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Old 08-07-2008, 04:02 PM   #21
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:33 PM   #22
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Talking 05 Zx3

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Names Mark from Vegas. Got one 05 ZX3 black bone stock except exhaust and head unit. Might of seen it around wit steelies. Didnt know there were people on the island that are FF.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:12 PM   #23
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I live on Oahu in Salt Lake. My new years resolution is to fix up my Focus. I just bought a SVT air box assembly. What are the good places near me to do a dyno? How much do they usually cost? I want to dyno my car before I add anything to it, especially when I add the SVT air box assy. Also I bought a SVT MAS and housing so I will need to get a tune, don't I need to get a dyno tune or just a regular tune?
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:41 PM   #24
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You gonna get a dyno before you add an intake? Personally, I'd say save your dyno money until you add some big HP add-ons (turbo). I have practically every bolt on mod for my car, and although the butt-dyno tells me the car feels faster, a real dyno pull would probably say otherwise. I even did the 1/4 mile @ Hawaii Raceway Park before and after I installed intake/exhaust, and my times were negligible. I spent close to $1000 on bolt on mods:

$450 Magnaflow Cat-Back
$150 Custom 2.25" Flex Pipe
$175 AEM CAI
$114 Focus Central 60MM Throttle Body
$135 50% UDP (sold last summer)

Even after all that money, and so called "performance" adders, my car is still slow as sh!t. After installing the exhaust, all I got was a nice sounding Focus. Take a lesson from me...don't waste your money on bolt on mods
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:59 AM   #25
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Yeah but do you feel a difference even by the seat of your pants? I'm sure after all the mods you've done you gotta feel a HP difference. What you should do is add an intake manifold to work as a team with the exhaust, intake and throttle body you added. Is your mass air flow sensor's housing diameter wider than stock? Did you get a tune after all your upgrades? It's not about certain mods you add but how your whole engine works as a team.

My dad used to drag race and he couldn't stress that point to other racers enough. They used to buy expensive parts and have the best vehicles but they couldn't figure out how his cheap ass vehicle with cheap mods could beat them. It's all about how you upgrade your engine evenly. If you have 1 bad (cheap or un-upgraded) horse of a team of six and the other 5 horses (race horses) take up the slack it will slow up the whole team. Hell, the bad horse may as well be a donkey. I've also heard from a lot of people on this site that an exhaust manifold is one of the best upgrades you can do to a focus.

With the mods you have I suspect you need to buy a few more things and you will be king of the streets=) But what do I know? I didn't learn too much because my dad was always out to sea. I'm just learning about engines now but feel this is my calling. My di** gets hard everytime I work on a engine, I guess like father like son.

I'm still wondering about dyno's in Oahu and how much they cost, anybody know?
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:47 AM   #26
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Hi guys names Roland from Oahu, Finally I found a forum for the Focus.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:03 AM   #27
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:32 AM   #28
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Feels good cause Most of my cousins belong to their own groups and I never really seen any groups for thr focus, I mostly see Honda, 240, Evo/STI guys
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:45 AM   #29
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yeah ours is pretty small here. still need to have a g2g soon
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:54 AM   #30
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Yea yea, We should start one Focus Club here on Oahu
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