|04-18-2013 08:24 PM|
Personally I am looking for 2 specific types of tunes.
1. Eco Tune for daily driving.
2. Full on tune for track days on road courses.
Both of these keep in mind to be used on a completely bone stock Focus ST. I do not plan on doing any "real" mods to the car. There will be some but they will all be OEM upgrades from Europe.
|04-08-2013 01:03 AM|
It is running at 12:1 compression vs 9.3:1 of the ST, which is why even with up to 20 PSIG of boost pressure only makes 93 more horsepower at the crank shaft as the naturally aspirated engine as a stock baseline.
The higher compression is more efficient at extracting power out of the fuel when you're out of boost on the turbocharged application.
Without tuning however there is only so much can be gained on the stock calibration.
The N/A powered Focus also weighs 275 lbs less than the EcoBoost powered ST, 3223 lbs is the estimated curb weight of the ST, vs 2948 lb for the N/A hatch.
It should be feasible to get the n/a engine up to around 200 hp or slightly over for the 5MT, but until proven otherwise the DCT models are constrained to 180 lb-ft of torque per the rating on the gearbox by Ford and Getrag (250-280 NM).
|04-08-2013 12:13 AM|
I too am Happy to see COBB in here. I used some of there stuff on my MS6. Great products. And yeah ECOBOOST motors...flat out kick ass. I struggle to even use Ecoboost anymore...its just Fords boosted engine, there is nothing ECO about it when I drive my ST or my F150
With all do respect to frinesi2.....The logic you are using is understandable, trying to think outside the box, but you would have a small fortune getting the Duratec motor up to the point of the ecoboost is already. I would start with the best and add my time and money from there if you were really serious in building a monster. This comes from one of the many guys that has dumped a ton of money into my cars in the past.
|04-07-2013 11:05 PM|
|04-06-2013 06:41 PM|
The standard Durtec does not hold a candle to the Ecoboost motors. You would be spending a ton of money just to match it potential. Its cheaper to just trade-in your standard Focus and carry over the negative on the ST.
Your payments would be higher but hey, you knew the ST was coming, you could have bought a cheap car just to hold you over. Save money and put more down on the ST with a lower principle and payment.
Boo-hoo sucks to be you wishing Cobb make stuff for standard Focus when they've only dealt with boosted cars their entire existence, good luck with that.
Face it you bought a slow car, so live with it.
|01-10-2013 12:25 PM|
|odd3010||Great torque numbers still wishing you guys made something for us non ST owners.|
|01-10-2013 12:03 PM|
We just released our new Stage 1 v102 maps and they are making some great power! Stage 2 and Stage 3 maps are also in progress.
We are also working on hard parts like the intake, exhaust, FMIC, and rear motor mount, so look for those soon as well.
|01-10-2013 11:40 AM|
|gonefhsn||Great write up, can wait for more.|
|01-10-2013 11:29 AM|
|swansong||Where's the updates Cobb? I know you guys have been busy with the ST...|
|12-11-2012 07:56 PM|
|..:: sleestak ::..||
I used to have an SVT on SCT and now have forester xt using Cobb. Overall I will say the Access Ports are great little devices and there are a ton of parameters to monitor. Not sure if the focus will ha e it, but real-time flashing of ROMs are awesome: I can switch my tune from 93oct to e85 within a minute while fueling and easily switch back. You can also adjust timing and idle while the car is running.
The only complaint I have about the AP is I miss the logging of the SCT unit. For instance looking at the graph vs. the AP showing a spreadsheet of data. The real big thing though is that you are limited to the number of parameters you can log at one time. Just the other day I tried to add a only a few extra parameters to the default list and it gave me a memory warning. Hopefully you guys can address this in the future.
Overall these are great units and support seems to be good as well.
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