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Old 10-16-2006, 12:48 AM   #1
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'03 Ford Focus 5 speed

Hi, I'm trying to make my car more fun to drive/ faster. The car is a 2003 Ford Focus 5 speed with the 2.3L engine. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I dont plan on spending more than $1200, so any suggestions above this price are appreciated, but useless for now. Thanks in advance for your responses.

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Old 10-18-2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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any suggestions?
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:15 AM   #3
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i thought in 03 the only engine was the 2.0 Ztec... and the 2.0 SVT. Wasnt the 2.3 only available 06 to now on the ST?
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:22 AM   #4
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no, the 2.3L was made available in the mid 2003 model year. so any suggestions now that you know the engine size?
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:06 PM   #5
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Is it the same Mazda 2.3 that is used in the ST today? If it is, im retty sure any mazda 3 parts would fit it.... i think....

if you are looking for performance the normal exhaust, intake stuff will work... or a computer reflash.

if you are looking for handing, lowing springs, swaybar, socks ext will do that.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:19 PM   #6
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to be honest, im not exactly sure if its the same engine, but i think it is a different engine, seeing as the output of the mazda is 156hp and the focus is 145hp.
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:26 AM   #7
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to be honest, im not exactly sure if its the same engine, but i think it is a different engine, seeing as the output of the mazda is 156hp and the focus is 145hp.
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