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12-10-2007 07:09 AM
LCR you have a pm
12-10-2007 01:29 AM
walshka07 i hear there is a new spec focus suspension coming out... what are the spring rates on those springs? also are the LCR race camber plates legal?

Matt
12-08-2007 05:40 PM
SoundGuyDave Thanks, Leo!
12-07-2007 07:20 AM
LCR
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Not even having driven it yet, I can't tell you what I like or dislike about the brakes or suspension yet, but my understanding is that the suspension and brakes are the replacement for the SVT package. Is this correct? IS there a spec-legal brake upgrade available?

With the suspension, I would assume that the smart thing to do would be to drop in camber plates, the Multimatic dampers, and the new lower FRPP springs. Would this be correct, and how much would the ride suffer?

I'm not overly worried about "maximizing" the car at first, since I still need to learn how to drive on a track, but if I do want to stiffen up the car a bit, I really don't want to spend the money twice, and I DO like good brakes. SS lines are being ordered Monday, along with (more) Motul RBF600 for a full flush. Also, does anybody have the Earls SoloBleed part number that fits this car?
You bought a great car that is fun to drive and will make a very good track car in HPDE.

The ST dampers are close to the original SVT ones but the spring are different. You will not have to do much to the brakes to make it a track car other then install some race pads for your track days. The ST brakes are about the same and will be just fine. The 2006 ST car that won the NASA championship in Spec Focus had the same set up. I can give you a complete brake down on what you would need and your options if you like. PM me for my phone # and I will be glad to help.

Leo
12-06-2007 04:26 PM
walshka07 http://www.nasaproracing.com/rules/Spec-Focus.pdf

check out the rules on whats avliable to your car in terms of mods, also figure out the motor that you have and make sure you dont over mod the motor. this rules also give you guidelines on the suspesion and brake mods per the rules, your mods seem to be on track, just read up on the rules and figure out exactly what you need,also the more reaserch you do the cheaper your build will be, figure out exactly what you need so you arent buying stuff more than once. this fourm is really great about information so just ask questions and it will probably be answered. good luck on the build!

Matt
12-06-2007 03:25 PM
SoundGuyDave Hi all... I drank the cool-aid last summer at my first HPDE in my Mustang, and quickly realized that I had a LOT more car than my puny driving ability was able to handle. Winter came around, and I needed a daily-driver, so I went out car shopping, looking for a clean older Focus with a manual, and wound up buying a 2007 ST new. I'm picking it up in a couple of hours!

This car will undoubtedly wind up as a Spec Focus in a couple of years, and will be used during HPDEs to work on the much-needed "driver mod" during my quest for a comp license, but needs to retain street functionality as long as possible.

Not even having driven it yet, I can't tell you what I like or dislike about the brakes or suspension yet, but my understanding is that the suspension and brakes are the replacement for the SVT package. Is this correct? IS there a spec-legal brake upgrade available?

With the suspension, I would assume that the smart thing to do would be to drop in camber plates, the Multimatic dampers, and the new lower FRPP springs. Would this be correct, and how much would the ride suffer?

I'm not overly worried about "maximizing" the car at first, since I still need to learn how to drive on a track, but if I do want to stiffen up the car a bit, I really don't want to spend the money twice, and I DO like good brakes. SS lines are being ordered Monday, along with (more) Motul RBF600 for a full flush. Also, does anybody have the Earls SoloBleed part number that fits this car?
12-05-2007 02:30 PM
walshka07 yes you are right, about the brakes that was my bad.

Matt
12-05-2007 01:01 AM
starfuryt550 where did you guys read that the stock 2005 brakes are 320 mm?? the svt is 300, and that's much better than stock zx3s and other focuses, which are 265 i believe.

do you mean the 2005 st? cuz those are svt brakes i think, so 300mm, not 320+

just a heads up. correct me if im wrong!
12-05-2007 12:41 AM
walshka07 im at UTA.. the car pulls 2.3gs laterally, does 3.8 seconds to 60, oh yeah and it set the second fastest time overall at the SCCA nationals... not bad for a car fully developed in 9 months ehh?

Matt
12-01-2007 01:49 PM
Focusperform What school do you go to? Ross who works for me also works on a Formula SAE car.....I told them I want one for myself so they have to build me one!!!! You are correct on this thing being fast....
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