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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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Mazda Tribute 2001-2006, V-Force Plus Performance Module by JET®. The JET V-Force Plus features the same power tuning technology found in JET’s performance modules/programmers. The JET V-Force Plus is an inline tuning device that uses a microprocessor to optimize ignition spark advance and recalibrate the fuel maps for improved horsepower, torque, acceleration, and throttle response. The face of the V-Force Plus features backlit LCD display with built in dimmer. In addition the JET V-Force Plus allows the user to select from 14 different monitoring screens. This includes Throttle Position, Mass Air Flow, Manifold Pressure, Fuel Economy and Air/Fuel Ratio. Works great with other aftermarket upgrades including exhaust, intake, mass air, etc.Features:Improve horsepower and throttle responseOptimized ignition advance curvesExtensive recalibration of fuel maps14 different monitoring screensAbility to add oxygen sensor hook up for additional monitoringMultiple ways to mount LCD included
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A centrifugal super charger will start probably around 2500 bucks for a decent one. Horse power gets expensive.
 

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A centrifugal super charger will start probably around 2500 bucks for a decent one. Horse power gets expensive.
If I decided to not get a supercharger (it isn't out of the question, just considering options) would I see any difference from an aftermarket exhaust, intake, throttlebody, air box, injectors, and remapping the ECU?
 

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Definitely maybe. It really depends on whether there's equipment to open up your ports. The tune should help, I doubt if there's an aggressive tune in a 2001 Tribute. Which engine?
 

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There's not really a lot of performance parts for the Duratec, to gain other than tuning will probably require designing and machining. However.... if you're creative enough, the engine of an SHO should fit in the same hole. Not sure how much is compatible, may require taking the transmission, too. Keep in mind that any significant changes in torque and horse power may require up grading the rest of the drive train.
 

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If I were to get a supercharger, what kind should I get? Will it come with all of the parts or do I have to buy the intercooler and piping etc... seperate?
 

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Since it never designed with a turbo, a certain amount of re-plumbing is expected. Most kits are built with specific models in mind, so you're probably on your own for design. The Escape shares a lot with the Ranger, maybe looking that direction may help you. Found a link where you may find some ideas and products.

Tom Morana Racing Engines
 
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