Photo showing how you should be adjusting your BC coilovers

We get calls and emails often from customers that cant adjust their coilovers correctly or dont know how to do it.
Even though we have multiple videos, photos, and more in our blog showing how to adjust the BC’s, here is another photo.

In the photo you can see a spring perch and lock, as well as a lower lock ring.

You should NEVER have to adjust the spring perch for height adjustment.

To adjust height you should loosen the lower lock ring, then take the upper assembly and spin it clockwise or counterclockwise to make adjustments to the height. Please see our photo below.

BC Coilover adjustment

Focus ST owners – reduce engine movement and wheel hopping with Torque Solution rear mount.

Focus ST Torque Solution rear mount

Focus ST owners – once you start driving aggresively and or increase power you’ll notice the engine moves a lot, and you might even get wheel hopping. This is not good, and it doesnt feel right either!

Replace your soft oem mount with the Torque Solution rear mount and you’ll improve things nicely. Its simple to install and is affordable.

Click on the photo to get more information, pricing, etc.

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: