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Great new shots!
I love the industrial backdrop and your bike rack!
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Great new shots!
I love the industrial backdrop and your bike rack!
Thanks, Jeremy! I'm always looking out for new places to shoot. I'm happy how this location turned out.
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Good god you have a lot of ground clearance. That thing almost rivals my Jeep.
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Sam, red text means sarcasm.
So your post actually means that his car is super low and much much lower than your jeep.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:31 AM
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Good god you have a lot of ground clearance. That thing almost rivals my Jeep.
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Sam, red text means sarcasm.
So your post actually means that his car is super low and much much lower than your jeep.
Ground clearance isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I might go a little lower once I get new wheels.
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new wheels might already make you lower
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Sam, red text means sarcasm.
So your post actually means that his car is super low and much much lower than your jeep.
I am well aware of this but thank you for noting my sarcasm.
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You always kill my jokes with your dry tone.
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You always kill my jokes with your dry tone.
It's because of my northern roots.
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You're cold bro.
Ice cold.
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LOVE this car. damn sexxxy
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I like what you've done to the car. The Focus ST is already a sharp looking car stock but these modifications are nice.

I am thinking of trading in my 2010 TL for a Focus ST, due to my frequent trips to Home Depot and Ikea where the practicality of a hatchback would be really helpful.

What is it like going from a large car like the TL to a compact? You used to have a TL, do you ever regret getting a smaller car?

Also how has the reliability been on the Focus so far? What about fuel economy? And is the car easy to work on?
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From what I gather...the TL is a car that anyone that had one would miss, but nobody that had one would bother re-buying.
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:12 PM
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From what I gather...the TL is a car that anyone that had one would miss, but nobody that had one would bother re-buying.
Except for you right?

I agree completely with your comment. TLS was fun but I don't really want another one.
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:31 PM
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That doesn't count cause I had no gap!
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Also how has the reliability been on the Focus so far? What about fuel economy? And is the car easy to work on?
I can answer your questions and give my input, but the Focus ST is very easy to work on, and there are plenty of mods out there for the platform. I'm at 56k miles and I haven't had a single problem, and I'm tuned and heavily modded. My average MPG for the life of the car is also at 27 MPG.
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that's massively impressive...
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I like what you've done to the car. The Focus ST is already a sharp looking car stock but these modifications are nice.

I am thinking of trading in my 2010 TL for a Focus ST, due to my frequent trips to Home Depot and Ikea where the practicality of a hatchback would be really helpful.

What is it like going from a large car like the TL to a compact? You used to have a TL, do you ever regret getting a smaller car?

Also how has the reliability been on the Focus so far? What about fuel economy? And is the car easy to work on?
The FoST really isn't any smaller than a 3rd Gen TL on the inside. There is plenty of arm room for both passengers up front and the back seat has plenty of space. The trunk space is a little smaller than the TL, but once you fold down the back seat and remove the rear hatch cover (I for get the name of it), it allows you to carry much more stuff than the TL. I don't regret going to this car at all. I actually had a 2 door Golf R after the TL. While the power was nice, I missed having 4 doors to access the back seat.

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I can answer your questions and give my input, but the Focus ST is very easy to work on, and there are plenty of mods out there for the platform. I'm at 56k miles and I haven't had a single problem, and I'm tuned and heavily modded. My average MPG for the life of the car is also at 27 MPG.
Just to add to this... The car is not only easy to work on, it's relatively cheap to mod and responds well to mods. The Ecoboost motors are great and most people don't have issues as long as you understand how to treat a turbo motor. The stock turbo will make 260-285 whp and 350-370 wtq on 93/E30. Turbo upgrades are under $5k and are a direct bolt on. You can add WMI for extra power and insurance for your setup.
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How do you know how much space the back seats have?
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:53 AM
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How do you know how much space the back seats have?
Did you have any complaints?
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I did not. Love those jorts!
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Finally some new updates! I'll start with my personal life first... I've been working for a fire department 70+ miles away for the past fours years and accepted a position with the local fire department in my home town. I just recently finished my seven week orientation and started working my normal 24 hour shifts. It's been so amazing NOT driving that far anymore and saving tons of money in gas, while putting on a fraction of the miles on my car that I was doing before.

I closed on my first house a few weeks ago and got moved in last weekend. This place was such a headache to get, but my lender was finally able to make it happen. My favorite part about it is that I have a two car garage all to myself! I'm so happy to have it parked inside again and I have plenty of room to work on it and store my tools/car parts.

Now for the car update... I decided to take advantage of some Black Friday deals and buy new wheels & tires. The wheels were on sale for buy 3 get 1 free. After waiting three months for the wheels (I don't feel like getting into that story), they finally arrive. I got them mounted earlier this week and threw them on the car. They forgot to send the gasket for the centercaps, they are arriving tomorrow. The wheels are Fifteen52 Turbomacs 18x9 +42 wrapped in Continental Extreme DW 235/40's. I had them powder coated matte gunmetal. I decided to go against the grain with these. People either love them or hate them. I'm not so sure I like how these tires look on these wheels and I'm debating on switching them to my OEM wheels and getting some aggressive 245/40's. Sorry for the cell phone pics, I'll break out the dslr once the centercaps arrive. Enjoy!

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Looking good, Adam! I am so happy you're happy...you waited so long for them!
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Love the wheels. The car now has that rally car look
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better be a smooth rally track
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Wheels look good, very different.
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I like the wheels just not the "52" on the spoke. Otherwise it looks great
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Looking good, Adam! I am so happy you're happy...you waited so long for them!
Thanks, buddy! I was ready to cancel the order multiple times, but I figured if I already waited this long, what's another couple of weeks?
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Love the wheels. The car now has that rally car look
Thanks! The wheels have that, "I want to be formal but I'm here to party" kind of look to them.
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Wheels look good, very different.
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I like the wheels just not the "52" on the spoke. Otherwise it looks great
Thanks! The decals are a little different, but I kinda like how they add a little something to the wheels. I was actually trying to get lime green decals made. The black is a little more subtle.
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Wheels look great man! Perfect look for the FoST IMO.

Post up pictures of the garage!
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Congratulations on the new job and house! That's extremely exciting

I really like those wheels, finish and all. They fit the car perfectly!
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Congratulations on the new job and house! That's extremely exciting

I really like those wheels, finish and all. They fit the car perfectly!
Thanks, Tyler! I'm liking these wheels more and more each day.
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Wheels look great man! Perfect look for the FoST IMO.

Post up pictures of the garage!
Ask and you shall receive... I bought a 2/2.5 townhome. The garage is a single file two car garage that runs the entire length of the place. It's a little narrow in the front half, but opens up in the back... Please excuse the mess. I'm still unpacking boxes and trying to get organized.
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Those wheels are funky as hell.. love the look.
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Forget the wheels...I love that garage!
So Jealous!
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Dude, congrats on the pad!

Now get that home build thread up already
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Those wheels are funky as hell.. love the look.
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Forget the wheels...I love that garage!
So Jealous!
The garage was a big selling point for me. The price of this place was too good to pass up.
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Dude, congrats on the pad!

Now get that home build thread up already
Thanks man! The car is pretty much done so it's time to mod the house
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That garage!! Love it. Love the wheels as I mentioned twice on Facebook! haha They work well with ST.
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That garage!! Love it. Love the wheels as I mentioned twice on Facebook! haha They work well with ST.
Thanks! I'm very happy with them
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The gaskets came in for the center caps, so I popped them in this evening. I rushed out to take some pics right as the sun was setting. I lowered the front end another 1/4'' the other day and I'm very happy with how it sits. I'll be taking more this weekend. Enjoy!

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