Thanks a lot John, this thread will definitely help me decide wether to boost the Focus or get an Evo post-graduation
at least as far as power goals go.
Could you post a somewhat empirical list of 1/4 miles times and whp/wtq numbers for given levels of turbo boost at 9:1 compression? SC times should be a lot different, since for a SC less boost makes more power than a turbo generally...right? (and the torque curves are WAY different)
Also, could you give us some insight to what application a given setup would be best for? For instance:
JRSC - more fun daily driving (you already said this one
PWSC - autox
built PWSC - track
small turbo (gt28rs or smaller), stock motor - autox/street
small turbo, high boost - track/???
big turbo (T3 Super 60? bigger?), low boost - ???
Also, what is it about tuning the Focus that is so challengeing? If I boost this car, I definitely plan on giving it a try on the stock motor/low boost. If I blow it, then I will build the motor, but if not, then
And if you would grace us with even more of your valuable time and knowledge while you sit at work (erhhrrrmmmm..
lol), are there any good turbo options from somewhere other than our friends at Garrett? Like Holset, turbonetics, K Turbos, etc...?