Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - SCT Tunes New ST - 253whp, 323wtq @2400 RPM
View Single Post
Old 10-03-2012, 04:45 PM   #20
Focus Fanatic
swansong's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Fan#: 83576
Location: Appleton, WI
What I Drive: 2004 Subaru WRX Wagon

Posts: 1,548
Points 2,487, Level 30
Points: 2,487, Level: 30 Points: 2,487, Level: 30 Points: 2,487, Level: 30
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 12 swansong Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Good to see some positive tuning results out of the supposedly "untuneable" ST! This is good news!

Originally Posted by 1turbofocus View Post
I will be offering tuning very soon
This is better news!

Turbo is the big issue , the turbo is undersized and this isnt a bad thing , my guess is because it would make the RS look bad to come out with HP the same as the ST
Does anyone know if the turbo in the ST is the same one used in the other 2.0L Ecoboost engines? If so, my though is that the turbo was chosen so that would do everything well, i.e. it would have the torque that the Escape needs, the power that the ST needs, and be civilized and durable enough for everyday use. Sure, a bigger turbo might mean greater top end HP, but it would likely sacrifice the tremendous low end torque, reliability, lag-free response, and linear power delivery that the small turbo provides. For every day use, I'll take torque over HP any day.
Mine: 2004 Subaru WRX Wagon: 116k, WRB
Gone: 2002 SVT, #1654

Hers: 2012 Focus Ti Sedan: 67k, SGM, Manual
swansong is offline  
    Reply With Quote