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I figured I'd make a thread for the Focus on here showcasing everything that is done.

A brief history:

I bought my Focus new in February 2007 in Monterey, CA. It is the base model with no A/C, manual transmission, manual locks and windows, and cloth interior. I have driven this car from California to Texas to Maryland and several trips back and forth from Maryland to Mississippi and Oklahoma. I bought this car with the intention of it being a reliable daily driver that got good gas mileage, however, those plans changed in 2008. I started to mod the car and have had alot of fun with it ever since. Without further adue, here is the mod list and some pics.

Links:

Dragtimes.com - 2007 Ford Focus ZX3 1/4 mile Drag Racing timeslip specs 0-60 - DragTimes.com

Mod List:

Performance:
- 2.0L Duratec I4
- stock cast rods, pistons, and crank
- stock head, cams, and valvetrain
- stock intake manifold and throttle body
- FSWerks Stage 2 Turbo Kit
- Cast T25 turbo manifold
- Garrett GT2860RS turbo (Link with info: TurboByGarrett.com - Catalog)
- 2.5" stainless downpipe
- Garrett front mount intercooler
- Bosch 42lb injectors
- Turbosmart manual boost controller
- NGR Type-S bypass valve
- FSWerks 2.5" stainless race exhaust (no cat, straight-thru style muffler)
- VF Engineering polyurethane motor mounts
- Tune by FSWerks @ 11psi on 93 octane

Drivetrain:
- MTX-75 5speed manual transmission
- Exedy stage 2 clutch
- Exedy chromoly flywheel
- Torsen T2 Limited-Slip Differential
- Ford Racing 4.06 final drive gear

Suspension:
- Eibach Sportlines lowering springs
- stock shocks and struts
- FSWerks tower strut bar
- FSWerks lower stress bar
- FSWerks rear rigidity bar
- Steeda rear sway bar with polyurethane endlinks

Traction & Braking:
- SVT 5 spoke 17x7 wheels wrapped with Continental ExtremeContact DWS 215/45/17 tires
- Focus Wagon 15" wheels wrapped with Mickey Thompson Drag Slicks 24.5 x 8 x 15 tires
- Powerslot slotted rotors
- Hawk HPS brake pads

Interior:
- Gutted
- Corbeau A4 seats
- Corbeau 3-point harnesses

Exterior:
- eyelids
- 5% window tint

Dyno Numbers and 1/4 mile E/T and Trap Speed:

230whp/215wtq


60ft: 1.93
1/8: 8.29 @ 86mph
1/4: 12.93 @ 105mph

Videos and Pictures:


2 days after I bought it...


June 2010











Future Mods:

- Meth/Water Injection kit
- FSWerks front lip
- Tune for 103 octane

Awards & Recognition:

- Lincoln Tech Car Show, 3rd place, June 2010
- Quickest stock internals 2.0L Duratec, November 2010
 

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Nice car!! I have a SVT Focus that I drive on occasion...all it has done to it is a crappy repaint with the clear peeling
 

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next mods should be...

forged everything and turn thaa booossttt uuuppppp
 

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Thanks everyone. It's a blast to drive.

next mods should be...

forged everything and turn thaa booossttt uuuppppp
haha, I've pretty much reached the limit of the stock block torque wise. Much more and I'm looking at a snapped rod. My next mods are geared towards holding that same tq longer for higher in the rpm range to make more hp without putting much more stress on the engine. A short runner intake mani, meth/water injection to cool the IATs down, and a good set of cams will do just that. :)

Here are some more recent pics.





 

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Quick constructive criticism:

-Eyelids are way to much. They were cool 10 years ago. Also bi-xenon retro-fit?
-You need black seats.
-Dynamat?
-Meth immediately, do you also have a catch-can?
-Exhaust vids!
-BBK
-Color match your mirrors
-Tint the front reflector.

Very impressive!
 

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I am sure that focus has surprised a few people. I bet it is a very fun car!
 

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Nope. I've had the kit sitting up in the closet for several months now. I want to install it soon.
 

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I didn't know you could buy a new Focus in 07 with no AC. I thought the car industry used AC as standard equipment. Guess I need to get out from under my rock.
 

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Yep, it came without AC. I didn't mind at all considering the price I was getting for it new and the really low interest rate (2.9%).
 

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I have AC and rarely use it....Windows are down always unless its raining out. Even at night I'll have them down
It's the same for me which is why I didn't mind not having it.
 

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btw how much are those going for these days? if you know...
An 07 ZX3 depending on condition I would say $7,000 - $8,000. KBB on mine is like $6,800 without the AC and manual everything. I wouldn't let mine go for less than $9k though. If someone wants it bad enough depending on purpose, I could get that much.
 
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