in the middle of buying my 05 pitch black Focus. It's the super base model, which I'm fine with since it'll be lighter, but here is a few things about me.

I'm in Austin, Texas, and I'm in a band called "The Banner Year" in which I play drums.

I work as an assistant designer (for now, should be getting rid of the assistant title in not too long) at a small advertising company here in town.

So here are my plans for this vehicle

First of all, it's got steel wheels, which have got to go. I've been looking for a set of wheels to put on there. Preferably 17 x 7 ish (SVT size) and under 20 lbs. I NEED to do this this week because of state inspection, so if anyone knows of anyone selling a decent set of wheels or where I can get a good deal let me know

Now, on to the other stuff planned:
Cold air
Full exhaust (headers back)
Tein S.S. suspension with EDFC
(attempt) dry sump conversion
big bore throttle body
LSD conversion
SVT facia
front splitter
rear disc brake conversion
Stage 2 ish clutch (i might go higher...)
Lightened flywheel
um... that's everything off the top of my head.

The goal is to have somewhere around 250 hp.
I'm not looking to build the fastest focus ever, but I am looking to build a car that I can drive every day, get decent gas mileage and still enjoy on those windy backroads that the SVTs do so well on.

My younger brother has an 03 SVT, and my first goal is really to build a car that will outrun the SVT and any other car in that market (Civic Si's and such).

First thing I'm doing today is putting in spark plugs. I would put in an oil catch but I need to buy drum heads. They cost about the same, but the band takes priority this time around. hahaha.

I'd love to hear any tips and suggestions, so don't be shy to let me know what you think of my plan and if I'm missing anything.

Thanks a ton guys! I'm glad to be a part of this!
 

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I hope more is in your plan then what is listed for 250 horses.. Welcome.. and Good luck with your Project.. Sounds Fun
 

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oh yeah, that's just what I know for sure I'm going to be doing. I'm still looking over how to get the rest of the power I need... I just have to find what i want to compromise...

I'm thinking to help get that power about taking out the rev limiter, adding some extra oil coolers and letting her red-line around 8500 rpm... Let me know if you have any suggestions.
 

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hey there.. i just got a charcoal zx3 [& i love it] :] i haven't really done alot to it.. i debadged it, tinted the windows & got an exhaust on it. but so far im in <3 :] someone let me know if theres a meet in oregon anytime soon.. i really wanna go.. :] & if there's an suggestions on anything to do to my car :] thanks -kels
 

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Hey crew,

I'm a writer based in Texas, and I just reviewed an '08 Focus sedan. I guess the first Focus was so good, that it was hard to review the new model without the old one in the back of my mind. :)

I think the review could be pretty helpful to first-gen Focus owners who have questions about the new one. Would it be okay to post a link to the video review somewhere, and where should I do it? I'm curious to hear opinions about what I got wrong, what I got right, and what I missed entirely in my review.

Glad to be here. :)

Adam
 

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I dont see a Problem with that...

What do you really drive if you dont mind me asking?
 

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oh yeah, that's just what I know for sure I'm going to be doing. I'm still looking over how to get the rest of the power I need... I just have to find what i want to compromise...

I'm thinking to help get that power about taking out the rev limiter, adding some extra oil coolers and letting her red-line around 8500 rpm... Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Post in the performance chat section about that... your going to have to be FIed (forced injection: turbo or supercharger) before you can get close to that.. They sould be able to help you out
 

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Hey guys..
Just thought I would introduce myself. I kind of fell into a 2002 Focus SE recently. I had an old '96 GMC Sonoma that has a dying engine.. Instead of me getting a new car (I'm a sophomore in college studying mechanical engineering) My dad went out and got an rx-7 and I ended up with his little ol' Focus. I have just been looking around in here getting some ideas on what people do to their cars.

No major plans for it thus far (school kills my wallet), I need to get it tinted..Maybe some headlights or something!
 

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Yeah I am a noob I joined this set because I was looking for some tires and wheel for my car I was driving my zx4 st and hit a huge pot whole my front and back right rims are bent. If anyone can help me find some rims that would be great! 205-50-16. Now that I am a member I plan on taking advantage of the forums looking forward to reading and posting. Thanks
 

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Hey whats up my names Ryan and I just got an 08 vista blue Focus SES Coupe w/a five speed.This is my 4th car.I traded in my 05 Nissan pathfinder LE for it b/c of the gas and it was getting worn out.I live in Chattanooga but I had to drive all the way to nashville to get the focus I wanted.i specifically wanted an 08 2 door w/a 5 speed b/c all Ive driven is manuals and I wanted a vista blue one.My local dealer wouldnt order me one or transfer it so I just drove up to nashville to get it.My first car was an 06 Mazda miata 3rd gen limited that I traded in for an 06 Mazdaspeed6.I had the mazdaspeed for a couple months till my dad passed away and I had to give it back to Mazda and i ended up getting his pathfinder.I mainly got the focus b/c of the gas milage and rebates and its cheap to run.So far ive only done some cheap cosmetic stuff to it but Im plannning on putting new rims on soon and getting the windows tinted.This is my first ford so I hope it doesnt let me down.[:)]


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^^Sweet.. Love the tails. Welcome
 

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Hey everyone. I just started doing the work myself on a Black 2001 SE. I figured if i'm going to try and have it for a couple more years I should talk to the experts. I'm sure i'll be posting some questions soon. Glad to be here.

Bellows
 

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yoo im max
im kinda new to this so im just gettin used to it
i drive a 2008 focus se and trying to do some mods to it
and hey everyone
 

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Hello All

Im Connor - 22 years old and from Scotland in the UK
For reference i live right next to the famous Loch Ness ;-) but no i havent seen Nessie haha

I have put pics an specs of my Focus in the Showrooms :)
 

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Hello Everyone,
Names Brianna . I have a yellow 2003 zX5 focus.I want to start doin some mods on it but dont know where to start. So if u have any tips or suggestions on where to start, id really appreciate it.Thanx.

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