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Old 08-07-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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powerworks vs roush

which...

...is a better bang for the buck
...gives the highest hp out of the box
...is easier to install
...has more potential
...responds better to mods


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id go Roush, Steeda dynoed a stock zx3 at 205hp and 215ftlb of torque. And Powerworks i see a lot of 200hp and 180 ftlb of torque. if i could id buy the turbo. But im looking at a custom built one from www.Xiosmotorworks.com
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I raced a Roush turbo back when I was NA and it was door to door.

It wouldn't stand a chance against my current PW setup
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I'd go with the Powerworks, which is what I went with.
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Man where do i start , "I raced a Roush turbo back when I was NA and it was door to door. all i can say to this is either he couldnt drive or was having issues , there is no way a NA focus will hang with a 230/230 Turbo focus AINT GONA HAPPEN

As for the www.Xiosmotorworks.com wouldnt even bee in the running for FI if i was looking , you dont want to mount a turbo 3 feet from the Exh ports

To answer your questions
...is a better bang for the buck
**Turbo by far and the rest of your questions will answer why

...gives the highest hp out of the box
**Turbo no other FI on a Focus has given the numbers of a Turbo and none can

...is easier to install
**Easy of install is close but i think the easiest would be the ProCharger and turbo second

...has more potential
**By far the Turbo

...responds better to mods
**Again the Turbo

I gave rides to people after climbing out of the PW car and into my Focus 9 out of 10 said day and night Diff from 3000 on , and thats with the PW car with 1 Pass and mine with 3

Turbo will allways be the best for the questions you asked and you asked the right questions

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Old 08-07-2006, 10:39 PM   #6
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yo goatroper, what exactly is your current powerworks setup?
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Here is another reason not to go PW , anytime you move the oil filter or add in oil lines at the filter like a romote mount your asking for more issues

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Driving on freeway. Noticed no oil pressure. Pulled over. Oil line to remote filter had come off. Fixed oil line. Filled with oil. Wouldn't turn over. Towed it to Dave's. Washed oil off car. Tried to turn over by hand. Engine was seized. _________________

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Dont know whoos fault it was or why it happened the fact is it happened remote filters suck anf if some one wants to dig up the old post where i said , the remote filter will cause some engine loss ,

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I have dynoed both out of the box and modified. I would go with the Roush kit for simplicity and upgradability.
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What about the precision kit??? Are there any deals on a roush kit goin on anywhere? I'm still trying to decide which kit to buy.
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Turbo.

..and I agree with Tom, there is no way an NA focus could TOUCH a 230/230 turbo car (that was tuned and in tip top shape). Are you sure he wasnt driving in reverse, or perhaps he started in 5th?
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