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Diff’s Hot, Take it Easy – Rear Differential Cooler R&D, Part 5: A Tale of Two Track Days Part 2

At first, admittedly, it didn’t look like we were flexing as hard as we could with the Focus RS. With our full PTU/RDU cooling kit installed, we extended the time on the track with all four wheels producing power by about three minutes. However, after some reassessment, Dan transplanted the PTU temperature sensor from the gear oil into the coolant stream, producing great prospects for a fully functioning AWD Ford Focus. Since it would be a while until we could take our RS to the track, we decided to reach out to a third-party tester known for thrashing their cars … Continue Reading ››

Diff’s Hot, Take it Easy – Rear Differential Cooler R&D, Part 3: Track Prep

When you’re hurtling towards a concrete-walled turn at over 90 MPH, you’d better know that every nut and bolt in your car is torqued to spec.
Photo: Nick Thomas
We’ve all had to prepare for something before—a date, an interview, a test. It’s always a stressful experience. Now imagine you were about to go on a date with somebody you were pretty sure is trying to kill you. Or, imagine that your desk would be pushed off a 100ft cliff if you failed that test. Preparing for a track … Continue Reading ››

Mission In-Pipe-Sible – Intercooler Piping R&D, Part 2: The Cold Side

Our intercooler pipes are on the tail end of our journey to extract some elevated performance out of our 2016 Ford Focus RS. Along with our intercooler project making great strides in development, we have some updates to share with you regarding our intercooler piping. In usual fashion, we plan to make each pipe individually available, as well as having the option to purchase the entire kit (piping and core) as one. We aren’t quite there yet, but easy does it. Let’s start with the cold side intercooler piping for this RS. [caption … Continue Reading ››

What’s Cooler Than Bein’ Cool? Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Prototypin’

Some time has passed since the last update for this 2016 Ford Focus RS intercooler project, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about it! It’s all-hands-on-deck to get this project back in the swing of R&D as we are getting close to testing and beginning a huge data push. Let’s see what it looks like and quickly go through some of the design specs.

ReSpiration Focal Point – Performance Intake R&D, Part 5: C’est Fini

This 2016+ Ford Focus RS Performance Air Intake is now available! Click here to check it out! Here it is, the final hoorah. The production sample of our intake kit for the 2016 Ford Focus RS is here at last. In the last update, we took you guys through what this intake sounds like with the help of some dyno runs; it sounds awesome and it made 11hp and 15ft-lbs of torque! I’m happy that you guys have stuck with me through the long development process, but there is … Continue Reading ››