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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
    Engine Build Date: 16J09 = 09/09/16
    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 autox or lapping day sessions per day without issue anytime/anywhere.

    Planned future mods:
    1. More power
    2. 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)
    19. Accessport Mount (06/16/17)
    20. Grimmspeed Battery Kit (06/16/17)
    21. Mountune PTU Brace (06/18/17)
    22. JBR Transmission Mount (06/18/17)
    23. JBR Engine Mount (06/18/17)
    24. JBR Short Shifter (07/14/17)
    25. JBR Transmission Cable Bracket Bushings (07/14/17)
    26. JBR Shifter Base Bushings (07/14/17)
    27. Your Little CNC Shop Transmission Cable Bushings (07/29/17)
    28. Mountune TRV (08/13/17)
    29. DHM Crash Bar (11/19/17)
    30. Rear Wiper Delete (01/06/18)
    31. Foam Delete (01/18/18)
    32. Rear Speaker Delete (01/20/18)
    33. Rotora Front Rotors (02/16/18)
    34. Whiteline Rear Sway Bar (03/16/18)
    35. New Cabin Filter (03/31/18)
    36. Pierce Motorsports Rear Subframe Braces (04/02/18)
    37. Massive Speed Rear Strut Bar (04/07/18)
    38. Massive Speed Adjustable Rear Toe Arms (04/08/18)
    39. Massive Speed Adjustable Rear Camber Arms (04/08/18)
    40. Pierce Motorsports Front Subframe Brace (05/04/18)
    41. MCS TT1 Suspension (05/27/18)
    42. Whiteline Front Sway Bar (05/27/18)
    43. Front Sway Bar Fix (06/29/18)
    44. Stubby Antenna (07/08/18)
    45. BatteryMINDer Connector (07/10/18)
    46. Autox Wheels & Tires (08/17/18)
    47. More PPF (all 4 doors) (09/08/17)
    48. Balance Shaft Delete (09/15/18)
    49. Weight Reduction #1 (12/16/18)
    50. Valentine One (12/29/18)
    51. Head Gasket Recall (04/26/19)
    52. Full Intake Kit (04/27/19)
    53. Bridgestone RE-71R tires (05/09/19)

    Cost of Mods completed so far:


    Current Cost of Mods = $18,720.02

    Weight Reduction completed so far:


    Current Certified Weight = 3,222 lb (1/2 tank of fuel)
    Current Race Weight = 3,190 lb (1/2 tank of fuel)

    Best 1/4 mile pass while modified:
    [email protected] [Details Here]

    Best 1/4 mile pass while completely stock:
    [email protected] [Details Here]

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





    Last edited by Hank; 05-26-2019 at 07:50 PM.
    Hidden Content - 2016 Focus RS - FW / RS2 / Forged - 3,190 lb of fun! Built to dominate fellow Street Mod autocrossers and the occasional drag race.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 13,000 lb of fun! Built for parades, military 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 - 3,190 lb of fun! Built to dominate fellow Street Mod autocrossers and the occasional drag race.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 13,000 lb of fun! Built for parades, military rallies, deep water rescue and the occasional car show.

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    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 13,000 lb of fun! Built for parades, military rallies, deep water rescue and the occasional car show.

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    Hidden Content - 2016 Focus RS - FW / RS2 / Forged - 3,190 lb of fun! Built to dominate fellow Street Mod autocrossers and the occasional drag race.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 13,000 lb of fun! Built for parades, military rallies, deep water rescue and the occasional car show.

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    Hidden Content - 2016 Focus RS - FW / RS2 / Forged - 3,190 lb of fun! Built to dominate fellow Street Mod autocrossers and the occasional drag race.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 13,000 lb of fun! Built for parades, military 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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    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 - 3,190 lb of fun! Built to dominate fellow Street Mod autocrossers and the occasional drag race.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 13,000 lb of fun! Built for parades, military 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. [email protected]
    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 - 3,190 lb of fun! Built to dominate fellow Street Mod autocrossers and the occasional drag race.
    Hidden Content - 1953 M35A2 Military Truck - 13,000 lb of fun! Built for parades, military rallies, deep water rescue and the occasional car show.

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    Nice work! :-)
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