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This is a discussion on The Autocross Thread within the Focus RS Racing forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; Originally Posted by cyaniccypher Video from last weekend. https://youtu.be/JwN0ZyHCsp8 Man, I kinda wish I had done NEPA instead of NNJR, but oh well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyaniccypher View Post
    Video from last weekend.
    https://youtu.be/JwN0ZyHCsp8
    Man, I kinda wish I had done NEPA instead of NNJR, but oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cyaniccypher View Post
    Video from last weekend.
    https://youtu.be/JwN0ZyHCsp8
    Man, I kinda wish I had done NEPA instead of NNJR, but oh well.
    Mohegan Sun Arena is a great venue, especially after they re-paved the lot.
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    My whiteline fsb has been sitting in the box Unopened in my garage for the last 4 months haha. I hear it helps but I haven't felt the need yet. Also lazy haha.

    Convince me! I really should throw it on before Peru champ tour and even sooner than that so I can get an event or 2 in to get used to it.

    With the 265 re71r the front end takes some major work to transition quickly so I am hoping the fsb might flatten out the front or at least make it seem sharper. Anyone have insight on the differences you felt?

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    Make sure you have the car aligned again after installing the front bar. There is a good chance you will throw the alignment off when you drop the subframe to install the FSB. My alignment tech said it had changed the specs from last year and my steering wheel was slightly off-center. After re-alignment all is good now.
    Does $445 sound right for the FSB install?

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    Mine was about that price too, but they also performed an alignment after the install. Hourly rate is ~$90-100 for the shop I used.
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    Folks, are there any tips/tricks to keep the intake temp down in between autox runs? My local autocrosses typically have 40-70 racers that are broken into (2) groups. It doesn't take that long for 35 racers to finish a 40 second course with (2) cars out at a time. I found my intake temp getting above 130F this past weekend based on a reading from my AccessPort. Early in the run it felt like timing was being pulled and power was slightly down. My last run (of 6) was still my hero lap, so maybe the lack of power doesn't affect me that much? Lastly, I don't remember what the threshold was for pulling power back from a temperature standpoint. Was it 115F?

    I've tried several things to keep my intake temp down between runs.
    - Hood up
    - Leave engine running
    - A/C on then turn off just before the run

    I have not tried wetting my intercooler with a sprayer since my tires haven't needed a sprayer either.

    My local club doesn't have an issue with me driving in the empty parking lot next to our venue. Maybe just before my run I should drive around the parking lot to keep air flowing through instead of heat soaking in grid? I've done it in the past to warm my tires up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    Folks, are there any tips/tricks to keep the intake temp down in between autox runs? My local autocrosses typically have 40-70 racers that are broken into (2) groups. It doesn't take that long for 35 racers to finish a 40 second course with (2) cars out at a time. I found my intake temp getting above 130F this past weekend based on a reading from my AccessPort. Early in the run it felt like timing was being pulled and power was slightly down. My last run (of 6) was still my hero lap, so maybe the lack of power doesn't affect me that much? Lastly, I don't remember what the threshold was for pulling power back from a temperature standpoint. Was it 115F?

    I've tried several things to keep my intake temp down between runs.
    - Hood up
    - Leave engine running
    - A/C on then turn off just before the run

    I have not tried wetting my intercooler with a sprayer since my tires haven't needed a sprayer either.

    My local club doesn't have an issue with me driving in the empty parking lot next to our venue. Maybe just before my run I should drive around the parking lot to keep air flowing through instead of heat soaking in grid? I've done it in the past to warm my tires up.
    Honestly, meh. I don’t worry that much. Hasn’t really been an issue, I think I’m over 600 autoX runs and I’ve gotten the “drive mode/ hot warning” once.

    But a small garden sprayer is never a bad idea.

    (I’m in Florida btw )


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    I sprayed the intercooler between runs

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    I sprayed the intercooler and even lightly around the engine bay

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    small garden sprayer with water to spray to IC down then some air movement helps to bring down temps. even a light spray under the hood on the intake pipe can help a little

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    I've thought about bringing my electric leaf blower...

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