2.3 vs 3.0 ro 3.5

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Ok I am new to this whole fusion thing, I am really thinking about getting one but I got a few question, first what is better in terms of performance upgrades, 2.3 or 3.0, what will or does have more aftermarket support ??? what upgrades are now available and what kind of numbers can I expect from them I am wanting a 5spd for sure, what is there if any difference with the se and the sel ?? what other engines are there going to be available ?? the awd, when will that be coming out and which engine and tranny package will come with it ??? things I am looking to know are there cams, intakes, exhausts and exhaust systems, chips, pullies, turbo set ups ?? Fuel management systems, coilovers/air ride, stage 2/3 clutches, and what not, I am reading all I can, but mostly I am finding review can get much info from there, if you got any other links for sites with info pls let me know

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The 2.3 is a very good engine. I read that the stock bottom end should be good for 250 to 275 hp with out to much trouble. Any more than that, you better have a set of rods made for it.
If you are going to do that, you might want to look at MazdaSpeed. You can buy it already built, with a six speed transmission.
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is there a 6 speed that bolts up to the 2.3  ???? what is the code of that tranny, do i have to change the ecu or any wireing or is it stright bolt in ????

The MazdaSpeed (based on the Mazda6 ) with the 2.3 has a six speed transaxle but it's setup for AWD. From what I read, the new MazdaSpeed 3, has a six speed transaxle. The don't have the codes for either unit. Here are some for sale on E-Bay.
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tell me that will be an option in the 07 fusion tubo 6  speed you have got to be kidding, i would hate to ahve to "find" a mazda3 witha turbo and 6spd tranny rip it out and drop it in from dealear would be nice

You must have a good job! More power to you and when in doubt, stand on the throttle. :csweeney:
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