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View Poll Results: Please select your turbo or supercharger kit
Precision Turbo 3 1.10%
ProCharger Supercharger 35 12.82%
PowerWorks Supercharger 52 19.05%
Roush Turbo 16 5.86%
Jackson Racing Supercharger 48 17.58%
Focus-Power Custom Turbo 20 7.33%
Focus Sport Turbo (Duratec) 42 15.38%
HiBoost Turbo (Duractec) 1 0.37%
Gude Performance Turbo 2 0.73%
Vortech Supercharger 13 4.76%
XIOS Motorworks Turbo 7 2.56%
Custom Turbo 41 15.02%
TopSpeed Turbo 3 1.10%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 273. You may not vote on this poll


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Old 02-16-2008, 01:36 AM   #31
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Kit Name:FocusSport VF Super Charger Stage 3 Kit modified (I marked Vortech on the poll)
Cost Rating 1-10: 10
Support Rating 1-10: 10+
Quality Rating 1-10: 10+
Price: $4000+
Comments: This has been a very good kit and Focus Sports continuous support has been outstanding. This is the only SC kit that can be modified as much as I have modified it. I have changed it from a SC non inter cooled(stage 1), to SC inter cooled + high boost(stage 2), to larger crank pulley and smaller SC pulley(more boost stage 2.5), to a blow through system (even more boost stage 3) currently the kit is putting out 15psi at the rev limiter. No dyno #'s right now still working out the kinks in the blow through set up.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:26 AM   #32
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-Kit Name: PowerWorks
-Cost Rating 1-10: 10 (got it at the end for cheap)
-Support Rating 1-10: 7...i called once and never once heard from them, BUT they did return my PSM in 4 days
-Quality Rating 1-10: 9 all very nicely done here
-Price: $3,199 SHIPPED. that was my reason for purchase
-Comments: I wanted something to push me out of the corners. This thing propels me into it, pulls me through the apex and throws me out of it . I am only getting 8-9lbs when it's hotter out but it is pulling really nice. Makes the car balanced right where I wanted it to be. I killed that crankcase vent hose to the Intake and it runs cooler now.

It runs hot and the idle hangs, but other than that it is FUN.

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Old 06-07-2008, 04:23 PM   #33
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This is the biggest piece of crap put together on this earth. I changed everything, the kit dosn't even work correctly. The injectors are to small, the MAF maxes out @ 4k, the turbo seal went bad after 1,000 miles.

Forget Customer Service it doesn't exist. GUDE is the biggest piece of crap in the automotive world.

Kit Name:My Custom Turbo
Cost Rating 1-10:10
Support Rating 1-10:8
Quality Rating 1-10:8

Price includes engine rebuild with WISECO pistons 9:1 Eagle rods. Running 10psi till 5k then I have maxed out the airflow to the turbo so it drops to 7-8 till 7k. I have a new one ready to give me 300+ whp. Thats going on very soon.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:47 AM   #34
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Kit Name: Xios Custom Turbo Kit
Cost Rating 1-10: 9
Support Rating 1-10: 9
Quality Rating 1-10: 9

Price: Pieced the kit together so not sure at the moment. However, I got the turbo, manifold, downpipe, intercooler and dual fans for a little over $2,000.

Comments: I purchased the SVT turbo manifold, downpipe, intercooler, GT2871R turbo and SPAL dual fans from Xios. Everything else I either had already, purchased elsewhere or had custom made. The kit is very nice quality kit and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a turbo kit. Andreas is a great guy to work with and helped me out quite a bit. The only thing I would change would be the internal wastegate setup. I have my kit converted to blow-through but draw-through may be just as good.

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Old 12-19-2008, 07:19 AM   #35
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I thought I posted here already but I have to update with the new setup, Focus Power DIY kit with a few other custom items from Jay Racing.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:34 AM   #36
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Kit Name: Procharger
Cost Rating 1-10: 8
Support Rating 1-10: 6
Quality Rating 1-10: 7
Price:Bought second hand - $2500 (supercharger), $100 - 42# injectors, tons of $$$$ on tuning..

I have a Procharger Supercharger and have had it on for nearly a year.

So far I like it. The install itself was pretty straight forward even though there were some tie up due to the AC plumbing and some issues with clearance with the stock radiator. Besides those two issue the install was a piece of cake. The only time we needed a power tool was to take off the stock crank pulley.

6 months after the install the bearing located outside the supercharger seemed to be seizing so my brother and I replace it ourselves. It wasn't easy since we had to use a pulley puller to take it off but once we got it off we replaced the pulley and the supercharger ran just as well as before and a lot quieter.

As for the power - I wish it had more low end torque but that's centrifugal superchargers for you. After 3,000 RPMs this thing comes alive and starts pulling endlessly to 7,000 RPMs. The pull isn't like a turobcharger which pulls you back in your seat right away it's more like riding in a torque fill naturally aspirated motor (oxymoron when talking about a 4 banger but stay with me). The "pull" is steady and easy to control but isn't jerky like a turbo motor would be. I like it and I compare the pull to a S2000 just with more torque.

The technical support from Procharger is sort of foggy. My tuner called them a few times and talked to some of their reps but my tuner said he wasn't sure how much knowledge those guys actually knew about the charger itself - my tuner seemed some what frustrated. I call Procharger myself on questions about changing the bearing and they basically told me "Send it to us we'll take care of it.." which is fine but I ended up doing things myself. I don't mind Procharger wanting to help but when the only answer you get is "Give it to us.." it gets tiring.

Planning to tune the Procharger with a FMIC and maybe a 3" MAF tubing. Want to reach 220-230 WHP.
'01 Rainforest Green ZX3 - Procharger Supercharger, Focus SVT header/catalytic converter/flexpipe, 2.5" FSWerks "stealth" exhaust system, FC 65mm TB, 42 lbs injectors, retuned SCT chip, and Clutchmasters Stage 3 clutch - 200 HP/170 TQ to the ground
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:56 PM   #37
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kit name: jrsc w/bbk
cost rating: 1-10: 9
support: 1-10 : 9
quality:1-10: 9
comments: i love this kit especailly for an automatic focus.i have others mods,but no internals done yet and im boostin at 11psi right now. and hope to get sum numbers up this summer =]
2003 automatic zx3 liquid grey JRSC dyno'd at 185 whp and 175wtq!!! Only 33k miles

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Old 02-17-2009, 05:17 PM   #38
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Kit name: Vortech (non-intercooled)
Cost rating: 7
support: 2
quality: 5
price: Tuner kit..$1200 36lb injectors..$50 Tune..$100
Comments: It was a tuner kit off ebay, and it sat in the garage for a year before I got around to installing it. I had to download the latest install instructions from the website, and there are absolutely NO TORQUE SETTINGS! This is not good, How the hell tight is too tight?? Customer Service from Vortech sucked, they are jacka$$, and no help. I was missing parts and spent many trips to hardware store, and a couple months finding the correct belt. The kit layout is lame, I had to little work arounds here and there to get it to install correctly. Yes, the battery is in the bumper. This is not cool if you try to pass inspection at the track. Luckily, Joe at Tricktuners is helping me get it dialed in.

Stay the 'ell away from Vortech!
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:16 PM   #39
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Kit Name: Focus Sport Stage 2
Cost Rating: 10
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Comments: This is the way to go. Stellar service well engineered. Next step is the bottom end.
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:45 PM   #40
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Kit Name: Custom Kit based off a Spa SVT Base Turbo Kit
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Support Rating 1-10: 8
Quality Rating 1-10: 10
Price: 3300 (Estimate)
Comments: Great kit was fun putting it together myself made 307HP / 283TQ with a SPA 52/50 Turbo
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