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Old 06-22-2012, 06:03 AM   #281
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focus's are slow. there is pretty much no way to fix that. turbo it and build it and in all reality its still slow
100% Agree...and thats sad.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:04 AM   #282
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might trade the focus for a lancer, -_-
I would too.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:24 AM   #283
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i know its a slow car, i just want it to be better. there is like 0 power in the lower rpms. high rpms in like 3rd and 4th arent bad, i just feel like the car is being held back. not really looking to turbo it... kinda wanting to go n/a built for now. but with adding turbo later in mind. looking at a few things to save for right now.

supercharged corvette = fast. lol (i dont need to be that fast) lmao, i just need to be faster than
ford focus = slower than toyota
If you go all out with the N/A be prepared to lose gas mileage , I'm all N/A but cams and my mileage stinks , its almost like driving with a bottomless gas tank .
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #284
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If you go all out with the N/A be prepared to lose gas mileage , I'm all N/A but cams and my mileage stinks , its almost like driving with a bottomless gas tank .
LOL, try 80lb/hr injectors and 18psi boost. Gas runs away from me like a dog off the leash!
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:56 PM   #285
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If you go all out with the N/A be prepared to lose gas mileage , I'm all N/A but cams and my mileage stinks , its almost like driving with a bottomless gas tank .
also get prepared to be beat by a stock v6 mustang

what is bad about being sad you got beat by a sion is that if you make your car fast enough to beat it then you just get beat by a stock mustang gt, then you make it fast enough to beat that and you get killed one with a 50 shot, fast enough to beat that and you get beat by a vette. its an addiction and a fwd eco box just isnt a good starting point. lol.. best bet is to just not race any one on a straight and just have some fun at autocross. b/c until youve got as much money and time as jim in your focus your just not a challenge for any real car on the street
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:10 AM   #286
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Tom from Focus Power has the only Focus that I know of that would put some to shame and RoushturboedZx3 (Jim) from Florida has a beast .
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:14 AM   #287
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Tom from Focus Power has the only Focus that I know of that would put some to shame and RoushturboedZx3 (Jim) from Florida has a beast .
That is an argument all by itself. Might as well add topspeed to the mix.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:27 AM   #288
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I've seen the others in action but not Top Speed so I can't compare that to them . I'm already itching to hit the road to B'ham .
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That is an argument all by itself. Might as well add topspeed to the mix.
your right about that. ive been to tom's shop dozens of times and he is the one that did all the tuning on my zetec and ive seen his stuff and believe what he has done. but as far as currently running jim and topspeed are the only focus's out there that could be considered fast. 500-600whp is a lot of power in a focus or any fwd car but is very easy power to make with a stock engine on any vette or mustang etc

i guess it all just depends on what you define fast or quick as

personally my deff of fast would have to be around 130trap any thing less is just quick and less that 14sec is slow as hell
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:06 AM   #290
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See, your definition of fast is my definition of utter insanity!! Not for track only use but i mean anything street and daily driven. Now for the Track i totally get it. Unless its a real supercar like the Ford GT, Lambo and etc.
The car's chassis and overall refinement made to handle power at that level and still be James Bond of the party lol! Not going home smelling like exhaust and race gas!
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