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Old 09-19-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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2013+ ST? DELETE your balance shafts already!!!

The 2013+ Focus ST features a gargantuan pair of counter rotating steel shafts driven by the crankshaft. This unit is designed to smooth out engine vibrations, however it adds not only considerable weight to the front of the vehicle, but adds tremendous mass to the rotating assembly. Removing this unit allows the engine to rev much freer, akin to adding a lightweight flywheel. Remember, the sooner a turbo car gets into boost, the more fun you're going to have. Of course your ALSO transmitting MORE horsepower to the wheels by reducing parasitic drag!


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Old 09-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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Big ol beehotch runs damn near 19 pounds.

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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Is this same balancing setup in the N/A 2012+ Focus GDI motors?
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Regular 2.0's do not have balance shafts
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Very similar to the 23 motors. It does make a BIG noticeable difference.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:47 PM   #6
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any feedback on the longevity of the motors after this was done?
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:38 PM   #7
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Yes. We have installed hundreds on worldwide without a single issue. Multiple hundreds of thousands of miles on personal vehicles, including race cars.

zero problems.
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Would this be a warranty killer?
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Would this be a warranty killer?
Absolutely, should you have a problem with the engine later that could be directly traced back to you tampering with the balance shafts and opening the oil pan. Of course that's if you do have power train damage due to the increased vibrations.
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Only way to determine it was in there would be if the pan was opened up, and the only reason that would be done under warranty was if your motor was kaput. Which really doesnt happen often/within the warranty period.

Yes, a dealer mechanic might take the "easy way out" and attempt to blame a BSD, but they would have to prove that it caused whatever failure occured per the Magnuson Moss act of 1975.

We all know that removing the balance shafts does NOT reduce engine life, and if anything may increase it by removing the additional stress.

So personally, I wouldnt hesitate to install one if it's under warranty.
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