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ok blade or who ever if you were in the possession of (and wanted a small turbo setup for a sleeper scort lx) what direction would you go, money not an issue but not looking to go all out until i can do some good internal mods. and i know i cant do to much pressure stock but im looking for the setup right now. anyway i have a 91 lx 4dr hatch auto, then i have a manual trans and motor if needed and a 87 escort gt complete donor car, nice junkyards for anything else i need. i begging for some help here, im try´n to be ready for the summer.
 

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I personally would get a 2dr 93-96 EGT... down the road you´ll kick yourself for dumping a ton of money into a car that has serious limitations.

Like I always say, you can spray all the perfume you want on a piece of shit, but it´s still a piece of shit.

And I´m not saying that your LX is a piece of shit, but you get the idea.

If I were you I´d keep the mods simple- pacesetter cat back exhaust, new intake, weight loss. The LX just doesn´t have the potential to be worthy of a serious turbo/supercharging install imo.
 

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Okay man, let me see if I understood this one right. ..... YOu want to put together a sleeper, by using forced induction. You have an LX auto?

well, start with getting a manifold turbo (maybe downpipe, but you can do it later) First thing to install in the car is an ignition system. If for some reason you never go turbo, the ignition system is something that will help and N/A car too so you´re not loosing anything in terms of an investment.

Next --- fuel system. Get a new pump, start looking for a fuel pressure riser (like 6:1 calibration). Look for injectors, fuel computers stuff like that. Do the math figure out how much boost you´re going to run and what type of fuel flow you need to get a safe air/fuel mixture.

Then look for an intercooler, BOV, and figure out how your going to plumb everything. Then start doing it, but realize you´ll need little parts here and there for everything.

Dont forget the easy stuff like a boost gauge and stuff....you can install a boost gauge before the turbo and it will just show vacuum, but it will be ready to go when the turbo is spoolin´
 

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aight i found what i had seen.....its the 2.0 spi block with the 1.9 sec gen head and an aftermarket or 1.9 ho gt cam and throttle body and exhaust manifold.... it was in a forum but they never finished it. im wondering if any tried it, that would be a nice strong motor without forc3ed induction. get some intyernals and head work then turbo, but i dont no if it never worked out or it should work. i have all the parts handy. if that setup can be alter to work please bring suggesstions
 

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Thought I´d throw a little more confusion into the mix:

I thought I read that the 2nd gen 1.9L head has shrouded valves. Doesn´t that mean that the ports are partly filled with obstructions? That (and the cam) is why it generates such good low end torque but starts wheezing about 3800rpm (midrange for most).
 

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i don´t notice any wheezing or power loss after ~3800 in my LX. she pulls strong through gears 1,2,3 all the way to redline (haven´t been able to redline 4,5 yet :-] ) though it may be due to my minor mods taking away the sluggishness (intake/exhaust)
 

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so the 2.0 3rd gen block with the 2nd gen 1.9 head and the 1st gen cam, throttle body and exhaust manifold it was on a post i saw they were getting into it and then the post didnt continue and i was wondering if that setup will work or if not how can i make it work , because it was supposed to have low compression making it a great n/a motor to turbo and what not please clear me up
 

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my mother drives a 95LX wagon and that thing dogs like hell above 3900rpm. The power band is so incredibly narrow on the LX compared to my 91 GT.

Although the LX is completely stock and my GT has some intake/exhaust mods.
 

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30-03-2003 at 16:01, siragan wrote:
my mother drives a 95LX wagon and that thing dogs like hell above 3900rpm. The power band is so incredibly narrow on the LX compared to my 91 GT.

Although the LX is completely stock and my GT has some intake/exhaust mods.
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That´s because the GT is meant to be revved, the LX isn´t.
 
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