Not really a question but I didn't want to start a new thread about this.
I'm nervous. Cautiously optimistic.
Tonight I'll drop my car off to have all the parts put on I bought Thanksgiving week. I'm going from stock sans lowering springs to as close to FBO as I'll ever get. Tuned. I've never had a modified car before.
I found the installer/mechanic on Google. Lots of good reviews short and long term. All the techs working there have modified cars. I believe I am the first RS they've seen, though. With the short week if I drop off tonight I might get it back a week from tomorrow.
Tell me everything is going to be alright. Must go faster. This is the way.
He has recently got himself banned from the ST forums too!So I'm not here all the time... Gotta ask...
What Got POKERRUN388 BANNED?!?
I've been getting mine either local sellers (regular mk3 focus hatch parts) or thru ebay motors. Note that some wreckers on ebay only ship to business addresses or body shops (no idea why).Anybody know where to get body parts off the totaled RSs? My body shop is doing a spectacular job of messing up my rear door after it was hit in a parking lot, and I think I'm better off getting a used door from a salvage yard and installing it myself.
I was in the same boat. The body shop did a decent job putting the door on the car, but then transferred the broken detent gadget and left some spots. I had to bring the car back twice before they get it right. At least you're FW, that's the easiest to match.Anybody know where to get body parts off the totaled RSs? My body shop is doing a spectacular job of messing up my rear door after it was hit in a parking lot, and I think I'm better off getting a used door from a salvage yard and installing it myself.
Are you aware of any issues fitting other mk3 doors on our RSs? I found some posts saying that they're different but other than the detent (is that what that little anchor is called?) that @phillofoc mentioned, I don't see a difference.I've been getting mine either local sellers (regular mk3 focus hatch parts) or thru ebay motors. Note that some wreckers on ebay only ship to business addresses or body shops (no idea why).
Unfortunately, it was a hit and run and we never caught the guy. I would never had known how it happened had I not had security cameras on my home and insisted on a time lapse dashcam for my wife's car.Do go after the other guy's insurance company for diminished value. It's free money, especially if you don't plan on selling the car. Expect for them to really lowball you, then offer 1/3 to 1/2 of what the real diminished value is.
Ya, sorry, no idea about the doors unfortunately. So far, I've sourced the hood, rear hatch and various interior trim panels and all transferred over no problem.
Being a Cali native, I feel like I can't really attest to this, but in my area, which does see freezing temperatures during the winter for a month or so a year, I do feel the shocks start out stiff in the early mornings as I make my way to the freeway on my way to work. They do progressively return to normal by the end of my 20min commute. I can't imagine the ambient temperatures changing that much over that span of time, so I would assume the damper oils are getting up to temp from the bumps.1. Temps are consistently around freezing. I know the shocks are filled with fluid etc etc but the last few days the car has felt extremely stiff. Does this happen to everyone else’s RS when the weather gets cold?
I would not think a tune would be needed, just for that.Probably a dumb question but...
When going from a 4" thick intercooler to a 5", is a re-tune or even a tune optimization needed? I can't imagine having a 1" thicker intercooler adding that much more volume. What would a tuner have to optimize?