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Old 07-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by dyn085 View Post
I agree with this, for those looking to race...but this thread started with mild mods and looking for advice/recommendations. A flywheel is a relatively simple procedure (albeit a bit time consuming).

Basically, most anyone looking to try and boost our 12.1 compression ratio should wait for the ST. But without good income/credit, those people shouldn't have bought a '12.

Those who try will probably be picking up pieces of their block over 7 psi.
I also agree with this to point. But unless my math is wrong this is how I figure it.
The sticker for my 01 was 14 or 15k. I ended up paying like 13k i think. I put $2000 worth of mods over the life of the car.
When the SVT came out in 02 - 03(I can't remember) wasn't the sticker somewhere around 18 or 19k but there was no wheeling and dealing at least in my area on SVT products. My 01 was close to the price of an SVT but I still could have put another $2000 or so and been close if not over the same performance level.

That pretty much how I think of my 12. I know it will never be anywhere close to an ST but I will still get the car to the "fun" stage. So how much performance do you think you could get from the $5000 difference in price between what I paid and what you could walk out of the dealer with an ST for if it will be anything like the 1st gen SVT.

I would think you could get pretty deep into the N/A engine for that. As long as you save it for the high HP gain mods.
2001 ZX3 CD Silver MT: Fastest time 0-60ft 2.1, 15.5 q/mile, 87.1 mph.
Purchased 6/14/01 with 7 miles - Traded in 6/25/12 with 122,355.

2012 SE Sport 5dr Ingot Silver MT:
Purchased 6/25/12 with 30 miles.
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