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Old 06-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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03 ford focus zts

hey im new to here. but i have some questions about my zts. i have finally decided to keep my focus an mod it a little. iv done exhaust headers. what all can i do for more hp to my focus? i just hit 140k miles on my car. any performance engine rebuild kit that would be best for this? i want to turbo my focus but on stock engine how much psi could i run? and does anyone know a site that i can find everything i need to turbo it? my car is a automatic so if anyone knows any good ideas for makeing this car better please help with some answers thanks for all who read


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Old 06-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Check out this thread for starters.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=20676

As for turbo on the stock engine, you will break stuff at 14 psi. I have heard of guys running 12psi and being ok, but honestly thats a little too risky for me. I would get ahold of Tom at Focus-Power Tuning. He is a focus GOD. Here is a link to his Vendor section, which will give you more info on what you are looking for, and how to get ahold of him.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=72
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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Not a problem man. If that wasnt helpful enough, I apologize, and Im sure someone else can chime in to help you out.

Also, if you are thinking about Forced Induction, I would recommend lurking around in the Forced Induction Chat, and gathering some information from there.
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It helped alot. I'm just trying to figure out how to make my focus a lol faster
I wanna turbo it. I'd like to do a performance engine rebuild. But if I just did normal build an I turbo it what would I be pushing? Hp and psi?
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:34 AM   #6
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Where I am I see very very few focuses that are done up a little an iv been researching an still just haven't figured out what I should do. Either get another used car or just use tht money to put into my car just to make it better. Iv ha my car for 3 years now an I want to do a little to it. Iv done headers and exhaust I wanna lower it a little from stock since it sits a little off. I'm just trying to see what I can do
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I see ur sig. What does changeing the throttle body do?
An what's with 3.90 gears? Not sure what all that does like I said I'm new to all this I work in a shop all day everyday and am slowly learning more about acual performance to cars. I work at Midas and an know jus basic things
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Zts be supercharged? And if so know of any I can look at to see on price?
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Changing the throttle body doesnt do much, except a little bit better throttle response. 3.90 gears is the gear ratio within the transmission. Honestly I think it sucks. My 1 ton dually has better gearing than this. ZTS is not supercharged, but is just basically a more "beefy" sedan from the factory.
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Right now I have an acceleration issue. I think it's Justus car not getting enough fuel. I changed the pump for secound time just the other day. An that hasn't fixed it so ima try the filter. Like I hold the pedal down an it slowly accelerates Rpms clime slow until I get around 3500. Also I noticed under my good that the gas cable a plasti peice is broken was told that it wasnt that an that that couldn't be it. But I still wunder. Anything else you think it may be? I hold the pedal down pretty far an it doesn't clime till after a few seconds an it climes slow. Oh and at red lights and stops my car like studers a act like it isn't getting enough fuel like it wants to kill itself
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