my focus needs power! - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Exclusive Vendor Discussions > Focus-Power Tuning

Focus-Power Tuning Discuss about forced induction upgrades and performance tuning for your Ford Focus.
Sponsored By: Focus-Power


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Fan#: 93684
Location: plano, TX
What I Drive: 2012,race red,SEL

Posts: 8
FF Reputation: 1 REDLIN3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Question my focus needs power!

Hey im new to the forum and i have had my 2012 focus for about 5 months now.
I really like this car but it lacks the power that i would like it to have, i have researched the basics like cold air intakes, ram intakes, full system exhaust, ect.
I would like a second opinion on some other stuff i could do to it to make it have the power it deserves.
Before you ask its not leased it is bought and i also know that it is a new car and parts for it will take a while unless i turn into a pro welder and start making my own parts.
thnks


REDLIN3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-09-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Fan#: 76353
Location: Memphrika, MS
What I Drive: 12 Sonic Blue SE 5Dr

Posts: 280
Points 274, Level 5
Points: 274, Level: 5 Points: 274, Level: 5 Points: 274, Level: 5
Level Up 48% Completed
Level up: 48% Level up: 48% Level up: 48%
Forum Activity 10%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
FF Reputation: 3 lowflyn Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Most "bolt-on" parts will not net you much actual power.

Basic bolt-ons will run you a few thousand at this point (intake, exhaust, tune) and net you a max of 50 hp on a good day and generous dyno.

Enjoy what you have and learn to live with it. It's a focus...not a race car.
__________________
12 Focus SE 5dr - DD
03 Mustang Cobra Vert 2552 of 5082 - slow

90 Mustang LX Vert - "7up"
04 Mustang GT - Stockish
94 Mustang V6 Vert - Broke
lowflyn is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2012, 09:38 PM   #3
FF Affiliate
 
1turbofocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1123
Location: Belmont, NC
What I Drive: 2000 ZX3 / 2002 SVT Turbocharged

Posts: 23,517
Points 55,598, Level 100
Points: 55,598, Level: 100 Points: 55,598, Level: 100 Points: 55,598, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 74%
Activity: 74% Activity: 74% Activity: 74%
FF Reputation: 155 1turbofocus Excellent Standing Member 1turbofocus Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (28)
There is no tuning yet for the 2012 and till there is tuning I wouldnt do anything to it

I have played with 3 2012 on my dyno and every part drasticly changed the fuel and or timing , leave it stock

Tom
__________________
Focus-Power: Your #1 Source for Ford Focus Speed, Tuning & Performance!

Customer Support
AIM: hpdyno
Email: hpdyno@aol.com
Phone: 704-249-3745
Site: focus-power.com

Elder 1turbofocus
1turbofocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Fan#: 91824
Location: Washington, MO
What I Drive: 2012 Race Red SE

Posts: 35
FF Reputation: 1 Baublitz Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
That's not really fair, I mean I really like these slightly cheaper cars because it allows you a little more money to put into it. Just because it's a Focus doesn't mean it's not my personal race car. But for now, leave your warranty in tact and think about a turbo in the future.
__________________
2012 Race Red Focus SE
-----------------------
Baublitz is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2012, 11:10 AM   #5
I <3 my SVT
 
drostedrummer89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Fan#: 69059
Location: Royal Oak, MI
What I Drive: 2002 Sonic SVT

Posts: 1,761
Points 5,199, Level 46
Points: 5,199, Level: 46 Points: 5,199, Level: 46 Points: 5,199, Level: 46
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 8 drostedrummer89 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
He didn't say leave it stock forever, if a tuner told you to leave your car stock, he'd be out of a job. Leave it stock until he can figure out to tune it, so you don't blow your engine from being too lean with an intake, exhaust and header.

Matt
__________________
Droste Drummer. Droste like Frosty.

00" Red ZX3: Volant, ported throttle body, titanium wrapped SVT header, 2.5" exhaust, Magnaflow res/muffler, FR UDP, Mac cam gears, Lowered 2", Koni's.
drostedrummer89 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-13-2012, 09:59 PM   #6
TURBO ZX3
 
ZXthrizzle05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Fan#: 24434
Location: Marysville, WA
What I Drive: 2012 Mazdaspeed 3, TURBO ZX3

Posts: 8,531
Points 52,008, Level 100
Points: 52,008, Level: 100 Points: 52,008, Level: 100 Points: 52,008, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 6 ZXthrizzle05 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (11)
U my friend are experiencing what I did back in 2005. I bought a brand new 05 duratec and there was NOTHing available for a few months. And the stuff that was available the cheapest was like 350 bux. My first mod was an intake from F2 and I didn't tune it and it ran fine. Not saying you should go that route. Please stick with what professionals are saying
__________________
FF MODERATOR
RISE AGAIN EGGYOLK302 WHP 274 WTQ ZETEC CREW #271
RIFF CREW
ZXthrizzle05 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-31-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Fan#: 94527
Location: Spring, TX
What I Drive: 2006 Pitch Black Zx4

Posts: 1
FF Reputation: 1 lizzx4 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I have a 2006 Focus Zx4 S. Want to make it faster, where should I start?
lizzx4 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #8
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 6,183
Points 8,487, Level 62
Points: 8,487, Level: 62 Points: 8,487, Level: 62 Points: 8,487, Level: 62
Level Up 13% Completed
Level up: 13% Level up: 13% Level up: 13%
Forum Activity 38%
Activity: 38% Activity: 38% Activity: 38%
FF Reputation: 27 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (15)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lizzx4 View Post
I have a 2006 Focus Zx4 S. Want to make it faster, where should I start?
Intake, exhaust and a tune for starters. You can go with a header after that and then get the car re-tuned (you can do these all at once of course too.)

Read the threads at the top of the page here
Or you can skip those and spend $$ on some forced induction
rambleon84 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #9
Focus Fanatic
 
mac.mogul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90409
Location: Wichita, KS
What I Drive: 2011 Sterling Grey SES Sedan

Posts: 3,840
Points 4,247, Level 41
Points: 4,247, Level: 41 Points: 4,247, Level: 41 Points: 4,247, Level: 41
Level Up 49% Completed
Level up: 49% Level up: 49% Level up: 49%
Forum Activity 6%
Activity: 6% Activity: 6% Activity: 6%
FF Reputation: 14 mac.mogul Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Sounds like the '12 Focuses are responding well to simple mods. I'm sure the wait will be well worth it.
__________________
2011 SES 5spd #006 >> SR #213

What other people think of me is none of my business.
mac.mogul is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2012, 10:30 PM   #10
Focus Addict
 
budpln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Fan#: 89951
Location: dracut, MA
What I Drive: 2008 red ses

Posts: 914
Points 2,810, Level 32
Points: 2,810, Level: 32 Points: 2,810, Level: 32 Points: 2,810, Level: 32
Level Up 40% Completed
Level up: 40% Level up: 40% Level up: 40%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 budpln Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
make it look nice for know do the power mods later.. thats what i have decided to do i dont want to lose my warranty..
budpln is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1