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When ATP Turbo first released their Garrett based bolt-on turbo kits back in 2013-ish for the Ford Focus ST, they started by including a port in the turbine housing casting that allowed the user to add an external wastegate (from now on, we'll refer to it as EWG). If you don't know by now, this is pretty awesome. Here's a little bit about why, along with some information about if it's a good option for you and your big turbo Focus ST.Read More
Intake manifolds seem to be a far less popular mod than...almost everything else. Especially on the 10th Gen Honda Civic Si or any 1.5T, it's not necessarily the first modification that comes to mind when you think of your next modification once you've got all the bolt-ons. And for those that go big turbo, it's still far from a 1:1 ratio of big turbo cars getting manifolds.Read More
Cobb Tuning is good at keeping secrets, I guess. A couple weeks before their official release, they teased us with the good ol' coming soon post with a picture of a 10th Gen Civic Type R. It appears almost nobody knew about it. Usually, we hear things here and there that excite us and we get to watch it unfold. But we didn't see this coming, I'm not sure many did. Cobb getting (back) into Honda is pretty cool.Read More
Intake upgrades typically happen early on in the modification process and for good reason. They're easy to put on, they give the engine bay a better appearance, and they free up airflow, creating more power and torque. Not to mention, they expose some of those "turbo noises" we all love. But there are so many of them out there. Which is the best? Should you get a cold air intake? Does it actually give you any more power? Here are some answers that might help you select the right one.Read More
One of our favorite brands to discuss with customers is Radium Engineering. If there is a brand that hits the nail on the head with every product release, it's Radium. If they make a part for your car, it has a good chance of being the best version on the market. Function and form seem to be loosely used terms in the aftermarket performance world. With Radium Engineering, they set the bar for what it should mean. The words elegant, useful, and drool-worthy all ring true with every part they pump out. When it comes to the Ford Focus ST and Focus RS, here's what Radium has to offer and our take on how it can help your build be a success.Read More
300whp in a well balanced, 3,200 pound, front-wheel drive hatchback is underrated. Don't get me wrong, 400 is better if you're....me, or anyone else like me. But 300whp is nothing to shake a stick at. That's good enough to take down many other $40k-50k range performance cars while paying a fraction of the price and being able to comfortably take 3 or 4 kids to school (not while you're taking down the other car, of course). With the Focus ST, it's relatively easy to get there.Read More