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Old 12-12-2008, 08:47 PM   #1
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Question focus SVT swap to escort ZX2

First off I love my focus SVT.
Alright, I got a weird question that I cant find any answers to.
I recently wrecked the SVT but I have my old escort ZX2, and I was wondering if it is at all possible to swap my svt motor and tranny over to the zx2. From what I understand the zx2 is the same platform as the FSVT. Would this be to rediculous to do (money wise)?
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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Most of the Escort ZX2s came with Zetecs, mostly 1.8s. The motor mounts should mount up and everything should go pretty smoothly except the wiring. That's always the hard part but you will probably have to use the SVT zetec ECU. Oh and you can mate it to either a MTX75 or the Getrag 6 speed. Look up somebody who has done a Zetec to SVT Zetec Focus and it should be pretty close.

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Old 12-12-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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The zx2's motor mounts are different,Focus uses a 4x108 wheel hub and 28 spline axle,zx2 uses a 4x100 and 26 spline axle.Focus uses a mtx75 compared to the g5m in the zx2.The swap could be done but alot of fabrication has to be made to get the mtx75 to bolt up.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:22 PM   #4
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perhaps I should have also said that I have the 6 speed getrag and my escort is a 2.0L dohc?
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:03 AM   #5
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The zx2's motor mounts are different,Focus uses a 4x108 wheel hub and 28 spline axle,zx2 uses a 4x100 and 26 spline axle.Focus uses a mtx75 compared to the g5m in the zx2.The swap could be done but alot of fabrication has to be made to get the mtx75 to bolt up.
What is the last year of the Escort ZX2?
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i would think with some thinking it should be doable
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u can do it for sure!
wiring is going to be the hardest part, seeing as you have a majority of the parts seeing u have the SVT already... just find someone that knows wiring and it should not even cost u that much.
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I work on both and it would be a royal pain in the butt to put any Focus engine into a ZX2 if it could even be done , sell the SVT stuff and use the money to mod your ZX2 engine you will be way ahead

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