The Ford Focus RS advertising campaign
promises “Exhilaration. By Design.” That’s a nice idea, but for many of us who
drive these cars, we’re wondering where exactly it is we can find the
aforementioned exhilarating experience.
After being a phenom in Europe for several
years, the Ford Focus RS is finally starting to get a reputation stateside for
being “beefed up where it counts.” After all, it’s a 350-horsepower with a 2.3L
Ecoboost engine, performance all-wheel-drive system, and an exceptional power
distribution system. However, if you’ve ever tried to slam on the gas and been
surprised by the car’s reaction, you’re not alone.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the Ford Focus
RS is its pedal response time. For those RS owners who want nothing more than
to go fast, that kind of a lag can be frustrating, to say the least.
If you’ve ever wondered why it takes so long
for your car to respond to your foot on the gas pedal, here’s why: Most
late-model vehicles, including the Ford Focus RS, come with a built-in throttle
lag. However, when you install a BD Throttle Sensitivity Booster, you’ll
eliminate that lag while simultaneously forcing your performance curve to occur
sooner, which will allow you to achieve much quicker turbocharger spooling.
you’ll notice an increase in acceleration, a decrease in pedal lag, and a lot
more control over your vehicle. Here’s how it works:
Plug and play - The
BD Throttle Sensitivity Booster is an easy-to-install component that connects
to Ford’s factory parts; it also boosts signals up to 100%. In fact, the BD
Throttle Sensitivity Booster has 3 different settings, which are Stock
(factory), Medium (50% increase), and High (100% increase).
Ahead of the curve - by
forcing the performance curve to occur much faster, the BD Throttle Sensitivity
Booster helps the turbocharger achieve spooling much more quickly -- which is
obviously a good thing, because you get more kick much sooner.
We have a wealth of other Ford performance
parts and accessories available as well. Take a look around the rest of our
site; we’re 100% confident you’ll either find what you’re looking for, or at
least find something you want on our virtual shelves.
There’s a reason why we here at FocusSTShop.com
are the web’s foremost destination for owners of the Focus, Fiesta, Mustang,
F-150, and more. Whether you’re a weekend warrior who likes to work on your
ride every Saturday, or you’re a speed demon who wants to hit the track with
the best parts on the market, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to accommodate
your tastes here.
Shoot us an email if you have any questions --
otherwise, happy shopping!