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Old 07-10-2005, 09:26 AM   #11
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Although the SVT focus is a better all round car, in the performance department but does have its flaws. Its first and second(5th and 6th also) gears are very tall gears, coupled with lack of low end means the base zx3 would probably beat you through 1st and 2nd.The SVT's 3rd and 4th gears are very short gears compared to the others and this is when you should have started gaining on him. If he got ahead of you far enough on the launch or through 1st and 2nd gear, it might be hard to catch up and pass him. Also launching an SVT if the traction control is on will cause you to bog while a base zx3 will just get up and go. Not to mention that the svt focus is a little bit heavier then the ZX3. All in all, it is very possible that he had bolt-ons and beat you but he wouldn't walk you.

The only mods you have that add power would be the computer flash and intake, and figure your maybe 6-8whp over stock. Im not knocking your car or anyother svt focus out their because they are great cars, but it is very possible he could beat you with bolt-ons.
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Old 07-10-2005, 11:11 AM   #12
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"Base model" psssssshhhhhhhh it beat you!
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:27 AM   #13
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lol; ya, i know...to fix wat i said in my first post, i dont know why i put the diablO sport chip...all i have is the YRF0. i'm not one to put down non-SVT's either...i know very well that anything and everything goes when it really comes down to it. I guess it just really shocked me that when i finally DID catch up *between 3rd and 4th*, he STARED at me and then he took off again...i have MAD respect for my elders....
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:30 AM   #14
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It never happened, it was all a dream, now open the window signal the kid below and have him buy the BIGGEST turkey he can find.
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:42 PM   #15
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Maybe it was a 2.3L duratech ZX3. With that car modded the story makes sense.
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:56 PM   #16
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My zx3 can beat sport bikes. : D ...well older ones...and off the roll through first and half way through second...and its only been two that ive raced.

Also i think you wouldv done better if you were actually ready BEFORE this guy jumped on you. pretty funny story though.
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Old 07-22-2005, 01:08 PM   #17
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if the guy was actually revving for a race, I'm willing to bet he had some goodies under the hood...the type of goodies that older men in the prime of their careers can afford.

Basically, you got suckerpunched by a sleeper. FI, I'm sure

Even though you guys with the 2.3L are pretty proud of yourselves, you won't walk an SVT, even with a bad driver, that badly. I drove a 2.3L ZX3 for a 24hr test drive. It was quite peppy, and this was without mods. I know what your engines are capable of, but this "asian guy" had something a little better...
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:48 PM   #18
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It never happened, it was all a dream, now open the window signal the kid below and have him buy the BIGGEST turkey he can find.
ROFLMAO !!!

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Old 07-22-2005, 04:02 PM   #19
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He was just testing you, in order to race, you also have to learn how to lose. Not just win. Hey don't sweat it, you should be kinda happy that others are into the Focus, plus it was one of your own, yeah not SVT, but hey it is a Focus still.
I think it's cool. You should have just kept playing and battling then gave him a thumps up and should have giving him our sites name.
Anyway I wouldn't sweat it, it seemed fun to me.
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:11 PM   #20
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maybe you're a horriable driver
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