Question for you DURATEC owners... - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > DURATEC Performance (2003-2007)

DURATEC Performance (2003-2007) The place to chat about any Duratec 23, 23E, and 20 engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2005, 02:48 AM   #1
BigTurboSRT4
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20999
Location: Carol Stream
What I Drive: 2004 Silver Dodge SRT-4

Posts: 19
FF Reputation: 1 BigTurboSRT4 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Question for you DURATEC owners...

While my friend has not yet signed up on the boards, he wanted me to ask you guys some questions...

He has a 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 (dark Gunmetal). So far all he has done is the Eibach Suspension Pro Kit. He's looking to up the performance ante' a little bit. OVERALLY he's looking for 250-300whp forced inducted thru a turbo. He loves turbos since my SRT-4 is making over 500whp.

Now, with all that said heres what he's looking to start off with...CAI, 65mm Throttle Body, and headers-back exhaust. Yae or Nae? Him and I know not too much about the performance of this car other than I know it has the oppertunity to grow (power wise). What do you guys recommend for first off mods.


__________________
2004 Dodge SRT-4

ATP/Pwerks GT3076R Turbo Kit w/P-Werks FULLY BUILT MOTOR...

525whp 466wtq @ 27psi PUMP GAS!!!!!
BigTurboSRT4 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:01 AM   #2
sixty9oz
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Fan#: 1999
Location: Virginia Beach
What I Drive: 04 Mazda 3 hatch 2.3 mtx

Posts: 245
FF Reputation: 1 sixty9oz Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Well, if he wants FI, I wouldn't get the CAI, or the Header as those will both be replaced if he goes turbo, which is the best way to go. Tell him to go to www.focus-power.com and check it out. Good luck to him.
sixty9oz is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2005, 03:04 AM   #3
BigTurboSRT4
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20999
Location: Carol Stream
What I Drive: 2004 Silver Dodge SRT-4

Posts: 19
FF Reputation: 1 BigTurboSRT4 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
yea, will do thanks man. I figured the headers would be replaced with an exhaust manifold and a downpipe...I'll tell him to check it out. Any other good info?
__________________
2004 Dodge SRT-4

ATP/Pwerks GT3076R Turbo Kit w/P-Werks FULLY BUILT MOTOR...

525whp 466wtq @ 27psi PUMP GAS!!!!!
BigTurboSRT4 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2005, 07:07 AM   #4
Gismo
Focus Enthusiast
 
Gismo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20266
Location: Del Rio, TX -Laughlin AFB
What I Drive: 2003 CD Silver C-Dan

Posts: 362
FF Reputation: 1 Gismo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thats a pretty impressive mod list to your SRT Im diggin it.
__________________
-- During the next 24 hours, the world will consume the equivalent of 220 million barrels of oil. That energy drives the economic progress that improves the quality of life for people around the world. Do I give a damn? Not as long as supercars are guzzling it. --

~Jeremy~
Gismo is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2005, 06:50 PM   #5
05-BLACK-ZX5
Focus Enthusiast
 
05-BLACK-ZX5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Fan#: 17110
Location: Canada
What I Drive: 2005 Pitch Black ZX5 SES

Posts: 383
FF Reputation: 1 05-BLACK-ZX5 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
As far as I know, any turbo kit for the Duratec engine is still in R&D, and may be that way for a long time.

For now, perhaps his best bet would be to build it up NA, but using parts that can be used in a Forced Induction setup in the future.

I too want a turbo kit for the Duratec, but even finding parts for an NA Duratec build isn't easy yet.

But even NA, this engine has the potential for good numbers. Look at the dyno proven gains on the 2.3L Duratec for Marcy Motorsport's CAI. Approx. 10 hp and 8 tq. For a cat-back exhaust, gains are estimated around 4 - 8 hp. Both these specs, I believe, are wheel horsepower gains. With that in mind, just with an intake and cat-back, he'll be happily surprised and impressed with his Duratec.
__________________
Kat

Team Duratec #41
05-BLACK-ZX5 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2005, 08:47 PM   #6
SoCalDuratec
Livin' it up in Cali
 
SoCalDuratec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 9170
Location: Oceanside, CA
What I Drive: 2004 Blue D23E

Posts: 2,005
FF Reputation: 1 SoCalDuratec Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Very true, in the new FF magazine they bolt on a FS cold air intake and exhaust to the 2.3L duratec showing some very sufficient gains.
__________________
2004 fRench blue 2.3L ZX3 R.I.P IAN C. WEIDNER March 31st 1986 - Eternity I Strive in this world for you and of cource WE'LL HOOK UP ON THE OTHER SIDE
-Focussport cool-flo intake, Draxas 4-1 race header, 2.5" flex pipe, HKS hi-power exhaust, BS deleted............................ that's it for now
-Crane IIs, Eagle rods, Supertech pistons and Cossie intake manifold on the way
SoCalDuratec is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2005, 03:03 AM   #7
BigTurboSRT4
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20999
Location: Carol Stream
What I Drive: 2004 Silver Dodge SRT-4

Posts: 19
FF Reputation: 1 BigTurboSRT4 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally posted by Gismo
Thats a pretty impressive mod list to your SRT Im diggin it.
thanx bro. I will let em know whats up for sure. i might just tell em to do a n/a car for now and get a custom turbo kit later.
__________________
2004 Dodge SRT-4

ATP/Pwerks GT3076R Turbo Kit w/P-Werks FULLY BUILT MOTOR...

525whp 466wtq @ 27psi PUMP GAS!!!!!
BigTurboSRT4 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.