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depends how much money you want to spend.

It can be done thats for sure. I haven't been able to see with my own eyes yet but the SPI head looks like it should be almost a direct bolt on. That should get you close to 110. then you can build the lower end turbo etc etc. So again its down to... how much you got? :)
 

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im planning on a experamental turbo idea i had a year ago i was gonna put it on my saturn but thats RIP, and many ppl have told me the idea is dumb, but i belive it could work, so the turbo is covered, and if that doesnt work i have nos waiting, :p i mean other ideas besides those
 

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I dont' have the 1.9 engine but I hear you can use the 1.9 HO header from the first-gen GT. Also, try the turbo from the 1.6 EXP. That'll put you closer to 2nd gen GT territory.
 

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Just to keep things real here, the most expensive part of a turbocharging project isn't the turbo. It's all the little things. Fuel pump, lines, FPR, injectors, ignition system upgrades, intercooler, piping, oil lines and fittings, etc.

You're going to need to do some serious work on the 1.9L block to make it a powerhouse. However, matt kelley (kxt) turbo'd his 1.9L and it came out nicely. If you just want more usable power, it isn't all that bad of an idea.
 

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so what you're lookin at what you might be wantin to get, is the head from a SPI, the 1.9L HO header, the turbo from the 1.6L, and then all the little stuff. that'll give ya some UUMPH compared to what you're gettin now. but seriously, if you can, you're gonna wanna do an auto to manual conversion. that'll be your best improvement. because with an auto tranny, all the extra power isn't going to make much of a difference. but you can get little stuff like an underdrive pulley (i think they have them for the 1.9L), but that's like $400.... so it really ALL depends on how much you got
 

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as a said mom outlawed swaps, im stuck with the automatic, and im in the process of getting an underdrive pulley for 99 bucks, and "88hp automatic will never be cool" that is not true, if u beleive in your heart and your car anything is possible, we are all escort ppl here so dont say mean things abouth others ppl's cars
 

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:( i told mom about switching cylinder heads and thats out too, my only bet is now to take the whole engine apart and rebuild it, and to make it look like a swap, (bore it to 2.0, and put the 2.0 cover on) u guys are lucky u can do anything :(
 

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hey don't feel bad, I think that the auto can be cool. Shoot, I know several guys who are getting started in NHRA Drag racing, and all of the cool kids in professional drag use autos... But then again they have to because the gears wind out so fast. But if you can build up the 1.9 I'm sure that it won't be that bad with an auto, just look around for a good shift kit, And that is not a swap, it is an add-on to the already installed tranny!

And secondly, why doesn't your mom want anything swapped? is it like a family car still? or do you have some insanely great warranty that you would void by swapping out?
 

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mom has a new car, shes old, the only one on my side is dad he lets me race on the street as long as nothing bad happens, he says its my car i can do what i want to it, but mom has final say, and hell i have won 10 races so far, when i get in front i will do what ever it takes to win, oh and btw im getting mu muffler put on 2mm
 

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mom has a new car, shes old, the only one on my side is dad he lets me race on the street as long as nothing bad happens, he says its my car i can do what i want to it, but mom has final say, and hell i have won 10 races so far, when i get in front i will do what ever it takes to win, oh and btw im getting mu muffler put on 2mm
Please don't race on the street. They build tracks for reason.... :roll:

Matt 8)
 

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You need to use your car as a daily driver to go to work and make money, and get a used car that you can tool around with with the money you make. That way everyone wins, and even if your car is out of service for a period of time, you still have your mommy monitored grocery getter to fall back on. :p Have fun :p
 

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Just wanted to know something, About 3 mechanics told me to never put a underdrive pulley, it's like fucking all the timing and blabla? Is this true?
 

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Do like what I did! Try to race with a Civic Sir 2002 that is already racing with an acura integra :p Shift at about 7000-7500rpm, for about 10-15 min, stop the car, and start it, and if your lucky like me, the crank will have broke in two!
After that, swap in the escort GT 1.8 engine in it (need engine, tranny and axles, and some other little stuff)
And for about 1000-1500$, you'll get something very nice ;)
 
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