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Old 08-24-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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ZX3 with Evo IX 4G63 swap

I'm trying to gather information from people who have done the RWD swap for the ZX3's to help me make my swap slightly easier. Yes, I am swapping a 2006 Evo IX engine and tranny into a Focus. Yes, I know it is difficult, time consuming, and costly. And yes, I know I could have put the money to something "better" but I didn't. I chose to do this swap so I don't want to hear your opinion about it. I am here strictly for the purpose of gathering information of how to mod the rear end to put the AWD in. That's it. Sorry if I am coming off like an a**hole but I have made my mind up and already have the engine and tranny in the car so there is no turning back. Thanks in advance to anybody who gives me useful information.


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Old 08-24-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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i think its a sick swap.

have any pictures of the rear of the evo?
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Of the Evo? No, I bought all the parts off eBay and didn't find a rear end. I was just wondering what rear axle or what people used for the rear. I plan on ordering a custom driveshaft and stuff like that.
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most people here that did rwd conversions are V8's and use a solid axle i think from a fox body mustang (but really anything is going to involve hacking the rear of the car apart)
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I know people use mustang rearends but I think someone did a IRS swap into a speed3 Im not sure what parts they used
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:00 PM   #6
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I heard about the Mustang axle swap. I figured I would have to cut the spare tire pan out and weld in a flat piece. I'm just trying to figure out the easiest swap for this.
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ive heard an escape rear end is close, and a Jag x-type rear would be too. no action of course, just talk

might be worth looking into the rear from an AWD volvo s40, being a C1 chassis car, which is an improved version of the foci's c170. hopefully thatll be the closest
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If you don't care to keep it 4 lug, use a old Ranger 7.5 rear, or an Explorer 8.8. 4.10 gearing is easy to find too. And those axles are a lot easier to find than a mustang.
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Googled around and found this http://awdmazda.blogspot.com/

Apparently a CX-7 rear end needs to be used.
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Moved to Engine and Transmission Swap. Ford Focus Technical Chat is is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls. For other questions, and performance oriented discussions we have plenty of Forums. Thanks for posting!
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