How far do you want to go? A intake, tune & poly dogbone & then do a suspension upgrade= springs, dampers, add a 25mm rear sway bar, svt front brakes (300mm rotors/svt calipers) bolt right on. Happy modding.[thumb]Heyy,
I currently have a fully stock, automatic, 2011 Focus SE (sedan) and I really want to increase it's performance. Any suggestions? Thanks all!
A tuner can also make the automatic slightly more bearable by changing shift points, and pressure to shift harder
I HATE the way my car shifts. I'm in rush hour traffic 5 days a week in Oklahoma City and I usually turn overdrive off and sometimes I drop it in low because it just bangs through all four grears by 20 mph. Up shift, Up shift, OD... Down shift, down shift, up shift.. . Ugh.^^^^ prob. the best single mod for get up & go, particularly for the automatic.
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Its like Ford tried so hard to get these cars to 40mpg that it is tripping over itself to get in those high gears as soon as physically possible.[/QUOTE said:All manufacturers try to do this now. Fuel economy is a big selling point and this car is manufactured and sold as an a to b econo box. A tune will help, but be realistic with your goals. Unless you are ready to part with some serious coin, it is kind of like modding an old klr250. Have fun in OKC. I'm in no hurry to go back.
I am kind of lost why you say his trans psi is at max if he doesnt have a tune ? I can make it much firmer with a tune you just have to know how to do itI would do pulleys and a header, which you still won't feel after 3 days. Skip everything else unless your already have done cams and head work.
I guess depending on your car you COULD do a tune, even though at WOT your trans pressure is already at max so it can't get any firmer, I guess you could drag the gear out a little longer (which sucks because our cars start loosing power at 6k).