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Old 08-24-2012, 08:39 PM   #87131
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I fallen to whr brad said too, blew motor, was going high compression motor hoping to push around 200+whp na. Had everything, took internals and new block to machine shop and tell me I'm missing some kind of cap and block is useless. So I said it. Car been down a year and can't afford it and patients anymore to find another 2.3 motor and port/polish etc. replace it with stock 2.3 motor then
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #87132
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I think it's cool that you want to build the hell out of your focus. I had always wanted to build my focus motor and boost it.

But as I've gotten older I've just lost interest in the platform for the reasons that klod is talking about. It's just way too expensive to make these cars go fast versus the cost of just buying a better platform and going from there.

So personally i've decided to settle for tasteful race inspired cosmetic enhancements for my autotragic and plan on using the money I would spend on a turbo build as a down payment on another car. In my case my car was a gift. I wouldn't have bought it so I can justify (to myself) spending a grand or so on making it look nicer just so I can live with it as a dd while I save for what I really want.

I always enjoy reading other people's progress threads though and it'd be fun as he'll to ride in a balls to the wall boosted focus. I hope you follow through on your plans.
I definitely agree on the matter of platform. The only reason I'm willing to move forward with a FF is that they tend to be lighter and corner a little better than AWD (for the price range and without shredding tires at least), not to mention the focus is probably one of the best members of said platform, and I already own one as opposed to having to buy a different car.

Besides....NOBODY expects the Spanish inquisition!

In a perfect world I'd be driving a Mid-Rear, something like an Exige or Atom, but living in Michigan it would have to be a track-only car, which I've nowhere to store at this point.

Ultimately I'm not 100% bent on a proper race car, the real point is to have a car that is fun to drive, and tracks nicely. If it takes $10k worth of parts to achieve then so be it, it's still cheaper than getting the bimmer I want eventually, and it'll handle Michigan winters better. It's give and take, yaknow? *shrug*
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:56 PM   #87133
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I fallen to whr brad said too, blew motor, was going high compression motor hoping to push around 200+whp na. Had everything, took internals and new block to machine shop and tell me I'm missing some kind of cap and block is useless. So I said it. Car been down a year and can't afford it and patients anymore to find another 2.3 motor and port/polish etc. replace it with stock 2.3 motor then
Sorry to hear about that, but that's exactly the kind of stuff that has me seriously considering a pre-built motor in the first place, not to mention the added longevity of a completely fresh motor.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:58 AM   #87134
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The motor I got installed has 100k miles and was turboed for atlleast half of it too lol
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The girlfriend and I will be in the Grand Haven/Holland/Saugatuck area this weekend, anyone in here live around there? I'd love to meet up and snap some pics...
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:30 AM   #87136
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I'll be in town....or at least nearby, I'll be at hoffmaster beach this evening.
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What's up bishs

It's the weekend andrei..nobody's on here lol
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #87140
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