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Old 01-07-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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Advice on a Turbo Kit

Hello Everyone,

Need some help.

Looking to resurrect my '01 zx3 and what better way to do so then to give it a turbo set up.

Havent driven a car in a couple of years, missed it way too much and now that i am almost done with school and starting to have some good money flowing in, I am wanting to get my toy running again.


I currently have a built zetec engine. Got J&E pistons, Eagle Rods, custom headers (would probably replace), 2.5" exhaust, JR supercharger on it with an underdrive pulley (12psi). Long story short - the motor was built to withstand up to 30psi! I would probably have a few things looked over and swapped since its been sitting around for so long. But thats it for the back story


Now. I am wanting to get a turbo kit. Obviously bc it gives more power than a supercharger( I am at 190WHP now) and maybe even raise my MPG a tad (sitting at 20 now). Looking to run about 15-20 psi. Id LIKE to get approx 300WHP from it. Dont know too much about turbo so I need help picking one out. Id like to spend less than $5k for the whole thing. Any advice? What all would I need component wise?


Thanks for all your help!


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Old 01-07-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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do you want a quick spool turbo or one with lag. for a quick spool around a .68 trim like a GT28r the higher the trim/AR number the more lag you will get. TurboTom makes a good kit for the Zetec (you would have to supply your own turbo) he does the tune and all. FsWerks makes a complete bolt on kit for about $4k, comes with every thing you need to just bolt up and do some runs to get it dialed in.

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2871 would be plenty for 300whp. you could even go with the new gtx2871 if you had a few extra dollars to spend
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you can go with the precision turbo as well with the .48AR
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