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Old 06-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #1294
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I have been doing a lot of research with the ST. Now I am getting old and dont recall every thing, but on Facebook (ST site) or somewhere, Ford mentioned that Ecoboost set up, came on strong and stayed there. They went over some HP/TQ stuff. Down side is I know little about turbos, but from what Ford said the turbo and parts were tuned to hit a set HP/TQ and stay in that area. It sounded like they made a 300 HP/ 325 TQ vehicle and then detuned it for a few reasons to where it makes set power longer vs a peak and then just drop.

Time will tell, but Ford says it will hold the power band. I think tuners might make this car a monster and hope Ford beefed up the Ecoboosts well. As of now the ST seems like the best buy.
Overboost, thats what I was reading about.

Ford Focus ST increases acceleration through factory “overboost” turbo feature that extends torque curve from 3,000 rpm to 4,500 rpm for up to 15 seconds
Turbo tuned to decrease response time and increase power throughout rev range
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