2016 Ford Focus ST

Post By: Spencer Lee

Date: 02/07/2024

The Story

This build started off as a daily driver with a few performance mods. Your typical Focus ST, bov, exhaust and crackle tune. Then I joined the Wisconsin ST Club on Facebook and that's when I knew I made a big mistake... I saw other local cars that were either built for performance or built for show. So, I did what any young car enthusiast does and started throwing money at the motor. After going FBO and on a E30 tune, I soon realized that speed and power was not the strong suit of the focus. I fell in love with this car so much I couldn't sell it after seeing that it wasn't the fast car I had always wanted. So I decided to go the show route with the car, and that's where the mod bug really started. Carbon engine bay covers, carbon steering wheel, carbon dash kits, carbon fiber EVERYTHING!! Bags, wheels, wrap, the whole nine yards. I couldn't leave anything stock on this car. After 4 years I've touched almost everything in the car except a few things. I still daily my car even in the Wisconsin winters. So far, my favorite car I've owned, and I've had zero regrets owning it!

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Anovia Kinetics 18x9.5 +38
  • Tires: Vircelli Strada II 225/40
  • Suspension: Airlift Performance Struts and Airlift Performance 3P management
  • Performance: Cobb Downpipe to a Thermal R&D Catback Exhaust
  • Performance: Depo Racing 3.5" Intercooler
  • Performance: 2J Racing Cowl Intake
  • Performance: Whiteline Sway Bar End Links, Steeda Front & Rear Sway Bars, and TB Performance Front Strut Tower Brace
  • Exterior: KPMF Gloss Red-Black Iridescent & Hexis Gloss Black Wrap
  • Exterior: Rhino Rack Euro Roof Rack and Rhino Rack Zenith Cargo Box
  • Exterior: Chrome Headlights and Clear Tail Lights
  • Exterior: Vega Multi Piece Aero Kit (V1.5)
  • Exterior: Lit Logos LED ST Badge, Velossa Tech Big Mouth with Lit Kit, and LowGlow Underglow
  • Interior: Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel, Carbon Fiber Dash Kit, Carbon Fiber Sub Box Cover, Carbon Fiber Arm Rest, and Carbon Fiber Steering Column Cover
  • Interior: Black Suede Headliner with Twinkling Stars
  • Interior: Braum Orue Series Racing Seats w/ Red Harnesses. Cipher Harness Bar

Planned Upgrades

  • Interior: Custom Carbon Fiber Pillar Overlays and Trunk Walls