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    MorningZ's 2017 FW RS2 Build

    Table of contents:

    2019-07-13 / Post 399: Cars & Coffee of Central Florida
    2019-04-06 / Post 395: Florida Focus Daytona Meet Up
    2019-04-22 / Post 383: Shifter upgrades = installed!
    2019-04-05 / Post 373: Big audio upgrade: Audison Voce AV K6 Components
    2019-01-14 / Post 347: Updated Central Florida groups and meetups
    2019-12-23 / Post 335: Radium breather plate and PCV valve installed
    2018-11-03 / Post 313: Cars & Coffee
    2018-10-30 / Post 306: Tuned by Tune+, back to dyno: 324 whp and 363 trq
    2018-10-16 / Post 295: Print out of two dyno pulls
    2018-10-14 / Post 290: Dyno Day
    2018-10-03 / Post 281: Boomba BOV off, Mountune on
    2018-09-15 / Post 273: RS friends over to the house
    2018-09-07 / Post 263: DataZap of Cobb data log and YouTube video of session
    2018-09-02 / Post 255: SCCA PDX @ Sebring Int'l Raceway
    2018-08-28 / Post 253: Local meet up last night, more parts installed
    2018-08-27 / Post 250: More upgrade parts
    2018-08-01 / Post 229: ADF Customs Aluminum Undertray = installed
    2018-08-01 / Post 228: Few pics from Tail of the Dragon
    2018-07-29 / Post 225: 3100+ mile road trip = complete
    2018-07-23 / Posts 222 & 223: Skyline Dr and Blue Ridge Parkway
    2018-07-15 / Post 212: Road trip! In NYC
    2018-07-05 / Post 203: Custom tire rack designed and built!
    2018-07-06 / Post 202: James Barone Racing Induction Hose
    2018-06-29 / Post 189: Steeda Hood Shocks
    2018-06-08 / Post 178: Mishimoto IC pipes ordered
    2018-05-12 / Post 162: First use of Foam Cannon
    2018-05-05 / Post 159: Cars and Coffee on May 5th 2018
    2018-04-19 / Post 147: Replaced gas pedal spacer, replaced amplifiers
    2018-04-15 / Post 145: Daytona HPDE Day Two
    2018-04-14 / Post 144: Daytona HPDE Day One
    2018-04-13 / Post 141: Daytona HPDE Setup
    2018-04-10 / Post 131: Mountune track pads installed
    2018-04-07 / Post 127: Florida Focus annual Daytona Beach meetup
    2018-03-20 / Post 117: Stuff installed (FMIC, oil cooler, catch can, K&N filter)
    2018-03-08 / Post 104: Back from TSA work.
    2018-03-03 / Post 97: Cars & Coffee
    2018-02-28 / Post 95: Garage overhaul pretty much done
    2018-02-26 / Post 94: Your Little CNC Shop center console tray
    2017-11-19 / Post 56: Mishmoto front mount intercooler installed
    2017-11-05 / Post 52: EXO Paint coating applied
    2017-11-02 / Post 51: RS Andrenaline Academy recap
    2017-10-19 / Post 45: Audio system mostly done and up and running
    2017-10-15 / Post 31: Audio system underway, Cobb Accessport installed
    2017-10-12 / Post 30: Steeda jacking rails installed
    2017-10-09 / Post 27: MBRP Exhaust, Curt Trailer Hitch, CoolTech RDU shroud, Velossa Ram Air, Rear Tow Hook, Power wire run
    2017-10-07 / Post 26: Cars & Coffee in Orlando
    2017-10-12 / Post 22: Stubby radio antenna
    2017-09-27 / Post 21: Audio system planning/gathering
    2017-09-22 / Post 19: Second set of rims (XXR 527 18x8.75 Matte Bronze) and tires (Continental Extreme Contact Sports)
    2017-09-22 / Post 16: DMB Graphics start button sticker, Build # plate
    2017-09-05 / Post 05: Color changing fogs, CoolTech phone holder, hidden garage door opener
    2017-09-05 / Post 03: DMB Graphics gel decals for wing


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    Picked up this gem the other day from the local Ford dealer, I absolutely love this car so far. I had an ST before this and my 2 cents is that they aren't really very comparable.

    It's an RS2 with moonroof, forged rims and the Pilot Cup 2 tires and I'm looking forward already to some upgrades.





    Some initial pics with the last two being removal of the rear wiper (yuck, never ever use) and replaced with a rubber 32mm grommet and the installation of a brake light sequencer which I'm a fan of.

    I've got a whole list of things on order already including new speakers (Kappas) and a second set of rims and tires among other things, so updates will be coming as the stuff rolls in and I get the time to get them on.

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    So I was away for Labor Day weekend visiting my best friends, while I was gone, stuff for the RS was rollin' in !

    Audio system and accessories are here:
    - Maestro harness
    - Speaker baffles
    - Speaker mounts
    - Infinity Kappas (long time car audio guy, but this is the first time I've ever bought *anything* Infinity, I'm very intrigued by the 2 ohm impedance that these components are)
    - CoolTech phone mount (talked about in this thread, here is the product link)

    Misc
    - Set of Rally Armor flaps
    - Set of these white/yellow switchable fog lamps discussed in this thread
    - RS fill-in decals for the wing (i'll make a post about this after this one, here is the thread that I read about them at)
    - And a decal with my favorite line from Firefly to put on the back glass tucked up under the wing


    *** the picture of the fog light output is just the stock bulbs, i took one for reference for after I install the new ones ***


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    So I pretty much have ALL the stuff I need for my stereo system build except for the most important part, the Rockford DSR-1, which I am anxiously awaiting it to be released!

    There are a few more things coming this week or next:
    - an 18" rim a friend of mine sent me to see if it'll clear the front brake before committing to buy them
    - the Cool Tech RDU cooling shroud
    - Velossa ram air intake system

    I'll be thinking back and forth today about pulling the trigger on an exhaust system that I've been eying that I can get for $614 shipped.... we'll see what happens I guess


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    Ordered a set of these:

    Focus Mk3 RS Rear Spoiler RS Inlay - PAIR / DMB Graphics Ltd

    I'm liking how they look. Very easy install and great quality stuff

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    Welcome, and awesome start to your car so far!
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    Focus RS Nitrous Blue RS1 Purple Drank Tuned. Built short block. Cams. Precision Turbo. Mishimoto 3" NB Intake. ETS Black Anodized FMIC & Charge Pipes. TS BPV. GrimmSpeed lightweight battery tray. Boomba RMM. RokBlokz Rallye Flaps. Custom 3.5" turbo-back exhaust w/ valved cutout. Enkei NT03+m 18x9.5et40. UPR Crankcase Breather. Whiteline Springs and RSB. AutoStyled Short Shift. Aquamist Direct Port Meth Injection kit. Boomba Intake Manifold Spacer. TurboTech PMM and TMM. Verus Rear Diffuser.

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    Put the fogs in during my lunch break, they're these ones: http://a.co/5o7V9u9

    They default to "white" when the headlight system is turned on, but you can use the foglight switch to turn them off and when they come back on they'll be yellow. No, there is no way to set yellow as the default, ah well.

    For install, I followed this thread: https://www.focusrs.org/forum/32-focu...b-install.html, it took 10 mins total. Make sure to pay attention to the polarity, both OEM harnesses have a black or black with colored traced wire on the 2 wire plug, that's negative and should be matched up accordingly. Will need to do some night time pictures once it gets dark

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    Also mounted my CoolTech phone mount, works great for my iPhone 7+


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    And lastly today, I tackled the issue of no garage door opener capability in the car (made a post here in electronics forum)


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    Few more items arrived today:

    My buddies @ NextLevel Motoring sent me an 18x8.75 XXR 527 wheel in bronze to check fitment on the car, with the front caliper potentially requiring the need for a small spacer. We'll see later on as the my car is currently at the window tinting shop, so i'll give it a try later on today


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    Also for the second day in a row received an item from CoolTech, this time their RDU cooling shroud. At some point I will go on track with this car, this will hopefully help, even if just a little bit. I'd LOVE to have a third item from CoolTech but it'll have to wait so I can save up my pennies! (their $1100+ oil cooler setup)


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    Looking great! Would you happen to have been apart of Team Integra or the 8th Gen civic forums in the past? There was a guy on one of the two with the same exact name; can't remember which forum though. Seeing what you've done already makes me want to go spend some money...lol.

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    In the craziness that is my normal day, I did get some time to test fit the rim I received today. While the rims and tires (these Continentals in size 245/40/18 on order) will stick out a little further than I'd prefer, they will fit and have PLENTY of clearance for the brake calipers, which was a concern.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrous_RS View Post
    Looking great! Would you happen to have been apart of Team Integra or the 8th Gen civic forums in the past? There was a guy on one of the two with the same exact name; can't remember which forum though. Seeing what you've done already makes me want to go spend some money...lol.
    That's me, I'm the guy who helped-start/owned/sold/still-kinda-run TI.... I also bought a 2000 Civic last year and was on that forum for a bit (sold that car a few months back)
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    Hurricane Irma has come and gone... it took some work to squeeeeze both my cars into my garage but was able to make it happen and still have room to open beer fridge :-)

    Rest of the bronze rims will be here tomorrow, tires for them are waiting at the shop, new exhaust arrived yesterday and hoping to get that in within next few weeks!


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