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02-21-2013 05:51 PM
Dardas ah, my seats are fine i just have always wanted the SVT seats... they are so much nicer than the regular cloth
02-21-2013 04:06 PM
Magus2727 Dont know on that. I think its fairly straight forward. I know there are some tricks to the back seats I think, but the fronts are fairly straight forward....

I also want to get the SVT seats to fix the fact my levers on my front seats broke and took the porous crappy cast of a mounting feature along with them. Have never looked enough at it to figure out how to fix that yet either... need a motor in it first.
02-21-2013 03:59 PM
Dardas
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Good luck on the seats... I have had my eye on a set of black w/ blue inserts for my car for over 4 years. usually people just want pick up on those and most of them are a days + drive for me. might have better luck on the east cost....

the SVT exhaust is the #1 most recommended modification to the Zetec followed by intake and cat back and a Tune. personally I would not put a penny into an exhaust system that was not the SVT conversion. Needing a new cat would be the push to do the conversion.
Yeah thats why im gonna think about it.. as for the seats ive always wanted SVT seats and saw some for sale under the parts section.. im hope they can ship them they were red inserts for $200 not including shipping and the car only had 65K on it. if that doesnt work out i will keep looking.

Do you happen to know if the swap with the SVT seats is easy process? not including any wiring because the SVT are powered. therefore it is not mandatory to have power to them
02-21-2013 03:47 PM
Magus2727 Good luck on the seats... I have had my eye on a set of black w/ blue inserts for my car for over 4 years. usually people just want pick up on those and most of them are a days + drive for me. might have better luck on the east cost....

the SVT exhaust is the #1 most recommended modification to the Zetec followed by intake and cat back and a Tune. personally I would not put a penny into an exhaust system that was not the SVT conversion. Needing a new cat would be the push to do the conversion.
02-21-2013 03:41 PM
Dardas hmm... not sure.. i might just end up getting that new cat and ending it at that. dont wanna deal with the hassle of the SVT and all the parts but i have some time to think it over.. not gonna be able to buy anything for another month or so but thanks guys for helping me decide and answering my questions.

i might actually use some money but just buying a cat and upgrade my old seats and find a pair of used SVT seats on the forums to swap for the heck of it.
02-21-2013 03:30 PM
homelessmonkey brand new from cfm 1,026.85 plus shipping, gaskets, dipstick. 316 header, 159 flex , 550 cat !! dam expensive but better then what ford wants for oem like 1000 plus. your wait better to go with a used svt set up its made from stainless steel so there will be a little rust but nothing a little elbow grease wont fix if your looking for that shine look you could clean them up and paint them with header paint. but if i was you i would get header wrap and wrap the headers cause of the ps line being to close. so it doesnt really matter if you get used or new for the headers cause you should wrap them.
02-21-2013 03:18 PM
Magus2727 Dont get a short. if you dont want to go a full length or SVT just stay with the stock.

Most power out of a "short" header is going to be a wash and is not worth the money... not to mention you still have to pull the exhaust manifold off and will want to replace that gasket also and may have problems getting the bolts out (other have).

The SVT is NOT that difficult. and their is no harm in going used. but if you want new then just get the cat and call it the day.
02-21-2013 03:17 PM
Dardas All and all, the SVT setup is not gonna be such an easy task as i want. theres quite a bit of things i have to do and the direct bolt performance cat and short header would be the best option for me at the time. 10 horsepower isnt a high enough difference for me to go through the trouble.

With that said, i know i want that Cat i already have picked out. as for the shorty header, do you know the best one i can get that will show the most significant power that will be direct bolt installation? i want to make the installation as simple as possible.
02-21-2013 03:06 PM
Magus2727 Brand new?

New header runs in the $230 I think, new CAT (dont know) flex is $240 something.....

Talk to Steve and Tousley Ford and can get things at just above cost and does not charge for handling and has low shipping costs.

Why are you concerned on used or not? you can shop around or wait and better "looking" may come up. People are also always parting out SVT's or going to Turbo set up so sell their perfectly good working condition stuff. Its exhaust, 100 miles its not going to look as shiny as the pictures show it.
02-21-2013 02:45 PM
Dardas ok, but thats if i buy a used SVT header and setup.. i want to buy a new setup, not used. i looked at the one for sale and doesnt look in the best condition. dont get me wrong, i want to do the SVT setup for the horsepower but if i am to buy it brand new what kinda price are we talking?
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