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Old 03-19-2010, 04:25 AM   #11
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in your coupe its not really necessary, since you have a package tray behind the rear seats that is metal. its already helping to control the twisting forces on teh chassis. this would be a wasted mod on that car, but not on a hatchback focus. use your cash wisely lightweight rims, sticky rubber (borrowed slicks for a couple events, enough to get me jonesin' for a set) and really good brakes are the best mods ive done so far, the suspension is second on the list (koni sport kit, its only second due to ahving it dropped and inch and a half before, now its teh same height with adjustable damping, good stuff)

then i'd work on power if you feel you need more but its a balancing act with taht.
also always keep learning and trying differnet lines to find your fastest line, it might not be the same as everyone elses, or even look sane when seen done.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:33 AM   #12
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also always keep learning and trying differnet lines to find your fastest line, it might not be the same as everyone elses, or even look sane when seen done.
I've found that the best lines to drive in the focus are heavily weighted towards momentum conservation and point and shoot. Momentum consrevation cause our cars are heavy (relatively speaking). Point and shoot with trail braking works well, the focus likes to rotate, but it can bog down too.

Miata lines will not be the fastest in a focus. But you learn to identify the best lines by getting seat time!
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