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In this episode of mighty car mods we're . loading the focus rs onto the dyno in . search for more power . [music]. after helping build this car in the ford . factory in germany we've now completed a . bunch of mods on this focus rs including . a performance intake air filter exhaust . lowered suspension lightweight wheels re . double o 3 tires and a huge front mount . intercooler now this car already makes . 350 horsepower at the engine which is a . lot but with the addition of our . supporting mods now we can unlock even . more so we've got the car strapped down . to the donor and we're about to do a . dyno pull with the factory tune now . these cars of course are advertised at . having 350 horsepower at the engine now . in our language that means probably . around 200 or so kilowatts at the wheels . is what we're expecting to see that said . we've never done ode it before so we. don't know now the car does have of. course the front now it's got the intake . the exhaust but it's possible that the . factory tune is just going to clamp down . and go computer says no so afterwards . we're going to put our tune in then . we're going to go again and see what . kind of hectic gains we're gonna make . but before we do that we have to work . out how to actually run the car on the . dyno which is not as straightforward as . it seems it actually requires a . streetfighter style secret button combo . to unlock the dyno mode so it turns out . the focus rs has a dino mode that's like . a secret mode and to do it you've got to . put your foot on the brake and the . clutch turn the car on but not to start . it enter and exit reverse six times and . then the light starts flashing telling . you that it will dine over the lonely . dino in the front wheels and then if you . drive on the road again automatically . turns off it's kind of tricky but also . weird with our dino mode unlocked we can . do a power run on the factory ecu tune . [music]. we've got 203 kilowatts of the wheels . which is spot-on . it's worth mentioning that none of the. mods that we've installed so far have . had any influence on the power that . we're making because the factory ecu is . still maintaining its program targets. it's not until we apply a tune that . accounts for our modifications that the . actual benefit of the performance parts . will be unlocked so we've got 220 . kilowatts at the wheels it was a pretty. good guess that's decent power so now . it's time to actually get a little bit . more power and we're doing that with a . club accessport . now because this is a new car there . isn't a whole lot of like aftermarket . ecu stuff available for it yet but it's . also kind of a known quantity so in this . climate in this case it's kind of . reasonably safe can we say it's safe . martin safe never ever ever and probably . voiding warranties and such as well but . basically what this is gonna do is we're . going to plug this in then it's going to . sniff out all of the factory data and . it's going to actually save the factory . ecu data on to this so we've got a . backup and then it's gonna reload a . program from this into the car now the . way we did this we sent an email to the . guys at mount soon and we said we're in . australia this is the kind of fuel we . use these are the kind of mods we're . gonna do and they go and then they. actually load the program under here now . marty what's actually gonna happen so . you give a small power you see my doing . these things communicate with the car by . the obd2 port which is also the way that . at the factory for like factory . servicing they'll be plugging it in and . checking everything we can actually plug . this current to the diner which we just. did to find out what the boost pressure . is so i can read all those things this . is essentially uses that as a way to get . the new map into it so you can tweak it . that's a boost controller isn't it it's. a boost controller but it's a fancy one . because really the only way to get more . power out of this in its current form is . to add boost add ignition timing or mess . with the ignition timing and maybe pull . some fuel out of it because you can make . more power of its call it if it's lean . without being linked at the point where . it's dangerous and yeah for a factory . thing that's new it's pretty cool that . you can mess with it cuz for a brand new . car really i've had many other options . and even if you guys factory you can . just buy that off the internet you go . i'm in australia they send it to you . plug it in it is highly recommended that . you do do it on a dyno though which is . why we're here you could go out on the . road even the instructions that's like . find a safe bit of road and do a full . people yeah like anywhere in australia . you do that in this car you're in jail . yeah yeah yeah so i think it's um it's . probably worth the consideration as well . are there's lots of different roles and . different things possibly if you do this . to your car cuz i would recommend if . you've got your car like we did with . gulfs and other things as well . unwrap the banana if you've driven your . car around for a while like i want . something else do a flash you know like . absolutely go for but be be forewarned . that depending on where you are or what . the deal is with your car you warranty . all those kinds of things potentially . you're gonna go back to the dealership . and go this isn't right it's the thing . that's not right is possibly related to . the thing that you've adjusted with this . then that's worth considering actually . it's not just make you kind of here and . supporting mods also like you've seen us . do a front man on this and an exhaust . and those kind of things to make it flow . better intake now you need more air more . fuel needs more air in order to combust . more boost is pushing more air and . you're kind of going to make sure that's . right first yeah but if you do then yes . because interestingly they have squeezed . a lot of power out of this and when we . met the engineer in germany where like . it's been 350 horsepower how much more . banana more can you get knees like based . on the tolerances and warranties and a . whole lot of different factors like . they're at the top of that limit but . that's always the consideration are you . willing to give up a bit of reliability . or give up a bit of warranty for some . more performance and the answer is . absolutely not and i've just . hypothesized why and how we think this . is going to make more power from a . professional and well respected tuners . perspective can you tell us what's going . to go on once we plug this in yeah . so it's got to put more boost in it it's . going to pull a little bit of fuel out . of it it's getting advanced ignition . tommy a little bit and it's gonna make . more fast more fast but obviously a bit . more through the through the bottom end . yep because the turbo is pretty small so . the boost yeah well we'll see . now if the car's power turns off as . we're doing this the car becomes a brick . from what i understand like you throw . your car in the bin okay select accept . or go cancel do not accept continue all . right okay follow the prompts install . the access port to your vehicle make it . pretty pretty self explain that your . vehicle matches this identification. result yep looks perfect . files click yes we're doing a stage . stage one mutton no just go to the final . stage anti-theft mode stage stage 198 . yep there we go . stage one were you talking about that's . stage one's got my name on it we're at . stage two point eight six at the moment . a horrid stage eight all right so we hit . go yeah battery charger is recommended . please turn off your headlights yep do . good pump the see check up so obedient . all right she's on time this is it what . stage what stage is it it's stage good . okay and now i'm gonna activate it with . the disrespected nose button oh here we . go here comes the power please wait . well it saves the factory ecu dada so . what i'll do is it'll pull the factory . chair that you see you it'll put that on . there and then it will happily this . modified tune great we're on 1% and that . way when all else . no hits the fan you can hey i did . this on our drone once and it did this . and then it just got stuck and then the . drone never ever flew again now we . simply wait until the factory journeys . copied onto the handheld unit and then . our upgraded power program from mount . rune is installed onto the car and . that's it just like magic now our car . should be more powerful . that's a big increase the maximum power . that we've made is two hundred and . thirty five point six kilowatts we had a . couple of runs just to confirm so we've . got two 33 to 32 to 35 . that's just atmosphere changes. temperatures the car getting hot the car . getting cold stuff like that but what . you can see is that we went from 200 and . 203 to 235 approximately 15 percent you . can see where the extra ignition timing . and the extra boost and probably a . little bit of fuel coming out of it as . well has just brought our levels up the . whole way through what you can really . notice here is you've got a 40 kilowatt . difference at about 5200 rpm so that's . obviously sorts where it's peaking out . and then it drops off at about 6,000 . that is the throttle being shot that's . dale's theory is that then the tune . they're just sort of like turn the . throttle off because the rev limit . you're not really going to make any . extra power up there you just got more . risk of blowing up your car so they shot . it down there but you'll really feel the . extra 40 kilowatts right through the . middle. i think what's kind of interesting about. this and something that we hear scottie . talk about from he'll talk a bit is that . people can get really excited about this . number up here but you're not actually
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