Maybe in market for SVT, couple of questions - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus SVT > SVT Performance (2002-2004)

SVT Performance (2002-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L SVT DOHC Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 12-18-2003, 10:19 AM   #1
Focus Rookie
Join Date: Dec 2003
Fan#: 2208
Location: Los Angeles, CA
What I Drive: Almost dead 1994 Dodge Dakota, mostly green.

Posts: 2
FF Reputation: 1 jef3fowler Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Question Maybe in market for SVT, couple of questions

Hi, although I have never even ridden in ANY Focus I am interested in the SVT. I do have a couple of reservations. Namely traction control and availability of a LSD (Quaife or whatever). I could not find any hard info on whether there is one available although there have been several references to a LSD in these posts.

A few of the road tests (usually 2002 models) mention traction control not fully defeatable, is this fact? Or, only a 'problem' with the cold weather package?

It seems that the Jackson s/c gives a good boost in torque but not vastly improved performance figures. Is this more a problem with comparing 0-60 1/4 times etc or does the traction control stifle the improvements. How does the 50-90 in 4th improve etc.?

Are there any drag racers/autocrossers out there with any info other than removing/bypassing the fuse?

How does the SVT do in autocross (class as std. and modified with s/c and LSD)?

I would assume (always dangerous) that improving the traction with a LSD would prevent the traction control applying brakes and/or retarding ignition therefore improving performance.

Good assumption?

Any feedback?

Also, what changes for 2005.

There was an earlier post where someone suggested 'they' could get $6K discount. I am looking at possibly $5K in SoCal (LA).

I am looking for a 3 door, 6-speed with no other options except HID (not too bothered by that either). I like light. s/c and LSD to follow.

Has anyone seen the SVT in a grey like the Audi TT? Looked very cool.

Any thoughts on suspension to lower without sacrificing what is already there?

Sorry. Got carried away. Any answers appreciated.


jef3fowler is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Couple Questions.... 03_SPI_sedan SPI Performance (2000-2004) 9 06-06-2006 09:01 AM
Couple of Mod Questions foxed MK1 Focus 3 01-03-2006 01:57 PM
Couple Suspension Questions Sonicbluezx3 Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis 8 12-20-2005 03:23 PM
Couple upgrade questions Rsdnt-Evle SVT Performance (2002-2004) 2 01-08-2004 12:10 PM
couple engine questions inline_engine_lover ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) 1 10-07-2003 06:33 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 AM.

Copyright 2002-2014 All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.