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Old 11-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation Zetec to SVT Swap

What's up everyone?

I'm saving up to do a swap from the Zetec motor I have now to a SVT motor. I wanted to know if there is anything I should know before I even start at all. Also, is there any place you all can recommend as far as acquiring everything needed. I live around the corner from Central Florida Motorsports AKA CFM so I can get parts needed performance wise. I know I need the engine, transmission, and ECU. but is there anything else you can recommend I do before the swap or get for the swap.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:51 AM   #2
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Best bet is to find a rollover or write off car complete and swap everything over, then sell off what you don't use or remove from the old car.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:54 AM   #3
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^^ i would do exactly what 02ztsian said ive had a 2000 zx3 and bought a crashed svt and swapped everything down to the rear disc set up complete harness dash everything its well worth it cuz u pay zx3 insurance and got an svt under the hood
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Thanks fellas, I'll look into that. Appreciate it.
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IMHO, not worth the trouble to do the full swap.

Engine wise the only good parts are the head and exhaust.
Brake upgrade is a given.

But $$$ wise, it's just not worth the time invested to change wiring and whatnot.


Ask the SVT swapped guys how much time and money they've spent, then compare it to the ~$1,500 with tuning that I've got into my swap (tuning was $500 by itself).
Physical swap takes a day. Fine tuning might take another day. Basically just swapping parts and extending the CHT wires.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #6
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See I've never looked that far into it just yet. I know the SVT of some what based off of the Zetec which I have in my car now. How hard would it be to find a SVT head and swap that on the Zetec? Any links or resource you may have are welcome please.
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Thats cool that you live around the corner from cfm.
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