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    My 13 Focus ST Hatch

    Thought I'd give you Falcon guys something in the FWD world to look at and talk about.

    This is my 13 Ford Focus ST Hatch, obviously 6 speed manual because we don't believe in automatic transmission in ST land.

    I plan on keeping it for a while, until something else temps be (Mustang anyone?)

    So I've lowered it from day one. Thoughts on future mods are different rims, also waiting on what Mountune will have to offer once/if they come to Australia.

    What I like:

    2.0 Ecoboost engine- heaps of power from stock

    Handling- I can go around corners really fast, like super fast.

    Sound symposer- sound bloody awesome, sounds like the old 5 pot from the cabin

    Recaro seats- if you are massive these seats won't be good, for someone like me (average Joe), they are perfect, very snug

    Sync with emergency assist- Sync isn't a gimmick for me, best example. I have a 500G hard drive in the USB port. I tell Sync to play Slayer or New Kids on the Block and it will do it. No going through the menu and rolling my car into
    a ditch full of water because I wasn't looking ahead. BUT if I did do such thing, Emergency assist will call for help if I'm upside down and out cold.

    Sony sound system- pretty good for a stock unit

    4 doors- makes life a lot easier to be honest

    Ambient lighting- interior highlights in red throughout car at night, looks very cool.

    Smart key- never had it but love it. Walk up with keys in my pocket and open and start without doing anything or push button on door handle and lock it. Oh also the mirrors fold in on locking AND when I unlock mirror
    puddle lamps and parker lights come on.

    Bi-xenon HID headlights- everything is so bright! Also the fog lights come on when cornering. Bam.

    Global open windows- love this, when its really hot, hold down unlock and all windows come down as you are walking up to the car. All windows are one touch too.

    Misc stuff- Sat Nav, reverse camera, sensing, cruise, bluetooth, ESC button on the dash (makes life easier than going through a menu), auto wipers, auto headlamps, dual climate control

    Dislikes:

    Nothing. At all.

    I'm sure I've missed stuff, but that will do for now!


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    Remember it is rear wheel drive when you are reversing

    Looks like a nice toy....
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    So many of those features are on my JCW and I know many people will say they are not necessary and you do not need them but they are nice to have. That car sounds very well equipped and they go like a scolded cat to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynton View Post
    So many of those features are on my JCW and I know many people will say they are not necessary and you do not need them but they are nice to have. That car sounds very well equipped and they go like a scolded cat to boot.
    Very true. I didn't ask for the features they came standard and now I'd hate not to have them in my next car

    JCW are wicked! Awesome car.

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    One thing I will say my Sport had over the ST. Turning circle. The turning circle in the ST is horrible. I can't even do a u-turn in some spots! I am guessing it is because of wheel size as this is the case in a Titanium as well.

    Still love it it though, just a slight pain in the ass sometimes.

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    Who knows of a good place to buy wheels from? I want something really different and not boring. I bought my last wheels from ozzy tyres which I was happy with but the range is so similar to each other for Focus. My biggest issue is the stupid
    pcd 5x108 on Focus. It really makes finding cool wheels hard. The only way I can get around it is finding a blank pcd wheel or choose from the limited range or re drilling which I'm not keen on.

    Any info or help would be awesome.

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    YNWA ! off to CL 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    Nice wheels, as usual about 4 fit Focus haha

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    I'm pretty keen on these guys, what do you think? They are photoshopped on.


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    haha going back to old school - looking like simmons mesh.
    Not my choice - black is just ewwww for me but for on whites etc.
    YNWA ! off to CL 2018.
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