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Stephen Forbes

A lot of thought has gone into Stephen Forbes' purchase of the 2013 Ford Focus SE Sedan. “I chose the Focus because I've always had a soft spot for Ford and racing pedigree in brands,” writes Forbes. “So the Focus name carries with it thoughts of lessons learned at historic rallies fused into my econobox. I also chose it thinking I may make it the first car I've actually modified, and I wanted something people wouldn't expect, and that might stand out as unique just for what it is.” Forbes has since modified the Focus with an AEM cold air intake, custom GT 2.5-inch dual pipe cat-back exhaust and KSport coilovers, to name a few. There’s also plenty more planned for the future, including the installation of ST brakes with slotted rotors, upgraded pads, front whisker delete and a Mercedes AMG paddle shifter, as well as a replacement dual-clutch MTX-75 manual transmission.

Owner: Stephen Forbes
Location: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle: 2013 Ford Focus SE Sedan
Horsepower: 175-183 whp (estimated)
Club: Chozen Customz

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Stephen Forbes 
Twitter: sjdForbes 
Instagram: forbsio 

Photography by Daniel Kanary.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
AEM cold air intake
Upgraded 2/3 motor mounts

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EXHAUST:
Magnaflow Hi Flo header
Custom GT 2.5-inch dual pipe cat-back

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Custom 91 octane tune
In-dash Android-running torque

DRIVELINE:
OEM

WHEELS & TIRES:
Rebel Devil Customs, 8.5-inch
Falken Azenis

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
KSport coilovers
Whiteline adjustable sway bar (r)
Kyle Deyoung strut bar (r)

BRAKES:
OEM

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EXTERIOR:
Zetec front grill & side skirts
DownforceUSA front lip
3dCarbon rear valance
Painted fog bezels
Ford emblem delete (r)
Completely debadged

LIGHTING:
Long Ding HID headlights w/ PIAA Armor Yellow Vinyl fog lights
Custom wired LED taillights
LED reflectors

INTERIOR:
Ford OEM Recaro ST2 Tangerine Scream seats
RedlineGoods leather (armrest cover, shift boot, door inserts w/ yellow stitching)
Painted interior trim
BlackCatCustoms yellow gauge faces
3-D vinyl trim placements
Gray dash mat

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
JVC double-din
Kaption Audio components and tweeters in doors on 600W RMS
12-inch subwoofers on 400W RMS (x2)

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COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Northern Showdown Custom Car & Truck Show - Top 50
Torque Modified - 3rd Place: Best Ford
GrassRoots ShownShine - 3rd Place: Best Domestic
Niagara Tuner & Truck Expo - Top 3

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
“I can't pin it to one, but I can summarize in saying the exterior styling. Over the last couple of years the look of the car has continuously evolved and caused me to meet, chat with and become friends with a whole new world of people [through] the car enthusiast scene. So I'd have to pick the exterior looks overall because it gets a lot of conversations going, which turn to laughs, handshakes and good times. Adding power the the car ain't bad though.”

SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS / MECHANICS:
GT Customs Exhaust
Tom's Tune
Ritson Auto Collision