yes I have gotten acquainted with my st and have already gone stage 3. Just need a shop in SoCal with experience. Have been doing some research and not much turns up as far as shops.So you want to go from stock to what takes most owners several years to accomplish right away. No disrespect but this forum is just chock full of information to accomplish your goal. I would suggest spending quite a bit of time reading and fully acquainting yourself with your ride and then enjoy the part of making it yours through forum education. Remember you are in CA. Make sure you are prepared for all of certification crap. Not saying it can't be done but you should find some relevant threads within the forum. Become one with the search button.
By the way, welcome to the forum, you will find some really great members and vendors here.
What kit did you end up getting to complement your build. Looking forward to seeing your numbers once finished.Cobb SoCal no longer exist. It's called Ant Tune or something like that. Cobb has gotten out of the retail business and gone back to doing direct sales/wholesale.
Installing a turbo system is easy on this car, it's only difficult to get to everything on the back of the engine. You can take the car to Your Dream Garage which is a DIY shop with an on-duty mechanic if you hit any trouble.
They have lifts available for $15 an hour with basic tools, which is all you need to do this. Watch the install video CJ Pony parts made as many times as you need to understand it.
When you say "Stage 3" I know what it means but it doesn't say squat about what's on your car and what might need to be changed in order for the kit to work. For example on the CJ Pony example they had a Cobb front mount which comes with it's own set of intercooler pipes. While the ATP kit is designed to use stock style intercoolers, you may have to make some modifications as they had too.
First you must figure out where to install your new Blow Off Valve or go the Diverter route like Brian did.
You also need a syposer delete because that is the best vacuum source for the new external BOV.
As to where to put it -
- Stock Hot Side Before The Bellows, several people have done this.
- CPe or JBR Cold Side Pipe with BOV mount (BOV optional)
- MBRP, Panda, Depo, AFe Power, etc intercooler pipes
You also need to contact your tuner to get a base tune for your upgrade.
I just got my kit last week but have been delayed with BOV mounting and upgrading my clutch to cope with the power increase since I actively drag race my ST on slicks.
To actually answer the question, and if you aren't shy about paying decent sized labor costs, there is Mountune in Carson, ModAuto in La Habra (they do great work), I THINK FSwerks does installs in Anaheim, Cobb by Antspec in Fountain Valley. All of these shops know ST's intimately.Hi guys,
New to this whole forum thing. I own a 2017 Stage 3 Focus ST1 and want to go big turbo. I live in SoCal and need a shop that can do reliable work. I want to run the Garrett GEN2 GTX 2867R setup. Any Suggestions?