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302 Windsor v8 5.0l, rear wheel drive, turbo! 9 16.67%
Duratec 3.0 v6, all wheel drive, turbo! 45 83.33%
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:58 AM   #1
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ATTN. FF MEMBERS! I need your help...

I've come to a sort of dilemma if you will...

I cannot decide which would be better to do. I've already reasearched both enough to do it and have had tremendous help for both.

I WANT YOU GUYS TO DECIDE!!

Should I go ahead and build a rear wheel drive, windsor 302 5.0l focus sedan that will eventually be turbo'd

OR

Should I build an all wheel drive, duratec v6 3.0l focus sedan that would also be turbo'd later on?

The way I see it, the amount of time and work to be done will be about the same, the total cost should be around the same, and the stock power ratings will be about the same.

V8s seem to be more common but sound awesome and have a high power potential. The 3.0 is still yet to be done (though it's pretty much the same as a 2.5 done a few times) but I still haven't seen anyone build a non-cosworth awd focus. Also it has a respectable power output as well.

Please do me a favor, vote in the poll, and even give your opinion if you want. It will only take a few seconds anyway.

Edit: forgot to mention I'm not looking at high power anyway, as she'll still be a daily driver!

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Old 12-28-2009, 02:39 AM   #2
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mike we need a third option



Buy another focus and do both
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:33 AM   #3
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3.5 EcoBoost V6!!!!
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Voted AWD V6 for 2 reasons.
1. I haven't seen it done.
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I just want to see the awd happen. I surely hope you put progress pictures and detailed instructions for others.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:03 AM   #6
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Hi, as someone in the UK (woo hoo!) I would love to put a V8 in my focus so I am reading as much as I can about it but the awd option is interesting.
Over here in the UK, a mod is to chop the suspension turrets and tunnel from a 4x4 ford sierra sapphire (don't know the equivalent US model). All this gets welded into the focus.

How can you do a awd conversion over in the US?
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:51 AM   #7
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build progress pics and the like are a must, which ill do.

and for the third option, I am gonna do the V8 302 into the mazda just for the hell of it lol.

yes I started reading about the sierra floor pan, and the use of the MT75 transmission.

the way I would do it here is that the Jaguar X-Type comes with a 3.0 duratec, and a manual MTX-75 (for fwd application) but with an output shaft that goes to a transfer case in the rear, in which I use either the jag rear ens components or Ford Escape components.

thanks everyone, too bad I can't see the votes right now. ff mobile fail.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:50 AM   #8
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go for the all wheel drive, its never been done and i (along with 99% of the focus community) would love to see it done. i have talked to my brother about doing an awd build but we dont have the budget for something like that right now, maybe in the future though...when the ecoboost gets cheaper lol
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LOL well I don't really have a large budget either. My major advantage is the junkyard that has so much crap also offers half off on everything every Wednesday. I get the engine for 75, trans for 35 rear subframe for either 50 or 25 iirc. Not a bad deal and I already have the ecu for a contour svt which will put stock power to 200 of 210 IIRC. I think that may or may not be whp as well :).
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Haha, Im the only ahole thats voted for the 302. Mike, the 302 would be awesome and cheaper and eaiser to do.
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