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Old 08-09-2009, 08:56 PM   #21
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Installed a Steeda strut tower brace.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:11 PM   #22
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Put the steelies back on, and had 1/2 a tank of gas, but no other changes. Best run to date.

RT ... .000 / .062
60 ... 2.486 / 2.486
330 ... 7.079 / 7.070
1/8 ... 10.901 / 10.877
MPH ... 64.62 / 64.87
1000 ... 14.167 / 14.138
1/4 ... 16.954 / 16.921
MPH ... 80.42 / 80.65
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today i just ran a 16.3 with an auto by manually shifting it in my wagon. but i do have a tune and it is awesome...but i really need the tune from tom. stock intake w/ cone filter, 65mm throttle body, 4-2-1 header, screamin demon coil pack, and steeda tune....oh and all seats out, no spare tire
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today i just ran a 16.3 with an auto by manually shifting it in my wagon. but i do have a tune and it is awesome...but i really need the tune from tom. stock intake w/ cone filter, 65mm throttle body, 4-2-1 header, screamin demon coil pack, and steeda tune....oh and all seats out, no spare tire
A lot of people are saying that manually shifting is a bad thing. Have you had any issues with yours? Is your trans stock? What tune do you have?
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this is my second tranny. i screwed the other one up by messing around and slamming into the gears. even as a daily driver i use manually shifting...just makes me feel like a manual. this trans i've had for awhile now and it still runs great. the trans is stock. i bought the sct xcal3 from steeda and it's their tune but it's not a great one. i need to get the one from tom soon. when the tune tho i can change how hard it shifts...i make it softer for daily driving but harder than stock and for the track i make it firm. oh and by the way my car with me in it weighs over 2700lbs.
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Air up in the back tire , tire and jack out , is all good advise but with the times you have you wont see anything from it just yet

Like stated a tune to change the shift points and PSI would be good and make the ATX safer as the clutches would not be slipping as much , I wouldnt do the Lentech stuff till your making more power

A SVT header , tune , A/F Gauge and some more practice will help a lot

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A SVT header , tune , A/F Gauge and some more practice will help a lot

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does the svt header flow better than the obx 4-2-1? but i do need an a/f guage asap! also i launch from idle...is that bad? when i power brake around 2500 rpm it's slower of the line and i get slower times
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Well, I think I've beat this stock focus as fast as it's going to go. Went out tonight, and fell back some. No changes since last time.('cept trans flush) Had between 1/2, and 3/4 tank of gas.

Oh, and my first red light.

RT ... -.003 / .250 / .170 / .117
60 ... 2.538 / 2.527 / 2.490 / 2.517
330 ... 7.173 / 7.160 / 7.093 / 7.139
1/8 ... 11.000 / 10.989 / 10.914 / 10.973
MPH ... 64.58 / 64.52 / 64.62 / 64.41
1000 ... 14.276 / 14.276 / 14.187 / 14.249
1/4 ... 17.065 / 17.060 / 16.976 / 17.044
MPH ... 80.44 / 80.32 / 80.44 / 80.22

Looks like it's time to start modding, and see how each part improves these times.

First up will be gauges, to keep tabs on everything. And, second will be a tune.
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Just an update.

Removed the Steeda strut tower brace about a month ago. Removed lunchbox today.

Snow tires are on the steelies now too. So, I'll be needing wheels, and tires for next spring.
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why did you take the strut tower brace out
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