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Old 07-01-2012, 05:58 PM   #11
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^^^yeah, i was thinking of reflashing the ECU, but wanted to see if i could build the motor some more before i get into tunning it, but its just too expensive for me right now , but looks like thats the only thing i can do for now! thanks for the advice!
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Don't forget that Tom's tune has free updates, as you mod your car a bit. You'd have to ask the specifics, as I think it's just for "bolt-on" type mods, but it's still cool.
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how much is it to do the reflash i have an 01 zts and am trying to make a little bit more power was thinking about doing an all motor set up so any help would be nice thanks
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Do some searching....there's a LOT of info already out there on these forums. In case you don't feel like searching, I'll get you started with some info:

The reflash is ~$400, but don't quote me on it. Talk to Tom for exact pricing...

The header/cat/exhaust is a pretty decent bottleneck (well, really just the header and cat, but a cat back makes it sound nicer...). The SVT header is (or was the last I looked into it) the best header for your money.

Just keep in mind, that these aren't really N/A beasts. You aren't going to get a LOT of power out of it. Some of the highest N/A numbers I've seen are around 200 whp, and that's with a LOT of work...
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Didn't know someone broke 200 WHP thought the top was like 187WHP back when we had that HIGHEST WHP SVT thread back a year ago, all this time I thought our cam was the best... Didn't know Cat cams where better...
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i'm just looking to make around 170 or 180 whp and ill be happy with it and i don't want to do pistons. i want a good set of cams and all the basic add ons and thats about it just see what kind of cam and header you guys would go with i want to know what header and cams make the most power. and oh yeah i have a k&n drop in intake should i upgrade it or no.
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K&n filter is has more or equal gains to a Cai don't think cat cam will give you 30HP you desire
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Cat or Caterham Cams are more aggressive, but as stated they are super expensive and are a lot of work to get them to work properly in the car.

Other than that, the SVT Cams are equivalent to a Stage 4 Cam for the standard Zetec engines. No one else has better cams for the SVT other than the Cat Cams.

A Tune would be your best option.

Now if you are thinking about opening up the cylinders some, looking into ITBs, getting some steel valves and stronger cylinders ... then sure get the cams. But if you are only wanting to get more HP for N/A without spending much money, forget the Cams.

Tune, CAI, Short-Throw, Dog-Mount, Stiffer Suspension and an ORP/HFC and you will be quite happy with the ride. It's not about HP with this car, it's about driveability and automotive course performance.

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yeah that is all i want is to have a fun car to drive everyday and maybe hit some corner when needed to haha i juat want to make the most power out of it and i'm going to have it tune too that is why
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You should look into a local AutoX chapter. A join the fun as a stock ride before going nuts on mods.

The SVT Focus is a great stock ride for AutoX.

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