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Zetec/Duratec

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Ok guys a little help please. I was going to mod my 01 with the ford SVT suspension kit and a few things. Then I decided to sell and buy a SVT and save the wrenching. Then I saw on a test drive ( 93 octane only ). So now I am back to building a car. So I was thinking, if I am going to buy good gas why not get more bang for the buck. So my impending question is. Which is better to turbo, the Zetec or the Duratec. If I am going to do it might as well build the best.
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· C2H5OH
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High octane is not the issue. But is I am point to buy good gas might as well have more HP, Right?

I'm really confused here.

First you wanted suspension. Rather than instal the suspension you wanted a SVT.
Then the note of it taking higher Octane scared you away.
And now you're back to your same boring car, haven't done the suspension and want more power because if you have to use better gas you may as well make more power?

I'm just confused because the SVT has the suspension you wanted and has more power from the get-go.
 

· C2H5OH
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Then I saw the 93 only sticker and decided against trading because I drive this thing daily and did not want the extra expense of high octane gas.

I think we perfectly understood that. You don't seem to be understanding what we're saying ...
Any turbo'd car is going to require premium fuel, and on top of that you just spent $3,000+ on turboing it.
So this excuse you have about "added expense" just doesn't fly.

To be honest, if the extra $100/yr in premium fuel scares you, I don't see you plunging headlong into a turbo car with even higher cost of ownerships.
 
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