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SoBe-it 04-10-2011 06:44 PM

Sobe's turbo zetec
first off i drive a escort zx2 which isnt a focus but its still a zetec. i am here for the boosted zetec scene, help and parts. when i bought it the guy said it was making 180 at the wheels. i dont know much on the engine but the manifold and down pipe is DIY, turbo is a k24 and i run sct prp w/ 63# siemen dekas MSD DIS-2 with boost retard. Major mods to come in the near future.

tial wastegate, HKS SSQV, 2.5 IC piping, FMIC, draw through as well

(will be breaking up in multiple posts for simple reading)

1st: when i first bought it
2nd: worked on a little
3rd: almost all out w/ wire tuck

SoBe-it 04-10-2011 06:52 PM

future mods:
ebay gt35
top mount turbo manifold (DIY)
3'' cold side piping/2.5 hot side
blow through slot maf
svt head
svt IM (really wanting a FRIM tho)
forged rods/pistons
3'' exhaust instead of 2.5

1turbofocus 04-10-2011 07:01 PM

Why a SCT PRP and the MSD boost/timing retard ?


mlbbaseball 04-10-2011 08:25 PM

well, i think its safe to say you won't reach full boost till 6k rpm in 5th! lol thats a massive turbo!

bmylez 04-10-2011 08:37 PM

Cool build, man. All Zetecs are welcome. I appreciate that you cleaned up that lame ass color scheme.

Also, you will reach spool sooner than's a GT35...Jim is hitting full boost @ 4k rpm. Yes, he has ball bearing, but you should be close. Maybe 4500. If you can rev past 7k, you will have a decent power band.

I recommend the Top Speed race intake manifold. Go to Waaay better than SVT or FRIM. Other than that, you've got the right idea [thumb]

SoBe-it 04-10-2011 10:23 PM


Originally Posted by 1turbofocus (Post 3629477)
Why a SCT PRP and the MSD boost/timing retard ?


its dis-2 so i can do 2/3 step with launch control. i build about 2 psi boost at 2500 rpm sitting still currently.

Edit: the msd came with a zetec engine, turbo setup, and some other goodies i got a great deal on. it was all wired up for a zx2 so all i did was plug it in.

SoBe-it 04-10-2011 10:28 PM


Originally Posted by mlbbaseball (Post 3629582)
well, i think its safe to say you won't reach full boost till 6k rpm in 5th! lol thats a massive turbo!

its a gt35r ball bearing but its not dual ball bearing (only compressor side is BB)

also the turbine is .63 AR which isnt too bad for a 4cyl

inis 04-10-2011 11:48 PM

I have the programmable dis-2 6212, what a pain in the ass it has been. After I let the car set for awhile (I dont drive it much) the POS resets itself and removes 24 degrees of timing....AND to top it off, I usaully dont notice it til I'm 3 miles away from the house and into 10+ psi

I've address the issue with MSD and am working on a resolution and/or a RMA/refund.

SoBe-it 04-11-2011 12:04 AM

yes i have the 6212, what wire you use on the clutch switch/s to activate 2 step?

Earls32 04-11-2011 01:02 AM

Yea Dont go with a SVT IM because it will be more problems than what it's worth. You have gaskets inside (intake runner manifold gaskets) and I promise you that they will come out under boost and you will lose an engine.

Looks like this

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