Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Engine Upgrades' started by bobthing, Jul 14, 2014.
Interesting. Tell us more, Rod.
Well working with a fab guy that want to keep it on the down low for now as we are working out the details and then hoping to present a upgrade path with all needed parts and hopfully a tuning solution to get you rolling.. At this point still waiting for him to clear a space in the shop to start the build..
Thanks To Chalon at PCA who hooked me up with a great deal on the Turbo..
And here I thought you were just a pretty face! Sounds great, Rod! Let us know more when you can.
i wish i had the brains and know how to do a turbo build
it would be an awesome side project to play around with over the year
but definitely interested in the outcome and possible package deal once its done
I am just a parts changer at heart I need some great guys with awesome Fab and Tuning skills to make this happen
it will just may take a lil while ..
Yeah, I think for me and most people the smallest available aftermarket EFR turbo should be perfect for our cars (easily push us to the stock fuel system limit which is probably a safe stopping point for a daily street car as well as being small enough to not lose too much of the response we have come to know and love.) So I look forward to what you come up with RodMoe.
and we got great guy rodmoe to make this happen and then follow suit
really interested in how this turns out, and hopefully by the time it happens i'll have the necessary funds to do it as well. so take your time!
Well, my entire budget for mods comes from under the seat cushions of the couch, so I dunno how much of this sort of thing I'll ever get a chance at, but I've learned to live vicariously. And if I ever win that Powerball thing. . . .
i know this turbo is of particular interest to folks here. I googled that turbo and came up with some hits, specifically used on subaru WRXs and STIs. I have a 2003 WRX with upgraded turbo so i know something about these cars and aftermarket.
Anyway, it looks like a nice turbo, but one thing caught my eye on some of the dyno graphs for this car on 2.5L and 2.0L engines. Power doesnt come on until around 4000+ rpm. Of course it goes up all the way to redline. The question i have is how will this turbo fare on a 1.6L engine? Where will the power come in?
I am hoping the power comes on around 3500 rpm for me that would be great and have it carry past 6000 rpm as the stock unit falls off quickly once past 5000 rpm.. TIme and tuning will tell there as always trade off indeed ..
The thing is though, exhaust gas quantity doesn't spool up turbos. Exhaust gas HEAT does. on the WRX and STIs the turbo is just not going to be very close to the motor and so there is going to be some heat lost. With our cars the turbo is right up against the motor with very little heat lost so I am hopeful that spool time is better despite less displacement.
I'm posting this link here too so that @RodMoe gets a notification about it. I am sure we could utilize this to get better spool time as well with the larger turbo.
Will have to look into this Thanks
PTP is actually working on stuff for the FiST and FoST. I am in the process of getting set up with them as a vendor for my work. Nice guys too.
I contacted them and they are working on a new set of Blankets to fit the EFR turbos
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