Check out reviews of some great products that help contribute to my autocross success!
Ground Control Suspension – Ground Control does a fantastic job of working with their customers to ensure they get the best quality setup that best suits their needs. I really wanted to have a setup that would focus on autocross but still be streetable. Thankfully Ground Control was able to do just that! The suspension setup I have is using Koni adjustables, custom Eibach springs, and Ground Control Camber plates. Most kits seem to focus on slamming the car to the ground and don’t seem very performance oriented (many don’t even have camber plates). Ground Control’s kit definitely breaks that mold as it has great height adjustment ranging from around stock height to 1-2 inches lower (maybe more, I’ve never felt the need to go any lower). It’s absolutely amazing for autocross and track duty and works well on the street too. Being able to dial in camber really helps with turn-in and tire wear with the ST. It’s pretty clear in photos how much more composed the car is, no longer does my rear wheel come 12 inches off the ground upsetting the car! Everything feels so much better balanced and is easy to gather back up if you push too hard! The car feels so great and I keep pushing harder and harder looking for the limits every single run!
EBC Brakes – EBC Brakes and Rotors are just AWESOME. I’ve been through a few different setups on my Focus ST and always end up with either ruined rotors, brake fade, or brakes so noisy it’s embarrassing (sometimes all of the above!). With the ST there’s no mechanical LSD so the brakes are continuously working to try and keep the high-torque FWD car from spinning during acceleration, especially out of the corners! I’ve got to say I am really impressed with EBC, on similar courses that I over heated my old setup(s) the EBC setup handled it like a champ. The more I use these pads/rotors the better they get!!!! I’m really amazed that how these pads/rotors handle heat all the while they are not loud and obnoxious. I never thought that a track setup could be so civilized on the street like this. Check me out in the EBC Hall of Fame!
Velossa Tech Design – I currently use Velossa Tech’s Big Mouth RAM air intake and it is awesome! Even with the temperatures rising into the mid-80’s at many of the autocross events I attend I’m keeping with the power even in the heat! It makes a big difference getting fresh air from outside and keeping the temps down so that the intercooler can do it’s job even better! I’ve also had some comments from course workers about how awesome the intake sound is when I’m ‘getting on it’, It also looks pretty menacing in the grill! Construction and quality of the piece is fantastic and I look forward to more products from Velossa Tech in the future for the ST and other cars. GREAT PRODUCT – GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!
Rebel Devil Customs – Rebel Devil was created by enthusiast who want the same things you want out of your vehicles – Ultimate Performance! Rebel Devil fabricates and well as resales some of the best parts you can purchase, they don’t sell anything that they wouldn’t use themselves.
AMSOIL – AMSOIL manufactures the best lubricants you can put in your vehicle. Running up to and on redline during events I wouldn’t trust any other oil to keep my engine in tip-top shape! I know that when I’m running hard I can trust that my engine is protected.
Mishimoto – Mishimoto makes fantastic products primarily related to keeping your engine and the air coming into it cool. I currently use their intake system for the Focus ST, staying close to the greatly engineered OE system Mishimoto was able to make improvements without completely re-inventing the wheel. I hope to be using their Inter-coolers, radiators, and more in the future.