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Old 06-05-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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I have a manuel trans 2005 ZX3 PZEV. I'm having some trouble finding intakes and ehaust system. I don't know if I'm looking in the wrong places or what. I'm more of a motorcycle person and don't know a whole lot about cars or doing any kind of mods to them. Thanks for any help.

What do you guys think of this particular car. Engine wise, tuning capability and all.

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Old 06-05-2005, 08:59 PM   #2
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Something I made to help find parts
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:22 PM   #3
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Egz's link is extraordinarily convenient for looking up possible performance mods for those of us with Duratec engines.

As for how it is... it loves modification and is a sturdy, smooth & refined and also somewhat torquey beast of a little 4-banger. Tuning is tricky in that you can't pop a chip into a slot on its ECU (because there isn't one), but "flashes" have started to come out that can download new programs and things to the engine just as a chip would alter the tune.

But then, you're on "FocusFanatics", expect most people to like these cars

Also, moving this over to Duratec Performance Chat...
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The engine is a gold mine. It doesnt like boost, but shines with N/A mods.
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