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Old 07-31-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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Horsepower gains??

I know must of you are going to tell me "oh just search this" but i wanted to start a new thread on this topic. The 2012 Ford Focus has 160bhp. What set up do you think could get the most gains? I was thinking about a Fswerks racing exhaust with an AEM intake. What else could i do to get an increase? Is that the best choice of an intake and exhaust? or are there better options? thanks for any input. It will be greatly appreciated. As you could tell, i am new too all of this.


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The current high HP is from steeda CAI and custom exhaust
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Or go the cheap route and do a New Mission air intake, K&N air filter and lunchbox delete. With that mod. 160hp at wheels all for around 100 dolllars if you do it yourself.
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More info on the NewMission intake as I haven't heard of this one and I can do all the work myself and I'm being cheap right now after buying wheels and tires and tint.
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Or go the cheap route and do a New Mission air intake, K&N air filter and lunchbox delete. With that mod. 160hp at wheels all for around 100 dolllars if you do it yourself.
doesn't the focus come with 160hp?
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doesn't the focus come with 160hp?
At the crankshaft of the engine sure, but don't you know that there is a thing such as driveline losses and that in order to get the power to the wheels through the transmission some of that is lost through the re-direction, and some lost as friction and heat.

160 hp at the crankshaft with a 15% driveline loss is roughly 136 hp at the wheels. Never mind that most of the time you're not driving around at the peak hp or peak torque points of the engine's power/vs engine speed curve.
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stock people have been measuring between 140-148 at the wheels
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More info on the NewMission intake as I haven't heard of this one and I can do all the work myself and I'm being cheap right now after buying wheels and tires and tint.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=265000

Try here for starters
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Thanks and I did see that when I first got on this forum but forgot about it.
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At the crankshaft of the engine sure, but don't you know that there is a thing such as driveline losses and that in order to get the power to the wheels through the transmission some of that is lost through the re-direction, and some lost as friction and heat.

160 hp at the crankshaft with a 15% driveline loss is roughly 136 hp at the wheels. Never mind that most of the time you're not driving around at the peak hp or peak torque points of the engine's power/vs engine speed curve.
Why wouldn't Ford say that the focus just gets 140hp then? why add 20hp for no reason? They can't properly dyno it?
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