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There is an endless amount of modding that can be done to the Focus ST. From shift knobs to bolt-on turbo kits to performance built engines, the range is limitless. As the saying goes, "to each their own", and that applies here. Whether it's function, form, power, or something else that you care about, there is something for everyone. The good news is you don't have to be rich to modify the ST and you don't need a mechanic's certification either. There are some seriously easy modifications to perform that will change your ST more than you might have thought, all at a very reasonable price tag.Read More
Ever wondered if the hype is real? Here's your answer. Hell yes. Be careful though, if you take the plunge on a big turbo, prepare to never be satisfied with a stock turbo car ever again. It just won't be the same. The experience of a hard wide open throttle pull, holding 22psi, or more, all the way to 7,000 glorious rpm makes you mad that Ford gave you such a puny hair dryer of a turbo now that you know what boost can really feel like.Read More
400whp (that's wheel horsepower just in case you've been living under a rock) seems to be the magic number in front wheel drive turbo cars. If you have one, you know what I mean. If you want one, it's probably because 385whp is way too close to 400 for you not to get there. It's almost like being in a club. "It has 400 at the wheel." It's one of the most proud statements you can make if you have a Focus ST and it's making that much power.Read More
Power numbers and engine specs are spoiled. They get all the hype and attention. What about the other stuff? If power is the life of the party, the brakes and suspension are the chaperones. They make sure everyone is having fun the right way. What happens after you take your foot out of it to slow down and turn is arguably just as important as when your foot is all the way in it.Read More
So you just bought a Ford Focus ST or maybe you finally hit the end of your warranty. You've cruised around online or hit up the local scene and seen some STs with crazy modifications and you've been patiently waiting to start having fun for yourself. What's the best way to go about it? How much power can you get? What's safe and what's not? What should you start with?Read More
One of the popular mods for many people after they have picked up a high performance car is to upgrade the shifter in some form or another. Factory shifters often leave a lot to be desired in terms of crispness and the length of the throw. So which method of shortening that throw and improving your shifts is best for you?Read More