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Old 08-02-2014, 12:19 AM   #1
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Cool 2001 ZX3 Build Thread-Carla

I have created this thread for my fairly new ZX3 (Carla)that I have purchased about a month ago. I have already done a few things that I will list at the bottom but I have big plans for this little machine.

Here it is

Current Mods:

Exterior:
Tinted Taillights
Rear Tow Hook
Matte black Plastidipped rims
Crossbars
Front Lip/Chin Spoiler

Interior:
Storm Trooper Helmet Shifter
Yellow Gauge Trim
Yellow Stereo Trim
Yellow Door Panel Trim

Performance:
Currently Nothing



Planned Mods

Exterior:
First gen Focus RS Body kit
SVT Rims(Gold or Black)
Black paint job
Small spoiler
Euro Grill
10000k Xenon conversion
Window Tint
Custom Euro front plate

Interior:
Yellow LED gauge cluster light kit
Short throw shifter(This doubles as performance)
Armrest for center console
Full LCD double din stereo with Bluetooth
Yellow/Black Seat Covers(Custom Fitted)
Racing Harness
Gauge pods with Fuel Pressure, Oil Pressure, and Battery Voltage

Performance:
K&N Typhoon Air Intake
High-flow headers
Magnaflow Cat Back system or Muffler(cheaper option)
Stage 2 Clutch Kit
CFM 65mm Throttle Body
New Fuel Pump(Not really an upgrade but just a reliability issue)
Tune-after most performance parts(open to brands)
and if the car survives and runs well till I'm finished with college, a supercharger.

Suspension and Misc.:
Eibach wheel spacers (or 1979-93 Cobra Rims)
Eibach Pro Lowering kit 1.5-1.4
Front Tower Brace
Rear Lower Strut Brace
Bigger/Slotted Brake Discs for front(No brands yet)
Yellow Calipers and Drums


But for now, lots of repairs are in order so one piece at a time.


Anyways, here are some pics of it as it is now.











Plastidipped the wheels black since I currently have no extra cash for rims


Front Lip





Feel free to let me know of anything I should do the car. I will consider everything, as long as they are CARB legal.


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Old 08-02-2014, 01:12 AM   #2
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Once repairs are out of the way, the largest single performance improvement I didn't see mentioned is suspension.

I went 'mild" with SVT suspension & wheels, made a huge difference in driving feel & performance.

Pick your choice as you look into it based on regular use & preferences.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:16 AM   #3
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I went 'mild" with SVT suspension & wheels, made a huge difference in driving feel & performance.
A stiffer and perhaps lower suspension is in order but I wanna be able to keep the ride quality so that I'm actually comfortable driving it over and bumps or rough terrain.
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Plastidipped the fuel door black

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May I ask what that is hanging from your rear bumper?
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May I ask what that is hanging from your rear bumper?
Haha yeah it's a little keychain doll from the first concert I went to. I never had anywhere to keep it so I thought "why not?" and the orange thing is, as I'm sure you know, a tow hook.
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