Well guys, as a few of you may know I've wanted to put an ST kit on the Focus since I got it as I love the ST looks but doing well over 30k miles a year, I need the economy of a 'soot-chucker'! (Scroll down for pics if you want spared of the background info!)
It's been a long bargain-hunting road, riddled with pot-holes, speed bumps, diversions and plenty of exits too which I was tempted to take on a few occasions as parts-sourcing at justifiable prices was proving difficult.
I was in a minor rear-end shunt 3 days shy of 7 months ago and sustained a cracked rear bumper, so searching for a silver lining I decided to use this as my excuse to myself (and the missus!) to finish gathering up the parts and finally get my ST kit painted and fitted.
Car has been in an incredibly busy bodyshop for the last week, and having endured a white Mini from last Mon-Thurs and putting about 300 miles on it, I needed something bigger. Given the mileage I was planning on clocking up over the weekend, they gave me a 1.5 DCi Megane saloon with 75k on the clock, over 76k now after I had since Thursday evening until 9am this morn!
So, got the call yesterday avo that my car was ready, but only suited me to pick it up this morning. Absolutely chuffed with it! Complete front bumper with new CREE H8 fogs, complete rear bumper, side-skirts, new tailgate handle with new bulb holders and 18 SMD LEDs, nice fresh new reg plates and new mudflaps all fitted. Got the centre of the front lower lip done in gloss back and the rear diffuser section the same to match.
RS spoiler in the shed ready to go on, hopefully this evening if I can find the time. ST wing badges also waiting to go on, but thinkin of modding these in some way to remove the red ST lettering. Titanium badge to come off the back, and possibly the Focus badge too, but undecided as yet. Think it might need a TDCi badge on it somewhere, maybe front lower grille, just to show that I'm 'derv and proud' and not look like I'm trying to fool people into thinking that I have a Jeans Blue ST!
Top of the list now though is some sort of exhaust solution to fill the bumper cut-outs, then a wheel refurb maybe to finish it off...and maybe some new rear lights...and maybe some rear window tints...and maybe - you get the idea!
Anyway, enough jibba jabba, have a gander at the pics and hopefully you enjoy. Comments and advice welcome (as long as the comments are good and I agree with the advice of course, haha!).
I think a full 'build' thread should be in the pipeline soon enough with more pics, before/afters, interior mods etc, so keep an eye out for it!