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Old 07-31-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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Svt throttle body on zetec?

Was wondering if the stock svt throttle body will fit on my zetec with no modification? I'm interested in doing a larger throttle body and if the svt one would fit it would be a option for me... Thanks in advance...


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it will not fit. you would have to swap over the entire intake manifold
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Ok thanks... I was looking for a 65mm throttle body and I had someone offer me a svt throttle body... I wasn't sure if it would fit... Thanks for the info...
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Hardline, would there be any real benefit to me putting a whole intake manifold from a svt on my zetec? Would it even bolt up and if so would it be worth it without a svt head?
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It depends on if you install the hardware to change the runner length. The ports are a bit different on the manifold vs the stock one. You can press out the metal sleeves in the lower manifold to get it closer. It is close, but unless you do some port work, it is still a restriction. I myself am going to do a SVT Head swap.
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So not to be completely stupid, but would it be better for me to do a svt head swap or do the 65mm throttle body's and cams with adjustable timing gears on my stock zetec? Also is the svt head a bolt-on(save from the valve timing delete)? I may somewhere down the line go supercharged... But nothing too crazy... Would one be better than the other for that in the long run?
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IMHO, a cam'd zetec head falls short of the SVT head stock.
Even a Ford Racing head falls short.

If you have the ability and knowledge to do so, I say do the SVT swap. It's pretty straightforward and I've outlined my personal concerns.
I'm more than happy it's the route I finally picked, and a quite a savings over a good ported/built zetec head. problem now is cams are very expensive.
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So not to be completely stupid, but would it be better for me to do a svt head swap or do the 65mm throttle body's and cams with adjustable timing gears on my stock zetec? Also is the svt head a bolt-on(save from the valve timing delete)? I may somewhere down the line go supercharged... But nothing too crazy... Would one be better than the other for that in the long run?
A 65mm TB for your engine and cams (get a proper dyno-tune too) would put you a lot further in the right direction than a hybrid-head setup. The SVT head does have better flow, but getting the dual runners to work properly, fixing any flubs that come up in the midst... your existing engine would feel powerful enough after cams & TB that you would be happy.

The SVT engine has a great setup, but is by no means the only way to "skin-a-cat" powerwise for a Focus. Having the SVT head is a cool feather to have in your cap, but the power comparison between a cammed non-SVT engine and an engine with a full SVT head conversion would be a decent gap.

Just a question: if the two options you're considering were going to cost you the same coin; would you rather have a faster car or a more unique car?
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Faster car... But wanna stay with reliability... I already have a unique car per say as not many people in my area would chose a focus as car to modify... I already catch crap all the time in the shop about driving a focus.. But I love my car... Just want a lil more out of it...
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Iminhell... is the stock svt head with variable delete good even if I go FI in the future? I'm not looking to immediately but in the next year I would like to have a rebuild and possible FI if I get the itch... But wouldn't want to replace or change head setup in the future if not.. Also is it a direct bolt on?
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