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Old 03-01-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Untuned modified Focus?

I have had my Focus for nearly 6 years now since I bought it off the Ford lot brand new. In that time, I've done my share of bolt-on modifications, and some of them actually increased my power. In February, I started looking into a tune, and upon research on the Focus Fanatics forum I quickly learned that Tom is the way to go for anything having to do with tuning a Focus. So I contacted Tom and ordered my XCAL3 which cost me $415 including shipping (I'm in-state). As soon as I got my XCAL, I got in touch with Tom and sent him a list of my engine modifications. Over the next couple of days, I felt like I had my own personal trainer for my Focus, ROFL. We went 4 rounds of him sending me a tune file, me going out and making a datalog, getting back and sending the datalog to him, and calling him to discuss the datalog session and see where we could tweak some more power in there. By the 4th round of datalog, I had a new car. I have no stumble at any RPM range, (which I had before the tune), and I can't wait to get to the dyno next weekend to see what I'm putting down now. The reason I am posting this testimonial is because I was so impressed with not only the outcome of the tune, but how considerate Tom was to spend all that time with me getting everything right (I mean its not like he's building a house, performing spark plug dyno tests, and designing the "squaire-tube" headers too...). So if you are on the fence of getting a tune or not getting a tune, please take my advice, this dude knows his ...and get a wideband for optimal results!




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goood to hear...i need to do my session soon...i just need to figure out how to log all the properties he wants
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What all did you have to log? Mine was fairly easy to find.
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It actually looks more simple now...i remember the first time i did a practice run and i couldnt find a couple. Im just holding off at the moment cause im lazy and i also need to incorporate my wideband into the reading :)
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It actually looks more simple now...i remember the first time i did a practice run and i couldnt find a couple. Im just holding off at the moment cause im lazy and i also need to incorporate my wideband into the reading :)

Yeah, wideband will help alot. Thats a whole other fiasco if you aren't familiar with it, but one of the guys on here did an awesome write-up on how to do it:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...69#post3170769
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tom you are a magician, one day u should just add your face as there background for the hell of it
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between this thread and the link on how to data log off the wideband theres a lot of good info here, thanks
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between this thread and the link on how to data log off the wideband theres a lot of good info here, thanks
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