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Old 09-04-2013, 04:36 AM   #1
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Question Super charger question

So i have a question and this may sound stupid but im new to learning about cars and mods so please take it easy on me.

i drive a 2010 ford focus ses 2.0L automatic and i was just wondering if anyone knows if there is a supercharger that fits my car. From what i understand from reading online is that superchargers are better for automatics than turbos and a turbo will take a toll on an automatic transmission. So if anyone has any info please let me know and or provide links and or suggestions to point me in the right direction. Thanx.


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There is no super charger out there for duratec motors. Well other than custom. As for the auto vs manual. I can see some truth to that. But a focus auto at low boost on a turbo will hold up
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There is no super charger out there for duratec motors. Well other than custom. As for the auto vs manual. I can see some truth to that. But a focus auto at low boost on a turbo will hold up
So should i just put an exhaust, intake manifold and some headers? maybe a turbo and what kind off boost and how much power will i gain? or a turbo is just not worth it?
Do you know where i can look into a custom super charger?
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when I asked the question about a supercharger for the duratec the only answer I got back was that I might be able to get one that was made for a miata to work. I'm saving for a turbo,but by the time I get there,my car will have to many miles and I will sell it and get a 2005-2007 ST with low miles and start saving for a turbo for it!! hahaha
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So should i just put an exhaust, intake manifold and some headers? maybe a turbo and what kind off boost and how much power will i gain? or a turbo is just not worth it?
Do you know where i can look into a custom super charger?
When installing a turbo, it will replace the header with a turbo manifold. It may be helpful to look at pictures of turbo kits to understand the layout a bit better.

The amount of power per psi (or lb or boost) is dependent on compressor efficiency and quite a few other things. There really isn't a rule of thumb for it. With this basic FSwerks kit, at the recommended 8 psi, I'd expect a 2.0 Duratec to probably make 170-180whp on an auto and maybe an additional 10-15whp on a manual.

http://www.fswerks.com/collections/t...oled-2003-2007

A supercharger is generally less efficient than a turbo because a supercharger has to spin a belt. That belt adds drag to the motor, causing loss. A turbo uses "spent" energy, meaning exhaust, so the power is truly penalty free. Also, with a supercharger, as boost increases, it will generally start to make less power per psi of boost the more boost is added. It's not a bad thing. Both can be fast. Both can be great for an auto. It really doesn't matter.

If you're already planning to get a different car in the near future, I'm not sure why you'd bother doing anything to your current car.
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Jam-Sport has a sc kit for the ST150 Fiesta- which uses a 2.0 Duratec. They use a Rotrex blower which is a great choice and mounts to where our AC compressor is.

http://www.fordfiestast.co.uk/showfl...?Number=133001
http://www.jam-sport.co.uk/home/fies...-upgrades.html

Thanks to FSW, turbocharging is so accessible/ cheap compared to importing this so Im not surprised no one has tried to adapt one of these. I always wanted to have a bracket fabbed up, get a rotrex blower and try it out
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I'd love to throw on a low psi blower for an extra 30whp or so.
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I'd love to throw on a low psi blower for an extra 30whp or so.
its a shame the focus never got an aluminum intake manifold from the factory, would be fun to cut one up and make a box to mount a M62 or M90 off a GM 3.8

A 2.3 + 6psi or so would make for a fun engine
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M62 is a great blower. Worked awesome on B series Hondas as well.
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Jam-Sport has a sc kit for the ST150 Fiesta- which uses a 2.0 Duratec. They use a Rotrex blower which is a great choice and mounts to where our AC compressor is.

http://www.fordfiestast.co.uk/showfl...?Number=133001
http://www.jam-sport.co.uk/home/fies...-upgrades.html

Thanks to FSW, turbocharging is so accessible/ cheap compared to importing this so Im not surprised no one has tried to adapt one of these. I always wanted to have a bracket fabbed up, get a rotrex blower and try it out
Will they ship to the US and how long does that usually take? id like to try it out if its not to pricey. i was also thinking about building my own and i was wondering if there is a video or some blueprints in a pdf file that i can take a look at to get a better understanding how a supercharger works so i can order the correct parts. also i have a friend that works at a machine shop and i know how to weld and also have another friend who can weld. so ill be able to make some brackets plus if there is a space issue i was going to move the battery in the trunk and have a kill switch in the general area of where the battery was. if u have some ideas throw them at me i dont mind experimenting a lil bit.
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