So how long does the AX-5 and/or the D35 last once the turbo is in place?
Not long I know my AX-5 is going under stock conditions.
3) Increase your fuel delivery to match your larger air flow This is where you upgrade
your stock 17lb fuel injectors to a better 4 pintle Bosch Type III EV1 19lb injector. Ford 19Lbs injectors
4) Hotter spark to burn the mixture. By upgrading your coil-wires and plugs, you allow your
system to burn off the better spray for more power. I used a super coil (Screamen
Deamon) coil, Live wires and Champion Plugs gaped to .080 for a much hotter burn.
5) Open up your exhaust for your new system to breath. Getting rid of the stock muffler
and cat and replacing them with high flow units allows your system to aspirate
I also went to an 14 " electric fan.
you started off this post saying it was not rocket science... but you posted way more then needed to be said.
I narrowed it down to the relevant points if the OP cares to try to "increase" hp on the 2.5. as to the rest of the post that was an Article. it seems more like the people doing the article were adding up HP numbers on the boxes of garbage they ordered and considering it good.
You can remove every air restriction the 2.5 has, put in a 4.0 throttle body and your HP gains are only going to be minimal. you dont get 8 hp for exhaust 10 for intake 10 for throttle body and get an addition of 28 HP.
and Throttle body spacers.... Come on they were designed for Carburetors. they basically were a poor man way of making the intake manifold taller... this will do nothing but add plumbing to your intake on an EFI engine.
Honestly when all is said and done you do everything to this 2.5 you will have been lucky to 20hp gain to the rear wheels. that is doing everything but throwing a blower on it.
last, 2 HP on a Dyno is Negligible at best. Heck even 7 HP can be. you can run the same vehicle nothing different and get those same results as half the so called power additions that the article claims to have gotten.