Nerd’s Eye View: SEMA 2013 – Part II

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Ford Racing offers all these suspension bits on the rear: adjustable panhard bar, tubular lower control arm, rear sway bar, and the suspension package. Ford has gotten serious about taking Mustangs on road courses as evidenced by the brake ducts and suspension upgrades; a pony car is no longer just for the drag strip.
Ford is making a push in the pocket rocket segment too with the Focus ST. They have always been popular in Europe where hot hatches have ruled the streets, but they are now making their presence felt in the US. Helping elevate the performance of the Focus ST is European company Mountune who has been modifying the Focus ST for some time.
Mountune sells this cast adapter allowing you to bolt up a larger Garrett turbocharger to the 2.0L Ecoboost engine. With a larger turbo, you’ll want a larger intercooler of course.
Sometimes, the best way to sell a product is to demonstrate a product. OS Giken had this rig in their booth allowing you to test the pedal effort on two of the clutches.
OS Giken also had this super sexy twin-cam head for the L28 engine. The gear drive for the cams is just a work of art, like a Swiss watch.
This is the very first close ratio dog box gear set Cusco has made for the FR-S/BRZ twins. I think it may have been the only one in existence at the time of the show. If you’re building a track-only car, look into this transmission.

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