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Hello All,
I'm a newb to this forum but not a newb. =) Anyhow...First I wanted to say hello and thanks! This site has loads of great info!
2nd....
I've been blessed with this car thanks to my X wife. I decided on toying with it a bit. I like the Cosworth stuff. But I'm also a boost junky!
I'm trying to keep my budget around 2500-3500 so price really isnt an issue.
My question for ya'll is....
which would you get? Cos 1 and 2...or the turbo kit made by (I forgot) that I saw on this site. 8psi stage 1 and 11psi stage 2 w/ FMIC.
and WHY? And if anybody has either of these I'd love to hear how you like what you have!
Thanks!
Joe
aka Tenormdnes 2005 ZX3 2.0L .....bone friggin stock
 

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Since you've got the 2.0 go boost. If you had the 2.3 I'd say Cossie without flinching, but with the 2.0 boost is your friend.
 

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why is it better to go NA than turbo on the 2.3
Because IIRC, the internals are somewhat weak on the 2.3. I've heard they can't handle much over like 8-10psi. Me perosonally, I'd go N/A with Cosworth, I prefer N/A power but without building the SVT engine, I couldn't get the power goal I wanted (200+whp).
 

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It's hard to say that one is better than the other, they're both very cool.

IMHO, All-Motor power is way cooler than FI power in this case.

For a daily driven Focus, 200HP will be MORE than enough to have a lot of fun and making it all-motor with Cosworth parts is awesome. PLUS I think that a 2.3 with all the Cossie goodies would sound AWESOME.
 

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im partial to NA cuz i dont want to deal with a turbo, as nice as they are and i do want one, but i wanna keep it NA, plus i autoX so basic bolt ons keep me in STS rather then the high classes w the scoobies n such
 

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Turbo, all the way! Focus Sport has a kit for about $3,200. Plus you can turn the boost way down for better fuel mileage when you aren't racing.
 
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