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Hey there everyone.
I don't have the car yet but I'm in the process of purchasing one.
I'm super excited to finally be upgrading and looking forward to the boost life.
Anything I need to know? I'm going from an NA with auto trans to as 13 Focus ST stage 1
(yes I've driven stick before, long time ago)

Looking forward to getting to know you all!!
 

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Hey there everyone.
I don't have the car yet but I'm in the process of purchasing one.
I'm super excited to finally be upgrading and looking forward to the boost life.
Anything I need to know? I'm going from an NA with auto trans to as 13 Focus ST stage 1
(yes I've driven stick before, long time ago)

Looking forward to getting to know you all!!
Welcome, you'll have fun for sure. Pics or it didn't happen!
 
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Hey there everyone.
I don't have the car yet but I'm in the process of purchasing one.
I'm super excited to finally be upgrading and looking forward to the boost life.
Anything I need to know? I'm going from an NA with auto trans to as 13 Focus ST stage 1
(yes I've driven stick before, long time ago)

Looking forward to getting to know you all!!
Like the previous poster said, definitely have to post pictures of it when you get it!

Not much to tell you to be concerned about off hand other than that it's quite an easy car to drive with our clutch. It catches pretty sudden but after the first pull out or two you'll already be settling into it if you've driven stick much in the past. As your first turbo car you will have to watch out for a thing called LPSI which is uncommon but deadly to turbo motors like ours.

Basic rundown of LPSI: If you are in low rpms do not put your engine under high load. Example being - 5th/6th gear at 2-3k rpm don't floor it. Or if you are in too high of a gear and you are lugging the engine (it wants to stall) just make sure you don't load the engine and make sure you downshift.

Aside from that we have an awesome car with so many possibilities. You'll have fun.
 

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Thank you both for the welcome.
I will for sure get some pics up as soon as I have it home!!
 

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Welcome to the club! Be sure to check for any body panel alignment issues upon taking delivery, especially around the tail lights, headlights and hood. Enjoy reading up on the tons of forum threads while you wait!
 

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Welcome to the club! Be sure to check for any body panel alignment issues upon taking delivery, especially around the tail lights, headlights and hood. Enjoy reading up on the tons of forum threads while you wait!
If I understand correctly she's getting a 2013. Still, definitely something to check for and possibly negotiate a price if you find any issues.
 

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Welcome to the family! We need more girls around her to help class this place up a bit!
 
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Hi, and Welcome!
The clutch in the focus ST is supper easy, you should no problem getting back to rowing throw the gears.

Good Luck!
 

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Thanks,
I found the clutch stiff compared to what I was used to. However the last stick I drove was a 99 civic. I can't get over the brakes!! Wow are they touchy...I've heard that the brakes are bad for dust?
 

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No reason all the fun should be limited to us males. Except my girlfriend...she doesn't get to learn how to drive it yet!
For me it will be the other way around...my husband won't be allowed to drive it. Not for the first few months anyways...I know he will be dying to try it. LOL
 

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I found the clutch stiff compared to what I was used to. However the last stick I drove was a 99 civic. I can't get over the brakes!! Wow are they touchy...I've heard that the brakes are bad for dust?
I too had to get used to how touchy the brakes are. And yes, factory brake pads are horribly dusty.
 
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For me it will be the other way around...my husband won't be allowed to drive it. Not for the first few months anyways...I know he will be dying to try it. LOL
Yeah luckily my girlfriend isn't eager to try yet because she knows how obsessed with my car I am. Lucky me.

I too had to get used to how touchy the brakes are. And yes, factory brake pads are horribly dusty.
A set of Hawk HPS brake pads will do 2 things.
1- Less INITIAL bite (Which is why the stock ones feel so touchy. They grab hard immediately) which means more stable but better stopping power. And they work way better than stock too. Less fade.
2- WAYYYYYYY less brake dust.
 

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With my 2016, I don't see much brake dust honestly... I clean it once a week but I don't see this huge problem that everyone is saying about how there is a ton of brake dust.
 

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With my 2016, I don't see much brake dust honestly... I clean it once a week but I don't see this huge problem that everyone is saying about how there is a ton of brake dust.
Hard braking is where the stock pads on most STs throw dust. I can go a week without any at all and then the next week get on it a few times and have some hard braking moments and they're black.
 

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Check rear motor mount has been updated

Check wiring harness issue has been sorted out


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It has a Cobb RMM already but I will defiantly have the wiring harness issue checked out.
 
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