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Old 09-22-2005, 10:47 PM   #1
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Ok, it's like this. I'm up in there air about what to get next, I either want a Focus ST or a Cobalt SS Supercharged. I am a huge fan of FI, and well, the Focus doesn't have it. What are the pros and cons between Turbocharging and Supercharging. I'd personally rather have the focus, but to FI it I'd have to spend a LOT more money than I would to buy a SC'd Cobalt. Help me out here. What would you charge to Turbo a 2.3 Duratec if and when you can? Maybe a ballpark? Anything you can give me will help.

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Old 09-23-2005, 06:34 AM   #2
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The kit will range from 5200 to 5800.00 if that helps any , dont have a set price yet and dont know what the stock engine will take yet

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Old 09-23-2005, 08:50 AM   #3
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Ok so how much with engine modifications to make it strong enough to handle it?
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Building one now will also have that info soon

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Old 09-23-2005, 11:55 AM   #5
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Alright Tom, thanks for the info. I do have a while before I'm even in the market for something new, but I always like to think ahead. My goal isn't necessarily something fast, but something that can hold it's own. And my calling to the Focus has been there because no one looks at Focus' as any kind of contender in a race...except for the people who own one. I know, I used to be a person like that, but I have so much respect for the Focus now. Let me know as soon as you get it done and the prices. Thanks.
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just so you know ive driven tons of those cobalts and they are pretty fast, but they are so heavy that they handle like crap and they have more body roll then a 59 caddy.
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id go with the foci turbo over supercharger ona 4cylinder in my book
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Weight reduction my friend. I'm not looking for handling, I'm looking for some speed, but not too much, as it will be a "fun" daily driver. I'm a drag racer like I said earlier. If there were auto X courses around here, or even curves for that matter, I'd go with the Focus. But every road here is straight. So think about that.
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