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Old 11-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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ST turbo parts on SE?

Ok guys, I am a salesman at a dealership, so I get factory parts very cheap (if anyone needs factory focus parts, pm me and I'll let you know what I can get them for). Anyone know if I could order all the needed turbo parts for an ST and put them on my SE? Before anyone flames me, I do realize that turbocharging a car is more than just bolting on a turbo and pushing the gas... but I would assume that if this works, it should take a lot of fabrication work out of the project anyway. Thoughts?


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Old 11-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Ok guys, I am a salesman at a dealership, so I get factory parts very cheap (if anyone needs factory focus parts, pm me and I'll let you know what I can get them for). Anyone know if I could order all the needed turbo parts for an ST and put them on my SE? Before anyone flames me, I do realize that turbocharging a car is more than just bolting on a turbo and pushing the gas... but I would assume that if this works, it should take a lot of fabrication work out of the project anyway. Thoughts?
I'm very curious about this as well. A guy I work with asked me if I knew if they would more or less bolt on and I had no idea. I still don't. But I'd like to know.
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No way is it going to bolt on. The engine in the ST is a totally different engine.
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You'd be better off trading your car in, taking the loss, and buying an ST.

While it's not a completely different engine, as the engine in the ST is based on the same architecture as the n/a 2.0, many other components are different. Pistons, crank, rods, intake, exhaust, cooling system, ECU, etc.

It wouldn't be worth it, and that's if it could even be done without doing a complete engine swap.
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I'd never do it. Not with my new car haha. Just curiosity really.

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yeah, the compression ratios are different. 12:1 NA and 9.3:1 FI . Again, obviously i know that FI is never going to be a simple bolt on. If it were, every kid would have a turbocharged POS on the road. My thought is that it would be easier than any other possible Turbo charging system. Less fabrication and such. I would still have to retune and adjust timings. Feel free to speculate. This wont happen soon by any means, but I may give it a go some day!
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yeah, the compression ratios are different. 12:1 NA and 9.3:1 FI . Again, obviously i know that FI is never going to be a simple bolt on. If it were, every kid would have a turbocharged POS on the road. My thought is that it would be easier than any other possible Turbo charging system. Less fabrication and such. I would still have to retune and adjust timings. Feel free to speculate. This wont happen soon by any means, but I may give it a go some day!
The big issue is that nobody's cracked the N/A ECU yet, and nobody really seems to have any desire to. So, you wouldn't be able to retune.
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yeah, the compression ratios are different. 12:1 NA and 9.3:1 FI . Again, obviously i know that FI is never going to be a simple bolt on. If it were, every kid would have a turbocharged POS on the road. My thought is that it would be easier than any other possible Turbo charging system. Less fabrication and such. I would still have to retune and adjust timings. Feel free to speculate. This wont happen soon by any means, but I may give it a go some day!
Right. I assumed it would take a lot less work to turbo a 2013 Focus than say my old 07 Taurus. If you decide to give it a go please post a thread for your build.

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Come on guys... To the OP, you're the type of salesman that I hate buying from shouldn't be selling cars if you don't know anything about the cars you're selling...
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