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Old 07-18-2012, 12:00 AM   #11
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That is why you DO alter the suspension. You can only push the stock stuff so far, even with the stock horsepower.
Very true however I just want the extra power under the hood.
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I've been searching around. FSWERKS' header gives an amazing gain compared the F2 and Obx respectively. I think my car may be an exclusive FSWERKS product. Nothing wrong with that at all.

Should I get it all now or wait for a tune to be released?
People have seen good gains now, but there does seem to be an issue with the engines running to lean that can't be fixed until tuning becomes available
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #13
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So waiting is more beneficial?
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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Current a/f ratio's aren't in a danger range, but ultimately waiting for tune availability is the safest route possible.
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Sounds like you shoulda' bought an ST as a better starting point and platform for mods. Flywheel? If you're seriously going that far since those costs are going to add up the ST makes much more sense and you get a warranty.
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When I change out my clutch I can see a lighter flywheel going in aswell haha.

I say wait for tuning before a header, even with intake and exhaust you will see anywhere from 15*20HP increase with just those two. Check the dyno thread p
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:02 PM   #17
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I think I'll be content for a while if I can get it near 190 crankhorse and you get close with just a intake and exhaust which really surpised me and made me happy. I don't want to find out the clutch limits or run the car on the ragged edge like I did with my 1st gen Eclipse which was pushing it with 400hp with just bolt-ons but putting out that many ponies out of 122ci (2.0L) is pretty sweet.
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Not everyone wants/needs an ST. A flywheel is not a difficult installation and only requires one special tool that most wrenches already have and/or can get.

It's easy to just buy a car that is outfitted a certain way. It's another to actually put your own blood and sweat into making it your own. And what will people do with the ST? Mod it. Guess they should all just wait for an RS. And what will people do with an RS? Mod it.

Though I guess nowadays most people just pay someone else to do the work...
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Not everyone wants/needs an ST. A flywheel is not a difficult installation and only requires one special tool that most wrenches already have and/or can get.

It's easy to just buy a car that is outfitted a certain way. It's another to actually put your own blood and sweat into making it your own. And what will people do with the ST? Mod it. Guess they should all just wait for an RS. And what will people do with an RS? Mod it.

Though I guess nowadays most people just pay someone else to do the work...
I don't see why paying someone is such a bad thing. Hell, if I could afford it Id pay someone to finish the Talon. I don't have the time or the tools to finish it the way I want.
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Just saying since most people aren't going to touch tranny or engine internals on a new car with the chance it could hurt a warranty issue. I'm never going to go as far as a flywheel without pushing a few other things first if I'm going to make it faster. Yes,when the clutch goes (in a long time I hope) I'd consdier some options but not with a new tranny.

Still,I'd start with a more moddable platform since you'll spend a butload of money on a standard Focus just to get it close to an ST while the ST will move you up in class of performance cars but a mellow looking SE Focus would be an awesome sleeper.
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