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Old 03-24-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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The N/A Zetec Performance Thread

In response to all the questions about N/A Zetec performance lately

Post em if you got em boys....
Heres my recepie


Breathe Easier
- Full Intake/Exhaust w/2.5" (Inside Diameter) Piping
- 65mm Throttle Body
- 70mm MAF tube
- SVT Fuel Pump
- 24 lbs Fuel Injectors
- Tune

Engine Efficency
- Headwork (Port, Polish, Deck, 3 Angle Valve Job, Oversized Valves)
- Built engine (High Compression, Lightweight Pistons/Rods, ARP hardware)
- Reinforced Main caps
- Knife-Edged Crankshaft
- AC Delete
- PS Delete
- (Tune) Alternator cutoff at WOT

Rev Higher
- Custom Intake Manifold w/short runners
- Aggressive Camshafts (High lift, Good Overlap)
- Adjustable Cam Gears
- Valves/Springs (Lightweight and designed for high rpm)
- Billet Oil Pump Gears
- (tune) Rev limiter set to 8k

Stay in the sweet spot
- 4.06 gears

Reduce Rotational Mass
- Underdrive Pulleys
- Lightweight Rims/Tires
- Lightweight Flywheel

And as always, due to the High Revving, low tq, not daily driver friendly nature of a pure N/A build, Weight reduction is a must to help combat the lack of low end response.
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Lightweight battery, Carbon Fiber Hood, Carbon Fiber Hatch, Wheels (most important), Flywheel (2nd Most important), Front Race Seats, Rear Seat Delete, Receiver only with only the front door speakers

Track Oriented
Remove the AC stuff, Remove the Powersteering stuff, Remove the Dash accept for the gauges, Swap all of the glass for Lexan, Remove the wheel well guards, Remove the rear bumper support, Remove both the air bags, scrape off all the sound barrier stuff, Remove all interior panels

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Old 03-24-2009, 10:39 AM   #2
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Well thats a NICE list you have there.
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yep looking for sticky status... feel free to contribute.
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You will also want to get an SVT fuel pump. and you forgot two of the most important things!!!

High lift Cams w/ good overlap

Valvetrain capable of handling high rpms.

o, and wider valves!!
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I thought massive cams w/adjustable gears w/lightweight valves/springs just about covered it. do you have a link to something that'll work? im thinking i should provide some links as well?
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I could post my whole build step by step including all parts i have and parts i needed to buy. but that would take hours to type!
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I thought massive cams w/adjustable gears w/lightweight valves/springs just about covered it. do you have a link to something that'll work? im thinking i should provide some links as well?
It would be more complete if you did that or gave names of all the parts and prices.
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This would be my mod list

Breathe Easier
-SVT Header
-SVT ORP
-CFM SVT Flexpipe
-2.5” Exhaust All the Way back (Magnaflow muffler is my choice)
-2000 Ported Intake Manifold
-65mm Throttle Body
-AEM Cold Air Intake

Engine Efficency
-Ported and Polished and Decked Head, with great valve train, 3 angle valve job, bigger valves
-Built motor (rods, pistons, ARP, Toms Main Caps, CFM Billet Oil Pump, knife edged crank)
-Toms Tune (with custom tweeks) (dyno tune)
-SVT Fuel Pump
-SVT Maf
-SVT Injectors
-FR Stage III Cams
-AEM Cam Gears

Stay in the sweet spot (rotational mass)
-4.06 gears
-Torsen Diff
-Lightweight Flywheel
-Spec Stg II+ Clutch
-CFM 2pc Underdrive pullies
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btw mine is built with the intention of daily driving it.

i would also add Steeda Motor Mounts with a SVT Pass Side, and SVT Cam Cover on that side
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This would be my mod list

Breathe Easier
-SVT Header
-SVT ORP
-CFM SVT Flexpipe
-2.5” Exhaust All the Way back (Magnaflow muffler is my choice)
-2000 Ported Intake Manifold
-65mm Throttle Body
-AEM Cold Air Intake

Engine Efficency
-Ported and Polished and Decked Head, with great valve train, 3 angle valve job, bigger valves
-Built motor (rods, pistons, ARP, Toms Main Caps, CFM Billet Oil Pump, knife edged crank)
-Toms Tune (with custom tweeks) (dyno tune)
-SVT Fuel Pump
-SVT Maf
-SVT Injectors
-FR Stage III Cams
-AEM Cam Gears

Stay in the sweet spot (rotational mass)
-4.06 gears
-Torsen Diff
-Lightweight Flywheel
-Spec Stg II+ Clutch
-CFM 2pc Underdrive pullies
The only thing im not likin too much is the cost of going with full SVT header setup is considerably more than a pure race header would yield and be similar power wise. Also, the 00 intake mani will limit power over 5k. Im gonna go ahead and steal your wording on the cylinder head and SVT fuel equipment.
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