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Old 06-23-2005, 12:54 AM   #1
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Cool im bad

Well my friend just got a brand new (18 miles) 05 Focus ST (2.3 duratec of course). Naturally we had to give it a little run. I only won by 1.5 almost 2 cars. Too close... so...

In the mail is:

Esslinger UDP (purchased from FF.com marketplace)
MAC Rear Engine Mount
Steeda Tri-ax (bought on ebay for 89 shipped from c-f-m)

Not going to make much of a difference in straight line speed, but I must thank him for giving me that little nudge to go modding


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Old 06-23-2005, 07:59 AM   #2
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18 miles and he's drag racing. Ouch. Tell your friend to be careful, do a search on a mazda 3 in the racing forum, you'll get a horror story about a guy dropping his engine with less than 1000 miles; no it was not covered under warranty.
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:55 AM   #3
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Get a tune man!! You'll eat him up . But those are really good mods to start with anyways...but your next one, it should be a tune!
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Old 06-23-2005, 10:07 AM   #4
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18 miles and he's drag racing. Ouch. Tell your friend to be careful, do a search on a mazda 3 in the racing forum, you'll get a horror story about a guy dropping his engine with less than 1000 miles; no it was not covered under warranty.
When I got my SVT it had less than 200 miles and I already had 3-4 runs up to 120mph, 16000 miles later and still no problems
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Old 06-23-2005, 11:17 AM   #5
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Way to break it in.
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:02 PM   #6
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same thing left the dealer with 8 miles on it dropped the clutch out of the parking lot(then i realized the horror of t/c) and went to 125 mph that was the first thing i ever did and knock on wood not one problem yet and i am at 17000 miles
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Old 06-26-2005, 12:06 AM   #8
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Well my friend just got a brand new (18 miles) 05 Focus ST (2.3 duratec of course). Naturally we had to give it a little run. I only won by 1.5 almost 2 cars. Too close... so...

In the mail is:

Esslinger UDP (purchased from FF.com marketplace)
MAC Rear Engine Mount
Steeda Tri-ax (bought on ebay for 89 shipped from c-f-m)

Not going to make much of a difference in straight line speed, but I must thank him for giving me that little nudge to go modding
There are times I still LOVE living in America!!! ^^^
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Old 06-30-2005, 09:41 PM   #9
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When I got my SVT it had less than 200 miles and I already had 3-4 runs up to 120mph, 16000 miles later and still no problems
yep same here buddy... the day i first got my car i took it to the drag stip (less than 30 miles on it) then coming back home from the track i hit 120 or so, now with almost 16k, still doing great!!

oh dang, 03OrangeSVT, your foci is an orange svt? mine too! lol
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With todays engines, there is really no break-in period. It is just a feel safe that most are used to doing. I will try to look up the documentation that I saw that in. There are a lot of old school things that are still done in the auto industry that we do not have to do. Likewise there are things that we do that we didn't do 5-10yrs ago. I'm sure I'll get some slack for this but I don't care.
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