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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
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
Air is one of the 3 crucial ingredients in a combustion engine; the more you can get, the faster you can go. That’s why turbos exist! The way your air intake sends air to the turbo can make or literally break your build. We have a list of our top five favorite intake systems for the 10th gen Honda Civic Si, but before we get there, let's talk about the pros and cons of different setups.Read More
Vehicle modification is all about expression, and what's better than leaving an impression before anyone even sees the car? Your exhaust can turn heads from blocks away, and is a big factor in the overall feel of your build. There are plenty of options for the perfect sounding exhaust on the Focus ST. but how do you know what it will sound like on your build? Exhaust note videos. We have tried eight different cat back exhausts on our Ford Focus ST with the stock down pipe so you can hear them for yourself.Read More
Exhaust systems are more than just noise makers, they provide performance benefits by helping to clear the spent air from the engine quickly and efficiently. These days the major brands making exhaust systems for the Honda Civic Si are very comparable in terms of performance, which means their sounds are what really set them apart. Wider diameters make deeper noises, less resonators and small mufflers are louder, and the only way to choose is to hear them. We made video clips for fourteen different exhausts to help you decide, scroll down to hear what we think about each setup.Read More
Engine mounts make a world of difference, especially in a front wheel drive car like the Civic Si. OEM engine mounts are made of rubber and designed for comfort. Soft and full of voids, they allow the engine to twist and shift in the engine bay, causing the handling to feel very loose. Upgrading these mounts will stop the engine from pitching and swaying. They will keep your wheels on the ground, improving throttle response, and grip while driving hard.Read More