picked up new track beast for a Gingerman LOL

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Just pick this up few days ago for $1500 , I wanted a cheap beater that I can take to local Gingerman ,track is 20 minutes only from my house . progress will start next week . interior out , new brake pads , new tires , new brake fluid , new engine oil , new racing seat . interior is in really nice shape so if anybody wants 03 Focus SVT interior or Recaro seats let me know
 

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Lemme get those SVTF wheels!

Nice pick up for sure, hella cheap. I would totally snag an SVTF as another track car if I found one that nice for that price. If you only live 20min away, you should come hang out for WMHM. 7/15-7/17. I would live at that track if it was only 20min away. I envy you.
 

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hopefully my $1500 junk can run longer at the track without over hitting then 50 seconds like $140K Tesla LOL
 

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Sick! The SVTF was fun out at Autobahn CC for the one real session I got in.

Lessons learned so far:
-If you don't have a heat shield on the header you're going to want to wrap that or you'll melt your cooling fan.
-Power steering fluid gets HOT on track. I ended up blowing my PS pressure sensor and losing all my fluid. Ordering up a trans cooler to mount inline with the stock cooler and switch to synthetic fluid.
-Carbotech XP10 pads haul these to a stop real quick
-Steve Powell on the Facebook SVT Focus group works at a dealer in MN and gets killer prices on OEM parts.
-If the suspension is tired and you want to stay OEM theirs a full kit from FRPP that's just the stock SVT suspension components and it's less than $300 IIRC.
 

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Nice!

I pretty much have the same chassis but in mazda form and for what it is it can be fun on the track.

Rear sway bar and coilovers are about all I have beyond upgraded brake pads.
 

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Sick! The SVTF was fun out at Autobahn CC for the one real session I got in.

Lessons learned so far:
-If you don't have a heat shield on the header you're going to want to wrap that or you'll melt your cooling fan.
-Power steering fluid gets HOT on track. I ended up blowing my PS pressure sensor and losing all my fluid. Ordering up a trans cooler to mount inline with the stock cooler and switch to synthetic fluid.
-Carbotech XP10 pads haul these to a stop real quick
-Steve Powell on the Facebook SVT Focus group works at a dealer in MN and gets killer prices on OEM parts.
-If the suspension is tired and you want to stay OEM theirs a full kit from FRPP that's just the stock SVT suspension components and it's less than $300 IIRC.
That's so weird, I raced my essentially stone stock Prelude for an entire day at Gingerman and not once did the power steering get hot or overheat. It just has a small "cooler" or a line that runs in front of the radiator/condenser, it's not anything big. My old SVTF blew the PS lines drag racing, so maybe it's just a shit design? I still want one though, cheap ass track car with a really great handling chassis.
 

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Nice! Could almost be a lemons car! 24 Hours of LeMons - Prices/Rules
Thanks , I always wanted to do that , my buddy is getting a Honda ready for it

Lemme get those SVTF wheels!

Nice pick up for sure, hella cheap. I would totally snag an SVTF as another track car if I found one that nice for that price. If you only live 20min away, you should come hang out for WMHM. 7/15-7/17. I would live at that track if it was only 20min away. I envy you.
Thanks , I have too many hobbies not enough time . I have to fit road racing into that schedule somehow LOL fishing , hunting , ATV riding , drag racing , 1/2 miles events and now road racing project

I wonder if the seats would fit in my mini cooper. could use measurements if you could get them!
No idea

thought you might have joined specFit
Thanks ,I 'll look into it

Seems like a deal. Enjoy!!
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Sick! The SVTF was fun out at Autobahn CC for the one real session I got in.

Lessons learned so far:
-If you don't have a heat shield on the header you're going to want to wrap that or you'll melt your cooling fan.
-Power steering fluid gets HOT on track. I ended up blowing my PS pressure sensor and losing all my fluid. Ordering up a trans cooler to mount inline with the stock cooler and switch to synthetic fluid.
-Carbotech XP10 pads haul these to a stop real quick
-Steve Powell on the Facebook SVT Focus group works at a dealer in MN and gets killer prices on OEM parts.
-If the suspension is tired and you want to stay OEM theirs a full kit from FRPP that's just the stock SVT suspension components and it's less than $300 IIRC.
Thanks for the tips

Nice! Should be a lotta fun
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Nice!

I pretty much have the same chassis but in mazda form and for what it is it can be fun on the track.

Rear sway bar and coilovers are about all I have beyond upgraded brake pads.
No big plans for it this year at all

That's an awesome purchase for $1500, congrats!
Thanks, I wasn't even looking for one . it was parked few miles from my house on the side of the road with for sale sign , guy was asking $2000 . I stopped by and check it out , took it for a spin around the block then I told him if he takes $1500 I can bring him $1500 cash in 10 minutes
 

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I did research and find out , Ford didn't make many of them in this combination . screaming yellow , 3 door , fully loaded with HIDs , Recaro heated seats , TC, moonroof and European package
 

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Ohh , I just opened a hatch now and look what I found there . set of extra ugly 17 inch wheels , I didn't even know they were there until now
 

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I wonder if the seats would bolt right in to my nugget of a daily 07 focus. hmmm
 

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how many miles are on it, it sounds way to good to be true. you sir are lucky.
 

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I did research and find out , Ford didn't make many of them in this combination . screaming yellow , 3 door , fully loaded with HIDs , Recaro heated seats , TC, moonroof and European package
Yeah I think SY is a rarest color but I know all of them came with the EAP which is the HID/Xenon lights, 15 spoke wheels, heated folding mirrors and heated Recaro seats.
 

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If your cars clean and you want to trade a bunch of body panels let me know haha. My hatch and front left fender are shedding paint.
 

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