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  1. 2016 RS + 23K mi = $2800 for new clutch and flywheel

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    Update Got the car back from the dealer, exactly a week after it was towed in. Turns out there was nothing wrong with the flywheel, the tech at the dealer was mistaken. When the new flywheel arrived, the tech realized that whatever looked wrong on the original flywheel was also a feature of...
  2. 2016 RS + 23K mi = $2800 for new clutch and flywheel

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    Hah! Good point. But you get the idea, Ford is an American marque.
  3. 2016 RS + 23K mi = $2800 for new clutch and flywheel

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    Thanks for the responses. A bit more background: - I'm the original owner - Car has been serviced by Garnet Ford (PA) for the HG and also for a shift tower leak. I do my own oil changes and bled the brakes this past spring when I put on the summer tires. - The RS is my DD, ~15 mi each way to...
  4. 2016 RS + 23K mi = $2800 for new clutch and flywheel

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    Little over a week ago, I began having trouble shifting into reverse. Called the dealer Friday, made appointment for Tues. That morning I couldn't get it into any gear, clutch felt very stiff, suspected the throwout bearing had failed and the clutch was not disengaging. Had it towed to the...
  5. Simple seat rake reduction

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    I wondered about that too, but if you unbolt the seat you'll see the rails aren't really touching the floor, just skimming over the carpet. So shimming makes no structural difference IMO. The front of the seat moves in the arc defined by the front legs as they pivot at the two joints. So the...
  6. Simple seat rake reduction

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    Not quite. As you can see in the top picture, the front of the seat is not attached via an axle where it would simply rotate, but via "legs". As the back of the seat rises, so does the front, because the legs stand up straighter. The front doesn't rise as much as the back, but it still does...
  7. Neuspeed will offer 3 wheels for the Focus RS

    Focus RS Wheels and Tires
    I think for 245 and wider, 9" would be better than 8.5". As the OP says, 9" would even benefit a 245 by spreading it out a bit. For a tire like 265, 8.5" is outside the recommended width. The pinch may end up reducing the effective footprint.
  8. Neuspeed will offer 3 wheels for the Focus RS

    Focus RS Wheels and Tires
    Yes, absolutely, I vote for 9"!
  9. Will heel-toe be possible?

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    Here's the gas pedal spacer I made ... I think 38mm would be too high. http://www.focusrs.org/forum/9-focus-rs-discussions/41810-diy-gas-pedal-spacer.html I got a bit less than 0.75" height increase, and it feels perfect.
  10. Simple seat rake reduction

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    Lots of discussion here about seat height, but for me the issue is the rake of the bottom cushion (talking RS2 here). I prefer to have my legs more or less straight out in front of me, but lowering the seat merely lowers your butt, without dropping the front of the cushion. At that point, my...
  11. RS Compatible 18" wheels thread

    Focus RS Wheels and Tires
    The non-flat face of the 8.5 RPF1 doesn't bother me as much as I thought it might. Actually looks pretty nice on the STs. Are these hub centric?
  12. Weight Reduction/Relocation Opportunities for the RS

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    Just removed the back seats - they weighed in at 68 lb on our bathroom scale. A bit less than some reports of 75-78 lb, but still significant. The rear floor weighs about 7 lb, so taking that out would reach the 75 lb mark.
  13. DIY gas pedal spacer

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    Whoops, realized there's a mistake in the last photo, should read "Gas now sits 7/8" higher, remains about 1/2" lower than brake". Also could point out that I used the OEM M6 nuts to lock down the "legs" so they don't shift.
  14. DIY gas pedal spacer

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    As others have pointed out, the RS gas pedal is recessed far below the brake, making heel-toe shifting difficult. In stock form, the gas sits about 1.5" below the brake. I'm sure some attorney came up with this design to prevent unintended acceleration, but it is far from optimal for spirited...
  15. Greetings from PA

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    Yes, and it starts so innocently ... I've already pulled the plug on the fake noise. No turning back now.
  16. Greetings from PA

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    Hi all, Just bought a NB RS a few days ago This was the one posted as available at invoice from Midtown Motors in Warren PA. A snap decision, but an awesome deal. Kurtis at Midtown was great to work with. Has the RS2 pkg/forged wheels/sunroof, as you can see in the pic I snapped at work...
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