Maybe in market for SVT, couple of questions
Hi, although I have never even ridden in ANY Focus I am interested in the SVT. I do have a couple of reservations. Namely traction control and availability of a LSD (Quaife or whatever). I could not find any hard info on whether there is one available although there have been several references to a LSD in these posts.
A few of the road tests (usually 2002 models) mention traction control not fully defeatable, is this fact? Or, only a 'problem' with the cold weather package?
It seems that the Jackson s/c gives a good boost in torque but not vastly improved performance figures. Is this more a problem with comparing 0-60 1/4 times etc or does the traction control stifle the improvements. How does the 50-90 in 4th improve etc.?
Are there any drag racers/autocrossers out there with any info other than removing/bypassing the fuse?
How does the SVT do in autocross (class as std. and modified with s/c and LSD)?
I would assume (always dangerous) that improving the traction with a LSD would prevent the traction control applying brakes and/or retarding ignition therefore improving performance.
Also, what changes for 2005.
There was an earlier post where someone suggested 'they' could get $6K discount. I am looking at possibly $5K in SoCal (LA).
I am looking for a 3 door, 6-speed with no other options except HID (not too bothered by that either). I like light. s/c and LSD to follow.
Has anyone seen the SVT in a grey like the Audi TT? Looked very cool.
Any thoughts on suspension to lower without sacrificing what is already there?
Sorry. Got carried away. Any answers appreciated.