Not exactly that new to be honest
Hello everybody reading this,
My name is Keegan, and I purchased a Black 2012 Ford Fusion Sport as my 19th birthday present to myself. The reason behind this purchase is I missed my old black 2010 Fusion (I think it was an SE). It too had a 3.5L, and I am aware that is not normal for the SE package. I can distinguish between the duratec 30 and the duratec (cyclone) 35. I had done the most to this car and honestly would go to the forums and read peoples post and laugh. Everybody talked and asked about Turbo kits. It made me laugh, because they wouldn't just create their own turbo system. My journey began by seeing Aaron Vaccar's SEMA fusion. It was apparently rated at 400+ hp. I started my system utilizing a Ford certified 2011 F150 ecoboost exhaust manifold. I used the ATP turbocharger upgrade (made for the Ecoboost F150s) and a Mishimoto intercooler. I honestly didn't know anything about fabrication, so I had to beg off friends a lot. I bent and shaped many of the tubing myself using a old hacksaw in my garage, heat resistant fire gloves, and a blow torch. The computer was done with a piggyback system and was tuned by my friend (his father has a Dyno of wheels). I'm not going to go into much detail regarding it, because I suffer from extreme depression and anxiety. It honestly hurts to talk about it. The reason I do not have it today is that my mother used it's front end to kill a deer. I do not have any pictures or videos because the turbo system was only on for a couple of days before my mom crashed it (I was 17 when she crashed it). I had already set up an appointment with a professional photographer/videographer to "release" it to the public (by "release" to public I mean post on my Instagram and Facebook, but I made it a huge deal to my friends and family). After she totaled the old Fusion, my depression worsened (it was my coping strategy at the time). I then drove the family SUV, which was a 2002 Ford Explorer until my father and I purchased a 2013 F-150 Ecoboost. My dad recently bought me out of my part of the f-150 and I had a large sum of cash from insurance (from other accidents I have been in). I was looking at getting a BMW M6, but after a test drive I was not impressed. So, I purchased my 2012 Fusion Sport. I have done close to nothing to it so far other than a ghetto custom CAI and fixing the audio system (It has the SONY package, but I wanted to change the limiter and amp settings). I will say this now before I am spammed about it. I will NOT be Turboing this fusion! I have a 3 year bumped to bumper warranty. I will say that I am looking to do the suspension (thinking accuair air suspension or coilovers). I still have the old audio equipment (duel 15" Memphis mojo subs, various tweeters, and double din headunit) that I am thinking of installing. I do want new wheels. I am looking at ISS forged snowflakes or some from VIP Modular.
Please do not pester me about turbo parts; figure it out yourself. I was 17 and did it, you can do it too. I will help in saying that I recommend watching Mighty Car Mods: How to turbo parts 1 and 2 as a base (try and filter the joking out, it has a lot of useful information) then do more research on anything else you have questions about.
Your fellow fanatic,
P.S. I'm probably going to receive tons of hate messages/responses.
P.S.S. I probably will help with turbo setups later, but I want to worry about my depression+anxiety first.
P.S.S.S. I am I'm college right now, so stress is high. So, please be patient with me.