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Icon6 Well the explorer is gone...here's the new ride!

I loved the explorer, but to be honest I got tired of paying for the gas it was sucking down. At this point in time I have no need for a awd/4wd. Eventually I will find a beater 4wd, but for now I dont need one. So I was looking on CL one night and saw someone looking to trade for a SUV.

Its a 2004 Ford Focus SVT. Has 93k miles and runs good. Has a few TLC issues that need to be taken care of, but nothing major. This will be a mixture of a DD/project. Anyway only two pictures for now as all I had was my phone and it was getting dark.



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AWESOME!

Ive always like the Focus SVT's.
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make it fast.
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AWESOME!

Ive always like the Focus SVT's.
Same here and I missed my contour svt that i had. So this worked out nicely

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Eventually, but for now just the basics.
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Nice, love those cars!
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Nice, love those cars!
Same here! Its not quite the beast my svt contour was, but it had 50hp in a 2.5L v6 lol
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make it handle.
Fixed. Handling, then speed. No use in having a fast car if you can't stop it or control it.
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Fixed. Handling, then speed. No use in having a fast car if you can't stop it or control it.
handling/stopping is no issue as is. Handles like its on rails and it has drilled and slotted rotors on all 4 corners. Perk of it being an SVT. They fixed the two issues I had with my contour SVT. It had the power, but handling was too soft and braking wasn't horrible. It could of been better though.
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its like a damn go cart lol drive alot of these things they are alot of fun
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Nice clean whip Mike.
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its like a damn go cart lol drive alot of these things they are alot of fun
Yes they are! Though speed wise my old contour svt would kill the focus lol..

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Yes they are! Though speed wise my old contour svt would kill the focus lol..



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u would love what my buddy is/has done lol pulled a 3.0 out of a tarus and bored it and rebuilt it all up. throwing it in his svt contour
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u would love what my buddy is/has done lol pulled a 3.0 out of a tarus and bored it and rebuilt it all up. throwing it in his svt contour
It's called the 3L mod. I am well aware of it. You will go up to 240hp.
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u should do it! lol another focus buddy of mine did it to his focus and threw a turbo on it. thing is a certified SLEEPER.
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Same here and I missed my contour svt that i had. So this worked out nicely



Eventually, but for now just the basics.
There is no basics. Make it fast!

And v6? Screw that go big or go home 302/4.6L w/a IRS.
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u should do it! lol another focus buddy of mine did it to his focus and threw a turbo on it. thing is a certified SLEEPER.
I will when I get another contour svt. It was one of my favorites and I wish I had kept it.

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And v6? Screw that go big or go home 302/4.6L w/a IRS.
As badass as that would be. I will pass. I wouldn't do it to a svt focus. To a regular focus? hell yes lol
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nice looking ride, is that an optimus prime emblem on the hood?
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nice looking ride, is that an optimus prime emblem on the hood?
Not sure if its optimus prime, but it is transformers. It's coming off though lol. I love transformers, but not enough to ruin the look of a vehicle
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I agree. its a cool emblem and whatnot but not for a nice vehicle
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I agree. its a cool emblem and whatnot but not for a nice vehicle
I may save it for when I get a beater 4x4 though lol
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So this was a straight up trade for the Explorer? If so then you got a pretty good deal.
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So this was a straight up trade for the Explorer? If so then you got a pretty good deal.
correct its value is higher, but it needs a little tlc to be perfect
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Gr8 Trade!!!!!! I am looking for a ZX5 SVT. for the family. Any other pictures? what needs to get done? And what are your plans for it?
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Gr8 Trade!!!!!! I am looking for a ZX5 SVT. for the family. Any other pictures? what needs to get done? And what are your plans for it?
Throwout bearing rattles so I need to replaces that. The clutch is new though they just didn't change that for some reason. Drivers window is off track and needs to be fixed. Needs tires soon and maybe brakes. Thats pretty much it though. Plans are just a fun DD for the most part. I will eventually tint the windows and do a stereo. No other plans as of right now for it
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Those are slick little cars man. fun to drive.
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