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Old 11-02-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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Lightbulb 2012 Focus 2.0L Ti-VCT GDI I-4 MOD suggestions

Ok guys, you've all played around with your 2.0's and modded the hell out of them. What do you think the new 2012 Focus 2.0 would benefit from the most? Best bang for the buck type of deal. This is a brand new engine and not much data is out there to showcase mod improvements so it's all speculation. I figured I'd ask some people who would have good insight into what would actually work or what worked the best for them. Any input is appreciated.


  • Engine type 2.0L Ti-VCT GDI I-4
  • Engine electronics Powertrain Control Module
  • Displacement 2.0 liters (121.99 cu. in.)
  • Horsepower (SAE net@rpm) 160 @ 6500 rpm
  • Torque (lb. ft. @ rpm) 146 @ 4450 rpm
  • Compression ratio 12.0:1
  • Bore x stroke (in.) 3.44 x 3.27
  • Main bearings Micro-bored aluminum alloy
  • Valve lifters Direct-acting mechanical bucket
  • Fuel delivery Direct injection
  • Recommended fuel Regular
  • Exhaust Single, stainless steel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=R15VWg2scQk
<-not my video... skip to 5:00 to see the engine bay.


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Old 11-03-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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I just got mine too. I have ordered a K&N drop in. As you can see its already sucking in cool air. I'm deleting 2 mufflers on the airbox. Thats all you need as far as intake. Dont waste your money on metal intakes that trap heat. just sayin man....
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I would hold off on doing much modding till some tuning come out for this engine ,

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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i still stand by just popping off the top cover of the airbox, the cone filter ford uses is darn close to any extra gains from an aftermarket cone and it sounds much better.
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e30og , How is that changing your fueling ?

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Empirical evidence is what is needed.

If i wanted what to base a purchase on what someones butt feels I would be buying ass and not performance parts.

I'm waiting on a tune.
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e30og , How is that changing your fueling ?

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None whatsoever, nothing I can notice at least, and I do a LOT of mixed driving. Temperature outside makes more of a difference on mileage than an intake or a filter.
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You would be shocked to put a datalogger on the 2012 and see what happens with just changing the drop in filter , adding headers almost any change

This engine is new to the Focus but not new to me I have been working with it in the Mazda for a few years

I wouldnt do many changes to the 2012 till some tuning comes out

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i still stand by just popping off the top cover of the airbox, the cone filter ford uses is darn close to any extra gains from an aftermarket cone and it sounds much better.
I took the top off mine for a tank and didn't see any mpg difference. It actually seemed to lag more with the lid off. other than sound I'm not sure it's much of an improvement.. (I like the silent treatment/ sleeper look from my cars).
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I just got mine too. I have ordered a K&N drop in. As you can see its already sucking in cool air. I'm deleting 2 mufflers on the airbox. Thats all you need as far as intake. Dont waste your money on metal intakes that trap heat. just sayin man....
Are you modding your stock airbox or modding the exhaust? I've been thinking about doing a first exhaust muffler delete but I'm concerned about the sound.
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