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Hey guys, we decided to take our Time Attack car to our local drag strip for its first time ever being driven (at all) and bolted on a set of M&H Racemaster slicks and we were able to set a new stock turbo 1/4 mile record! Check out the video that was made by one of our customers who happened to be there for support. Thanks for watching!

After a little digging, i think we have also determined that this is the fastest K03 powered car overall, the previous record was held by a MK6 GTI DSG at 12.6, I also believe this may be the best 60ft time ever recorded by a Focus ST.


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Wow.

What are the supporting mods?
 
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Full Bolt ons, a Custom e30 tune (by me), and a lot of weight reduction. We plan to go back next weekend with the kinks worked out and shoot for 12.2 :0
 

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the car had just over $20,000 worht of damage just over 3 or 4 months ago. so i was very happy with its first time ever being driven. Going to work out some kinks this week, dial in the tune, and try to go back for more!
 

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That's awesome. Well done!
 

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That's impressive especially for only bolt ons and no internal modifications.
I have to temper things a bit. You don't need internal engine mods, whoever told you that doesn't know what they are talking about.

1) This is what happens when you put slicks on the car, no spin, no drama, no launching at 2200, this was at least 4500rpm and just dropping the clutch = 1.68 60 ft time, a stat that will never happen on street tires, ever; Cobb "Traction Control" or not, it just won't happen.

2) For people that complain about removing weight from the car and think that's funny or something to joke about, this car has only the driver's seat and six point. Everything else but for the dash and few other things it's gone, much lighter than most people will ever get too.

Brian should bolt these slicks onto his Blue car and make a pass, it should run much quicker than it has previously.

3) Any "Stage 3" car is capable of mid to low 12's if they just bolt on a set of slicks, go to track that has decent prep and go when DA is under 1200 feet (NHRA's correction factor starts at 1200 feet above sea level), even if the DA sucks it will run high 12's...

4) Get it into your mind, 60 ft times of 2.x and higher are terrible.
 
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That 60' time was ridiculously good!
Easy with slicks, I don't know what pressure Brian had in them but I ran 1.76 recently at 12-13 psi cold, same slicks.
 

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Brian -

11's are possible

330 must be 4.xxx and you must run over 90 mph in 1/8th with the stock turbo since you picking up just over 20 mph from the 1/8th to the 1/4 mile.

This is based on the belief that it's easier to find a bit more steam under the hood than it is to get down to say 1.59 60 ft but who knows.
 

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my blue ST with full interior and full street trim and stock suspension did a [email protected] with only a 1.96 60ft, with the 1.68 that this car has, it would easily be down in the 12.5 range. This new car isnt quite dialed in like my daily driven car was though, so i definitely think at least 12.2 or so is doable. Also, i was launching at 4600rpms and 15 psi actually, at 12 psi the car actually didnt come out the hole quiet as efficiently
 

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I believe he said the scale was down when he ran there. Might have been a different time though.

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I have to temper things a bit. You don't need internal engine mods, whoever told you that doesn't know what they are talking about.

1) This is what happens when you put slicks on the car, no spin, no drama, no launching at 2200, this was at least 4500rpm and just dropping the clutch = 1.68 60 ft time, a stat that will never happen on street tires, ever; Cobb "Traction Control" or not, it just won't happen.

2) For people that complain about removing weight from the car and think that's funny or something to joke about, this car has only the driver's seat and six point. Everything else but for the dash and few other things it's gone, much lighter than most people will ever get too.

Brian should bolt these slicks onto his Blue car and make a pass, it should run much quicker than it has previously.

3) Any "Stage 3" car is capable of mid to low 12's if they just bolt on a set of slicks, go to track that has decent prep and go when DA is under 1200 feet (NHRA's correction factor starts at 1200 feet above sea level), even if the DA sucks it will run high 12's...

4) Get it into your mind, 60 ft times of 2.x and higher are terrible.
I get that, it's still an impressive time. Typically when you run slicks you find other weak links. Had an 88 LX coupe back in the day, had to throw quite a bit of money and effort into it to get it to dip in the 12's without breaking things all the time. It only weighed around 2200lbs, one of the lightest production fox bodies. Believe the rule of thumb is you shave 1/10th per 100lbs reduced.
 

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Thats right, the scales were down the night we took it. i was very dissapointed. ive been to this track easily 100 times in the past 7 or 8 years and the scales have never been down. We're planning to go back this friday night and hopefully the scales will be working then.
 

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I get that, it's still an impressive time. Typically when you run slicks you find other weak links. Had an 88 LX coupe back in the day, had to throw quite a bit of money and effort into it to get it to dip in the 12's without breaking things all the time. It only weighed around 2200lbs, one of the lightest production fox bodies. Believe the rule of thumb is you shave 1/10th per 100lbs reduced.
Lowering weight is ideal, that said drag radials are more likely to break things from wheel hop. Slicks won't wheel hop and only if you dead hook will it find weak points in your drive-line.

You can avoid this by not bogging the engine down, which creates a torque spike + whatever gear you're in multiplication = Broken CV Joints, Transmission Input Shafts, etc

Pre-loading can prevent this as well, but keep the cold psi in your slicks in the double digits, give up some ET and everything will be fine. In a FWD application, 1.5x is close to a dead hook in a FWD car.

1.6x is about where you want to be, 1.7 in a hint of spin, 1.8 in is a bit more, 1.9 at least a couple of revolutions and anything higher than 2.0 is spin city.
 
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OP, very impressive times and work on the car! Sweet 60' time, too. Must have felt like it was really ****tin and gittin from the driver's seat!

I get that, it's still an impressive time. Typically when you run slicks you find other weak links. Had an 88 LX coupe back in the day, had to throw quite a bit of money and effort into it to get it to dip in the 12's without breaking things all the time. It only weighed around 2200lbs, one of the lightest production fox bodies. Believe the rule of thumb is you shave 1/10th per 100lbs reduced.
I hope you meant 3200lbs...

2200 lbs would be sans motor, trans, rear end, glass(?) in any FOX chassis.
 
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OP, very impressive times and work on the car! Sweet 60' time, too. Must have felt like it was really ****tin and gittin from the driver's seat!



I hope you meant 3200lbs...

2200 lbs would be sans motor, trans, rear end, glass(?) in any FOX chassis.
Lol, didn't see my typo, that would be lighter than a base model 1st gen. The lightest FOX's were around 2500lbs and I think that was the first 3-4 years of the FOX if I remember correct.
 
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