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MattKoch89 05-31-2013 10:52 AM

Now what?
Ordered the Fswerks Stealth and the Steeda CIA, now what should I be looking at performance wise? 2012 automatic SE

TboneZX3 05-31-2013 11:03 AM

Tunes. There are discussion threads about two companies who will be releasing engine tunes to the public very soon--SCT and Injected Engineering.

You might also want to look at the Aftermarket parts & mods thread.

_RED_ 05-31-2013 11:14 AM

I'd say look into a rear motor mount. And then tune. Also look into suspension like springs and sway bars. There is plenty out there still for you. Me on the other hand I'm starting to run out of stuff lol

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darkangelism 05-31-2013 11:37 AM

in addition to what the others said, wheels/tires, header.

MattKoch89 05-31-2013 11:51 AM

Sounds good everyone! More interested in performance over the looks of my car so I'll worry about wheel and tires last probably. To anyone who has the Fswerks stealth, how does it sound in person? Doesn't sound dumb like all these civics you hear driving by everyday does it? I saw the video but it doesn't do me much.

TORQUERULES 05-31-2013 11:58 AM

The direct injected 2.0 in the MK3 Focus has a deep metallic sound and is not Honda-like in any way.

Check out the dyno thread to get an idea of what kind of power you are making. DCT automatics and the 5-speed manual are pretty much equal on HP, with the manual having the advantage in TQ mainly due to the factory calibration (tune) being conservative on allowing the engine to produce torque that may harm the more fragile DCT.

ProjectCommuter 06-05-2013 10:17 AM

I have the stealth, and at first I thought it was much louder than I wanted. But now after almost 10K miles it has mellowed and I like it a lot. I get compliments all the time. Much to the chagrin of my wife. LOL!

One of these just showed up yesterday!

MattKoch89 06-05-2013 10:25 AM

They need to hurry up and drop the turbo kit for this car

MattKoch89 06-05-2013 11:06 AM

Rear motor mount is good for the automatic SE, right? Not just the ST.

Also, whats the difference between the Sport and the Race model

nvm lol stumbled upon what I needed to know!

darkangelism 06-05-2013 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by MattKoch89 (Post 4744938)
Sounds good everyone! More interested in performance over the looks of my car so I'll worry about wheel and tires last probably.

Wheels and tires are a performance mod, lower weight the engine has to rotate, performance tires increase grip, better cornering, reduced wheelhop, less wheelspin off the line. Not saying don't do other mods first, but it isn't just for looks.

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