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RabbitM 06-22-2008 12:06 AM

First Draft Eco Focus Mods
 
Well, finally finished off a few mods for the EcoFocus. What do you think?

Grill blocker:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...M/P1010006.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...M/P1010007.jpg

4 1/2in air dam extension:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...M/P1010049.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...M/P1010050.jpg

RabbitM

FastPlastic 06-22-2008 12:41 AM

Very stealthy grill block. I love it. :thumbup: Can't hardly tell it's there in the photos, is it blocking the whole top grill?

TheDon 06-22-2008 01:21 AM

how are those focus lift backs? I was thinking about getting one

garys_1k 06-22-2008 02:45 AM

Very nice. I'm finishing up a coroplast air dam and front tire spoiler on my Focus this weekend, I'll post pics tomorrow.

I also got the antenna down close to the roof and added the velcro strips to the A-pillars to cut wind noise and drag by the windows, they seem to help.

Was it tough getting to the front grille like that? Mine's all blocked off from the top. I'm thinking of putting some of the leftover coroplast in there just like you did.

RabbitM 06-22-2008 09:56 AM

Thanks,

Yep the entire top grill is blocked, from the inside. I was going for a clean look. It was tough to get the shape to fit. After many tries, I finally got the profile to fit around all the inside tabs.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...P1010001-1.jpg

RabbitM

AXMonster 06-22-2008 10:25 AM

Whats that airdam extension made from?

RabbitM 06-22-2008 10:27 AM

TheDon,

I'm a lot happier with the Ford hatch since the mileage improvements. Good interior space, versatile and fun to drive through the twisties. I would trade the 2.0l for a 1.6l for better fuel econ.. 2.0l much more horsepower than I really need.

RabbitM

RabbitM 06-22-2008 10:38 AM

AXMonster,

I am jealous, we can't get the fuel efficient small car that you guys have in the Europe. The air dam is made of unobtainium. Really expensive stuff. Almost obtainable....

Actually, my target for all my modifications is to make it recoverable from the savings made on gas mileage improvement and to look pro. I used a piece of landscaping edging. It took a while to find one that would fit and not look stupid. I had to form the plastic to fit. I'm not entirely happy with it, but it is solidly on there and it doesn't look stupid.

RabbitM

TheDon 06-22-2008 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RabbitM (Post 37183)
AXMonster,

I am jealous, we can't get the fuel efficient small car that you guys have in the Europe. The air dam is made of unobtainium. Really expensive stuff. Almost obtainable....

looks like the stuff you can buy in the garden section at Lowes to make borders for flower beds:D:D:D but I could be wrong since yours apears to be black #1224f4 not Black # 1224d4

malibuguy 06-22-2008 01:19 PM

ah yes, the famous garden edging, it works well, i put it on my buddies car, cheap easy & if you tear it up...your out like 2bucks


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