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Old 07-05-2005, 08:58 PM   #1
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Sleeper....

well i have alwas wnated a forced induction machine... and my buddy picked up a zx3 really cheep with a salvage title... so i am thinking about doing the same...only adding some kind of forced induction.... probally turbo because of the cost to horse power ratio.... i would really like to find a salvaged SVT, but it will probally end up being your run of the mill focus.... so is there anyhting i should look for if i cant find a SVT... like which ones adapt to turbos easier...?

and will a turb effect the reliabilty... it will probally be my daily driver.....


and from reading a few posts on here and seeing some dyno sheets and prices... i am pretty confident i can get 240+HP plus the price of the car for around/under $9000... does that sound about right?



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Depends on what you pay for the car

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You will need to find on with a zetec in it. Shouldn't be hard to do at all. The spi's and duratecs are limited. I know there aren't any F/I applications for the duratec yet. Not sure about the spi.
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SPI's can be turbo'd just fine... You can get a lot of parts from the old escot gt turbo's.... ZETEC's are just more fun....
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what models came with the zetec? how many liters is this engine, and HP/TQ

will the svt 6 speed bolt up to the zetec?
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wow and u want a focus? u better do some read b4 u get into this.

if u want to save money w\ a sleeper look (sorry guys) but u cant beat a honda on prices w\ there turbo kits on ebay, like $1100 i saw a couple times. i know i cant believe i said that. but u dont get the style of the focus.
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well i thought about doing the honda thing, and truthfully i would prefure a honda because i already and fimiliar with what works and what doesnts and all the engine and chassie codes... ( i used to have a civic sedan) ... i would actually like to find an EG or EK hatch and put a bunch of JDM parts on it.... but i cant really find one of thoes either...


for some reason i like the focus, and ii like Ford so thats why i picked a focus....

everyond mods Hondas its almost hard to find an unmolested honda these days.... it seams like not many people do anything with the focus aside from a big fart can and wheels....


i am looking to spend under 2500 for the car... i am hoping to find a wreck whatever....

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it seams like not many people do anything with the focus aside from a big fart can and wheels....

You haven't see the right Focus yet, there's a Get 2 gether in Columbus a week from this Sunday. A guy called Kestrel is putting it together. There gonna be several Foci there, if things go right I'll have my beast there as well
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If your realy wanting somthing interesting to build up look for a ZX3 with a damadged or high milage motor&transmision. Once you've found them do a V8 swap. I'f I was starting from scratch that's what I'd do. A mild 302 or 351 will give you 250-300 hp wich is about what you would have for a pretty wild setup on a 4cyl with a turbo. Then if you sacrificed a little of the sleeper look for a custom hood you may even have room for a supercharger or maybee even turbo there.... I think thats a little drastic but isn't that what this is all about.
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If your realy wanting somthing interesting to build up look for a ZX3 with a damadged or high milage motor&transmision. Once you've found them do a V8 swap. I'f I was starting from scratch that's what I'd do. A mild 302 or 351 will give you 250-300 hp wich is about what you would have for a pretty wild setup on a 4cyl with a turbo. Then if you sacrificed a little of the sleeper look for a custom hood you may even have room for a supercharger or maybee even turbo there.... I think thats a little drastic but isn't that what this is all about.
You just took the words out of my mouth. I could not agree more with you.

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