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yep the rumors are true...andysautosport.com has a kit for the 3rd gen...just letting you fellow 3rd gen's know
 

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Hey everybody! Let's spend tons of money on trying to fool stupid people into believing that we don't drive such horrible cars! That's a great idea!!!
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imo, if it doesn't make your car faster, it isn't worth buying. period.

nice looking kit though. notice I said looking...
edit: it actually isn't that expensive.
It's a shame that all these bodykits have that huge intercooler vent. Do they not realize that the stock 3rd gen escort is NOT turbocharged? This seems like it would add a ton of drag/noise/instability to the car. I really wish that somebody made a bodykit without that. The cosworth RS front bumper is very tasteful and understated... I wish somebody made something more like that. sigh.
 

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That Buddy club kit makes me wanna get a ZX2 and buy that kit. That is sweet as hell. and for 900 bucks...cheap as hell too.

The most expensive kit I saw on there was $1199, (Combat Bomb for the ZX2, which I don't like the front all that much) still that's pretty cheap for a FULL body kit like that.
 

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Yes, I'd have to say that if someone developed a Cossie RS front bumper I'd snatch it up. I know one site that does it but they're in the UK and it seems rather expensive. I just want the front bumper and lower wing section, and maybe the front 1/4 panels....

It seems like all of the Cossie RS replica styling I see for escorts is for Mk 3 and 4's :/ (of course I have no idea if those are the same as ours or whatever)
 

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but the headlights DO make me faster at night. I can see things further away (the BMW lights throw so much better than the stock lights) and they also allow me to see deer/skunks and other things so I don't have to worry about slamming into stuff I can't see.

Stock lights are a pain. Ford should have made the option to upgrade those horrible lights to something decent. They're dangerous they're so bad. Especially when you drive at 30mph over the speed limit :)
 

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siragan said:
It's a shame that all these bodykits have that huge intercooler vent. Do they not realize that the stock 3rd gen escort is NOT turbocharged?
neither is a stock 2nd gen GT...and there's a big hole down there. hey heres's an id ea, lets citiricize everything. oh wait here's another, lets' not...but we can dump our GTs and get a Honda! :lol:

People that can afford body kits can afford to turbocharge their car. Ever thingk abotu that one greg?? :wink:
 

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siragan said:
but the headlights DO make me faster at night. I can see things further away (the BMW lights throw so much better than the stock lights) and they also allow me to see deer/skunks and other things so I don't have to worry about slamming into stuff I can't see.

Stock lights are a pain. Ford should have made the option to upgrade those horrible lights to something decent. They're dangerous they're so bad. Especially when you drive at 30mph over the speed limit :)
you do realise stock escort lamps are adjustable? i have no poroboelm seeing things rahter far arway...I've done 115 mph with no problem seeing anything. As far as I can tellyyou're wihining and alone on the topic. sorry! :eek:
 

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Alright alright... yeah I come down hard on pretty much everything, and I know I'm going to run into people who hate me and tons of criticism, but you'd have to admit, it would be nice to see a front bumper kit that at least had the option of a more subdued ventilation system. I wonder how a kit affects the Cd.

And comeon, how sweet is this:
http://home.twcny.rr.com/rensguns/lowgood2.jpg
 

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That looks 90% badfreakin ass man. Get some HID or xenon driving lamps under those headlights and it'll look pissed. The lamps in the position they are remind me of a sabre tooth tiger or something...just looks...pissed...i dunno. That's just too much custom fabrication for me at this point. :wink:
 

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I have to ask... what is everyone fascination with the "blind the hell out of the oncoming traffic" headlights!? It's sooo dang annoying. I mean I live in the 5th largest city in the US. It takes about 1 1/2 hours driving on the freeway at 70mph to go from one end to the other with nothing but solid city. You don't need your headlights on with the streetlights let alone this friggin new things. All it does is blind the oncoming traffic. I don't get it. Even out of the city yeah I use my high beams when there is no oncoming traffic or people in front of me. What a concept... high beams!?

Maybe someone can explain it to me better? or is this just a new form of "yeah mines bigger"... or brighter in this case.
 

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US Escort headlights were designed using the same basic US DOT specs that were developed something like 40 years ago. According to the DOT, a certain amount of light from an incandescent bulb (30% I believe) has to be thrown above the horizontal center and a certain amount of light has to be thrown down within the first 5 feet of the car. They figured this was to help other cars see your lights :roll:

The europeans actually did some reasearch into the physiology of light beam patterns and found that a horizontal cutoff with a little light thrown above the horizontal to the right (or left for England) to illuminate the sides of the road, while minimizing the light thrown at oncoming drivers, was a much superior pattern than that of US headlights (which have no sharp cut-offs and can be seen as blobs of light when).

In the last 10 years, car makers have started to work on beam patterns that mimmick the euro patterns, yet still adhere to DOT rules. The headlights my family's subarus are so far superior to the headlights on my escort, it's not even funny. They throw less light into oncoming traffic and more onto the road and the right side.

A true HID beam (non-incandescent) must have a sharp horizontal cut-off all the way across (and automatic headlight levelers) because of their intense light output. If you install HID systems into the old style US headlights you'll be shining a rediculous amount of light at oncomming traffic.
 

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egtdude said:
I have to ask... what is everyone fascination with the "blind the hell out of the oncoming traffic" headlights!?
egtdude... you obviously don't live in potsdam NY. The cows and deer outnumber the people here. In town I'll flick on my parking lights and fog lights... I don't even have any need for headlights. But when I get out of town, the headlights get put on. I completely agree, HIDs and even the E36 lights I have are a waste if you're in the city. In the adirondacks and "in the country" where I live, trees absolutely "eat" the light up... you need friggin bright lights if you want to be able to see the wildlife and other hazards on the road. For me, they're well worth it. If you live in the city, I wouldn't buy them because you really have absolutely no use for them. I agree completely with you.
 

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with your new avatar or whatever I hope I have stock headlights when I see you Or dont see you :wink: (Siragan) Walking down the sidem of the road you've turned into a complete @$$hole lately you need to chill out
 

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Sorry about hijacking the thread there...didn't mean to make this go way off topic into a lighting topic...

I actually went to ford.com and customized a ZX2 seeing what it would cost me just so I could have that body kit. :lol:
 
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