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Old 06-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Is putting a turbo together worth it???

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I wanted to know if it is worth it (Time, effort, money, smogging) in adding a turbo to my car. I have a 2.3L Duratec, Cosworth CAI, FocusSport Exhaust and CFM Throttle body for engine mods (Mileage 106,000). Looking into FSWerks kit to make it simple. Do some of you wish you never installed it and just bought a car with more power? Should I just do that? I love my Focus so I just need some feedback from the boosted experts. Thanks



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FSW or topspeed kit and you'll be faster and a sleeper than probably 90% of the cars on the road, minus obvious ones.

The 2.3 is a great engine to turbo. Very responsive and very fun to be in. Can prolly hit 270whp at 9psi
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FSW or topspeed kit and you'll be faster and a sleeper than probably 90% of the cars on the road, minus obvious ones.
The 2.3 is a great engine to turbo. Very responsive and very fun to be in. Can prolly hit 270whp at 9psi
With those kits would I need to upgrade anything else that is not in the kit?
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Someone will chime in and have a better answer but looking at the websites of both kits a complete system seems to be available.
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With those kits would I need to upgrade anything else that is not in the kit?
You need a good clutch, Boost gauge, and wideband
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You need a good clutch, Boost gauge, and wideband
Ok so about another 1500 - 2000 on top of the kit price.
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The boost is worth it man!!!
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I boosted my ST at 107k and loved every mile of it. If you have the money (don't forget high octane fuel) then you won't be sorry. You will need a upgraded clutch (the stock one will last awhile if its in good shape), gauges and I would highly suggest full poly mounts.

You might get caught by CA smog and emissions by removing the stock header which includes the catalytic converter.
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Wouldn't he also need to upgrade the fuel pump? I don't think that comes with the kit?

I know Injectors come with the kit.
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Wouldn't he also need to upgrade the fuel pump? I don't think that comes with the kit?

I know Injectors come with the kit.
just injectors.
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