POWER

Fast Ford - - Accelerate Faster -

We all know if you’ve got more power you will have the po­ten­tial to ac­cel­er­ate faster. But, what’s the best ways to spend your money when chas­ing big­ger bhp fig­ures?

Well first up, be it a tur­bocharged or nat­u­rally as­pi­rated en­gine, you can’t go far wrong with a per­for­mance ex­haust sys­tem and a de­cent air fil­ter. Get­ting air in and out of en­gine is ul­ti­mately what makes the power, and the more ef­fi­ciently an en­gine can do this, the more power it will pro­duce. Don’t just go for a cat-back sys­tem ei­ther, as the big­gest gains – on both tur­bocharged and nat­u­rally as­pi­rated en­gines – tend to be found in the man­i­fold or down­pipe.

Next up, a remap of the stock ECU cal­i­bra­tion is usu­ally an­other sure-fire way to in­crease power out­put. While the re­sults on tur­bocharged en­gines are gen­er­ally greater, even on a N/A en­gine the dif­fer­ences are al­most al­ways worth it.

Beyond th­ese ba­sics, the lim­its are re­ally only how much you can af­ford to spend, but how you’re your Ford ac­cel­er­ates is about much more than just power, as we’re about to see...

With so many fan­tas­tic tuners to choose from, in­creas­ing the power of your Ford is ac­tu­ally one of the eas­ier bits.

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