How do you shave 1.0s off 0-60?
Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: How do you shave 1.0s off 0-60?

  1. #1
    FST Member landrokkit's Avatar
    This user has no status.

    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    22
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    How do you shave 1.0s off 0-60?

    Iím looking to improve the acceleration/launch of the focus. I would like to be low 5 sec 0-60, and I know a lot of you have some data logging equipment. What have you guys done that has had the biggest impact on acceleration?

    Iím assuming itís traction related like LSD and tires.

    Thanks!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    FST Junkie! nickbaldwin86's Avatar
    is boy calls it "daddies
    vroom vroom"

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Scappoose Oregon
    Posts
    2,586
    Mentioned
    51 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    LSD and tires... like 40 TW tires

  3. #3
    FST Member 2POINT0's Avatar
    is thinking about the next mod

    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    32
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was getting consistent 5.7 0-60 times with just traction and stability control turned off and very consistent 5.8's with Cobb's traction control and stability control turned off, which I was happy with since torquey FWD cars aren't the greatest from a dig. However, after installing my RMM and using Stratified's traction control with stability control off I've been hitting 5.5-5.6 seconds. This is according to the 0-60 setting on my accessport.
    Last edited by 2POINT0; 04-10-2019 at 11:19 AM.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FocusST.org
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    FST Member jkash99's Avatar
    This user has no status.

    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    42
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The TB Performance Torque Gusset paired with a stiffer RMM (in my case the mountune one) reduces torque steer and wheel hope to almost zero on stock power. I would say you gain a couple of tenths with just these two things. Much cheaper than an LSD, so I would start here then tires then LSD. What kind of power are you making? Stock power wont get you below 5.8s-5.9s (from 6.2s stock) even with a RMM, Torque Gusset, better tires, and LSD.
    brian60 likes this.

  6. #5
    FST Junkie! rambleon84's Avatar
    is so mote be it

    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,137
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wouldnt put too much emphasis on the 0-60 other than just for personal improvement. Car wasnt really designed with the 0-60 sprint as its number one priority. It's pretty easy to burn traction in first and second too, so i would put some extra emphasis putting your power down;stickiest/wides tires you can handle to help out, rear motor mount and maybe traction bar for bolt on mods.

    This reading might give you some more insight (more so towards quarter mile but you can apply it to 0-60 to see if it helps)
    https://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-...eleration.html
    gemery likes this.
    Mod list here

  7. #6
    FST Junkie! brian60's Avatar
    Premium Member
    is wishing he was hammock camping

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Harrisburg, PA
    Posts
    8,044
    Mentioned
    215 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post
    LSD and tires... like 40 TW tires
    Quote Originally Posted by 2POINT0 View Post
    I was getting consistent 5.7 0-60 times with just traction and stability control turned off and very consistent 5.8's with Cobb's traction control and stability control turned off, which I was happy with since torquey FWD cars aren't the greatest from a dig. However, after installing my RMM and using Stratified's traction control with stability control off I've been hitting 5.5-5.6 seconds. This is according to the 0-60 setting on my accessport.
    Quote Originally Posted by jkash99 View Post
    The TB Performance Torque Gusset paired with a stiffer RMM (in my case the mountune one) reduces torque steer and wheel hope to almost zero on stock power. I would say you gain a couple of tenths with just these two things. Much cheaper than an LSD, so I would start here then tires then LSD. What kind of power are you making? Stock power wont get you below 5.8s-5.9s (from 6.2s stock) even with a RMM, Torque Gusset, better tires, and LSD.
    These three basically just named all of our options. The TB Performance Gusset bar is a beast which instantly helps reduce flex to prevent torque steer and wheel hop (torque steer requires subtle adjustments which slow you down since any direction except perfectly straight is slowing you down...and if the cars ESC tries to kick in it's literally braking to help you straighten out) and wheel hop obviously slows you down since your tires are skipping instead of putting down power.

    LSD is a rather obvious yet expensive one that helps you put down the power even better as opposed to our stock "Electronic Diff" that utilizes braking and junk that slows you down and blows in the snow/bad weather.

    Rear Motor Mount is a HUGE improvement that is a testimate to why it's arguably the most recommended mod on this forum along with intercoolers and stuff. Wheel hop killer for sure. Don't worry...the annoying vibrations go away after 100-200 miles when it breaks in

    As also mentioned..Cobb/Stratified Traction Control which uses spark retardation to minimize spin instead of the stupid stock system which uses brakes (throws off weight distribution and obviously using brakes while accelerating hurts) just remember to turn off the stock system or the Cobb/Stratified system won't work...oh and play with the settings. A decked out car can use less slip and have better results.

    Big one here...there are only 4 spots of the entire car that touch the road, two of which are the only spots that power is transferred to the road...cheaping out there is an obvious performance killer. Get good tires. It's expensive...and I need them too and I'm dreading that bill...but the difference is so worth it.

    Additional stuff not usually mentioned:
    Suspension bits. Coilovers go a long way with helping the car's weight distribution and weight transfer off the front tires that are providing power. Also, lower center of gravity helps more than you'd realize.
    Power. Duh, right? Add power and it'll improve, but that's not really what you're asking and you knew that already.
    Weight reduction. Lowering your weight by 100lbs is enough to see noticeable results on a drag strip...meaning it improves 0-60 too. Science and sh**.

    Final one? Sure, you. You need to practice, practice, practice and get better at launching this car...it's already hard to launch...and each mod listed above changes it pretty noticeably. As you learn how to launch better and more smooth your times will improve. Do it on a prepped surface like at a drag strip and it'll only get better.

    It's not a straight line car, and 0-60 isn't what it was made to do, but if you work on it and get all the necessary components you can improve it.
    Last edited by brian60; 04-10-2019 at 11:56 AM.
    beretta96 likes this.
    2014 Performance Blue ST3

    Stratified 93Oct Tune - AP v3
    CP-E 3.5" FMIC
    Depo Racing Catless DP
    MBRP CBE
    Cobb CAI
    AEM DryFlow Air Filter
    Boomba Racing Wing Risers and BOV
    Option Labs R716 Wheels in Bronze
    VelossaTech Rear Diffuser Fins
    Rally Armour Mud Flaps
    Yellow LED Amazon Fogs
    NGK LTR7IX-11 Spark Plugs
    Subdued Flag Decals (2) with Thin Blue Line

  8. #7
    I spend too much of my life on FST! Duchess's Avatar
    This user has no status.

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Beverly, MA
    Posts
    511
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've hit mid 5s to 60 stock by getting off the clutch just right at — IIRC — around 2k (maybe a little more, I don't remember exactly, but it was definitely under peak torque). From there, it's a matter of learning the traction limitations of the tires and holding it just at that threshold. While most of my cars have been low end torque producers, I'll admit that some of getting that traction balance right was down to luck for me and I couldn't do that consistently unless I practiced it frequently.

  9. #8
    I spend too much of my life on FST! AkiraSieghart's Avatar
    This user has no status.

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Essex County, NJ
    Posts
    719
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sub-5 second 0-60? I'm not sure if that's possible without big turbo, LSD, traction bars, and slicks. A bigger turbo may be unnecessary, but I don't see it being done without slicks on a proper track. Even if you can launch perfectly, any imperfection in the road could cause wheel spin. Mid 5's seem to be the sweet spot, but you should compare how quick these cars are in a roll race which is where they shine. For example, I have a '94 Corvette. 300hp/350tq. My ST definitely makes more power than it and they're about the same weight, but the ST will never keep up with it from a dig and you'll never get the same kind of g-force feeling as you do with a RWD car.

  10. #9
    FST Member landrokkit's Avatar
    This user has no status.

    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    22
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some good info here! Thanks to everyone who gave their valuable comments.

    Currently I am 100% stock but I have been looking into a stage 2 package. I saw somewhere that a 300hp 400tq FoST only had like .2 improvement in 0-60 (it only had power mods) which is why I am wondering what non power mods will help get the power down better.

    I understand that this car isnít made for hard launches and accel, but I am an engineer at Chrysler so all my coworkers have Challenger or Charger R/Ts and I want to be able to beat them flat out in a drag race. Whether or not itís possible with bolt ons and a tune, I want to try.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  11. #10
    FST Member 2POINT0's Avatar
    is thinking about the next mod

    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    32
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I doubt you could beat them from a dig, unless they aren't the best of drivers or you have slicks or something. I've roll raced a stock 2018 Charger R/T with the 8-speed auto, no idea what mode he was in, but I walked him from a 40 roll. Power to weight.
    Last edited by 2POINT0; 04-11-2019 at 12:39 PM.


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. 15+ front grill shave
    By HoonicornST in forum Focus ST Appearance
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-12-2017, 11:00 AM
  2. Shave rotors or buy new ones?
    By christianc16 in forum Focus ST Brakes
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-23-2017, 04:33 AM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-24-2015, 08:29 AM
  4. (SOLD) Straight razor and shave set
    By Flora in forum Sold Sold Sold
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 03-23-2014, 02:05 PM
  5. Focus st 5.9 0-60...MS3 5.1 0-60 uhh???
    By TheZman in forum Focus ST Performance
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 12-02-2012, 06:48 PM
Find us on Google+