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Upgrades For A 2001 Tribute ES

I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute ES V6 4WD. I am looking at upping the power a bit, and was wondering what the best bang for the buck upgrades I could do to the engine were. An aftermarket throttle body, intake, exhaust, and remapping come to mind. But what else could I do to get some more power?

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How much are you willing to spend and how's your technical ability? There's centrifugal turbo's that you only need to increase your electric capacity, turbos that require replumbing your exhaust, and there's always the old "shoe horning" something big under the hood. What kind of budget do you have?

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I am not sure about budget. I would have to know the cost and see if it is justifiable. For forced induction, I was thinking about a centrifugal supercharger. It makes more low end power, which is good for off roaring, than a turbo, and a centrifugal supercharger doesn't put stress on the motor at lower RPMs like a screw supercharger. Another question. If I were to not go the forced induction route, would an aftermarket intake, throttle body, and air box pull in enough air for bigger injectors to make a difference?
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Maybe. It depends on how you drive it and what else you do. You have to remember that an engine is nothing more than a self fueled pump.The easier you make it to move air through it, the more horsepower and torque you can generate. You have a certain displacement, which means that the engine can only move so much air per stroke at a given compression ratio. The amount of fuel is determined by the amount of air. If you force more fuel without addressing the quantity of air, you're just going to burn rich. Unless you're playing with the cam and\or valves, or driving at rpm's beyond the normal, odds are going with bigger injectors will not do you any good. Going with a higher flow throttle body and air box can give you a little snap if the exhaust allows it, best bang would probably be installing a freer flowing exhaust with the throttle box\intake and have the head(s) ported. If available, a high performance cam would go a long way as well without taking away the drivability for everyday use.

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How much would it be for a centrifugal supercharger? Nothing super over the top. I am not trying to make an extra 200 HP or anything. But something that still gives a good boost in power.
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Re: Upgrades For A 2001 Tribute ES

A centrifugal super charger will start probably around 2500 bucks for a decent one. Horse power gets expensive.

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