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Old 04-02-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
TORQUERULES
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Duffman, I completely understand. The factory system is actually pretty good. It is probably the best compromise Ford engineers could come up with from a power, reliability, and NVH standpoint. It is easy to open up a Mustang intake. Especially the sweet new 5.0. To an enthusiast the sound of a 4valve V8 is music. But the Focus ( non-ST [the ST's turbo will change the game for what they will do from an NVH standpoint {more leeway}]) is a car for the masses that has evolved from being just plain fun and economical, to a fun, luxurious ( for its segment), and economical car. Thus the compromise that is the factory intake. The engineers did their best with the targets they were given. What I have did gives the Focus a little growl. Nothing loud, but noticeable. It is really pretty nice. But I assure you that some liberal douche from Motor Trend would complain. Thus the ultra-quiet factory compromise.
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