Focus ST owners – pick up serious power, and monitor your cars performance with the SCT Livewire.

Focus ST Livewire Programmer

Focus ST Livewire Programmer

We now stock the SCT Livewire Programmer for the Ford Focus ST! The ford focus st’s come very undertuned from factory, by installing a new PCM performance tune you can an extra 23hp and 45 lb-ft of torque! All that is needed is for you to plug up the tuner to your OBD-II port follow the step by step instructions to load the tune into your car.

Better yet, MP offers free overnight shipping within the continental USA!

Color 4″ Touch Screen Display

Livewire TS features a full color 4″ touch screen display with built-in ambient light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment day & night.

  • Automatic On / Off / Sleep Mode

    Tired of devices that stay on after the ignition is turned off? Livewire TS features both a Sleep & Auto Off mode. 2 minutes after the ignition is turned off, Livewire TS goes into sleep mode, drawing very little power. After 2 days of inactivity, it automatically turns itself off to save your vehicle’s battery.

  • Reads & Clears DTC Codes

    Reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes quickly & easily, saving on expensive diagnostic fees.

  • High Speed Data Logging & Monitoring

    Need to monitor your vehicle’s engine parameters? No need for a separate monitoring device. View & record your vehicle’s PCM data on the Livewire TS.

  • User Selectable Graphics & Gauge Layouts

    Customize the look of your Livewire TS with user selectable themes, colors and gauge layouts.

  • User Adjustable Warning / Alerts

    Easy to configure gauge warning & alerts for critical engine parameters.

  • Rear View Camera Input

    The Rear View Camera Input Connector is built-in to the Livewire TS OBD-II Cable for easy connection of most aftermarket Rear View Cameras!

  • Holds up to 10 Custom Tunes

    The Livewire TS arrives Pre-Loaded with Dyno Proven performance tune files & holds up to 10 custom tuning files for Maximum tune flexibility.

  • Built-In Performance Calculator

    0-60MPH Performance Test with Estimated HP & TQ

  • ET / MPH Performance Test with 1/8th & 1/4 mile
  • Top Speed Performance Test
  • Braking Performance Test with 60-0MPH ETUser Adjustable Tune Options

    Adjust for common performance bolt-ons such as Cold Air Kits, Exhaust Systems & Gears.

  • Windshield Mount Included

    No mounting solution required. Livewire TS includes a suction cup style mount for easy mounting on your vehicle’s windshield. 

2013+ Ford Focus ST owners- time for more boost and power with the SCT handheld tuner!



We now stock the SCT Programmer for the Ford Focus ST! The ford focus st’s come very undertuned from factory, by installing a new PCM performance tune you can an extra 23hp and 45 lb-ft of torque! All that is needed is for you to plug up the tuner to your OBD-II port follow the step by step instructions to load the tune into your car.

Increases Horsepower & Torque!

  • Stores 10 Custom Tunes
  • Huge Backlit LCD Display
  • High Speed Datalogging / Monitoring
  • Reads/Clears DTC Trouble Codes
  • User Adjustable Vehicle Parameters
  • Backs Up Factory Tune
  • Data Logging Software
  • Dual Analog Inputs

Better yet, we offer free overnight shipping on this item anywhere in the continental USA.

For more information, pricing, or to order click on the photo of the SCT tuner to jump to our website.


Ford Focus ST owners! Improve your throttle response and power with MBRP intercooler piping kit.

MBRP 2013+ Focus ST Intercooler piping kit

MBRP 2013+ Focus ST Intercooler piping kit

NEW! Are you looking to free up horsepower and increase turbo spool up time for your 2013+ Ford Focus ST?

MBRP has designed a High Performance intercooler piping kit to replace the weak OEM worm gear clamps, oem rubber couplers and plastic charge piping that are prone to expansion under boost.

With the MBRP hot and cold one piece pipes, your boosted air will flow much smoother through the mandrel bent bead rolled ridged aluminum piping.

These pipes are secured with 5-Ply reinforced silicone couplers and clamped with Heavy Duty spring loaded T-bolt clamps to give you the confidence they will not blow off under high boost.

Includes hot and cold side 1 piece pipes

  • Lightweight 6061 aluminum construction
  • Mirror finish aluminum
  • 2.5in Diameter mandrel bent
  • Reinforced 5-Ply black silicone couplers
  • Used with OEM intercooler and some after market intercoolers
  • 22% Increase in airflow over factory pipes
  • Heavy Duty constant tension T-Bolt clamps
  • Detailed and easy to use instructions with pictures

For more information, pricing, or to order, simply click on the photo to jump to our product page.

Doug Wind with the Modern Performance Time Attack car wins fastest FWD award in Tire Rack’s Ultimate Track Car Challenge.

Congrats to Doug Wind for winning the fastest FWD award in the Modern Performance sponsored time attack Neon SRT4! This was the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge on July 18, 2014.

Doug raced at Virginia International Raceway, and out of 50 cars racing he piloted the fastest FWD car, and also won an award for smallest bore (engine displacement).

Congrats Doug, great job!

Link to more information on Grassroots Motorsports page:


Onto pics:

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Thanks goes out to Tony Parrish that shared these photos with us.

Making great progress with ECU tuning the 2013+ Dodge Dart with 1.4 turbo engine!

So, we have been working with Syked ECU to do some tuning the factory ECU in our 2013 Dodge Dart with 1.4 Turbo engine.

We’ve got many hundreds of man hours into this so far, and over 130 dyno runs. AND we’re not even finished!

We’re currently doing about 2500 miles of road testing and tuning on the highway, and then we’ve got several more hundred hours of dyno tuning and driving.

Here is a quick teaser showing our Dart and how we had 145 wheel hp and 166 torque to begin with.

This dyno shows 168 wheel hp and 196 torque but our last dyno was 172 wheel hp and 202 lbs of torque.

Next, we’ll continue to do more tuning, and finishing up on throttle tip in, timing and more.

Stay tuned, we’re getting closer to releasing this ECU tune!


Dyno results of 95-99 Neon Sohc stock exhaust manifold vs 00-05 Neon Sohc stock manifold

Test car: 1995 Dodge Neon Base Sedan sohc manual
Dyno test: comparison between stock 1995 Neon sohc 2.0 exhaust manifold and 2000-2005 Neon sohc 2.0 exhaust manifold.


The stock cast iron exhaust manifold on the Sohc 1995-1999 Neon works fine for bone stock cars, but the inner diameter of piping is somewhat small, and the primaries have very sharp bends which are restrictive to exhaust flow.

The 00-05 Neon cast iron exhaust manifold has much smoother bends, and slightly larger diameter, which helps improve flow eliminating the header restriction.

When doing this swap, because the 95-99 Neon uses a donut gasket between the header and cat downpipe, whereas the 00-05 Neon uses a four bolt flange, you must use the second gen downpipe as well. The second gen downpipe is too long, so we had to trim a little out of the downpipe for it to fit into the stock Neon exhaust.



Onto the dyno results!

The blue lines are stock 95 sohc manifold and downpipe.

The red lines are 00-05 sohc exhaust manifold and downpipe.

Now, just looking at the peak numbers, the torque gained nicely, but the peak hp number didnt change much.  But that is not important, because look at the rest of the graph. Between 4300-5400 rpms we gained anywhere as much as 14 lbs of torque, and 14 hp due to the dip. We also consistently gained 3-4 hp and torque across the rest of the power band.


This same car also had a early 2000 intake manifold and throttle body swapped onto it ,and we gained nice power as well. Check out our other blog post:

And now from the WTF dept, we have a Grand Prix a custom spoiler, and hood/roof scoops.

Have you ever been driving in your car and see something that makes your jaw drop in amazement?

This is one of those moments.

We saw a Pontiac Grand Prix with a custom made, sheetmetal spoiler (with integrated led lights) along with a front scoop cut off of another car, and bolted to the Grand Prix hood. Then, two more scoops were added to the car, one to the roof, and one to the bolted scoop on the hood.

Oh, and also, the rear wheels have an incredible offset that makes the wheels stick out like some sort of a rwd car but worse.

Onto pics!






Now, at this point you are probably thinking to yourself, this cant be real… This must be made in paint shop, but NO! We saw this Grand Prix with our own eyes..

Photos of a Neon SRT-4 painted French racing blue.

So a local customer stopped by Modern Performance with his 03-05 Dodge SRT-4 that was custom painted French Racing Blue. This color is a factory color code from Jaguar.

Please find photos attached as well as a Jaguar in French Racing Blue below.

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This is the Jaguar the color came from. Pretty close eh?

I wonder what the turning radius is like in this thing..


This appears to be a 80′s volkswagen with a very interesting front end.

Is is this art?

Is it an attempt to make for better cornering?

Is it some sort of odd design to
Somehow improve traction on this fwd car?

Most likely not on the last two guesses but hey it’s fun to guess right?

We may never find out what the motive was..






Dodge Dart GTS Tribute hood coming in soon at MP.

Around 2013, Chrysler created a concept called the Dodge Dart GTS. It was a Dodge Dart that was lowered, had some cool aero stuff including a viper style inspired carbon fiber hood.

Well, unfortunately for Dart enthusiasts this car was never built.

Fast forward to 2014, and we’ve decided to create a tribute hood to allow you to make your Dart look like a GTS.

This will be in stock at MP early September 2014. Check our website for more details as we get closer to the release date!

For now: two photos:

(Please note: the scoop will have black mesh, it wont be left open like in this photo!)




08-09 Caliber SRT4 fans, we’re bringing back the MPx dual exit exhaust! Pics!

Caliber SRT4 fans, you probably remember how way back in 2009 we brought out a dual exit muffler for the CSRT4.
Well, fast forward to 2013 and we had discontinued that muffler.

Anyways, we have brought it back, revised the way its packaged to make it shippable in a smaller box. This means for those of you guys outside of the USA we can soon be able to ship this to you!

We’re hoping to have these in stock by Sept 2014 for sale.

Onto pics!


Photos of the Diablosport Trinity installed in a pillar pod with the cup mount.

Some of you have asked what the Diablosport Trinity looks like when mounted with the supplied cup mount into a pillar pod.

Here are photos! This is a MPx Caliber SRT4 dual pillar pod with the supplied Trinity cup mount and Trinity.

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Caliber SRT4 pillar pod available here:

Diablosport Trinity available here:

Photos of newly revised MPx Dodge Caliber SRT4 intercooler.

So, most of you already know that we initially came out with a larger front mount intercooler for the Dodge Caliber SRT4 way back in 2009.

We carried that unit for a few years, and it worked great for our customers. Fast forward to 2014, and we began to make a newer improved version. This new version has a thicker core, is less tall to improve road clearance, and uses aluminum hard piping with silicone couplers and t bolt clamps.

We plan on releasing this for sale in late August 2014. Keep an eye on our website at of course!

Anyways, onto a few new pictures: