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Old 02-11-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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2013-2014 Focus ST Calibration from Ford Racing Now Available

I just saw today that this is now available!

There are three packages:
1. Tune w/ spark plug set
2. Above + Cold Air Intake
3. Above + Cat Back Exhaust

I had been patiently waiting for the Mountune tune to become available. Last I heard they were waiting on CARB approval and is supposed to be offered through Ford Racing as well. I wonder if I should get this now, or keep waiting for Mountune.

I like that Mountune includes an intercooler and it appears that it's torque curve it higher throughout and is about 50 lb-ft more torque than Ford's. Also, Mountune increases HP by 25 whereas Ford Racing's is higher across the RPM range but about the same peak HP as stock.

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Old 02-11-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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I just saw today that this is now available!

There are three packages:
1. Tune w/ spark plug set
2. Above + Cold Air Intake
3. Above + Cat Back Exhaust

I have been patiently waiting for the Mountune tune to become available. Last I heard they were waiting on CARB approval and is supposed to be offered through Ford Racing as well.

I like that Mountune includes an intercooler and it appears that it's torque curve it higher throughout and is about 50 lb-ft more torque than Ford's. Also, Mountune increases HP by 25 whereas Ford Racing's is higher across the RPM range but about the same peak HP as stock.

Thoughts.
The mountune kit makes far less torque than the Ford racing calibration. Where on earth did you see otherwise? The MP275 kit makes 400 Nm or 295 lb-ft of torque at the peak vs.360 lb-ft of torque from the Ford racing tune as a peak value.



FRPP tune makes over 350 lb-ft of torque vs the 295 lb-ft from the Mountune



The Mountune kit does extract 19 more horsepower at 5500 rpm than the stock Focus ST, but the only real benefit I see from the Mountune is the intercooler change which will let it run harder for longer, but at the same time Ford drops in a two heat range colder plug with their much more aggressive calibration as far as the torque is concerned.

The colder plugs and their calibration is said to be safe for the Turbo and Catalyst v.s. some of their competitors which over speed and over heat the turbo and over heat the catalyst.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:45 PM   #3
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Sorry, I didn't catch the Nm vs lb-ft. That puts everything in a whole different perspective. I think the Ford kit is cheaper as well. Seems like a really great option. That and it's coming direct from Ford, so I would feel much better about it not tearing up the car for being too aggressive. Thanks.

Question...I see that the Ford chart indicating 93 octane. What do you think the effect will be with 91 octane? That's about all there is in Arizona (save for a few 100 octane places).
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Sorry, I didn't catch the Nm vs lb-ft. That puts everything in a whole different perspective. I think the Ford kit is cheaper as well. Seems like a really great option. That and it's coming direct from Ford, so I would feel much better about it not tearing up the car for being too aggressive. Thanks.

Question...I see that the Ford chart indicating 93 octane. What do you think the effect will be with 91 octane? That's about all there is in Arizona (save for a few 100 octane places).
Performance should be fairly close on 91 octane but this is also the minimum you can safely run on their calibration.

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...KeyField=24025
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:22 PM   #5
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Yea, I saw the minimum 91 octane requirement. I have no problem with that. If I can pay for a ST3 and a tune, I should be able to swing 91 octane gas. My concern was just that I don't think that 93 exists in Arizona and I don't want to pay for a tune that nets very little gain because of the fuel available to me.

Thanks again! I think I will be calling my Ford Racing Parts dealer tomorrow.
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Already purchased the frpp kit, not doing exhaust though.

I have 93 octane all around, but 10% ethanol.
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I spoke with a Ford Racing rep yesterday at Autorama in Detroit as i had a few questions about the performance calibration kit.

Q - what gains with the Ford Racing exhaust as i want to keep the stock exhaust if the gains are minimal.
A - they found no gains with the Ford racing exhaust if anything the stock exhaust showed more power.

Q - how does the fuel mileage differ after the tune if I don't go crazy on the throttle all the time.
A - they saw an increase in fuel mileage at times after the tune.

Q - How many hours involved to install the kit.
A - He didn't have a installation estimate but suggested installing the cold air intake myself and then it would take about an hour for the spark plugs and Pro calibration. he said they don't want people trying to install the plugs themselves in case they cross thread them.

I walked away being excited about getting the M-9603A-FST performance calibration kit.
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Well,the only way i would go this route is if i was worried about warranty.And thats a whole other Thread.Talking tune wise though I will stick with MR. Torries tune.Unleashed tuning 350-360 TQ and 250-260 whp out of his tune advertised on other forums.$395 sct tuner.Tunes and upgrade files for life.Plus i dont think FRPP tune has Launch Control or power control in 1st and 2nd.Which come to good use at Norwalk Summit Raceway.LOL.Been running for 33,00 miles on my PB ST.no problems and just changed plugs fri. and they look great.Other positive replies from FS werks and Cobb also,but im not running there setup.
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I spoke with a Ford Racing rep yesterday at Autorama in Detroit as i had a few questions about the performance calibration kit.

Q - what gains with the Ford Racing exhaust as i want to keep the stock exhaust if the gains are minimal.
A - they found no gains with the Ford racing exhaust if anything the stock exhaust showed more power.

Q - how does the fuel mileage differ after the tune if I don't go crazy on the throttle all the time.
A - they saw an increase in fuel mileage at times after the tune.

Q - How many hours involved to install the kit.
A - He didn't have a installation estimate but suggested installing the cold air intake myself and then it would take about an hour for the spark plugs and Pro calibration. he said they don't want people trying to install the plugs themselves in case they cross thread them.

I walked away being excited about getting the M-9603A-FST performance calibration kit.
Well u need to have the intake off to get to #4 spark plug.The one on drivers side.Just changed the plugs friday myself.Put new stockers back in,33000 miles on originals.
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What tune should I use on my mustang.
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