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    Thread: Turbo kit....... for a Ford Transit Connect????

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      06-19-2012 06:55 PM #1
      I guess FSwerks makes a turbo kit for these cars. 190whp, 200wtq Would be a fun little sleeper.


      Think it'll shave some time off the stock 12.1sec 0-60 and 18.7sec 1/4mile times???

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      06-19-2012 07:08 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      I guess FSwerks makes a turbo kit for these cars. 190whp, 200wtq Would be a fun little sleeper.


      Think it'll shave some time off the stock 12.1sec 0-60 and 18.7sec 1/4mile times???
      The stock 4spd auto can barely handle the fire breathing 2.0 NA 140hp of fury..

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      06-19-2012 07:41 PM #3
      I wonder if you can retrofit a 5sp manual on there.
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      06-19-2012 07:44 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      I wonder if you can retrofit a 5sp manual on there.
      Find a Focus or Escape MTX75 tranny. Done

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      08-31-2012 02:48 PM #5
      Other than the 4-speed auto, and 5-speed manual, were there any other Focus transmission options?
      I've got one of these 2011 Transit Connects, and it's pretty sweet really, but the 4-speed auto is ... boring, and slow. Even a 5-speed auto would be better >_<

      I'm talking to FSWerks right now to find out all the details on a Transit turbo kit, but a little better trans could be NICE.



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      08-31-2012 02:51 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Evanrude View Post
      Other than the 4-speed auto, and 5-speed manual, were there any other Focus transmission options?
      I've got one of these 2011 Transit Connects, and it's pretty sweet really, but the 4-speed auto is ... boring, and slow. Even a 5-speed auto would be better >_<

      I'm talking to FSWerks right now to find out all the details on a Transit turbo kit, but a little better trans could be NICE.
      Focus wise, not to my knowledge. If you feel daring, you could look into the 6-speed manual from a late model Fusion. In theory, it could work. But may require different axles.

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      08-31-2012 02:53 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Find a Focus or Escape MTX75 tranny. Done
      Not that easy:
      http://forums.thecarlounge.com/showt...ransit+connect

    8. 09-01-2012 03:06 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Evanrude View Post
      I've got one of these 2011 Transit Connects, and it's pretty sweet really...
      Care to share why you decided to buy a Transit Connect? I love the practicality of having so much space, so I'm interested to see your reasoning. Thanks.

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      09-01-2012 03:31 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by aintnowookie View Post
      Care to share why you decided to buy a Transit Connect? I love the practicality of having so much space, so I'm interested to see your reasoning. Thanks.
      Well, lets see. I *was* driving a 2002 limited edition 1.8T Beetle...


      (more pics and info on the mods over here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/evanrud...7601322051275/)


      I LOVED that car. Did some nice, tasteful mods, upgraded a few bits and parts... but my other half wasn't a fan of the Beetle. I mean, sure, it really isn't the best vehicle for hauling much, but it was a GREAT car.

      Add to that, I have injured my spine and knees a few times, and they've gone and developed degenerative arthritis in my lower seven vertebrae *and* in my knees. So on days when I needed to run a number of errands, climbing in and out of the Beetle hurt quite a bit.

      So I started looking around for fun, unique looking vehicles that would provide both headroom, AND hauling room, as well as the same sort of sense of uniqueness that I had driving my Beetle. And the Transit Connect has a metric ton of headroom, and I've met a LOT of people that just want to come talk to me because they have no idea what it is I"m driving. Not to mention the awesome shelf above the windshield. I can pop my DSLR up there as well as pile of other items.

      And the 136 cubic feet of storage came in handy when we had to move last month.

      But.. I'm a little more sad every day that I don't still have a Beetle. Double Yellow was the best color EVER. If I could find a little 1.8T Beetle that nobody wanted.. I'd be happy! *chuckle*

      But since I"m on disability, I'm on a really limited budget.

      Using Photoshop.. I"ve already planned on how I"m going to modify the Transit. Just trying to find a shop somewhere that's willing to lower it for me. The front shocks are, of course, Focus. But the rear springs are from an unknown vehicle, and they are leaf springs that would have to be flipped and have new hangers made. The guys in the UK do it for about $60 worth of parts for the back and $200 in Focus GT lowering springs in the front. So far, none of the shops that lower trucks are willing to touch it

      But , once I find someone, and am able to save up to have some paint done... this is what I'm going to do.


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      09-01-2012 08:41 AM #10
      Hit up user Uberchad - he might have some good info for you on a lowering kit


    11. 09-01-2012 10:07 AM #11
      can you transport a motorcycle in the back?

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      09-01-2012 12:17 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by jimv View Post
      can you transport a motorcycle in the back?
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      09-01-2012 12:36 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by jimv View Post
      can you transport a motorcycle in the back?
      @Brad : Sweet, I'll contact him, thank you very much!

      @JimV : Yes! Loads of room in the back. From the inside of the back door, to the back of the seats (if you have the seats all the way back and a bit reclined), you have about 52-55 inches. If you put the passenger seat forward you have 62" of space. But most people that I know of that do carry a motorcycle in the back, roll it in and turn the wheel to the side, and that way they can still have both seats in full use. Mastertrack makes some nice E-track kits for the Transit, so you could just strap your bike in and take off. http://www.masterack.com/products.as...ref=1202397128

      Mastertrack has a number of nice products for lining the walls of the van, shelves, desks, etc.
      http://www.masterack.com/category.as...t&id=449848143

      So does Adrian Steel, just look under "Choose a subcategory".
      http://www.adriansteel.com/item/carg...ansit_connect/

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      09-01-2012 12:52 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Evanrude View Post
      Other than the 4-speed auto, and 5-speed manual, were there any other Focus transmission options?
      I've got one of these 2011 Transit Connects, and it's pretty sweet really, but the 4-speed auto is ... boring, and slow. Even a 5-speed auto would be better >_<
      6spd from an SVT Focus. It was a getrag transmission. The same as what the cooper S has I believe.

      Transit RS
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      Well, then, I'm here to "ruin" the vortex for you. I'm sorry you hate fun.
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      09-01-2012 12:57 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by B3passatBMX View Post
      6spd from an SVT Focus. It was a getrag transmission. The same as what the cooper S has I believe.

      Transit RS
      *oy*. I'd love a 6-speed, I really would. But my better half doesn't drive a manual, and we share the van on occasion. So it has to be an automatic of some sort

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      09-01-2012 01:08 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Evanrude View Post
      *oy*. I'd love a 6-speed, I really would. But my better half doesn't drive a manual, and we share the van on occasion. So it has to be an automatic of some sort
      1. acquire 6spd
      2. ditch better half
      3. ????
      4. Profit
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      Well, then, I'm here to "ruin" the vortex for you. I'm sorry you hate fun.
      91 318is M50 Swapped
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    17. 09-01-2012 03:09 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6GTI72 View Post
      well look at that. and estimated mpg is 22/27. could be a better daily than the Ranger I roll around in now. hmmmm.......

    18. 09-01-2012 03:44 PM #18
      Evanrude: Thanks for the breakdown and sorry to hear about your medical issues.

      I too considered getting one for all the room in the back, and low rear area. Was going to use it to transport bicycles and motorcycles mostly. If I get back into riding, I'll seriously reconsider getting one.

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      01-27-2014 08:33 AM #20
      i pick one up too, i saw over seas they have 5-speed trannys

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      01-27-2014 08:39 AM #21
      Tire rack has one with roll cage, turbo kit, 5 mt, and a lot of suspension work done to it. Looked pretty nice
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      01-27-2014 09:38 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by B3passatBMX View Post
      6spd from an SVT Focus. It was a getrag transmission. The same as what the cooper S has I believe.

      Transit RS
      For some reason the Ford version is fragile as hell (I can't speak for those fitted to the Mini) and a lot of them were lunched. To add insult to injury, rebuild parts are not made available to the public and Ford charges a positively criminal amount of money for a reman box. Ask me how I know...

      ... but used ones are out there, though I'd think really hard before I put an SVT Focus 6-speed into something that's going to be subjected to heavier loads.
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      01-27-2014 09:42 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6GTI72 View Post
      I forgot about this thread.

      I am still hunting for a motorcycle hauler once my Passat sells.
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      01-27-2014 09:51 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I forgot about this thread.

      I am still hunting for a motorcycle hauler once my Passat sells.
      i like mine, i am hauling a bunch of Vw parts all the time

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      01-27-2014 10:03 AM #25
      Is the new 1.6 or 2.0 ecoboost related to the old 2.0?
      It might be easier to just swap the entire drivetrain.
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      01-27-2014 10:13 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Is the new 1.6 or 2.0 ecoboost related to the old 2.0?
      It might be easier to just swap the entire drivetrain.
      I wonder how much they will go for?
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      01-27-2014 10:32 AM #27
      For anyone interested. I have acquired all the parts to do a manual transmission swap and lower one. My van is gone and I would be willing to let this stuff go for cheap. This is by far the path of least resistance over doing an ecoboost swap. The wiring between 2008-2011 a manual transmission focus with the 2.0L duratec are almost identical.

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      01-27-2014 10:34 AM #28
      ^ Nice.

      How much would you be willing to part with those goodies?
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      01-27-2014 11:01 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      ^ Nice.

      How much would you be willing to part with those goodies?
      More than you can afford pal, transit connect...

      Nah, PM me and I can give you the details. I probably already in the forum rule's gray area.

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      03-04-2014 05:30 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Uberchad View Post
      More than you can afford pal, transit connect...

      Nah, PM me and I can give you the details. I probably already in the forum rule's gray area.
      what is your location ???

      i need it for this guy
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      03-04-2014 05:53 AM #31
      i add it Volvo Wheels

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      You guys should talk to Jamie @ Orchid Euro, and ask him for parts to convert the Connect to MTs. Maybe you can convince him to bring over some TDCi engines as well

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      03-04-2014 06:15 AM #33
      i was think about the diesel part as well

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      03-04-2014 08:01 AM #34
      Is it nuts that I want this for my FTC? Yeah it is
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