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Old 12-21-2008, 09:55 AM   #21
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Pardon. But I am now a tad confused about this forum and its purpose as 'tuning' can be interpreted so widely (well, maybe just me). So may I ask what sorts of subjects are to be entertained here? A.K.A. Would a discussion of spark plugs be appropriate? Or do we limit the discussion to things not of a 'hardware' nature? just trying to understand the ground rules a bit better.
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^^^^^The "Tune" you get from the factory is a compromise between performance, emissions, and MPG, which of course are all related. It is not the best possible for MPG alone.....IMHO. I am sure it could be adjusted for MPG specifically.

Now whether a company could make any money off such a "Tune" is debatable. The Tune would have to be cost-effective. If it took 10 years of gas saving to pay for itself, I'm not interested. But if the gas savings were sufficient to pay for the thing in say 2-3 years....I am interested.

The word "Tune" as commonly used on this forum, relates to an ECU tuning program.....and is not particularly hardware related. That's the way I see it anyway.
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Pardon. But I am now a tad confused about this forum and its purpose as 'tuning' can be interpreted so widely (well, maybe just me). So may I ask what sorts of subjects are to be entertained here? A.K.A. Would a discussion of spark plugs be appropriate? Or do we limit the discussion to things not of a 'hardware' nature? just trying to understand the ground rules a bit better.
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There is another thread pertaining to spark plugs, here is the link..http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143976
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There is another thread pertaining to spark plugs, here is the link..http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143976
The question is not that there is another thread, the question is meant to stand alone.
I.E. It's an inquiry as to topics.
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Well to put simply I would agree with bluefront's statement above, its pertaining to ECU tuning, not actual hardware, like what plugs should I buy, or gap them too, etc. I would expect to see questions regarding changing things in your cars tune.
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Well to put simply I would agree with bluefront's statement above, its pertaining to ECU tuning, not actual hardware, like what plugs should I buy, or gap them too, etc. I would expect to see questions regarding changing things in your cars tune.
I am fine with that. Then my 'other' post about the Xcal2 is in the wrong spot and should be moved as its product related.
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finally a thread for tuning... YEEEEEEEEY!
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I think it's a great idea. However, to cut down on the need for sub-forum after sub-forum and to clear up potential confusion. People starting threads in here should specify what type of engine they are discussing, i.e. Dtec, Ztec, SPI, etc.
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I'm glad there are people like Tom and others here who actually know specifics about tuning...I could only give an account about how the tuning of my car has helped MPG's and help make my Focus have better performance. Because of tuning my car at a reputable shop (DynoSpeed Racing) I have the advantage of going in and they always check out my car if something seems amiss. This should be a good Forum, if like it has been said dangerous and incorrect information doesn't bombard the forum...
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I think that, overall, the tuning forum is going to be great. Yes, people will respond with answers that may not be correct, but how is that different than any other area of the discussion boards? I mean, that's the idea of forums: bounce ideas and gather info, is it not?

As far as causing damage, it will just have to be understood that any info on here is not guaranteed. It's not much different than taking advice from unqualified people that shouldn't answer engine (internal) questions or car audio questions.

As long as the forum is watched, I think it will be great. I know I've been wanting one for a while.
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