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Old 04-11-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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JRSC and Tune on SVT

Hi all. I was working out plans and a budget for my focus and tried figuring out the most worthwhile mods available while keeping good drivability on the car. I love my car and drive it everyday, but wanted to look into forced induction. I really seem to like the jrsc and seem to be hearing alot of good things about reliability and use. I don't really have much knowledge on the use or maintenance of turbos so I have to dump that idea until I have a second car. I want to know what I will need extra to run an efficient set up on a stock system. I want to keep the stock airbox and exhaust so just wondering what I would need extra for the install. I also want to invest in a tune first, and hopefully upgrade after the jrsc is installed. I was hoping if Tom had a tune out for the jrsc so that I could just change it up when the time came for it. Also would it be good to upgrade to an upgrade clutch and flywheel? If so I plan to do it all at once with the jrsc and truly experience an overall difference in the car.
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Also would it be good to upgrade to an upgrade clutch and flywheel?
It is recommended, if you are planning on just the JRSC then I would think a Stage 2 clutch from Clutchmaster or Spec would be a nice upgrade. As for the flywheel I have heard Fidanza also the one FS sells for $400.

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jrsc is a pretty good choice for a starting point on a daily driver. your stock airbox and exhaust can still be used and the jrsc comes with the duct to hook the airbox up.
you'll notice the power increase. other mods (exhaust, etc.) can be added later if you want to and each thing will free up a bit of extra power.
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i think that the JRSC is the best if you don't want to go for track use just something with a lil more oomph in the car . . .

but if you're going to plan on something big eventually but have it as a daily driver right now i would go for tom's stage 1 kit. the upgradability of a turbo setup is phenomenal and with the JRSC costing between 2000-3000 depending on where you buy it from and having to find your own tuner, and tom's stage 1 costing 3000 + 650 for install and tuning (you know you can trust tom) plus you're getting 200hp/200tq at the wheels from it . . . and should you want more in the future you just drop a couple more grand and it's pushing 300+hp/tq to the wheels.

yeah thats a run on sentence but it all depends on your intentions, if you want to go big eventually the JRSC is a waste of money

since you don't really like the maintenence of a turbo . . . i don't know what to tell you, on 4 cyl it's the ONLY way to go forced induction IMO. no better way to learn than with experience and from my experience talking with tom i highly doubt he would have issues in helping you out as much as possible. he's taught me more about my car in 3 months than i learned about my CJ-7 in years and i haven't even bought anything from him . . . yet
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to dumb that down into a single sentence . . .

if you want a car that eventually hangs with big v-8s the JRSC is throwing away 2-3grand in the long run while a small turbo the same price will yield larger gains and you'll only lose a single pipe if you decide to upgrade further in the future.
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I was hoping if Tom had a tune out for the jrsc so that I could just change it up when the time came for it.
IIRC, Tom has done a few of them now.
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