new mps vs new rs focus vs wrx sti 2010

p14rff

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hi all,

I'm new to this forum and indeed being a mps owner (in which i ditched a 07 325d m sport for).
My 2 mates have also recently upgraded their cars to the above and keep on that my car is inferior in speed to theirs.
any info would be welcomed and advice on a little sneaky tweaking here and there????:p
 

obi_waynne

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Hello and welcome to TorqueCars, the best mods for a car engine are as follows.

Internal work yields the biggest gains, head work like porting polishing and 3 angle valve jobs will maximise the airflow and raise the power.

If you want to go to the max then cryo treat the block, get it rebored and look into blueprinting and balancing as well.

Bigger valves are an obvious addon but not all engines are suitable as it depends how close together the OEM valves are.

A fast road cam will yield good power gains, especially in the top end of the rev range. Don't go mad though a profile of up to 270 degrees will give the best gains without the engine becoming cammy.

The most popular power mods are induction kits (which are questionable as power mods but they can sound nice if that is your sort of thing) and sports exhausts with sports catalysts or decats.

To keep the car legal I'd recommend a sports catalyst rather than a decat.
The last mod should always be a remap as this will allow you to fully realise the power gains on offer from your mods. Turbo cars respond very well to remaps.

It's worth having a read of the articles on www.torquecars.com/tuning/ for more information on these mods and what the terms mean.

I'd also recommend some suspension tweaks and proper geometry/alignment setup so the handling is also spot on.
 

RobBentley

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The last mod should always be a remap as this will allow you to fully realise the power gains on offer from your mods. Turbo cars respond very well to remaps.

Something to bear in mind - some tuners will quite happily charge you once per chassis and revise the file for any smaller modifications such as changing to sports cats (etc).
 

T9 man

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hi all,

I'm new to this forum and indeed being a mps owner (in which i ditched a 07 325d m sport for).
My 2 mates have also recently upgraded their cars to the above and keep on that my car is inferior in speed to theirs.
any info would be welcomed and advice on a little sneaky tweaking here and there????:p

Greetings and Welcome! ;)
 

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