Project 10

With P5 put back to stock, and sold, I was in the market for another vehicle. I sill have P9, but I found myself feeling quiet guilty about using it everyday. While I don’t drive my cars hard daily, I do use them… a lot… and for many different things. I figured since I already had owned a mk3 Focus ST, and the RS was out of my price range, I’d try something different. I wanted something focus-ish, but with more room. I was immideatly led to the Ford Escape. I liked the interior, but it didn’t seem as big on the inside as it looked on the outside. The interior space wasn’t that much more than a Focus Hatch, and it had too much of a soccer mom look to it. I work at a Ford dealership and I’ve seen Transit Connects many times, but I never really looked at one closely. The dealership was going to get a new shuttle van for serivce and they pulled out a fully loaded Titanium from somewhere in the back lot. I looked at it and was impressed. It’s basically a focus chassis, and there was a ton of space. After building one on-line on the Ford website, I built a #unminivan that I saw potential.

2016 Ford Transit Connect
Short Wheel Base (SWB)
1.6L Ecoboost 4cyl
Oxford White

Major Plans/upgrades:

  • Manual Transmission swap
  • Fifteen52 Turbomacs
  • Focus RS Brembo front brake upgrade
  • Coilovers
  • M-Sport Spoiler
  • M-Sport front bumper cover
  • MK2 Focus RS Hood Vents
  • Focus ST front seats (Blue Insert ST2)
  • Lightly upgraded stereo
  • Other Various stuff and things
  • Borla Exhaust
  • Tune
  • Black Painted Roof
  • Add OEM Roof Rails and rack

Already Completed upgrades/modifications:

  • MK3 Focus RS Air Box with K&N Air Filter element
  • Fiesta ST Engine Cover
  • Mountune Silicone Intake Tube (red)
  • Boomba Bypass Valve
  • Focus ST Wheels (snowflakes in Rado Gray)

 

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