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Old 07-04-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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increase performance

hey guys,

i was just wondering, as im not a specialist on these things.
what could i do to increase the power of acceleration and speed of my car?
i dont wanna put alot of money in, but i wanna have better acc... what should i do?
i got 1.6L 16V 1999 ford.


(by the way, didnt want to make a new post for it so ill ask here, when i start the engine on cold... my revs are quet hight for atleast 5mins, above 1000,when it warms up, it goes kinda low... id say below 1000revs and when u stand in one place and u stear wheel to side, it goes even lower as it would want to die. sorry not really good at explainin things but ill hope u get wat im sayin.)

thats when its cold (well its still kinda warm as i just came back home 30mins ago)


thats when it warms up


thats when u stear wheel to sides... it goes down even more but when u straighten the wheel it goes back to 900revs



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Old 07-04-2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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Hello from the U.S. As far as performance goes, you could get a CAI (cold air intake) and a good cat back exhaust for your car. This will help free up some power. Also a good performance tune helps.
As far as the engine rpms, this is normal. It revs high to get the motor up to operating temp. The colder it is out side the longer it will take to warm up the motor.
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by the "cat back exhaust" u mean full system or only back box?
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The full system is your best bet. Something like the MagnaFlow system or the Focus Sport has a good system. A couple of good web sites to check out are www.steedafocus.com
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what about CAI, there are so many of them! wats the best to get for a good price.
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Your engine revs are normal. When started cold, the engine idles higher to warm up the catalytic converter fast (emissions thing). As the engine warms up, the idle goes down. When the engine is hot, your idle should be right around 800rpms. Your rpms go down when you turn the steering wheel side to side because you are activating the power steering pump that draws off of the crank. I have an AEM cai and enjoy it. Good gains throughout the entire power curve. Also, are you sure that it is a 1.6L?? Should be a 2.0 unless there is an engine optin for the Focus that I didn't know about

BTW, you would get a much better response on these kinds of things if you post up in the "ZETEC performance chat" thread.

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yeah, there is loads of them wit different engine sizes. i got the smallest 1.6L, i got this one as it was my first car + low insurance.
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