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J0EC00L 07-05-2012 11:19 AM

New Zetec Max HP
 
Ok.

The car is basically done as far as body and suspension and brakes go.
Now on to the new engine build.

Question, how much HP can a brand new Zetec handle?

I can get a brand new engine for a decent price 1000.00 bucks new never used.

I am buying a brand new Top Speed Street turbo kit from a member on here and want to know how much HP I can push with it to a brand new zetec engine.

I figure buying the new engine would be more in my budget than building one from the ground up. I know I will be sacrificing some HP with a stock Zetec over one I would build but that may be ok.

Thanks,
Joe

Mike_Mac 07-05-2012 11:21 AM

safe zone is around 250whp, after that your pushing it.

J0EC00L 07-05-2012 11:36 AM

How much HP can a stock crank handle?

Where is the limitations on the stock engine? Pistons and Rods? CranK?

Thanks,
Joe

zetecDon 07-05-2012 11:43 AM

Moved this to here because more people will have an answer for you.

Roushturboedzx3 07-05-2012 12:00 PM

they have been pushed to 300whp but it blew up. if you want it to last i wouldn't push much over 250whp. if you do cams,intake mani, etc and keep the tq at 200 you might be able to push it a little farther. built motor is a much better option

J0EC00L 07-05-2012 12:33 PM

What about the crank? How much HP on a stock crank? If a stock crank cant handle up to 400HP I will need something, what are my options?

Thanks for all the info.

Joe

02_z_x_3 07-05-2012 01:11 PM

Jim is running the stock crank at 602whp but on stock internals at 400whp you're gonna demolish pistons and rods and most likely your block and head when it explodes. Build a motor oe your asking for trouble, you kinda seem like you just want a stock motor making mad hp. You have to pay to play.

Roushturboedzx3 07-05-2012 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by J0EC00L (Post 4244515)
What about the crank? How much HP on a stock crank? If a stock crank cant handle up to 400HP I will need something, what are my options?

Thanks for all the info.

Joe

I made 600whp on the stock crank its fine. the puerto rican focus had problems with the stock crank at 750+whp

ZXthrizzle05 07-05-2012 02:06 PM

Build the motor. Ull be happier

1turbofocus 07-05-2012 03:06 PM

I had issues over 700 as well , 600-650 seems to be a safe limit

Rods are going to be the weak link , then pistons

Tom


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