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Old 11-20-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Duratec or Zetec?

I was wanting to know which engine is better- Zetec or Duratec? A guy I know has an '04 Zetec, and I have an '07 Duratec. Which is better?


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Old 11-20-2007, 02:56 PM   #2
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oohhh wow your about to start a fight lol
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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Duratec from what i gather it takes better to mods and is a more solid design
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:41 PM   #4
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i have a zetec but to my knowledge the Duratec has more stock power and takes better response to turbos...still love the zetec though
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:09 PM   #5
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hmmm, I have never seen this thread before, lol. Search it and we don't have to fight.

take your pick, there is about 20-30 more threads on this

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Old 11-20-2007, 04:25 PM   #6
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OK, I have never owned a Zetec, and only drove a car with one once, (A 1998 Ford ZX2 on a test drive.) I really can't remember much about when I drove the ZX2. The dealership that had it was awful and tried to trick me into buying the car, and when I didn't, tried additional pressure, but that's another story.

I did own a 1993 Escort GT, and the Duratec engine just flat blows the Escort engine away. More power and much better response, especially at lower RPM's. It is the smoothest running engine I've ever owned. Before I changed the exhaust system, I sometimes couldn't even tell if the engine was running. The Duratec also has a timing chain instead of a belt. So less maintenance is needed.
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The Focus is a better car then the Escort GT..... but that GT engine was a damn good one. I have a GT that has the original engine with +200k miles and it still happily revs to 7000 rpm. Sounds stuipid but me and my dad were playing around one day, and I couldn't pull on him (me in the GT)but he could gain on me(in the ST). I miss that piece!
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the better engine is whatever you have, who cares about comparing... just mod yours more and you'll beat him everytime. lol
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:22 AM   #9
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Had a Zetec, dropped it in a heartbeat for my D23, and never looked back.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:52 AM   #10
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hey egz... how has your car been goin? done anything else to it lately?
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