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Old 03-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #21
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How's your motor mounts, suspension, control arms to put the hp you down?
If you're asking me, every bushing on my car is poly. The mounts are stock, but that's not difficult to change.

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I mean, because we are arguing over opinions after-all.
Exactly. To my knowledge (and this thread has proved this) no one in the States really has a running, cammed SVT/ST170, so all of this is just speculation anyhow.

To everyone trying to convince me that F/I is the way to go -- I've been around the Focus scene for quite some time, and am well aware of the pitfalls of trying to go N/A on this car. However, the way I look at it, modifying cars is basically like pissing money down the drain anyhow, so why not at least do something different?

Also, I fail to see how a pair of $750 cams is going to translate into $1500. I've already said that I'm not planning on doing a full-on 12.5:1 race build (at least not right now), so the cam grind I'm looking at is one that doesn't require valve train work. My tentative plan right now would be those cams and a Zetec head gasket.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:25 AM   #22
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I'm unsure of what you're asking me? Are you asking me personally what I am running?

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Possible, some of your power is going thru cruddy motor mounts, stock bushings. Do you have a torsen?
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Possible, some of your power is going thru cruddy motor mounts, stock bushings. Do you have a torsen?
It is a possibility, but as of currently my engine is basically stock anyway. I'm finishing other aspects before I get there.

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Drive-ability is all opinion based. From what I have seen the torque band is what gets the biggest improvement. And frankly I think the svt mill needs more top end punch. It's a great engine, but there is a lot left laying about without having to spin it to ungodly levels. Why are most focus owners hesitant to try old school hotrodding tricks.
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Tricks like what ?

I have done the cams , I had a custom set ground in 2004 from Crane and installed them with high compression , custom head work , etc , its been done this is nothing new it just isnt cost effective and why others havent done it , you need to add more then just cams , the lease I feel you need is
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This now takes you to 2500 to 3000.00 to do it right

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Drive-ability is all opinion based. From what I have seen the torque band is what gets the biggest improvement. And frankly I think the svt mill needs more top end punch. It's a great engine, but there is a lot left laying about without having to spin it to ungodly levels. Why are most focus owners hesitant to try old school hotrodding tricks.
IDK. ^^^ If I had bought a svt, Thats what I'd do. I like the svt's. I went w/ the st cause of the low grunt vs the svt.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #27
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I haven't driven an ST (well, other than the brand new one, but that's a different animal entirely), but I always thought the SVT had a decent bit of low end for a 2.0L.
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Id say go for it and post the dyno numbers.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:21 PM   #29
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I'm about 80% sure I'm doing this. Just working out the specifics...like which grind.
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So far as I'm reading, I'm the only 1 posting with cams in a SVT'ish. Remember, I'm on reground SVT cams now. No dyno #'s and I honestly can't feel any difference from stock. But according to the specs I was given from Web, they are slightly more aggressive with a little more lift; I had to change lifters to accommodate the new grind as well as use the included valve stem spacers.
Also, I haven't spec'd them yet.

I'll say this again though, according to what I was told by Web, they have grinds for the SVT. I didn't inquire as to how many or any other spec's. I only cared about what I had in hand.

But with anything N/A, compression will be your best friend. There's a thread describing my build you may want to read, if you haven't already.
On my car, it's very easy to drive. The only time I have problems is very cold starts, below 0*F. But that's only because I haven't spent enough time on the tune that cold,,, remember I'm running Corn.

A good tune, you'll have no problems DDing a built N/A SVT. I'm around 180whp and was DDing it until I cracked a windage tray.
I do advise using a mildly uprated Pressure Plate though, stock clutch disc is fine. Mine slips on hard launches and between fast/hard shifts.
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