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09-25-2009 03:57 PM
WD40 Merged duplicate threads.
09-25-2009 03:52 PM
1sicfuc ya im going to really test out some different shift points in my dial-in runs at the drag strip and see what the differences are.. Ill take pictures of my time slips and post them on here with what was faster. My car doesnt feel like im loosing any power all the way to 7 grand on the tach, in first and second gear when im drag racinig, but it feels like it looses a little over 6,500 in third, and fourth i hit governor at 110 mph and im at like 5,500 or 6,000 rmp doin that.
09-25-2009 02:04 PM
Z_interactive I don't know about US but here in Europe the MkII focus has awsome AWSOME transmission. When you shift from 1st to 2nd at 6500 rpm it's just sick how easy gear stick goes from one gear to another, it's so precise and fast. The same thing is when you shift from 2nd to 3rd ,or from 3rd to 4th. When you shift to 5th well it's kind different, to get in fifth gear takes some time compared to other gears.
But fuel consumption after 6000rpm is HUGE. Gas price in Croatia is high so I don't do that very often.
I really don't understand why Ford didn't make MkII GLOBAL like MkI.

Likewise, It's pretty cool to talk to someone from US, I'm really interested how things are in US.
09-25-2009 01:52 PM
pistolgripbmx Yeah i used to bring mine to the rev limiter them i tried 5750 and i got quicker trap speeds and times.shifting between 5750 and 6k drops me down to about 3k - 3500 which is were the power band starts off
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09-25-2009 01:36 PM
Originally Posted by Z_interactive View Post
Ouu, I see, you're right, we'll my english is not bad but it's not superb because I use it only on internet, so I didn't understand what you were saying in your first post.
I usually bring my car to as close to 7 as possible when im drag racing but Im going to experiment with shifting at 6,500 and 6,000 on the track this weekend. its pretty cool to talk to someone on the other side of the ocean with a focus.!! wish i had money to ship one over for me!!
09-25-2009 01:23 PM
Z_interactive Ouu, I see, you're right, we'll my english is not bad but it's not superb because I use it only on internet, so I didn't understand what you were saying in your first post.
09-25-2009 01:15 PM
2wheeladict i know as the rpm goes up the speed does too, but your failing to realize that theres a point after peak hp that youd be pulling harder in the next gear rather than taching out the gear your in. meaning youll accelerate more if you shift a gear rather than stay in the same one.
09-25-2009 01:12 PM
Z_interactive Well the 1.6 produces 100hp at 6000rpm but as the rpm goes
up the speed goes up too. I know that the 6500rpm is the best time to shift but it's just great to push it to the limit sometimes. That's why I love high-rev
naturally aspirated engine- I wish I have BMW M3 E92 V8 4.0 L 420hp at 8400rpm.
09-25-2009 11:17 AM
2wheeladict yes the car will allow you to spin that high, but theres nothing good past the usable redline. once your past the usable redline NOT the tach redline, your just loosing time and speed. theres absolutly no reason to take a motor past peak hp.
09-25-2009 11:12 AM
Z_interactive I don't know about US Focus engines but it's all about transmission box.
If the 1.6 L 100hp MkII Focus can get to 7000 rpm in 1st gear = 70 km/h (44mph)
with no problems then your should too.
Just like 2.0 L 140 hp MkII Focus because transmission is the same.
This 1.6 L has no rev limiter, I drive it once to 7000 rpm (I could do more but I was scared to broke anything) while my friend says that he drive it once to 8000 rpm and almost 90 km/h (56mph).
I trust him about that because he's not idiot, unlike the most people I know.
But you don't have to trust that 8000 rpm info but this 7000 is 100% truth.
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