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    My Kona Blue Build

    Hey all. I've decided to put the build of my 16' Kona Blue ST2 on here. I picked up the car in September of 2018 after my Nissan Juke was totaled in a head-on collision.

    My poor Juke. Say what you want, I loved my little frog.
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    After healing I picked this up.
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    2016 Kona Blue Ford Focus ST

    Performance Mods: Green filter, Symposer delete, CPE Stage 2 Rear motor mount, PowerStop drilled and slotted brake kit, Konig Myth Gloss Black Wheels w/ Machined Blue Face, Riken RAPTOR ZR A/S 235/40R18 tires
    Forscan mods: ST Performance Splash screen, Global Windows, Voice activated climate, double honk delete...

    Purchased but still to be installed: CPE light weight intercooler, Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, 28" LED lightbar

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    First Mod

    My first 'mod' was the installing the Green Filter. I'm not sure its really considered a mod when you change a filter but, whatever.

    I did notice a slight sound difference but not much. I did reinstall the cover after taking photos.

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    2016 Kona Blue Ford Focus ST

    Performance Mods: Green filter, Symposer delete, CPE Stage 2 Rear motor mount, PowerStop drilled and slotted brake kit, Konig Myth Gloss Black Wheels w/ Machined Blue Face, Riken RAPTOR ZR A/S 235/40R18 tires
    Forscan mods: ST Performance Splash screen, Global Windows, Voice activated climate, double honk delete...

    Purchased but still to be installed: CPE light weight intercooler, Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, 28" LED lightbar

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    Symposer delete

    The second mod I did was the symposer delete from CFM. I really was looking forward to installing this plate after reading all the reviews online of how it made the car sound so much better. Removing the symposer has a dramatic effect on the engine noise in the cabin. I was stunned at how much I didn't hear once I took it out. I was initially disappointed with the result but have grown to like it as I can hear the BOV and the turbo much easier now.

    Sorry, no before shots.
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    2016 Kona Blue Ford Focus ST

    Performance Mods: Green filter, Symposer delete, CPE Stage 2 Rear motor mount, PowerStop drilled and slotted brake kit, Konig Myth Gloss Black Wheels w/ Machined Blue Face, Riken RAPTOR ZR A/S 235/40R18 tires
    Forscan mods: ST Performance Splash screen, Global Windows, Voice activated climate, double honk delete...

    Purchased but still to be installed: CPE light weight intercooler, Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, 28" LED lightbar

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    Next, I purchased and OBD II cable and downloaded Forscan. After watching many youtube videos, I figured out Forscan. It's a bit scary when you upload the changes and will the lights start going insane!
    I turned off the double honk, enabled the global remote windows, added climate control with voice activation to the Sync 3, and changed the splash screen to the ST Performance logo.

    Only thing that miffs me is that I can't use the voice activation while my phone is connected. Google overrides it.

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    2016 Kona Blue Ford Focus ST

    Performance Mods: Green filter, Symposer delete, CPE Stage 2 Rear motor mount, PowerStop drilled and slotted brake kit, Konig Myth Gloss Black Wheels w/ Machined Blue Face, Riken RAPTOR ZR A/S 235/40R18 tires
    Forscan mods: ST Performance Splash screen, Global Windows, Voice activated climate, double honk delete...

    Purchased but still to be installed: CPE light weight intercooler, Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, 28" LED lightbar

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    I really do not like the look of the factory shift knob. I looked at a lot of different options and decided on a knob from CJ Pony Parts in dark blue and white. I plan on adding white stripes at some point so the knob will eventually tie into the overall color scheme.

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    2016 Kona Blue Ford Focus ST

    Performance Mods: Green filter, Symposer delete, CPE Stage 2 Rear motor mount, PowerStop drilled and slotted brake kit, Konig Myth Gloss Black Wheels w/ Machined Blue Face, Riken RAPTOR ZR A/S 235/40R18 tires
    Forscan mods: ST Performance Splash screen, Global Windows, Voice activated climate, double honk delete...

    Purchased but still to be installed: CPE light weight intercooler, Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, 28" LED lightbar

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    Used Part

    I was able to acquire some slightly used performance parts from someone on FB that was parting out their car after a rear end collision.

    I was able to pick up a Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, CP-E light weight intercooler, & a CP-E Stage 2 rear motor mount for $600 with shipping included.
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    Only the RMM has been installed so far.
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    2016 Kona Blue Ford Focus ST

    Performance Mods: Green filter, Symposer delete, CPE Stage 2 Rear motor mount, PowerStop drilled and slotted brake kit, Konig Myth Gloss Black Wheels w/ Machined Blue Face, Riken RAPTOR ZR A/S 235/40R18 tires
    Forscan mods: ST Performance Splash screen, Global Windows, Voice activated climate, double honk delete...

    Purchased but still to be installed: CPE light weight intercooler, Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, 28" LED lightbar

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    Light bar

    Picked up an LED light bar to add to the pile of parts to be installed. I plan on shaving the grill and mounting it to the front of the crash bar. I am waiting for my brother to get some time off to help so I can do it all at the same time. I only want to have to take the front clip off once.

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    2016 Kona Blue Ford Focus ST

    Performance Mods: Green filter, Symposer delete, CPE Stage 2 Rear motor mount, PowerStop drilled and slotted brake kit, Konig Myth Gloss Black Wheels w/ Machined Blue Face, Riken RAPTOR ZR A/S 235/40R18 tires
    Forscan mods: ST Performance Splash screen, Global Windows, Voice activated climate, double honk delete...

    Purchased but still to be installed: CPE light weight intercooler, Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, 28" LED lightbar

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    Oops

    On my way to work one morning, some ****er decided to go around a circle in the wrong direction. I narrowly missed the red streak at 630am but clipped the curb with my front passenger wheel / tire. I ended up with a bent lower control arm, bent wheel hub, & a bent snowflake.

    The whole situation sucked as the other driver didn't even stop but it did give me a new opportunity...

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    2016 Kona Blue Ford Focus ST

    Performance Mods: Green filter, Symposer delete, CPE Stage 2 Rear motor mount, PowerStop drilled and slotted brake kit, Konig Myth Gloss Black Wheels w/ Machined Blue Face, Riken RAPTOR ZR A/S 235/40R18 tires
    Forscan mods: ST Performance Splash screen, Global Windows, Voice activated climate, double honk delete...

    Purchased but still to be installed: CPE light weight intercooler, Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, 28" LED lightbar

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    Upgrades

    Having purchased the car used with 34k miles on it, I knew I would have to do all the big maintenance that hadn't been done. Also, thanks to my little accident, upgrades were on the horizion.

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    2016 Kona Blue Ford Focus ST

    Performance Mods: Green filter, Symposer delete, CPE Stage 2 Rear motor mount, PowerStop drilled and slotted brake kit, Konig Myth Gloss Black Wheels w/ Machined Blue Face, Riken RAPTOR ZR A/S 235/40R18 tires
    Forscan mods: ST Performance Splash screen, Global Windows, Voice activated climate, double honk delete...

    Purchased but still to be installed: CPE light weight intercooler, Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, 28" LED lightbar

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    Quickie

    How do you like my 50 caliber bullet? I can't figure out how to turn the photos!

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    2016 Kona Blue Ford Focus ST

    Performance Mods: Green filter, Symposer delete, CPE Stage 2 Rear motor mount, PowerStop drilled and slotted brake kit, Konig Myth Gloss Black Wheels w/ Machined Blue Face, Riken RAPTOR ZR A/S 235/40R18 tires
    Forscan mods: ST Performance Splash screen, Global Windows, Voice activated climate, double honk delete...

    Purchased but still to be installed: CPE light weight intercooler, Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, 28" LED lightbar

 

 
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