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Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:25 pm PostPost subject: J5 WTF - Focus focus Focus
Jackstrath
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Hey all hows things , first post so be kind!

My names Jack , some will know me , others wont , some might know my car also

Long story short , My Car = My Life , worked my ass off at 17 > 18(going on 19) to get it , nothing other than my reg plate which was my 18th birthday pressy has been given to me.

Bought it on Friday the 13th of march 2009 when i was 18 , couldn't insure it when i was 18 so had to wait 2 months until i was 19 so i could. it sitting on the drive was the biggest tease in the world!

so this is a little story about my car and its progress to date, and future plans! , enjoy!


so like i said beging of 2009 i started looking for my new car, at 18 i was going through a JDM faz with a close mate having a 800bhp skyline , i was determined to go jap and get into that scene! , looked for a EP3 and started to find a few with my budget , but one think kept stopping me , INSURANCE! , young driver insurance is nuts , but aswell as wanting a new car , i had the speed bug in me so i dint want to go for something slow and JDM , it had to have a bit of get up and go about it!

long story short it turns out just about any import car is high on insurance for that reason, its a import! Sad , so the list was cut short to what i liked and could afford to buy and insure!

The RS was actually a laugh , i didnt think i would get insure due to the fact it was 1. a RS , 2. a Turbo! , but thanks to its CAT1 alarm , it was insurable !

took me 2 months to look for one i liked and this beauty turned up at blackburn, over my price range but justified due to the fact it only had 17k on the clock!

love at first sight! and i bought it!


m1 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

nothing wrong with it btw! i was just cleaning the engine bay!

like iv said above had to wait untill may to get behind the wheel!


m2 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

got to take my hat off to the previous owner , she was mint! lovely standard car and that was my plan to keep it standard! lol soon got side tracked! lol

took it along to a PH RR day at wallace where the car made a healthy looking 221bhp (213bhp standard)


m3 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

then i got into the polished bliss way of life and gave it a detail!


m4 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


m5 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

by this point it was on about 20k , thought it would be rude not to show off my "practically" concourse car ,so i did a few car shows with it!


m6 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

was also up a alford for the SIDC day just to show the car again , but i heard track was on so i went on just for fun! was a good laugh! (leaning over makes you go faster!)


m7 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

a wee vid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8jmu5R7LpY



another show


m8 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

now by now i had got a few things done to the RS's engine , decat full system , remap and a KN


m9 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

Much to my surprise she made 300bhp !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YgX7EgbumI



back on track at another SIDC day


m10 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LChIj3socco


Then came a big deal for me ! , after i had done them little sprints if you want to call it that , i wanted to go faster , rather than sit down and think about maby going to KH or that , i decided to go to the RING! lol

i spent about 2000 just on bits for the car to make sure it made it back , a heap of little bits that were bothering me and also some coilovers as i found on track i was moving a bout to much under braking ! not what you need at high speeds at the ring!

had a ace trip and made it back in one peice which is always a bonus!


m11 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

lapping in the rain!


m12 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


ace photo!


m13 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


little vid ! , i think this was my 6th lap, 9:45 i think was the time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682m0vrbzX8



, and that was it ! i was hooked on track days and speed!

so as soon as i got back , guess what! , SIDC day again! lol


m14 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

followed swiftly by a KH day!


m15 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

then because the car had been well behaved , and not cost me anything , i had a few coin sitting so bought a set of TD pro race 1.2's!


m16 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


m17 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


m18 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

and now i had a spaire set of rims i bought 2 slicks and fitted them for feutre track days!


m19 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

didnt have to wait long!


m20 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


m21 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


then got a hybrid turbo and 4-1 manifold on


main2122 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


m22 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfyONOj_exI

glowing mani!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4hvTm7vOK8

then i started to think more track!


m23 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

365mm AP racing disks and calipers were fitted! aka fooking big stoppers!

along with a pro200 seat and SD 6 point harness!


m24 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr



one final clean as i knew it was going to go down hill from here!


m25 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

also wheels got a make over and a full set of slicks!


m26 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


slicks and ap's!, tight!


m27 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

action shot!


m28 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsJm3GMlZ1k

keeping the GTR behind me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2GlZ0Z5bVY


Also did KH backwards , kinda hard and i dont like it if im honest! also had a off!


photo(31) by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr

opps!

vid 1 off at 2:15

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugt0ZLQG_l8

vid 2 nearly at 4:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pncqaf1r4iw

poor pic!


m29 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr




and the car as it sits today!


m30 by Jack Strathdee, on Flickr


also plan on doing Time Attack next year (just some OHW's)

Plans for the car!
Full poly bush the car w/powder coated everything w/new nuts and bolts
KW V1's or some AST or something custom
Adjustable rear camber arms
Adjustable top mounts of some sort (looking like evo mounts)
Vibra tech race mounts
3" BCS system
Front mount intercooler
Under floor swirl pot w/044 pump
Live Map by sarbe
7-point Safety Devices cage w/harness bars + cross door bars
Another pro2000 seat and harness
Rear defuser/flat floor
Flocked dash w/custom radio blank (made already)
WRC ex-Mcrae MSPORT bonnet (got)
Fiberglass rear boot
Poly carb windows
Sparco electric fire system
Electric cut off

I want 400bhp at least and similar ftlb's

will be updating in the next month or 2 while i save some coins!

hope you enjoyed it!


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Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:10 pm PostPost subject:
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Well hi jack, what a tasty focus you have there Laughing
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Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:40 pm PostPost subject:
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love the puke green/yellow wheels Laughing
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:24 am PostPost subject:
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Big fan of these, very nice car you have there.
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:25 am PostPost subject:
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Car is looking good Jack.
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:21 am PostPost subject:
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Very nice car mate, like the way you've approached the mods.

If you're modifying for Time Attack, you should consider SMRC Sports & Saloons too. With some weight loss think your lap times for B1 would be decent and would be good to have more company!
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:49 pm PostPost subject:
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what sort of laptime (normal direction KH) is it doing just now?

Possibly take off 1 to 0.5 a sec for slicks to semi slicks.

I really cant see why there isnt more FWD cars involved with SMRC/KMSC - esp in the B class where the likes of a 250+ bhp car with weight looked after should be there or there abouts.

NSCC seemed to have a lot more cars in their equivilent classes - M3's 106s etc
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:56 pm PostPost subject:
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Thanks guys Smile ,

Em don't fancy the salons , from the a pillars onwards the focus is worth easy 4.5k before paint ! lol and you can't get back quarters , still a bit to much money in the car to do that with ! Lol

Iv did a 59 seconds lap of kh the normal way (stopwatched), a 61-62 in reverse (taken of the video)

I don't know what class I'd be in and what I'd be up ageist if I did do it
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:21 pm PostPost subject:
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I remember speaking to you at the ring last year, I was in an ek9 back then. Nice car!
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:28 pm PostPost subject:
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this one?

if so hows things and hows the car? sounds like you have sold it?
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:46 pm PostPost subject:
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nice looking motor and loving the bright yellow alloys
should def do the TA as its a good experience or as AK says the SMRC rounds
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:59 pm PostPost subject:
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This thing would be pretty competitive in club FWD, quicker than the mini's and there's also a focus it would be on par with doing 59's.
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Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:03 pm PostPost subject:
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welcome jack,

i was chatting to your dad at the fast ford day,

i was down in my e30 and your dad lent me your tyre pressure gauge Smile

awesome focus!
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Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:46 pm PostPost subject:
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hey jack good to see on here Very Happy looking forward to us hitting the track again!
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Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:16 pm PostPost subject:
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Jackstrath wrote:


this one?

if so hows things and hows the car? sounds like you have sold it?


Yes thats the one! I was just a passenger in it, owner has now sold up and bought a celica Rolling Eyes
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