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Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:36 pm 
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Is it possible to get 250kw from an ED Fairmont 4L engine without a turbo? if so, how would one go about it? :)

(i know this is a vague and random question but im very curious and should be starting engine mods in the next month~)
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Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:46 pm 
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short answer NO.

and its not a vague and random question, its a common and re-occurring question.

if you want 250kw N/A don't buy a family car.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:57 pm 
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I would say yes...but how much cash u got???

would probably need 6 independent throttle bodies, programmable ecu, big cam, high comp, major porting etc

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:12 am 
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250kw at the fly is what...just over 200rwkw?

Do-able, but won't be cheap, you could probably have 400rwkw with the same amount of money if you go turbo.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:13 am 
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damn =/

In that case, whats easier/cheaper/better power for money value? a turbo setup or a V8 conversion?

I've got my 18th b-day coming up and my family will all chip in to help pay for it as a combined present.. What would you guys do?
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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:26 am 
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you could get around 180rwkw for the same price as a cheap turbo setup
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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:34 am 
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OsbornThomas wrote:
you could get around 180rwkw for the same price as a cheap turbo setup


No way, and even a cheap turbo setup would be pushing 230-270rwkw

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:43 am 
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I would say yes...but how much cash u got???


Indeed this is the case.

It will be a full rebuild, maybe a stronger block aswell, I'm not sure.
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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:05 am 
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I would say yes...but how much cash u got???

would probably need 6 independent throttle bodies, programmable ecu, big cam, high comp, major porting etc


But would require huge revs, and would be an absolute pig of a road car
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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:39 am 
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Alright, thanks alot guys.. looks like im gonna have to strat saving for a turbo setup after all lol.

Whats a turbo set up cost on average? and is it better to get it professionally fitted? or is it do-able at home?
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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:28 am 
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don't expect much change from $10 grand if you're doing it properly

you can get away with $5-7 grand but don't expect long term life expectancy or for it to pass emissions testing

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:51 pm 
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very hard unless you have won xlotto :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:36 pm 
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Do a search mate, its been covered so many times its not funny. Hint... Snort Performance sell kits starting at around 3K

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:35 pm 
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There's always alternatives, look at this thread for some of Frank's ideas:-
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/m90-on-i ... 66258.html
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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:05 pm 
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Teza wrote:
damn =/

In that case, whats easier/cheaper/better power for money value? a turbo setup or a V8 conversion?

I've got my 18th b-day coming up and my family will all chip in to help pay for it as a combined present.. What would you guys do?


For the same money as a conversion you could buy a tidy v8 easy.
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