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Old 04-23-2014, 10:29 AM   #21
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You guys have to be older if you know who Ralph Nader and is Raiders were, destroyer of the Corvair. Lol
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Yeah. I'm a liberal and have the mental capacity of a pea. I don't have the ability to think for myself and make sound common sense decisions about my health and safety. Thank God, I mean Praise my higher power, that there are people like Ralph Nader to save me from myself.
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MKIII V8 RWD Focus
Someone has put a V8 in a Focus.
Thats been done for years , I did a V8 Focus as well , I did a 351w stroked to a 406 , roller cam , Alum heads , C4 was a blast to drive 415HP

But I have been doing big engines in small cars for 35 years
406 in a Vega 430HP
454 in a MG Midget 600hp
502 Datsun 600hp

Ralph Nader can kiss my big......Engine ! lol

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Old 04-23-2014, 03:30 PM   #25
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I really don't see it as that big of an issue to piece together a turbo kit. As mentioned, you could more than likely fit a previous gen exhaust manifold. A shop can make you a custom DP for a reasonable amount of money.

Build your own silicone intake. Buy a intercooler core and piping kit off ebay...

You'll have to work in an oil source/return.. and I'd stick to an oil cooled turbo to not have to deal with looping coolant into the mix.

Buy a couple engine mounts and a tuning solution and you'd have something.

Unless you own the focus outright, you'd probably take a pretty good hit on deprecation on the car when upgrading to the ST. Some don't care... but that's not a choice for everyone.
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I wish it was that easy LOL ,

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Old 04-23-2014, 06:57 PM   #27
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Well I'm down playing the effort of some of these tasks... but the overall goal should be very achievable.
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It much more and much harder then what you posted

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everybody should go watch the Mighty Car Mods episodes where there did a full custom turbo set up on the Miata. It's like three episodes i think. they did every single thing custom. It's a good watch and might give some an idea of what all goes in to putting a custom turbo system on a car.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:16 PM   #30
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