You were 100% right about this.If I may make a suggestion, it would be to add another resonator farther back in the system. You simply won't believe how loud this car will be with a header, it almost defies logic.
I know that sound is not priority #1 with this exhaust system, I would like to urge you to add another resonator. The Duratec 2.3 is absolutely ear-shattering with a header and an improperly resonated or muffled exhaust behind it.
Duplicolor "Chrome." I was just planning to use it as a base coat to brighten up the final "gunmetal" coat I'd originally planned to use. After spraying the chrome, I had to leave it. Turned out way better than I would've ever expected.Nice work on the wheels, what color is that? I'm glad youv'e had a good experience with Tom, working with his is like playing roulette. Hopefully your good fortune continues.
Thanks! We were happy with the results, but the car definitely has room for improvement. Needs to go lower and stiffer. Pretty sure we're already getting into the bumpstops, and the rear gets a little bouncy when rotating. So shortened and revalved Koni's is on the short list of upgrades, as well as a few other things. We've got 6" springs all around, and they're as low as they can go. So I guess it's time to look at 5" springs. I think I've mentioned before that my biggest complaint about the Focus is the high center of gravity. Seems the lower we go, the better it gets.Well done, your efforts are certainly showing well.
Not sure which brand yet. I haven't looked into it much yet, but usually prefer Eibach, Hyperco, or Swift. Sent you a PM about rates.I have been looking for 5" springs to also,lower the rear of mine racecar, what company do you plan on going with. I have changed spring rate 5 x's in the last year so also wondering what rate you might be using, if of course your ok with a few knowing, if not I understand. Still interested in what brand and where u might be getting the 5" units.
Driver's seat showed up the other day. It's a 16-pound Corbeau FX1 Pro. I'm really impressed with the materials and construction. For half the price of my old Sparco Evo2, it's every bit as nice and pretty comfortable. Now I just need to build a 9-pound bracket/slider assembly. I've had a difficult time finding the weight of the stock seat and bracket assembly, but I'm estimating a weight savings of 15-25 pounds with the new set up.
For sure!Mr Justin, I finally got a chance to go through your build thread, it was both fun and informative to read. I need to ask you a favor, as you know I'm interested in the Corbeau FX1 Pro seat but no one around here seems to have one to test fit. If you don't mind I'd like to plop down into yours for a minute at Wilmington this weekend to make sure it fits.
See you soon,