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Old 03-19-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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hello everyone. i was out yesterday in my focus just messing around and i could barely get it to spin tires. it starts to but then acts like it doesnt have the power and start bogging down. i was wondering if the svt focus stock just dont have the power to roast the tires. i turned off the traction control and it still wouldnt do it. can any one help because my cousin is a honda fan and thinks that the svt focus is junk and would get smoked by civics all day long. i want to prove him wrong. thanks


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Old 03-19-2008, 09:57 AM   #2
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that would be your traction control not letting you. even if u push that magic no TC button you still gonna get it. has nothing to do with power.

trust me an svt focus has enough power to roast lol.
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The TC does not diasble under 20mph, unless you're lucky and Tom can provide you with a TC delete tune (even thats not a guarantee) you will always have TC.
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thats funny... my svt spins the tires when asked... and under hard acceleration they break loose towards the top of 1st gear... granted i havent tried to smoke the tires, but if your friend is judging a cars performance by its ability to waste tires, then he is pretty stupid, the svt's ability to maintain traction is one of its greatest advantages.... also tell him to put up or shut up and race one of his precious civics against your svt, this car really shines on a tight track, not in the burn-out pit
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^^^ehhh, do you have the TC button?

lets not get hasty
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It will spin tires fine even stock. Your TC is keeping you from it. Btw, just tell your cousin to shut it. Honda people like that are some of the worst "enthusiats" because they think they're cars are superior to every other 4cyl econo car. Stock for stock an SVT will walk on most Honda's aside from GSR intergra's, Si's, and RSX's which it will still put up a fight if not win if driven right. Elitist Honda drivers are like the retarded kid brother of the automotive enthusiats.
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no tc here and glad of it from the sounds of it!
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how can i disable the traction control completely. i took the #46 fuse out and it still bogged down and didnt really want to spin tires.
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remember to spin u need some power rev it just a bit and pop the clutch u should get some chirping from the tires
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^^and at the same time have your axles yell at you.

oh and i concur, tell your cuz to shut it.
did you ever think that maybe your not that good of a driver? spinning the wheels is really easy for the SVT.
does your SVT have the TC button on the console between the seats?
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