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Old 02-27-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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does anyone have any information on swapping a focus 2.0 into a miata.
im looking to do the swap myself..just wanted to know if its possible
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:13 PM   #2
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I have never seen it, nor heard anyone speak of it. Why would you want to put a focus motor in a miata. Focus motors are front wheel drive which would make a had swap to rear wheel drive. Plus they suck. With all that money your gonna spend, you'd be better off boosting the motor. You'd make way more power. And if your really stuck on a motor swap, go with like a 302, or even an SR or something.
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For the amount of time and money you'd put into engineering the Focus motor into the Miata, you could probably have FM or someone build you a 2.0L stroker Miata BP engine that would be guaranteed to fit.

For even less money and work than the Focus motor swap, you could get a 2.2L Mazda FE motor in your car like M2CupCar's.
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:17 PM   #4
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Do you already have the motor, is that why you are asking? Look into whether or not the Sierra tranny will work, the Focus 2.0 is a derivative of the motor used in the turbo Euro Fords in the 80's so there is a chance that it will work but I'm thinking not.

I know that the modern Focus 2.0s are used in a lot of the Lotus style kit cars, from what I've heard 170-ish to the wheels all motor isn't that far off...
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the focus motor blows *** in the engine "feel" department

the SVT motor OTOH ain't as bad
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well,,,
i already went turbo with my 1.6l

was thinking about a focus svt 2l with cams and itrbs

maybe that sounds better to you guys

cause it did to me...
block looks almost the same as the 1.8l

i think
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:17 AM   #7
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you're going to waste cash on the swap, and probably make less power on itb;s.
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First thing to do is take measurements so you know exactly what it's going to take to get it to fit. Then figure out how you're going to make it drive the rear wheels.
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Do the F20c swap? its 2.0L and puts down 200BHP.... its well worth it. and look good in the car. PS anyone know of a link to the company that was in modified mag that did it?
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go 20b rotary forget the rest and play with the best, but Id stay oem motor
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You can search the Engine Conversions forum over at Miata.net to read about the two or three folks that've don the F20C swaps.
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