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Old 07-22-2014, 11:38 PM   #141
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Gotcha! I have no experience with dynos! Lol
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:54 PM   #142
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To be honest, the path that most follow just doesn't produce the results for the amount of money spent. A built engine, high compression, big cams, etc ... you might see around 160whp or a little better. All depends on the tune and fuel. Good race fuel and you can see closer to 180whp. But it's not real street friendly.


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I still say that for the money, I have the best path. All in all, it's just a shaved SVT head ---> http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=303290
Nothing real special or that you can't find from another Focus.


I've gone down the bolt-on path a couple different ways and it's always the same result. None of the easy replace parts matter a bit. All these intake mod's don't do shit (CAI, TB, MAF).
If you have cams (and not some stg 1), then those things can make a difference. But otherwise, it's money wasted. But people just don't listen. They have this money burning a hole and need to buy something. And then when they do they can't admit they pissed away money for zero gain. Their highly calibrated ass tells them they made a huge change. And the snowball rolls on.

Truth is, if you're not going to do cams, don't bother doing anything else. $ per $ it's the best gains in a zetec.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:00 PM   #143
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Oh I'm planning on doing cams! Lol in planning on doing all the things lol its just a matter of time and saving! Patience is a virtue and I'd say I'm fairly wise! Lol the biggest thing for me throughout the whole process is getting the right information upfront and doing research and then more research about that research and so on until I come to the best possible conclusion. Then I proceed.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:02 PM   #144
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Because as you said $ per $ is the best gain! Why spend money on something you are going to want to, or need to change out later to get to your end goal.
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I decided to rebuild my 2002 because I'd only had it a short time and I blew the engine.

So I figured I would rebuild and I've done it by upgrading the pistons and rods (forged), the cams and springs, and the oil supply gear and the exhaust side for now. I also have a billion s interior mods and a zillion exterior mods. Including exhaust. I already have all of these parts and at some point will be starting a build thread to document my exploits.

I did all this so I don't blow the engine and I don't crash the car (again) then it should last me a really long time. H0pefully into classic car status.
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