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CanAmDan
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Focus RS

Post by CanAmDan » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:24 pm

It's been years since I autocrossed (12+) and I'm looking to get back into it. The last thing I autocrossed was a 2003 SVT Focus and an '84 SVO Mustang (which I still have). The Mustang was FS and I think the Focus was GS. Which class would my RS Focus run in? Thanks.

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Post by MARKP » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:30 pm

DS, assuming it isn't brand new. Apparently something changed and the new ones are in BS.

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Re: Focus RS

Post by rocket71 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:46 pm

Lol. Yeah, the RS is 330hp and all wheel drive.
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Re: Focus RS

Post by CobraJim » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:58 pm

350 hp; but who's counting
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Re: Focus RS

Post by CanAmDan » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:06 pm

Thanks for the info guys. It's a 2016 RS thought I didn't get it until October of 2016. Yep - 350 HP and 350 ftlbs of torque. Funnest best handling car I've ever owned - by far.

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Re: Focus RS

Post by MARKP » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:25 pm

Yep, the 2016 and 2017 RS Focus goes to DS.

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Re: Focus RS

Post by RxCritical » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:17 pm

MARKP wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:30 pm
DS, assuming it isn't brand new. Apparently something changed and the new ones are in BS.

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The global Ford Performance team developed a standard mechanical Quaife® Limited Slip Differential for the front axle which further improves the 2018 Focus RS performance vs the 2017 Focus RS
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Re: Focus RS

Post by thrdeye » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:52 pm

Yeah 2018 is BS because of a real front diff. The other years are DS.

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Re: Focus RS

Post by disneyd » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:13 am

Danny, did you run that Mustang at the Dogwood Grand Prix years ago?
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Re: Focus RS

Post by CanAmDan » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:10 pm

Dogwood Grand Prix - no that doesn't ring a bell. Where is that held? Now I did race it for a couple years in Birmingham AL at a dog racing track parking lot (2000 - 2002 I believe).

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Post by MARKP » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:38 pm

The Dogwood GP was a street autocross we held annually in downtown Knoxville. Our first venue was the Business Loop (it became James White Parkway) and our second venue was the South Knoxville Connector.

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