Ford Focus Rs --- the definitive review

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rocket71
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Re: Ford Focus Rs --- the definitive review

Post by rocket71 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:01 pm

TedV wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:33 am
Am I understanding this correctly? You haven't done any setup adjustments allowed by the rules, just running the car exactly as Ford delivered the car from the dealership plus a larger front bar? Factory makes cars to auger into a crash via understeer​. You add a larger front bar that will reduce front body roll at the same time it increases understeer.. then complain the car sucks because it understeers.

Just trying to see if I am following the train of thought. If so, there is more secret sauce you can apply to make it work better. I mean, not even done an autocross specific alignment??

:: Edit :: sorry if this sounds kind of abrupt and rude. I haven't had my coffee yet today. :lol:
You got it pretty much summed up!

I don't think an alignment is going to fix the intrusive nannies nor the unpredictable behavior of the torque vectoring. It is a great daily/street car but autocross...meh.
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Re: Ford Focus Rs --- the definitive review

Post by steverife » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:11 pm

I think you need to sell it and buy and prep a 370Z for ST.
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