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    Hank's RS Build - From an Engineer's Perspective

    Follow along at my personal Build Diary website: www.HanksRS.com

    Build Date History:
    Ordered: 04/20/16
    Selected for Scheduling: 06/24/16
    Scheduled Build Date: 09/16/16
    ETIS Build Dates: 09/19/16, 09/20/16, 09/22/16
    Confirmed on a Boat: 10/13/16
    Arrived at Dealer: 11/21/16
    PDI & Trailer home: 11/22/16

    Goals for my RS:
    1. Bring a smile to my face each time behind the wheel.
    2. Make total strangers come up to me and ask questions.
    3. Run 11s in the 1/4 mile on 93 octane gas and street tires.
    4. Survive weekend trips around the Louisiana countryside on its crappy roads.
    5. Complete multiple lapping sessions per day without issue anytime at NOLA Motorsports Park.

    Planned future mods:
    1. Aftermarket BOV
    2. Aftermarket Short Shifter
    3. Lightweight Battery
    4. Aftermarket Swaybars
    5. Continue tasteful weight reduction

    Completed so far:
    1. First Detail + PPF (12/30/16)
    2. Rear License Plate Frame Fix (01/06/17)
    3. FENG Delete (01/07/17)
    4. Window Tint (01/13/17)
    5. SSC Install (03/03/17)
    6. Tour Underneath / First Oil Change (03/03/17)
    7. Spark Plug Install (03/05/17)
    8. Cobb OTS Flash (03/05/17)
    9. ETS FMIC + IC Pipes Install (03/10/17)
    10. Turbosmart Wastegate Install (03/19/17)
    11. AEM Dryflow Air Filter Install (03/24/17)
    12. ETS Extreme Exhaust Install (03/31/17)
    13. Scorpion Catless Downpipe Install (04/07/17)
    14. UPR Catch Can + Mountune Breather Plate Install (04/14/17)
    15. CPE Rear Motor Mount Install (04/16/17)
    16. Cool Tech Jack Rails Install (04/29/17)
    17. Rear Seat Delete (05/13/17)
    18. UK Cup Holder (05/26/17)

    Weight Reduction completed so far:
    - Rear seat delete (97.40 lb)
    - Hatchback interior shelf (1.00 lb)
    - Aftermarket exhaust (13.84 lb)
    Total = 112.24 lb

    Best 1/4 mile pass while completely stock:
    13.499@102.15mph [Details Here]

    Pictures along the way:
    Delivery to dealer. Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI). Trailered her home.





    Last edited by Hank; 05-27-2017 at 02:41 PM.
    Hidden Content - 2016 Focus RS - FW / RS2 / Forged - 3,400 lbs of fun! Built to terrorize Cars & Coffee attendees as well as the occasional track day.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 14,000 lbs of fun! Built for parades, Jeep rallies, Deep Water Rescue and the occasional car show.

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    First Detail + PPF completed.

    Went with Suntek PPF C (paint protection film) + Nanolex Si3D HD coating.

    Hidden Content - 2016 Focus RS - FW / RS2 / Forged - 3,400 lbs of fun! Built to terrorize Cars & Coffee attendees as well as the occasional track day.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 14,000 lbs of fun! Built for parades, Jeep rallies, Deep Water Rescue and the occasional car show.

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    Hidden Content - 2016 Focus RS - FW / RS2 / Forged - 3,400 lbs of fun! Built to terrorize Cars & Coffee attendees as well as the occasional track day.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 14,000 lbs of fun! Built for parades, Jeep rallies, Deep Water Rescue and the occasional car show.

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    Hidden Content - 2016 Focus RS - FW / RS2 / Forged - 3,400 lbs of fun! Built to terrorize Cars & Coffee attendees as well as the occasional track day.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 14,000 lbs of fun! Built for parades, Jeep rallies, Deep Water Rescue and the occasional car show.

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    Sub'd for some of this "engineers perspective" on the planned mods mentioned.

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    Looks HAwT!!
    Hank..

    What % tint?
    Love the cement truck
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    2016 FOCUS RS
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    Ordered 19.01.16;Built 1.9.16;Shipped on Carmen 20.9.16;Arrived Port Kembla 31.10.16;Delivered 8.11.16

    Tyrone Johnson on German rivals:
    "Boring.. Understeer"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paolo View Post
    Looks HAwT!!
    Hank..

    What % tint?
    Love the cement truck
    Thanks for the compliments, Paolo.

    5% tint everywhere.

    The concrete trucks caught my eye by Hammond airport because the blue fronts are almost the same color as our brake calipers. That and who could resist a concrete truck with polkadots and mustaches?
    Hidden Content - 2016 Focus RS - FW / RS2 / Forged - 3,400 lbs of fun! Built to terrorize Cars & Coffee attendees as well as the occasional track day.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 14,000 lbs of fun! Built for parades, Jeep rallies, Deep Water Rescue and the occasional car show.

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    Pictures / Video along the way:

    Ran 3 passes at the dragstrip today. A description of all (3) passes can be found on my Gallery Page Here.

    Best pass = Second run. 13.499@102.15mph
    1. Engine/ECU/Exhaust/Suspension Modifications = NONE. Only Intercooler Flap removed!
    2. Launch control ON. ESC + Traction Control OFF. Sport Mode. Dampers Normal.
    3. 45 minute cool down with hood up from first pass.
    4. Tried to shift 6800 rpm 1st-2nd, 6500 rpm 2nd-3rd & 3rd-4th.
    5. Pilot Super Sports. 41 psi front, 38 psi rear.
    6. Half tank of 93 octane from Valero.
    7. No weight reduction.
    8. DA 762ft. Temp 68F.
    9. 12:05pm.
    10. Bye run.





    Last edited by Hank; 02-19-2017 at 08:28 PM.
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    Hidden Content - 2016 Focus RS - FW / RS2 / Forged - 3,400 lbs of fun! Built to terrorize Cars & Coffee attendees as well as the occasional track day.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 14,000 lbs of fun! Built for parades, Jeep rallies, Deep Water Rescue and the occasional car show.

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    Nice work! :-)
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    Performance Mods: FBM built engine, ETS Intercooler and Charge Pipes, Turbosmart WGA, Denso ITV22 Plugs, Turbosmart Dual Port BoV, FBM Port Injection, ETS Titanium Exhaust, Scorpion Downpipe, UPR Catch Can w/ Mountune Breather Plate, Xtreme Twin Disc clutch, Omni Power MAP sensor, Syvecs Engine Management
    Suspension: Eibach Pro Springs, Steeda Rear Sway Bar
    Exterior: Xpel PPF on front clip, Modesta BC-05 and BC-06
    Upcoming Mods: Full Blown Motorsports Turbo Kit

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