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Old 04-08-2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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Finally I've decided my plans

As some of you have probably read in previous threads I have thrown around just about every idea for FI there possibly was. I was going to turbo, then supercharge, then do some crazy turbo monster build (I was young and didn't have the sense I do today). Well after a few years of doing my research and coming to realities I've come up with some reasonable reachable goals.

HERE IS THE FACTS ON MY CAR:
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2.0L DOHC Zetec Motor
Automatic Trans

It is a daily driver so a monster turbo kit will not give me the reliability I want, will be extremely costly, and what good is tons of power if you can't get it to the pavement? (I know it has been done but I'm not out to drop 10 grand into a focus)

ANYWAYS HERE ARE MY PLANS
Powerworks supercharger kit
MSS Pulley kit
SVT Pistons and Rods
I would eventually want to get a 2.3 Stroker kit from focus power but that is likely to come at a later time.
and of course a good tune.

Now here are the questions
From what I understand the SVT pistons and Rods should be able to handle more power than this combination is going to make which is great because I should be able to pick up a set relatively cheap and save myself money as opposed to The Eagle Rods and JE pistons (or what have you). Why spend a bunch of money in overkill?

Will the SVT pistons and rods work with the 2.3 stroker block?

What parts of my transmission will I need to upgrade?

What do you think of this setup? Remember I am just looking to add some enjoyment to my Daily Driver, although I think this setup will hold its own pretty well.

What kind of numbers do you think this would get me?

Thanks for reading my ramble and to those of you who have helped me in the past


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Old 04-08-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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2.3 stroker would be costly and a pain to build. Source an SVT head, or port the stocker and add some cams. Then build the bottom end, SVT rods/pistons would be OK for what you want to do. Instead of the stoker I would spend the money on an MTX swap w/ Torsen (best thing I ever did). Just my 2 cents.
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Honestly, the Roush turbo kit, F.R. 4.06 gears, perhaps the F.R. torque converter? perhaps an lsd? How much can you get Roush kit for?
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Wow....you are doing exactly what I'm saving for on my 2002 Black SE Good Luck...
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homegrown2nr- I'm not too sure what the 2.3 stroker entails, I know that focus-power sells it all together but Idk if there is anything else I would have to do or not. Also don't get me wrong MTX's are much more fun, but I really like the convenience of the automatic trans especially on my daily driver. I know I am losing power but to me it is worth it.

ben-The turbo idea sounded great but I would end up spending a fortune on my trans and would have to buy everything at once since I couldn't really run the turbo on my stock trans for long. With the PW kit I could run it on my stock setup until I had the money for the pistons, rods, BBK, and tranny upgrades. Also I would have to buy a used turbo kit since the roush kits are nowhere to be found, which is not something I want to do. and price wise tls_bmx is selling his turbo kit for $2k which is cheap but I'm leary of buying used turbo's.

ktwelsh-Yeah I think it would be a nice DD setup. Good luck with your plans as well
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Xp0sed on this forum has a turbo kit with his ATX ... shoot him a PM.

BTW The stock clutches and the soft stock valve body pressure are what destroy most autos.

I think with what you are trying to do. A built 2.0l Zetec with higher compression & a FR head with the PW supercharger would be a great setup and save you some cash over a 2.3 setup
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I've looked into the FR head and I know alot of people go this route. The only bonus about the 2.3 stroker is obviously the displacment. I wonder what the difference in #'s would be between the FR head and the 2.3 Stroker?
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Honestly, the Roush turbo kit, F.R. 4.06 gears, perhaps the F.R. torque converter? perhaps an lsd? How much can you get Roush kit for?
why would u want the 4.06 gears with a turbo or s/c, you would spin every gear and shift to much. with a turbo you want to have longer gears. drive an eclipse turbo then drive a turbo focus and you will understand
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KingCrabb I have an Automatic trans don't know if that changes your opinion any. I really do not know anything about the 4.06 gears as I was planning on going with a built lentech transmission unless of course it was complete overkill and I could have a reliable trans much cheaper.
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