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Old 05-13-2015, 11:31 PM   #1
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Zx3_bmxrider's Mild Mannered Build Thread 2.0 (Screaming Yellow Inside)

Welp, it's time to make a new build thread. It's old news by now, but I lost the ZX3 to a flood on April 3rd. It really sucked to say the least, and I'm going to miss the car a lot. But I'm super stoked on the new car, which is a 2004 screaming yellow ZX5 SVT EAP with winter package. All questions about my old car can still be asked in my old build thread. I won't have it closed. I technically still have it, but what's left will be sold or scrapped within a month.

Link to old build thread (flood photos on page 150):
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Anyways, on to the new car! It's got 138k on it, and its in pretty good shape. The body is in way better shape than my old car, and really only has scratches on the hood, front bumper, and mirror caps. The Recaro's are mint. I believe the car was boosted or something in the past. The A-post pillar has holes in it for extra gauges. I've found three hidden switches so far that aren't hooked up to anything. One of the air vents is cracked, and one of the floor trim pieces in the back is cracked. The hatch cover is missing, along with the rear headrests. There are three dash lights on. The cam sensor is shot, along with the passenger side ABS sensor, and the parking brake needs adjusting. The engine bay needs repainting, the rubber coating is falling off like crazy. Besides all of these little things, everything else works great so far that I know of. None of this bothered me, because of the price I got it for.

I drove 4 hours to go get it, and drove it home the way it was. I made it back fine, and it rode great. The previous owner ran plain unleaded in it, so the car only got 130 miles to the tank.... (lol). I ran unleaded plus in it the time I filled it up, and the MPG improved tremendously. I'll use premium next time I fill up.

Unfortunately, the car won't be with me for awhile. I don't have a place to park it at the apartment, and I'm scared of it flooding again. When I have a house and garage, I'll have it with me then. I'm still DD'ing the ZX2, so the SVT will be a fun project car. The majority of everything off the ZX3 is for sale, but I am planning on keeping some mods to transfer over to the SVT. Some of those mods are:

-ST170 headlights
-euro grille
-euro rear
-euro tails
-ESM 002's
-K-Sport Kontrol Pro's
-Massive camber arms
-Massive swaybar endlinks

I'm going to do everything right to this car too. Most of the electrical stuff in the ZX3 was pieced together or rushed. This car will be a car that is only driven on the weekends or for fun. It's cool knowing that it's a pretty rare car (one of 66 built in 04). I seriously miss driving it right now! I can't wait to again. The title still isn't transferred over, so I can't legally drive it yet. :(

Anyways on to some cell phone shots:





















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Old 05-13-2015, 11:48 PM   #2
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That bay looks really clean!
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:46 AM   #3
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Don't tell anyone but I ran regular gas in my SVT for a couple years but it never effected the mileage. The car was a little down on power but that was the only change I noticed. However, I wouldn't recommend doing it and I've been running premium again for a while.

Subscribed. Very nice SVT. A little jealous of the 5-doors.
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I am jealous of the practicality of 5 doors. But for me, 3 doors makes it seem more like a sports car
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This is my dream SVT. Yellow ZX5 with the recaros and factory HID's. Luckily for me I got a very nice runner up. Definitely be checking in on this one.
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Oh this is also a fairly rare model as well you have. Check out the production numbers combos thread.
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Awesome! Ready to watch this build now
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Can't wait to see it get some mods transferred to it.
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Oh Nice!

You found a replacement worth working with.
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