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Last night I took the car to the drag strip to see what the car can do and I was very dissapointed. My first time down the track i got a pathtic 18.827 with a really bad r/t of .619 (this was my very first time at drag racing). After three more attempts my best time was 18.458 @ 74.71mph but my r/t was still not the greatest at .498. I should also say that the driver (me) weighs 270lbs, I also had a full tank of gas, over a hundred pounds of audio equipment, and the car needed an oil change and the air filter was dirty so the car probaly was runnig the most efficent. So in a couple of weeks I be going back and trying to improve on the numbers, which shouldn't be hard.

P.S- My budy's 2001 ford mustang w/ a kenne bell supercharger kit ran a 12.7 @ 116.3mph. Later that night he took down a C5 corvette which ran a best 13.5 @ 108.4mph.
 

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what can i say, they arn't a sports car

even if you lost 150 lbs of driver and got a horse jockey to drive the car, and took out 50lbs of gas which is about 8 gal? and took out your audio stuff, you'd only run another 3 tenths quicker at the ol 100lbs is a tenth rule. Air filter could make a fairly dramatic difference depending on how dirty it really is, but my guess is you'd still be in the low 18's to mid 17's. [:(]
 

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Its not made for the track but dont let that get you down man.

My best on a 1/8 of a mile (before raceheader) was 11.3, I never got the chance to run it with the header.
 

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focusin said:
My best on a 1/4 of a mile (before raceheader) was 111.33, I never got the chance to run it with the header.
Edited for TRUTH [:D]


Come on man we all drive Econobox's, what'd you expect? The Focus SVT Isn't all the quick in the 1/4, but the Focus isn't really 1/4 MONSTER even modded now is it? It takes a lot of work to make it 'quick' in the 1/4. If you want something 'quick' or 'fast' in the 1/4, the focus isn't for you unless you want to invest into some decent mods or go FI......
 

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Shouldnt this be under Racing Forum?[ohcrap] lol
I think everyone in the racing forum KNOWS the SPI is slow, lets keep this among friendly SPI guys.


And Disco, unless you got your car to idle/run right you can shut up. [neener]
 

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Well, I don't think Ford had the track in mind when designing the SPI. lol I had a 2.0l SPI in my 1999 Escort and it was a damn good engine, ran like a top with nearly 200K miles on it, even had a little grunt right off the line but certainly no power house. However, you could always go the custom turbo route.
 

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focusin said:
And Disco, unless you got your car to idle/run right you can shut up. [neener]
[neener][bootyshak
 

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Getting disapointed buy the runs I had only makes me want to make the car faster.

But I can see that I got a Cobalt SS (modified w/nitirous) off the line, and had to about 60' then he shot past me and then running a 13.896 @ 102.7mph.
 

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lol any one remember tha video of my SPI passing the sprayed Mustang? It ran the same time as that C5 vett.
 

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no i didnt jeff, link it i wanna see it!!!
 

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DAMN!!!!

Hey Jeff, can the 96lx escort parts swap with the SPIs?
 

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I do have a SPI swapped in the Escort.
 

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can you swap like headers?
 

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Well the 1.9 HO header that people talk about here is from a Escort, but requires some work to fit since the engine bay's are different.
 

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Jeff, I must say, that was the best threadjack ever! w00t!
 

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Awsome video jeff!!

And good thread jack too, Urn Captian of the thread pirates (if you did not know) would be proud of the swift take down of this helpless thread. LOL
 

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ya know focusin im a huge thread jacker, and that one made me proud, and yea awesome video jeff, way to kick ass!
 

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awesome jeff
my spi is fast my 2007 rental is slow
 
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