New car! Focus ST

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hEaT
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Re: New car! Focus ST

Post by hEaT » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:00 pm

Nice pickup! Any questions, shoot me a message :cheers

Looks like an ST2 package car with moonroof?
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Re: New car! Focus ST

Post by turboplz » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:23 pm

hEaT wrote:Nice pickup! Any questions, shoot me a message :cheers

Looks like an ST2 package car with moonroof?
Yes sir! St2 with blue/black seats and moonroof. I'm EXTREMELY pleased with the ST2 seats, they fit the buck in every sense. It's also nice that the back seats are mostly leather so that when the kids spill stuff it will easily clean up.

Just rolled over 1k miles today. I think I'll change the oil soon and really start opening her up more often. This little k03 turbo is a blast from a stop, but the top end definitely suffers. I might look into the k04, seems like it might be a better fit for this engine.
Jason

89 Xr4ti..."Bronze Turd"...long term project/current garage queen

2014 Focus ST

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Re: New car! Focus ST

Post by hEaT » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:21 pm

turboplz wrote:
Yes sir! St2 with blue/black seats and moonroof. I'm EXTREMELY pleased with the ST2 seats, they fit the buck in every sense. It's also nice that the back seats are mostly leather so that when the kids spill stuff it will easily clean up.

Just rolled over 1k miles today. I think I'll change the oil soon and really start opening her up more often. This little k03 turbo is a blast from a stop, but the top end definitely suffers. I might look into the k04, seems like it might be a better fit for this engine.
Very cool. Same here, except in Oxford White.

If you haven't gotten a tune yet...do that before the turbo upgrade. It REALLY opens the car up all over the rev range. It made me not hate the K03 for a daily. If this was a project car, I'd skip the K04 all together and look at the bolt-on EFR and GTX kits out there. Fueling is a concern though which hasn't been addressed yet (cam-driven HPFP).
Joe
1985 Nimbus Grey XR
2017 Ford Focus RS

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