It is unfortunate. it was a good thread. Anyway, I finally gave her a much needed bath after a few weeks of dirties and 80mph baja runs. (lol) totally legal, those aren't roads. There's no speed limit.
tried out the foam gun too... that thing is so cool just because it coats the heck out of your car.
I missed it (the drama), too. Pity its gone, was my favorite, a happy thread. Well, I'll post my "today" mod:
Put in projector style LED backup lights. Just went outside and tested them in the dark. MUCH more distance, but I lost some of the "side" lighting. Overall, I'd say a good mod. I'm thinking maybe one projector LED and one regular LED, best of both worlds - might be the ticket.
Mostly finished my Foci's magnaflow retrofit on the 4runner. Here's the deal. I set up my 100amp lincoln flux cored welder for the first time. I'm used to using solid wire and flux cored with gas but not self shielding, so that was a new challenge. The other challenge is welding the stainless steel tubing with improper filler metal. it is what it is.
Its crazy because I'd consider this my best exhaust fab job but worst weld job. I got pissed off because I was dehydrated and kept hitting my head on stuff. plus there's no room to work. So, there's plenty of leaks.
Fortunately, I designed it to be removed as a two piece system. Gonna pull it later today if I have time. Will grind off some of the terrible welds and finish it on the bench. Then I'll paint everything but the cat/muffler/tip with black header paint. [thumb]
thanks. it sound pretty good too. or it will when I fix the manifold to exhaust donut gasket that's leaked forever and fix my crap welds. Drones a little at 2-2500 rpm only on light throttle. Power is a little better. more responsive. sounds stock on the highway.
the best part though is now I can sell the factory cat go pay for more parts on the focus
Mike, nice work on the exhaust. I had someone do mine for me. I don't have welding equipment, cutting equipment, or a lift.  I don't know that he did the prettiest job, but the mufflers are ugly anyway and the important thing is it's all lined up and doesn't leak.
And after they were installed, I found... they sound pretty much the same as the old ones. I guess that's what to expect from a tiny muffler, it ain't gonna have much noise reduction. I like loud, I just don't like drone. The drone kinda changed it's RPM range a bit but it's still there. On the plus side, I swear it is making more power. Car feels faster. And it is quieter as the speed increases to way-past-legal speeds which is nice.
Just got word that the local Ford dealer has a buyback check for me. Will turn the car in tomorrow. Just curious what the procedure is and how stringent they are on inspecting the vehicle. My car is in great shape, but we have a dog who goes everywhere with us and the car is just loaded with dog...
Hey guys, been forever since i was on here. we recently picked up another Focus. a 2010 this time. its been so long there are almost no good suspension parts. there used to be Koni shock (gross) and Bilstiens shocks. now nothing. i just want a slight upgrade. :rolleyes:
Haven't been on here in a couple months guys, just checking in on everybody. Might take the Focus up to St.Augustine for vacation in a couple weeks. How's everybody's focus doing? I just hit 118,000 miles on my 2012 SE, 1 clutch replacement 25,000 miles ago and no problem since.
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