best method's for 0 to 60 sprint - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Racing Discussions > Drag Racing

Drag Racing The place to discuss information about drag racing stats, tips and events. Track sanctioned events only.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-23-2014, 01:47 PM   #1
foreverford
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 116979
Location: London, United Kingdom
What I Drive: Focus st170

Posts: 241
Points 1,273, Level 19
Points: 1,273, Level: 19 Points: 1,273, Level: 19 Points: 1,273, Level: 19
Level Up 73% Completed
Level up: 73% Level up: 73% Level up: 73%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 1 foreverford Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
best method's for 0 to 60 sprint

ok guys

when i first got my st170, i got roasted off the line by a 2.0 fiat,

ever since that, i have no confidence in my car seeing people off at the lights, i know that seems childish, but hey, if some one wants to have a go, i want the old girl to show them what she can do,

so, now further down the line, i have a few extra mods, and now toms tune, but because of my experience before, i have psychological block,

witch brings me to my question,

how do you launch an svt correctly? at what speed should i shift out of first, and into 2nd?

and do i need to switch to 3rd? or is 2nd gear quicker to the 60??

any help will be appreciated,

as people have mentioned here, one of the most important mods to do, is the driver mod, LEARN THE CAR!!


foreverford is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-23-2014, 01:52 PM   #2
PumkinSvt
Focus Fanatic
 
PumkinSvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Fan#: 46561
Location: SoCal, CA
What I Drive: 10 Forte DD,Comp SVTF, 14 Fiesta ST

Posts: 7,499
Points 16,298, Level 81
Points: 16,298, Level: 81 Points: 16,298, Level: 81 Points: 16,298, Level: 81
Level Up 90% Completed
Level up: 90% Level up: 90% Level up: 90%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 28 PumkinSvt Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (33)
Well for one the gearing on these cars aren't meant for drag launches lol

you have to feather out the clutch don't dump it.
__________________


HKS||Garrett||TopSpeed||Tial||Massive||
PumkinSvt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2014, 03:39 PM   #3
zetecDon
Where am I?
 
zetecDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 62506
Location: east of Cincinnati, Ohio, OH
What I Drive: 02 ZX3, 02 MX-5

Posts: 7,681
Points 12,544, Level 73
Points: 12,544, Level: 73 Points: 12,544, Level: 73 Points: 12,544, Level: 73
Level Up 24% Completed
Level up: 24% Level up: 24% Level up: 24%
Forum Activity 31%
Activity: 31% Activity: 31% Activity: 31%
FF Reputation: 28 zetecDon Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (45)
Moved to "Drag Racing". I sure hope you mean that that this is taking place on a sanctioned track and not a public roadway. Just want to let you know that we do not condone street racing of any kind. Just to give you a refresher course, here are the rules again just in case you forgot them. >>Rules clicky<<
zetecDon is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2014, 03:45 PM   #4
mac.mogul
Focus Fanatic
 
mac.mogul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90409
Location: Wichita, KS
What I Drive: 2011 Sterling Grey SES Sedan

Posts: 3,734
Points 3,824, Level 39
Points: 3,824, Level: 39 Points: 3,824, Level: 39 Points: 3,824, Level: 39
Level Up 16% Completed
Level up: 16% Level up: 16% Level up: 16%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 13 mac.mogul Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If you are looking to go fast in a straight line you need a different car...

Not to say your ST170 isn't impressive - It is - but going from light to light is not what it was designed for.
__________________
2011 SES 5spd #006 >> SR #213

What other people think of me is none of my business.
mac.mogul is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2014, 04:18 PM   #5
foreverford
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 116979
Location: London, United Kingdom
What I Drive: Focus st170

Posts: 241
Points 1,273, Level 19
Points: 1,273, Level: 19 Points: 1,273, Level: 19 Points: 1,273, Level: 19
Level Up 73% Completed
Level up: 73% Level up: 73% Level up: 73%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 1 foreverford Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zetecDon View Post
Moved to "Drag Racing". I sure hope you mean that that this is taking place on a sanctioned track and not a public roadway. Just want to let you know that we do not condone street racing of any kind. Just to give you a refresher course, here are the rules again just in case you forgot them. >>Rules clicky<<
its off road bragging rights, i will not, and DO not take part in street racing, All my racing is done in a controlled environment, and when i do burn off at the lights, its on a 70mph road, so im well within my rights to spin up to sixty
foreverford is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2014, 11:03 PM   #6
b.pearson
Focus Enthusiast
 
b.pearson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Fan#: 130617
Location: Shakopee, MN
What I Drive: 2003 Infrared SVT ZX5

Posts: 350
FF Reputation: 2 b.pearson Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Just ask them to race around some corners, you'll probably win. And honestly I'm not surprised a Fiat can beat an SVT off the line to 60, same size engine just way less weight
__________________
2003 SVT ZX5- EAP rims, FSWerks Race cat-back exhaust, FSWerks SRI, Spectre cone filter & breather filter, FSWerks front splitter, SAP rear diffuser, upgraded throttle body (Size and brand unsure), HID headlights, more to come!
b.pearson is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.