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Old 02-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Turbo 1998 Ford escort zx2

Well, it's not a focus. It's and old school focus. 1998 Ford Escort ZX2. 2.0l zetec dohc. I'm going to start from 9 years ago when I bought it. and lead up to now where i'm turboed with 247wtq. I'm not sure what this forum's rules are on thread length, but i know most forums dont like double posting so I'm going to try to fit this all in one thread..

Bought it back in 2006 with 60k miles on it.

First thing to install was the intake obviously. I got the intake at around 2008 from a friend who was upgrading his intake. He introduced me into the world of what zx2's can really do

First transmission blew going about 80mph, differential blew out of the casing and melted shards of metal on the axels so i had to replace those... :/ This was my first experience actually WORKING on a car...

Then i bought my first set of rims, late 2008

and then i was introduced into car audio... and so it begun.
I got a headunit on craigslist, brand new at the time for $45 :) but i was too cheap for the faceplate. so i made due ;)

and then i went for a sub, and i couldn't pick the quite amp that i wanted so i kept buying them until i did... 4 amps later there i am..

New Alpine Type R 12" sub with a ported box :) gotta love christmas
Picture below is of alpine type R on the left, previous walmart 12" on the right

(don't worry that's not where i put the sub, i was secured in the trunk.

Then i could afford a faceplate!

And then i cleaned the car up.. (ew back when it was automatic.) it's funny when i look back at this picture almost nothing in it is the same.

There are a lot more pictures to upload i just dont have the time right now, but i will be adding pictures throughout the week as i ge time to do so.

an then i entered the world of autox and so begun with a 21mm rear sway bar.

and stripping out the interior

and a little intake tune up before the race

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