11-15-2011, 04:02 PM
Hey guys, so i was wondering since the mazdaspeed3 has the 2.3l turbo duratec motor wouldn't it be easier to buy one of them already equipped with the turbo setup and just toss that into a focus? Not to mention probably cheaper. Cause we have the same motor, i am pretty damn sure.
This has been asked before. I don't remember the exact answer as to why but apparently no its not that easy
11-15-2011, 04:41 PM
The only thing i can think of is the wire harness would be a pain in the ass.
11-15-2011, 04:47 PM
because no one has tried it... it would bolt into our cars though..
11-15-2011, 05:02 PM
Well ive thought about it. maybe ill do that one day...
11-15-2011, 05:07 PM
because the cost of the motor is at or greater than a turbo kit readily available, it's not in anyone's best interested to do a swap like that. Then you have to wire everything up correctly.
If you find one cheap and can do some thinking/wiring it would be possible.
11-15-2011, 05:08 PM
ya also i heard those motors blow up a lot so everyone snags up the used ones..
11-15-2011, 05:26 PM
Pre 08.5 do, but I don't remember why they do.
11-15-2011, 05:41 PM
Hmm very good to know! thanks guys!