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11-16-2012 10:29 PM
tukaniSVT Takes alot of work to do that though.

The last person I heard that hit over 200whp, had to have some major internal engine work, the Cat Cams and ITBs from the caterhams as well.

-Ray-
11-16-2012 07:57 PM
svtguy88
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i'm just looking to make around 170 or 180 whp
lol...aren't we all?

Realistically, without major work, you won't see that to the wheels. As mentioned though, these cars aren't really all about peak power. I'd start with the tune, header and catback (along with some suspension work, as well as new bushings everywhere you feel capable of replacing them).

And to answer someone's questions above, I'm not sure if anyone in the states went over 200whp, but the Zetec has been around Europe forever. I KNOW they have gone north of 200whp across the pond...
11-15-2012 11:14 PM
tukaniSVT You should look into a local AutoX chapter. A join the fun as a stock ride before going nuts on mods.

The SVT Focus is a great stock ride for AutoX.

-Ray-
11-15-2012 10:20 PM
cheapfocus yeah that is all i want is to have a fun car to drive everyday and maybe hit some corner when needed to haha i juat want to make the most power out of it and i'm going to have it tune too that is why
11-15-2012 08:59 AM
tukaniSVT Cat or Caterham Cams are more aggressive, but as stated they are super expensive and are a lot of work to get them to work properly in the car.

Other than that, the SVT Cams are equivalent to a Stage 4 Cam for the standard Zetec engines. No one else has better cams for the SVT other than the Cat Cams.

A Tune would be your best option.

Now if you are thinking about opening up the cylinders some, looking into ITBs, getting some steel valves and stronger cylinders ... then sure get the cams. But if you are only wanting to get more HP for N/A without spending much money, forget the Cams.

Tune, CAI, Short-Throw, Dog-Mount, Stiffer Suspension and an ORP/HFC and you will be quite happy with the ride. It's not about HP with this car, it's about driveability and automotive course performance.

-Ray-
11-15-2012 06:22 AM
StephenElsbree1986 K&n filter is has more or equal gains to a Cai don't think cat cam will give you 30HP you desire
11-14-2012 09:59 PM
cheapfocus i'm just looking to make around 170 or 180 whp and ill be happy with it and i don't want to do pistons. i want a good set of cams and all the basic add ons and thats about it just see what kind of cam and header you guys would go with i want to know what header and cams make the most power. and oh yeah i have a k&n drop in intake should i upgrade it or no.
11-14-2012 11:30 AM
StephenElsbree1986 Didn't know someone broke 200 WHP thought the top was like 187WHP back when we had that HIGHEST WHP SVT thread back a year ago, all this time I thought our cam was the best... Didn't know Cat cams where better...
11-14-2012 08:48 AM
svtguy88 Do some searching....there's a LOT of info already out there on these forums. In case you don't feel like searching, I'll get you started with some info:

The reflash is ~$400, but don't quote me on it. Talk to Tom for exact pricing...

The header/cat/exhaust is a pretty decent bottleneck (well, really just the header and cat, but a cat back makes it sound nicer...). The SVT header is (or was the last I looked into it) the best header for your money.

Just keep in mind, that these aren't really N/A beasts. You aren't going to get a LOT of power out of it. Some of the highest N/A numbers I've seen are around 200 whp, and that's with a LOT of work...
11-14-2012 01:09 AM
cheapfocus
tuning

how much is it to do the reflash i have an 01 zts and am trying to make a little bit more power was thinking about doing an all motor set up so any help would be nice thanks
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