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Old 09-07-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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Anti-lag...a built engine

Hey, I know anti-lag systems are used on rally cars to have boost from the get-go, but would this feature be usable on a street car? My guess is no, because I've heard it can be destructive, but I thought I'd get any info I could. Also, I've been thinking of going NA for a while now (since I can piece together the parts instead of sa ving a wad of cash), but that damn forced induction keeps me coming back; since it'd cost me about ~$4500 to go Vortech or DIY turbo, should I send the extra money to go FI, or go built NA? I posted about my NA idea here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...357#post280357
Would that be cheaper then FI, or about the same for less power? Anyway, thanks!


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Old 09-08-2004, 02:36 AM   #2
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that constant boost system is bad on the engine, but it doesnt matter for rally cars since they just replace them
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In the end a fully tuned n/a engine should cost more than any FI. By that I mean a n/a engine with comparable hp to a turbo engine will cost far more in the long run. And to go ahead and contradict the FI wear on the engine arguement (deeming it comes up), u have to figure that 11:1 or 12:1 compression ratio is going to be bad for ur engine to. So all in all turbo should always be cheaper that n/a. Even if u reinforce the engine (i.e. forged piston and rods and pistons sleeves) to keep the turbo from blowing up ur head or throwing a rod it should still be cheaper. Hope this helps with ur n/a or turbo decision. But don't get me wrong fast n/a cars r very cool just too expensive.
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FI, with a good tuning, is the best for power gains. No replacement for displacement, and FI is effectively increasing the displacement, and its better for fuel economy than simply adding more cubes. A mild turbo setup in a Focus that gets it to 180 tq/hp at the wheels gets near RS territory, and the RS is a blast to drive.
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yea, I've rethought the HO NA motor, and think I'm going to piece together a DIY turbo kit, low boost (~10psi, we'll see).
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well most t25 dsm turbos are good up to 13-15 psi if i remember correctly.........i strongly recommend you spend the 425 us+ shipping on a super 60, then a 100 on a turbo you will wanna upgrade later. which then leadds to a new exhaust manifold, and a new down pipe.
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