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Old 04-05-2005, 03:13 PM   #1
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Powerworks vs Procharger

I've been having this debate with myself for quite some time now, and I still haven't reached any real conclusion. Having 30 minutes to spare, I whipped out my Focus Fanatic magazines, flipped to the 2 articles, opened Excel just to compare the numbers. Unfortunately that wasn't a big help at all. :) For anyone else debating between the two, I give you the results of my comparison. Just for reference, the Powerworks sells for $4750 MSRP, and the Procharger sells for $3996 MSRP, but doesn't come with injectors. I like the idea of retaining stocklike computer functions with the Powerworks, but I know that with a FMIC, smaller pully and some tuning, maybe an intake manifold and a t/b I'd have a damn good system with the procharger. Opinions, suggestions, conclusions?


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Old 04-05-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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dude i would go with the procharger i think your going to get about the same results
and the procharger is alot easier to install and is alittle cheaper
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Old 04-05-2005, 06:15 PM   #3
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Personally. I'd go turbo. It only cost a little bit more and it can make more power than the stock internals can handle. Not to mention upgradability...........
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Old 04-05-2005, 06:21 PM   #4
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what about toms stage 1 kit thats cheap and puts out some good HP
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:12 PM   #5
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no this is a good question. lets try to keep this thread on topic with procharger vs powerworks and not get turbo's involved period. i was just about to start a thread on this but then i saw that there was already one started. but in terms of upgradeability i would like to know which would come out on top, and overall as a package which is really best.
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:48 AM   #6
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i had the same thing to decide. I chose pro charger. There both great setups backed by qaulity companies. ATI is well know and so is Cosworth Technologies. Either choice you make you will be happy.

They both include tuning and all the neccesary parts. Im been studying Pro Chargers install manual for a few days now and its well written.
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Old 04-06-2005, 05:56 AM   #7
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as far as upgrades for the powerworks, you won't find much. you can port it, get smaller pullies for the charger, get larger pullies for your crankshaft, get a larger front mounted heat exchanger for better cooling of the air charge. that's about all there is
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Just to let you know, the Procharger is very upgradeable. It will go far beyond what the engine can handle. If you read what Procharger says about that particular superharger, it can support upper 600 Hp range on a 2.0 liter.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:24 AM   #9
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the c-1 blower is capable of doing up to 725HP according to my info sheet. Witch is awsome and I well never get there lol.

just the layout of the system leave you with lots of oppurtunities for custom work. I plan on doing custom fmic for sure.
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Id go with the procharcher because of ease of install,upgradeabilty, and price,The only down side IMO is that you have to change the oil in the charger every six thousand miles.(But damn do I love the sound an eaton SC makes)
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I know some people brought up that the Procharger sits low on the car a while ago. Is this a fact?
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Yes but you would have to rip off your front bumber to take the intercooler off,Id be more afraid of road debre hitting it and messing up the fins
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ya. if you smoke up the intercooler yoru front bumper is also going to get ripped off.

I talked to a few guys who got it and they havent had any problems. Pro Charger includes a custom Diablo Revolution chip for tuning.

Heres the post with pictures of all my pro charger parts. Take note pro charger doesnt include the 42lb injectors.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...threadid=42290
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They also have you install your MAF electronics in there tube and your out of range very fast

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I believe powerworks also has you reuse the stock MAF, do they have the same out of range problem as the procharger?
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