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Old 01-11-2007, 03:05 PM   #1
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Ultimate Hybrid Focus?

Okay,

So I have owned my Focus for over a year now. It is a 2000 Kona. I love it. I have been a member of FF for over a year as well. I love that too. In this past year I have seen the turbos, supercharged and modified Foci. I know about the Uber cool ST in Europe. Who doesn't? Not too fond of the design but I don't hate it either. Upon further research I have come to a conclusion of what I would like to do to my Foci. I would like to know from Turbo Tom or any other Foci building experts out there if it could be done. I know if you have the $$$$$$, ANYTHING can be done. My question is, "Can it be done, realistically, as a daily driver?"

I want the Volvo, 5 cylinder, Type R engine and 6 speed tranny. Full turbo setup with twin intercoolers.

Also, I want the Haldex AWD system.

So, Can it be done? Is there enough room in the engine bay? Can the Volvo ECU be installed in the Foci? Etc, Etc, Etc.

Any opinions, answers or info would be greatly appreciated. Obciously this isn't a "winter" project. Let me know. Thanks Foci friends.

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Old 01-11-2007, 03:20 PM   #2
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holy crap, i have no idea whatsoever...but i hope u can cause i want to see this project!
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My gut reflex is "no way in hell", barring some kind of miracle. The closest anybody on here has gotten to an AWD focus is a cobbled together project using a zetec Escape's AWD transmission and a Jag X-type IRS. I'm not sure how far along he got, there hasnt been an update in months.

Suffice to say it'd probably be a lot cheaper and more reliable to just buy an S60R. I could be wrong here, but I expect I'm close.
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:53 PM   #4
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It might be cheaper. I guess this would be my ultimate project. The S60R is nice but it is heavier and is a sedan. I guess this idea is just wishful thinking. Thanks for the feedback.
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I'm not an expert, but I've seen a few threads on this topic. The general consensus from most is that AWD on a focus just isn't realistically cost-effective.

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Well, what about the engine, turbo, tranny part of it? FWD. Is it feasable? Or maybe, two of those Volvo engines, one for the front wheels and one for the rear? I have seen it on a Tiburon before. hahahahahaha Okay, that is just too much. i want a daily driver not a frankenstein.
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You would need to measure the width of that setup. My guess is that its going to be a bit to wide for a foci engine compartment.
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I'm also thinking you'll be looking at some seriouse time and money consumption! I'f indeed you do decide to start this project, much props to you Sir! You'll make FF history!
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I know that Tiburon you're talking about haha. SCC did a story on it. 2 300 horse engines at both ends of the car, and each side had it's own transmission. Crazy. But I know those guys fabricated a lot of their own parts to get it done.
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