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Tryintofocus 02-08-2013 12:11 PM

Basing a focus spi turbo off an escort spi turbo
 
Hey guys, i guess this is the right place to post this. but I'm getting a ford focus lx in a couple of days (I was trying to get a zetec model but I don't have much of a choice in the matter) and I want to turbo it once I get it. I've read all the arguments against it already but it is something I want to do anyways. I found someone who did it to their escort's spi engine and I was wondering if the idea could be transferred.
Here's the escort I am referring to.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2218783/1996-ford-escort/

Budderybunz 02-08-2013 12:12 PM

Don't do it man.

Tryintofocus 02-08-2013 12:15 PM

I know it isn't the best idea. But would the idea transfer from the escort to the focus

Tryintofocus 02-08-2013 12:22 PM

Just had the bright idea of reading the sticky post about this. Nevermind guys

ZXthrizzle05 02-10-2013 12:30 AM

never ever ever buy an spi you rbetter off with a 240 dollar Honda from craigslist

TheGlassMaker 02-10-2013 12:39 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.

TheGlassMaker 02-10-2013 12:44 AM

This isn't the one I'm talking about but here is one.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...PI+turbo+build


Here is one that was ended.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=216106&page=9



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.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...PI+turbo+build

Tryintofocus 02-10-2013 06:56 PM

got all the parts and will tackle it over the summer. quite excited

Donnyd21 02-12-2013 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZXthrizzle05 (Post 4580715)
never ever ever buy an spi you rbetter off with a 240 dollar Honda from craigslist

Dont understand why everyone bashes the SPI, spend $500 max to swap the head out BEFORE anything happens and you will get well over 250k worry free miles out of the SPI, besides the head issue they are great motors.

Tryintofocus 02-12-2013 11:37 AM

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


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