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Old 03-23-2004, 03:24 AM   #1
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Debate time, Max HP

So with all the mods I see to add more power to the focus. I wonderd what is the HP your looking for? I would be happy with 200whp. After a certain point you don't need any more. example of like 800whp is to much and all you would do is burn the tires off just trieing to feather it from a light. but 100whp is just not enough. Don't think of cost or what it would take to get there but just what WHP you would like to have. Some reallistic numbers would be great and for the guy with the 1,000,000WHP post I'm speaking of you when I say this again a realistic WHP for the Focus. Thanks and think about it first.


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Old 03-23-2004, 03:59 AM   #2
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i'm looking for 220-240 whp with the help of toms stage 1 turbo and some misc motor work..more than just having power, i want my focus to handle like a god. I believe better handling cars are funner to drive.

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Old 03-23-2004, 06:53 AM   #3
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I'll be happy with about 170-180hp at the wheels N/A. 200 would be mega sweet, but I don't want to give up much torque.
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:54 AM   #4
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horesepower.......ppppffftttt.....ill be happy w/ my ~210wtq, tourque matters
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I think 265wnp would be a good number just to be sure i can pull away from the srt 4's
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Old 03-23-2004, 10:16 AM   #6
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My 170 is ok Im looking towards larger numbers 200-210 If I could afford it I would love to push the car to about 260 or so
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im with mofo, i dont know what you guys are talkin about with hp. ill take some torque with fries and a coke, thanks.
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Old 03-23-2004, 10:58 AM   #8
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agreed... 150-170 is a very nice place to be with 150ish tq moocho fun car to drive. Streetable, still fairly economical and not too hard to acheive. If you want to go fast on top of that, drop a 50 shot on it and you have a great daily driver with a little kick when you need it. My personal goal is to reach 190-200 na and still keep at least 150tq if not more (gonna take a lot of tinkerin) on a motor that can handle 100+shot direct port when i want. Fun quick car, decent mileage that can smoke a 5.0 when needed. :D I don't ask much do i? haha.

another thing you have to take into consideration is how much time/money/effort you can and want to put into your car. 150/140 can be done easy without ever taking off the head, just boltons for less than 3k...after that tho, to get a reliable strong 200whp car you'll need to more than double that amount again. U gots to pay to play.

Of course all my advice is na related and/or nitrous. turbo is another way to go all together.

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I would be happy to just have 200 ft lbs of tq, hp is just a number and not as important to me than the initial tq #.

Unfort, for us SVTF owners the aftermarket is slow on the rise with new performance mods. Due to the ECU no doubt, I'm waiting still for set of cams and head to come out. Other than maybe a SC or Turbo, I dont know of any reasonable safe way to maintain what you are looking for. Although Nitrous would be a inexpensive way, I would rather not. Just my opinion on that.
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:45 PM   #10
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When makeing this post I was hopeing every body would go with the square numbers. Like example 200 WHP with 200Wtq.150hp with 150ftq. I just believed every body would of done this with out getting to technical about it.
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