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Yeah it would be cool. If only one of us could afford to buy one for a miata then tweek with it. I think the Miata BP8´s TB faces passenger side, unlike ours that faces the driver side. But I´m sure it could be made to work.

But one reason to go turbo...that schweet blow-off sound!
 

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Yeah it would be cool. If only one of us could afford to buy one for a miata then tweek with it. I think the Miata BP8´s TB faces passenger side, unlike ours that faces the driver side. But I´m sure it could be made to work.

But one reason to go turbo...that schweet blow-off sound!
 

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Just playing devil´s advocate, but I wonder if it is possible to use a Miata kit...I mean, you would need the TB, intake manifold, and *maybe* a different rediator. I wonder if the heads are the same...y´know, for bolting up the manifold. Routing the piping to the EGT´s stock manifold would be an absolute nightmare.
 

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what he´s trying to say is it can be done but it would be a REAL bitch. Compared to the cost of going turbo I don´t think it would be worth it.
 

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Either way you end up with a scort that blows by most stuff on the road (unless your in "Snotsdale" AZ). And the nice part with a turbo you can change your boost at the push of a button unlike a Super where you have to change a pulley and a belt.
 

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If you are looking for turbo power and want it cheap, find a turbo from an old dodge 2.2L turbo. It is virtually a direct bolt on. the exhaust isn´t too terrible. For less lag find the newest one you can. they are a little smaller and they spool up quicker. Just an idea since they go for about 200 bucks at the boneyards where I grew up.
 

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thats alright that we dont have the superchargers....i think the only reason that the honda´s have them is so they can keep up with us...it has to be.
 

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My neighbor has a supercharged FoKuZ. It whipped me bad the other day. Almost an embarrasement, but my friend in the car knew he was supercharged so it wasn´t too bad.
 

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I wasn´t talking like a roots style (jackson Racing) I ment a vortec or paxton there you don´t have to get a different intake manifold but it would have to be mounted on the oppisite side of the motor as the belts so it would need the shaft and bearings llike the Hondas the only cars that I have seen that are fast with superchargers are the ones w/ the vortec the Jackson racing just doesn´t produce the power
 

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In addition to the 95 EGT, I also have a 98 Grand Prix GTP - that´s with the supercharger package. Having driven both methods of forced induction, I´d have to say that supercharging does give you better bottom end. For a heavy car like a GP, that charger kicks in and just builds power seamlessly up to redline (which for that car is around 5500 I think)... The turbo MX-6 I had wouldn´t do a whole lot until after 3K, then came on all at once. It´s a matter of what you´re looking for: if you want torque and low maintenance, a supercharger is easy. Turbo´s get you better top end (depends on turbo of course), plus you get the fun of toying with the PSI etc.
 

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good to see you back in the world... to anyone that doesn´t know Zeemax handed the "Escort GT Performance" website off to which eventually became escortgt.com and then finally merged with FEOA to become what we are today. He actually built it from what used to be Phatt.com/egt wasn´t it?
 

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I am here to tell you that you really need to use EFI and a centrifugal charger if you want to keep it underhood. Look at the pics of my blower 1.9 in my profile. To get a decent manifold under it (mine is a tunnel-ram equal length) and the set the charger, nitrous plate, carburetor, and air cleaner, the thing sticks out a dang mile and a half. The other issue in charging a 1st gen. escort, is there is like no room from the front pulley to the passenger side frame rail for a blower pulley. Maybe you could run the whole thing on a serpentine belt, but then whatever you use for the blower has to be the correct length on the drive snout. Mine is going to have to be re-machined, so I can line up with my belt. There is also the issue of fire-wall clearance in a FWD car.
 

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EGTdude, it´s good to be back. Also for those who don´t know, I had traded the blue EGT in for a 98 Mercury Mystique. Earlier there was the mention of a supercharged Focus. I found the Zetec engine UNWilling to rev. Unless the engine characteristics were changed, I´d think that forced induction on the Zetec would result in torque, but a disappointment for those wanting higher and quicker revs. The flywheel feels like it must weigh a thousand pounds.... Plus there´s the throttle hang during the 1-2 and 2-3 upshift. I once braked for a stop sign and the engine increased revs in drive, so as I´m tryng to brake, the engine is surging forward trying to kill its owner. Wonder how Zetec deals with forced air.
 

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The Ford computer is as precise a tool as a blunt screwdriver. Basically, if you´ve hit the gas, computer meters the air necessary for combustion. Now, if you have to stop, to keep emissions low, the computer keeps the engine revved until it has burned off the extra fuel - the result being a surge, or the feeling that the accelerator pedal has become stuck. Imports seem to have solved this problem, but Ford continues to affect driveability in their attempt to cut emissions. Yes, the tailpipe might smell great but why drive a car that acts like it wants to kill you at stop lights? Mine was so unnerving that I let the local dealer have the car to ´adjust´ this surge (along with many many other problems). Got it back the same way - no fix. Which, unfortunately, seems fairly typical of Ford dealers.
 

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It would be very profitable to make a supercharger for the Escort. You would be the only one making one for a maket that has been begging for one since the 80´s all the way to the 2002 ZX2. IF you could make a super that could fit both the regular Escort and the ZX2 you would really have something there. God bless
 
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