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Old 02-29-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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13's for $2500.00

I got to thinking the other day about this up coming racing season and the budjet that I have and came up with this: A 13 second pass for 2500 bucks. The subject for this exsperment is my 05 Mazda 3 with a 2.0L, While not a focus the engines and transmissions are very similar. The car is very close to stock. Only mods are a customized air box, Grounded Throttle body and rear "dog bone" Mount.

I have a Nitrous kit already sitting in the garage Waiting to be installed. so I plan on using that.
Other plans to get me there:
Light weight wheels and drag radials
Nitrous controller and assorted Nitrous installation assesories
Header
Custom built exhaust(have welder and know how to use it), or the tru bendz off of the focus.(if it will fit)
Lentech Valve body and some syntetic transmission fluid (for reliability)
Wide band O2
Remove AC belt, but leave compressor (has electric power steering so thats not an option)
Possible weight reduction, although i would like to keep the car looking good
Possible other mods involve porting the throttle body and thinning the shaft mainly for throttle response, but with out some sort of fuel management I am not sure if that will work
Issues that I will have
There is no tune available for the car yet, with none being planned as far as I know. So in order to adust A/F I would have to get a piggy back controller.
The header for the car is 500 bux. Ouch! So I was thinking/hoping that some one had one for a focus sitting in the garage or even on their car that I could borrow to see about fittiment issues. I figure a grand total in wheels and tires, Valve body 450, Header 500,the rest of the Nitrous componets may be 300. so thats about 2250, unless I can find parts cheaper...belive me I am looking.
If everything goes according to plan I should have this accomplished by the end of the racing season this year. I will be heading to the strip in april to get a base line to see what I have to work with.

So now all I need is your input (Just pretend it is a auto focus with a Dtech motor)



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Old 02-29-2012, 06:04 AM   #2
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isnt running nitrous untuned EXTREMELY unsafe for the engine?
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:01 AM   #3
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a small like 25 shot is fine untuned, anything more then that you need a tune and it will shorten your engines life. you will probably need a 150 shot to go 13's
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isnt running nitrous untuned EXTREMELY unsafe for the engine?
Yes...still researching my management options. What ever I get is going to be spendy.
I have been looking into This
I did some thinking and discovered that I can save a little money on tires so that should help.

Not sure how much nitrous I am going to need gonna have to do a base line and then go from there
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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IMO

i think its going to be really really hard... unless you find everything used... $1500 for a turbo kit, a free tune, and other cheap supporting mods.

if you get the nitrous hooked up and running good youll be in the low 14's with all that you mentioned,

save on the lightweight wheels and just buy 2 very good tires for the front. Also weight reduction, take out every seat but the drivers, and strip it inside of everything you dont use... -200lbs can shave off time in the 1/4 you know...
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:05 AM   #6
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I agree. I know it was gonna be hard when i came up with the idea. I think you are right about the wheels and tires. However. Gonna keep my plan for the fronts mainly because i want a shorter tire. It will help with my gear ratio a bit
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seeing as this is a very specific, track oriented goal id say dont get drag radials, go straight for slicks. Weight reduction will help a lot too.
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dont get drag radials, go straight for slicks. .
Just curious as to why. Have friends that run low 11s on Drag radials...I have actually never used DR's just slicks, but that was only cause they we 100 bux for the pair
May be cause of the fwd thing?? please exsplain.
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He don't need full slicks u can't launch an automatic fwd unless u figure out a trans brake. U definitely need a custom dyno tune especially with and automatic with nitrous at least $600 just for that. Don't take this the wrong way but it seems like alot of work cause of not starting with the right base/car. Good luck let's see how far u go
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I dont know what you are talking about. I picked the perfect base car it pretty, comfy and gets good gas mileage.Lol. Gonna be a challenge for sure. But that is why I chose to do this. Already built s 13 sec camaro and i almost put no effort into it, so this should be really fun
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