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Old 09-08-2013, 12:07 AM   #1
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turbo or supercharger??

Does anyone have any Intel if it is possible to put a turbo in. Our Mk3 focuses ?:)


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Old 09-08-2013, 12:21 AM   #2
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Moved to "DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance (2012-2013)"

Roush had a prototype TVS supercharger on their SEMA 2012 Focus, but the Focus ST uses a turbocharger. Personally I love the responsiveness of the turbocharged engine.

It would probably be simpler now that there is tuning software available to actually modify the turbo manifolds from the MK2 Focus Duratec engine rather than to have to swap the headifold from the 2.0 L EcoBoost engine and be limited in turbocharger size without going to something like the mountune turbo adapter.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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yes it is possible, but no kits and I don't think anyone has, so good luck being the first
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:28 AM   #4
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Does anyone have any Intel if it is possible to put a turbo in. Our Mk3 focuses ?:)
Possible? Yes - Ford did it.

No one is making kits, so it would be a custom job. Ping, Ping, Boom.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:30 AM   #5
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Dang I would love to do it to mine :)
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Dang I would love to do it to mine :)

With the expense involved you'd be better off selling your car and buying an ST, to be honest.

Doing a turbo kit right costs big money on a car that wasn't designed to do one. Doing a turbo kit cheap is why so many ricers blow up their little boxes while playing Tokyo Drift on the streets of Omaha.

Forced induction is a fickle mistress and requires time, money, patience, and more money. It also requires some very extensive and time consuming tuning performed by experts if you don't want to grenade your motor.

That being said, God speed and make sure you post videos of your efforts (and the results)
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Does anyone have any Intel if it is possible to put a turbo in. Our Mk3 focuses ?:)
go with nitrous
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Just swap it out for a B18... VTEC>Turbo
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I use to build turbo manifolds for Mazdaspeed 3's and 6's. If my research is correct the manifold flange is the same, isn't that right?

Intercooler, piping, manifold, turbo and lines and downpipe. And then some sort of tunning solution. Probably around $2,000 in parts before tunning
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Just swap it out for a B18... VTEC>Turbo
/smh

OG VTEC isn't even as good as the cam control that is on the GDI Duratecs.
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