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Old 07-16-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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2.5 C30 in SVT

So I've tried finding a definite answer but unable to between here and FJ. how hard would it be to swap in the engine and tranny from a Volvo T5 C30 into a Focus? Which platform would receive the swap better? A SVT Or possibly a 05-07 Hatch? Maybe an ST? before u guys starting coming with the whole just Turbo an SVT or just get a D23 n turbo it, please that's not what I asked. I'm trying to get information not start brawls. Thanks guys


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you'd probably need all wiring and electronics from the Volvo, or run a standalone for engine management. The mounts are probably close, but will most likely need some sort of fab to work. The C1 chassis cars are a little wider than the c170's, so that engine/ tranny combo may not fit. The first step would be to go to a junkyard or a nice dealer and start taking measurements.

starting with a non-svt would ruffle less feathers, but either would probably be the same because they have the same engine compartment and youd most likely be swapping all the electrics over anyway
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What do u mean by ruffle less feathers?
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he means that you wouldnt waste a sacred SVT...thats all.

I personally would go with a SVT becasue of the added FUN factor

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I had photos of someone swapping an 05 Euro ST 5 cyl into a ST170 somewhere.
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It would probably be easier, cheaper, and more powerful to find a Contour SVT and swap in a modified 3.0 or 3.5 V6 than to fit an inline 5. The only bonus is that you might have more luck finding cams or internal mods for the 5 cy than for the 6's. All of the 6 work would definitely be custom, but both of those are under-exploited from the factory. The European market might have something for the 5 cyl, but whether it would really be cheaper is up in the air.
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he means that you wouldnt waste a sacred SVT...thats all.

I personally would go with a SVT becasue of the added FUN factor

please keep us updated and good luck
I completely understand cus to me nothing as sexy as a SVT EAP Sonic Vlue or Comp Orange with a Volvo T5 laying down 227hp at least

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It would probably be easier, cheaper, and more powerful to find a Contour SVT and swap in a modified 3.0 or 3.5 V6 than to fit an inline 5. The only bonus is that you might have more luck finding cams or internal mods for the 5 cy than for the 6's. All of the 6 work would definitely be custom, but both of those are under-exploited from the factory. The European market might have something for the 5 cyl, but whether it would really be cheaper is up in the air.
I'm sorry brother but I don't like the 3.0 or larger in a Focus except the RS8 RWD conversion. I like the T5 idea cus it's already turboed and it's FWD but has the AWD option if I ever want to try that route it's possible.
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you'd probably need all wiring and electronics from the Volvo, or run a standalone for engine management. The mounts are probably close, but will most likely need some sort of fab to work. The C1 chassis cars are a little wider than the c170's, so that engine/ tranny combo may not fit. The first step would be to go to a junkyard or a nice dealer and start taking measurements.

starting with a non-svt would ruffle less feathers, but either would probably be the same because they have the same engine compartment and youd most likely be swapping all the electrics over anyway
Now noob question. Where and what do I begin with and need to measure?
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So I'm confused alittle on the wire harness piece. Can I splice the C30/S40 harness to work with a SVT harness? Anyone have any diagrams that show mounting locations for a SVT and for a C30/ST225/S40? Want to get info straight first
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