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Ford Focus, Performance Mods, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#18 of 105 auto tranny mods
Apr 01, 2003 (2:45 pm)
I'm gonna get a zx3 sometime soon with a automatic transmission and would like to modify it for longer life by putting in a transmission cooler. Does anybody out there know what kind of modifications are available for a auto tranny focus?
#19 of 105 Speaker removal
Aug 06, 2003 (7:56 pm)
i bought new speakers for the focus, since i blew the stock ones, and was wondering how the hell you would take the speaker grill off of this. If anyone knows how to install new speakers in the focus, please reply and tell me how. I would appreciate it. Thanks
#20 of 105 Speaker removal
Aug 24, 2003 (1:21 pm)
Sorry to report that you have to remove the whole Door inner trim panel as the speakers grill is part of them. The Haynes repair manual for the Ford Focus has details on the procedure (not terribly complicated).
Door inner trim panel - removal and installation is in section 11-10 and
Speaker - removal and installation is in section 12-25
#21 of 105 reprogramming speedometer
Feb 03, 2004 (11:26 am)
Anyone know if you can reprogram the ZX3 speedometer?
I understand some speedometers have capability of reprogramming. My car came with 15" and I am getting 17"
#22 of 105 Cabin air filters ?
Feb 06, 2004 (7:30 pm)
are they available for FOCUS sedan, how much trouble to install if so ?
#23 of 105 Tire & Rim conversions
Feb 06, 2004 (8:04 pm)
If you look at my posting of about 2 months ago on the sedan discussion ( odometer errors ) I claim that the Foci with 16 inch rims are under reading by as much as 5%. However I just looked at the specifications for overall diameters and revolutions per mile on 15, 16 and 17 inch rim and tire sets ( Pirelli ) the differences are negligible. So I need a new theory here. Maybe all odometers on these cars are in error. This could cost us all money in speeding tickets if one is to extrapolate from an under reporting odometer, will also mean an under report of actual speed on the road.
Apr 02, 2004 (7:55 am)
I have a 2003 Ford Focus ZTS. I replaced the head unit with a Pioneer DEH-P5500MP, 22w * 4 RMS. I also replaced the 4 speakers with Infinity Kappa 572.5cf 5x7.
If I want to upgrade this system, should I get a subwoofer, or should I get an external amp to drive the main speakers?
I would like to spend no more than $500. I am more interested in clean sound at moderate volumes, than in very loud volume.
#25 of 105 CD Player Ugrade
Jul 11, 2004 (2:54 pm)
I recently bought a 2002 Focus wagon with AM/FM/Cassette, and I'd like to upgrade to a AM/FM/CD (MP3 would be nice, too). Can anyone suggest an upgrade? Also, does anyone know where I can find out what OEM systems will work for my car? I've seen the Blaupunkt in 2003 Foci; will it fit a 2002 Focus?
#26 of 105 CD Player Ugrade
Jul 12, 2004 (5:13 am)
Go to Crutchfield.com and you will be able to see exactly what aftermarket systems will fit in your Focus' dash.
#27 of 105 Re: Cabin air filters ? [markus5]
Jul 15, 2004 (7:17 pm)
They sure are! Not too much trouble to install. We got an '04 ZTS a month ago - now it has 2000+ miles on it (here in Texas it's REALLY HOT so we have to keep moving). Ford says it's not available, but if you look up an '03, Purolator lists a filter. I got it at Pep Boys for $11.99. The plenum (just below the windshield) splits in two about halfway across. Pull up the seal that butts up against the hood when it is closed. Now there are 3 clips along the front of the plenum grille that need to be carefully unclipped. Once that's done the grille lifts up and out from the fender side end. Beneath that is the intake. Remove the plastic frame on the top of the intake that has the 1/4 holes and discard. The filter element sits down inside the remaining plastic box. Replace the grille and seal strip and you are good to go for 15K mi. Happy Motoring!