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Old 01-07-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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meh :/

I went to a local "car enthusiast" get together last night. It was a lot of fun and there were some nice cars there. I was the only Ford in the house. A guy there with a scion tc, a car I have never liked, asked if I wanted to "race". I don't normally do that sort of thing but I agreed but said I wasn't doing anything crazy and wasn't going past the speed limit... I'm broke, can't afford tickets n such. So we are out in the middle of no where on a highway and we decide we are going to do a "dig" and then do a rolling start from 20.

We get set up and when the time comes to go I promptly stall... it sucked! Start the car, catch back up to him and we do the rolling thing. I'm in second gear and i gun it, he instantly leaves me...

He says he has headers and an exhaust. Said the stock tc has a 2.5 liter engine... The whole thing just kinda upset me cause I felt like the SLOWEST car at the entire meet. Even scion piece of crap could beat me...

I must supe up the FoFo.

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Old 01-07-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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What you got for engine mods right now? Want some suggestions on what to do for mods?
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it sounds like you need a lot of practice. find someplace where you can work on launching and shifting.

also unless the TC was the brand new one they have a 160hp 2.4L stock. I dont know how well they respond to mods though... they are a little heavier than your ST.

keep working on it and at least get an intake if you dont have one already
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:36 AM   #4
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He says he has headers and an exhaust. Said the stock tc has a 2.5 liter engine... The whole thing just kinda upset me cause I felt like the SLOWEST car at the entire meet. Even scion piece of crap could beat me...
I just recently sold my '05 zx3 and got an '06 tC. The 2.5L wasn't put in until the 2011 models. Having driven both, the tC is quicker than my focus. My tC has a k&n intake. My focus had the focussport cai and trubendz exhaust. Driving the same way I did in the focus, the tC is quicker imo. The VVT-i motor helps a lot.
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Learn how to really drive your car first and if you going to do a 20 roll, start in 1st gear and power shift into 2nd ;-) also have NO ONE in the car because weight counts especially since you had 5 people in the car which was stupid to race with unless you had a turbo to compensate for 600-800lbs of extra weight I'm guessing...? So not only did you have less power but you had more weight!
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Learn how to really drive your car first and if you going to do a 20 roll, start in 1st gear and power shift into 2nd ;-) also have NO ONE in the car because weight counts especially since you had 5 people in the car which was stupid to race with unless you had a turbo to compensate for 600-800lbs of extra weight I'm guessing...? So not only did you have less power but you had more weight!
it was just me in the car... I need to re-read this thread...
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:38 AM   #7
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it was just me in the car... I need to re-read this thread...
Oops I had like 5 tabs open and replied to wrong one lol
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totally stock right ow guys. He was an auto too. I have the pieces to do a stealth intake at the moment but I don't know, it was kinda tacky the way it was setup and I think i'd be happier with a purpose built short ram. I'm not even sure if the stealth intake setup i had on my last focus really made any hp. It was just a cheap vortec intake.
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totally stock right ow guys. He was an auto too. I have the pieces to do a stealth intake at the moment but I don't know, it was kinda tacky the way it was setup and I think i'd be happier with a purpose built short ram. I'm not even sure if the stealth intake setup i had on my last focus really made any hp. It was just a cheap vortec intake.
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i was thinking about taking out my backseat and some other stuff for this summer
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