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Post by SVT3658 on 2009-12-23, 3:02 pm

I bought my SVT almost 3 years ago, and it has gone through a bunch of changes...

The day I bought it:









Parked next to what it replaced





First time at the beach:





I had it for 6 days when I let my dad's best friend's wife drive it...and the aftermath:





The flywheel was warped too....Shocked

It was down for 3 weeks while the shop I took it to kept getting sent the wrong parts by Ford....I'm prety sure I got one of the last clutches before the huge backorder that went on for months. $1300 to fix Thumbs Down

It put a bad taste in my mouth, but I stuck with it and started modding....with the first mod being the foglight mod and token EAPs rofl



Next up were a Euro grille, a build number sticker, a Ford GT shift knob, and some audio stuff (10 inch sub in the factory box and a JBL amp under the passenger seat):











Next up was to cut off that God awful exhaust and the addition of an SAP diffuser:





And I got a new rear section made:



Then thanks to an awesome deal I got from Mike at Hilbish it got dropped on KW/FRPP 1.6 springs. I also picked up some ST170s Grin King





Painted my AC vents flat black for a more Euro look:



ST170 center console!



Another trip to the beach....







The one and only time I've had to use my donut (knock on wood):



Picked up some Euro window switched hoping to utilize the auto down and auto up feature, but it involved MUCH more than just th swiches so I resold them...



Clear corners!



Picked up a Borla...finally, a real exhaust!



Changing my oil in the rain...gotta hate Florida's weather getting in the way of our plans.



More pics of the ST170 center console, and my custom golf ball shft knob:







Moved up (well, down technically Wink) in the suspension dept with some Sportlines. Also got my hatch strip painted, and finally got a new front lip that didn't have a hole in it

KW:


Sportlines:






I made a fairly unpopular decision and bought a pair of MACHs and installed them in favor of my ST170s....I didn't like the look of them at first but LOVED the light output


(and with the encouragement of Karl, Kris, and others spent a few hours cleaning my core support)



Got an RS wing for my birthday!





New sticker...



First Auto-X!



Drove to Tampa for an impromptu G2G and to pick something up Evil Grin







Sanded and polished my MACHs...a good before and after shot



After years of searching, I FINALLY got a Hofele grille!!





Thinking it was repairable, I bought a used VIS carbon hood....turned out to be full of gel coat cracks and not just a shitty clear job, so it came off th car and went in the shed rather quickly



Before selling them, I put the 5 spokes back on my car for a couple days. I still miss them to this day



Random pic Very Happy



Getting some new tires...



Hit a fairly large milestone a few months back



Still looks pretty decent for over 150k...





Rolled my fenders due to the never ending rubbing!







And the most recent addition, and probably my favorite thing on the car....I got that crappy VIS CF hood painted but left a key part wih the carbon still visible Very Happy

Before:





After






Sorry those ^ pictures suck, I took them with my phone. Those \/ are much better Wink









Why put a build number sticker on your car when you can paint a CF hood CD Silver and have the carbon show your build number in Saleen font? I friggin love this hood!!!!!


Also new to the car are the Facelift headlights (which I have since pulled off and put the MACHs back on....and want to sell)

Left to install on the car are:

A Focus Cental short throw shifter


And my Euro ST170 gauge cluster, but I won't install it until I get an S170 badge for the rear and a Duratec ST badge for the spark plug cover under the hood




There are probably a bunch of things I forgot about when making this thead as I just went through my photobucket to get a good idea ofthe timeline. Just now I remembered I didn't put anything above about my Steeda Short Ram, my ported TB, my Ford rubber floor mats, my EBC brakes, the custom bracket for my SAP diffuser so it doesn't flop in the wind, and other stuff...


As of today it has 159,XXX miles on it, and I gave it a bath as it was getting dark outside Grin King

New ones from tonight...



















Mod list as of 12/23/09

Exterior:

MACH HID headlights / European 2002+ Facelift headlights
Hofele upper grille wth The Noid attached
German license plate
Custom painted VIS carbon fiber hood
Shortened stock antenna
Painted hatch strip
Edge rear wiper
SAP diffuser insert in the stock SVT rear bumper with custom bracketry
Focus RS wing
35% tint all around
Clear corner blinkers
FocusSport license plate bracket
Bosch Icon wipers
Team Dynamics Pro Race 1 wheels in 17x7 ET45
Assorted stickers
Massive purple oil cap (to be installed)
3000K HID foglights (passenger side bulb/ballast is shot though)

Interior:

Flat black AC vents
Sony head unit
JBL amp
10" Infinity Kappa kevlar sub in a modified stock box
Custom Greg Norman golf ball shift knob/Ford GT shift knob/Focus Central shift knob
Euro leather shift and e-brake boots
ST170 center console
Ford all-weather rubber floor mats
ST170 gauge cluster (to be installed)

Performance:

Steeda short ram intake/AEM cold air intake
Borla 2.5" Stainless exhaust
CFM ORP (sold)
Eibach Sportlines
Eibach Pro Damper kit
Moog front swaybar endlinks
Focus Central STS
EBC Greenstuff pads, front and rear

Wanted:

4300K/5000K HID foglights
Hi-Flo cat
HKS exhaust
Duncan's Recaros
EAP door cards
H&R or KW V1 coilovers
Euro taillights
R/S Collections / ST170 / 98 Euro front bumper
Euro fenders with clear triangles
Repainted sideskirts and rear bumper
To get my RS spoiler to sit properly
Repaint my calipers
Get the TDs powdercoated
Houndstooth headliner with satin black'd pillars

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2009-12-26, 6:37 pm

Just gave my car some attention Grin King

Put my new Euro plate (EURO-ISH) on my car a little bit ago. Also threw on my Massive signature purple oil cap (let me know if you want to buy my FocusSport one) and gave it a spot cleaning (Stoners'd the windows, wiped off some dirt, and put some tire shine on the tires). And I made a new shift knob....goodbye Greg Norman golf ball, hello Maxfli golf ball Very Happy

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Post by Blackcatn2o on 2009-12-26, 11:22 pm

Nice. i dont plan on showing mine until i get something on it.

i have been saving for a borla, BSD kit, FS header, Koni shocks/struts, & H&R race springs. i have all the brakes except the line because no one makes them for the 05-07 caliper design.
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2009-12-27, 1:40 pm

Thanks man. Don't wait, start putting pics up and take more as you progress. IMO it's not as fun just seeing the result as it is following along with the build and watching it progress Wink

New pics with the new Euro plate Very Happy










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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by Armanduhx3 on 2009-12-27, 2:07 pm

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by honhon on 2009-12-29, 9:18 pm

great progress... miss the st170's though.
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by iceman2.0 on 2009-12-30, 12:27 pm

Looks good love the hood idea I rember seeing that on [FJ] when you posted pics Thumb Up
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2009-12-30, 3:22 pm

Thanks Smile I miss the ST170s as well, but since buying MACHs I don't think I could ever get rid of them...the light output is fantastic

The other day Rob and I changed the serpentine tensioner and pulley, but not the belt. Why? Because Advance Auto Parts sucks left nut and sold me a belt that was ~2 inches longer than my old, stretched out belt. I'm about ot go return it now....

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My own Euro Pimpness

Post by SVT3658 on 2010-01-27, 2:57 pm

ST170 Front bumper!! Well, it doesn't have the ST170 projector fogs in it...it's got the standard fogs, but I like them better





It's got a crack though....



I'll have to get a new foglight and a lower grille, but for $125, how the hell could I say no? I'm driving up to Jacksonville, NC on Saturday to get it PB&J

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by Armanduhx3 on 2010-01-27, 2:59 pm

LOOK! Holes already drilled in, so you cant mount your grille to high Very Happy
Nice find!
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-01-27, 4:25 pm

Armanduhx3 wrote:LOOK! Holes already drilled in, so you cant mount your Euro plate to high Very Happy
Nice find!
Fixed Wink

Yeah, I can't wait. Saturday is gonna be a long ass day....probably gonna leave around 4:30am. ugh. But it'll be soooo worth it Very Happy

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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-01-27, 4:59 pm

Thinking about getting a 2.5 inch flex pipe from Mandrel Exhaust Systems AKA Trubendz. Apparently their quality has gone up dramatically in the recent past, so that's a plus.

Review thread, lots of useless banter in there though, gotta love how just about every thread on FF turns into a OT thread Rolling Eyes

And the flexpipe

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by iceman2.0 on 2010-01-27, 6:28 pm

Pic posting whore lol
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2010-01-27, 10:17 pm

None of the pics are new, I just bumped the thread with some possible purchases Dunno

But yes, I am a whore Tongue

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by iceman2.0 on 2010-01-27, 10:24 pm

lol yeah I see that now was viewing from my iphone earlier it seemed like more than
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-05, 10:16 pm

I got my magnaflow muffler in the mail yesterday, and had it welded on today. It's MUCH quieter now Very Happy

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by Nliiitend1 on 2010-02-06, 12:10 am

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by Armanduhx3 on 2010-02-06, 1:04 am

cant wait to hear it!
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by Jonjon on 2010-02-06, 5:41 am

Put up a sound clip!!! when you can.. Cool
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-08, 4:24 pm

It's fully burnt in by now, and it sounds sooooo much better! I got to experience it from outside the car today, Rob did a flyby past me in it as we were going over the Buckman. No rasp at all Party

I got my Euro stuff in the mail today too PB&J






















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Post by Nliiitend1 on 2010-02-08, 4:31 pm

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by BigRed03 on 2010-02-08, 7:47 pm

that lower grill doesn't fit the svt bumper, does it? matches the euro grill i have....just wondering.

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by PR1ME on 2010-02-08, 8:27 pm

Can't wait to see it all done bro. The crack didn't look too bad at all really.
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-09, 7:49 am

BigRed03 wrote:that lower grill doesn't fit the svt bumper, does it? matches the euro grill i have....just wondering.
Unfortunately it won't Sad If it did I'd put it in the SVT bumper until I got the Euro one painted haha
Prime wrote:Can't wait to see it all done bro. The crack didn't look too bad at all really.
That's what I'm hoping lol

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-14, 11:44 pm

Got back from a weekend in Tally, and came home to a box Evil Grin

They are so brand new, they were still in the original plastic baggies PB&J













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Post by PR1ME on 2010-02-15, 12:41 am

SWEET!!! Subaru Headlights!!!!
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Post by Armanduhx3 on 2010-02-15, 12:54 pm

Shocked so shiny!!
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-15, 1:43 pm

This will be fun....I'm making an insurance claim for my ST170 grille as it came damaged Sad












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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by PR1ME on 2010-02-15, 1:54 pm

Damn dude. That sucks.

I'd definately be making a claim to. That wasn't just one hard bump along the way, that thing got treated like a red headed step child.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-15, 3:31 pm

The weird thing is that the box didn't really have any damage to it....so more than likely it got damaged at some point in a warehouse over in Europe and they didn't see it because it was wrapped up in its packaging. That doesn't matter to me though, I'm putting it through Parcel Force and hopefully I get a new one and can use this to experiment with Evil Grin

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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-15, 4:01 pm

I just placed yet another order for parts for my car Laughing

I bought HID bulbs for my new foglights (The SVT fogs are H10 and the facelift fogs are H11...ugh), some headlight bulbs, and some chrome turn signal bulbs. Why would I want chrome bulbs when my blinkers have amber lenses? I'm going to buy these in the near future Very Happy

Trevor emailed me back almost immediately, he passed the claim along to the FordPartsUK shipping department and the are going to handle it for me.

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Post by Armanduhx3 on 2010-02-15, 6:06 pm

Bummer, looks like the grille was used Shocked
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by Bruswick SVT on 2010-02-16, 12:09 am

Dude bummer about the grille, thats boo boo on the warehouse...

But are ya gonna be lookin to sell the machs?
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-16, 7:47 am

Yeah I'm gonna put them up for sale eventually...

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Post by Bruswick SVT on 2010-02-16, 2:42 pm

Def keep me in mind!!! ive been trying to find some pretty much since i bought my SVT
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-16, 5:33 pm

Will do, but I'm gonna want fair market value for them.

Currently if you walk into Ford and buy two brand new MACH headlights, they are about $900 per side Shocked

Mine are in pretty much perfect shape and have Lamin-X over the lenses to keep them looking nice, and they have no broken tabs. When they go up for sale they are going to be $650 plus any shipping, PayPal fees, and/or gas money Thumb Up

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Post by Bruswick SVT on 2010-02-17, 12:58 am

Alright damn i was hopin they were gonna be slightly less cause my mom owns lilliston ford so i pay right around 653 per side for brand new lights
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Post by PR1ME on 2010-02-17, 9:18 am

Bruswick SVT wrote:Alright damn i was hopin they were gonna be slightly less cause my mom owns lilliston ford so i pay right around 653 per side for brand new lights

You could buy his and come out ahead still.

653 x 2 with no shipping(?) vs 650 + shipping .... Thumb Up
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Post by Armanduhx3 on 2010-02-17, 11:16 am

He wouldn't even really need to ship them. Even better.

You get two VERY LIKE-NEW headlights for 650, and trust me, they are flawless from what I see.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-17, 11:49 am

Thanks guys Smile

As a bonus, if you buy mine and then go to a VW dealership and buy the wiring components (2 plugs and like 14 leads) and come down to Jacksonville I'll even wire your car up for you Thumb Up And trust me, it's not a quick or fun process if you don't know what you're doing. I've done my car and David's when I sold him my ST170s (cdsilver bullit) and neither of us have any problems with my wiring job

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Post by PR1ME on 2010-02-17, 12:34 pm

Might want to bring some of your own electrical tape ... Josh uses weird colored stuff. heh.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-17, 12:54 pm

lol yeah my car is taped up with brown right now

I like your title Laughing

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Post by PR1ME on 2010-02-17, 1:01 pm

AWESOME! You are lucky I just restrained myself from changing your avatar.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-18, 8:10 pm


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AWESOME! You are lucky I just restrained myself from changing your avatar.
Yeah, because my avatar is effing baller.


I ordered some isht from Steve earlier...front endlinks, rear hub/bearing assemblies, a clutch spring, and some copper plugs

Yay, more money gone from my bank account PB&J

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Post by Armanduhx3 on 2010-02-18, 10:13 pm

WOOOHOOO! Now your car wont be as boring Wink
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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-18, 10:23 pm

Yes it will, none of these parts are visible Sad

It'll be a lot nicer of a ride though Smile

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Re: The build of SVT #3658

Post by Armanduhx3 on 2010-02-19, 7:26 am

Ehem, front bumper isn't visible Evil Grin ?
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-19, 1:55 pm

Well yeah....I thought you were talking about the stuff I just bought. lol

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Post by Armanduhx3 on 2010-02-19, 2:50 pm

Well that too. Tho you cant see it, we all know its there Rolling Eyes
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-02-19, 10:38 pm

So they shipping company is being a giant douche and won't do anything about my damaged grille. Apparently I was supposed to open up every package with the delivery dude standing there and check it all before allowing him to leave. What a crock load of s***.

But Trevor is completely awesome and FordPartsUK is crediting me the cost of the grille! Party

So if anyone needs new Euro parts, make sure you order from Trevor at FordPartsUK.com!!!!

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