02-20-2005, 09:59 PM
Ive been talking about having a turbo'd focus for a while now. Heres my ride. Enjoy!
Pics are a bit small.... should have been posted in the Ford Focus Showroom also, the mod for this section will move this as I can't in here......
02-21-2005, 10:24 PM
hows it run ???
i want to know more
nice pics btw
02-22-2005, 11:42 AM
Its runs like crap until I can get it tuned. Yes, It drives but I dont want to roll in it until i get it tuned. Right now on 4psi at 6000feet above sea level its doing great. This turbo setup took a lot of time, about 2 weeks and you have to know how to tig weld, but mig will do, It only cost me about 2500 altogether for this intercooled setup and looks bone stock from the outside. If I could have done it over again, I wouldnt, I would just buy a turbo tom kit with a FMIC and the whole thing tuned out of the box.
02-22-2005, 11:49 AM
congrats on the turbo kit
02-22-2005, 09:18 PM
y buy toms for 6000 when you spent 2500......look at the money you saved,thats 3500 that you didnt have to spend, and once tuned i think youll be really impressed with your work and proud that you could do it.
02-22-2005, 09:20 PM
i want to go with a low boost non intercooled kit if i went with anything
best of luck on your kit i hope it works out well for ya
02-23-2005, 07:44 PM
wow ! looking good . . . .
02-23-2005, 10:16 PM
"y buy toms for 6000 when you spent 2500......look at the money you saved,thats 3500 that you didnt have to spend, and once tuned i think youll be really impressed with your work and proud that you could do it."
- True, but the the other 3500 would have been the labor to make it. I am impressed with it and it made the car MUCH more fun!, and thank you for your comment mang!
"i want to go with a low boost non intercooled kit if i went with anything
best of luck on your kit i hope it works out well for ya"
-Low boost is fun for the first week or 2, I was only pushing 4psi and Im craving it turn it up, but wont until its tuned. Non intercooled is a bad idea, not only is the hot compressed air for the engine not good, but its also gonna steal power that you could have just by adding a cheap 20.00 dsm sidemount or something to cool that hot air. I wish you good luck on your quest with the turbo!
02-23-2005, 10:21 PM
wish the pics were fricking bigger
03-18-2005, 08:55 AM
record some sound bytes :)
03-18-2005, 07:52 PM
Lol the sound is worth a million bucks. everyone thinks I have a blower. it may sound distored thanks to my open downpipe! Ill try though!
If someone wants to call me on my house phone and record it, and then post it that would be awesome!
03-19-2005, 01:19 PM
I am very jealous... I am planning something similar several years down the line.