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Old 01-17-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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Talking FSP Zetec Build! Advice Welcome!

Since I did an amazing job, in my opinion, in my first year of autoxing. I have decided to move to FSP from ST. I know it is a big jump in classes but i think I can pull it off.

Anyway, my car is a 2000 Zetec ATX. Car is my DD and will be until I find another car to replace it in FSP or find a DD.

Here is the list of modifications I have already put onto the car or need to install.

Suspension
-D2 Coilover Suspension (needs installed)
-Upper Stress Bar
-Lower FSWerks Stress Bar (needs installed)
-Custom Rear Tower Stress Bar (in the works)
-Eibach 25mm Rear Sway Bar

Engine
-Focus Central 4-1 Header/Flex 2.5''
-Focus Central 65mm Throttle Body
-Focus Central 3 Piece Pulley Kit (needs installed)
-OBX Racing 2.25'' Exhaust
-Custom Intake (in the works)
-Massive MSX 90 Spark Cables
-Tom's Tune

Brakes
-Brake Labs Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors

Wheels and Tires
-MB Motoring Five X 15x6.5 42ET

A couple of ideas that I have...
-maybe switch to SVT header w/orp
-port intake manifold
-better brake pads
-motor mounts
-Moog endlinks
-battery relocation
-Massive adjustable Toe and Camber arms

As for tires, what do you guys/gals suggest?

Any and all advice is welcome!


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Old 01-17-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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well if you're running FSP, then hoosier A6 is what you'll want. (if you want the best)
i think your only downfall is the ATX, everything else should be fine.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
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well if you're running FSP, then hoosier A6 is what you'll want. (if you want the best)
i think your only downfall is the ATX, everything else should be fine.
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^agreed

your ATX will start holding you back
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Thanks for the info guys. I was looking at the A6's. Not too scared to drop almost $1k on tires.

Would 205/50/15 be the best tire size for the wheels I'll be using?
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that's the size i would use on em.
honestly, race tires are what you need to be competitive in any SP class.
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yep if your not going into race tires there really is not need to jump class's
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I plan on going race tires. These is no dought about that. If I can't get the A6s, I'll most likely go with the Yokohama ADVAN A048s or Hankook Ventus Z214s.
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another one to look at is the Kumho Ecsta V710. i know people who run these instead of hossiers to save some money.
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^^that's what i want to run. especially for my first set of race tires. i don't want to go out and flat spot some A6s lol.
if you go with the kumhos get the round sidewalls.
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Your next mod has to be camber plates, this made a huge difference with my car, back when I was in ST, and they are now on my FSP car. I also highly recommend V710s, I got around 20 events on a set (1.5 years worth of events).

Check the rules on the rear control arms, I believe you're allowed to make one change to adjust camber.
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