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Old 04-06-2013, 03:13 AM   #1
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Hi my name is Seth and i have never turbo'd a car before....so im doing massive research and i need some more info....id like to hit the 200 hp range.....right now my car has 24lb injectors and a cai....i have about 127k miles on my car with stock clutch and internals etc.....is it possible to run around 6-8 lbs and reach that power to the wheels? do i need to build the motor before or will stock internals handle that kind of boost? it is my dd but i dont drive hard....please give me any info on reaching those numbers....id like to do this as cheap as possible....for hardware obviously the tune i will have to pay for....


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Old 04-06-2013, 05:17 AM   #2
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It's possible look into fswerks turbo kit or Topspeed or you can piece one together
I'd be hesitant to,boosting a high mileage car just because its ur DD unless you want to build the motor,
You will prob gotta get an LSD and a good clutch
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stock zetec, stock clutch, and stock diff will hold just fine at 200whp. will take you about 10psi on a small turbo like a t3super60 to make that power. there is no real way to boost a car correctly and cheap. just tuning and fuel will push you pass the "cheap" point. injectors, mafia, sct, tune puts you over a grand and thats not getting to the kit. i'll have a turbo kit out for the zetec very soon for the best price i can build them

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right now i have 24lb injectors...im not sure what a mafia is and toms tune is 550 for turbo set up from what i hear.....how cheap of a set up could i run without destroying my motor....i was told i could hit 200hp with only running 6-8 lbs....with stock internals....is that true? would i be able to make the same power N/A for less?
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No you won't make the same power turbo is the only way.
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well im really looking into this...the fswerks turbo package is about 3400 shipped....how many days am i looking at downtime to install and be able to drive again? is that set up a good base? stock mani will hold that kind of power? should i trade my long tubes for some shorties? i have 2.5 inch exhaust is that big enough?
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I have an spa mani comp turbo with new seals fmic with piping down pipe wastegate dump tube for $1200
All you will need is the SCT tuner injectors Bov waste gate and oil fittings and mafia and a tune of course
Putting it on depends on ur mechanic skills could take a day could take a week.
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buy a second hand turbo kit. you can find them fairly often on this site for about 2 grand give or take 500 bucks or so. alot of times they will come with injectors and mafia. the mafia is a MAF extension harness basically. it also lets you control air/fuel ratio basically. it is very important for tuning but might not be needed for really low boost. i suggest speaking with a tuner about that.

a stock engine will safely hold anywhere from 220-260whp. it depends on what shape your engine is in. do a compression check and get back with us on what psi you have on each cylinder and we can suggest where to go from there. if you have not so good compression then you will need a rebuild before turbo or just drive it as it is.

the stock clutch should hold 200whp depending on how worn out it is. you may need to upgrade it for much more than that. an oem exedy clutch will hold about 230whp/tq at least with no slipping for a while anyway. cant speak for a FACTORY clutch though.

installing a turbo kit could be done in a day or a week like hardsvt said. it depends on your mechanic skills.

EDIT: actually on second thought. if all you want is 200whp and a stock engine for a daily driver then you should look into superchargers. a jacksonracing supercharger would get you close to 200 and any other supercharger than the JRSC would be able to get you 200 or more. however you will be limited to that amount of power. the benefit to a turbo is that you can upgrade individual components to make more power but there isnt anything you can do to increase the power output of the supercharger other than putting on a smaller snout pulley or something like that. but you will never see more than maybe 300whp on a supercharged focus and that would be a plain pipe dream imo unless you piggyback alot of nitrous.
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Yeah I wanted to avoid s/c because this car is a dd for now but most likely a project of the future. I'd like a base now so when I do get I to internals I know alot more. To me this will be a learning experience. I know you can rent a compression tester at auto zone right? Are they hard to use? Used would be best but the nice thing about the package is it comes with a tune. Wish I just knew how to tune lol.
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Ya. But for the price you save buying a used kit it's worth buying a tune
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