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i just got back from the nopi show at maplegrove in pa and ran my new focus for the first time. i ran a best of 17.583 :-\ i ran next to someone from here i didnt get to talk to him much but he had an '00 orange with a body kit and he ran something like 18.1. but i would like to know a good stragety to launch. i tried 2,3,4k rpms and when i dump the clutch it bogs drops to around 1.5k then starts.
 

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If your car is stock, which your times indicate it is, you can get away with as high a launch as your tires will allow. Sit at the line and hold your revs at 4000, when the light goes green, pop the clutch and hammer the gas, it shouldn't bog unless you don't give it enough gas. The stock flywheel is HUGE. If you spin the tires, drop it down to 3500, and just figure out your best launch speed. Watch your 60 ft times, that'll tell you how you launched. If you launch at 4k and your 60 ft times are better, go with that. run as much as you can, only way to learn is to try it. good luck, racing is fuuunn

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With my mods so far, i drop at 3.5k, helps keep rpm's up in prime territory, and shift at 7k in 2nd,3rd and keep it floored from there to finish, no time slips yet, just grudge matches...


Agree w/squatch, if you're still stock, you'll need to drop around 4-5.5k, GL
 

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Don't you start losing power at 6500 rpm's? Wouldn't you want to shift a little sooner than 7k.
 

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yeah for real. you'd be bouncing off your rev limiter at 7k unless you have a chip.
 

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hey fixxer that was me you raced sorry i didn't get to talk yo you more like i said at the track i was having problems with the car turned out to be my cat was starting to clog. It's complety f'ed up now can't even drive it.
last year i ran a 16.4 with less mods and was hoping to do better but that didn't happen. were are you from anyways. glad to see you found focaljet.
 

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Don't feel bad last year when I ran with 151 whp and 179 TQ i ran 9.33 in 1/8 (on slicks) now with 198whp and 200 tq i can't get any faster than 9.66

my MPH is great about 76-77mph but my 60ft time is embarrasing. I really haven't seen any "great" suspension stuff for the focus as far as straight line racing goes. maybe I have't looked hard enough.
 

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what does an average stock focus do for MPH in the 1/8th? the 1/4?
 

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Don't you start losing power at 6500 rpm's? Wouldn't you want to shift a little sooner than 7k.
Not for me, it's actually worth keeping it up to keep revs higher when you hit 2nd/3rd, that extra .5 helps alot, for me at least, that's my best strat so far w/my mods, but everybody is different
 

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yeah for real. you'd be bouncing off your rev limiter at 7k unless you have a chip.
You guys are so anal
, if it really means that much then i meant 6,950 rpms compared to 7,000
 

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hey fixxer that was me you raced sorry i didn't get to talk yo you more like i said at the track i was having problems with the car turned out to be my cat was starting to clog. It's complety f'ed up now can't even drive it.
last year i ran a 16.4 with less mods and was hoping to do better but that didn't happen. were are you from anyways. glad to see you found focaljet.
im from bristol PA. im goin to atco... not this friday but next. my friend and his father are bringing there escorts and im hoping to get some better times. i gotta learn to shift without takin my foot off the floor. but seeing its my first manual transmission and ive had the sucker for under a month, ill take my time.
 

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i live like 20 minutes from atco...i wont race but ill keep in contact with ya and maybe we could meet up. i still havent met anyone from focaljet and it would be pretty cool.


fixxxer: you have a PM
 
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