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Old 11-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #31
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And, that engine isn't DI, either.

Not to mention, every engine has a different response when it comes to tuning.
And the fact that these are tuned to be dogs from the factory to get the most horsepower.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #32
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I meant to put mpg not horsepower.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #33
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A throttle remap would do a lot to wake this car up, even with no hp increase. For that alone I'd be intetested in a tuning device. For guys with the DCT I assume more aggressive shift points would make a big difference too for performance. It's not all about peak hp.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #34
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A throttle remap would do a lot to wake this car up, even with no hp increase. For that alone I'd be intetested in a tuning device. For guys with the DCT I assume more aggressive shift points would make a big difference too for performance. It's not all about peak hp.
I'd love that. I'm really scared of how the dct is going to respond to that though.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:58 AM   #35
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20 hp from an ECU flash on a 2 liter N/A engine? More like 5. Don't believe the hype from CAI and exhaust companies. My Spec-V SER gained 17 total with CAI. header, exhaust and balancer delete. 5 hp gain with a Jim Wolf ecu re-flash on a SR20DE SER.
Hype from CAI companies? I dont think anyone with half a brain buys an exhaust or CAI based on hype. Its usually based on a dyno sheet or based on the knowledge that factory exhaust and intakes on cars not marketed for performance are almost always designed for low noise rather than maximum flow.

Is this the 140hp aggressive factory performance tuned DOHC 2litre SER ? The same car marketed to people looking for compact sports car. With more aggressive factory exhaust? And you were somehow surprised that you only got 25 more HP out of it? That car is good for its lightness not its power output.

The Focus is tuned for MPG and still has 160chp. Not aggressively tuned out of the box. After eliminating some flow restrictions tuning will do alot more than it would for something with an already aggressive factory tune.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:12 PM   #36
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My real world dyno was right in line with what Injen claimed so at least they were not making outrageous claims.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #37
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Hype from CAI companies? I dont think anyone with half a brain buys an exhaust or CAI based on hype. Its usually based on a dyno sheet or based on the knowledge that factory exhaust and intakes on cars not marketed for performance are almost always designed for low noise rather than maximum flow.

Is this the 140hp aggressive factory performance tuned DOHC 2litre SER ? The same car marketed to people looking for compact sports car. With more aggressive factory exhaust? And you were somehow surprised that you only got 25 more HP out of it? That car is good for its lightness not its power output.

The Focus is tuned for MPG and still has 160chp. Not aggressively tuned out of the box. After eliminating some flow restrictions tuning will do alot more than it would for something with an already aggressive factory tune.
I think you should look up some info on the sr 20 motor.
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I'd love that. I'm really scared of how the dct is going to respond to that though.
Just like a true automatic, nice firm quick shifts will save the clutches. Will last a lot longer without the mushy, slow, slippy factory engagement.
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I'm afraid with more power the dct is going to grenade.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:52 AM   #40
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Maybe, with a lot of hard launches, but for anything other than drag racing, I believe the clutches will go way sooner than the mechanicals.
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