Planning Long Term Mods w/ Forced Induction - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Forced Induction

General Forced Induction The place to chat about turbochargers, superchargers nitrous systems and custom engine fabrications.

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-29-2004, 08:50 PM   #1
IHateRice
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 4120
Location: University of Texas
What I Drive: 2003 Black ZX3

Posts: 86
FF Reputation: 1 IHateRice Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Planning Long Term Mods w/ Forced Induction

I've finally ordered my first mod, a Steeda short throw. Spending money on the car is no problem, I just can't do it all at once. I want to get a supercharger or turbo somewhere down the line with forged internals and a Ford racing head. However I don't know whether or not to get low or high compression pistons, how aggressive of cams, etc to go with the NA build before I do the forced induction job. I do plan on getting exhaust, intake, tires, and a sport chip sometime soon. After that I was planning on getting the ford racing head, cams, cam gears, throttle body, and internals. I know its going to be expensive but after all that I'd be buying most likely the Jackson Racing supercharger. I think the Vortech kit with aftercooler is extremely overpriced. Any reccomendations on what compression ratio and cam specifications I should shoot for to keep NA power before a supercharger?


IHateRice is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-29-2004, 08:57 PM   #2
Seb656
Focus Fanatic
 
Seb656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Fan#: 2059
Location: Houston
What I Drive: SVT Focus

Posts: 2,058
FF Reputation: 1 Seb656 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'd get Tom's Kit he has a new one thats only a lil more expensive then the JRSC and will give u anywhere from 180-210 hp if im correct
__________________
I need more power Captain!!!!

"Nitrous is like a hot chick with STDs... You wanna hit it, but you‘re afraid of the consequences."

My SVT Focus is #677 of 3985
Seb656 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2004, 09:09 PM   #3
IHateRice
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 4120
Location: University of Texas
What I Drive: 2003 Black ZX3

Posts: 86
FF Reputation: 1 IHateRice Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Is that a turbo kit? I'm worried about a turbo because I suspect that the block will only be able to take 8 - 9 pounds of boost max. I vaguely remember reading 18 pounds of boost somewhere for some turbo kit but I may be wrong.
IHateRice is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2004, 09:48 PM   #4
drewzx3
Focus Fanatic
 
drewzx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1213
Location: louisiana
What I Drive: silver 01 zx3

Posts: 2,131
FF Reputation: 1 drewzx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
that kit is designed for 8-9 pounds of boost.
drewzx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2004, 09:58 PM   #5
Axman
Focus Enthusiast
 
Axman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Fan#: 1868
Location: Connecticut (torrington area)
What I Drive: 2005 liquid grey metalic ZX3 ses

Posts: 380
FF Reputation: 1 Axman Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
toms kit could probobly get up there, the expensive one, but you should mod your internals.
__________________
Euro wing, and powered M3 mirrors
FS Exhaust, CAI, Front & rear Strut Bar
Cosworth Flex Pipe, Stg 1 cams
FC TB,UDP
Axman is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2004, 10:21 PM   #6
Seb656
Focus Fanatic
 
Seb656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Fan#: 2059
Location: Houston
What I Drive: SVT Focus

Posts: 2,058
FF Reputation: 1 Seb656 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
heres the thread http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=New+turbo+kit

This turbo is for 8-9 pounds of boost just enough to give you some real ummph and it will give you alot more then a JRSC ever would
__________________
I need more power Captain!!!!

"Nitrous is like a hot chick with STDs... You wanna hit it, but you‘re afraid of the consequences."

My SVT Focus is #677 of 3985
Seb656 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2004, 10:52 PM   #7
sexy2002svt
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 3468
Location: hoodbridge/sterling/norfolk
What I Drive: JDM Mugen Turtle

Posts: 3,168
FF Reputation: 4 sexy2002svt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
yeah, tom knows what he's doing he wouldn't build a turbo kit that would be bad for the car, and if i remember correctly that kit was designed to be more affordable than his other kits and not really made for upgrading
__________________
HOLLER
TEAM STERLING!!!
sexy2002svt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2004, 12:47 AM   #8
focaltech
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Fan#: 490
Location: NJ
What I Drive: 2001 Pitch Black ZX3

Posts: 4,779
FF Reputation: 1 focaltech Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (-1)
A turbo focus with 200-210 whp and wtq will run high 13's. Seen it before.

As for long term use, you do not have to build the internals at that power level but it cannot hurt. You won't blow your engine unless the tune is not done properly. Properly tuned the stock internals will last.
focaltech is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2004, 01:18 AM   #9
Seb656
Focus Fanatic
 
Seb656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Fan#: 2059
Location: Houston
What I Drive: SVT Focus

Posts: 2,058
FF Reputation: 1 Seb656 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
It is true that the cheaper Turbo is not upgradeable but a JRSC even if you got the extra crap you can get for it would never be more powerful then Tom's Turbo
__________________
I need more power Captain!!!!

"Nitrous is like a hot chick with STDs... You wanna hit it, but you‘re afraid of the consequences."

My SVT Focus is #677 of 3985
Seb656 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2004, 09:37 PM   #10
IHateRice
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 4120
Location: University of Texas
What I Drive: 2003 Black ZX3

Posts: 86
FF Reputation: 1 IHateRice Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I will look into the turbo set up more now that you guys are reccomending it. Would a turbo over a supercharger have any different effect on everyday driving? It will be for a crucial commute so I need the reliability.
IHateRice is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stuck in o'hare long term parking hahmeta General Technical Chat 13 07-27-2012 07:34 PM
Duratech long term durability. FocalPath DURATEC Performance (2003-2007) 10 12-12-2006 09:18 AM
Long Term Fuel Trim. ?? Help focituner ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) 16 11-14-2005 08:41 AM
what mods are needed before forced induction? cgstrong2002 General Forced Induction 12 11-23-2004 01:39 AM
Mods and Questions (long) ferraristyle SPI Performance (2000-2004) 7 05-18-2004 01:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : 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 Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. 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. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat