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Hello all. I just picked up my Fusion last night, pretty much an impulse buy. Previously I had a 2002 SVT Focus (CAI, ORP, Fidanza flywheel, CM clutch, Mac motor mounts, 65mm throttle body, MSD coil/wires, blah blah blah), and it broke constantly.

I didn't really want the Tungsten color, but it was the only v6 with leather that the car lot had. I don't plan to mod this car performance wise, aside from maybe a CAI or shortram to give the car a little more tone.
As for the exterior, I'd like to eventually lower the car 1"-1.5" and throw on some 18's, probably a mesh style wheel like the Racing Hart C2's. I'd also like to either tint the taillights or put on some Milan taillights (I assume they fit?) because I'm definitely not a big fan of the chrome tails.

I realize that my resistance to motor modifications probably won't last too long, but if(when) I do decide to add to it, I'll keep it pretty mild (I/H/E/Tune)

However, for knowledge sake, are there any simple or great bang for the buck mods for these cars? (other than the airbox tube removal, haha)
 

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congrats...

good move trading in the SVT. my mom had one and in the 3 years/22,000 miles she had it the interior was out, the motor was out, the tranny was rebuilt, the clutch was replaced (she isnt tough on them, she drives trucks for a living), the blower fan was replaced, the front bumper and rear hatch area had to be repainted... that thing had mor probs then it was worth. But it was a ton of fun to drive.

And the Milan tail lights will NOT fit. they are completely different.
 

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Congrats on your new ride- I have the same exterior color with light gray interior. It was my favorite color. Rims and springs sound like a good idea- wish I had the $$ to do it myself. For performance, I would recommend you read the thread on the Jusnes PCM flash- everyone that has it seems to love it.
 

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[quote author=jaydez link=topic=63631.msg1092382#msg1092382 date=1164803521]
congrats...

good move trading in the SVT. my mom had one and in the 3 years/22,000 miles she had it the interior was out, the motor was out, the tranny was rebuilt, the clutch was replaced (she isnt tough on them, she drives trucks for a living), the blower fan was replaced, the front bumper and rear hatch area had to be repainted... that thing had mor probs then it was worth. But it was a ton of fun to drive.

And the Milan tail lights will NOT fit. they are completely different.
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My SVT was a trouble maker too. 4 Clutches, 1 Tranniy, 2 flywheels, 2 starters, 2 radiator hoses, 1 alternator, 1 wheel speed sensor, and both rear lower control arms...in 62,000 miles in 4 years. It dyno'd 167/141 with intake and ORP though...bastard car, haha.


As for the taillights; are there any other taillight options? Or should I just plan to tint the stockers?
 

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Hah, I'll be another owner with an SVT Focus. I had a 2002 in Sonic Blue and was the first reported owner with the whole flywheel-clutch drama. Had the dealer buy back the car, basically. It blew on my mother and I while leaving WalMart in january in Washington DC in sub-freezing temps. Bullshit. Other than that, it was an awesome little car. Noting made me smile quite like it. I had the VF-Engineering Motor Mounts, AEM Long Tube CAI, custom dual exhaust with magnaflow dual-wall tips and that was about it.
 

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I have the same Tungsten color and LOVE it, it's very uniqe and the color looks different sometimes, sometime more purple, sometime more Charcoal/Silver looking ect....
 
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