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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-10-07, 12:11 am

So I've been alot of work to the wagon lately. Most of it has been maintenance but I have been doing a few mods along the way as well.

I have to install a flocked radio bezel I got from Matt (cobrawannabe) and flat black paint vent rings this weekend. This last weekend I put in new energy suspension end links for the rear bar and cut the dead coils out of the stock rear wagon springs. The car sit much more level now. Its not as low was I want it, but it looks better then nothing. I also gave the engine a quick shot of gloss black spray paint as I never did it when I painted the car. (I'll get some pics of this later on) Lastly I re-installed the rack rails. I keep the cross members off as they need refinishing.


100_0872 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


100_0871 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr

A few weeks ago I bought a set of 3 tires from a member on here for a killer deal. I've had wheels for this car for a almost a year now. This week I bought the 4th tire from my friend who works at a tire shop and he installed all 4 for me. I painted the inside of the wheels gloss black and the outside will get painted this weekend. When I got the tires home though I couldn't wait to mount them on the car and check them out.

18x7.5 et37 215/35 Dunlop DZ101's


100_0943 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


100_0944 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr

Fitment is alomost perfect on the wheels. They could use just a little more offset, but they fit nicely. I may pick up my vagina and vut one more coil off the rear and one off the front to get it another inch lower.

So that is just the start, I'll have some more pictures this weekend once the wheels are painted.


For those who may have forgot, this is how the wagon came to us. 01 Street Edition Wagon.



First mod 5% tint on all rear windows.



Yes its my wifes car.



Next mod was hiding the yellow. It was rare yes, but it was shot and my wife hated it.


















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Post by jpdavis on 2011-10-07, 1:57 am

Thumb Up Looks good
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Post by FuhFuhhhh Focus on 2011-10-07, 11:13 am

Nice work man, the wagon looks great.
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Post by slocussvt on 2011-10-08, 4:35 am

Coming along great!
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-10-08, 10:04 pm

So great news, my wife said it needs to go lower Evil Grin

Thanks guys.
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-10-09, 12:45 am

I got the wheels painted last night, bought some tuner lugs ans went ahead and mounted the bitches. I still need some center caps. I found some metal hole plugs in the right size online I just wanted to see if someone local stocks them. I also got the refinished vent rings in today.


100_0945 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


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The fitment on these are damn good IMO. They sit flush and the tire isn't stretched but has a nice curve on the side wall.


100_0947 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


100_0949 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr

I also painted the inside black to cut down on the amount of blue.


100_0951 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr

So my wife and I agree it needs MOAR LOW. I'm going to take another dead coil out of each of the springs for now, but I need to get legit suspension on here. I'm going to start shopping for coils for this thing.
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Post by jpdavis on 2011-10-09, 12:59 am

that's a interesting color.. more pics
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Post by sixshooter on 2011-10-09, 9:00 am

I love the black wago, screams for black svt headlights! I kinda like the wheels b4 you painted them
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Post by glowin3232 on 2011-10-09, 11:01 am

I like the new wheel color, and I 2nd the motion for black housing headlights!
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-10-09, 11:44 am

Thanks guys. It had the Black SVT headlights but they were shot. I tried to get the lenes clear but couldn't. If I find another set cheap/free I'll change the inserts out.
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Post by Ahuzen on 2011-10-10, 11:39 am

i agree on how flush they sit, mine are just about perfect with the fenders. the paint turned out pretty good too Thumb Up

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Post by PR1ME on 2011-10-10, 7:05 pm

Needs much more low for that tire size IMO
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Post by Cobrawannabe on 2011-10-10, 7:45 pm

Looks good! Needz moar flock!!!
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-10-10, 8:56 pm

Def needs a good flocking! I ran out of time to put it in this weekend.

Thanks fellers. Anyone know if raceland makes a wagon kit?
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Post by FuhFuhhhh Focus on 2011-10-14, 6:26 pm

Nice I like the wheels a lot better now. Will be tits when its lower.
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-10-14, 9:01 pm

I just got back from pick n pull. Finally got the ABS rings for the drums, and then I found a set of OEM painted door moldings. They're red now, so I'll paint em and it will be tits.

Evil Grin If I get time, the srpings are getting hacked again this weekend.
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-10-18, 8:30 pm

So I haven't said anything because I didn't want to jinx myself....this weekend my stepson drove the car to work, while on his lunch run some guy backed into the front bumper. Not really all that bad, but it needed a new bumper. Turn out the guy wanted to keep it off insurance, so he said he'll pay me cash. So yall know I can paint right? New upgraded bumper coming soon. PB&J
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-10-18, 8:53 pm

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-11-21, 12:15 pm

A little update of the happenings from this weekend. Saturday I spent the day with Gerald putting exhaust on the car. It sounds good and isn't loud at all.

Sunday Nick and I test fitted the Koni-steins on the wagon. So We got the rear end stupid ass low. Looked great and we can make it work with a roll, pull, and lots of beer. The fronts didn't get that low. We got the front end lower, but not low. Now I have to figure out a way to get the front end lower so I can slam it. I went ahead and put the rear back to the cut stock springs, plus one more dead coil cut. The car currently sits at 23 3/4" on all four. (Fuck the Focus Lean). I also got a set of ZX3/ZX5 stock camber arms to put in place of the wagon ones. That should help out my camber and allow me to tuck the rear. The front I may cut the towers and weld an higher plate in place. Why? Becuase I can do that for about $50 vs spending $1000 on coils that get stupid low, plus I can keep a good amount of travel in the front strut that way.


SVT front bumper is here and may get painted this weekend. I got a new set of head lights for the car, so no more eyelids.
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Post by glowin3232 on 2011-11-21, 12:18 pm

SVT bumper for the wagon or for your sedan? ....or both? Laughing
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Post by glowin3232 on 2011-11-21, 12:19 pm

Do you use the roof rack at all? If not, shave time?
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-11-21, 12:37 pm

chris I'm gonna text you

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-11-21, 12:58 pm

Owen, both! We got a new one for the wagon and then I got one that needs repair for the sedan.

I put it back on cause I liked it, but my wife wants it gone again so it will come off soon.
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-11-21, 1:05 pm

SVT3658 wrote:chris I'm gonna text you

I texted you back. Thumb Up
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-11-22, 1:34 am

Some pictures of the happenings.

Rear end potential....


100_1051 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


100_1050 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr

Now its def doable. I got the ZX3 camber arms and room to roll the fenders. The only reason I haven't jumped on it yet is due to the front end not going that low.

So this where it ended up


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Post by trailbikerider on 2011-11-22, 8:57 am

YES YES YES YES. I approve!!!!!!

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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-11-22, 9:04 am

Can't wait until it tucks that much in the rear

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Post by Cobrawannabe on 2011-11-22, 10:39 am

SVT3658 wrote:Can't wait until it tucks that much in the rear
That's what she said.
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Post by FuhFuhhhh Focus on 2011-11-22, 11:56 am

So much win just recently happened.

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Post by slocussvt on 2011-11-22, 11:43 pm

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-12-18, 12:52 am

So after a few weeks of my wife driving on the Koni's up front she said to take them off Laughing She couldn't deal with the popping and rough ride any longer. So This is as low as the wagon is going to go for a while. Its ok, its sit pretty damn good as is.

Last weekend I painted the SVT front bumper finally. It came out really nice and I didn't have any issues for once. Today I put it on and polished it out. It looks hazy in the pics, but its not that bad in person. Only thing I have left to do is get the SVT fog light pigtails and plug in the lights. The blue wheels aren't on due to a tire blowing out and waiting for a replacement to come in.

Before...

100_1233 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr

And now...

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Post by FuhFuhhhh Focus on 2011-12-18, 12:12 pm

YES!

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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-12-18, 5:22 pm

I dig it

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