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tarball 03-28-2004 05:53 AM

2004 ZX3s and parts -- is there a difference?

In looking around for parts for a suspension upgrade for my new 2004 ZX3 (2.3l duratec PZEV motor and "comfort package" options), I notice many parts shops are listing parts are good for 2000 to 2003 models (the zetec and SPI days) and wonder what about suspension changed for 2004? I have a few things in mind:

1) I'd like to get an SVT suspension in there (springs and dampers), but can't see a place to buy these, which leads me to:

2) Ford Racing KW parts. The Lowering springs and Ford Racing Strut Kit look good, but expensive. I am attracted to Ford parts for warranty purposes (although I think these are really KW parts?)

3) The popular - Eibach Pro-System, which seems cheaper.

I suppose for a simple lowering for slightly better appearance and handling on the daily driver, I am wondering which of these are good routes for that purpose. Where can I get the SVT parts? I think this may end up being my only mod; the Ford factory guy on the PZEV forum makes it seem that excessive intake mods for dialy driver performance are unnecessary. However, a nice drop and some 17s may be nice enough.



Egz 03-28-2004 06:32 AM

Everything is the same. Just make sure when you are getting engine parts, they are for the Duratec and not the Zetec. Anf if you get a short throw shifter, that its the 2002.5+ model.

Most parts say 2000-2003, just because the catalogs haven't been updated.

tarball 03-28-2004 03:32 PM

Thanks Egz,

It looks like the dust is still settling with the Duratec engine and mods


NH_Focus 03-29-2004 10:16 AM

Check my site for SVT Suspension Parts

tarball 03-30-2004 04:28 AM

Thanks Jim,

I had asked on the other thread:

1) where did you order
2) did you install?

BTW, can you elaborate on your SVT disk brake conversion process?



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