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Old 06-29-2007, 02:27 PM   #21
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Give yourself plenty of time for this. I budgetted like four hours for it, and it ended up taking like seven. Theoretically, if all of the bolts come out easily, it shouldn't take that long, but, if you live in a state where you are blessed with snowy winters and rusted bolts (like me), it will be a little more time consuming.

As far as special tools...it can be done without a lift. That is how I did it. Just get a set of jackstands and go to work. The only place I used a Sawzall was to shorten one of the new bolts for the flange where the flex bolts up to the catback (the ones I had bought were too long, and were having clearance issues, so if you get the right length ones, there should be no need for a Sawzall).

Just soak the bolts with penetrating oil and be prepared to break some of them off, so buy all new hardware. I'm making it sound worse than it is, but I just want to make it clear that this is not a one hour job.
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:07 AM   #22
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help please ..i'm loosing it!!

hey guys.. i'm trying to get headers for my contour (2.0l zetec) and can't find anything special for that.. will the svt headers work? looks like they will work on the focus ..but will it work on mine? will the parts in this kit work for my contour??
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I don't see why not, but this is Ford we're talking about.....
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:12 PM   #24
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^^^^Hahahaha....agreed.

I don't see any problems with it, as it is basically the same engine, only in a different car. I'm pretty sure the header will work fine, but getting the correct cat/ORP and flexpipe combo to make it the correct length to bolt up to the Contour catback could be interesting. You may be able to go with the SVT flex and high flow cat/ORP and then rig up something custom to make it fit the catback (a piece of pipe to make it the correct length or, if it is too long, shorten the catback), as I doubt the length will be right.
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has anyone had any problems with the SVT cat not clearing the drive shaft? when i put mine on i didnt realize it and it was shaking the entire car. I had to bang out a notch to make it fit. :( im thinking about buying a Hiflow cat but i dont want to have to deal with clearance issues
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how and how much is this .. random kit .. and how hard is it to install myself ..
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just swap the motor :)
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a kit from McNews is about $800. If you get all the stuff used it can be cheaper but believe you me, bits here and there REALLY add up (i might had spent more than the $800) plus a stock flange for a zx3 will NOT work with this header set-up. i didnt know it and had to wield on a SVT flange to my exhaust
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plus a stock flange for a zx3 will NOT work with this header set-up.
What flange are you referring to?
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^^^Yeah. All of the flanges can work. I know that there is a potential issue with having to drill out the holes on the flexpipe to catback flange, but it is easily remedied with a good drill bit.
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