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Old 12-23-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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Mazda Speed3 Engine

Lets assume I can get the engine and tranny for a reasonable amount along with the ecu. What else would be involved with the swap. 265 horse for about 4 grand sounds nice.


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Old 12-23-2009, 11:27 PM   #2
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well u would need the wire harness for it as well but ive heard its wayy to difficult and if u want the power of a mazdaspeed 3 u might as well just buy one lol
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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the electronics are totally different as well as well everything mazdas are much more complex so it would be hard
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:28 AM   #4
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Lol yeah but the price was tempting. Doesnt sound fun though. O well thanks for the info.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:40 AM   #5
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slap that badboy in there with a stand alone and call it a day.
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YOu could build a custom set up for your focus for around that price. It would be easier than trying to do the swap.

here is a link to the -> fswerks kit.
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agreed. you could be making that much power on a turbo setup for about the same amount of cash with less hassle. lots of fabrication and cussing would be involved with a mazda swap
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If just the engine, trans, and ECU are $4k, the swap itself would cost at least 50% more. Motors don't just drop into completely different cars. Turbo Focus will wreck a stock MS3
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that article is VERY old. they never finish that project.

Just boost your current engine. I used to have a MS3 before I lost my job. So i got a SVTF(MS3 little bro) with the money i spent on bolt on's for the MS3, I have already boosted my SVTF....
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