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    The Betty

    2017 Shadow Black ST3 purchased in July 2017 with 26 miles. Using the customary build template...

    She's named after a combination of the ship in Alien Resurrection to which the protagonists are trying to return throughout the movie, and Shred Bettys (what we called lady snowboarders back in the day). I even named my android phone Annalee; I was very impressionable in 1997.

    This forum has been invaluable to the direction of my build. I took the advice of veteran members to consider what I wanted this car to be (in my case, a killer daily) before I started down any particular path. I think I'm accomplishing what I set out to achieve.

    Engine/Transmission:
    Boomba blow off valve (red)
    Boomba aluminum shifter base bushings
    Boomba aluminum transmission cable bracket bushings
    Boomba engine bay accessories
    Cobb Accessport V3; Stratified tuned
    Cobb short shift plate - 30% reduction
    Cobb rear motor mount
    Depo 3.5" intercooler
    Green filter
    JBR PCV oil catch can (red)
    JBR ported symposer delete
    Mobil 1
    NGK 6510 spark plugs
    NTC shift cable end bushing
    Scorpion catback exhaust w/ Cobb hangers
    Steeda Clutch Spring
    Velossa Tech Big Mouth Snorkel (green flare)

    Interior:
    Boosted Designs dead pedal
    Ford all weather floor mats (rear)
    Kagu 3D Maxpider floor mats (front)
    JBR throttle pedal spacer
    Raceseng slammer shift knob (translucent red)

    Exterior:
    JDMFV reverse light tints
    JDMFV rear reflector tints
    JDMFV yellow fog light overlays
    obligatory hatch window stickers
    2" stubby antenna

    Wheels:
    Summer: Enkei NT03+M 18X9.5 et40 w/ Michelin PS4S: 245/35/18
    Winter: Sparco Terra 17x7.5 et45 w/ General Altimax Arctic 12: 215/50/17
    Muteki SR48 lug nuts & locks (neo-chrome)

    Suspension:
    BC BR extreme drop coilovers
    Whiteline sway bars (front & rear)
    Whiteline end links (front and rear)


    Like several others have suggested, I guess brakes next?
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    Here she is the first weekend I had her, July 2017. Straight up Focus ST.

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    Jul. 2017: Overlay application.

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    Boston skyline
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    Aug. 2017: Went with a Cobb knob first. I later learned of the benefits of a weighted shift knob.

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    Sept. 2017: +5 hp each, right? Windows tinted 35% all around

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    Oct. 2017: Green filter, Boomba accessories have been added over time.

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    Oct. 2017: Scorpion catback installed.

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    Dec. 2017: Accessport running OTS stage 1 tune from Cobb (meh)
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    2018 is when I really got the hang of this mod thing and found my direction.

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    Feb. 2018: Boomba blow off valve for that psssshhhhh!

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    Apr. 2018: Raceseng weighted (575g) shift knob, Cobb short shift plate 30%, Boomba base & bracket bushings, NTC cable end bushing for that notchy & preceise shifter feel. Also Cobb rear motor mount and TSW Bathurst 18x8 et 40 wheels.

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    Rhode Island trips
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    Jun. 2018: BC coilovers installed.

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    This is how I drove her around for the rest of the summer.

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    Maine beach house.
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    I made some small upgrades throughout the year: Boosted Designs dead pedal and JBR pedal spacer.

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    Nov. 2018: Then winter came.
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    Dec. 2018: Thanks to a wonderfully detailed write up on this forum, I hooked up my BOV to the symposer delete vacuum source.

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    Mar. 2019: It only snowed once this season (appreciably). Still glad I got proper snow tires.

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    Mar. 2019: OCC installed.

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    Apr. 2019: I'm not a very good wrench. Depo FMIC, Velossa Tech snorkel, Enkei NT03+M, Pilot PS4S, Stratified tune (finally). I got to check out her undercarriage while she was on the lift, Giggidy. I'm happy with the job I've done keeping her clean underneath over two New England winters.

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    Apr. 2019: The OCC pinched my original vacuum line, so I rerouted it.

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    I've completely given up trying to keep these clean.

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    I copied someone with this.

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    Weekend drives.
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    No issues with rubbing at all with the 18x9.5 Wheels with a 40 offset? No wheel spacers needed? I've been looking at Wheels. certain Wheels only come with certain offsets so I was curious how wide I could actually go with what offset.I do plan on getting coilovers at some point in the future but don't really plan on dropping at much maybe a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G heinrich View Post
    No issues with rubbing at all with the 18x9.5 Wheels with a 40 offset? No wheel spacers needed? I've been looking at Wheels. certain Wheels only come with certain offsets so I was curious how wide I could actually go with what offset.I do plan on getting coilovers at some point in the future but don't really plan on dropping at much maybe a little.
    I have no issues rubbing. I wanted some poke so I was originally looking at the Gram Lights in 18x8.5 et33. Could only find them in the 38 offset, which is more flush. Decided to throw subtlety to the wind and got these. Love em.
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