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Old 06-13-2006, 10:16 PM   #11
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on a stock or minor bolt-on SVTF, you need to stay in 3rd at the top of the track. Your rev limiter won't engage until after you pass the 1/4 mile mark if you do it right.. and that's on a 15.3ish pass at well over 90mph

There is no reason for you to be shifting into 4th until you are into the 14's
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Old 06-14-2006, 09:14 AM   #12
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on a stock or minor bolt-on SVTF, you need to stay in 3rd at the top of the track. Your rev limiter won't engage until after you pass the 1/4 mile mark if you do it right.. and that's on a 15.3ish pass at well over 90mph

There is no reason for you to be shifting into 4th until you are into the 14's
^^^ Listen to these guys markysparky66!

They definitely sound like they know what they're talking about!

(as far as your "shifting problem" is concerned, have you considered a STS for your car? That might help ...)
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Any think that he may have one of the low ball cars.... FF magazines SVT only dyno'd at 126whp.
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Old 06-14-2006, 03:01 PM   #14
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Some of the problem might have been the track you were running at, because for every 1000 ft of elevation you lose about 5% of your hp, that in combination with bogging would be more than enough to explain a 16.2 at 81 mph, cause the bog probably cost you 7 tenths maybe more, from my experiance racing my dad in his AMG C36 an svt focus is capable of about 6.7 to 60 and 15.2 in th 1/4 mile... but what is was designed for was autocross... which is much more fun IMHO
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Some of the problem might have been the track you were running at, because for every 1000 ft of elevation you lose about 5% of your hp, that in combination with bogging would be more than enough to explain a 16.2 at 81 mph, cause the bog probably cost you 7 tenths maybe more, from my experiance racing my dad in his AMG C36 an svt focus is capable of about 6.7 to 60 and 15.2 in th 1/4 mile... but what is was designed for was autocross... which is much more fun IMHO
I don't think it was DESIGNED for autocross specifically. I think SVT just wanted to do something to tap the sport compact market. The owners of the SVT Focus are the ones who make it out to be a car specifically for autocross.
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I've heard it makes for a better road course car than anything else.
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what do u mean a low ball car? i got my car dynoed that day too it was a crank dyno but the guy gave me a formula to figure wheel hp and its supposed to be around 136 whp i got the crank at 170 even...the car is stock too

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what do u mean a low ball car? i got my car dynoed that day too it was a crank dyno but the guy gave me a formula to figure wheel hp and its supposed to be around 136 whp i got the crank at 170 even...the car is stock too
a crank dyno? If you put the car on the dyno and it had rollers, it is a standard chassis dyno. To find out true crank hp you have to do an engine dyno meaning your motor needed to be pulled.
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what do u mean a low ball car? i got my car dynoed that day too it was a crank dyno but the guy gave me a formula to figure wheel hp and its supposed to be around 136 whp i got the crank at 170 even...the car is stock too
the actual power of the engine varies greatly. like 10-15whp between models.
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Any think that he may have one of the low ball cars.... FF magazines SVT only dyno'd at 126whp.
The less power he has, the less he has to shift... if his rpms are climbing slower due to poor power, he should still be easily in third.

I think he is shifting too soon, in maybe more than just one gear..
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