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Old 04-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #11
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I've made a a couple posts regarding issues with the acceleration on this motor. I drive a 5 speed so no automatic variable there. When the car was new (under 2000 miles) I had 3 instances when the car would buck/surge for a couple seconds before smoothing out. It hasn't happened in a while but just one thing to note. The car still however experiences micro surges periodically under throttle. The lead foreman I rode with stated it was because Ford leans them out so much in the tune dept. to get the mpg ratings so high. Still annoying to have to deal with.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #12
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Mash the gas pedal before letting off the brake. The car has a built in rev limiter, and it will hold at about 2500RPM, and I guarantee no delay on take off! I use it like launch control, but plan on some tire roasting if you have T/C off!
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I've made a a couple posts regarding issues with the acceleration on this motor. I drive a 5 speed so no automatic variable there. When the car was new (under 2000 miles) I had 3 instances when the car would buck/surge for a couple seconds before smoothing out. It hasn't happened in a while but just one thing to note. The car still however experiences micro surges periodically under throttle. The lead foreman I rode with stated it was because Ford leans them out so much in the tune dept. to get the mpg ratings so high. Still annoying to have to deal with.
Hasn't happened to me yet.
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Hasn't happened to me yet.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:20 PM   #15
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The best advice I can give is to replace the OEM filter with a K&N drop-in. I know that people would rather not have to pay for what should be 'normal' performance, but it greatly improves tip-in response. You won't notice anything but smoother acceleration, but it's nice to know that the car will move when you press on the accelerator. If you want a little more HP after the swap, just remove the snorkel from in front of the radiator support.

I will be moving this to the 2012+ Ti-VCT Performance thread
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i drive around town in sport mode and i find that this helps a bit w/ the bog down and delay vs. driving around in drive....not great but a bit better.
Agreed. I do notice that if I stay in sport mode more often it improves. When I added the CAI it reduced the lag even further.
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