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Old 11-03-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Ok I know this has probably been asked before but... I'm saving up for my focus and I wanna do some performance upgrades and don't now what to really do.. So if any focus pros could help me out I'd appreciate it!! Thanks


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Old 11-03-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:39 PM   #3
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Ok I know this has probably been asked before but... I'm saving up for my focus and I wanna do some performance upgrades and don't now what to really do.. So if any focus pros could help me out I'd appreciate it!! Thanks
You'll find some good threads to read at the top of the duratec forum but there's a thread located in the MK3 section that's been sticky'd http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314909
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I am far from a focus pro but you could start with the in/out basics. For instance a cold air intake, exhaust, and a tune. Also make sure you check out the marketplace. There are a lot of good deals.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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Not much is currently offered for the Mk3s, performance wise.

As far as true power-adders, an intake, exhaust, and tune is all that you can do currently.

Other upgrades available include stronger engine mounts, solid shifter bushings, and short shifters.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #7
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Exclamation don't waste your money til you have the skill to utilize performance add ons

seat time & take it to a track near you....
the biggest increase in performance driving comes from driver input, not horsepower. the brakes are "THE" most powerful control on almost anything with performance capabilities. the great mario andretti said more than once; " men win races on the brakes" you can make up for lots of horsepower & add on kit, by improving your skills & ability. until capable of driving the car anywhere near it's limit/s, not yours.
once you're capable of doing that, then i'd start investing in anything to physically improve engines' output performance.

newmission intake mod is probably 1st thing i'd suggest & it costs very little $$$
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=265000

look around your area for a trackday provider or performance driving school. upgrading your skill set will yield the biggest increase in performance. once you're up to speed & understand what your equipment is capable of you'll also better know what to improve on the car yourself.

if investing $$$ to go faster, the 1st thing to upgrade is your ability
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seat time & take it to a track near you....
the biggest increase in performance driving comes from driver input, not horsepower. the brakes are "THE" most powerful control on almost anything with performance capabilities. the great mario andretti said more than once; " men win races on the brakes" you can make up for lots of horsepower & add on kit, by improving your skills & ability. until capable of driving the car anywhere near it's limit/s, not yours.
once you're capable of doing that, then i'd start investing in anything to physically improve engines' output performance.

newmission intake mod is probably 1st thing i'd suggest & it costs very little $$$
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=265000

look around your area for a trackday provider or performance driving school. upgrading your skill set will yield the biggest increase in performance. once you're up to speed & understand what your equipment is capable of you'll also better know what to improve on the car yourself.

if investing $$$ to go faster, the 1st thing to upgrade is your ability
I too am a huge advocate of the Newmission. It does however rob some mpg in the city though, according to Duane's testing. In my highway experiences though I love it. Filter gets nothing but cold air
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REMEMBER for the cars in its class and price range, the focus is the most powerfull

That is against the: Mazda 3 (soon to be mazda 4), toyota corolla, honda civic, hyundai i30 and proton

If you compare it to other models like the wrx, amg a45, bmw 135i or the golf, your talking huge money jump...

Be aware of the value for money in the car...but performance wize..steeda cai or K&N drop in, exhaust + injected engineering tune is the way to go, also others like RMM and lowering the car too.. all budget dependent
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