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Old 10-26-2006, 11:37 PM   #1
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SVT vs ZX3 Racer Thread

Ok, let me start off by saying this IS NOT a pissing match.

I am looking for honest opinions, AND REASONS, as to why you chose what you did out of my options. Heres the information:

Daily Driver / Weekend Road Course Racer and Drag Racer

The car would be "built out the stilt" including EVERYTHING. Rods, pistons, valves, ported head, turbo, coilovers, etc. The car would retain the full interior.

Now - since the car is going to be fully built anyways, would you buy a Zetec ZX3 or a SVT ZX3?

PLEASE post your reasoning.

Heres a few from my research:

ZX3 - Cheaper cost, lighter, more readily available, cheaper parts
SVT - Awesome stock head and cams, extra oil squirters, model specific options (interior and what not), stronger trans


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Old 10-27-2006, 06:55 AM   #2
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If its being built to out to the stilt, I'm guessing money isn't an issue. In that case, I would go with the SVT, since it has oil squirters for the pistons.

But personally, for me, a fully built Duratec 2.3 is where its at.
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Old 10-27-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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Cmon' guys...
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:51 PM   #4
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fully built spi for the win
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:43 PM   #5
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2.3 Dura has the most potential I think, I know that wasn't one of the options.
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:49 PM   #6
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Id go with the svt personally I cant wait for the duratec to take over the tuning seen now its so hard everythng is for zetec engines.
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:28 PM   #7
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SVT b/c of the oil squirters..
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:04 AM   #8
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bad thing about using an svt is there were only 14000 made, youd be trashing another one...
plenty of stuff to do to a regular zx3 zetec. look what toms done...
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duratec FTW.. but since i guess that isnt one of the options then i would go wiht just a Zetec.. it would be a lot cheapier..like half the price. parts are very easy to find for it, and also very nicely priced.
but duratec has the most potential
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