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Old 07-16-2011, 04:11 PM   #11
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Nice, have you ever taken it to the track? I'd be interested in seeing your 60ft numbers. Best I can do is 2.54 on street radials.
Never been to the strip, no plans since its a pig. I'm having thoughts of drving down to the FocusFest, maybe I will embarass myself on the strip there.

It won't even chirp the tires no matter how I try to launch the car. Face it, its a automatic Focus with no power under 4000 rpms. If the car had the additional torque and average hp of the 2.3 in the 1500-4000 rpm range, it would be much quicker even if the peak hp was the near same as the 2.0.

Maybe after the warranty is up a 2.3 or 2.5 will find its way under the hood.

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Old 07-16-2011, 05:05 PM   #12
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WHat are good settings to change on the ATX?

Tom tuned mine but he didnt do any changes to the tranny. I changed all 4 gears up 2mph on the RPM and then i went one click up on the shift PSI i was suprised.

When you look at the settings on the tuner and it says 2mp i really didnt think i would tell any difference but i can. Just going 1 setting better on both the MPH and the shift points made it drive way better. I dont know whats good though i just changed em all.
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:24 PM   #13
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Well if you are at the strip, keep experimenting until you find what gives you the best ET/MPH.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:43 PM   #14
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WHat are good settings to change on the ATX?

Tom tuned mine but he didnt do any changes to the tranny. I changed all 4 gears up 2mph on the RPM and then i went one click up on the shift PSI i was suprised.

When you look at the settings on the tuner and it says 2mp i really didnt think i would tell any difference but i can. Just going 1 setting better on both the MPH and the shift points made it drive way better. I dont know whats good though i just changed em all.
Tom didn't change any settings on the tune for your transmission??? I would be asking to have him retune that car...

The factory downshift schedule is pathetic at best, the line pressure is piss poor, and the shift rpm is best described as optimal for a push rod v8. There is also the ability to adjust the lock up torque schedule. I'm surprised he didn't do any of this.
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Well if you are at the strip, keep experimenting until you find what gives you the best ET/MPH.
6500RPM for a bolt-On Zetec seems to be the magical number, not only myself but other Focus & Escort owners all say the same.

I ran a 10.4@74MPH in the 1/8 with basic bolt on's and a tune. The car has been retuned yet again and I can expect to shave off some time from that. Bone stock transmission, long block, and bone stock IM & TB with full interior.

Although if your riding a sedan all that weight can't be good for the 1/4 mile times. A D-Tec responds much better to mods then a Zetec, they have a superior head design.
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Tom didn't change any settings on the tune for your transmission??? I would be asking to have him retune that car...

The factory downshift schedule is pathetic at best, the line pressure is piss poor, and the shift rpm is best described as optimal for a push rod v8. There is also the ability to adjust the lock up torque schedule. I'm surprised he didn't do any of this.
I think i need to wait till i get my wideband issues resolved.
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I just bought the new Innovate MTX-L. Time to get my tune dialled now as soon as it comes in and i can do some datalogging.
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