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Old 08-08-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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My SVTF is now Turbocharged! *pics*

The drive up to Lightspeed Innovations with my Master Mechanic (DJ) in his Supercharged SVT Focus:


Hard at work:






One of a kind downpipe and cat eliminator:


We airlocked this bish! :lol


And pretty much completed:




So... this was suppose to be Focus-Power's Stage 1 kit.

However... I have a feeling that I was accidently sent the kit for the base ZX3, not the SVT. Why? Because the only part that fit properly was the manifold.

We had to hack and slash and cut and grind and weld and fabricate everything else, using the pieces in the kit, and more parts and pieces we went out and bought, and had lying around in the shop. Here is the short list of problems we encountered...

- the downpipe was all wrong. It sure as hell didn't fit the SVT. The flange was off by about 6 full inches. AND was the completely wrong style of flange. We hacked it up and turned it into the downpipe/cat eliminator all in one!

- the L shaped oil line fittings couldn't be screwed into place, because the L shape would hit up against something. we had to custom create some fitting with stuff at a local auto store.

- there was abosolutely no way to put one of the bolts in the exhaust flange of the turbo. because it was completely hidden behind the downpipe piping!

- the kit was suppose to include an new oil pan with welded oil return bung. after a month of waiting for it after recieving everything else, it still didn't arrive. so we modded my stock pan

- both the oil feed/return and the compressor side housing of the turbo had to be clocked, cus the way it shipped the outlet pointed straight at my A/C rad, with about 1.25 inches to spare, and the oil return was facing up, instead of down!

- the O2 sensor location on the downpipe was useless. it was right up against the rad. no way to fit the sensor in. so we blocked it off the turned the sensor off with the predator tuner

- in the intake piping... there was no way what I was given was going to work. nothing fit properly anywhere. we cut it all up and made our own.

- there was a missing bung plug for the hole in the outlet of the turbo to wastegate .

- also a missing hose to connect the turbo to the wastegate

- the threads on the header for the wastegate were the wrong size for the bolts . had to dap and die them to the correct size

- short a few hose clamps for the 3" pipes, short a couple washers (no big deal)

Now, with all that said, the turbo is and running and I couldn't be happier!

At this time, I have no proper tune. We ran out of time sunday night to get on the dyno. So we'll be heading back on an evening this week to get tuned properly. In the meantime we just threw in a very rich tune to keep it safe.





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Old 08-08-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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congrats on the BIG upgrade! I wish I could ride in it!
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Old 08-08-2005, 04:50 PM   #3
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Nice work on getting the SVTF turboed. having the regular zx3 makes
me want an svtf very very badly.
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Old 08-08-2005, 06:07 PM   #4
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It sounds like you did get a ZX3 and my ZX3 customer got the SVT , the only piping that should of had to of been changed was from the up pipe to the TB

DO NOT run with out the top O2 sensor in somewhere , yes it is very close and some aftermarket longer o2 wont fit good but will still go in , It MUST have an o2 sensor or your running in open loop all the time

There is NO host that goes from the turbo to the waste gate

The bolts from down pipe to turbo are metric the ones for the waste gate are STD thats why they wouldnt fit there 2 diff threads

As for the bolt in the downpipe , the one that is hard to get to MUST go in first then start the rest , if you start the rest then try to do that one it wont go in

Call of email me and i could of helped you out on this , I am very sorry for my screw up on this Let me know what i can do to help, glad you like it other than that

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Old 08-08-2005, 06:16 PM   #5
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would he get some money back from u, sending him the wrong kit? b\c all the work he did?
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Old 08-08-2005, 06:28 PM   #6
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congrats man, make sure to post some numbers when you get em!
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I'm not looking to get compensated for the time we spent in the shop with this thing. It was actually quite fun, hanging out and working on cars. You guys know what I mean. And I think I tripled my knowledge about my car by doing all this. :)

I did notice though, that the ZX3 kit is 200 bucks cheaper than the SVT kit. Hey Tom, do you have a tune for an otherwise stock SVT, just with your stage 1 and 42 pound injectors? Send me a tune and we'll call it even? ;)
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^^^^I dont want to side-bust, but that sounds relatively fair. (th deciding factor being that the tune you choose is not over 2 bills.)

And yes, trial and error is one way that many of us DIY'ers get to know our cars.

Kudos to Tom for not hesitating to address the mistake.

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Looks good. I like the DP/ORP in one.
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