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if it doesnt show up on a dyno its not helping.

and with a drive by wire, the car will only be as fast as the servo and the electrical connections.
 

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Yea, don't bother. The only modification seems to be worthwhile with the ETB is to add a ground wire to the housing. But other than that, you won't get anything. My Focus builds use a stock TB. FocusSport and their 400hp STC project car used a stock TB.
 

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still, i had a 97 escort that i p/p'd the tb and it seemed to help. it may be small but its just like adding a large intake tube really, more airflow. idk its just an idea really.
 

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All its been reported to do on a Focus is to increase throttle response. A dyno has never shown very reportable gains from a TB.
 

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still, i had a 97 escort that i p/p'd the tb and it seemed to help. it may be small but its just like adding a large intake tube really, more airflow. idk its just an idea really.
ok, but that escort has 12year old technology, now a days car companies are optimizing their cars more and more, so i can believe a 97 escort would see a gain, and an 09 focus wouldnt.
 

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thats true but wouldnt the general idea still apply though? i understand that the tech may be optimized, but seems like it opening it up just a little would still help. yes its a small mod but thats all a p&P really is, a small mod but you still see gains from it too.



i'm not trying to argue just debating in search of knowledge. ;)
 

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Its mostly because the stock throttle body opening is the exact same size as the MAF tubing.
 

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in mine i noticed about a 1/4" to a 1/2" restriction between the tubing, tb opening, to the plate, then it goes back to the opening diameter once past the plate.
 

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A lightweight flexplate won't really make any difference as it is already very light and it is bolted to the impeller on the torque converter. Its not like a flywheel where the pressure plate can separate it from the trans. What exactly are you trying to accomplish?
 

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The stock one is probably steel anyway.. I couldn't imagine getting any stronger than that. And with any kind of lighter metal, such as aluminum, even if it is forged, the plate being so thin it would probably warp. I don't understand this at all. You won't see any gain from a lighter flexplate at all. Nothing.
 

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Auto Trans Drain Plug for Flushing

Im thinking about doing this so I can flush my transmission. I thinking about the B&M plug kit. It looks like I could get some clear hose and put a fitting on it and simply screw it into where the drain plug comes out. Does anyone have experience with this ?
 

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Im thinking about doing this so I can flush my transmission. I thinking about the B&M plug kit. It looks like I could get some clear hose and put a fitting on it and simply screw it into where the drain plug comes out. Does anyone have experience with this ?
Use a trans flushing machine & it hooks up to one of the cooler lines. Don't forget to change your trans filter also.
 
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