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Old 07-03-2017, 12:22 AM   #171
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Any thoughts on the TDI-tuning.co.uk CRTD2 Diesel Tuning Box?
I know you guys don't have the diesel but how did people go with the petrol variant?
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Great summary of mods and thank you for listing my favorite one:
Eibach Sportline Springs at 1.5" is so nice for one mod.

I have a few more to add:
JMS PedalMax: removes lag during acceleration, and streamlines it to perform better; priced high but worth it.

Accelerator Shim: for ST worked on my SE; They come in different thicknesses and material but I went with one from ebay.com/itm/Ford-Focus-ST-RS-Gas-Accelerator-Pedal-Spacer-2012-2017-3D-Printed for <$13 with shipping.

2.3L Mustang Ecoboost throttle body (See Out of Line Garage on YouTube for details).
MAF sensor only sees the increased air volume and the mod is <$80 to do.

Snorkel and airbox cover delete: I did it and will probably put some items back during DYNO as this is a finicky change. Sounds cool though
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Great summary of mods and thank you for listing my favorite one:
Eibach Sportline Springs at 1.5" is so nice for one mod.

I have a few more to add:
JMS PedalMax: removes lag during acceleration, and streamlines it to perform better; priced high but worth it.

Accelerator Shim: for ST worked on my SE; They come in different thicknesses and material but I went with one from ebay.com/itm/Ford-Focus-ST-RS-Gas-Accelerator-Pedal-Spacer-2012-2017-3D-Printed for <$13 with shipping.

2.3L Mustang Ecoboost throttle body (See Out of Line Garage on YouTube for details).
MAF sensor only sees the increased air volume and the mod is <$80 to do.

Snorkel and airbox cover delete: I did it and will probably put some items back during DYNO as this is a finicky change. Sounds cool though
Hmm can you elaborate more on the pedalmax? Almost sounds like one of those things that's too good to be true. Is it basically like installing a quick turn throttle on a motorcycle?
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Hmm can you elaborate more on the pedalmax? Almost sounds like one of those things that's too good to be true. Is it basically like installing a quick turn throttle on a motorcycle?
Not sure about the motorcycle reference, but it sounds about right. I will definitely do a proper review and get a DYNO to support the review. In essence JMS has done a good job at documenting the performance curves of the vehicles they want to "help".
In the case of the Focus, there is a lot of acceleration issues, lag in timing and low torque. This device enables the short coming of each issue and smooths it out. Like most mods, everyone has their preference for drive capability so this low end mod would be a nice start for some. But for me and my use of the car as a commuter I really like the summary of upgrades this one device can deliver. Lastly it is not like flashing; where you lose your warranty.
The PedalMax works in conjunction with the car and the manufacturers recommended perameters
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That emblem delete though, I love that! It looks so aggressive without the Ford emblem

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I want to do this! I saw the grill on eBay last night and wasnít sure itíd look any good with the parts of the grill filled in like the stock grill.
But I was looking at getting black vinyl wrap to make the grill look like one piece (not a centre section with two triangles)
Thoughts? I kinda like the idea of the billet grill install but using honeycomb instead?


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Old 08-19-2018, 12:05 AM   #176
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Ok. Iíve got the whiskers off my car. And Iím very keen to do the same badge delete with a grill in there. I eventually want a racing intake behind it too but I might try and make my own. But I cannot figure out how you got such a smooth finish in that top grill? Did you get it repainted professionally? Or is there another way? What did you use to remove the whiskers back panel?
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Just cut it out.

That’s what I did atleast. Mikes is clean as hell!
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:42 AM   #178
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Just cut it out.

Thatís what I did atleast. Mikes is clean as hell!


Love the look of you profile pic. Can you upload it below? What Iím worried about is having a smooth finish after cutting. Iíd need to sand and paint or use vinyl wrap.


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Red face Front Grill Badge Delete

I'm going to do this front badge delete tomorrow. I will add some details of my mod steps. I stealthed my badge already but the look is really nice and provides an area to hide a better snorkel and lunchbox delete intake scoop area. I'm probably keeping the whisker look for awhile but the front badge can be removed now. Its a very clean look from Shade10.
I added back alot of the intake tubes trying to determine mpg losses with the deletes.
So just going with Snorkel delete now and see where I end up. Still need to check vacuum line that I noticed had the protective sleeve damaged.
If I have a leak the air to fuel ratio reading may be floating outside the norm and giving me false positive mpg values.
I noticed this only when I installed the Mustang EcoBoost TB during the reroute of the TB harness.

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Love the look of you profile pic. Can you upload it below? What Iím worried about is having a smooth finish after cutting. Iíd need to sand and paint or use vinyl wrap.


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My bad! Its not as clean as Mikes but i did my best haha
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