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Updated on May 06, 2012
Thanks for checking out my daily driver and project vehicle for ZXtuner.com ... a 2005 Focus ZX3-S w/ 2.0 Duratec PZEV motor and 5 speed tranny. The parts on the car available at ZXtuner.com are italicized and directly linked to take you to the store location.
Page 1: Exterior and Suspension Upgrades
Page 2: Interior Goodies
Page 3: Archives
Some pics shot after the egg has been cleaned up sporting a few different parts on it like SVT struts, Progress Springs, 16" Rota Slipstreams in Sports Bronze with 205/50-16 Kumho Ecsta MX tires, Halo Projector Headlamps, and chrome M3 style mirrors:
A late model ST black surround/silver mesh front grille was added to give the car a cleaner appearance. The lower vertical bumper grille slats have been blacked out with vinyl tape and a ST style fog light set were added too. These parts are available at ZXtuner.com as well.
Here's a few shots of the Halo Projector Headlamps
They throw more light than the stock lamps, enough that even when properly adjusted, I still get brighted by traffic on a dark two lane road. When I bright them back, then they get the message - lol.
I donated my hood back in '05 as a mold sample to our hood manufacturer - and now there's a Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass Invader Hood available for the '05 to '07 Focus!
Pics of the new stance after installing the SVT struts, Progress Springs, and Progress 25mm rear sway bar. As for the gold 17" rota attacks and Kumho tires - I loved the look but hated the loss of acceleration (yes you can feel the difference when switching to heavier wheels on a 4 cyl car). These wheels have been discontinued in 17", but 15" gold attacks are still available as of 3/8/08.
The first wheel upgrade I tried when re[placing the OEM black steelies was a set of lightweight Rota Slipstreams (15", Gunmetal Centers) - the nice thing about these wheels is they were designed to be hubcentric with the Focus hubs like an OEM wheel, and they only weigh 12 lbs each, meaning I've taken about 20lbs of curb weight and 10 lbs of rotating weight (only drive wheels count) from the car too!
Other add ons: body colored door handles from a Mazda Tribute, and Focus SES rear hatch trim.
A set of Lumiko H9007 Hyperwhite headlamp bulbs, Sylvania Silverstar 3157 inner turn signal bulbs, SES style fog lights, and Smoked Clear Corner Lenses help alter the front's appearance. The side markers have LED 194's (they are clear at day but illuminate amber at night).
before and after SES style fog lights and Smoked Clear Corner Lenses :
Dyno Sheet - Stock 2.0 PZEV w/ Iceman Cold Air Intake:
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like all your mods!!
nice car man!
Smooth looking ride, man.
I like the Panda (white / carbon) color scheme, looks great! That must have been Carbon Effects back in the day, when you donated your original hood. We actually sell their hoods now. Do you mind if I use your car for my Focus Invader hood pics. I already have a silver focus, but I think black carbon on a white car looks the best and matches the majority of the other cars on my site. Let me know, thanks! -Edward firstname.lastname@example.org
nice lookin ride man!!!!!
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