Originally Posted by DoomsdayFAN
Uhg, yeah, that's my problem. Every time I think about this, I want to sell my Focus and go buy a different car. One that'll be a hell of a lot faster.
But the Foc runs good, and mod'ing it would be fun. I just know it wouldn't make me all that fast, which just kills me to know that. So, I don't know what to do.
Also, here in Cali the highest rated fuel we have is 91 (out of 87 - 89 - 91), so what if I had my tuner tune me to 91 gas? How much difference would that make?
Wouldn't matter what 4 cyl you had, it takes money to make power and speed. They were never meant (at least us models) to be speed deamons without alot of work and money. And you being in cali raises other problems such as emissions and inspections. Get tiring after awhile taking parts off and putting them back on every time the car was up for inspection or you got sent to a ref.
A tune on 91 would help some since the timing could be raised a bit but on a stock car dont think it would give you a seat of the pants difference in feel, a little but nothing much. a cai and dyno tune to start would be your best dollar per grin factor experience. let it breath easier before doing anything else.