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Old 08-04-2010, 06:57 PM   #11
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you are SO gonna break something LOL

tranny mount bracket is what i would put money on
next most likely is the mount itself
then an axle
stripping bolts out of the transmission case is a distinctive possibility
busting the transmission case is a possibility albeit a bit more of a stretch.

but i definitely foresee broken parts in your future. please try to baby it out of the hole. dont go shooting for 1.5 second 60' times.

i will give it to ya tho man. that really does look SICK. i doubt you will have to worry much about blowing the tires off in 2nd 3rd or 4th anymore.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:04 PM   #12
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If anything is going break I would bet on the diff. That's the weakest link in our tranny's from what I understand. It's also what I broke in mine many moon's ago.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:53 PM   #13
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you are SO gonna break something LOL

tranny mount bracket is what i would put money on
next most likely is the mount itself
then an axle
stripping bolts out of the transmission case is a distinctive possibility
busting the transmission case is a possibility albeit a bit more of a stretch.

but i definitely foresee broken parts in your future. please try to baby it out of the hole. dont go shooting for 1.5 second 60' times.

i will give it to ya tho man. that really does look SICK. i doubt you will have to worry much about blowing the tires off in 2nd 3rd or 4th anymore.
You are always gonna break something if you race long enough. I wouldn't worry with it so much though. There are people with bigger tires and a lot more power with stock trannys.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:51 PM   #14
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There have been plenty of ppl who run these tires and nothing goes wrong. You have to know how to preload the suspension. And I have a torsen diff.
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you are SO gonna break something LOL

tranny mount bracket is what i would put money on
next most likely is the mount itself
then an axle
stripping bolts out of the transmission case is a distinctive possibility
busting the transmission case is a possibility albeit a bit more of a stretch.

but i definitely foresee broken parts in your future. please try to baby it out of the hole. dont go shooting for 1.5 second 60' times.

i will give it to ya tho man. that really does look SICK. i doubt you will have to worry much about blowing the tires off in 2nd 3rd or 4th anymore.
LOL you must not look around alot or you have never raced on slicks before with a focus. This will be my second set of tires on this cars, Everything of what you said could possibly happen to who would drop the clutch, this isnt my first time running the foci at all. The PR focus is running 10.1 right now on a STOCK tranny, STOCK gear set, STOCK diff welded. with 26in tall tires.
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there is absolutely no need for you to be a dick my friend. many many people have different techniques for launching a car and by far the most common is the rev the shit out of it and dump the clutch technique which usually ends with the driver in tears and a track official following the car down the track with a dustpan and broom.

just because you have a shit ton of money wrapped up in your car does NOT mean that you know how to drive and it does NOT mean that you know everything. i was just trying to get your back and make sure you knew what you could possibly be getting into.

since i now know how you launch your car i would like to then make you aware of another potential danger with THAT technique. if you are slipping the clutch for too long when you are preloading the suspension for the launch there is a possibility of the clutch coming apart in a big way. i dont know entirely how likely it is or if it is less or more likely with an aftermarket clutch but i do know that it happens because i have seen it happen on several occasions. i would really REALLY hate to see this happen in your focus for 2 reasons. first because, in case you have not noticed. the position of the clutch in relation with the driver is almost strait on. if the clutch were to catastrophically fail pieces of the clutch disk CAN pierce the tranny case and enter the cabin of the car and seriously mess you up if not kill you. i saw a clutch turn the stock hood on a neon into a ram air cowl induction hood here awhile back and it knocked a 6 inch deep chunk of asphalt out of the ground where a piece hit under the car. there is alot of force there. and then the second reason is that it would tear up your car really bad and that would just be a shame.
BTW just in case you were wondering, the reason i know all this is because, yes i use the same technique you do to launch and i like to weigh all the benefits vs risk to anything that i do and that includes every aspect of the way i race my car. yes i have ran slicks on one occasion (borrowed from a buddy with a civic, sue me) but i prefer my BFG radials simply because i do NOT have the amount of power to justify running slicks. sadly a 100 shot of giggle gas just wont do it.

NOW that we are hopefully done with any pissing contest... your car looks great, i hope it flys and i wish you the best of luck.
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there is absolutely no need for you to be a dick my friend. many many people have different techniques for launching a car and by far the most common is the rev the shit out of it and dump the clutch technique which usually ends with the driver in tears and a track official following the car down the track with a dustpan and broom.

just because you have a shit ton of money wrapped up in your car does NOT mean that you know how to drive and it does NOT mean that you know everything. i was just trying to get your back and make sure you knew what you could possibly be getting into.

since i now know how you launch your car i would like to then make you aware of another potential danger with THAT technique. if you are slipping the clutch for too long when you are preloading the suspension for the launch there is a possibility of the clutch coming apart in a big way. i dont know entirely how likely it is or if it is less or more likely with an aftermarket clutch but i do know that it happens because i have seen it happen on several occasions. i would really REALLY hate to see this happen in your focus for 2 reasons. first because, in case you have not noticed. the position of the clutch in relation with the driver is almost strait on. if the clutch were to catastrophically fail pieces of the clutch disk CAN pierce the tranny case and enter the cabin of the car and seriously mess you up if not kill you. i saw a clutch turn the stock hood on a neon into a ram air cowl induction hood here awhile back and it knocked a 6 inch deep chunk of asphalt out of the ground where a piece hit under the car. there is alot of force there. and then the second reason is that it would tear up your car really bad and that would just be a shame.
BTW just in case you were wondering, the reason i know all this is because, yes i use the same technique you do to launch and i like to weigh all the benefits vs risk to anything that i do and that includes every aspect of the way i race my car. yes i have ran slicks on one occasion (borrowed from a buddy with a civic, sue me) but i prefer my BFG radials simply because i do NOT have the amount of power to justify running slicks. sadly a 100 shot of giggle gas just wont do it.

NOW that we are hopefully done with any pissing contest... your car looks great, i hope it flys and i wish you the best of luck.
Yea lol, i was not being a dick and there is no need to assume i dont know how to drive, anyways even if shit breaks i will make it stronger.
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