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Hi all, being an 18yr old student i want my foci to look something different but not shout about it! I have already fitted a set of chrome angel eyes (look like focus xeons), USA spec rear led lights, smoothed off wipers, blue brake calipers, de-badged, colour coded running strips and door handles, shark grey leather trim and a VERY loud sound system.

All of these aside i still feel theres alot more i can do to keep my focus subtle but make give it that little extra sparkle. What have you guys done to yours? and does anyone have any ideas i can do to futher enhance mine with out giving it the chav-tastic look.


Many thanks in advance
Mike
SierraYankee99
[quote name='ford focus edge' post='50819' date='Nov 26 2009, 11:44 AM']Hi all, being an 18yr old student i want my foci to look something different but not shout about it! I have already fitted a set of chrome angel eyes (look like focus xeons), USA spec rear led lights, smoothed off wipers, blue brake calipers, de-badged, colour coded running strips and door handles, shark grey leather trim and a VERY loud sound system.

All of these aside i still feel theres alot more i can do to keep my focus subtle but make give it that little extra sparkle. What have you guys done to yours? and does anyone have any ideas i can do to futher enhance mine with out giving it the chav-tastic look.


Many thanks in advance
Mike[/quote]
ford focus edge
lol its not chav at all if i could upload a photo i would but the file size is to big!! In a nut shell it looks like a tonic blue st170 with out the front spotlamps and different alloys
SierraYankee99
[quote name='ford focus edge' post='50853' date='Nov 26 2009, 03:52 PM']lol its not chav at all if i could upload a photo i would but the file size is to big!! In a nut shell it looks like a tonic blue st170 with out the front spotlamps and different alloys[/quote]

Who said anything about it being chavvy? Or are you saying my rides chavvy? Blimey I must be the oldest chav in England!!!
ford focus edge
lmao im not!! misunderstood mate my bad, to used to people saying its chavvy due to the lights :(
InstructorPiggy
lose the system, get some Hpower, thats subtle then, till a chav in a saxo thinks he's faster!!

Piggy :)
ford focus edge
lol spent to much on the sound system and sacraficed my door cards for it! it did have a knn but that didnt seem to make any differance just ment i used a tank of fuel in 20miles! how else could i tune it though with out it costing the earth and requiring major work


many thanks
mike
InstructorPiggy
what engine is it?

If its that huge, do you have farad capacitors?
Purdy fpv
Hi
If you are a student I am guessing that you want to keep you insurance low? If so be careful about doing any type of engine mods. As that may increase your premium.
However What exhaust have you got on the Focus? Don't just change the tailpipe. Put a whole new system on it. Not only will it sound gorgeous but it might even give you a few extra horses!
ford focus edge
1.6 zetec-se 16v lol not alot basically. and as far as i no yeah it wasnt done by me, family member who does auto eletrics


Mike
ford focus edge
and its the standard exhaust system just got a tip over the end to hide the standard ford straw. I have thought about fitting a full stainles cat-back system to it along with the knn that i removed and im currently saving up for it but worried about the sorta attension that it would attract due to already having 3 bloodey points for doing 75 on a motorway :angry: hence why im stuck for ideas lol


Mike
Purdy fpv
[quote name='ford focus edge' post='51005' date='Nov 27 2009, 08:00 PM']and its the standard exhaust system just got a tip over the end to hide the standard ford straw. I have thought about fitting a full stainles cat-back system to it along with the knn that i removed and im currently saving up for it but worried about the sorta attension that it would attract due to already having 3 bloodey points for doing 75 on a motorway :angry: hence why im stuck for ideas lol


Mike[/quote]
A stainless system would be the best for your car.
My puma is a 1.7 and I have put a K&N57i on it and it is nowhere near as noise as I thought that it was going to be. But my friend put another air intake system on his 2.0L Focus and that is very loud!
As yours is a 1.6l and if you stick to K&N I don't think that it will be that noise. and as long as you don't stick K&N stickers all over you car no one should notice it too much.
ford focus edge
Thing im going to try get one after crimbo! You got any tips for a make to get as ive just been looking through google and theres hundreds on there argg confused.com lol
Purdy fpv
[quote name='ford focus edge' post='51030' date='Nov 27 2009, 10:32 PM']Thing im going to try get one after crimbo! You got any tips for a make to get as ive just been looking through google and theres hundreds on there argg confused.com lol[/quote]
Are we taking exhausts or air intakes? (Sorry I am half asleep tonight!)
I have always liked Janspeed stainless systems on the Focus but they are expensive however you do get what you pay for.

As for air intakes there is K&N, Green and pipecross.

Go onto preformancecentre.co.uk to view these and I would look in the ford magazines for ideas as well.
SierraYankee99
[quote name='InstructorPiggy' post='50995' date='Nov 27 2009, 07:25 PM']lose the system, get some Hpower, thats subtle then, till a chav in a saxo thinks he's faster!!

Piggy :)[/quote]


Keep the system, it can still look tasteful on the outside and truly filthy in the sounds department. How do I know this?? Well here goes. Signature shows the outside.

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v497/MKnight/n540656190_981107_5051.jpg[/img]
ford focus edge
[quote name='SierraYankee99' post='51573' date='Nov 30 2009, 06:41 AM']Keep the system, it can still look tasteful on the outside and truly filthy in the sounds department. How do I know this?? Well here goes. Signature shows the outside.

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v497/MKnight/n540656190_981107_5051.jpg[/img][/quote]


lmao now thats hardcore!! mines only got the doors done and a set of 6x9's along with a 1400watt amp powering them so it should be producing about 1100w me thinkines. how on earth are u powering that of the battery though for instance, when i turn my heated screen on in the mornings with my wipers the car seems as if its going to die on me, are u running it of a heavy duty battery or something sierra yankee99 because i took my sub out in order to have the system i have now and really really miss it!

cheers mike
ford focus edge
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theres me belovid foci
SierraYankee99
[quote name='ford focus edge' post='51595' date='Nov 30 2009, 11:50 AM']lmao now thats hardcore!! mines only got the doors done and a set of 6x9's along with a 1400watt amp powering them so it should be producing about 1100w me thinkines. how on earth are u powering that of the battery though for instance, when i turn my heated screen on in the mornings with my wipers the car seems as if its going to die on me, are u running it of a heavy duty battery or something sierra yankee99 because i took my sub out in order to have the system i have now and really really miss it!

cheers mike[/quote]

Its running straight from the battery mate. Standard battery with no problems unless its stupidly loud then the headlights flicker a little. But you couldnt sit inside the car when its loud enough to do that. By the way, mines a diesel so its a heavy duty battery anyhow. If you're having issues most uprate to a diesel battery when running a lot of ice.
Jcoventry
SierraYankee99 - I'm not a fan of big sound systems shoved into the boots of cars, but that actually looks like someone finished it off professionally!
ford focus edge
could i run my little 1.6 pecky of a 1.8 tdci battery or would it not charge properly of the alternator because its not a diesel. Its also not just the ice running of it though its just everything in general in the car. mines got the quickclean screens and heates seats etc so its always struggled if im honest the stero gear just made it alot worse and annoying!
SierraYankee99
Yeah it'll charge fine. Its only heavy duty and can take more hammer. Yours will use a damn sight less juice from it on startup so it wont take much charging to get it back to charged. Always good to have a startup routine. Make sure ICE, lights, wipers, heated windows are turned off before starting to minimise the pre startup drain on the battery. I'm thinking if you were running what you say you were and having problems you either have a dying battery or the alternators not putting the correct charge back into the battery.
Purdy fpv
Hi SierraYankee99
I just wanted to say that your sound system in your boot kicks ass!
It is an impressive bit of kit and I can see that you have put a lot of time into it.
Nice one :D
deshallz06
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theres me belovid foci[/quote]
Tatty engine compartment!!!!! :lol:
ford focus edge
it was cleaned not long back to be honest, living in the country means you clean it drive 500yards down the road and theres f***ing cow shit everywhere drives me mad!
SierraYankee99
[quote name='Purdy fpv' post='51919' date='Dec 2 2009, 10:59 AM']Hi SierraYankee99
I just wanted to say that your sound system in your boot kicks ass!
It is an impressive bit of kit and I can see that you have put a lot of time into it.
Nice one :D[/quote]


[quote name='Jcoventry' post='51707' date='Nov 30 2009, 08:50 PM']SierraYankee99 - I'm not a fan of big sound systems shoved into the boots of cars, but that actually looks like someone finished it off professionally![/quote]

Thanks both
Jonny87
[quote name='SierraYankee99' post='51573' date='Nov 30 2009, 06:41 AM']Keep the system, it can still look tasteful on the outside and truly filthy in the sounds department. How do I know this?? Well here goes. Signature shows the outside.

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v497/MKnight/n540656190_981107_5051.jpg[/img][/quote]


It's excellent that there is still room to fit pleany of beers in the back!!!

Good to see you have returned to the forums SY99 :)

Keep up the good work and maximum respect B)
2009focusboy














have a look at this pic i saw
deshallz06
[quote name='ford focus edge' post='52461' date='Dec 4 2009, 09:51 PM']it was cleaned not long back to be honest, living in the country means you clean it drive 500yards down the road and theres f***ing cow shit everywhere drives me mad![/quote]
I have an american sports car and I've seen what they call smoothy kits to cover engine parts in the engine bay, I wondered if they do them for Ford focus? i.e. fuel rail and battery covers etc.

These really dress up the engine bay and make it a doddle to clean and you can match the colour to your car.

It would be the icing on the cake concerning your focus as you've spent quite a bit of money so far.

All the best.

Des ;)
ford focus edge
cheers mate il bear it in mind just having money problems due to it being christmas etc... lol exhaust system is next on the list!
deshallz06
[quote name='ford focus edge' post='52926' date='Dec 7 2009, 06:22 PM']cheers mate il bear it in mind just having money problems due to it being christmas etc... lol exhaust system is next on the list![/quote]

The exhaust will make it look and sound sweet!!!!!

Take care and have a good xmas
ford focus edge
you to mate all the best!
SierraYankee99
[quote name='Jonny87' post='52821' date='Dec 6 2009, 11:39 PM']It's excellent that there is still room to fit pleany of beers in the back!!!

Good to see you have returned to the forums SY99 :)

Keep up the good work and maximum respect B)[/quote]


Thanks, never really left, not really returned just my lifes taken me away from the internet forums more. I try and get on in my lunch hour to check the forums and keep up with whats going on and try and help a few people out.
lilwayne1990
make sure you get a tasteful exaust system, i hate seeing jap style backboxes on cars which are not jap lol, if your looking at backboxes look at peco they have some nice rs look alikes ;) ,

sierrayankee99 im loving your set-up there m8, it looks like a very clean job, im looking at building my audio system up again, i had it set up good until a crow-bar went through the back window, im stll deciding wat to go for though,

i was looking for some tasteful engine dress-up mods, i was thinking about getting some engine cleaner and de-greaser, a new cam header and some high temperture white paint, since my car is whie lol, with blue or red magnecor ignition leads, maybe a few other dress up items here and there, wat do u think??, my car has done 120k miles but it still runs....well it will with its new clutch :P
ford focus edge
lmao whoops i was looking at jap stype 4" slash cut back box made by sportex then after a while of saving getting a sportscat middle pipe and eventually a manifold if i kdeep the car that long, if im honest its really pi**ing me of recently rattles and squeeks have developed which happen wehn driven over the smoothest of roads!!!! mines not even done 50k yet lol. if it goes il be replacing it with another ford idealy an st lol dreamssssss


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