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03-19-2011 01:34 AM
lanezx3 go with a 03 zx3 i have one and been takeing the car on some rough dirt
roads outside town and for it still haveing stock suspension it goes through it like a champ just make a skid plate becuse the oil pan sits kinda low or atleast on my car it does but the zetec got alot of spunk in it throw a few bolt ons and you can be set to rally but i would recomend geting some raceing seats and all that good stuff and get rid of the cargo cover that thing get anoying after some time lol.
03-17-2011 04:02 PM
wrc_fan
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Originally Posted by mlbbaseball View Post
when you modify the suspension for a rally car, you raise the sucker up 2-3 inches. maybe more. and the suspension will cost more then you paid for the car.
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03-17-2011 10:32 AM
mlbbaseball when you modify the suspension for a rally car, you raise the sucker up 2-3 inches. maybe more. and the suspension can cost more then you paid for the car. for dirt, the SVT is almost perfect cause you don't want too much power, too much torque will have you spinning around corners, and in FWD, that can be a big problem!
03-17-2011 08:48 AM
wrc_fan To the OP, if you really want to get into road racing, it'd be a good opotion to pick up an old focus spec car. Much cheaper than going through the conversion process of street car to race car.
03-17-2011 04:23 AM
ViperThreat continuing on Topic, im also a fan of the SVT (cause i drive one), but i can see an issue in that the SVT is pretty low, at least when compared to a standard Focus, and in the dirt, thats not necessarily an advantage. Keep ground clearance in mind when you are looking to buy.
03-16-2011 09:50 AM
WitchCitySVT
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Originally Posted by Fobus View Post
Can't get an 03-04 2.3 with advancetrac. It was not an option
Yeah your right. my bad.
03-13-2011 04:03 PM
Fobus Can't get an 03-04 2.3 with advancetrac. It was not an option
03-11-2011 08:35 PM
WitchCitySVT If your going to go hatch and rally. Get either an 02-04 SVT or an 03-04 ZX3 duratec 2.3 five speed with advancetrac. Both already have four wheel disc, though the SVT has bigger brakes and the Getrag six speed is going to be better suited for your needs. The SVT also has larger stock sway bars and much more aggressive cams. If you want a sedan, hands down get an ST.
03-10-2011 08:23 PM
mlbbaseball ya, i just saw that a couple days back, thats the first rally duratec i found. i guess it comes down to preference. but i would prefer the SVT! lol
03-10-2011 09:14 AM
wrc_fan Check out BigSandwich's car on FJ. 2.3 swap into a 2000 chassis. Fastest 2WD car at Sandblast rally (southcarolina), fastest 2WD car in Rally America class, Rally Mexico.

2003-2004 hatch with 2.3 Duratec is the car to have :D
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