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Old 11-12-2013, 04:50 PM   #11
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I'd say 145hp at the crank at least. I suggest getting SVT headers as I hear they can give increases of 15-20hp.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:59 PM   #12
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it doesnt mattter all that much at the moment anyhow because my syncro went bad today and now i cant shift.

1 syncro going bad will only make it hard to shift into the corresponding gear.
If you can't shift into any, it's more than a syncro ...

Look into the cables. They can pop out of the shiter base (most common cause for this is a broken base, buy a SVT or Contour metal base if you can), or the cables ends can slip and throw adjustment out of wack.

The transmission itself is pretty tough and if it's taken care of can take oodles of abuse.
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:37 PM   #13
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I'm new to the FF...and just wanted to say thanks for the links on your post.....very helpful for my project. It will be my first little Hot-Rod, have had many Old School ones over the years as I'm in my 50's. Been wanting to do something different and stay true to American made muscle so I recently came across 2003 focus zx3 Saleen with 80k on it. It has bolt on mod's already but have another motor n trans from salvage to start serious work on. My goal is 250+ hp naturally aspirated. So even though I'm a newb to the 4 cyl. game I take it seriously. Any and all info to this new game is helpful and would be greatly appreciated. I read all 4 parts and made many notes as to the suppliers for these parts. All new to me as Holley, Edlebrock, etc. are all still in the old game....which is still cool as American Muscle still Rules and Ricers is what's for breakfast. Just trying to do it on there level now.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:33 AM   #14
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I'm new to the FF...and just wanted to say thanks for the links on your post.....very helpful for my project. It will be my first little Hot-Rod, have had many Old School ones over the years as I'm in my 50's. Been wanting to do something different and stay true to American made muscle so I recently came across 2003 focus zx3 Saleen with 80k on it. It has bolt on mod's already but have another motor n trans from salvage to start serious work on. My goal is 250+ hp naturally aspirated. So even though I'm a newb to the 4 cyl. game I take it seriously. Any and all info to this new game is helpful and would be greatly appreciated. I read all 4 parts and made many notes as to the suppliers for these parts. All new to me as Holley, Edlebrock, etc. are all still in the old game....which is still cool as American Muscle still Rules and Ricers is what's for breakfast. Just trying to do it on there level now.
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Welcome to the site. You cannot get to 250hp N/A with our cars.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:32 AM   #15
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lmao at the ricer dig! It's just too bad that it's taking "American Muscle" so long to catch up to the technology and power/liter output of the ricer engines. I was embarrassed to see that the 2004 Zetec I picked up has an iron block.... Ricer engines have been all aluminum for well over 20 years now. You can't tell me there is any benefit to an iron block over an iron sleeved aluminum block. Other than cost maybe.

Swap in a 2.0L/2.2L Honda engine and you can hit 250-300whp N/A with a few bucks.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:38 AM   #16
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I'm new to the FF...and just wanted to say thanks for the links on your post.....very helpful for my project. It will be my first little Hot-Rod, have had many Old School ones over the years as I'm in my 50's. Been wanting to do something different and stay true to American made muscle so I recently came across 2003 focus zx3 Saleen with 80k on it. It has bolt on mod's already but have another motor n trans from salvage to start serious work on. My goal is 250+ hp naturally aspirated. So even though I'm a newb to the 4 cyl. game I take it seriously. Any and all info to this new game is helpful and would be greatly appreciated. I read all 4 parts and made many notes as to the suppliers for these parts. All new to me as Holley, Edlebrock, etc. are all still in the old game....which is still cool as American Muscle still Rules and Ricers is what's for breakfast. Just trying to do it on there level now.
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Start thinking 2.5 engine and build off of that , I feel 230-250 can be done with the 2.5 if everything is done correctly , the 2.5 will have more TQ then the 2.3 and in the end its the TQ your after


Any one can make 250-300 from a honda what fun would that be - talk about ricer lol

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Old 02-19-2014, 09:36 PM   #17
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Ok so i took the advise to look at my shift cables and it ended up being a broken clip under my intake. its shifts again as for gettin a tune i really need one and cant think of anywhere around where i live to get one... I have however been lookin for some different bolt ons and i have made a list... now i am a noob so dont laugh


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Does anyone have anything else i should look into?
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1. Wont gain much power at all.
2. Maybe a pony or two
3. Most muffler shops will weld on a tip that isn't a coffee can
4. For 50$ that's a good deal, maybe 2HP
5. One looks cool under the hood, one takes up trunk/hatch space.

If your lucky your pushing 120-125HP to the wheels on a good day, depending on mileage, wear and tear and many other factors.
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Use the bucks that would have gone to 1,2,3 & 5 for a tune from the last guy to post in your thread - more help than the other items combined.

P.S. - typed this before Willy posted, Sorry Slick! I was referring to Tom.
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Use the bucks that would have gone to 1,2,3 & 5 for a tune from the last guy to post in your thread - more help than the other items combined.

P.S. - typed this before Willy posted, Sorry Slick! I was referring to Tom.


Agreed, then get the SVT header, flex, and ORP or cat and you'll be putting out pretty much all you can minus a few pony's here and there. With just the header and the tune you WILL feel a increase in the seat of your pants.
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