Manny Carreto - 2018 Ford Focus ST
The reason behind why I chose to build a stance/show car was because of my close friend, Jaleel. I remember him showing me his bagged and wrapped Acura TL.
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2018 Ford Focus ST
My name is Manny Carreto and I’m from Concord, North Carolina. I am currently a quick lube tech at Ben Mynatt Chevrolet and I own a bagged Focus ST.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been around cars that eventually bloomed my love and passion for them. Whether it was watching movies about cars or playing with toy cars around the house, I always had a love for them. As I grew up during my early middle school years, I remember all of my brother’s friends having nice 350z’s, g35’s and other captivating modified cars. When I got my first job, I knew exactly what I was saving up for. As I was deciding on which car I should buy, I saw a Focus ST come into my job and from that point on I knew I wanted to get a Focus ST.
The reason behind why I chose to build a stance/show car was because of my close friend, Jaleel. I remember him showing me his bagged and wrapped Acura TL. I instantly fell in love with it. Everything from his trunk set-up, his eye-catching orange wrap, and airing out everywhere he went... is what inspired me to build a stance/show car. What I like most about the car scene is getting to meet new people every day through the car.
For anyone looking to buy a Focus ST, Do it! The car has been so good to me. It’s a fantastic option for your first build or daily driver. What makes it so unique is not often do you see someone building a stanced focus. Where I live I mainly see track setups or rally setups. So, it’s something different than what people are normally used to seeing. I’ve had a mockup of what I wanted my Focus to look like ever since I got the car. Finally putting the pieces together and seeing my plans to reality is such a great feeling as I’m looking at my driveway.
My future plans for the car are just simply getting a nice set of 3-piece wheels and a wrap within the next few months. Other than the small changes like a rear valance, and working on my interior or other small modifications I plan on adding in the future, I love how the car currently sits and I don’t plan on changing it anytime soon. Maybe when I’m bored... I’ll widebody it when the time is right.
For the most part, a local shop, Exclusive Auto Garage, did most of my work due to the fact I hardly ever have time. Although they have helped me so much, I do keep up with my own maintenance and simple modifications that do not take much time out of my day in the shop in which I work, along with the help of my closest friends. For detailing, I mainly wash the car myself in my driveway but when I need that showroom finish for an upcoming show, I go to my close friend, Brock, at High Definition Detailing. He’s done everything from ceramic coating my wheels to getting me ready with a full-paint correction and sealant for my first show at Slammedenuff Myrtle Beach. He’s been a big help at answering any questions I have and has been my go-to guy when I need that showroom finish. Overall, this build has been created by some of the best businesses along with the help of some of my closest friends. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world.
Shout out to the quick lube boys, Jaleel, Brock, Hard.PSD, United States of Stance Fam and everyone that’s either helped with the build or has supported me throughout it!
- CNT Catless Downpipe
- AWE Track Catback Exhaust
- Turbo Smart BOV
- Cobb Accessport
- Stratified 93 Tune
- Maxton V1 Front Lip
- Project Motorsports Front Splitter
- Project Motorsports Side Skirt Extensions
- Custom Gold “ST” emblems
- Custom White and Gold Ford emblems
- Thule Roof Rack
- Thule Cargo Box
- Custom Sequential Mirror Turn Signals
- Spyder Taillights
- 2% Tint all around
- 25% Windshield Tint
- Rally Armour Mud Flaps
- Custom Wing Risers
Wheels and Suspension
- Air Lift 3p
- Aodhan Ds02’s
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