Originally posted by Scandelous
Where are you seeing that Tom's kits are a few hundred more more than the JRSC? Tom advertises his kits at $5800 + install and tuning on his website.
SVT Stage 1 Turbo Kit:
This STG1 FocusPower Turbo kit was designed as a entry level into the world of Forced Induction for the Zetec , It is a NON Intercooled kit capable of 10psi MAX and tuning is not included but is a must!
Custom T3 Turbocharger by Turbonetics
Stainless Steel Turbo Manifold
Wastegate (Turbonetics DeltaGate II)
2 1/2" Down-Pipe for Turbo
1 7/8" Down-Pipe for Wastegate
Oil Feed and Return Lines
Oil Pan w/Welded Return Bung
Turbo -> Throttle Body
Turbo -> Air Filter
Hoses 4Ply Silicone (cut to size)
so what apparently you missed that kit for the SVTF that pushes 200/200 to the wheels with a VERY conservative tune (those are the minimum numbers tom will guarantee with warranty on his car kit and a completely stock engine)
my point is for the cost of a JRSC it's a foolish move now that there are quality stage 1 kits available for ~3650 installed and dyno tuned.
Your concern is irrelevant since the baseline mechanics of it's output just are not there. That supercharger is not capable of putting out the kind of torque required for a FWD vehicle to beat a C5 vette, that's why I told him to be realistic.
As far as I'm conserned no one has even pushed the limit of the JRSC on the SVT motor yet. Everyone is always so quick to knock it saying that it produces little power gains. That is not the case here. JSSVT04 is putting down 220whp on the JRSC right now with just bolt-ons and a conservative tune. I would like to think that the SVT has much more potential than that and he'll show it in the next few months so keep an eye out.
I am not here to argue but simply put there is no comparison between 99-04 GT's and a JRSC SVTF. GT's are luck to put down 230 whp stock and weigh almost 600 lbs. more. C5's on the other hand is a different story.
Which would explain why I previously stated that he would have no problem putting down stock GTs with ease and never doubted him on that, but that with a JRSC it just wasn't possible to reach a 345/350 C5 vette.