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Old 05-17-2013, 12:36 AM   #11
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well, technically svt is stock.. just not on that design of the engine lol.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:36 PM   #12
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Finally got started.

I got the Mac ceramic coated header, magnaflow cat, 2 1/4" flex pipe and piping and a magnaflow muffler on the end.





Also put the SVT shocks and struts on, rides quite decent with only a small drop of course. Still has the stock wheels and POS tires but they will be next.



I'll get the Volant intake on this week sometime. I'm heading out on a business trip to Africa next week so after I get back it will get tires and wheels and a tune.

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:11 PM   #13
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Lookin Good!

You should find a suitable tip for that exhaust though.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:21 PM   #14
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Why no 2.5 exhaust?
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:34 PM   #15
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I am going to put a tip on it, just forgot to buy one ahead of time.

2.5" exhaust just seems too much for a limited horsepower car. One of my analysts built a simple CFD model and he thought 2-2 1/4" would probably be ideal based on airflow through the otherwise stock engine. If you open the exhaust up too much without enough flow you slow down the exhaust flow and it starts costing horsepower and torque. Also the model could be wrong as it was quick and dirty, I don't know where he got the airflow velocity and volume through a stock Zetec engine.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #16
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Decided on tires and wheels and ordered these today along with a set of BFG G-force Sport COMP 2's in 205/50-16. Tirerack had a closeout price on the Kazera KZ-P and they only weigh 16.5 pounds each, so almost 3 pounds of unsprung weight off each corner.

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Got the wheels and tires put on today. Now to decide on a tune to go with it.



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Old 06-14-2013, 01:21 PM   #18
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Those wheels look good!

Car is coming along nicely.
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I like the wheels.

I think you would be suited with dropping it even more, even the stock SVT suspension looks too high to me.

Also, have you considered upgrading to the SVT brakes?
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #20
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Interesting my interpretation and through discussions with those how had experience the SVT header and cat were an except-able upgrade for ST because it was a factory part on another model.
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