|02-12-2013 01:00 PM|
search for old posts in the spi section. I remember back in the ole days there were a coupe on here. I think the name waterboy rings a bell. He used a turbo from a t-bird, iirc.
|02-12-2013 12:48 PM|
|Tryintofocus||I'm not necessarily worried about the max amount of boost as I never plan on running more than 5psi. I just want to do it cause it's something that isn't usually done.|
|02-12-2013 12:45 PM|
As donny said, the SPI is a strong motor, if you replace the head to prevent the valve seat drop. I have seen several successful SPI turbo projects. It is not the easiest motor to boost, because you can't just buy a kit and bolt it on like you can with some other motors. but it can and has been done. I have heard that when done correctly the SPI can handle more boost than the zetec because of the different blocks. but that is information I recall reading 7+ years ago, so it may be incorrect.
don't listen to people like zxthrizzle who don't have any idea what they are talking about. they just make blanket generalizations based on a small amount of information.
Do you own research and make your own decisions.
|02-12-2013 12:37 PM|
|Tryintofocus||The reason I'm doing it is because my buddy swapped out his entire eclipse second gen turbo kit for a stage 2 one and offered to give me the stock one. So all my kit will cost me is the amount to have a couple of parts fabricated along with the cost of a fmu. But I went and looked at the car yesterday and me and mom decided to wait on it. So I'm either getting an spi, or I can talk her into a zx3. We'll see what happens|
|02-12-2013 11:17 AM|
|02-10-2013 07:56 PM|
|Tryintofocus||got all the parts and will tackle it over the summer. quite excited|
|02-10-2013 01:44 AM|
This isn't the one I'm talking about but here is one.
Here is one that was ended.
My bud David is doing a SPI turbo build as well. He is very knowledgeable about the SPI and escort SOHC and I know can answer every question you can ask him.
|02-10-2013 01:39 AM|
You most certainly can build a turbo SPI. They even put out more torque than a zetec.
There used to be a well known spi turbo build on here, you ZXthrizzle should know that.
|02-10-2013 01:30 AM|
|ZXthrizzle05||never ever ever buy an spi you rbetter off with a 240 dollar Honda from craigslist|
|02-08-2013 01:22 PM|
|Tryintofocus||Just had the bright idea of reading the sticky post about this. Nevermind guys|
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