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So... It's been almost 6-7 years?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by EF9_Hatch, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. EF9_Hatch

    EF9_Hatch Yeah

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    And since James replied to his Lego tower thread, I got the e-mail notification and B told me to stick around so here I am! I haven't had a Honda in that time. But have a lot of friends into them. I just wanted to be different I guess...

    So here is what I drive now!

    2008 Ford Focus Coupe. Garret 2871R Turbo, 3" TBE, Cosworth Intake Manifold, Clutchmasters Stage 4, and a shit ton of other stuff... Mad 314whp/296wtq on a stock 2.0 engine.

    It's been boosted, slammed, stanced, blew the Clutch up, threw more boost at it, then blew it up again, and now it's getting built.

    Last summers look:

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    Toy & Daily:

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    Mildy tucked:
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    Stock clutch after a few drag strip passes:

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    Ran it a few more months.. Then boom:
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    This is my Piston:
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    Now... It's a little further along than this, but I haven't put pics anywhere:

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    New Engine all torn down:
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    Transformation:

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    and there's more... But no pics are going on the Interwebz. :)
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    Nice man, great welcome back post.

    I think most of us would say you should daily the coupe and build the hatch though :D Any reason why you went the other way?
     
  3. EF9_Hatch

    EF9_Hatch Yeah

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    I had bought the Coupe in 2010... Started doing little stuff to it... Decided to boost it beginning of last year. Friend was selling the hatch, gave me a great offer so I picked it up cheap. It has over 200K on it, and still going strong haha... It's an 02 SVT with a bunch of parts from Europe.
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    Not a focus fan, but it looks really nice. I bet its fun, thats plenty of power.
     
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    EF9_Hatch Yeah

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    Not many are, haha... But I surprisingly get a lot of love... It is definitely a fun little car and no one expects it. I've walked STI's, Mustangs, Evo's, and a bunch of other cars... The faces they make are pretty hilarious.
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    It's probably the best American sports car in the fwd segment. A few of us have some appreciation for the car. Especially the svt package ones
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    As we get older were smart enough to get newer, better cars.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    In my case, I just got a free 09 HHR.
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    Nice!

    You should run that thing on E85 and crank up the boost!
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Never seen that Gen of a focus done nicely. Looks good dude.
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Speak for yourself!
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    jersey only gets the dregs from the rest of new england :lol:
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Haha, I've actually been looking at what the new market has. No intentions on making a move, but the Integra has 204k on it. If the motor pops I want to have a clue of what's out there. Of course, I'm also attempting to pick up an old Grand Cherokee(ZJ), Cherokee(XJ), or Comanche(MJ) for when the Integra just isn't the right vehicle.
     
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    You should have put a SHO engine in it. lol.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Oh, hai Wobb!
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Ouch. I know what it's like to shit engine pieces. Welcome back!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    ... and you've been hiding where?
     
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