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Old 10-06-2005, 08:30 AM   #1
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Question Total Cost for a Turbo Set-Up?

So I've gotten a new position at work that includes a bit of extra money, comming in the form of being salaried (no more hourly wages, yay) and I got to thinking about how i'd like to do some F/I on my Focus. Now, I'm definately looking at a turbo, no S/C kit (sorry) and was wondering the total cost of the project from Vendors Shelf to installed flying down the highway. I know that some of it depends on how far you wanna go, so i'll put two options out there:


1: Low PSI turbo, stock internals, just a more "bolt on" style turbo.

2: A higher PSI turbo, non-stock internals, more than just "bolt on"


Also, I will be doing the install myself so I don't need "install" bills to be included.

I'm debating between going with a Turbo for my focus or using that money to buy a bike. The Turbo would be more "practical" for me where-as the bike will ALWAYS make the focus seem slow (but I can't use it in winter, rain, cold...)

Thanks for the input guys, I did a search, but nothing came up, perhaps this forum needs a few more stickies!!


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Old 10-06-2005, 09:37 AM   #2
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1200-1500 if you buy the parts individually 2500 with forged internals and do all fab and install work yourself 4000-6000 if you buy a kit ready to go
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OK now lest use some realistic numbers.....

For a descent kit around 3500

building your own.... expensive as hell UNLESS you buy really cheap parts, remember you do get what you pay for.

Save yourself alot of headache and buy a kit, DYI really sucks..... it took forever to get everything together for mine, but I bought all high quality parts.
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1200-1500 if you buy the parts individually

lol, maybe 1200 for just a turbo, unless u want a piece of crap junkyard thing
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Save yourself alot of headache and buy a kit, DYI really sucks..... it took forever to get everything together for mine, but I bought all high quality parts.
didnt you BUY yours as a kit? and then interchange some things around?
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So, a kit is around $3500ish you say?

I'm not looking for a "build my own" style for 2 reasons:

1) I've never dabbled into the F/I scene before, so i'm not sure of everything I would need

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2) I don't have the time to do it bit by bit right now.

So if I go for a kit, what are some things to look for? Such as what makes a good turbo? I'm fairly certain I'd like an intercooler, but is it necessary on a low boost set up?

Please remember, i'm a n00b at this, and tryin' to learn so be gentle!
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I know someone that may be able to fab the piping, but only if you ask him real nice. Just look around on eBay, here, or any other forum or place of sales. I know www.jgstools.com/turbo sells the exhaust mani for about 165 shipped with all that you need for a specific turbo and another 5 for the wastegate flange. Believe me, it's a lot cheaper to buy all the parts seperate and build your own. I'm going to be running a low PSI turbo for a while until I can come up with the money for a bigger boost.
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I wouldn't mind building my own at all as long as I have someone to kinda help me through it and my car doesn't have to be down for any serious length of time (more than a day or two)
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lol, maybe 1200 for just a turbo, unless u want a piece of crap junkyard thing
That turbo better be one big monster for that cost. Get something like an Evo III 16g for $70--$800
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What all is required for building your own in terms of parts? Turbo, Manifold, Injectors, MAF, TB, what else?
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