The N/A Zetec Performance Thread - Page 13 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > ZETEC Performance (2000-2004)

ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2014, 12:45 AM   #121
photn02
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 116617
Location: Werombi, Australia
What I Drive: Silver

Posts: 131
Points 496, Level 9
Points: 496, Level: 9 Points: 496, Level: 9 Points: 496, Level: 9
Level Up 92% Completed
Level up: 92% Level up: 92% Level up: 92%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 1 photn02 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Hmmm i was looking at rebuilding my engine for my focus and going ITB.

The Plan so far is:

Suzuki GSXR 750 TB
SVT Lower manifold
Stage 2 Kent Cams
Adjustable Cam Gears
UDP's
PNP head with 1mm larger valves.
etc etc etc

My Question is that i read that if put a 1.8 head on my 2.0 it will increase the CR to about 10.9:1 and with a milling of the head of 0.040 it shuold take me to about 11.0:1.

Is it better to use pistons and rods designed for higher CR or use the 1.8 head?

This is for a weekend car that i will use for some fun with mates who have miatas doing hill climbes.
photn02 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-23-2014, 02:37 AM   #122
GhostTribute
Focus Enthusiast
 
GhostTribute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 107929
Location: 506 East Coast, Canada
What I Drive: 2001 Mazda Tribute (2.0L Zetec)

Posts: 354
Points 318, Level 6
Points: 318, Level: 6 Points: 318, Level: 6 Points: 318, Level: 6
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 1 GhostTribute Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Anyone here ever instal a set of 30mm exhaust valves in the 2.0 head?

Just looking for some pro vs con information. Was it worth the work enlarging the exhaust seats not?
GhostTribute is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2014, 11:35 AM   #123
1turbofocus
FF Affiliate
 
1turbofocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1123
Location: Belmont, NC
What I Drive: 2000 ZX3 / 2002 SVT Turbocharged

Posts: 22,213
Points 51,384, Level 100
Points: 51,384, Level: 100 Points: 51,384, Level: 100 Points: 51,384, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 25%
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
FF Reputation: 154 1turbofocus Excellent Standing Member 1turbofocus Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (28)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GhostTribute View Post
Anyone here ever instal a set of 30mm exhaust valves in the 2.0 head?

Just looking for some pro vs con information. Was it worth the work enlarging the exhaust seats not?
I have not see any gain worth the cost of the valves unless your shooting for over 400HP I dont feel its worth it

Tom
__________________
Focus-Power: Your #1 Source for Ford Focus Speed, Tuning & Performance!

Customer Support
AIM: hpdyno
Email: hpdyno@aol.com
Phone: 704-249-3745
Site: focus-power.com

Elder 1turbofocus
1turbofocus is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-24-2014, 06:33 AM   #124
GhostTribute
Focus Enthusiast
 
GhostTribute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 107929
Location: 506 East Coast, Canada
What I Drive: 2001 Mazda Tribute (2.0L Zetec)

Posts: 354
Points 318, Level 6
Points: 318, Level: 6 Points: 318, Level: 6 Points: 318, Level: 6
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 1 GhostTribute Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks for the quick response. Saved me $160.
GhostTribute is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2014, 04:43 PM   #125
daspazzZX3
Ionly haZ eyeZ 4 Her
 
daspazzZX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Fan#: 133961
Location: RawXn Kemah and the Gtown bay area, TX
What I Drive: 02 ZX3 chcl gry - Dakota-PatE02 5sp

Posts: 3,914
Points 4,407, Level 42
Points: 4,407, Level: 42 Points: 4,407, Level: 42 Points: 4,407, Level: 42
Level Up 29% Completed
Level up: 29% Level up: 29% Level up: 29%
Forum Activity 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
FF Reputation: 2 daspazzZX3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (18)
Wow, I wish I had read this thread before I started my "project"!

Now Im worried Im over doing it but there's no turning back now, DP is in pieces and parts are ordered and mechanic has time involved.

machined head bored 20 over
Comp stg3 Cams
Car had adjustable cams gears, not sure of the vendor....
JE 2618 Forged Aluminum Piston 85.5mm pistons 9.0.1 compression
Eagle 4340 Forged Steel H Beam rods with ARP bolts
ARP Main and head studs
C-F-M billet Oil Pump gear
Ford Racing Oil pump
Clevit Rod Bearings
FX-400 6 puck Clutch luk bearing on slave cylinder
SVT Header and CAT (Header is wrapped in red SickSpeed thermal wrap)
Bosal 2.25 Performance SS exhaust
RS Metal radiator fans
Crower springs with titanium keepers
Bostic SS Thermostat housing. 180 deg thermostat
C-F-M Tubular control arms with M00g ends
Massive speed sway bar end links
Prothane front and rear bushings

This isn't cheap, but I need a capable engine that hopefully will last, I've never had a standard so over reeving was never really an issue. Im sure that is what killed the current engine. Loss of oil and then cylinder 4 lost the rod through the block. Hole is almost the size of a quarter!

Only time will tell, and Im not looking to go 400 hp N/A, but I do want to fly sometimes, both of my stock duretecs seemed to hold their own. i just don't want to kill DP's engine while learning my 5 speed!
__________________
Focus Danielshan!! - Charcoal grey 02 Dakota-PatE02 Tune By Tom!
Luv ya Son, R.I.P. Pat - rollin TRILLl!
DP gawtZ Bawlz!!!!! HN #68 + 1someday #team_nosoul # 2

Last edited by daspazzZX3; 07-20-2014 at 08:16 PM. Reason: more power
daspazzZX3 is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2014, 09:37 AM   #126
GhostTribute
Focus Enthusiast
 
GhostTribute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 107929
Location: 506 East Coast, Canada
What I Drive: 2001 Mazda Tribute (2.0L Zetec)

Posts: 354
Points 318, Level 6
Points: 318, Level: 6 Points: 318, Level: 6 Points: 318, Level: 6
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 1 GhostTribute Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Well just finished working a 40 day shutdown and decided to spend the money anyway...lol

+1mm intake and exhaust valves with a 90% valve to throat ratio.


Went with 4 angle on the intake and 3 angle on the exhaust.... have to wait and see what the old DIY flow bench says. I have to calibrate it first. Waiting for a calibration orifice plate to arrive.

Picked up a 11.5lb Fidanza and Centerforce clutch as well....


Before anyone goes off and says that this is a waste of time..... remember, this is my hobby. Any time spent in the garage tinkering is time enjoyed! If there are benefits from it, that is a bonus to all of us.
GhostTribute is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2014, 10:38 AM   #127
daspazzZX3
Ionly haZ eyeZ 4 Her
 
daspazzZX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Fan#: 133961
Location: RawXn Kemah and the Gtown bay area, TX
What I Drive: 02 ZX3 chcl gry - Dakota-PatE02 5sp

Posts: 3,914
Points 4,407, Level 42
Points: 4,407, Level: 42 Points: 4,407, Level: 42 Points: 4,407, Level: 42
Level Up 29% Completed
Level up: 29% Level up: 29% Level up: 29%
Forum Activity 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
FF Reputation: 2 daspazzZX3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (18)
Roger that! Thats like me and guitars!!! 8-)
__________________
Focus Danielshan!! - Charcoal grey 02 Dakota-PatE02 Tune By Tom!
Luv ya Son, R.I.P. Pat - rollin TRILLl!
DP gawtZ Bawlz!!!!! HN #68 + 1someday #team_nosoul # 2
daspazzZX3 is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2014, 04:55 AM   #128
MrTerryToYou
Focus Enthusiast
 
MrTerryToYou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94976
Location: Carpentersville, IL
What I Drive: 2001 Pitch Black ZX3

Posts: 189
Points 980, Level 16
Points: 980, Level: 16 Points: 980, Level: 16 Points: 980, Level: 16
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 1 MrTerryToYou Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
Ok guys... I'm trying to make sure I got everything done possible before I start diving into the motor. I'm slowly working on my N/A 01 zx3. I think I'm about at my limit...
So my current setup is this:
Iceman intake, Steeda 65mm tb, (I have a cfm 3" MAF tube just not installed), Y2K ported intake manifold, EGR delete, FR plug wires, SVT Exhaust Manifold, 2.25" or 2.5" ORP (not sure of make and forgot to measure before putting it on) to 2.5" flex to 2.5" Fswerks stealth Exhaust. And I'm about to install this weekend a stage 2 clutch kit 6-puck, ClutchMasters 9.5lb flywheel, and Fidanza cam gears and new timing belt. Now I was contemplating installing a crank UDP, but I've only read that it's not worth it.... (True for N/A build or no?). Now I would love to get a set of stage 2 cams, but I'm not sure where I should go from there. I have an SCT Xcal3 and I plan on going to Tom for my tune when It's up and running before the cams. My question here is an I missing anything? Keep in mind this is my daily driver, but I am a Hobbyist who can't stop messing with his car! Lol I do all my own work and I feel like GhostTribute does about N/A. It's not about easy, it's about the pride, respect and labor of love it takes to build something and learn new things along the way!

I'd like to say thanks and also give admiration and respect to all of you who have actively posted in this thread!

Thanks in advance for any help received!

Tony
__________________
ESQUILAX-The Black Squirrel Of Death-01ZX3-Roush Suspension, 15x7 RotaRBs, SVT EM, ORP, FS FBE, EGR Del, Y2K IM 65mm, 3"MAF Tube, SteedaTB, Iceman Int, FR Wires, Cop Plugs, HP Timing Belt, Fidanza CamGears, Spec Stg2 Clutch, CM Flywheel
MrTerryToYou is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2014, 08:20 AM   #129
1turbofocus
FF Affiliate
 
1turbofocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1123
Location: Belmont, NC
What I Drive: 2000 ZX3 / 2002 SVT Turbocharged

Posts: 22,213
Points 51,384, Level 100
Points: 51,384, Level: 100 Points: 51,384, Level: 100 Points: 51,384, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 25%
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
FF Reputation: 154 1turbofocus Excellent Standing Member 1turbofocus Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (28)
180 deg thermostat , Motorcraft SP463 plugs

Tom
__________________
Focus-Power: Your #1 Source for Ford Focus Speed, Tuning & Performance!

Customer Support
AIM: hpdyno
Email: hpdyno@aol.com
Phone: 704-249-3745
Site: focus-power.com

Elder 1turbofocus
1turbofocus is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2014, 10:53 AM   #130
MrTerryToYou
Focus Enthusiast
 
MrTerryToYou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94976
Location: Carpentersville, IL
What I Drive: 2001 Pitch Black ZX3

Posts: 189
Points 980, Level 16
Points: 980, Level: 16 Points: 980, Level: 16 Points: 980, Level: 16
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 1 MrTerryToYou Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
Awesome! I'll pick those up as well as a wideband this month before I give you a call for the tuning! Thanks Tom.
Oh about the Cams, should I go with a stage 2, or 3? I never plan on going FI.
__________________
ESQUILAX-The Black Squirrel Of Death-01ZX3-Roush Suspension, 15x7 RotaRBs, SVT EM, ORP, FS FBE, EGR Del, Y2K IM 65mm, 3"MAF Tube, SteedaTB, Iceman Int, FR Wires, Cop Plugs, HP Timing Belt, Fidanza CamGears, Spec Stg2 Clutch, CM Flywheel
MrTerryToYou is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS few Zetec performance parts silverbulletst170 Archive 7 04-06-2009 05:21 PM
how to get svt performance out of a zetec? chad_p71 ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) 18 11-08-2006 11:51 PM
Ford Racing Focus Parts Performance Comparison - 2.0L Zetec Goat Roper ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) 10 03-25-2006 06:44 PM
Thread dimensions of ZETEC oil cap? gthang Ford Focus & General Car Chat 0 03-31-2004 04:28 PM
Quater Mile! turbo989 DURATEC Performance (2003-2007) 24 03-03-2004 12:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat