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Old 11-03-2011, 12:37 PM  
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SQUEEEEEEE!!!!! My car is getting an ECU tune

If all goes well, I will be getting my ECU tune on the SVT Focus tomorrow. Hello extra (roughly) 12hp, better MPG, and drag launch!

MY CAR IS GONNA HAVE ****ING DRAG LAUNCH, muahahahahahahahhahaahahaha

/I really don't need this and should probably use that money instead to feed starving children in Africa or something
//But really... stuff those children in Africa. I adopted one of those kids once and the "artwork" he made for me was atrocious. Never again.
///12hp and DRAG LAUNCH!!!!!!!
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:02 PM   #16
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:03 PM   #17
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:29 PM   #18
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Cayenne Turbo
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:34 PM   #19
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Oh, I was just going to say...

Usually if you are planning on tuning a car, you wanna do the other things first and then custom tune around it.

For instance, if you plan on throwing on a new exhaust / inter cooler / bigger turbo / Intakes / etc, you would want to put those on first and then tune.... telling your ecu that you have done these things, so please accommodate for them.

Otherwise you are limiting your car, even though it is capable of doing much more. (like they come from the factory)
Yup, if I add things to the car and need a re-tune, it is $35. The stock exhaust is killer and the cams are already aggressively tuned straight from Ford Racing. The next major power boost to the car would come from adding turbo but that is not cheap. I would have to save up for quite some time just to afford it, much less the installation. lol

The only real problem with this car with the factory tune are hanging revs and a lot of vibration because it is running at such a high idle. This tune also takes care of the hanging revs and smooths out the idle.

After this, it is about suspension, mounts, and clutch. I want to get the spoiler and the passenger door panel repainted. THEN, the saving for turbo begins.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:36 PM   #20
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Very nice.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:39 PM   #21
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Yup, if I add things to the car and need a re-tune, it is $35
Oh, that's nice!
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:40 PM   #22
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Yup, if I add things to the car and need a re-tune, it is $35. The stock exhaust is killer and the cams are already aggressively tuned straight from Ford Racing. The next major power boost to the car would come from adding turbo but that is not cheap. I would have to save up for quite some time just to afford it, much less the installation. lol

The only real problem with this car with the factory tune are hanging revs and a lot of vibration because it is running at such a high idle. This tune also takes care of the hanging revs and smooths out the idle.

After this, it is about suspension, mounts, and clutch. I want to get the spoiler and the passenger door panel repainted. THEN, the saving for turbo begins.
buh bye warranty
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:40 PM   #23
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buh bye warranty
It is a 2003. Warranty is LONG gone.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:49 PM   #24
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It is a 2003. Warranty is LONG gone.
Good deal. I had to wait 35K miles before modding my 06 sti, and just picked up a 11 wrx limited w/ extended warranty.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:08 PM   #25
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Wait... you're doing this to a Ford Focus?
It's got a Hemi.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:27 PM   #26
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buh bye warranty
retune to stock, wham bam thank you maam
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #27
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #28
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I know nothing about cars so this is probably a noob question:

Why would someone want to fix / invest in a ford focus as a race type car?

Does the SVT like handle well or is it because it is light or something liek that?
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:46 PM   #29
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Yup, if I add things to the car and need a re-tune, it is $35. The stock exhaust is killer and the cams are already aggressively tuned straight from Ford Racing. The next major power boost to the car would come from adding turbo but that is not cheap. I would have to save up for quite some time just to afford it, much less the installation. lol

The only real problem with this car with the factory tune are hanging revs and a lot of vibration because it is running at such a high idle. This tune also takes care of the hanging revs and smooths out the idle.

After this, it is about suspension, mounts, and clutch. I want to get the spoiler and the passenger door panel repainted. THEN, the saving for turbo begins.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:51 PM   #30
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