Top 10 Mods For Your New Ford Focus RS

Top 10 Mods For Your New Ford Focus RS
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Top 10 Mods For Your New Ford Focus RS

If you just got a new Focus RS and are trying to get it track ready...here are the best products to go from stock to SHOCK with these top 10 Ford Focus RS Mods:

1. AFE Drop in Filter

This filter features five layers of pre-oiled cotton gauze media to provide maximum performance. Its progressive layering allows the filter to flow at high levels even when dirty, while its inverted top makes for more filter surface area, resulting in longer service intervals. This media is perfect for street and/or track use. If you are getting your ride track ready, the AFE Filter is a great first step. Shop our line of high-performance air Filters 

2. ETS Front mount intercooler & Intercooler piping

The ETS Ford Focus RS front mount intercooler is the easiest way to improve power by eliminating heat soak which drastically affects the performance of your vehicle. Factory calibrations start reducing timing once charge air temps reach 100° and the higher they get the more the reduction. Upgraded intercoolers prevent cars from heat soaking and keep charge air temps 10-20 degrees within ambient to ensure you have consistent power output on the street, track, and circuit.

And if you have a little extra cash the ETS intercooler piping is a direct bolt-on for the ETS intercooler or the factory intercooler, so you do not have to purchase one to have the other. From testing, we immediately saw an increase in boost without even changing the tune, and overall everything performed better. Getting both mods will make a beast of your new Ford Focus RS.

3. CPE Stage 2 Rear Motor Mount

The Ford Ecoboost engine mount system contains two side mounts that provide a rotational mounting point. The rear motor mount is added to help prevent the engine from swinging like a pendulum. However, the design of the stock mount orients the bushing horizontally; allowing applied stresses to act along two planes in the bushing. These types of bushings are not meant for this and it has been found that the rear mount may be inadequate in preventing the engine from moving.
cp-e™ has come up with a way to apply stress to the bushing in only one plane. By redesigning the whole Focus RS RMM, cp-e™ was able to mount the bushing vertically so that the pendulum effect of the engine is compressing the bushing properly. Orienting the bushing in a way that allows it to be compressed properly has allowed us to create a mount that provides a stiffer system while still using a low 65 durometer bushing while keeping high reliability and support. Why is that good? Higher durometer ratings transfer vibrations through the vehicle and into the cabin, raising the NVH (noise, vibration, & harshness) value.

4. Motul 600 Racing Brake Fluid

Extreme high-performance polyglycol brake fluid. Far exceeds the standards of DOT 4. Each bottle is filled with Nitrogen, increasing shelf life and eliminating contamination while factory sealed. Extremely high dry boiling point 594F(312C) helps prevent vapor lock and brake fade during hard use, with excellent recovery time.

5. AWE Catback Track Exhaust

If raw and rowdy are your speed, the Track Edition is your dose of steel. The loudest of the lot, the Track Edition Exhaust retains all the engineering and precision of the Touring Edition, minus AWE’s proprietary drone-canceling solution, 180 Technology®. A full 3” diameter configuration rounds out the feature set.

This version is known to get rowdy in the mid-range and may be too much for daily driving. But if noise is what you want, this baby is the best purchase. Check our the options for Ford Focus RS performance Exhaust Systems at PartsHawk.

6. Konig Hypergrams 18x8.5 with Hankook Ventus RS4s 245/40/r18

The Hypergram is a lightweight, 12-spoke design that is motorsport inspired in its construction, appearance and its ability to clear many big brake cars and upgrades! Utilizing Flow Forming Technology allows the Hypergram to be lighter and stronger. With a large range of aggressive sizing.

Add to that the Ventus RS4 wheel, with it's Aggressive directional pattern applied in succession. Optimized tread contact rate per block the product maintains the best block stiffness at both straight and circuit driving. Check out our stock for all options on high-performance wheels.

It's a match made in heaven that makes for a killer combo. 

7. Mountune Radiator

Once the OEM radiator’s performance is maxed out and coolant temperatures rise, the vehicle's protection system activates “limp mode”, reducing engine performance and power. This situation is a typical occurrence during track days and sustained high-speed use. The Mountune high-performance triple-pass radiator upgrade maintains and stabilizes outlet temperatures for constant and consistent performance throughout a wide range of demanding driving conditions. Significantly reducing the risk of power loss while protecting your engine when it’s needed most.
Mountune has teamed up with global cooling experts CSF to offer the ultimate cooling solution for the Focus RS. This new high performance, all-aluminum, triple-pass radiator has been tested and validated over thousands of miles in high powered eco-boost applications, as well as proven on the track in the most demanding conditions. The new Mountune Focus RS radiator features CSF’s exclusive B-Tube technology as well as an ultra-efficient multi-louvered fin configuration for maximum surface area contact and heat dissipation. Additionally, the Triple-pass flow structure allows the coolant to flow across the core of the radiator 3 times before exiting the radiator for the lowest outlet temperatures possible.

8. Fortune Auto 500 Coilovers 

All Fortune Auto shock absorbers use digressive piston technology which allows for stiff low-speed compression/rebound force. This gives more control of driver inputs such as roll, dive, and squat. However, at fast stroke speeds (i.e. high speed bumps) the suspension becomes supple in response to bumps and irregularities in the road. There is no way you could call the FA system 'soft' on the street. Definitely a firm, sporty ride, but not punishing.

9. Verus Engineering Rear Diffuser

Decrease lift and drag on the Focus RS with a simple bolt-on diffuser.  Hatchbacks are notoriously bad with drag due to the dead water region behind the vehicle; the functional and aesthetically pleasing diffuser addresses this issue head-on. The diffuser was designed to increase downforce and reduce this dead water region to reduce drag.

10. Stoptech Sport Brake Pad

StopTech Sport Brake Pads are engineered to meet the demands of high performance driving while maintaining the refinement and comfort expected in everyday driving conditions. StopTech brake pads combine the benefits of premium street brake pads with aggressive friction formulas suitable for heavy usage. Para-aramid composites are specially formulated to provide linear response at both cold and hot temperatures, delivering optimum stopping performance over a wide range of driving conditions. For the top of the line Ford Focus RS performance brake pads you can shop our line for Stoptech brake pads

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