Appreciate the reply@OX1 - maybe I overstated it, so let me clarify that the loss in the low end is noticeable but not major. It’s still strong out of the hole off-idle, especially if you use the typical “roll into the throttle” technique that a lot of guys do on the street. My car will still throw you back in seat hard and it’s uncomfortable for the passengers necks. But I’d say if the upper ranges aren’t where you play, then the expense and major work effort of the turbo swap is not really worth it. Frankly, I wouldn’t have done the IC or DPs if I hadn’t been racing. When my son bought his FuSport I told him not to spend his money on those items if he’s just daily driving it. The tune is hands down the biggest bang for the buck, and IMO everything else falls into the category of nice but not necessary.
Well this is where I'm at. I own 11 vehicles. This one was supposed the be the DD, only car for winter, NO mods, under warantee, the one I didn't have to mess with EVER. So got the best warantee ford offers for 8 years 125K. I'm sure engine warantee is gone with tune (maybe trans too). But with really only sway bars and tires, most of the warantee should still hold up (like weirdo electrical problems is always my biggest fear).
I was all over the arse of this honda thing (small SUV or mini-van, didn't even care at the time) on a long highway on ramp and being that type of vehicle, I didn't think much about it when we started pulling on highway. You have to be careful pulling on highways in jersey as some cloverleafs have you @ say 30 MPH (especially following slow people in circular on ramps) and right behind you may be someone braking from 80-90 trying to cross your path to get off.
So this Honda thing takes off, obviously has the jump on me as I'm checking behind me for traffic. I get out there and get into maybe 3/4 throttle. This thing start to pull a bit, and then we maintain distance to about 95. I started thinking to myself, self, would I have absolutely blown the doors off this thing, like I think I should have, if I was @ full throttle. My answer was a question mark (again, talking blowing by , not just passing). I guess all of today's cars just keep getting faster and faster. So that got me thinking about the turbos again (It was very hot out, close to 90 degrees).
So with a VERY mild power brake, I've gotten 0-30's @ 1.72 (dragy, in real good air). The test MT did on an 18 Mod 3Perf was the same. The only other cars in our price range, the Stinger, needs a lot more HP to reach that same 0-30 (I've posted up Stinger dragy's before in a separate thread), probably trans related as it has an 8 speed and may shift more, but it is what it is. I pick 30 MPH, as that is well across an intersection, so someone really has to bring their A-game, like a high dollar AWD electric, or I am going to be first into that one lane road coming up, no matter what (and that doesn't even include deep staging or guessing at the green, no rules in street merging, right? LOL).
Anyway, long story here, but I don't want to lose even the slightest hint of that holeshot (and I have a 14Stang that traps 130, so if I need a top end fix, that's the one I want). I had questioned when the MKZ's were confirmed "different" if there would be even a hint more lag (larger stock turbo of same architecture, usually a bit more lag) and some replied on the board and had me convinced it would not have ANY more lag.
I seem to lose a LOT on the top end in summer, with the low end having only some loss. I suspect that is at least partially IC related, so I may go that route first to see. And I thought maybe the meth would maximize the overdriven stock turbos some on the high end, if possible. I wouldn't even have it set to go on at all, until 50-60 MPH and only full throttle. But reading up on them, it seems you evaporate most of the meth in a day or so @ real high temps outside, like 90+. I guess even straight water would help some, but worth it for only higher speed runs and $6-800 for kits, programable/larger reservoir? I make darn good money, but I have to spread the "love" (and the repair/upkeep headaches) over 11 vehicles.