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Old 07-10-2005, 09:26 AM   #11
SilverZXIII
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Join Date: Jul 2005
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Location: Orlando. Florida
What I Drive: 2000 Silver ZX3

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Although the SVT focus is a better all round car, in the performance department but does have its flaws. Its first and second(5th and 6th also) gears are very tall gears, coupled with lack of low end means the base zx3 would probably beat you through 1st and 2nd.The SVT's 3rd and 4th gears are very short gears compared to the others and this is when you should have started gaining on him. If he got ahead of you far enough on the launch or through 1st and 2nd gear, it might be hard to catch up and pass him. Also launching an SVT if the traction control is on will cause you to bog while a base zx3 will just get up and go. Not to mention that the svt focus is a little bit heavier then the ZX3. All in all, it is very possible that he had bolt-ons and beat you but he wouldn't walk you.

The only mods you have that add power would be the computer flash and intake, and figure your maybe 6-8whp over stock. Im not knocking your car or anyother svt focus out their because they are great cars, but it is very possible he could beat you with bolt-ons.
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Best 1/4 mile: 15.50 @ 90mph with a 2.4 60'. Just bolt-on's and a 93 oct sct tune.

Best 1/8 mile: 9.9 @ 73mph with a 2.4 60'.

"So like uhh, is Zetec a copy of Vtec, and when does it kick in?"

"Zetec kicks in when I turn the key succccccca"

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