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Old 07-17-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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should i bother?

i have a 2004 zx3 with no modding done yet other than a cold air. i want to put a turbo and full exhaust on my ford but my ztech has about 87000 miles on it. if i put a turbo on how long do you think the engine will hold up?


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Old 07-17-2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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Well it really depends on how much power you want. If you want to stick with stock internals do a compression test to make sure the engine is still nice and healthy. I would say look into fswerks or topspeed turbo kits if you have not already. Its all in the tune!
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:19 AM   #3
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If you going to boost on standard internals dont boost much higher than 0.5/6 bar boost. If you want to do it properly get forged pistons & rods
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:44 AM   #4
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What he said ^
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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A good tune is everything. 87000 is nothing is well serviced. 10lbs of boost on a good tune is better than 6lbs on a bad tune.
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Agree with the above in your ZETEC!
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #8
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Your zetec will be fine for 240WHP man. No probs. That's a baby engine! I rebuilt mine with forged internals at 160k.
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