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Unread 03-19-2010, 07:54 AM   #11
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so buy the stage 2, then pick up the FI ones whenever I rob a bank?

Springs and retainers are almost as much as the cams themselves, wtf lol

And, if I get a second set of wheels, I can run it without TPMS and deal with the light right? I'm not spending 400 dollars to add it in.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 08:26 AM   #12
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That's what I do with my track wheels. Not worried about the pressure since I am constantly monitoring it after each run on the track so I opted to go without the TPMS. Also, yeah, cam upgrade is going to be expensive.

Here is my recommended upgrade path:

CAI and Programmer (you can always get another tune, those are reasonably inexpensive, it's the programmer itself that is gonna be expensive). Make sure to get a programmer that can hold a few tunes. Mine holds as much as the memory can hold, as well as give live readout diagnostics and estimated HP/TQ levels along with 0-60 times and 1/4 mile times, and I have one tune 93 oct for the street, one 93 oct for the track and then the stock tune should download itself to the progammer once you re-program the car.

After that, upgrade the suspension. Get some new dampers and some lowering springs. I would get new swaybars as well if you have the cash, but only after the damper/spring upgrade. Get some adjustable ones so if you feel like toying around on the weekend you will have that extra bit of performance.

Then get some new, wider wheels with some better rubber (I am a Nitto fanboy and for good reason too).

After that then do your cams and get a new tune for that.
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http://focussport.com/sct_flasher.htm

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EGR system disabled
Early fan activation
Custom shift light setting at wide-open throttle

and for track days: Drag Launch

http://focussport.com/springs.htm

Also, shrimpy, would a good clutch make (Exedy Stage 3 Hyper Single Plate Clutch Kits with Lightweight Flywheel) make my car horrible to drive daily (I don't care about a heavy clutch, I'd rather have something firm.
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Most likely it would, they're not designed to engage smoothly at all.
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http://focussport.com/sct_flasher.htm

with

EGR system disabled
Early fan activation
Custom shift light setting at wide-open throttle

and for track days: Drag Launch

http://focussport.com/springs.htm

Also, shrimpy, would a good clutch make (Exedy Stage 3 Hyper Single Plate Clutch Kits with Lightweight Flywheel) make my car horrible to drive daily (I don't care about a heavy clutch, I'd rather have something firm.
This is a great place to ask questions. Dedicated forum for the Focus with lots of people doing exactly what you are doing.

http://forums.focaljet.com/shift/581...stage-3-a.html

I do the exact same thing at a different forum dedicated to Mustangs. No place better to ask questions because the only topic over there is gonna be about Focus'.

SCT is the programmer I went with as well. I got the Livewire version.
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I'm on focusfanatics, but their not the kindest people ever. So get a stage 2 instead of 3?
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I'm on focusfanatics, but their not the kindest people ever. So get a stage 2 instead of 3?
Well according to that link, the stage 2 is more than enough for 250 rwtq. I don't think you will hit that number so I would say yes, stage 2.
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This is an economy car. I suggest an anti-Sway bar.
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rwtq? you mean fwtq? :P

Also, short throw shifter, yay or nay?
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rwtq? you mean fwtq? :P

Also, short throw shifter, yay or nay?
Bah, yeah fwtq. And I would save that for a later date Cluff. It only shortens the throws between shifts. Not a huge upgrade.
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