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#1 andylaw769

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:03 PM


My focus 2.0 tdci ghia standard and not looked after well in my opinion so here she is the day I got her ImageUploadedByFord OC1390498896.816186.jpg
So as you can see standard car do I quickly had to sort the wall but dash out as I'm not 55 yet ;) lol
So I brought some new knobs and wrapped it gloss black ImageUploadedByFord OC1390499026.765698.jpg
Then Christmas came and my missis kindly got it tinted for me and I took the badges off ImageUploadedByFord OC1390499114.215952.jpg
So my plans are st alloys skirts and rear spoiler, drop 40mm front and rear bumper extensions ImageUploadedByFord OC1390499268.698310.jpg
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Sorry about the poor pictures
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This is what ild like to end up with thanks for looking :) the focus needs work just bear with me :( my previous cars were a little special work required me to get a diesel ImageUploadedByFord OC1390499478.898379.jpg
Astra Vxr running 290 bhp
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Megane sport running 270 bhp
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Mk4 golf 1.8t running 230 bhp thanks for looking ;)

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:36 AM

Can any one see my pics ??

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:43 AM

I can see your pics

 

What are your plans for the Focus, power-wise?



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

;) woohoo just not showing on my phone. I'm not sure as yet to be honest as I've never tuned a diesel ? Map air filter and maybe exhaust . Open to suggestions needs a set of nice wheels desperately :(

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:15 AM

;) woohoo just not showing on my phone. I'm not sure as yet to be honest as I've never tuned a diesel ? Map air filter and maybe exhaust . Open to suggestions needs a set of nice wheels desperately :(

Why not do an ST replica - it would be nice to see one based on a quick(ish) diesel  



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:28 PM

Why not do an ST replica - it would be nice to see one based on a quick(ish) diesel  

 

+1 Been toying with performance upgrades on mine for a while now that the ST looks are pretty much done, but just never got round to it. Haven't heard much about the benefits from, say an intercooler and re-map on our 2.0 TDCi engines.

 

'Quoted' figures suggest 170s from a remap, so maybe with an intercooler and air filter it could be up round 180, what you reckon? 180 with plenty of torque would probably keep me happy...still not quite in the league of some of your previous cars though, nice history there! (Including the VXR, but don't tell anyone on here that!)



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:41 PM

Lol ;) I'm liking the sound of 180 horse ;) I'll keep the Vxr thing quiet :) just need some styling mods first as standard I'm not liking the car at the min :(

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:33 PM

I was the exact same mate. When I got my car it was lowered and on aftermarket 18s, but they were pretty scruffy and I wasn't keen on the standard plastics and bumper valances. Always wanted to make some improvements and I was lucky enough to gather up ST parts at good prices and then get them sprayed and fitted, but it was a long process over about a year and a half from purchase to having the kit fitted.

 

If you click on the link in my signature below, you'll see my build thread (which has been very quiet for quite a while now!) and see the slow progress I made and the difference in the car from when I got it to how it stands now.

 

I've been doing big enough miles for the whole 10 years or so I've been driving, so haven't yet had the joys of a hot hatch, but as soon as my circumstances ever allow (unlikely, but I can dream!) I'll be getting something fast and thirsty! I've put 68k miles on my Focus in the 27 months I've owned it, so about 30k a year...not a chance of running something at about 25mpg! But 170-180 with plenty of torque but still with 45mpg would be a decent compromise!



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:13 PM

I know I just can't wIt to improve the look of the focus but I do really miss the power :( the Vxr was all or nothing wasn't to impressed with the power delivery but the megane was lovely smooth n powerful all the way through. I've got my fingers crossed that my missis dads upgrading his megane rs250 to the new focus rs ;) just let's see if he will let me loose in it :/ I'll take a look at your build thread now ;)

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

Check out this ST rear bumper...not 100% sure on colour match to yours but might be worth asking about as it could save you needing to paint. Also note that it's for a Mk2.5 facelift so you'd need the proper fog/reverse lights and their connectors, but just thought it might be of interest.

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item233577ed01



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:37 PM

Cheers mate just purchased that bumper ;)

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:16 PM

Welcome & nice focus so far.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:38 PM

Jeez you didn't hang about! Nice one! Hope it's already in your colour and you got a good deal.

 

As said, you'll need facelift fog/reverse lights and the connectors for them, so a scrappies is prob your best bet, but here's a pair on ebay and apparently they don't come up there too often, as Ben could testify to!

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3cdbaf8ab0

 

All you'll need then is a custom twin exit exhaust to fill the bumper cutouts and an ST spoiler to complete the rear end! ;)

 

PS Here's one of the first ST rep builds I ever came across and I think it's in your colour so might give you and idea of how it could look! 5 door skirts can be as rare as rockin horse dung though, so keep your eye out for them!



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:07 PM

Got it for 100 bargain if u ask me ;) I hope I can get a good deal on some skirts :)

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:24 AM

liking what you have done so far.
like the other cars you had.
will be watching this wit intrest

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