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Old 11-09-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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what kinda power am i making???

Im new to the forum world and i just got my car not long ago. its an 02 ZX3 and it has a lightened flywheel, .381 Comp Cams, an AEM short ram with a K&N filter, a cat back system and a stage 1 clutch. stock HP is said to be 130. i was just wondering what kinda power gains i should have with my setup. any feedback would be greatly apprieciated.


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Old 11-09-2013, 01:10 AM   #2
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Do you have the stock exhaust manifold and cat on the car still?


Each Zetec is different, mainly due to the variances in cam timing due to the way our cams are timed IMO. Some motors are a lil stronger than others but they all fall within certain hp and tq numbers.


Check out the Zetec Performance Chat sticky threads HERE to get an idea of where your at.
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There wasnt much in the other threads that helped but it is a good guide as to what ill buy next and for that i thank you. I am running the stock mani and i do believe that the cat is still on the car. i have driven others and mine is the fastest focus ive ever driven. maybe its because mines 5 speed and it feels different idk.
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The 5 speed makes a huge difference compared to the auto which saps up a lot of power.


Here is a link to Sport Compact Car's project focus they had back in the day. I consider it a must read for Zetec folks who want to make some power.


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There wasnt much in the other threads that helped but it is a good guide as to what ill buy next and for that i thank you. I am running the stock mani and i do believe that the cat is still on the car. i have driven others and mine is the fastest focus ive ever driven. maybe its because mines 5 speed and it feels different idk.

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you added maybe 10-15hp ... maybe.
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i have a turbo that i wanna put on it this spring to get a little more out of it and i guess my next question would be what is a safe number to set boos at if i decide to turbo? my buddies say about 8 lbs. but i wanna know for sure. i dont wanna make my motor shred itself runnin too much
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Only the Dynos knows.

Without adjustable cam gears(dyno tuned of course)and perhaps a tune for your mods you are not putting down what you should be.

Without putting it on a dyno, you and everyone else are just pulling numbers out of your butts.

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i understand that. im not lookin for an exact number just a ballpark. i figured that with as many members that this site has there would be someone with a similar setup. it doesnt mattter all that much at the moment anyhow because my syncro went bad today and now i cant shift. looks like ill be puttin it up for the winter and maybe gettin back on it next year. BUMMMER :(
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Sux sorry to hear that man.
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its fine. just gives me time to work on my stand and my chevy truck. maybe when i pull the tranny ill pull and machine the head too. possibly a new exhaust and the turbo.
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