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Hello, I'm a newb from Santa Cruz. Just picked up an '02 Focus SVT today. I found this site referenced from Grassroots Motorsports website while I was doing my research on the car.
 

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Nice. I swear I used to see more Focus SVT's around the bay area back in the day.

BTW, would you happen to know a shop in the South Bay that I can trust to replace my timing belt?
 

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What part of Santa Cruz? I grew up on the east side and then in Aptos where my parents still are.

Many years ago...

 

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I'm on the Westside near UCSC. Aptos is nice. How long ago did you live here? The one bad thing here is the lack of good restaurants. I need to get my Focus registered so I can go drive Hwy 9!
 

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I moved up to Sac in August 2008. Definitely a great food scene up here.
 

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I'm trying to find a place to get my timing belt done locally in Santa Cruz. I tried R&D Motorsports and they told me they don't even have the tools to work on it. They work on Euro cars like Porsches and BMW's but I guess the Focus SVT uses some exotic tools.
 

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The tools are cheap - just a cam holder bar (I guarantee they already have one that will fit) and a TDC pin for the crank. I would much prefer taking the car to a Euro shop to have the belt changed than some place that is used to working on Ford trucks. So long as you provide them with the procedure list from the OEM Ford manual, I'm sure they're more than competent.

Here's the kit I have and it's great. Massive makes killer products in my experiences:

http://massivespeedsystem.com/_massive_speed_system_/massive_absolute_timing_tool_family/mato8754/i-273565.aspx
 

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Sadly I called two Euro speed shops and they don't work on Focus SVT's in particular. I'll probably just end up taking it to where I got my other car dyno tuned at.
 

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Sadly I called two Euro speed shops and they don't work on Focus SVT's in particular. I'll probably just end up taking it to where I got my other car dyno tuned at.
LMAO, pussies. I did several jobs on my brother's Boxster S. I'd gladly work on an SVT any day over that thing.
 

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I finally found a place to go. It's quite a drive but whatever. Little shop in Hayward that I used to take my Miata to.
 

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Right in Campbell there's a shop that would most likely do it. It was called TPS bit it just changed names and I can't remember what it changed too.
 

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I'll just go to PR Motorsports in Hayward. The first shop to not puss out when I said that it's an SVTF. These guys provided me great service for my Miata a few years ago so I trust them. I take my Evo to another shop across town from them for tuning and stuff anyways so I don't mind the drive.
 
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