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Iam2deck

New Project; Mk2 Focus ST3 Panther Black

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Okay so update time... it's been ages! This post will document my preparation and mod list up and till Ford Fair 2017 which kicked off on the weekend of the 5th & 6th of August!

Where to start aha god.. So first modification on the list was engine bay prep and by that I mean getting my engine covers in good shape!

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For the base colour I decided to go with Panther Black which matches the car. It has some incredible metalic flake in it and looks a bit different to just a gloss black!

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I then used a paint pen to do the writing in a bright lime green to bring out some colour to the bay!

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Sorry the quality of pictures are bad and dont do any justice for the level of depth and fleck in the paintwork!

Next modification was one to change the visuals externally quite a bit! Finally got the lowering springs on..

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It's now been dropped on Eibach Redline sport springs and this is how the stance is now

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As you can see the car sits way more level now, and sits a lot lower to the wheels - perfect! Also helps with the stance and looks better at the rear now with the spacers on as well.. complimented eachother well

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Also decided to paint the boost gauge pod at the top of my interior into the Panther Black as well

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Also got some graphics and new gel badge overlays ready for Ford Fair now that I got my stage 3 done with Collins Performance (CP 340)

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Also repainted  my front splitter (on the car) as the paint was fading a lot and it looked dreadful.. once again used Panther Black to match the car paint colour!

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Day of Ford Fair Weekend.. up at 6 AM for full wash, clay bar, polish, glaze & wax before heading up to Silverstone! Had the partner in crime with me too

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We met up with my other group of friends for a big convoy down to Silverstone where we camped the night before the show

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FORD FAIR 2017 SHOTS

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Official entrance photo :P

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Have had a good few weeks with the car. For those wondering the stage 3 collins performance 340 is an absolute dream and I get excited to drive the car anywhere...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the car is looking good on the lowering springs fella. you have got a nice bit of gloss front the panther black paint work. good job with the engine covers

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Very nice I knew you would like the CP340map just keeps going and going when you think there is no more

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The stance is great, lowering the car has really complemented the look - with the CP340 it probably drives as good as it looks!

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14 hours ago, b4zz said:

the car is looking good on the lowering springs fella. you have got a nice bit of gloss front the panther black paint work. good job with the engine covers

Thanks bro really happy with the lower stance, feels better to drive as well. Tried my best, car is over 11 years old but can still get some good results with some effort :)

 

13 hours ago, Gizza11 said:

Very nice I knew you would like the CP340map just keeps going and going when you think there is no more

Exactly this it's really woken the beast up, sounds alot better now with the KMS downpipe and remap. Goes like ***** off a shovel, and like you say is even more surprising at higher speeds when it just keeps pulling

3 hours ago, Dan P said:

The stance is great, lowering the car has really complemented the look - with the CP340 it probably drives as good as it looks!

Thank you mate, still need to sort spacers out for the front and get some 20mm for the back (15mm at the mo). Yep it looks 10x better now it sits level and lower, couldn't stand the arch gap on the rear from standard! Yeah man the map is quite amazing to be honest. Was quicker on pulls on the way to Silverstone than my friends which is running 370 bhp with forged internals, LSD and hybrid turbo.. he was not best pleased

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On 15/08/2017 at 4:38 PM, Tom-B64 said:

As usual Matt, looks incredible!! 

Bet it half moves now ey?

Thanks Tom mate, it's getting there but more visual elements to be coming soon as made some purchases at Ford Fair ;)

Yeah aha completely different now. much much better but it always wants to go!

How you doing mate, still enjoying the Fezza?

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