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Hey gang, I love this car like no other I've had, through all the trivial trials and tribulations. I'll be brief, no serious build, just fun. Been trying to get a little something from all the different vendors for our platform. Order is approximate, it's already been too long, I posted pics as I did this stuff all over the forum, but will add future pics here going forward, enjoy.


Year 1:

1. Signed lease w/ 90 miles on odo, got sidewall bubble in a tire after 100 miles. Dealer service manager said tire is special order and will take at least a week and I had to leave the car. Ordered Pirelli p-nero shipped from TireRack to dealer next day, showed service manager spare in trunk to put on, came back next day and Dealer mounted tired for free but scratched up rim, no action taken.
2. Discovered wheels/tires not covered in maintenance plan sold at signing. Fought to get plan refunded and reduce monthly payment amount, resolved to do my own work or go to my mechanic friend.
3. Hood rubbing on headlights, took back to Dealer body shop to adjust, they found a rock under one headlight.
4. Around 600 miles noticed fuel line rubbing on symposer box bolted to battery tray. Factory had placed cellophane tape around the fuel line in that spot to protect and it was already scratched up. Blocked off w/ Boomba's delete and removed all symposer components, blocking firewall hole w/ included delrin plug.
5. 2000 miles: swapped stock air filter for AEM Dryflow.
6. Swapped out stock '15 shift knob for Ford '16+ ST3 carbon fiber knob
7. Installed Perrin shorty 2" antenna
8. 3000 miles: Oil changed to Pennzoil Platinum 5w30 + Motorcraft FL-400 S Filter using Rhino Ramps, all from Walmart.
9. ~3300 miles: After way too much deliberation with another brand, finally installed Boomba PCV catch can.
10. 3500 miles: Installed CFM breather cap. (bought used from forum member)
11. Was gonna install JLT on CCV side, but didn't want to cut sensor hose and couldn't source one w/ the sensor hose. JBR was gonna sell me a plastic adapter for $35, I passed after checking intake and not finding oil since installing CFM breather.
12. Got Fly5d floor mats, added Boosted Designs dead pedal, but Fly5d heel plate was plastic/thin metal and bent, went through 3 iterations of my own galvanized steel plate.
13. Installed Garageline accelerator pedal spacer.
14. Driver seat was clicking side-to-side, installed Whiteline lateral locks, problem solved.
15. Installed Rockblokz mud flaps (used from forum member)
16. Polyfilled subwoofer.
17. Applied RocketScience gold foil to airbox lid, and later to intake crossover pipe.
18. Clay barred and waxed.
19. Installed VelossaTech diffuser fins.

(to be continued)
 

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Needs pics or I'm going to assume this is a Camry build
lol, i'll attach later. until then, when you make an assumption... you make an ass outta u, and mption.
ya'll know what this stuff looks like anyways.
 

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Perrin 2" shorty

 

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Weight reduction:



See cellophane tape right where symposer box was rubbing, like that'll help for long:



Ready for catch can:

 

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Intake valves ~ 3300 miles:







 

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Catch can install:









This is one of the clips to remove when pulling the manifold:
 

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Fly5d's garbage heel plate:




Easy mods:
 

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CFM sexy

 

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AEM dryflow




RocketScience gold foil


 

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Boomba at work:

 

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Where did you get this insert thingy? Or was it a modified weather liner?
Fly5d, but be warned that heel plate will not stand up for long, and if you remove your heel will wear through the synthetic rubber-leather material. Galvanized steel sheet was like $10-15 at Home Depot, sorry I forget exactly how much but I had enough to cut a few times. Actually I have to find a pic of the final iteration which went back all the way to where the mat bends up under the pedals, otherwise your left heel catches the edge when clutching.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01JYXVFZW/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500208103&sr=8-1-fkmr0&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=focus+st+floor+mats+fly5d

To Fly5D's credit, when I told them the heel plate bent, they sent me a replacement drivers mat. However it had the same heel plate so I still had to fab up a legit metal plate and rivet into the mat.
 

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A view of the Rockblokz mud flaps

 

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Year 2

1. 8000 miles: Oil changed again w/ Pennzoil Platinum and Motorcraft FL-400 S
2. Mountune RMM and TB Performance front traction bar go in same time, night and day.
3. Got rear traction bar and strut tower bar from TB Performance group buys, but before I could install, got first CEL misfire. Depression, reset code once, came back twice more before summer, then no more.
4. 13k miles: changed oil to Royal Purple w/ Motorcraft FL-400 S
5. Got a new phone after 7 years.
6. Installed headlight armor on fogs in GT yellow; Blacksys CH-100B dual dash cam; and Steeda jacking rails. And drank beers.
7. 16k miles TB Perf rear traction bar, reverts whatever understeer gained w/ front traction bar, easier nose-in at speed > 45mph. Car feels great

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Headlight Armor





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