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Old 03-01-2012, 07:57 AM   #11
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your biggest shortcoming up front is the auto.

I would talk to Bwinlkers (sp?) he has a STOCK INTERNALS 07 d20 hatch, header, IM, gutted to the dickens, running mid 12s on 100 shot spray alone with 22" slicks. Unfinished tune. He was running a wet 75 shot untuned for a long time too (Before the IM).
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:02 AM   #12
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your biggest shortcoming up front is the auto.

I would talk to Bwinlkers (sp?) he has a STOCK INTERNALS 07 d20 hatch, header, IM, gutted to the dickens, running mid 12s on 100 shot spray alone with 22" slicks. Unfinished tune. He was running a wet 75 shot untuned for a long time too (Before the IM).
I already talked to him...He was a big help
As far as the auto, the only issue that i can see is it taking a bit more power to reach my goal and may be strenth issues. That being said I am very familar with racing automatic transmissions. As a mater of fact thats all I have ever raced. I am gonna try launching a couple diffrent was to see which one works the best. Form Idle and then stalling the car against the converter.
I dont plan on tearing into the internals of the engine...unless it requires it to reach my goal. If that is the case a simple head port and valve job is all I would do
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your biggest shortcoming up front is the auto.

I would talk to Bwinlkers (sp?) he has a STOCK INTERNALS 07 d20 hatch, header, IM, gutted to the dickens, running mid 12s on 100 shot spray alone with 22" slicks. Unfinished tune. He was running a wet 75 shot untuned for a long time too (Before the IM).
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...u can't launch an automatic fwd unless u figure out a trans brake.
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^^^ GET UR FACTS STRAIT BOY! lol jk...

I imagine drag radials will be fine, i believe a stock focus auto goes high 16's? so the 3 should be about the same. When you go in April are you planning on running the car stock and then start putting the parts on slowly? that's personally what id like to see, the results of each mod or small groups of mods together to see just how they affect the car. gotta love the consistency of an automatic.

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that was for jim and el senor grande rojo
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my uncle showed me a trick to get around 8 horses out of machining the spark plug tips, i didn't believe him, but he did it for mine and i noticed a difference. your spark plugs last about 6 months though. i guess that's the only downfall
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my uncle showed me a trick to get around 8 horses out of machining the spark plug tips, i didn't believe him, but he did it for mine and i noticed a difference. your spark plugs last about 6 months though. i guess that's the only downfall
shave down the prong over the diode, correct?
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^^^ GET UR FACTS STRAIT BOY! lol jk...

I imagine drag radials will be fine, i believe a stock focus auto goes high 16's? so the 3 should be about the same. When you go in April are you planning on running the car stock and then start putting the parts on slowly? that's personally what id like to see, the results of each mod or small groups of mods together to see just how they affect the car. gotta love the consistency of an automatic.

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Mid 16's is what I figure the mazda will run. About a tenth or two slower than my focus...but mine has an exhaust on it.
I plan on do in the mods progressively like you stated, just to see what each one does for me.
Honestly I cant think of any one that races regularly that uses a manual transmission. Think you said it quite well...add to that though "Especially a computer controlled one"

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my uncle showed me a trick to get around 8 horses out of machining the spark plug tips, i didn't believe him, but he did it for mine and i noticed a difference. your spark plugs last about 6 months though. i guess that's the only downfall
I think I know what trick you are talking about. Plan on doing a little work on the spark plugs myself, mainly to remove sharp edges to help thward detonation. Not worried about plug longevity cause I probably will replace them after each race when running the nitrous
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shave down the prong over the diode, correct?
Kinda the Idea...basicly shorten the ground electrode untill it is centered with the other bit. then round the edges. Not sure how much HP is gained. I wonder if indexing them would help too. Doubtfull since the plug is in the center of the combustin chamber
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