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05-26-2013 10:46 PM
xsuicidesn0wmanx Personally I don't mind the minor vibrations I have from putting the Massive Unbreakable(inserts) dogbone on, its not very much and it just makes the car feel a hell of a lot meaner.

That and the SVT/FSW Exhaust are enough to create the ILLUSION that my car is fast
05-25-2013 02:44 PM
CotyM Yeah, I'll keep an eye out for one next time I'm the flee market though just for good measure... Last time I was there the only one they had wasn't worth squat, but I did get a kicking cross over for only $5

I wouldn't mind a vibrating pig, but once I start work again (mid June) I wont want to as my job is rather labor intensive, good pay for my age though, but tough, the last thing I want is to get into a rattling, hot, car and drive home, LOL...
05-25-2013 02:38 AM
Svt_kid
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From my knowledge of electrical systems, I'm ok... Since my AMP only pulls 100RMS (that's continues power draw judging from context) with a peak surge of 200watts... This can be buffered fully by my battery, when jamming with headlights and fogs on I have no dimming or flashing
You might not even need one then, Just make sure to put a fuse in there. Btw I drive that pig you speak of lol
05-25-2013 01:37 AM
CotyM
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You wont see much gain with the pulleys maybe 1-3hp iirc. Best way to cut off A/C drag is to just turn it off lol you cant have it on at the track anyway.
Well, I like my A/C lol... It's not really a big deal, I just don't like how dramatic it is when cycling on and off, maybe because it's new compressor... (remanufactured less than 100 miles of run time ago)... I dunno, it just gives allot of drag, cold as a storm that could freeze hell over though, so underdriving I don't think would affect the A/C to much...

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Now I am not sound system expert but I believe its in your best interest to have a capacitor to prevent damage to the alternator. Trust me they are no fun to change when they die they are almost impossible to get out.
From my knowledge of electrical systems, I'm ok... Since my AMP only pulls 100RMS (that's continues power draw judging from context) with a peak surge of 200watts... This can be buffered fully by my battery, when jamming with headlights and fogs on I have no dimming or flashing

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If you have the stock motor mounts on the car you shouldn't feel much difference in added vibration from raising the idle to 1000, I think you will have more noise then anything else. Just a side note don't get polly motor mounts unless your committed to driving a "vibrating pig" everyday.
No polly's for me then
05-25-2013 12:41 AM
Svt_kid
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I was looking around (bored) on CFM and I ran into "underdrive pulleys" are these any good?

Are gains worth it? I run a 200w amp with 100w TDP for a sub (not mega bass, but provides a good sound which is all I wanted) with no capacitor. Would I have any problems with the alternator? I drive mostly highway miles mixed day/night with sometimes up to 20mins in traffic at a time. I'm aware that a tune can edit the idle and I do plan to bring it to 1000.. but I don't want to go about 1200...

http://focus.c-f-m.com/cfm2pcaluminu...csvtst170.aspx

Also while looking for info I saw the old ones did not have a vibration damper but they looked allot different then these ones... Is there anyone that can tell me if the new ones have a damper and if not if it's that big of a deal for the ZETEC?

Remember this is my DD and I'm looking to improve some HP and if I can keep some mpgs but not so much that I have a vibrating pig. I'm mostly only interested in these to cut down on the A/C drag...

Also what's the deal with off road pipes being upwards of $200? that's more than a good cat for a bone stock ZETEC
You wont see much gain with the pulleys maybe 1-3hp iirc. Best way to cut off A/C drag is to just turn it off lol you cant have it on at the track anyway. Now I am not sound system expert but I believe its in your best interest to have a capacitor to prevent damage to the alternator. Trust me they are no fun to change when they die they are almost impossible to get out. If you have the stock motor mounts on the car you shouldn't feel much difference in added vibration from raising the idle to 1000, I think you will have more noise then anything else. Just a side note don't get polly motor mounts unless your committed to driving a "vibrating pig" everyday.
05-24-2013 04:21 PM
CotyM I was looking around (bored) on CFM and I ran into "underdrive pulleys" are these any good?

Are gains worth it? I run a 200w amp with 100w TDP for a sub (not mega bass, but provides a good sound which is all I wanted) with no capacitor. Would I have any problems with the alternator? I drive mostly highway miles mixed day/night with sometimes up to 20mins in traffic at a time. I'm aware that a tune can edit the idle and I do plan to bring it to 1000.. but I don't want to go about 1200...

http://focus.c-f-m.com/cfm2pcaluminu...csvtst170.aspx

Also while looking for info I saw the old ones did not have a vibration damper but they looked allot different then these ones... Is there anyone that can tell me if the new ones have a damper and if not if it's that big of a deal for the ZETEC?

Remember this is my DD and I'm looking to improve some HP and if I can keep some mpgs but not so much that I have a vibrating pig. I'm mostly only interested in these to cut down on the A/C drag...

Also what's the deal with off road pipes being upwards of $200? that's more than a good cat for a bone stock ZETEC
04-25-2013 11:25 PM
CotyM That's fine, I'm not worried about them, I had honestly thought I put them there fighting off the saran, you rapped that thing very heavy, must have been a whole roll on it
04-25-2013 09:32 PM
Svt_kid Its normal for them to have scruffs. Even the one on my car has a few due to being low. You cant see it unless your on the floor looking under the car. Glad this went to someone who will use it well enjoy!
04-25-2013 05:51 PM
CotyM Thanks to svt_kid!



Don't mind the little scuffs on the bottom! I think I did that trying to get it out of 10tons of saran rap, I was a little excited :D Can't wait to put it on!
04-16-2013 11:40 PM
all4focus It definitely sounds good! Even got called the best sounding focus on youtube.
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