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I have an opportunity to buy the following:
jrsc complete kit (fresh rebuild from jackson racing, less than 15k miles)
big boost kit (includes injectors,svt airbox, 2.5in pulley,etc)
Water methanol injection kit
20 psi boost gauge
toms custom sct tune 185 whp and 155 ft lb tq. (150 ft lb torque at 1500 rpm!!)
k&n filter
67mm tb

I can get this for $1500.00. I have checked into turbo kit and it si very expensive. Do you guys think this is a good deal and what type of performance can I expect? or should I hold out and turbo my zx3, zetec with mtx75 manual trans?

You opinions and suggestions are appreciated.
 

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buy this now, then sell it on here when you get enough for ur turbo kit!! they sell pretty well on here!!
 

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i am piecing together a turbo kit that will be around right below 1500 without my J&S knock guard which will come later. talon tsi turbo & BOV...piping from here, manifold on ebay, injectors on here, tuning tom probably
 

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a jrsc will not even come close to a turbo no matter what. its definitely worth the extra money to just get the turbo kit.
 

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for the money, the JRSC is a great bang for the buck.

however, boost is addictive, you will want more...and spinning the JRSC any more than the BBK just moves hot air....


save up.....get a PWSC if you want to go supercharger route.
 

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for the money, the JRSC is a great bang for the buck.

however, boost is addictive, you will want more...and spinning the JRSC any more than the BBK just moves hot air....


save up.....get a PWSC if you want to go supercharger route.
ehh.....

pound for pound at the same boost level a turbo will make far more power than the JRSC ever thought it could make.
 

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not just the pound per power advantage the torque and power band make the jrsc look and feel stupid
 

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A JRSC is a nice kick, but if you want good power, save for a turbo. I love my JRSC don't get me wrong, it's quick and reliable but it's nothing crazy. $1500 is a good price for that though, may be worth it.
 

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A JRSC is a nice kick, but if you want good power, save for a turbo. I love my JRSC don't get me wrong, it's quick and reliable but it's nothing crazy. $1500 is a good price for that though, may be worth it.
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Some people are happy with a little more. Some people need 423 HP.
The price is nice, it's a super easy bolt on and is great fun. I have a BBK JRSC that put down 180ish at the wheels.
It's a blast to drive.
Do I hunt down Cobras? No!! But I can climb the heck out of the hills here where we live.
 

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Really what it comes down to is what you want out of the car. The JRSC will make your car fast, and really fun to drive, but it wont be the fastest car out there, but if your like me thats alright. The JRSC will be a very, very nice improvement over stock.

If you want a 400hp beast, then you have to go turbo. You will make more power with a turbo and have the option to intercool. However if you dont want 400hp it will be more expensive to go turbo over the deal you have currently i think, plus you will have to do a lot more work by pieceing the parts together.
 

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it doesnt matter if you want 180whp or 500whp the turbo is still the best. the amount of torque and power band a turbo will have compared to the sc's peak power will make it look stupid. i know not every one can afford a turbo and im not saying that should be the only thing you do, im just letting peeps know what the difference in 180 peak hp and and a power band that goes from 3500 - 7k
 

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ehh.....

pound for pound at the same boost level a turbo will make far more power than the JRSC ever thought it could make.
i said bang for the buck...JRSC's are relatively cheap compared to a good turbo kit.


i never said "same boost = same power"


if fun cheap reliable setup is what you want, the the JRSC is right for you.

if you want to truely have a quick focus, then go turbo....
 

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i have the JRSC w BBK on my focus and funny thing is it is automatic and was bone stock when i raced my buddy in a srt 4 stock and i kept with him the whole way
 

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JRSC/BBK is a nice pickup if you want something that is dead reliable, minimal maintenance, and cheap. Also, going from stock to any form of boost will make a huge difference and bring a smile to your face. I have been running my setup for 2 years now and no issues (and I bought mine used as well).
 

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i have the JRSC w BBK on my focus and funny thing is it is automatic and was bone stock when i raced my buddy in a srt 4 stock and i kept with him the whole way
Then his SRT4 was one sick puppy

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if fun cheap reliable setup is what you want, the the JRSC is right for you.

if you want to truely have a quick focus, then go turbo....
This couldnt be further from the truith , People make turbos out to be brute HP and that isnt the case , you take the turbo and make the same boost that the jrsc (I feel is the worst SC out there) and you will have a fun reliable DD that will do more then add good HP numbers but also add very good TQ something the jrsc cannot do and its TQ you feel and its TQ that makes the car fell fast , so you only want 8psi no problem then set it on 8 tune it and go have fun , MUSH more fun then a SC any of them for that matter

But dont go SC because of what you read about reliability , Daily Driver , makes less power but is safer is all BS

I have removed 4 SC for Turbos in the last 4 weeks and 2 of them were in the 320+ range with the SC , that sais something in itself

Turbos have a smooth TQ/HP curve , as easy as any SC to drive , more adjustability for when you want more and you will want more as reliable as any SC with a proper tune , no more upkeep then a SC and peple say they cost more and for some they do it very costly to buy a SC then go turbo anyway , drive both then make your decision because most here have only drove there SC and dont have a clue what a good well built turbo with 12psi does


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Wow the turbo snobbery is getting quite bad around here lately, yes they make more power, yes they are as reliable..we all know. $1500 is an awesome price and will get 200-215whp/170ish wtq. That may be all you'll need to be happy, I say go for it. Or if you think you'll be craving more, save for a turbo, it's as simple as that.
 
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