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Hello All,

I had a few questions regarding the exterior modifications I intended to do with my Ford Focus.



I would like to make a replica of this car and needed to know a few things.

First of all what size rims are those? Does anyone know what kind of body kit is installed, does anyone know what it is called? Also, what kind of hood is installed? I know that these are a lot of questions but I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me out with my focus. Does anyone know a resource I can purchase parts from here in the United States? Thanks.
 

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I'm a bit foggy on my Focus history right now, but I believe that was a one-off concept from Ford just before the Focus RS was released in Europe.

Sine it's a one-off, a lot of things might have been custom-made (like the bumper).

Some stuff like the headlights and grille you can purchase from Europe, as they are European parts. Batinc.net should still sell them.
 

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that is 03~04 wrc..

i've seen 5 different kit so far..
ppl over uk made few to make that replica kit but they don't anymore..
pumaspeed might still make it but not sure if it is direct fit or not..

if bodykit is off from original wrc car mould, then front portion of chasis has to be modified because wheelabse is bit different..

wheels and tires are somewhere around 225 40 18..
 

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Thank you all for the prompt reply. I have found this kit on puma speed which seems a little closer to the wrc look. It a bit more expensive but they do ship to the United States. I have a Ford Focus SVT and am unsure if this body kit will fit on my car seen as this one is for the 1.4 liter european version.

http://www.pumaspeed.co.uk/showdetails.php?id=560
 

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it will fit but you will need to get wider wheel with low offset or might be with spacer, otherwise stock wheel will look funny in that body..

and once you get wider wheel, then you will have to modify fender well thing..

parts+shipping will be close to $7000 plus labour to fit it in + paint + correct size wheels + tires + coilover(you need this because lowering kit won't look right) modification to current svt body will be another $12000..
if you can afford it, i love to see progress..

i wanted those kit forever but $ was the problem..
 

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thank you for your help focusonfocus, my shocks are already adjustable, so the height can be adjusted to look nice. I talked to a rim specialist and he said that he could find those rims in 18" versions and he would space them accordingly to make sure they don't touch anywhere in the wheel well. About the fenders, they are included in the body kit, so there is no worries for that, it will already give it that wide look. As for the spoiler I think I'm going to have to add some red led's in the back because it might not be street legal otherwise, due to the spoiler blocking the lights on the back. color is going to be white, I arranged something with the body shop, seen that they remove body parts to paint the car anyway they will give me a discount price on mounting the new body kit on for me. I have this planned for mid may, I will post updates. let me know if i'm missing anything.
 

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But you are saying that the European body kit made for the Ford Focus MK1 WILL fit on the North American version of the Ford Focus SVT?
Yes, any body kit made for an Mk1 Focus hatch in Europe will fit any Focus hatch here (2000 - 2005) be it SVT or not. Some require more work than others though.

All European body kits for the Focus will require you to get a new rear crash bar and foam, and to find European spec front crash foam (or just discard the front crash foam altogether). This is because the European crash standards are different than the US, and we have beefier crash bars and foam that won't fit behind the slimmer European spec bumpers.

The RS (or WRC) kits tend to require the wide-body conversion which includes new front fenders (which can be bolted on) and new rear quarter panels (which will need to be welded on in place of your existing quarter panels, which will need to be cut off). As one of the previous posters mentioned, if you go the wide-body route, you will need to modify the suspension as well to push the wheels out to the wider track needed to fill the fenders. The picture posted above is what an RS conversion looks like if one hasn't stepped out the suspension a bit.

Any non-RS body kit uses the existing fenders and quarter panels and is essentially a direct bolt on to the US spec Focus.

Also, a true WRC wing like the one pictured above would most likely be legal here in the states (I have seen one or two members here that have them), but might get you unwanted attention from cops, ricers, etc. I do like it and think it works well for a track car, but for a road going conversion I think it's a bit much.
 

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Do you really think it looks that bad? I rather like it.
if u r not going to drive on street and keep it on track use only, it is okay..

but there is street version(wingswest like mine) which doesn't block taillight from rear quarter view..

that is not going to be legal anywhere..
i never got ticket for having this spoiler 4 years in california, 1 year in vancouver and 3 years in toronto so far..cops never bothered me..
 

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Do you really think it looks that bad? I rather like it.
As is always said when it comes to style... "to each their own." If you can pull off getting that kit and installing it, wing and all, and you like it then that's all that matters.

I have a personal dislike for huge wings that aren't functional on a daily basis or are misused in the fact that your car is not AWD/RWD and does not run in rally races. Even on a real racer I don't even much care for it.

Do as you desire, but if you do... don't skimp and get cheap... spend the money and have it done right.
 
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