Hey guys, i guess this is the right place to post this. but I'm getting a ford focus lx in a couple of days (I was trying to get a zetec model but I don't have much of a choice in the matter) and I want to turbo it once I get it. I've read all the arguments against it already but it is something I want to do anyways. I found someone who did it to their escort's spi engine and I was wondering if the idea could be transferred.
Here's the escort I am referring to.
got all the parts and will tackle it over the summer. quite excited
02-12-2013 10:17 AM
Originally Posted by ZXthrizzle05
never ever ever buy an spi you rbetter off with a 240 dollar Honda from craigslist
Dont understand why everyone bashes the SPI, spend $500 max to swap the head out BEFORE anything happens and you will get well over 250k worry free miles out of the SPI, besides the head issue they are great motors.
02-12-2013 11:37 AM
The reason I'm doing it is because my buddy swapped out his entire eclipse second gen turbo kit for a stage 2 one and offered to give me the stock one. So all my kit will cost me is the amount to have a couple of parts fabricated along with the cost of a fmu. But I went and looked at the car yesterday and me and mom decided to wait on it. So I'm either getting an spi, or I can talk her into a zx3. We'll see what happens