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11-23-2012 12:36 PM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by Focus YBTC View Post
So there are airbags in the seat itself?
There are supposed to be, hence the airbag label on the tags on the sides of the front passenger seats.

Part of the Supplemental restraint system in conjunction with the side curtain airbags for the 1st and second row passengers.
11-23-2012 12:20 PM
Focus YBTC
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Originally Posted by Albarry View Post
Sounds irresponsible, might need your airbags... Just sayin'
So there are airbags in the seat itself?
11-23-2012 11:57 AM
Tommyatomic
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Originally Posted by Albarry View Post
Sounds irresponsible, might need your airbags... Just sayin'
Yeah probably irresponsible. But depending on the state very illegal to tamper with safely equipment.

I'd be curious about the weight of the wheels used on the to us st-r
11-20-2012 11:39 PM
Albarry
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Originally Posted by UnleashedBeast View Post
Resistor plugs

Sounds irresponsible, might need your airbags... Just sayin'
11-20-2012 03:46 PM
UnleashedBeast
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Originally Posted by TiStick View Post
Airbag light
Resistor plugs
11-20-2012 03:16 PM
TiStick
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Originally Posted by Sonic_HedgeHog View Post
Why wait for the ST Recaros? Why not find some new(ish) Recaros or Sparcos? The ones in the ST are pretty sweet but I'll bet money they're nowhere near being the lightest or most comfortable out there...
Airbag light
11-20-2012 01:46 PM
Focus YBTC
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Well in the case of the Focus ST-R dont forget the weight savings from dropping support for cargo and passengers.

I would assume it also has dropped the fuel tank in favor a fuel cell and surge tank. Also the weight savings from an AC delete, heater core delete, MFT + dash delete, passenger and rear seat delete.

I can only guess that if the engineers behind the ST-R were worth their paycheck the ST-R probably uses an oil cooler combined with a smaller alloy radiator for better cooling while saving weight.

The list of things deleted from a purpose built racecar gets long and frequently purpose built racecars are seamwelded.
Well since the ST-R still weighs approximately 2700 pounds, at first glance it looks like they didn't save a whole lot of weight by dumping all that stuff. Considering that they are starting with an ST that weighs significantly more than a regular Focus (ST curb weight is 3,223 lbs.) it's not bad at all.

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• 250 hp est.
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• Weight – 2700 lbs.
• Structural performance: over 20,000 lb.-ft/degree (torsional)
• Seam-welded steel unibody with integrated FIA-certified safety
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• Rear: 271mm production with race pads
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11-19-2012 06:08 PM
Tommyatomic
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Originally Posted by Focus YBTC View Post
I agree. The Focus ST-R even adds a very extensive roll cage for racing purposes. It looks like they might have removed the high strength steel door side beams and replaced them with sturdy looking Cro-Mo steel tubing structures.
Well in the case of the Focus ST-R dont forget the weight savings from dropping support for cargo and passengers.

I would assume it also has dropped the fuel tank in favor a fuel cell and surge tank. Also the weight savings from an AC delete, heater core delete, MFT + dash delete, passenger and rear seat delete.

I can only guess that if the engineers behind the ST-R were worth their paycheck the ST-R probably uses an oil cooler combined with a smaller alloy radiator for better cooling while saving weight.

The list of things deleted from a purpose built racecar gets long and frequently purpose built racecars are seamwelded.
11-19-2012 05:30 PM
Focus YBTC
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Originally Posted by Tommyatomic View Post
Thats basically a picture of everything in the focus that should not be considered for weightloss.

In regard to an earlier post. I also have the heated seats and my Wife would have me murdered in the night if I replaced them with light weight seats. But I too keep thinking about how much more they weigh than say for instance the recaro's in the Focus ST.

My JDM WRX came with factory recaro's that were very light weight.
I agree. The Focus ST-R even adds a very extensive roll cage for racing purposes. It looks like they might have removed the high strength steel door side beams and replaced them with sturdy looking Cro-Mo steel tubing structures.

11-19-2012 05:15 PM
Sonic_HedgeHog Why wait for the ST Recaros? Why not find some new(ish) Recaros or Sparcos? The ones in the ST are pretty sweet but I'll bet money they're nowhere near being the lightest or most comfortable out there...
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