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What kind of mods will you perform on your Focus ST? What are you power goals?
  1. Engine Management - ECU TUNE
  2. Exhaust System
  3. Suspension
  4. New Wheels
  5. Cold Air Intake
  6. Down pipe
It sucks that UK will get the Focus ST before us, but what can you do???
 
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Cobb Tuning has plans for the Focus ST. I will be contacting them shortly to get them on the forums with their latest product information.

 

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Well the plan would be to get some vendors on the site when the car releases so we can be as close to development of the after market as possible.

I would expect there to be almost no aftermarket at launch, but I could be wrong. Because they need to get their hands on the car before they can release any parts to the consumer. So it could be a few months. But that is not to say you couldn't put some wheels on it right away.
 

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Well the plan would be to get some vendors on the site when the car releases so we can be as close to development of the after market as possible.

I would expect there to be almost no aftermarket at launch, but I could be wrong. Because they need to get their hands on the car before they can release any parts to the consumer. So it could be a few months. But that is not to say you couldn't put some wheels on it right away.
Yeah that's the problem when releasing a brand new car, the aftermarket has to spend a lot of time and testing to make sure the parts they release are made right. My goal for the car powerwise would be about 300 HP which should be doable no problem with a good tune and intake (hopefully). Can't wait to see what Cobb can do with this car!
 

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That is my goal power wise. I am a bit skeptical about 300 on a ECU and intake. I think you can with enough boost, but at what cost to the engines life? Who knows, I am hoping others join and share their results.
 

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My plan is to do all your points

Engine Management - ECU TUNE
Exhaust System
Suspension
New Wheels
Cold Air Intake
Down pipe

Will see, but 300 is possible for sure with a good motor-life :)
 

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Yeah 300 is a little optimistic with a tune and intake but I think it wont be a problem maybe with a few other bolt ons. Comparing to the MS3 you do get fairly close to 300 but the MS3 also has 263 HP so maybe around 270-280 is more reasonable but we'll just have to wait and see how the car responds to bolt ons. I think the engine will be safe at those #'s. It's gonna be my DD so I don't want to push it to much but we shall see!
 

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Yes optimistic ..but..yesterday a MS3 fried told that only with a modified ECU you get on MS3 430NM and 310PS without any hardware mods!

But we will see :)
 

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Yes optimistic ..but..yesterday a MS3 fried told that only with a modified ECU you get on MS3 430NM and 310PS without any hardware mods!

But we will see :)
Yeah the MS3 responds very well to bolt-ons and Cobb did a great job with the Access Port tuner. I'm hoping they do the same for the ST!
 

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Are we talking 300 at the flywheel or wheels? I don't think 300 at the flywheel would be difficult with just a tune. if Ford underrates the ST like all previous performance cars since the 99 Cobra, you won't have very far to go. I personally wouldn't want much more than 300 flywheel without the Revoknuckle. The torque vectoring is a band aid fix for a mechanical issue.
 

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I would want it to the wheels. I agree, it looks as if this engine is down powered...

I would agree with the braid aid fix. Also I am sure cost is also a factor. The Revoknuckle adds cost to the vehicle. I should be a option for the ST3 or something.

For those of you that need education on the RevoKnuckle:
 

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I'm sure that this car will be tuned from the factory pretty conserative do to fuel economy. I think 300 at the flywheel will be plenty for a DD though.
 

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300 is a good number. :)
 

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My goal is about 300hp. It will be a dd so it has to be drivable. I've driven a stage 3 srt4 and that was pushing about 300 and it was right on the edge of being too much power. The torque steer would almost rip your arm off.
 

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You know at that point where the car becomes uncontrollable. Could a Revo knuckle be added?

I think 300 is a good number. I wonder what the extra boost would do to the engine? Would we need a new intercooler?

Lots of good questions that you guys will answer!
 

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For a DD I wouldn't want more than 300 HP. The torque steer would get annoying after a while. I'm sure with added boost some upgrades will be nessasary. With Ford trying to keep costs down stuff like intercoolers will probally need to be upgraded due to the added heat at higher boost levels.
 

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I'd like to think FRPP will toss out some parts, as big as their catalog is. Some ST branded wheel options would be nice, along with tunes, suspension, and turbo upgrades.
 

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I would like to be able to order BBS wheels with my ST. But, living in MI, I can have two sets of wheels...

Stock wheels = winter
BBS wheels = summer

Welcome to the forum.

Yes I do hope Ford racing has parts for us..
 
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