2018 Ford Focus ST1 with a 2867 gen 2
I have to update this.. Was getting on the 4-lane this morning and had 3 cars in front of me as we went through this little 1-lane, S-curve section of the on-ramp. Just after that section, it goes out to 2-lanes wide through most of the on-ramp, and then merges back to 1 lane just before you get onto the 4-lane. The guy in front of our group was accelerating painfully slowly, so I jumped into the left lane and floored it. Thankfully I'd left the traction control on, as it still got a touch squirrely, but I blasted past them and just kept going through the gears to see how it did as I had a couple hundred more yards of clear road in front of me to accelerate. As near as I can figure according to Google maps, in the close to 1200' of run, I got it to right at 110 and it was still pulling really well in 4th when I backed out of it and had to get on the brakes hard as I was catching up to traffic further down the ramp in a hurry. It seriously needs a brake upgrade now.Oh, it is SOOO much fun. Put your foot down and as the rpms climb the smile just gets wider and wider.
FWIW, boost pressure on the AP showed 27.77 with +5.00 ignition corrections across all 4 cylinders. Can't wait until the Spring and I get to swap off the snow tires so I can finish tuning it with and without WMI.
After I got it slowed back down to normal speeds it took several minutes for the ol' heart to stop beating hard, as that was a pretty good rush. Was more of a "holy crap, that was too fast" moment and not just an ear-to-ear grin-inducing bit of acceleration. Hate to admit it, but that scared me a bit with how quickly it got to over 100 and how long it took to slow back down. That was intense. With the stock turbo it was always predictable and I had a good feeling about how much time I could hammer on it, and what speed I'd be at after that timeframe. With this new setup, though, I'm having to re-learn just how long I can stay in the gas. I simply can't stay in it as long since it accelerates so much faster.