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    Thumbs up My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods [update 20/03/08]

    Had the car a couple of weeks, so its time to start modding




    First up is to get it remapped, there are a few options, Superchip , Dreamscience and Wolf

    I've opted for the Dreamscience, partly as they are doing a special price this week and partly as it offers a few more options, like a shift light and 5 different maps and can be moved to other cars, unlike the Superchip

    So fingers crossed, one of these should turn up tomorrow


    This is a before and after graph using the highest spec map


    Will let you know how it goes.
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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    thought it was a im gonna burn it post mark lol.should go well after that

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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    Turned up this morning and got the map installed on my tea break.

    Car starts and drives as normal really, until you use more than 1/2 throttle, then the boost gauge goes off the scale (rather than just half way) and it really pulls hard.

    2nd gear needs some care now, as it wants to spin the wheels.

    Very happy with the results


    Now to start planning the next upgrade.

    Lowered spring and exhaust are the most likely.
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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    sounds good and sound like lots off fun to drive now with them fronts spinning.

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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    Lol good stuff, although a little tame. You want to drive the bre nova (with turbo!!) needs care in 3rd otherwise it wheelspins violently all the way to 80mph

    Whats it like on fuel although im guessing its probably early days!??

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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    nice car..i just got an st-2 yesterday..few questions..how much did the chip cost?? do you have a link to were you purchased??do u know if this invalidates the warranty?? as mine is only 10 month old..cheers..

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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    The readout showed 15 mpg after my test drive lunch time

    Will get a better reading over the weekend as im off down my Mums
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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    my xr only does 15mph hehe mind u it has got 8 injectors and 2 turbo's

    MY MK1 ESCORT (Now turbo'd)

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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    Quote Originally Posted by oxb1l View Post
    nice car..i just got an st-2 yesterday..few questions..how much did the chip cost?? do you have a link to were you purchased??do u know if this invalidates the warranty?? as mine is only 10 month old..cheers..
    Its available from http://www.dreamscience.eu/hub/ for 550

    However they are offering a discount to members of www.focusSToc.co.uk , which is where I read about and got one for 399

    It will invalidate the warranty, but you can reload the standard map in 4 minutes, so they shouldn't find out.

    There is a Ford approved one, made by Wolf called Code RED

    Mine only 14 months old with 7k miles
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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    Do you travel down the M3 in the mornings?

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    nope, travel on the M4
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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    Nice car, a friend has a white one with blue stripes and the wheels powder coated white too. He has gone for the dreamscience kit and is very happy

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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods

    The Ford 6 disc unit sounds OK, but is lacking is almost all features, won't even play mp3's

    So have replaced it with this JVC KW-AVX710 for only 350 and added the bluetooth option too.

    Sounds much better and can play DVD full of MP3's as well as DIVx movies.

    Got the shop to add some security to the car too while I was there.

    Thought I'd fit the Stereo myself though (how hard can it be ?) turns out to be a real ball ache.

    Had to even cut the dash about, thankfully this is hidden when the unit is fitted though.



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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods [update 20/03/08]

    looks cool... almost like it's supposed to be there.

    I'd love a divx player in my car. not that i'd ever use it mind.

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    Re: My Focus ST3 undergoing some mods [update 20/03/08]

    I want one

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