Originally Posted by minutiesabotag
Your tranny can probably handle about 160 hp, so dont discount forced induction yet, but thats really expensive.
Yeah. Truth is a forced induction kit (supercharger/turbo) will cost you a few grand.
My 97 Mercury Sable with the 200hp Duratec engine cost me $3750 when I bought it a year ago. (I found a desparate seller with a high milage car)
With these cars as cheap as they are, doing any expensive work to boost up the power of an old engine really isnt worth it, when the more modern versions of the same cars with larger engines already exist.
Before you consider dumping thousands of dollars on upgrading your engine, just shop around and buy a dirt cheap newer car. Youll wind up not only with a faster car, but an all around better vehicle that has benefitted from 10 years of extra development in the car industry.
Just my $.02