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Finally making this girl my own....

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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 in Infra Red
2.0 Zetec with forged internals (bored .020 over)
Engine built in house at Turbo Technology in Tacoma, WA
-CP-Carillo Forged Pistons, 9.0:1 compression ratio
-Carrillo Super A-beam Connecting Rods
-Clevite Main Bearings
-Heavy Duty Rod Bearings
-ARP Hardware
-CAT Cams FI grind
-Crower Cams Valve Springs/Titanium Retainers
-Supertech +1mm Oversize Valves
-3 angle valve job by Massive Speed Systems
MTX-75
*whp/*wtq

Engine Mods
Custom Turbo setup at *psi 92 Octane
Tuned by Matt Kaiser at Turbo Technology in Tacoma, WA
PTE 5531
Spa Turbo Manifold
Focus Central Ported Y2K Intake Manifold
Turbosmart Eboost Street Electronic Boost Controller
SCT BA-5000 MAF with 3" piping
Borla Stainless 2.5" Exhaust -- trimmed to fit euro rear bumper
Custom Downpipe
Custom FSWerks FMIC
Mighty Mouse Catch Can
TiAL 38mm EWG
TiAL BOV
Siemens 60# Injectors
AEM Wideband and Boost Gauge
B & M External Oil Cooler
Boundary Oil Pump with hardened gears
Zetec Green Top Fuel Pump (the 'SVT' pump)
All three mounts by VF Engineering
Contour Valve Cover in wrinkle red
OG STR machined Oil Filler Cap
SVT HiTone Horn
Battery relocated to hatch

Drivetrain Mods
Quaife ATB Differential
Exedy Stage 2 Clutch
Fidanza Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel
Aluminum Shift Base Bushings

Suspension/Chassis Mods
H & R Coilover fronts with H & R 60mm 514# Linear Race Springs (180mm FL), FSWerks Camber Plates and Aluminum Top Hats
H & R Coilover rears with H & R 60mm 457# Linear Race Springs (140mmFL), Modified TCKline Motorsport 60mm Upper Spring Hats
Custom SuperHub Conversion to 5x114.3 with ARP Bullnose Studs
Dominant Engineering Tubular Front Lower Control Arms
Eibach Front and Rear Swaybars
SPC Rear Camber Arms
Ford Racing Upper Front Stress Bar
FSWerks Lower Front Stress Bar
Focus Central Rear Stress Bar
Baer Big Brake Kit -- Front 330mm (PBR 2-Piston Calipers, 2pc rotors drilled/slotted) redrilled to 5x114.3
SVT Rear Brakes with EBC dimpled/slotted rotors redrilled to 5x114.3
Delrin Steering Rack Bushings
Custom Rear Dust Caps

Exterior Mods
ST170 Front Fascia -- rub strips shaved
SVT Rear Spoiler
SVT Moldings and Door Handles
SVT Side Mirrors
Euro Front Fenders with ST170 Side Repeaters
Euro Washer Fluid Reservoir
Euro Rear Bumper with red fogs
Euro Fuel Door
S2 Skirts smoothed and painted body color
Mazda 3 Rear Wiper
DIY Shorty Antenna
Matte Black Door Pillars and Triangles
Full Respray June 2019 Vermillion Red/Infra Red
Pro Smoked Tint

Interior Mods
Full EAP Recaro Interior
Honda S2000 Push Button Start
Euro Floor Mats
SVT/ST170 Center Console
EAP Steering Wheel
EAP Handbrake with Leather Boot
ST Instrument Cluster Bezel
Matte Black Radio Bezel
Custom Gauge Housing
Momo Pedals/Shift Knob/Leather Boot

Lighting Mods
Mach HID's
Euro Taillights -- correctly wired
Euro Rear fogs -- correctly wired

Wheels/Tires
Desmond Longchamp XR-V's in 5x114.3
17 x 8 et30 Front
17 x 9 et35 Rear
Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Specs
215/40/17 Front
215/45/17 Rear

Random Stuff
Car is aligned to factory values with toe zeroed out, with -2.0* camber front -2.5* camber rear

Instagram:
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treequarder by Charles Shamseldin

https://flic.kr/p/2gvVTXQ by Charles Shamseldin

dem skirts by Charles Shamseldin





 

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It's good to see this car has gone to a great enthusiast! Interested to see where you take this Chaz.
 

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It's good to see this car has gone to a great enthusiast! Interested to see where you take this chaz.
Thanks Andy! Nice to hear from you!
As some of you know I've added a 'new' Mk1 to my stable -- my first Zetec car.
I stole this car for $3500.
It has a ton of really good mods (SVT brakes f and r, Torsen diff, poly mounts, custom turbo mani/dp, push button start, etc.)
Before you guys start hating on the car (especially the gauge bezel and painted calipers) realize the only design choice I've made to the car is putting on my 'old' wheels I used to have on the '06 (Exel F1's)
The car is turbocharged with an Ebay T3/T4 running 8psi on WG pressure. I have been getting an intermittent P0171 (system too lean --bank 1) and more troubling P0300 (random misfire detected) so I've been driving her real gingerly and not putting her into boost until I can get the issue sorted out.
Don't know if it is unmetered air or a bad 02 sensor -- or my suspicion is that it is a bad tune. Or maybe all three.
In any case, going to get it sort3d soon, slap in a gt28rs, and have the car tuned properly as soon as I can afford it.
Beyond that...I am not sure what I have planned for the car as I plan on DDing her and just thrashing on her as soon as I get the mechanicals in good working order. Not too fond of infra red so I prolly will change the color -- I'm thinking white.
Car needs suspension too, will be switching her over to coilovers as soon as it is financially feasible.
Thankfully I've done all the legwork already on my other two cars -- no need to experiment now.
On to pics.

My stable:


Infra red does hide door dings and what not pretty well:




Not sure how I feel about Machs. If I turn her into a SVT clone I'll keep em. If I go euro I'll go with Facelift/ST170's or Dynabeams.


Hello FMIC:


Interior is pretty clean for a 15 year old car :lol:






Well, that's all for now. Will update this as things progress. Albeit much slower this time out. Going to just tinker on this one as my home improvement projects have taken center stage along with some small things I'm working on with the other two cars.

Thanks for popping in here!
--chaz
 

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That looks very nice!! I had a set of those wheels back in the day. I miss those :(
 

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That looks very nice!! I had a set of those wheels back in the day. I miss those :(
Tx pal :cool:
I bought em off of Azwethinkweiz (he was a mod here awhile back during [fj]'s heyday) and as they were a bit scuffed I had em PC'd a matte gold.
Looks nice against the Infra red, but I'd prefer a white car eventually. It'll be modeled somewhat after Randy's old car (which Jorge has now), or Rachel's.
 

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Wow! Three focuses! Life can't be better then this!
 

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Wow! Three focuses! Life can't be better then this!
Three TURBO Focus' !!

Personally with it being a daily i would just leave the exterior as is and just fix the mechanical side of things, makes for good "cheap" fun then!

So which car you bringing to OSFW? I'm all booked up to come from Cali :lol:
 

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^hey Gordonio!! Not sure if I can make Focus Wars -- work has just been a sumb!tch this year (super super busy).
I will try. If I do it'll be the '06 ;)
 

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^hey Gordonio!! Not sure if I can make Focus Wars -- work has just been a sumb!tch this year (super super busy).
I will try. If I do it'll be the '06 ;)
Work being busy is a good thing right?!

Would be great to meet you man!
 

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Thanks Andy! Nice to hear from you!
Your welcome Chaz. Just thought of this thread today, figured I should recheck for replies. You did an awesome
job on your other two cars so I can't wait to see what you have in store for this one, even if it turns out to
be just subtle changes.
 

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I just want to have it.

- Drew
 

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^haha, you just miss the red car Matt :lol:

Finally ordered my first dedicated parts for this car.
It has begun...
 

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Pretty awesome! You are Focus crazy but its good kind of crazy! Someday I will buy one of the 3, I'm sure of that and I wont change a thing. I am partial to 00-04 Gen ZX3 and wagons.
 

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Pretty awesome! You are Focus crazy but its good kind of crazy! Someday I will buy one of the 3, I'm sure of that and I wont change a thing. I am partial to 00-04 Gen ZX3 and wagons.
Hahaha!! All three of these cars will go to a good home when I'm done with them I'm sure :lol:
And I have you to blame at least in part for my craziness. You were one of the guys here who helped shape a lot of my decisions when I first started down this path.
 

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