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01-07-2013 09:00 PM
paulg127 Check this thread, this has been asked many times and based on 99% of this site's (including my own) experience, a kit is by FAR the best way to go...
01-07-2013 07:49 PM
ZXthrizzle05 when you want to buy a good turbo pm me. I have an extra one with bout 3k miles on it, its never been on a duratec but I don't think it matters, it bolts to almost every manifold
01-07-2013 03:50 PM
Jgrove998 If your looking to make it a learning experience then be prepared to do a lot research, reading, question asking, etc to build your own kit.

You NEED quality parts; no eBay junk. This forum is peppered with people selling manifolds, turbos, piping, etc, etc. Take your time, get the best parts for the best price. Nothing wrong with used parts as long as they are not beat to hell. If the deal on parts seems to good to be true, it probably is. Take a few months coming up to speed on turbo systems in general and all the pieces that make them functional.

For the Duratec, get a quality manifold or make your own (sporadic did this). Get the appropriate size turbo for your goals (talk with your tuner about this). The piping can be made custom (just make sure it can hold the pressure, blown couplers are no fun), any intercooler as long as it fits to your liking, stock MAF will work on most mild boost pressures (add a MAFia for more). You cannot skimp on injectors (minimum Ford 42lb); they can be found used on here. You cannot skimp on tuning. You will be purchasing a XCAL device; and for god's sake find a reputable FOCUS tuner. Many people have found out that just because a tuner uses SCT for Mustangs, GM cars, etc they cannot tune the Focus. Even the best Focus tuners say tuning the Focus is different from other cars. Don't forget the proper gauges (Boost, oil pressure and WIDEBAND Air/Fuel). Things add up FAST.

If your looking to buy a complete kit, including tuning, support, etc....go with the FSwerks kit. You can have it bolted on in one weekend. You must be able to datalog properly so that Randy can dial in your tune. Once the tune is dialed in, your done. You will get 10's of thousands of miles out of their kit.

The choice is yours. If your looking for cheap boost, forget about it. Be prepared to spend a few thousand if you want a kit that can be driven everyday with no worries or issues.

P.S. - I built my own custom kit for my car. Started with the F2 manifold and downpipe and went from there. I have worked on Foci with the FSwerks kit; the quality and fitment are spot on. Just do it right the first time; you'll be much happier in the end.
01-07-2013 01:40 PM
koke'sfocus Well I spent a lot less and I made my own kit from the bottom down but I started buying thing like w year and half. Ago I'm just working in the tuning right know but if u don't have the knowledge or the experience I should go with a used one
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01-07-2013 07:31 AM
ZXthrizzle05 personally id go with a used kit for start then have fun with it save up and go bigger because boost is addicting
01-07-2013 07:08 AM
Deftmetal That really depends on how much of the piping you are going to do yourself and how easily you can get it tuned. Piecing with used parts can have big savings but comes with its own risks. There are plenty of kits out there for a reasonable price so unless you are set on a specific set up or your engine compartment has other modifications I'd look at the kits first. Some of the little parts on a turbo system add up fast
01-07-2013 07:04 AM
700whpfocus it depends. sometimes you can get a used kit at a decent price. in the all adds up. you can not go cheap on a turbo kit.
01-07-2013 05:47 AM
deciding on a turbo set up

Would it be cheaper to buy a whole kit or piece one together?

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