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by specs they are very close...

focus-

136 HP SAE @ 6,000 rpm; 133 ft lb @ 4,500 rpm

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120 HP @ 5,500 rpm; 130 ft lb @ 4,250 rpm



Both are auto, focus has intake & exhaust.... lancer is bone stock.


I think the focus will win but everyone around here is putting money on the lancer.. what do you guys think?



Ill let you guys know thursday who wins.
 

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Focus for sure, intake and exhaust on top of the stock 136hp will overpower him.
 

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um the focus for sure, my slightly modded spi took one, all i had was wires custom sri and springs, and i held with him and won at the end and thats the 8v 110hp 130tq engine, you got him no sweat
 

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Its a girl driving... so ill beat HER



both auto..

what other advantages would i have? Should i just leave it in D and put it to the floor? or should i shift 1 2 D and push out each gear?
 

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yeah but the ECU shifts for gas mileage (its not tuned)

so if i know when to shift (by feeling it) would it give me any noticeable gains in speed?
 

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It is definitely at the track, im not stupid..

ill have pics/vids/and the time slip to prove the win lol
 

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Everyone thinks that the "OZ Rally" edition is something special, but its really nothing more than a base lancer with a bodykit, OZ wheels and a slightly nicer interior. A friend of mine had one (this was back before I got the Focus) and another friend of ours had a '91 Escort GT...the Escort routinely destroyed the Lancer. Like I said, its nothing special...it just looks nice off the lot but there's no difference between the OZ Rally and a base Lancer besides looks. If it was a manual you might have a bit of a problem...I can remember that car's one redeeming quality was its smooth shifting transmission.
 

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yeah but the ECU shifts for gas mileage (its not tuned)

so if i know when to shift (by feeling it) would it give me any noticeable gains in speed?
Bingo. Yup yup shift it yourself. The vid I posted is me dropping gears at 7200 rpm, all smooth and all on the climb A little feathering of the peddle once in the band will crush her. However leaving it in D with O/D off will win also just not by as much.
And NEVER underestimate a FEM racer because she is FEM.
Fem's have faster and more consistent RT's than male, and usually weigh less. They also feel they have something to PROVE. I have raced plenty o chicks and been beat by a few. Good example is my wife. Super charged nissan xterra w/NOS. The Mommy-mobile rips its share of people every weekend at the track, and she consistently gets faster times than me in my car as well. Good thing we can't talk about the crying 18 yr olds she leaves at the light....lol......
 

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hahah nice squilly, i say leave it in d with od off and youll win, the dura tranny is very good, shifting yourself will slow your time, i tried autoX with shifting an dleaving in d wth od off an dmy d time was better by 2 seconds, only cuz i could concentrate more on my driving, but do it both ways, after the D win then again with man shifting
 

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100% focus wins.........if it was RalliArt then ur in trouble my friend....but ur good to go
 
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