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2004 Ford Focus ZX3 in Liquid Grey
2.3L Duratec with built internals:
-FSWerks Forged Pistons, 9.0:1 compression ratio
-Carrillo Super A-beam Connecting Rods
-Ranger Crankshaft
-Cosworth Main Bearings
-Heavy Duty Rod Bearings
-ARP Hardware
-Cosworth Balance Shaft Delete
-Crane Cams Valve Springs/Titanium Retainers

Engine Mods
FSWerks Stage 3 Turbo at 16 psi 91 Octane
Tuned by Randy Robles
Engine Hand Built by Viken Kazanjian
Garrett GTX3071R Turbo
FSWerks T3 Turbo Manifold
Cosworth Intake Manifold
Turbosmart Eboost 2 Electronic Boost Controller
FSWerks 3" Stealth Exhaust
FSWerks 3" Turbo Downpipe
Turbosmart 38mm Wastegate
FSWerks custom FMIC
FSWerks Oil Cooler
Ford GT Fuel Pump
Siemens 60# Injectors
Innovate Motorsports Wideband and Boost Gauge
VF Engineering Driver Side Engine Mount
VF Engineering Passenger Side Engine Mount
VF Engineering Rear Engine Mount
SVT Degas Cover
Powdercoated Valve Cover (body color matched)

Drivetrain Mods
Quaife ATB Differential
Exedy Stage 3 Hyper Single Clutch/Flywheel

Suspension/Chassis Mods
Dominant Rear Chassis Brace
Dominant Rear LCA's, Dominant Camber Arms, Dominant Toe Arms, Dominant 60mm Spring Perches
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 (180mm FL), Modified Turner Motorsport 60mm Upper Spring Hats
H & R Front and Rear Swaybars
FSWerks Upper Front Stress Bar
FSWerks Lower Front Stress Bar
FSWerks Rear Stress Bar
Baer 355mm Front Brakes (Baer 6P Forged Calipers, 2pc rotors drilled/slotted) with Custom Brackets
Retrofitted Mazda 3 Master Cylinder with 1" Diameter Bore
SVT Rear Brakes with Hawk HPS Pads and EBC Rotors (dimpled/slotted)
SVT Spare
Custom Rear Dust Caps

Exterior Mods
SVT Front Fascia/Horn -- marker lights shaved
SVT Rear Spoiler
SVT Moldings and Door Handles
Euro Front Fenders with ST170 Side Repeaters
Euro Washer Fluid Reservoir
Euro Rear Bumper with red fogs
Hofele 'Edition Four' Grille
Mach 1 Front Lip with structural reinforcement
Euro ST170 Badging
Seibon CF Hood
Euro Rear Wiper
Euro Fuel Door
Color matched side mirrors
DIY Shorty Antenna
Rolled fenders front and rear
Heat molded fender liners

Interior Mods
Custom leather seats/door cards/rear moldings by Davis Brothers Upholstery
Custom suede headliner by Davis Brothers Upholstery
Custom leather cargo cover by Davis Brothers Upholstery
MK1 Focus RS Center Console with functioning push button start + Custom molded rear mounting plate
ST Instrument Cluster Bezel
Custom Gauge Housing
Momo Pedals/Shift Knob
SVT Dead Pedal
Euro Floor Mats
Color matched radio bezel, interior door handles (matte black speaker grilles)
CFM Door Sill Plates (powdercoated matte black)
Tinted Windows

Lighting Mods
Euro Taillights -- correctly wired
Euro Facelift Headlamps -- correctly wired

Braid Fullrace FF Flowformed
18 x 8 et38 Front
18 x 9 et38 Rear
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S' in:
225/40/18 Front
235/40/18 Rear

Random Stuff
Bought car new in late '03 with factory leather (including leather wrapped wheel)
Audiophile and Moonroof



side shot
by Charles Shamseldin, on Flickr

tuckin 18s
by Charles Shamseldin, on Flickr

by Charles Shamseldin, on Flickr


3,109 Posts
Looks awesome man!!!

846 Posts
very nice car. gives me alot of inspiration to cleanly mod my SVTF :)

4,160 Posts
My only complaint would be about the quality of the pics. :(

Now that thats out of the way, I think my favorite part about your car is your wheels. :D Everything seems to flow very well. I USUALLY suggest on painting the side mouldings and door handles, BUT, I think with the body color, matching color wheels, and said CF hood; they look good not painted.

On to my suggestions, get better pics, and LOTS of em! Oh, and since you said about the turbo kit (and lack of having it yet), and I see a lack of under hood pics, snap one or two of those while your at it.


956 Posts
Looks really good! :thumbup:
As for the moldings, look good in Black if you ask me!

717 Posts
Good looking car, like the front fascia a lot.

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I really like this... great job!

152 Posts
Car looks great! Love the grey theme throughout and how you modded the exhaust to be flush with the bumper. Cant stand exhuasts that stick out too much.

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Discussion Starter #17
Thanks to all for your kind comments, I really appreciate it. Jeez, even HotRodKristina was nice to me; that's kinda odd... :p
Anyhoo Ashley, yes Blood Enterprises is a really clean shop down in the industrial part of Auburn -- very professional and they also have an in house dyno too. Talk to Mark he's great (and he has a built STi).
Looking forward to seeing your car with those new wheels Jorge :thumbup:.
Oh, and Steve your build really inspired me to do my front end this way; I originally planned on doing a F2 RS front -- glad I didn't.
As for the lower stress bar GrndZero it's been on there so long I can't remember if it made any huge noticeable diff; I think in totality all of the suspension mods make the car hugely more capable and it feels super tight, even brand new.

...that is until you see the frickin' mess under the hood that I will be posting here in a few... :what:

Now, for some new pics. I was running out of light last time and I foolishly elected to not use the flash; sorry they were so muddy. Here some new ones that appear at least better lit.
Thanks again for viewing! Peace!

Here are some under car (and ugh under hood) pics:

...barf, gonna take care of this next day off...

Here is a shot of the excellent work that Blood Enterprises did on the Mach 1 lip -- very tidy. More importantly it is solid as h3ll

Here's a couple more driveway shots:

Wow, these rotors oxidize quickly when washed!

I elected to paint the pillars rather than import the very pricey euro parts:

Love focus sheet metal :D

Here's some better interior pics:

And now for a more artistic bent:

Last but not least light was waning so here's a shot of the rear fogs illuminated; they seem to be about the same lumens as the tails

Thanks again for viewing!

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looks great, nice to see someone take time and make an effort in making their car look nice.

perfect blend of show AND go

good job!
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