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We have been working on this Ford Focus ST project car since January. From day 1, we wanted to create something with an aggressive stance, improved styling, and some giddy-up power. After blowing off all the dust from its long stint as a R&D mule in the shop, we gave her a bath and shine to take some initial photos of the Ford Focus ST. Now first we have to say that we have kept the carbon parts raw so people can see that they are “made from carbon”. The add on fender flares we built to accomondate our 19×10 +15mm Niche wheels with 265/35/19 Falken tires and our soon to be shot, Work Wheels Meister 18×10 +15mm wheels with Toyo 265/35/18 tires. Even with the KW coilover suspension, the Focus ST needed “more low” to get that tucked look. So we modified the rear springs and to avoid any rubbing (which there would have been), we trimmed the rear fender arches. The front was able to be lowered with no issues and we did not need to trim the wheel wells.

The rear features are carbon fiber strake diffuser and undertray. This rear component starts from the rear suspension arms and covers the entire bottom to where the fins fit on the back of the bumper lip. Because of how this product is made and not integrated into the lip, we would consider this a race part. The undertray with bracket supports fit nicely on the bottom of the car keeping airflow laminar and protecting that new exhaust system.

Up front we have a complete replacement front grill. The factory honeycomb style front grill is actually non pourus in several spots blocking much needed airflow to the cars radiator and intercooler. The factory grill pops out from the back of the bumper when removed revealing an entire opening as a canvas. Instead of a steel mesh type insert like Grill Craft or other grill companies, we chose to make a front fit grill that gives the Focus ST a Steven Tyler mouth! The full carbon fiber grill features an outside beveled edge that can be siliconed or 3m taped in place using its molded edges. The grill is divided into 2 sections to still keep the front bumper beam hidden. The top features 3 rows of quarter size holes with a black mesh backing where the bottom has 4 rectangle openings to give more airflow to the Focus powerplant. In addition to the grill, we have created a small addon center lip to keep the front more rounded. This piece slides into place and uses the factory push clips to secure it on.

Currently we are working on a rear waist spoiler and front bumper side splitters to complement the rest of the aero accessories. We do have a couple other of these first article items available for cars to spread the love. If interested, contact [email protected] and send a photo of your Focus ST in. So right now the big question is, the wheels…

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Grill Looks mean!
 

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Still not digging the grill. The whole mouth thing just takes away from the car IMO. Maybe if the bumper was cut to look more like a RS and then your grill idea it would look better. But hey everyone has their own taste and opinions lol. Everything else though is nice!

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I like everything...teal or black wheels. I do think that if you left the wheels teal, I'd personally prefer all the black accents to be painted to match the red of the car though...I think the 3 different colors kind of throws it off. If you go with black wheels then all the black body pieces look okay as is.

I'm with everyone else on the grill. It looks aggressive, but it needs the lower splitters to really finish the look. I think once you have those on there it will complete it.

I like what you've done with the car...but a lot of these body items are gonna be hard sales with the car this new. It's tough for a guy to rip into brand new fenders to add the overfenders and make necessary room for those massive wheels. Maybe if the car was 3-5 years old and paid off it would be a little more do-able...but I personally couldn't do that much alteration at this stage. The other bolt ons are on my to-do list though.
 

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I don't like the blue wheels.

I think what bothers me about the grill is that raised "lip" around the outside.

I like the flares and the stance of the vehicle.
 

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Not a fan of the grill, it looks thrown together. The rear is nice and the flares are nice. Not a fan of the black wheels with the Falken logo's as it makes the car look racey but it actually isn't. The lip around the front grill looks like cologen injection gone bad. Less is more on the front, it is already too busy and complicated from the factory. Try using a large woven mesh in black for the front, like the RS MKI grill insert.

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maybe try something like Audi is using:

 

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Like the rear of the car but not the accentuated "lips" of the fish mouth. Black wheels. Dont think teal looks good on any part of this car. Teal is preppy and trendy ..maybe on the interior ambient lighting but even red and blue are better there as well.
 

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The lips around the grill I don't like. I do however like the teal wheels. They look great with the red and are very unique. It stands out in a good way. However something about the black just makes it look more aggressive.

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Rear looks good....Black wheels are the wheel of choice here.

Now the front....not digging it at all. Looks like a catfish. Tires/wheels too wide, can really see this in the straight on view. The Carbon needs to go all the way down to the end of the bumper. Not stop where the bumper starts, looks incomplete. Would give the wheels the tucked in look. Right now they look like they belong on 90's mini truck.

The grill.... get rid of the lip all the way around, looks like a$$. The use of holes on upper then just squares on lower looks funny together. Does not look cohesive. It needs to be the same on upper and lower. I'm all for trying to be different, but this just doesn't work.

After a second look, the rear Carbon looks in complete also. Needs to go all the way down also, to the bottom of the bumper. It just stops. Other than that....looks just right in the rear.
 

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That grill is awful lol. The rest isnt bad. Only things I dont like is the way the flares stop, they just end and it looks incomplete. Like you forgot to put side skirts on.

Also you said you didnt cut the fronts but did the rear. Did you weld and reseal the rear sheetmetal?
 

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Hey coneklr
We are definitely getting mixed reviews on the grill but in person it looks pretty cool. We did have to cut into the metal front and rear then we used panel bond to seal it all up, The flares cut off just like on the WRC cars and that is the look we where going for. Also wanted to add we have a complete second set with flares,rear diffuser/underpanel, grill, and chin lip as seen pics. PM me if anyone is interested in details...
That grill is awful lol. The rest isnt bad. Only things I dont like is the way the flares stop, they just end and it looks incomplete. Like you forgot to put side skirts on.

Also you said you didnt cut the fronts but did the rear. Did you weld and reseal the rear sheetmetal?
 

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I really like the wider lower stance. It looks mean. But that grill...I'm not trying to be snarky, but it really does remind me of this guy....

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