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The Focus ST is no slouch, that's for sure. It's an awesome performance platform right out of the box with a lot of potential through the aftermarket. Believe it or not, the engine can take a much harder beating than what Ford did with it. From the factory, the 2.0 liter EcoBoost 4 cylinder combined with the BorgWarner K03 "little turbo that could" cranks out 252 horsepower and 270 lb. ft of torque at the flywheel. In our own Focus ST project car, this netted us 237hp at the wheels. Our torque number suggested the Focus ST is grossly underrated because we measured 318 lb. ft. at the wheel. Regardless, it makes some good power at roughly 126hp per liter and even more torque. What about the upper limits of it's strength and durability though?Read More
Nope. It's not a bird. It's not a plane either. It's the tax return sale coming in hot! Starting on March 1st going all the way through April 17th, we're super excited to help you guys save this year! Not only are we handing out some good deals but we want to reward you for shopping with us too. While receiving up to 20% off of MSRP on select brands, we're also hooking you up with DOUBLE REWARDS POINTS. Normally, for every dollar you spend, you get one point. Every 100 points gets you $2 in rewards. During the tax return sale, you'll get 2 points for every dollar spent and you can redeem them whenever you want, no expiration. Sweet deal huh?Read More
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