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Old 03-07-2016, 04:29 AM   #1
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Hello all. I am wanting to get a lil more out of my 2011 Focus SES. I love my car. I currently have it lowered with eibach springs with kyb struts. Looks good. I put on a typhoon intake. Magna flow exhaust. A sct flash tune from a local shop. Car sounds nice. Has good throttle response, but now I'm wanting more!!!

Race headers I'm thinking....
Fsworks 4-1?

If I add the headers and tune. What gains will I see?

Should I get anything along with the headers...
Cams?

New gears?

Last. Is there a turbo for auto? Is it worth it?

I'm sure all the above but really looking for other 2011 focus owners to see what's best. Ant info will help. Sorry kinda all over with the post.

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You live in California, so I don't think you can add a header. You could do a flex back system. A '05-'07 st mani/cat flows better then the 20 mani/cat so that'd help. Add a pr of mild cams such as Cranes stage 1's. Add Eibach's f/r sway bar kit= 22/25mm bars, I'd also upgrade your front brakes w/ svt rotors/ calipers, direct bolt on.
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You live in California, so I don't think you can add a header. You could do a flex back system. A '05-'07 st mani/cat flows better then the 20 mani/cat so that'd help. Add a pr of mild cams such as Cranes stage 1's. Add Eibach's f/r sway bar kit= 22/25mm bars, I'd also upgrade your front brakes w/ svt rotors/ calipers, direct bolt on.
I've got a friend who lives in Cali (LA) who just put a header on his... Doesn't have to get it inspected (smog) for a year though. You could always put the stock one back on and reflash once a year for smog.

Otherwise, like Felix says, sway bars and brakes are an excellent upgrade for these cars.

As for the automatic cars and turbos, I'm building an auto turbo car right now, albiet the mk1.5 2005 with the 4 speed auto.
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Any links for the sway kit and the svt rotor caliper.

Thank you for the advice.

I'm thinking of heads tho.... Think it will complete the car. Or what else is there to give me that lil love.
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Your mods and the ATX would like my custom tune very much , I can change th shift and psi for firmer shifts and when it shifts and much much more , you will also see ssome gained HP and TQ and most say small MPG gains

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Your mods and the ATX would like my custom tune very much , I can change th shift and psi for firmer shifts and when it shifts and much much more , you will also see ssome gained HP and TQ and most say small MPG gains

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I'm actually excited to see your ATX tune in action on my turbo car Tom. Will be ready to tune in a few weeks.
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You live in California, so I don't think you can add a header. You could do a flex back system. A '05-'07 st mani/cat flows better then the 20 mani/cat so that'd help. Add a pr of mild cams such as Cranes stage 1's. Add Eibach's f/r sway bar kit= 22/25mm bars, I'd also upgrade your front brakes w/ svt rotors/ calipers, direct bolt on.
I am thinking to get the FSWERKS turbo for my car, what cams would you suggest for that, I am wondering how long stock cams will last on 11 PSI Stage 2 turbo.
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You wouldn't want to change cams for a turbo build (works well with stock cams) and they'll last indefinitely. There is NO extra wear to cams associated with a turbo.

Aggressive cams for N/A do NOT work well with a Turbo setup, special ones for the purpose are relatively 'mild' and are not needed for a typical basic build like you mention.
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You live in California, so I don't think you can add a header. You could do a flex back system. A '05-'07 st mani/cat flows better then the 20 mani/cat so that'd help. Add a pr of mild cams such as Cranes stage 1's. Add Eibach's f/r sway bar kit= 22/25mm bars, I'd also upgrade your front brakes w/ svt rotors/ calipers, direct bolt on.
Svtf rotors and calipers are bolt on for the 08+ Mr.Kittycat?
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