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well i went to watch but it ended up being free to race as long as you helped clean the area (raking mainly) seeing it was opening day. my stock 2 litre ran 16.2 at my bestest. not bad. I beat all the other Foci there including one with intake/exhaust... and I fubared the launch but still managed to catch up and pass at the last minute! I guess 16.2 ain't to shabby. might be capable of a whee bit more as there was little traction (less than on the street I think!) but it was fun... and free! It was my first time driving on the track. my car has a manual and no tach too. I ran like 17.5 the first run! then 17.2, then 16.8, then 16.5 and then 16.29something or other and then 16.23something... so yeah I learned at a nice rate there!

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Need slips buddy, but good job!
 

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Why does he need slips... 16.2 is a good and BELIEVABLE time for a stock 2.0 duratec focus with a good driver.... nice job by the way!
 

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I thought HIGH HIGH 15s was normal for a stock duratec?
High 15s, that's more of a stock 2.3 duratec time. His is a 2.0 so 16.2 is a pretty good time. I'm sure with more practice he can break to really high 15s.
 

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him being .03 off from that could actually be accurate. Even for the RACING FORUM, ha
 

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yeah I think I could hit 16.0 for shure. Yes keep in mind its a Duratec and has nothing in it. no ABS, no Cruise, no PW, hell... no tach! so its light. I smoked all the Zeteks. I should have the slips somewhere if you really want me to take a picture of them!

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WoW good time. 16.2 is a good time indeed. And it sounded like you had a blast also. And no tickets for racing on the street. The track rules..!
 

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lol no tickets but I broked my clutch! but I have to admit I have beating on the car nonstop for the past year so the track was just the last straw! Litterally it started making a weird noise leaving the track and totally failed a week later!

at least its cheep!

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$400 for a clutch...that sucks ass. Might as well save a little more and get the f2 lightened flywheel that accepts the much cheaper zetec clutch and pressure plate.
 

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lol no tickets but I broked my clutch! but I have to admit I have beating on the car nonstop for the past year so the track was just the last straw! Litterally it started making a weird noise leaving the track and totally failed a week later!

at least its cheep!

Jake

same this happened to me the first time i took my car to the track.
 

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Ok....a 400.oo clutch.....I guess I'm gonna take it easy on my 05ZX3 and NOT take it to the track or dump the clutch since it only has 16K on it now. Not sure what the Ford house would say about clutch failure that soon. But sounds like you hada blast and that is what it is all about!
 

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Ok....a 400.oo clutch.....I guess I'm gonna take it easy on my 05ZX3 and NOT take it to the track or dump the clutch since it only has 16K on it now. Not sure what the Ford house would say about clutch failure that soon. But sounds like you hada blast and that is what it is all about!
oh come on what fun is that? go ahead and drive it like you stole it and enjoy your purchase!
 

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just to clear the air, a 16.2 is very do able. i have ran a 15.795 in my duratec with the bottom half of a mmcai. lol long story. but a 16.2 is very do able, and i htink stock one could run a 15.8, because the bottom half of the intake wasnt giving me much more power.
and for those doubters, i htink i have my time slip laying around here somewere, or you could just ask w-pheonix-rc. he was with me.

but nice runs mn12bird
 

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WEll umm Ford wants 1600 to fix it. but I just ignored that... I can get a Ford OEM clutch kit for a 05 duratec 2.0 for 189.99 Canadian! I have a great shop always has amazing prices.

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just go ahead and replace it with a better than stock clutch so you dont have to worry about that later.
 

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If you do some searching here you'll discover Ford knows there is a problem with some of the clutches in the Duratec Foci and they have put out a TSB extending the warranty on the clutch for Duratec Foci to from 12,000 miles to 36,000 miles. If yours fails they will replace it with an upgraded clutch.

CORRECTION / CLARIFICATION: There is a newer TSB (technical service bulliten) for the clutches and people have had them replaced for free after 12,000 miles. BUT, the actual text of the TSB doesn't say 36,000 mile warranty on the clutch. And the clutch must fail due to a bad part problem (delamination, bad master cylinder). If you've just worn out your clutch you could very well be on your own. While this is a YMMV kind of deal it is very well worth looking into before paying to have your clutch replaced.
 
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