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Old 09-13-2003, 10:12 PM   #1
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Focus Not Whats Its Cut Out To Be!

Heres how it went down.......

I got a 2000 ZX3 5spd, Engine mods are Mac Intake, Pace Setter Header, Bosal Catback, Ford Racing 9mm wires, Champion Double Platinumb Plugs, and of course i have the early 2000 Intake manifold.

I just started going into town and racing at night on saturdays. I raced a Civic DX with intake and muffler and of course beat him by a long shot. But i raced a Eclipse Gs the other night and from what i saw he didnt have a muffler or exhaust, but i heard an intake. When the light turned green i got him off the line by a car length, then when i hit about 45-50 he pulled a car length in front of me. Now wtf is going on here. I should have smoked him. Im a good driver 2, ive been racing spring cars for awhile. O and i also got my ass kicked my a Trans am with a 350 with intake 4 barrell carb, headers, dual flow master. I lost by a good bit hehe. I know that was ingnorent on my behalf but o well it was worth a shot.


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Old 09-13-2003, 10:36 PM   #2
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Who knows, maybe the Eclipse was running a 50 shot.
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Its cut out to be an economy car, what were you hoping for with a few bolt ons?
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Old 09-14-2003, 12:07 AM   #4
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2.0L Zetec is puny
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Focus Not Whats Its Cut Out To Be! Uhh, the focus is an economy car, are you getting anything less than 20mpg and a lack of responsive steering? If so, then it wouldn't be cut out to be what the focus is said to be... I just confused myself. okay, in otherwards you tried to race a transam with a grocery getter, and lost, that's supposed to happen.
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Old 09-14-2003, 03:28 AM   #6
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just because you lost to one eclipse doesnt mean anything, ODG is right he could have squeezed or something you dont know about, he could have had internals who knows, dont get all down on youself, its not all about racing either, enjoy your car fast or not....
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Old 09-14-2003, 12:05 PM   #7
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I know but i guess i just want more power. Think im gonna sell the focus here in about 6 months and get a Iroc Z28, or a 5.0 Ya the focus is a cool car but i race Sportsmen, so i like to have a V8 under the hood. Plus i dont think im gonna get to much more miles on the focus. I have 41k now, and in about 6 months ill have around 50k so that would b a good time to sell it. Unless i find something for the focus tahts gonna rly impress me i dont think im gonna have it to long.
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Ummm if you spend some money on it it will impress you. But I suppose you think an IROC or 5.0 stock is fast.
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But I suppose you think an IROC or 5.0 stock is fast.


.... relitivly they are. Dolloar for dollar spent on these cars compared to a front wheel drive car with a 4 banger, the V-8 will always win.
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Old 09-14-2003, 12:24 PM   #10
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Uh ya a 5.0 has 225hp and 300lbs of torque i think thats alot more then the focus. And a Iroc Z28 with a 350 is pushing almost 300hp so ya im gonna go with that i think
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