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So I guess I need to start my build up on here and not hide out. Yes, I'm in England. No, my ST is not an UK ST. However, it is in the process being converted to UK spec, kinda required here. This is also not my first time in a Focus. This is actually my third. I still have one and it is a '02 ZX3 fully built with turbo. If you want to see it, it is on FocalJet under my screen name (they are the same).

As far as the plan goes for the ST...... show quality with balls. Currently the car sits on stock suspension, wheels, and tires..... not for long though. Also running FSWerks tune on the APv2 supported by Cobb intake and catback. I recently received my ATP downpipe along with my EDM front grill. Still waiting on my intercooler and RMM upgrade. The reason for the EDM grill is because I have to have a front plate in the UK so why not just get the real thing. With this year tax return I will be getting KW V1s and then some special wheels which I won't say till I get them. :cool2: There will be a second set of wheel for the shows but they will be much later down the road, and no they are not fifteen52s.

Not for some of the pics.



I even have a little mini me for it too. And no one is as low as it is.





Now for the new parts waiting to go on when the rest show up.

ATP downpipe


EDM front grill



Once the weather gets better around here I will get new local pics of the ride.
 

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Cool. On a side note what scale is the RC?
It's 1/16th VXL Rally with the brushless motor in it. I have the upgraded batteries to it and it hauls.

I'm surprised you can run a cattless DP in England. Looking forward to see what you do with it.
Shhhh. They don't know. They don't exactly have emission testing here but they have the db law.
 

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How to wake up on a Saturday..... oh continue the work, that's how.

So I went ahead and got rid of that crap stock BPV and changed it out for a Turbosmart one. It's much louder and seems to respond quicker then the stock one.




Then with some DEI Ti wrap I decided to wrap the downpipe before the intercooler gets here.

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After all that was done, I went and checked my mail to see if anything else came in.
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What could this be?


EDM LED tail came in.

All I know is that Knuckles approves of these.


All installed.


Now the next project is to get the rear fogs to work, but that seems to be harder than I thought. Our cars are not wired for them already but the connectors have the ability to it. That will be something in the future to play (sooner than later).
 

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Hey Blown - love the wrap idea. What did you use to keep the wrap tight? Is that fishing line? Just curious.
 

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Hey Blown - love the wrap idea. What did you use to keep the wrap tight? Is that fishing line? Just curious.
Safety wire. Using a drill works great just be careful, tighten the wire too much and it will snap.

Here is more work from my other Focus.

 

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So I dug into the car's harness to see if there was any hope to easily wire in the rear fogs. Hate to say it, but no. From that conclusion, these are not true global cars. The bodies might be but the wiring isn't. Here are some of the pics that i took of the connectors.

Connector to the switch


Connector to the tails. The missing wire is for the rear fogs.
 

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With the IRS paying me now, I have ordered more parts. Now it's time to get more low.

 

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Cobb's big box of parts finally showed up. Looks like this weekend is install time.



 

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From a local RC store. It's from Traxxas.
 

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Last night I got to me some local ST owners over here in England.

Count the all. From Fiestas, Mondaos, and ST225.


To this......
 

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Last night I got to me some local ST owners over here in England.

Count the all. From Fiestas, Mondaos, and ST225.


To this......

You are lucky to be able to be posted in Europe in USAF.
 

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Soooooo, I guess I need to update this since it has been a few weeks now.

I started to do the install to my RMM which went well. I blue loctited any bolt that came out. I have had pass history of bolts coming out with stiffer engine mounts. I did get the noticable more engine vibration everyone talks about, but no big deal to me because my MK1 has all 3 mount and that just shakes like crazy.

Now off to the intercooler. I first am going to say that Cobb's customer service is great. Now with that out of the way. I got everything take off and out and started to mount the intercooler. I got to the MAP sensor and the bolts that came in the box were way too short and that prevented the whole install from continueing. They only bolts that worked were the ones that mounted to the top of it. Now I had to undo everything I did but I left one thing off. I took them damn grill shutter and threw them...... well I wanted to but they didn't go back on the car. Best they about that, no CEL or any light for that fact. Once Monday came around I contacted Cobb and they sent me the package that all the bolts come in and now I have the correct stuff.

This weekend will be the completion of the install to include the new Mountune shifter arm that I got for a heck of a deal. I hopefully soon will be able to pair it to the FRPP short shifter base.
 

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Nice build, and was good to meet you yesterday. Your ST certainly goes well!
 

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Nice build, and was good to meet you yesterday. Your ST certainly goes well!
You too. Thanks.

You need to come up to my place so we can take that acive grill shutters off to get more air to that intercooler.
 
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