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Old 04-03-2008, 05:06 PM   #31
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you run it yet focorec??
aha no. I don't plan on challenging my buddy anytime soon. I don't want to risk crashing or being caught by the 5-0.

I've been in a cat n mouse chase race with a newer mercury cougar through a residential area way back when. It was stupid of me and I told myself that I would not drive like that again.

I just wanted to see if I had a chance against him........you know..just in case . We don't have a race track here so....

From the advice of a fellow FF member, I think I will look into an intake for the old zx3. Maybe new exhaust in the summer cuz my stock one is rusting
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:09 PM   #32
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dude, the intake makes it feel alot different. i have a different motor then you, but it helped alot. and like i said earlier i put one (kinda a ghetto cone filter SRI thing) on a friends zetec, and it made a HUGE difference. response was amazing, and it sounded like a racing motor haha.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:15 PM   #33
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How about this, they're all slow except the MS3, which is miles above the rest. I have owned an SVTF for some time now, and I have driven the MS3 and there is absolutely no comparison between any Ford and the MS3, except the Mustang GT, and even then, I would venture a guess that the MS3 is probably still quicker through the twisties.

Focus vs. Mazda 3, my 2.3 duratec hatchback focus with 5 speed was just as fast as my friends 5 door Mazda 3 with 2.3 duratec and 5 speed. The only difference was he was stock and I had a CAI and exhaust. The extra ~200 pounds in the mazda3 was the kicker. My 2.3 hatch was stripped bare though with only cruise control as an option. The ST Focus is heavier too, and probably would be a great competitor for the mazda3 stock for stock.
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dude, the intake makes it feel alot different. i have a different motor then you, but it helped alot. and like i said earlier i put one (kinda a ghetto cone filter SRI thing) on a friends zetec, and it made a HUGE difference. response was amazing, and it sounded like a racing motor haha.
Like a K&N cold air intake?
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:23 PM   #35
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How about this, they're all slow except the MS3, which is miles above the rest. I have owned an SVTF for some time now, and I have driven the MS3 and there is absolutely no comparison between any Ford and the MS3, except the Mustang GT, and even then, I would venture a guess that the MS3 is probably still quicker through the twisties.

Focus vs. Mazda 3, my 2.3 duratec hatchback focus with 5 speed was just as fast as my friends 5 door Mazda 3 with 2.3 duratec and 5 speed. The only difference was he was stock and I had a CAI and exhaust. The extra ~200 pounds in the mazda3 was the kicker. My 2.3 hatch was stripped bare though with only cruise control as an option. The ST Focus is heavier too, and probably would be a great competitor for the mazda3 stock for stock.
i have a 2.0 in my hatch with every option but a sunroof and i still have no problems with the 2.3 3's not messed with a speed yet but we all know what the out come of that would be. me lossing.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:26 PM   #36
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well, we took a generic $30 cone filter, and stuck it on the end of the tube where the maf comes from. i liked it cause it was like a short ram, no real chance of water getting in the motor. and we left the bottom part of the box on there to kinda hold the filter in place. yes kinda ghetto, but if you dont wanna spend $300 on an intake.
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How about this, they're all slow except the MS3, which is miles above the rest. I have owned an SVTF for some time now, and I have driven the MS3 and there is absolutely no comparison between any Ford and the MS3, except the Mustang GT, and even then, I would venture a guess that the MS3 is probably still quicker through the twisties.

Focus vs. Mazda 3, my 2.3 duratec hatchback focus with 5 speed was just as fast as my friends 5 door Mazda 3 with 2.3 duratec and 5 speed. The only difference was he was stock and I had a CAI and exhaust. The extra ~200 pounds in the mazda3 was the kicker. My 2.3 hatch was stripped bare though with only cruise control as an option. The ST Focus is heavier too, and probably would be a great competitor for the mazda3 stock for stock.
I think a Turbo+Intercooled SVT would own the Speed3 :) Not by a lot, but by a definitive amount.
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i think it would win by a good amount. 3's = heavy focus= light
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wasn't there an article in one of the focus fanatics mags or something that the MS3 was considered the fastest "FWD" <-----(not AWD) production car.....i could be wrong.....if it is the case then the MS3 really isnt a match for the poster, but my ex has the 2.3 3 and it isn[t not bad, no wow factor though
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yea, to me the three is kinda the little brother that the focus never had, and the speed is the brother on steroids. the only thing that i'm really pissed about is the fact that they have a five lug set up. and 4 wheel disk brakes.
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