today on the L.I.E. service road - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Racing Discussions > General Racing Chat

General Racing Chat Use this Forum to discuss everything from launching off the line and four wheel drifts, to telling your favorite race tale. (Posting Rules)

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2004, 03:34 PM   #1
QuikHAtCH
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Fan#: 2694
Location: NYC / LI Area
What I Drive: '04 2.3 ZX3, '94 h22 Civic Hatch, '02 Suzuki GSX-R 750

Posts: 522
FF Reputation: 1 QuikHAtCH Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
today on the L.I.E. service road

this morning i was on the long island expressway service road going to werk and i notice there's a grey zx3 behind me. (we've raced before while going to work in the morning a few weeks ago) So we hit the red light at shelter rock road and I'm in the left lane and there's some old dude in the right lane and he's in the left turn only lane...but being that we've raced before I knew he was going to go straight and launch hard and make a run. So we go on green and i jump on him, some car at the intersection makes the right on his red and get infront of me. I foolishly let off the gas and go around him (road was wet - dangerous and dumb thing to do, i admit it) and get back on the gas then something weird happened...does the 2.3 have a revlimiter or something? 'cuz it was as if my engine just went into neutral for a second or something, i down shifted and managed to catch him and crawl past him. got to about 80 before we got to the next red light. it was crappy shifting on my part, road was damp and the car was in my way and i totally over reved...just never had that happen to me before. I don't know if it was a 2.0 or a 2.3 or what, had exhaust, sounded kinda growley so it might have had an intake but i have no way of knowing, and blue underglow. A few weeks earlier, our first encounter he was behind me at the same red light and I didn't know he wanted to race, green comes and i go as normal and he flys past me, gets 2 or 2.5 car lenghths in front of me and then i blew past him. he seems like a cool guy, both times he gave me a big huge thumbs up...must be happy to "meet" and race another modded focus owner. which is refreshing 'cuz when i stomp a civic or something else like that i ususally get ignored at the next red. soar losers. modded foci are kinda rare these parts which i like and hope it stays that way. anyways, just thought I'd share.


__________________
O 0 º ° ∙ its smokey in here ∙ ° º 0 O
QuikHAtCH is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 09:51 PM   #2
xgambit
Focus Addict
 
xgambit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Fan#: 8571
Location: somewhere im not
What I Drive: red 03 FSVT zx5, 95 eclipse GST

Posts: 690
FF Reputation: 1 xgambit Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
i think he likes you.
xgambit is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 09:55 PM   #3
all motor
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Fan#: 10261
Location: fullerton
What I Drive: 03 zx3 mtx75 d23e

Posts: 571
FF Reputation: 1 all motor Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
the duratec easily breaks the tires loose (with RSAs aka "screamin' eagles") and it will just peg the redline and bounce in water, even with like half throttle in first gear..
all motor is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 10:07 PM   #4
EuroZX3Focus
Black Magik
 
EuroZX3Focus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Fan#: 135
Location: Bennett, Colorado
What I Drive: '00 Focus ZX3, '00 Civic EX Coupe

Posts: 793
FF Reputation: 1 EuroZX3Focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally posted by xgambit
i think he likes you.
LOL
__________________
‘00 Focus ZX3, ‘93 Honda Del Sol Si
EuroZX3Focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2004, 12:54 AM   #5
dudemanzx3
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Fan#: 2698
Location: Iwakuni Japan (from San Diego)
What I Drive: 03' Poop White ZX3 2.3L/ 90' Pigeon Grey Camry Wagon

Posts: 466
FF Reputation: 1 dudemanzx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Yes the 2.3L has a rev limiter.
__________________
"Don‘t C-walk unless you know how!"
Mods:
Marcy CAI
Custom Magnaflow catback exh w/ 2.5 inch piping
dudemanzx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2004, 01:37 AM   #6
tunedfocuzx3
That Iowa Guy
 
tunedfocuzx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Fan#: 11992
Location: Davenport, Iowa / STL, IA
What I Drive: 02 Sonic Blue Mustang GT

Posts: 6,147
FF Reputation: 13 tunedfocuzx3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
Quote:
Originally posted by xgambit
i think he likes you.

hahahaha wow
__________________
2002 Focus SVT #3533 - JRSC w/BBK

"Zombie kill of the week?"
tunedfocuzx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basic bolt ons: Hi Flow cats and Off Road pipes focaltech ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) 82 08-27-2010 08:17 PM
30,000 Mile Service Then Wtf.... BONOMAN5064 SVT Performance (2002-2004) 9 03-22-2006 07:02 AM
Whats your favourite road to drive on?? Laidman Ford Focus & General Car Chat 59 03-26-2004 01:37 AM
Went in for service today.... hold on to your hats oldschool SVT Performance (2002-2004) 5 10-05-2003 06:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:15 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.