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Engine:
1. Ford Racing 9mm Plug Wires (Blue)-$36.95 =ORDERED
2. AFX Underdrive Pulley-$105.00 =ORDERED
3. Iceman Cold Air Intake with side duct (Black or Blue)-$199.99
5. Focus Central 65mm Throttle Body (Silver)-$239.00
6. Esslinger Lightweight Adjustable Cam Gears (Blue)-$249.95
Exhaust:
1. Bosal Cat-back exhaust-$319.00
2. Bosal Flex Pipe-$109.00
3. Random Technology Super High Flow Catalytic Converter Pipe-$298.00
-OR- Focus Central Offroad Pipe-$129.95
4. Ford Racing Shorty Header-$335.00
Drivetrain:
1. Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch-$198 -OR- Sach's Performance Clutch Kit-$250
2. Fidanza Silver Aluminum Flywheel-$439.95 -OR- Steeda Flywheel-$439
3. B&M Short Shifter-$159.95 or Steeda Short Shifter-$109

What should I add to my dream mod list? I am thinking of a FR head, Crower or FR stage 1 cams, pistons, and rods and springs. But is there any other bolt on that I missed that I could put on that list before I add the big stuff? I have a feeling I missed something. Thanks.
 

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That's a pretty good list. Not sure you need to worry about the head, pistons, rods unless you go with a turbo setup though. Flywheel is probably a good idea.

From those prices, I can tell you been looking at McNews prices, Ford Racing street header for $335 is stupid ! Why they find it necessary to undercut every competitor by so much is beyond me, I can't even buy the FR street header for $335.... Just because they can get WD pricing doesn't make it right that they "whore" out the products... Even $239 for the FC t/b is well below what FC wants it's dealers selling them for. Focus Central retails the t/b for $279 and dealers are supposed to sell them for no more/less than 10% off retail, which should be $251.10. Makes it kinda hard for the rest of us to compete, and I hope McNews reads this !

Ok, I'm done complaining [;)]
 

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Ray, I bought my FR header from McNews and it was the cheapest that I found it anywhere.
 

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Yeah, I was looking at McNews but that's only because they are the cheapest. But I think I'm going to buy the Ford Racing Shorty header from myfordperformance.com in the future.
 

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Myfordperformance.com, maybe they are trying to monopolize you other companies. Kind of like what Rockefeller did with his oil back in the late 19th and early 20th century or what Bill Gates got in trouble for. It's called Vertical integration.
 

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What do you think of the esslinger cam gears by the way? In your opinions, are there any better ones?
They are good. The Ford Racing gears are made by Esslinger and rebadged, so either one, you can't go wrong. The Focus Central adj. cam gears are good too.
 

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Yeah, I was looking at McNews but that's only because they are the cheapest. But I think I'm going to buy the Ford Racing Shorty header from myfordperformance.com in the future.
Much appreciated [:)]
 

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yea don't worry ray..im gonna buy most of my future mods from ya too..number one..bein ur closer and 2..i ordered from mcnews once but then got a email a week later sayin it out of stock then they said it be in about a week..week later..not in..2 weeks later..still not in..so i cancelled n ordered from modernperformance..but ill order from u next time[:D]
 

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Myfordperformance.com, maybe they are trying to monopolize you other companies. Kind of like what Rockefeller did with his oil back in the late 19th and early 20th century or what Bill Gates got in trouble for. It's called Vertical integration.
Possible I guess. Whatever their reason, it's just not necessary. They are a Ford Racing distributor, and you can find them in the back of the 2003 Ford Racing catalog, which means they also sell Mustang and Truck products from Ford Racing, the Focus should be a small part of their business and to try and put other vendors out of business is not right, in fact there's probably a law against it.

BTW, I can match some of their prices if it means getting a sale, not the Ford Racing stuff, but Focus Central, Bosal and the like, seeings how I buy the same stuff from the same source...
 

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I see whatcha mean. I'm not gonna complain about it being cheap because I needed to get it as cheap as I can get and I've ordered one other thing from them before and it came fast, just like when I ordered from you[:D]

I think that these companies that sell Focus parts should at least come onto these forums and help us out. It would be gladly appreciated.
 

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FoRdFoCuZdRiVeR said:
yea don't worry ray..im gonna buy most of my future mods from ya too..number one..bein ur closer and 2..i ordered from mcnews once but then got a email a week later sayin it out of stock then they said it be in about a week..week later..not in..2 weeks later..still not in..so i cancelled n ordered from modernperformance..but ill order from u next time[:D]
Cool, thanks.

The reason you had to cancel it, is because the don't stock alot of the items they try to sell. I don't stock everything either, but at least if I get an order and I don't have it, I let you know the same day :) Most the items that I don't stock, I have some sort of indication on the website that it's a special order, or will ship from my distributor. Either way, as soon as the order comes in, and I see the email notification, if I don't have it, I'm on the phone with my distributor to make sure they have it or can get it in a day or so. [:D]

Ok, past my bedtime, later!
 

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I see whatcha mean. I'm not gonna complain about it being cheap because I needed to get it as cheap as I can get and I've ordered one other thing from them before and it came fast, just like when I ordered from you[:D]

I think that these companies that sell Focus parts should at least come onto these forums and help us out. It would be gladly appreciated.
[:D] can't blame you for that. I'm always looking to save money myself. I just didn't realize they were selling the FR header for that low of a price. Kind of a shock, but not a suprise knowing their history of pricing...

Thanks for your orders BTW :)

Good night.
 

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Hey price wars are the very bace-ist component of economics. if theyve figured out a way to undercut your prices that means there just doing somthing better to be able to afford that. Its great that you help out but you choose to do that. its not like it comes with a purchase so you gotta to what you gotta do.
 

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Hey price wars are the very bace-ist component of economics. if theyve figured out a way to undercut your prices that means there just doing somthing better to be able to afford that. Its great that you help out but you choose to do that. its not like it comes with a purchase so you gotta to what you gotta do.
Actually it's because they are a Ford Racing WD "warehouse distributor" which means they can buy Ford Racing products for less than someone like me who is a "Jobber". Jobbers buy from the WDs. WDs are not supposed to sell on the open retail market at or below jobber prices because then the jobbers can't compete. Which is why you don't see Ford Racing selling their own products directly to retail consumers. WDs need jobbers and that is their bread and butter, if the jobbers go out of business, the loose a larger percentage of their business, it's like chewing off your foot to save your leg...
 

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to get back on topic here a bit ill give u my two cents. if get the head, mill it a little bit to boost compression. mcnews can do the machine work for u. get the stage 1 cams if u get the head, stage 2 if u dont. def get cam gears and a chip. get the rt cat instead of the ORP. some suspension would be nice. and id get the ice man in blue or red. hehe
 

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this is off topic but i saw some people say they got good deals on headers from McNews is this McNews.com ?
 
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