If this question or something similar has been asked, please point me in the direction. I searched, but nothing quite like what I'm asking came up.
If this belongs in FI, please move it there, but it's sort of either an NA or an FI question.
Given that I don't want to do an engine swap and I have the 2.0L Zetec engine. What is the max HP you could put to the wheels and still be streetable?
My definition of streetable would be:
Still runs on straight pump gas (premium). This is a BIG one!
Still drives decently during grocery-getting, work-commuting traffic (maybe idle upped to 1000 max rather than stock 750, no 3000 RPM min idle speed)
How would you do this and WHO would you get to tune it? (and of course the ultimate "what would I do if I won the lottery" disclaimer, Money is no object).
If this belongs in FI, please move. Is it ALWAYS a given that a well done FI setup will ALWAYS beat a well done NA setup? (I would think so, but that's why I'm asking the question).
I'm not asking for specific components necessarily as how much HP do you think you could put to the wheels given an "ultimate" engine build (that was still streetable, and not just a race setup that has to have 110 race gas).
Can NA do it? do you have to go turbo/super? turbo/super with NOS? Complete engine rebuild?
A rather stunning number of NA and FI options for the focus are now available and I want to get an idea of what I'm looking at engine wise if I want to put the MAX possible wheel HP a zetec can put down.
And yes, I know drivetrain is a completely separate issue, but there is no reason to attempt to build a drivetrain that could handle 600WHP if a zetec could only put down 300WHP max.
You are stuck with building up a 2.0 Zetec from a focus. No chevy big block V8 swaps.
All input is greatly appreciated.