Dyno on August 2nd @ McNews - how much boost to tune for? - 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

View Poll Results: What boost level should I run/ tune for?
10 PSI and keep it safe safe safe! (220-230whp 5 41.67%
Tune for 15 (Track, with 100 octane) and 12psi for Street (240-260whp) 3 25.00%
Tune for 18psi (Track, 100 octane) and 15 for the street (280-300whp) 4 33.33%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-26-2006, 11:06 PM   #1
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Fan#: 19248
Location: Bel Air, MD
What I Drive: 2006 Subaru WRX STi

Posts: 666
FF Reputation: 1 mike 1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
Dyno on August 2nd @ McNews - how much boost to tune for?

Im going to McNews august 2nd for my final tune. I am now intercooled and I am going to up the boost. I want to tune for 18psi but run 15. My 'voice of reason' tells me tune for 15, run 12. (using the 'tune for' as a track only boost level).

So, what should I do? CAN I DO 18psi SAFELY on 10.2:1 Compression? I would LOVE to have the ~300whp dyno chart, but not at the expense of my motor. If I dont have to worry, then I'll go that route....

So, what do the experts say?

I know Ive beaten this to death, but I want to be sure and set in stone for the dyno session..


__________________
____________

Mike S.
mike 1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-27-2006, 03:21 AM   #2
Focus Enthusiast
 
Dathlok X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 14636
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
What I Drive: 2003 SVTF Eurotrash Edition

Posts: 298
FF Reputation: 1 Dathlok X Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I voted 18 PSI..... DBAP
__________________
2003 COMP ORANGE EUROTRASH SVTF
Dathlok X is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2006, 07:10 AM   #3
FF Affiliate
 
1turbofocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1123
Location: Belmont, NC
What I Drive: 2000 ZX3 / 2002 SVT Turbocharged

Posts: 23,085
Points 54,029, Level 100
Points: 54,029, Level: 100 Points: 54,029, Level: 100 Points: 54,029, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 54%
Activity: 54% Activity: 54% Activity: 54%
FF Reputation: 154 1turbofocus Excellent Standing Member 1turbofocus Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (28)
I have a few making 300+ on 93 and a stock engine , the 100 octane OR BETTER is allways a plus for higher boost

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 online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2006, 03:15 PM   #4
Focus Enthusiast
 
03_SVTFoci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Fan#: 26814
Location: PA
What I Drive: 05 Red SRT-4

Posts: 166
FF Reputation: 1 03_SVTFoci Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
First, I'd like to start off by saying that I totally misread that you've got Tom's kit and not a JRSC. My bad. Anyway, I voted for the conservative rule of thumb and since I have one car that is running FI, I speak from personal experience. Yeah, its not the Focus, although I'd like to do some power adder in the near future. As for keeping it conservative, I've had my car tuned 3 times so far and each time, I've opted to go conservative. Yeah, I'd like to have be able to show off the "impress me" numbers but I want my motor to last and be reliable. In any case, I at least know that keeping it safer just means that its got more left in it. Heck, my last tune was only taken to 5600rpm and the tuner agreed that we could "easily" surpass 500RWHP but then I'd only be on STOCK BLOCK borrowed time. Good luck with whatever you decide. Shoot, I'd like to just see what my Focus puts down stock before making my planned mods. Might have to check this McNews place out.
__________________
05 Neon SRT-4 stock
Pitch Black 2003 SVTF ZX3
#674 of 3985
SOLD
FOR SALE 93LX 5.0: H/C/I/Exhaust/Vortech/IC
481 RWHP/455 RWTQ 5600RPM, pump gas, 11:5 A/F, NO LT's
03_SVTFoci is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2006, 03:35 PM   #5
Focus Enthusiast
 
03_SVTFoci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Fan#: 26814
Location: PA
What I Drive: 05 Red SRT-4

Posts: 166
FF Reputation: 1 03_SVTFoci Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
mike 1 -

BTW, I just checked out McNews and I must say that they are on my list of soon to be visited shops for the Foci.
__________________
05 Neon SRT-4 stock
Pitch Black 2003 SVTF ZX3
#674 of 3985
SOLD
FOR SALE 93LX 5.0: H/C/I/Exhaust/Vortech/IC
481 RWHP/455 RWTQ 5600RPM, pump gas, 11:5 A/F, NO LT's
03_SVTFoci is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2006, 06:42 PM   #6
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Fan#: 19248
Location: Bel Air, MD
What I Drive: 2006 Subaru WRX STi

Posts: 666
FF Reputation: 1 mike 1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
..as they should be! Tom and Ray (McNews) work very well together. Tom is the one that pointed me to them in fact. I was a prior customer here and there, but I'll only deal with Ray now.
__________________
____________

Mike S.
mike 1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2006, 06:46 PM   #7
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Fan#: 19248
Location: Bel Air, MD
What I Drive: 2006 Subaru WRX STi

Posts: 666
FF Reputation: 1 mike 1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
Quote:
Originally posted by 1turbofocus
I have a few making 300+ on 93 and a stock engine , the 100 octane OR BETTER is allways a plus for higher boost

Tom
CAN I DO 18psi SAFELY??? If I make ~300whp on 93 octane...how long are we talking? Im looking to eek the most power and never have to crack into my motor. This is pretty much the last thing I'll ever do to my car. I want 300 so so so bad, but not at the expense of a motor. You have to realize, I'm never planning to throw any more money at my car. Im DONE after the visit to Ray. I cant afford a new motor.

Straight up Tom, if I tune for 18psi and run 15psi, am I safe safe safe? I know a lot has to do with the tune, but I dont want to even be near the fine line. I really dont want to put another cent towards modding after August 2nd.
__________________
____________

Mike S.
mike 1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-28-2006, 10:37 AM   #8
LETS TURN DIRT!!!!
 
03OrangeSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Fan#: 19169
Location: Piketon, OH
What I Drive: MINI Cooper S TURBO

Posts: 11,906
FF Reputation: 152 03OrangeSVT Excellent Standing Member 03OrangeSVT Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
If you tune for 18psi and its a safe tune then run 18psi. You can turn the boost down if you want but if its a safe tune at 18psi then why not run it at 18psi.

With the VCT and Toms custom intake we made 305whp at 17psi..... but keep in mind that BOTH of the custom intake manifolds I have run flow WAY better than the stock DSI ever thought about flowing.
__________________
[B]1951 McCormick FARMALL M
2007 MINI Cooper S Turbo... new project car
1998 Chevy 3500 Ext cab, long bed, 4x4, duelly, turbo diesel
2004 Harley V-Rod.... sex on wheels
2011 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Limited
[/b]
03OrangeSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2006, 10:54 AM   #9
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Fan#: 386
Location: Berea,ohio, United States
What I Drive: 04SVTF, 03SVTF,08F150 4x4, 2013ST3

Posts: 1,071
Points 1,316, Level 20
Points: 1,316, Level: 20 Points: 1,316, Level: 20 Points: 1,316, Level: 20
Level Up 16% Completed
Level up: 16% Level up: 16% Level up: 16%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 5 finalley Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
...I agree with john,{03Orange,}...If you prepped the internals for 300hp, and tune for 300, it should be safe for 300....THEN USE IT when you want it. Will things wear faster?... sure. so what...That's physics and mechanics 101...
__________________
...Success or Failure is not an Event, It is a Process... 04SVT custom pressurized intake,@20lbs..340HP/338TQ, by Tom...
..............ridden Hard and put away Wet...
finalley is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2006, 04:42 PM   #10
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Fan#: 19248
Location: Bel Air, MD
What I Drive: 2006 Subaru WRX STi

Posts: 666
FF Reputation: 1 mike 1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
...but Im running a stock motor...

Im going to tune for 12psi and play it safe.
__________________
____________

Mike S.
mike 1 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:

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 11:39 AM.


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