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ZXMaphey 04-04-2010 10:17 PM

ZX3 suggestions?
 
Just bought an '06 zx3 and its going to be my project car. I'm not looking to make it into a full on rally type car but I'd like to make it a bit better than it is. Just don't know where to start.

kylesvt720 04-04-2010 11:56 PM

First you need to figure out exactly what you want, then you'll be able to figure out how to get there.

Geezer 04-06-2010 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by kylesvt720 (Post 3226051)
First you need to figure out exactly what you want, then you'll be able to figure out how to get there.


Exactly, the suspension setup (as one example) is very different for a rally car or even a rallycross car when compared to an autocross or track car. So knowing what your primary intended use will be helps in making recommendations.

ZXMaphey 04-06-2010 02:52 PM

I'd be doing more autocross. if that helps!

Paladin 04-06-2010 03:00 PM

^^ get either the koni sport suspension kit (1.5 inch drop with adjustable dampers)
or h&r race springs with shortened konis (2 inch drop, you can get it from fs werks if you call them) as for swaybars find a 22mm front and a 25mm rear swaybar from eibach or intrax. (summit has the intrax bars) you'll find the coilovers arent really necessary for autocross unless your a super hardcore knid of guy, damping adjsut ment alone will make the car handle vastly different. then look at some lightweight wheels and sticky rubber.


however if your first etting started i suggest going in totally stock, and learnin the limits of the stock focus before putting any mods on. also dont worry too much about power. work on getting off the line quick and staying quick through the corners

Geezer 04-07-2010 01:37 PM

For autocross it also depends on what class you want to compete in. Stock class allows you to change the shocks but NOT the springs. Koni sports are a very popular shock for stock cars (works well with stock springs due to their adjustability. I'd also spend money on a set of dedicated autocross tires and wheels. Tires are the name of the game in autocross.


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