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Old 04-04-2009, 02:08 PM   #11
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X3^^ throttle body spacers are a waste of time and money. gutting your cat might give you better flow and add a horse or two but it will make your car throw a code. and NAME BRANDS dont mean a freaking thing! buying an intake for your car is just buying a metal tube, that is all. there is nothing magical about an AEM intake that makes if flow better than a K&N or volant or a cheap ebay brand with the same diameter tubing for that matter. the only plus side to getting an AEM cold air intake over any other brand is that they have the bypass valve in case the air filter gets submerged in water, so your car wont hydrolock. however you would have you run your car into a puddle about a foot deep and sit in it and idle for that to happen most likely so its not that big of a plus. if you get a CAI get a cheap one with a sheild over the air filter. or you can do the smart thing and just get the SVT air box. they work just as well as long as you put in a good K&N filter. they might not be quite as flashy under your hood but they make just as much power
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:57 PM   #12
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Talking Keep the info coming please...also more cheap performance mods!!

Thanks for the info so far. Yeah, IDK what can make the car throw codes and what is worth the $$. So can just any of the SVT parts fit on my car (2002 Focus ZTS) because if so, then I guess the easy and safe way of adding performance is just from SVT shiznit. Keep all the ideas coming because I don't want to have to rebuild my engine or anything, but I want to do inexpensive and fairly easy mods that gain the most perfomance for the value.
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dont buy a tb spacer they are junk like everyone has said best mods ive done so far for power to my car have been the 65mm cfm throttle body, aem cold air intake with the bypass i live on the east coast for awhile army just moved me to colorado, next beast mod would be my massive speed exhaust, cfm flex, and race header.
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everything isnt interchangable between the svt engine and the zetec engine. only a few things. i think intakes and header are pretty much the only thing you would want to swap that involve the least work. anything else would probably need a decent ammount of fabrication to make it work.
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everything isnt interchangable between the svt engine and the zetec engine. only a few things. i think intakes and header are pretty much the only thing you would want to swap that involve the least work. anything else would probably need a decent ammount of fabrication to make it work.
Intake will not directly swap over....if you mean the air box yes, but the SVT Intake Manifold is different than the reg. Zetec Intake Manifold. I'd also look at getting the SVT Snorkle that's meant for that air box as the connection to the bottom of the air box is next.

You could do the SVT Header, but the swap isn't cheap, unless you have the right connections.

SVT Suspension, SVT Headlights, SVT Pedals, SVT Wheels first come to mind with parts that will swap over. I'm sure there's a lot more too
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sorry about that for not clarifying. i meant the intake air box and snorkle.
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SVT brakes, suspension, headlights, rims, seats, header, pedals, wheels, intake box with snorkel, and front bumper will all fit on a ZTS. I've read on here that someone used a throttle body from a late 90's cougar to get a better throttle response so I'm going to the bone yard tomorrow to get one and try it out so I'll let you know how that goes. If you go with an exhaust in the future go with an SVT header and high flow cat and I have a Magnaflow stainless steel cat back on my ZTS and I love the way it sounds. Nice low grumble and no annoying highway drone
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As for the cold air intake if you get one I'd highly recommend a bypass valve because I hydrolocked my engine one my way home from work one day (monsoon season hit out of nowhere) and blew a hole in the side of my block lol,
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