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#1 jacksargent93

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:29 AM

Okay so I cant help but think whether I should mod my focus or no - I can't change the exhaust without it costing a bomb - and even question if its worth the extra few ponies - induction kits seem to be lame according to most people. 

 

Has anyone modded their car and not bothered with things like that? If so, I will continue - however if anyone has modded including performance I'm not sure whether its worth it? 

 

The focus seems so hard to do - why cant I just change the back box? I went and had it looked at today and they said it is going to be a real pain in the !Removed! - and my wallet. I need advice :(

 

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:10 PM

I think the main reason to modify your car (visual or performance enhancements) is to make YOU like it more, i mean if you think that you would prefer to drive your car if it had a few more ponies then that should be worth the money to you, the same goes for if you think you'd prefer how it looks with lime green wing mirrors and metallic pink alloys then go for it :)

 

(probably not the answer you were looking for but this is just my view)

 

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:32 PM

This is the kind of answer I was looking for!

 

Can people step foward and tell me if they have upgraded their exhaust or put in an induction kit? Thanks



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

a trend i find with modifying any cars is to find the right market, (for me its audio and vision) i love a car to sound well and show well (probably the slowest around) so i focused my mods around that theme, so new headunit, speakers, sub, etc everything to make it better for me to enjoy it (a good kick in my back puts a smile on my face haha)

 

as for induction, i remove the length of pipe behind the front grill (easy mod) and i love it, the throttle response has increased, (i doubt the overall power has though) also adds a little roar to the engine, i will be doing the exhaust once i figure out the bumper issue, but i will go for a cat back system therefore eliminating the mot issues etc



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:20 PM

Ive personally just done visual mods untill I can get a better car lol

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

a trend i find with modifying any cars is to find the right market, (for me its audio and vision) i love a car to sound well and show well (probably the slowest around) so i focused my mods around that theme, so new headunit, speakers, sub, etc everything to make it better for me to enjoy it (a good kick in my back puts a smile on my face haha)

 

as for induction, i remove the length of pipe behind the front grill (easy mod) and i love it, the throttle response has increased, (i doubt the overall power has though) also adds a little roar to the engine, i will be doing the exhaust once i figure out the bumper issue, but i will go for a cat back system therefore eliminating the mot issues etc

What do you mean shorten length of the pipe? Which pipe? Could you post a picture? I dont want to fit an induction and be able to modify the exhaust system - as I find that would be silly - what do you think about that? 



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:51 PM

Ive personally just done visual mods untill I can get a better car lol

Yeah I agree on that note - however I would like to make my car have a bit of roar and hum in it - but visual mods is must!



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:51 PM

Ive added abit if a guide on my thread in my sig on page 5/6

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:03 PM

Ah yes I remember reading that the other day! And couldn't get my head around which part it was - would it happen to be different on mine? 



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:01 AM

The only difference would be if you had a mk1 focus

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:45 AM

Nope I have mk 2 (05) The layout is the same its just that one part I dont recognise - I will tke a picture of my bay and show :)



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:14 PM

Nope I have mk 2 (05) The layout is the same its just that one part I dont recognise - I will tke a picture of my bay and show :)

Its the mk2 1.6? - is it the 100PS or 115?

 

Do you just want your car to be louder/ sportier sounding or do you need it to be quicker? (louder is relatively cheap/ easier)

 

How much would you be prepared to spend? (anything is possible if you spend the money, but there may be a point where you may be more cost effective to just get a faster car )  



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:18 PM

100ps I believe - btw what is ps? And yes it's 1.6 petrol. I would like for it to sound sportier an if it turns a little more responsive then great! I just want it to have a nice hum when I switch her on, if that makes sence...

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

100ps I believe - btw what is ps? And yes it's 1.6 petrol. I would like for it to sound sportier an if it turns a little more responsive then great! I just want it to have a nice hum when I switch her on, if that makes sence...

PS stands for "Pherda Starke" in German which i think translates to horsepower in English. A car may have a 4 cylinder engine with 100 PS. The same car might have the same 4 cylinder engine with a 112 HP (feel free to correct me if i'm wrong)



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

100ps I believe - btw what is ps? And yes it's 1.6 petrol. I would like for it to sound sportier an if it turns a little more responsive then great! I just want it to have a nice hum when I switch her on, if that makes sence...

i know what you mean, a nice rumble on tick over?

 

i believe an exhaust will solve that m8 either back box or cat back



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