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Old 04-01-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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Focus vs. Mazda 3

Has anyone raced a Mazda 3? Base or GT or Mazdaspeed3?


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Old 04-01-2008, 11:43 PM   #2
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Should be an interesting thread
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:08 AM   #3
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Should be an interesting thread

Bump! I dont want this to lose momentum.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:54 PM   #4
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Ive raced a couple 2.0s and beat them all by about a car length off the line...never from a roll.
Another was a 2.0, but my friend sucks at driving a manual and i beat him by like an interection.

Didnt get to race a 2.3 yet...YET (my friend has one)
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:18 PM   #5
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Have raced a 2.0 and won by a good bit, raced a 2.3 and won, but not by much. Course I have all the bolt-ons and a tune in a Zetec + LSD. Stock for Stock, and dura vs dura, I imagine the extra weight of the 3 would make it a step slower than a Zx3 or the new Coupes..
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pff...speed3 all the way. Actually i'll take either mazda over any new focus.
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I have a friend with a automatic 2.0 mazda3. I believe its mostly stock or nothing that will increase his hp significantly. I think just a K&N filter. I've never raced him or anything but I would like to know if push comes to shove that I can kick his a$$. Or it would be nice if I could kick his butt anways. I just have an stock 03 zx3 5spd.
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He has more tq and more hp at the wheels over you stock for stock since he has the duratec, so he would win if you both have equal skill. if you are better, you may be real close or pull ahead
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i have raced a few. the 2.0s seem to not able to keep up at all. i think all of them were automatics

the 2.3s, while they look beautiful, cant take me in a straight line either. i think its because they are heavier. one time a blue one kept up with me pretty good off the line, but once i pulled second i had him.

i played with one of the new mazdaspeeds on some backroads in my dads car, not really a race. that thing is an all around great machine, i had it in the twisties, but when the road straightened out, his 100hp advantage showed itself haha.
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i have raced a few. the 2.0s seem to not able to keep up at all. i think all of them were automatics

the 2.3s, while they look beautiful, cant take me in a straight line either. i think its because they are heavier. one time a blue one kept up with me pretty good off the line, but once i pulled second i had him.

i played with one of the new mazdaspeeds on some backroads in my dads car, not really a race. that thing is an all around great machine, i had it in the twisties, but when the road straightened out, his 100hp advantage showed itself haha.
Yes, the weight is a significant issue in 4cyl cars.

Mazdaspeed are $$$$. Focus + Turbo kit = just as fast.
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