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Old 10-06-2009
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New car finally Whooo hooo!

Finally traded in the POS Chebbie money pit, for a 2002 Ford Focus SE damn good shape too. Small rust spot on passenger side under rear door but I have lots of plans for it and i'll fix it in the process. Can't even hear the thing running and one of the smoothest shifting trannys i've ever driven, any how on with the whoring...:yahoo:







And just in case you don't remember heres what I traded in...

Don't look too bad but...
-Bad CV joint
-water pump going out(leaked about a gallon of anti-freeze in about 6 hours)
-leaking head gasket
-oil pan leak
-ABS booster bad (no brakes for the first 10 to 15 mins you drove it.)
-needed rotors really bad
-check engine light always on (always needing some type of sensor replaced)
-no cooling fan
-about every 3 months had to replace starter wire 'cause it would melt and couldn't start car always carried an extra with me just in case.
-needed new springs
-A/C broke if i triied to use it, it would kill the car.
-interior falling apart
-CD player would turn up on it's own and sometimes would let you change stations.
-last year I droped 2 Grand in it to replace the entire computer system cause one day it just decided to not reconize the key thought it was being stolen and friied the computer... yea you read that right it's a GM product for ya.

Heres she is today about 9:30, they put it up for sale immeditly with a sticker that says no warrenty new owner is responsible for any and all repaires!

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Heres what I have Planned: (for starters)
2.0 Zetec

front and rear SVT bumpers.


17x7 Rally wheels

SVT suspension kit.
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We had one of those a few years back. Good car until you went to turn right. the fuel would cut out if tank was under a 1/2. Ended up trading it in on a 06 civic 3 years ago and it was by far the best decision I ever made. Least you got a DSG one.
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The rear bumper of a svt wont fit a sedan i have a sedan with a zetec swap the frount will fit the back wont SVT suspension kit. sucks i would go for something diff if your going to spend the money
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Nice car, I've got an 01 ZX3 for a daily.
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The rear bumper of a svt wont fit a sedan i have a sedan with a zetec swap the frount will fit the back wont SVT suspension kit. sucks i would go for something diff if your going to spend the money
Thanks, Yea I need to come up with some type of side skirts too, I may get the rear anyhow i'm pretty goot at modding things to get them to work. As for the suspension i was thinking of using the SVT but I hadn't looked more into anything else but i will keep your advise in mind, maybe Tein has something???
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Join up on focusfanatics.com and ask about body kits. It is a pretty decent forum. There is also a good site called focaljet.
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i like focus fanatics betar the focal jet thats my 2 cents try focushack.com it good web site for diy mods
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i like focus fanatics betar the focal jet thats my 2 cents try focushack.com it good web site for diy mods
I agree, focaljet is kind of dead in my opinion.
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Looks to be a nice car, to bad it has an auto trans though.
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Nice new ride. Get rid of them ricer floormats!!!!!!!!!
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SVT suspension is better and 3/4" lower than stock......Eibach is the way to go

trying to mod a SVT rear for a sedan....ain't seen it happen.....

if ya gonna do headlights....ST170's all the way.....

not sure you can still get the black Euro SVT wheels...but i know silver and grey are....personally i allways liked the ASA's....

definately swap the SPI for a Zetec...and if ya ever do a SC i got a undersize pulley for ya

and allways liked the Liquid Grey.....wish mine was that color

yeah, Focaljet seems more "dead" nowadays ...FocusFanatics still the better site ( funny that my member number there is 20 )

l8r, John
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Nice upgrade.
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Good looking car, an ex of mine has an '06 and its a great car. Put gas/tires/oil changes in it and its good to go! haha

Sean
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Nice new ride. Get rid of them ricer floormats!!!!!!!!!
My mom bought me those a while back had them in my cav then moved'em to my focus 'cause it didn't have any going to but some new ones soon.

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The rear bumper of a svt wont fit a sedan i have a sedan with a zetec swap the frount will fit the back wont SVT suspension kit. sucks i would go for something diff if your going to spend the money
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trying to mod a SVT rear for a sedan....ain't seen it happen.....
Alright... like i said i'm good at modding stuff you half to bare with me on this i triied the best i could to put my idea on paper or digital whatever going to cut the bottoms of both bumpers off the mold the SVT to the sedan.





and after several hours work i'll have a SVT sedan rear bumper


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looks like a good project i like my 07 focus
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looks like a good project i like my 07 focus
coulda sworn you said you didnt like it......
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hey if ya like it then thats good

definitely sucks about the auto tranny though. a manual would at least make it somewhat interesting to drive haha
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Definitely an upgrade from that cavalier. Looks like its in real good shape. My brothers got a 01 ZX3, the only thing thats bothered me about his is that theres a little rattle noise when going up to speed and the check engine light and fuel gas cap light came on again after getting it fixed twice.
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Very nice upgrade. Glad you decided to throw out the chebby.lmfao. Thats what i plan to get for a DD ford focus but i like the hatch backs.
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