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2013 Ford Focus ST

Post By: Wayne D

Date: 05/10/2023

The Story

This 2013 Ford Focus ST is one of my babies, purchased to be used as a track day and Autocross car as well as a street car. Purchased with the ST3 package because of the more supportive bolstered Recaro seats, I have added the 4-point racing harnesses for track days and autocross use. The suspension has been changed to Eibach Springs and larger front and rear Anti-sway bars. Two Oil Catch cans are installed to try and reduce carbon foiling, a bi-product of the direct injection used in the direct injected Eco-Boost engine. I have also removed the Sound Symposer with an SS Delete kit and added a less restrictive Pod air-filter and RS Air box for extra induction sound as well as a Boomba BOV for that PSSSH and a cat-less Downpipe from Megan Racing. Up front I have a larger Mountune Radiator, DP Racing Intercooler and Mishimoto oil cooler surrounded by a TB Performance crash bar. A Cobb AP running a stage 3 tune makes it all work at the track. The rear spoiler has been swapped for a more prominent Ford Performance spoiler. Small additions of exterior lighting and LED bulbs have been added for visual effects as well as top and side matte black stripes. The original stock rims have been painted in matte black and I also have a set of 18” TR C3 rims shod with Nitto NT05 or Falken RT660 tires for sticky performance at the track. In Southern California I ran with Speed Ventures and Extreme speed Track Events, Porsche Owners Club and a monthly autocross in Camarillo put on by SpeedLimit Racing. During this time I instructed with most of these groups. I am now running at NCM MSP in Bowlingreen and with the local Clarksville Gearheads. I purchased the car in 2018 after I blew the motor in my beloved Subaru WRX STI. It isn’t intended as a pure track car as I also wanted to be able to drive it around town and to work but it is quick around the twisties. I have always loved Hot Hatches and am enjoying the car a lot, I hope you do as well. Come join me at a Track Day or Autocross event and maybe we can have some friendly, safe competition.

Current Setup

  • Performance: Oil Catch Cans for Low (PCV) and High pressure side
  • Performance: Ford Focus RS air intake box, AF performance cold air intake with Stealth pod Filter and Ram air intake from grill
  • Performance: Cobb Access Port running Stage-1 on Street and Stage-2,3 at the track/AX
  • Performance: Torque Pro OBD2 data collection app running on Android device with wireless Bluetooth OBD2 reader, used to collect all manner of engine/performance info when driving
  • Performance: Depo Racing Intercooler with Mishimoto Intercooler piping (hot and cold side), Stronger T-Clamps all around
  • Performance: JBR Rear Motor Mount
  • Performance: Boomba Blow-Off Valve
  • Performance: Steeda sound symposer delete
  • Performance: Cobb Short Shifter Plate and full Cobb Shifter bushing replacement sets (Shifter and Cable Bracket)
  • Performance: Mishimoto Oil Cooler, Thermostatic sandwich plate and Oil cooler lines
  • Performance: Mountune 3-core Radiator and Mishimoto Top and Bottom Radiator Hoses
  • Performance: Megan Racing Cat-less Downpipe, stock muffler delete (resonator still installed to cut down on drone, because not-full racecar)
  • Performance: Shaved front Grill for extra cooling
  • Performance: StopTech Street Performance Brake pads with StopTech Rotors and steel-braided brake lines, Motul RTF 600 high temp Brake fluid, Damond Performance Caliper Bushings, TB Performance Master Cylinder Brace
  • Suspension: Eibach Lowering Springs and Larger Front/Rear Sway Bars, sturdier Steeda Rear Swaybar mounts and Whiteline Front/Rear endlinks (set to stiffest setting and zero Pre-load).
  • Suspension: TB Performance front strut brace
  • Wheels: TR Motorsports C4 18x8 5-108
  • Tires: Falken RT660 235/40x18 tires (for the track/AX)
  • Interior: Redline Tuning Hood Struts
  • Exterior: TB Performance front crash bar
  • Performance: Steeda replacement clutch spring and Accelerator pedal spacer
  • Interior: Ford ST-3 package including Recaro Racing Seats
  • Interior: Tenaka 4-point racing harnesses (for the track/AX only, stock seat belts for the street)
  • Performance: ProSport Oil Temperature Gauge w/ high temp warning
  • Interior: interior carbon fiber wrap and blue dash-trim highlighting
  • Interior: Bluetooth controlled RGB LED interior glow
  • Exterior: Hella-Loud Horns with red LED surrounds
  • Exterior: Behind-the-grill red LED lighting and under-hood red LED lighting
  • Exterior: RF controlled multi-colored LED fog lights behind grill
  • Exterior: Bluetooth controlled RGB LED underglow and behind-the-grill glow and Red side glow strip
  • Performance: Damon Motorsports Transmission Mount and Front Motor Mount with 70a bushings
  • Wheels:
  • Suspension: Whiteline Front and Rear adjustable endlinks, setup with zero pre-load
  • Suspension: Steeda Rear swaybar mounts
  • Wheels:

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Wayne D

This 2013 Ford Focus ST was purchased to be used as a track day and Autocross car as well as a street car. I purchased the car in 2018 after I blew the motor in my beloved Subaru WRX STI. It isn’t intended as a pure track car as I also wanted to be able to drive it around town and to work but it is quick around the twisties. I have always loved Hot Hatches and am enjoying the car a lot.