Really disappointing 1/4 mile time - Page 2 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Racing Discussions > Drag Racing

Drag Racing The place to discuss information about drag racing stats, tips and events. Track sanctioned events only.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-28-2004, 03:38 PM   #11
rfinger
/fail
 
rfinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Fan#: 2799
Location: Brighton, TN
What I Drive: F150 FX4

Posts: 3,192
FF Reputation: 1 rfinger Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
If he is that slow with an MTX i hate to see how slow mine would be
__________________
F150 FX4

"When everything works, it's a sheer joy to drive." - Jeremy Clarkson
rfinger is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-28-2004, 05:13 PM   #12
BlkZX3
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Fan#: 473
Location: Reston/Newport News, VA
What I Drive: El Huevo Negro

Posts: 2,649
FF Reputation: 1 BlkZX3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
You make peak power at 5875 or so, so shifting at around 6000 or allittle above puts you right where you want to be in the next gear.

Do not rob yourself of power by shifting at 5500.
BlkZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2004, 05:32 PM   #13
EuroZX3
Focus Fanatic
 
EuroZX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Fan#: 39
Location: Denver, CO
What I Drive: 05 Black Scion TC

Posts: 3,861
FF Reputation: 1 EuroZX3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
Word ^^^

Shift around 5800. blk is right. your trap speed is way too low and its definately not your 60 ft time. shift differently, put a smaller rim up front next time you race, and try to lose some more weight.
__________________
Quote:
Originally posted by darkpuppet
needs more cowbell
EuroZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2004, 02:32 PM   #14
_RED_
Sonic's MK3 Crew #02
 
_RED_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Fan#: 10712
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 2014 Fiesta ST

Posts: 8,056
FF Reputation: 2 _RED_ Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
i running a 17.1 and im pretty much stock i ficsh in third gear
__________________
'14 Fiesta ST bone stock
Moderator: Third Generation Ford Focus, DURATEC Ti-VCT GDI Performance Chat & Florida regional section
_RED_ is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2004, 08:20 PM   #15
Dangerous-Focus
Focus Enthusiast
 
Dangerous-Focus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Fan#: 2695
Location: Clarkston, Michigan
What I Drive: 2003 Liquid Gray ZX3

Posts: 346
FF Reputation: 1 Dangerous-Focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
im modded a little and i finish in fourth...
__________________
This is a shit storm and your 'bout to get showered

15.8@87.17
http://www.savageddr.com/valeforknights/avatar.gif
Dangerous-Focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2004, 09:51 PM   #16
mconrada
Focus Addict
 
mconrada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Fan#: 1652
Location: Surf City, NC
What I Drive: 91 mx5

Posts: 919
FF Reputation: 1 mconrada Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'm mildly modded and finish in fourth... best time so far was a 15.63 with a 60ft time of 2.17. Use the beltronic to practice your launches... I've found it best to slightly feather the clutch than to just drop it.
mconrada is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2004, 07:03 AM   #17
Karifan
Focus Enthusiast
 
Karifan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1383
Location: Coatesville PA
What I Drive: '05 Sentra SE-R Spec V

Posts: 207
FF Reputation: 1 Karifan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
not to hijack this thread but what can I expect with an auto tranny, below is the short list of my mods:

K&N FIPKII
FC 65 mm TB (ported)
Borla CatBack
KYB GR2 allround suspension
Pirelli p6 4 season tires.

I will be going to the track at Maple Grove tomorrow to find out for myself.
But what can I expect? mid 16/s? or higher
__________________
0-60 in under ..............
Karifan is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2004, 07:39 AM   #18
Cruzn2aFSTfocus
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Fan#: 5731
Location: Belleville, Illinois
What I Drive: 2000 blue zx3

Posts: 391
FF Reputation: 1 Cruzn2aFSTfocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Try to get those Motegis off the front and the stock back on. I also have Motegis and they are HEAVY. I think that should help you out a little. Also if you have friends take out ur spare and place it in one of their cars.
__________________
Your honda has 1.6 liters yet my bottle of mountain dew has 2.

STOP=Squeel tires on pavement
No cop No stop
Cruzn2aFSTfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2004, 12:57 AM   #19
tunedfocuzx3
That Iowa Guy
 
tunedfocuzx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Fan#: 11992
Location: Davenport, Iowa / STL, IA
What I Drive: 02 Sonic Blue Mustang GT

Posts: 6,147
FF Reputation: 13 tunedfocuzx3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
Karifan, if you still got those heffer subs in the back u might run low 18's. Take them out then you'd probably run mid to high 16s hopefully.
__________________
2002 Focus SVT #3533 - JRSC w/BBK

"Zombie kill of the week?"
tunedfocuzx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2004, 01:00 AM   #20
GCubes
Focus Enthusiast
 
GCubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5663
Location: Quebec, Canada
What I Drive: Black MazdaSpeed3

Posts: 443
FF Reputation: 1 GCubes Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Update

I went out tonight to run some 1/4 mile with the Beltronic… here’s the results:

1) 16.22 @ 85.2 (not sure about the validity of this one)
2) 16.40 @ 83.4
3) 16.50 @ 82.7
4) 16.55 @ 82.6
5) 16.55 @ 82.7
6) 16.60 @ 81.8
7) 16.85 @ 82.2
8) 16.98 @ 80.5
9) 17.02 @ 79.0

So, on average 16.6, right where I thought I should be.

I launched at 2500rpm and shifted at 5500rpm (fall to 4000rpm on the following gear). I’ve also always finished in 4th.
I have no idea how and what I did to finish in 3rd at the track… the rpm tonight was climbing too much to stay in 3rd all the way.

I can’t wait to get a better official time at the track. It might have to wait until next spring though, the track season is near the end.
__________________
May 2007: I sold the Focus for a new 2007 MazdaSpeed3
GCubes is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New best 1/4 mile time MVent Drag Racing 10 10-09-2007 08:06 PM
First time at the track 1/8th mile venomfocus General Racing Chat 6 06-26-2007 10:44 AM
ST 1/4 mile results at Lebanon Valley ... firemanfrank Drag Racing 16 04-24-2007 12:15 AM
1/4 mile time? blkfocusaem SVT Performance (2002-2004) 24 11-26-2003 09:32 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.