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Post by Bellicose87 on 2010-11-17, 11:08 pm

this is to help keep track of progress and for my finding's along the way.

Mods:
Top speed kit w/GTX3071R TiAL Vband housing .63 A/R
3" turbo back aluminum exhaust with two mufflers
Cosworth intake manifold
Steeda STS
H&R Coil-overs with H&R 350lbs race springs in the back with 21mm steeda bar
Dom's front control arms
CFM race bushing mount
Torsen LSD
Work EMotion CR-Kai 17x7






**** Getting greedy ****
Future Plans:
Built engine w/ head work
Cosworth intake manifold (have)

Results:
Stage 2 (GT2560R) vs my N/A setup which consisted of header, cai, stock secondary cat-back exhaust 2.25"


2871R with 2.5" race exhaust, boost tapered off to about 9/10 psi which cost me some power





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Post by J_Train on 2010-11-18, 8:16 am

nice focus...... i've seen better lol j/k i like the white focus' wish the parts manager would sell me his
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-11-18, 9:10 am

I'm definitely digging the white. And awesome mod list!

Wasn't your car up for sale?

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2010-11-18, 9:23 am

I have seen better also lol. There have been some awesome builds over the past few years and I'm drooling over what people have been doing recently.

It was up for sale due to some serious family financial issues. Fortunately, the issue has been (kinda) resolved. I'll admit it was depressing posting that ad but I rather let go of the car before dipping into savings.
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Post by BigRed03 on 2010-11-18, 9:34 am

i'd rock the 3076 with the better flowing duratec engine. can get them ported for 35r cfm and 30r spool Evil Grin

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2010-11-18, 12:33 pm

I don't want to go too crazy with the power. I want a nice usable powerband for when I take the car out to track days (road courses). I will definitely go with a GT3076R or a GTX3076 if I get a built 2.3 just to leave that room for growth. If I stick with my 2.0 and get that built then I would go for the 2871R.
My power goals on 93 octane are:

340-400whp
250-310wtq

I add 100 octane when I go to the track to play it safe.
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Post by BigRed03 on 2010-11-18, 2:24 pm

340-400 is close-ish to the limits of the 2871. youre tq will be higher than those goals, fyi, unless u get a very short runner intake mani

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Post by Blackcatn2o on 2010-11-19, 10:59 am

where did you get the front lip?
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Post by Bellicose87 on 2010-11-19, 11:30 am

Saw an ad on FJ, PMed the seller immediately Laughing

I will only part with it, if I have to. If I ever need to modify the bumper for cooling or aero, then I would take it off and sell it.

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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-11-19, 12:35 pm

The FocusSport lip is by far the best lip ever made for any year focus IMO

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Post by trailbikerider on 2010-11-19, 1:43 pm

Mmmm sexy.

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Post by Blackcatn2o on 2010-11-19, 4:31 pm

still can't figure out why FS made such a small intercooler.
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Post by Bellicose87 on 2010-11-19, 5:31 pm

It is big enough to work with all of their turbo options maxed out, so it's a perfect fit. On their 396 whp SEMA car they used the standard stage 2 intercooler with no issue
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Post by J_Train on 2010-11-19, 9:40 pm

things work when ppl who know what they are doing build kits and test em
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Post by Bellicose87 on 2010-11-20, 11:10 pm

J_Train wrote:things work when ppl who know what they are doing build kits and test em

and I'm so glad they do Laughing

Since I'm not the brightest rock in the pile... I've been studying forced induction more in depth the last couple of weeks. I'm actually glad I'm starting to apply the algebra I've learned back in school. I've been using the garrett turbo tech center to build a basic understanding of how to get what I want from my build.
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Post by Bellicose87 on 2010-12-11, 12:36 pm

Look what followed me home



will have more odd bits wondering into my possession by the end of next week.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-12-11, 1:23 pm

Awesome!!!

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2010-12-20, 1:49 pm

Damn hitch hikers


Rear disc goodness




Dropped the manifold off to be notched so it will clear my damn power steering and patiently waiting on the turbo which should be in by noon tomorrow
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Post by SVT3658 on 2010-12-20, 3:28 pm

Awesome!

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-01-30, 8:17 pm



GT2871R (T25) with .86 hot side installed and tuned! So far I simply love it.

It does not seem laggy at all to me with a 2.0L Duratec. The car just keeps on pulling until red line, and I was surprised at how fast it got to redline in the first place. I thought I blew off a coupler somewhere but it was just me hitting the rev limiter too fast Laughing

I'd imagine with a .64 hot side on the T25 manifold this turbo will spool stupid quick and make really good top end power on the 2.0L. If any of y'all reading this decide to go the FI route; I highly recommend the upgrade to the 2871R when you first purchase a kit or what ever you put together.

Next time I put the car on the dyno, it will be for a more aggressive tune for track days in which I will run 100 octane to play it safe-ish on the stock block.







Got these parts from Jim's race car [FJ]. Jim has giving these control arms plenty of abuse so I feel they are solid, roads around here are pretty flat and in good condition unless you travel to the wrong side of town.

Steering weight feels a lot lighter; suspension feels tight and precise, looking forward to my next track day. I also lowered the front coils 1/4". My tax return was accepted today so I will put some of it towards Dominic's suspension bits... well quite a few lol. I will opt to have them painted red to go along with my H&R springs.

Install was very simple and straight forward. Either tomorrow or next week I will knock out the rear disc swap. The co-owner of the garage is willing to show me how to weld my waste gate flange to my manifold. Hopefully all goes well also Laughing

Any one know where I can find a Dyno Jet in Jacksonville?
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-01-30, 10:06 pm

Nice work man.
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Post by slocussvt on 2011-01-30, 10:09 pm

ZX3_FTW wrote:

Where did the lip go?

And nice work so far!
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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-01-30, 10:34 pm

Thanks guys, the lip will be back in time for FR and FF I still have it Smile

Talked to the guy that owns the garage some more and he will have a pipe bender I can use within the next month so I will hold off on welding a flange for my external waste gate. That way I can bend my dump pipe if I need to reroute it.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-01-30, 11:17 pm

I wold agree that it is not laggy Evil Grin

Awesome progress Jonas!!

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-02-11, 12:30 pm

Thanks Josh, still needs MOAR 5 guys

first post updated with charts and new info
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-02-11, 1:05 pm

I just had 5 guys in and around my mouth about 20 min ago!

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-03-05, 6:14 pm

SVT3658 wrote:I just had 5 guys in and around my mouth about 20 min ago!

Just had it 5 minutes ago Very Happy, damn near killed these two bikers when I cut across traffic when I spotted a 5 guys on the way back from picking up a lip and rally spoiler.

Forgot to update this thread:

GTX3071R TiAL Vband .63 A/R housing
Top Speed Tubular top mount manifold and charge piping
83 lb injectors
3" Downpipe
Ceramic Coating
Tial Q Bov
Ranger crank
Will get a 3" exhaust eventually to compliment my downpipe.

Then dropping in a built 2.3 with 9:1 CP Pistons; rods will most likely be carillos super A-Beams. I will experiment with N/A cams and have work done to my head. I want it to flow up to 300 CFM.

Max power goal is 500whp for ****s and giggles.

As the car sits now.


Turbo


I'm confident that this setup will out spool my 2871R FSW kit by a couple of hundred RPM's. Will get a fancy boost controller to help keep the power manageable through out the RPM band.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-03-06, 9:17 pm

PB&J

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-03-06, 10:14 pm

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-03-20, 6:25 pm

Found me some seats during my vacation

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Post by Plasticracer on 2011-03-20, 8:53 pm

Awesome build you've got going man. Everytime i see stuff like this, i wish i still had my turbo kit Sad
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-03-20, 9:00 pm

I need a towel!

They look fantastic Jonas!!!!

Now you have nothing to be jealous of on my car Laughing

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-03-20, 10:06 pm

SVT3658 wrote:I need a towel!

They look fantastic Jonas!!!!

Now you have nothing to be jealous of on my car Laughing

Yes I do, I have an air bag light Laughing I need to figure how to turn it off. Might just black it out

Thanks guys
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-03-20, 10:59 pm

1. Remove cluster.
2. Pull bulb from airbag light slot
3. ?????
4. Profit

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Post by trailbikerider on 2011-03-20, 11:04 pm

SVT3658 wrote:1. Remove cluster.
2. Pull bulb from airbag light slot
3. ?????
4. Profit

Step 3 is going to 5 guys Laughing

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Post by slocussvt on 2011-03-20, 11:28 pm

Did your original seats have air bags? If so, are the connectors on the Recaros the same as your original seats?

I'd disconnect your battery, disconnect the seats, let it sit for 5-10min, reconnect the seats and then reconnect the battery. If that doesn't work, you'll have to take it somewhere that can read air bag lights and have it cleared.
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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-03-21, 6:08 am

slocussvt wrote:Did your original seats have air bags? If so, are the connectors on the Recaros the same as your original seats?

I'd disconnect your battery, disconnect the seats, let it sit for 5-10min, reconnect the seats and then reconnect the battery. If that doesn't work, you'll have to take it somewhere that can read air bag lights and have it cleared.

No they did not have air bags. I swapped the harness from my seat onto the Recaro's since the connectors where different. I'll give that a shot during lunch, thanks.

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Post by Cobrawannabe on 2011-03-21, 9:34 am

I <3 this build.
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Post by slocussvt on 2011-03-21, 11:51 pm

Bellicose87 wrote:
slocussvt wrote:Did your original seats have air bags? If so, are the connectors on the Recaros the same as your original seats?

I'd disconnect your battery, disconnect the seats, let it sit for 5-10min, reconnect the seats and then reconnect the battery. If that doesn't work, you'll have to take it somewhere that can read air bag lights and have it cleared.

No they did not have air bags. I swapped the harness from my seat onto the Recaro's since the connectors where different. I'll give that a shot during lunch, thanks.

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-03-23, 8:15 pm

didn't work unfortunately, I will just do Josh's "profit" steps Laughing

The car won't be civil for much longer any way
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-03-23, 8:33 pm

Sweet, let me know when you're going to do it, I want some 5 guys as part of step 3 Very Happy

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-03-26, 2:08 pm

I like how the car looks with a flat black lip a lot more then my white lip. I hope I don't tear it off during the auto cross tomorrow.




Picking up built 2.3 block on easter weekend with 9:1 CP pistons, going buy a set of Carrillo super A-Beam rods PB&J

Driving to VA to pick it up, Laughing
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-03-26, 6:48 pm

Hold on ... so you post pictures of the car, but NOT the seats?!?!

I should remove your ability to post Tongue

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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-04-17, 8:15 pm

no more air bag light, I cut this lil fellow from my 07 passenger seat and plugged it into the box. I melted the tube with a lighter so the gel won't ooze out.

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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-04-17, 9:06 pm

Awesome, what made you do that? A how-to somewhere?

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-04-17, 10:09 pm

What code did you have on the airbag light before you did that? I've had a code ever since my engine swap and want to get rid of it.
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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-04-18, 7:56 am

^^^
oddly enough it was not throwing a code out when I tried to read it with my X3 device. The airbag light would come on after start up Dunno

SVT3658 wrote:Awesome, what made you do that? A how-to somewhere?

I'll write one up or find one of the old threads on FJ when people were asking about it and add my input. I thought of it while I was folding my laundry Laughing
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-04-18, 1:02 pm

Bellicose87 wrote:^^^
oddly enough it was not throwing a code out when I tried to read it with my X3 device. The airbag light would come on after start up Dunno

SVT3658 wrote:Awesome, what made you do that? A how-to somewhere?

I'll write one up or find one of the old threads on FJ when people were asking about it and add my input. I thought of it while I was folding my laundry Laughing

The airbag doesn't throw a code through the OBD II system. It flashes when you turn on the car and you count the flashes for the code.
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Post by Bellicose87 on 2011-04-20, 6:00 am

o okay, it just flashed once and then stayed on. What would that mean?

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Any one happen to have a set of 205/50/16 tires laying around?
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-04-20, 8:03 pm

I'm looking for a set of those too bud. That or 205/40/17s. If I find any I'll let ya know Thumb Up

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