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To All,

Due to overwhelming requests, we're bringing online a Forum dedicated for performance tuning discussions. Please use this forum for anything related to tuning your Focus.

Thanks,
Tom & FF Team
 

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I'll consider buying a "Tune", when a strictly fuel economy tune becomes available. We all know gas will be back to $4 in no time, and I suspect a majority of Focus owners are running mostly stock engines, all of whom would appreciate better MPG, rather than more performance.

Since I haven't seen anything of the sort for the Focus..... perhaps such a "Tune" is not possible. [screwy]

Oh....I'll be quite willing to test out any beta versions you might come up with. My engine is stock with a Steeda SRI. I could use a few more MPG......so could everybody else.
 

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Bluefront, make a thread! that's what this is all about.

You can indeed buy the PRP and tune for gas mileage, or ask your tuner to do so.

In any case, YAY for Tom, admin of the year award! [clap]
 

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Sweet thanks! Might I suggest you create sub-forums for Zetec & Duratecs?
 

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They are both EEC-V, are they not? I don't really see a reason to split them up.
 

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I feel this will be a never ending misinformation part of the forum and 98% of the people that will answer questions in here probly shouldnt be , I dont feel it is a good idea at all

Sorry guys

Tom
 

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Well have to wait and find out.

I for one think this could be a nice addition to the site.
 

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hopefully we can get enough information that may-be miss-information lead to this area, so then people can find the correct information.
 

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I think if Tom, 03OrangeSVT and a couple other tuning guys watch over the forum and keep the BS to a minimum this will be a great tool for us. The key as Tom said will be to keep the bad info and opinions of those who have not done the background work out of here!
 

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I feel this will be a never ending misinformation part of the forum and 98% of the people that will answer questions in here probly shouldnt be , I dont feel it is a good idea at all

Sorry guys

Tom
Why come in to it with such a negative attitude Tom? We all know that there will be disagreements, but this is a tuning forum, not the tuning gospel according to Tom L. I for sure respect your work but within reason unless they are totally pulling stuff from their rear ends, a healthy tuning discussion should be welcomed!
 

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So if some one post something that hurts an engine , Thats ok ? as long as its talked about in a Forum ?

Nothing that I say should be taken as the tuning gospel according to Tom , If you do you shouldnt

People will answer questions with pulling things our of there "rear ends" its already happened if you look in here already

People will post guesses , thoughts , Hmmm it could bees , opinions and when it comes to tuning those could be worse then not knowing anything at all , Its already happening !

I am all for a Tuning forum as long as those answering have the background to back it up and understand tuning the Focus

Tom
 

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Tom,
With today's hi-tech engines, drivetrains, etc., you are absolutely right about the post containing the correct info.! I sure wouldn't want to rely on guesses, opinions, etc. for my vehicle-especially if it involves more power or, more performance! This is serious, and
expensive stuff!
 

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I'll consider buying a "Tune", when a strictly fuel economy tune becomes available. We all know gas will be back to $4 in no time, and I suspect a majority of Focus owners are running mostly stock engines, all of whom would appreciate better MPG, rather than more performance.

Since I haven't seen anything of the sort for the Focus..... perhaps such a "Tune" is not possible. [screwy]

Oh....I'll be quite willing to test out any beta versions you might come up with. My engine is stock with a Steeda SRI. I could use a few more MPG......so could everybody else.

I want more performance. [dunno]
 

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^^^^^Maybe. But surely a good "tune" that was specifically MPG oriented, would give more MPGs. I think the problem with a MPG Tune, would be the testing. You can't just put the car on a dyno, and come up with any accurate results, like a performance tune.

You've got to drive the car through several tank-fulls, under a controlled situation.....like certain temperatures, with the same type of driving. This is difficult to do, but possible.
 

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I dont agree , The ECU controles the amount of fuel used in idle and part throttle and it works so well that it does not need to be changed , there are a few things that will help MPG and in most cases are the same exact things that help performance

What makes for more performance is a more efficiant combustion this is also the same thing that helps MPG

Tom
 
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