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Old 09-16-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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What can i do with 400-500$ to boost my HP

i have an autotragic focus with 117k. It runs great, but the automatic has some issues.
When istep on it, instead of shifting down...it just gets louder...
1st- is that a tps problem? A cable problem? A Trans problem?
2nd, i was going to put nitrous on it this upcoming week (u can see from all my recent posts about last minute nitrous questions) but reading about trannys and nitrous and my tranny beinga bad one ive decided against it.
I now have 400-500$ to drop into my engine. What the hell should i do?


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Fix the trans.
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:55 PM   #3
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hmmmm id say either fix your problems (if you have any) or GET A TUNE! :-D
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well if u arent going to replace the tranny ... i would do a air intake header and exhaust
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hmmmm id say either fix your problems (if you have any) or GET A TUNE! :-D
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well if u arent going to replace the tranny ... i would do a air intake header and exhaust
have it. have it. have it.
lol

you just Named all my engine mods besides my 65mm TB.
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well then id say upgrade the trans cause thats your weakest link at the moment (i feel your pain). lol
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I say save the money ... grow your cash and buy a new Tranny and A NEW REBUILT MOTOR ... OH YEAH ...

Or better yet ... save the money ... trade the car in for another Manual FOFO with lower mileage and use the cash you saved to mod it even better for even more HP than you have now ...

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I say save the money ... grow your cash and buy a new Tranny and A NEW REBUILT MOTOR ... OH YEAH ...

Or better yet ... save the money ... trade the car in for another Manual FOFO with lower mileage and use the cash you saved to mod it even better for even more HP than you have now ...

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Yea...nitrous on a atx focus....lol good luck. Your trans will be blown before you know it, especially if its having problems. Estimates are that the trans is only capable of withstanding 135 ft/lbs of tq to the wheels. With even the smallest amount of NOS, which I think is 50, you'll be way over the limit.

What I tell everyone with an auto focus is, mod a bit to liven the thing up and give it alittle bit more response, which is where the auto suffers. If you don't plan on modding the trans, then don't plan on dumping tons of money into performance and the car.
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why dont you fix your car first
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