orp...off road pipe a staright through pipe replaced the cat...illegal! high flow cat is the way to go in my opinon i have one sounds great and almost the same performance...best company Random Technoglies a bit pricey but quality piece.
Udp- underdrive pullies then free up extra hp supposedly removes some rotating mass and whatnot...im not a fan not worth the 3hp or soo...
a cold air intake places the filter down low to pick up cold air a sri is a short ram intake the filter is in the near factory position...both good i have cold air and love it!!
i dont have a borla but have heard many and they sound great! intake, high flow, and borla sounds amazing!!!
borla with the orp sounds awsome I am loving the sound, need to get on the dyno next time my area has one, I have the udp and installed it the same time as the borla so I noticed some performance but don't know if it was from one or the other or both, but the udp did make the factor cat and header shields rattle like crazy so that inspired the orp, and then I ported my tb don't know how most feel about that but I love it the throttle response is great. don't know my hp an tq numbers but the car is alot more fun to drive
Well I am also not a fan of UDP- not really looking into poor charging as I do alot of low-speed and short errands all the time...
The SRI is something I'll probably make myself unless i find one cheap. The ORP also looks pretty easy as I can tig one up in probably an hour or so.
I have heard about this whole ZX3 headgasket thing and that seems very cool and not that difficult to do. I need to dig the thread up "anyone upped the compression???" where I think someone said it might bump the compression up too much- like a point and a half or something... I'd be happy with a half point or so as I'm sure that would make a noticeable difference in power. Hotter cams might not be a bad idea either since my lash caps are starting to make some tapping noises anyway.
I have to do the clutch soon and I already have my Fidanza do that should help make everything a little smoother too.
160 seems low for your mods...and from what i hear around the streets, udp, 65mm tb and the livewires and coil are useless on the svt, the only thing any of those do for you is better throttle response, but no real hp...hypnotic has power packages that add up to around 18+ gain at the wheels..throw on a ported head and 170 should be gotten easily, good luck with what ever you find [thumb]
...im still wonderin if fs is ever gonna come out with their cams and head package for the svt...
Hmm that's a little depressing... Spending probably around 1500 dollars for 20whp? If that's the case I'm going to save for a powerworks! haha
I looked at Hypnotic's power pack. The 18WHP kit is a grand! I guess with those mods and my aluminum flywheel installed the car could be a fair amount quicker though... Has anyone gotten this kit before to verify that it will actally give 18WHP? This smells like a gimick although hypnotic is supposedly a good place to get parts...
The tune and High Flow Cat amount for much of that "18whp." It seems very possible to me, but I have to agree with you in the depressing part. My wish is to make mine an N/A monster, but I think that will take many many many bejamins......not to mention, it will probably be un-streetable.
it does suck, for how much of a beast the svt already is on top, i sure wish you guys had some more aftermarket na options, and only few fi options..the most i have seen on an svt is only 169whp, its a member here, but forgot his sn
I just got my SVTF so go easy on me... but how much whp does this puppy have? Plus, whats THE best route to getting more horsepower out of this little car? I was thinking Cat back, Borla exhaust, and the diablo ECU? How much you think that would put down?
And also all you guys, thanks for helping the newby's so much with upgrading our newly perchased SVT Focus. like me.
read my sig, if ported the head was worth the 1100 bucks i would have done it both tom and bsir said that it helps but is by no means worth it. tom got me to 161 whp but back it down from there i think it was (161). and very depressing all that money and only a little power
What about cams? I bought the focus performance book with all of those dynos and the buildup with a short runner intake, long tube header, crane stage 4 cams with a ported head and a few other goodies netted something like 190WHP I think. I'm going to have to look at it again though because I haven't read it in a long time. This thing ran into the 12s though....