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Old 12-19-2008, 09:27 PM   #11
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Well have to wait and find out.

I for one think this could be a nice addition to the site.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #12
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hopefully we can get enough information that may-be miss-information lead to this area, so then people can find the correct information.
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:13 AM   #13
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I think if Tom, 03OrangeSVT and a couple other tuning guys watch over the forum and keep the BS to a minimum this will be a great tool for us. The key as Tom said will be to keep the bad info and opinions of those who have not done the background work out of here!
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:28 PM   #14
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I feel this will be a never ending misinformation part of the forum and 98% of the people that will answer questions in here probly shouldnt be , I dont feel it is a good idea at all

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Why come in to it with such a negative attitude Tom? We all know that there will be disagreements, but this is a tuning forum, not the tuning gospel according to Tom L. I for sure respect your work but within reason unless they are totally pulling stuff from their rear ends, a healthy tuning discussion should be welcomed!
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:14 PM   #15
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So if some one post something that hurts an engine , Thats ok ? as long as its talked about in a Forum ?

Nothing that I say should be taken as the tuning gospel according to Tom , If you do you shouldnt

People will answer questions with pulling things our of there "rear ends" its already happened if you look in here already

People will post guesses , thoughts , Hmmm it could bees , opinions and when it comes to tuning those could be worse then not knowing anything at all , Its already happening !

I am all for a Tuning forum as long as those answering have the background to back it up and understand tuning the Focus

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Old 12-20-2008, 01:53 PM   #16
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Tom,
With today's hi-tech engines, drivetrains, etc., you are absolutely right about the post containing the correct info.! I sure wouldn't want to rely on guesses, opinions, etc. for my vehicle-especially if it involves more power or, more performance! This is serious, and
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I'll consider buying a "Tune", when a strictly fuel economy tune becomes available. We all know gas will be back to $4 in no time, and I suspect a majority of Focus owners are running mostly stock engines, all of whom would appreciate better MPG, rather than more performance.

Since I haven't seen anything of the sort for the Focus..... perhaps such a "Tune" is not possible.

Oh....I'll be quite willing to test out any beta versions you might come up with. My engine is stock with a Steeda SRI. I could use a few more MPG......so could everybody else.

I want more performance.
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A good tune should do both better MPG and added performance

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^^^^^Maybe. But surely a good "tune" that was specifically MPG oriented, would give more MPGs. I think the problem with a MPG Tune, would be the testing. You can't just put the car on a dyno, and come up with any accurate results, like a performance tune.

You've got to drive the car through several tank-fulls, under a controlled situation.....like certain temperatures, with the same type of driving. This is difficult to do, but possible.
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I dont agree , The ECU controles the amount of fuel used in idle and part throttle and it works so well that it does not need to be changed , there are a few things that will help MPG and in most cases are the same exact things that help performance

What makes for more performance is a more efficiant combustion this is also the same thing that helps MPG

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