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just installed the tune with the xcal 3 from fswerks. had the aggressive shift points added. i can tell a difference but its not totally devastating... i guess i was just over amping it up and got too excited... car is definitely a little faster but i don't know... does it take time for the tune to truly affect? also im running wheels that are 22lbs each(getting new ones asap) would this be killing my performance? also have fswerks cai and a custom exhaust. looking to put on the f2 header next week will that make a drastic improvement also?
 

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i dunno about the fswerks tune, since i don't have a tune yet but that will be my next mod. but i can tell you that if each of your rims weigh 22lbs, then the weight is parasitic on performance i used to have some 18" motegi rims that weighed 22lbs each. and i noticed as soon as i put them on that they killed my acceleration. needless to say i put my stock 15" rims back on for the time being. and immediately noticed improved acceleration. i will be getting some 15" rota slipstreams , which are supposedly only 12lbs per rim. as the stocks are roughly 15lbs. so yes the rims can effect your performance, i dunno about the header since i don't have one yet. but from what i have read it also improves performance.
 

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Have your "tuner" change the settings for you on the trans , send him some datalogs so he can fine tune your tune and make sure everything is like it should be , its what you paid for

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After trying several different tunes,Haltec, MBE and one stand alone from south africa,we went with Tom now on 10+ cars and just won for the second year in a row the SWD SCCA EP Championship including one track record that most thought would never fall! I am sure the other tuners on this site are good but Tom is the best.
 

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Whats killing you is you have a Focus with an automatic tranny in it.... unless you spend a healthy sum of money its always gonna be slow.
 

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I can understand what your saying, but from what ive gathered from multiple sites is that a tune is much more beneficial to an auto trans that a manual. Also heres an update to the thread. When i took off the 18"msr wheels and put on my new set of 16" rota slipstreams even with massive 205/60/16 tires its like a whole new car!! Its definately faster now. The tune most definately made a huge difference. when it shifts you can really feel the pull every gear! Im getting a Fswerks header and flexpipe this week and ill have to order a new tune which will be adjusted for the header and for the new tire size(= Can't wait to see what this bad boy will do then. Ive seen someone gain 16HP with dynos to prove it from adding the fs header and flexpipe.
 

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I can understand what your saying, but from what ive gathered from multiple sites is that a tune is much more beneficial to an auto trans that a manual. Also heres an update to the thread. When i took off the 18"msr wheels and put on my new set of 16" rota slipstreams even with massive 205/60/16 tires its like a whole new car!! Its definately faster now. The tune most definately made a huge difference. when it shifts you can really feel the pull every gear! Im getting a Fswerks header and flexpipe this week and ill have to order a new tune which will be adjusted for the header and for the new tire size(= Can't wait to see what this bad boy will do then. Ive seen someone gain 16HP with dynos to prove it from adding the fs header and flexpipe.
Who has 93 octane? I'm still waiting on my F/W header & stealth muffler. Let us know how it run's w/ the header, huh.
 

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93 octane tune

What do you mean who has 93 octane?
I have a 91 octane tune, cause I don't know who has 93 octane in my area. All I found was 92.
 

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Fswerks does 92, 93, 94 and even race fuel if you wanted them to man. And in my opinion randy does the best tunes out there via my research
 

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91 octane tune

Fswerks does 92, 93, 94 and even race fuel if you wanted them to man. And in my opinion randy does the best tunes out there via my research
I already have 1 of Randy's tune's for 91 octane. He also has a 93 octane tune. All I have found alround my area is 92 octane fuel. I was asking who has 93 octane fuel for your 93 octane tune? I'm waiting on their header, flex, & a stealth muffler.
 

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O sorry I misunderstood you. Tons of places here in east Texas have 93 octane. Any shell or Exxon has 93 octane and they both have very good gas. Even the Walmart here in Tyler has 93 which is where I've been recently getting gas because its 10 cents off a gallon right now(=
 

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93 octane is premium gas down here. You get it at pretty much any gas station.
 

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I know when I was running my CAI/Header/Exhaust the tune (same one you got) added about 20 whp and made a hell of a difference. You'll also notice *cough* on the track *cough* that the governor has been removed. The ATX will lose a larger percentage of power unless you have an aftermarket tranny that the MTX due to the torque converter
 

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yup i see your in texas too. i wonder where he is that 93 is hard to find????
Here in Alaska I am only able to find 90oct, and yes that is premium. But also up here I only show average intake temp of about 105° while idling, 68-74° while cruising.
 

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Whats killing you is you have a Focus with an automatic tranny in it.... unless you spend a healthy sum of money its always gonna be slow.
Have to disagree with You Bud.
My project budget build is starting to run pretty darn strong,even with the atx trans.
Just installed my tune from Tom and the Car is starting to be pretty quick.
Once the Nitrous is installed next month and the tune re adjusted I think its going to be very quick from light to light or at the track.
Its been a bit of money,but not a healthy sum to get it where its at now.
Hers a quick vid of where it is today,having just installed the tune.
Its set for 93 octane,but I still have the remains of 87 octane only in the tank.
Going to refill with 93 tomorrow.
I was not speeding in this video.

http://youtu.be/i3GjP_8EYyI
 

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what do i need to do to make my tires chirp when it shifts????!!!!! i want it now!!! lol
 

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what do i need to do to make my tires chirp when it shifts????!!!!! i want it now!!! lol
My mods are in the description on Youtube.
Tom tuned it and I cannot believe the difference it has made.
The look on my face when it chirped the tires....
[giddy]
Pretty crazy,right?
Nitrous is getting installed next Month....I cant freakin wait!
 
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