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Old 03-18-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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K-04 turbo in a SVT?

Anyone ever built up a SVT with a K-04 turbo? I initially abandoned plans for a turbo or blown build due to cost, but I have access to a K-04 for essentially free...making the whole process much cheaper if it could work.


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there is ALOT more to a turbo build than just the turbo. the k04 is made by borg warner and they are a darn good turbo manufacturer but the k04 is a very cheap turbo from them (only $300-$500 new) if your power goals are only 250-300whp then it might get you there but you are still going to have probably 2 grand or more in it before tuning which is going to be at least another $500
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yes no newer car is just slapping a turbo in and having fun. theres a lot of factors to factor in. such as fuel pressure engine internals and such and such and such
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After owning a mazdqspeed 6 a can confirm they are cheap turbos. However if its new it would be fine with a focus. But as others have said, if the cost of the turbo was holding you back, you probably don't realize how expensive everything else is
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Nope, well aware that the cost was going to be in the $2500-$3500 range.

Just wondering if anyone had tried it, had fitment/tuning issues etc...

The K04 I have access to is essentially new, so it's pretty tempting.
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if I were you id rather much get a 600 dollar brand new precision turbo
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