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Old 02-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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How much boost can a stock 2011 Focus handle?

I have been searching to see how much boost the engine can handle on google and stuff but I can not find anything, could anyone help me out?


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Old 02-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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many things come into factor. first, is it a manual or auto? second, you might not even be able to boost it, compression needs to be good. lastly, do things right or dont do it at all. do you really wanna boost a car not made for it, and blow it in months?
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:28 PM   #3
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its auto, and I just got into the car world, focus is my first car and so I dont really know too much I joined this hoping to learn what I need to in order to get to the point I would like to take my car.

mmm any advice on what I could do to gain speed but also not worry about blowing my engine?
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to be honest, being an auto most will say turboing is not worth it. honestly it can be if you have lots of money, time and patience. if your new to this, simply check out some things like the following:

fswerks cold air intake
trubendz catback exhaust/ fswerks exhaust, or any exhaust preferable 2.5" piping
4-1 fs works race header or a good header for your car helps not only in sound but helps squeeze out some power as well.
ford racing performance parts suspension upgrade/ a lowering kit that fits your wants of a drop.
upgraded sway bars and energy bushings
a good tune from tom or fswerks to help make your auto much more fun to drive and to get the most power out of your mods. tom offers free updates to mods that are n/a so hes who id prefer. hes also a nice guy here on the forums.

good luck, and check out the vendors on here, they offer good stuff for your car.

that would be a good start, but please understand these cars are made for taking turns and cornering
while power is fun, suspension upgrades are probably the best you will feel a difference with beaides a tune. all those upgrades will help however with increasing power besides suspension which aids the feel of power.
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Boosting an ATX is really not that different than boosting a MTX. I will tell you that the ATX will not give you as much power as the MTX because much of the power is lost through the torque converter in the tranny. If you upgrade your transmission, you will get better results. The other thing is that when you dyno it, unless you use your tuner to lock out your passing gear, you will have to dyno your car in second gear. I have an ATX and have been boosted for going on two years now, on stock internals and tranny. I have been running about 8-10lbs of boost. I don't track my car, though, it's just my DD, but I do the occasional spirited driving. In the long run, it's definitely worth it.
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I have to agree it is worth it , ATX makes boost quicker and holds it better , you do loose some HP but in my opinion ATX is better with Turbo hands down

Stock safe boost will depend on the turbo , turbo kit , tuner

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Sell your 2011 and go buy a car with a turbo. No offense, im not trying to basht you, but ur looking at spending btw 4-5k just to do it right. I have 1 subaru fully built and I honestly like to drive my focus because its not loud and drooning. Up to you, but for a dd I wouldnt do it. My 2cents.
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Your first car, you don't know anything about it and you want to make it as fast as physically possible.


Well, good luck with that.
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i dont see why people got to get all negative when it was just a simple question. lmao I never said I wanted to take it as fast as physically possible, I just asked for advice on gaining speed so calm down with all that non sense and just get of my post if it really bothers you that much

CJohn364, and 1turbofocus thanks for your input
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Something to think about is picking up an early Focus and using it to play with that way your not messing with your warranty or your DD , I have seen Foci with bad engines for 800.00

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