Tag Archives: Focus

Tech: Livernois’ Firestorm High Pressure Fuel Pump

Next Level Power

The stock HPFP is the major power limiter on a bolt-on 2.3L EcoBoost.  Why stay stock?

By SID297
Photos Courtesy of Livernois Motorsports

 

For performance enthusiasts Ford’s EcoBoost engine platform has been a major hit, and that was even before Ford began putting the smaller boosted engines in their flagship performance vehicles. FoMoCo’s stance has been clear from the start, they want to see an EcoBoost in everyone’s driveway. With the GT, RS, and Raptor only being available with tweeked EcoBoost engines making serious factory power it is becoming even more difficult for the ‘V8 Only’ crowd to embrace the OEM turbo’d mills. That’s especially true when you throw in the fact that the EcoBoost line responds ridiculously well to simple bolt-ons.

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Tech: 2016 Focus RS Downpipe Test

Get Down

ID Motorsports picks up power with a high-flow downpipe and a hot tune

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of ID Motorsports

When we last left ID Motorsports’ 2016 Focus RS project, the hot hatch had picked up over 30 horsepower and 46 lb-ft of torque courtesy of a custom tune and a Mountune cold-air intake. Since then, the company has opened up the exhaust and dialed in a more aggressive calibration with SCT Performance hardware and software.
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Tech: 2013+ Focus ST Jacking Rails

On Rails

Installing Steeda’s lightweight jacking rails for the latest Ford Focus

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Steeda Autosports

If you perform your own maintenance or modifications, chances are you are going to need to put a floor jack under your car. With modern cars it can be a challenge to find the right jacking point to avoid damaging the underside of your ride. Thanks to Steeda Autosports, however, owners of 2013 and newer Foci can now lift their rides from any spot along the side using the company’s new Jacking Rails (PN 555-5206; $139.95).
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Video: Focus RS vs. Shelby GT350 Drag Race

Close Call

A Livernois-tuned Focus RS hangs with a stock Shelby on the drag strip

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Livernois Motorsports

If you own the top dog Shelby GT350 Mustang, you might immediately dismiss that Focus RS staging next to you at the drag strip. Well, you might want to think twice if your Shelby is stock, because a tuned Focus RS recently held its own against a stock Shelby GT350 at a private track rental in Michigan.
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Tech: 2016 Focus RS Spring Install

Like it’s Hot

Lethal Performance drops its hot hatch with Eibach’s Pro-Kit springs

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Lethal Performance

Ford Performance engineers sharpen all aspects a vehicle to make it perform better than its base counterparts. For enthusiasts, this higher level of performance is just a better jumping off point. That is definitely the case with Lethal Performance, which is known to jump headfirst into modding a new project, whether it is a Focus ST or a Shelby GT350.
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