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Old 08-15-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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Zetec or Duratec

Hi Tom, Iíve come to the crossroads with my Zetec as far as whether to continue putting money into it or move to a Duratec & would very much appreciate your opinion. Iím not looking for huge hp & tq numbers... being that this is an ATX daily driver, around 200hp is fine. Also this is a California car, so Iím trying to maintain CARB legality, so a turbo is out & IMO a PowerWorks even at its discounted price is too much hardware & cost for 190hp, taking it beyond that will require transmission work. Iím considering a 50-75 shot Nitrous system because of initial cost, itís not a constant ON system & can be transferred to another platform. With the nitrous system, I would set the window switch to shut off the spray at around 500 rpm before the shift points to lighten the power load at shift in order to save the ATX. And the other option is to purchase a used Duratec & add a Nitrous sys. to it, I donít know enough about Duratecs & already have a lot of bolt-on mods in place in the Zetec.

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I would stick with what you have and have already dont , cost wise . Nitrous should fit your needs fine

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For what i heard, the gains from a 2.3Dur. are not that much different from a normal little 2.0 zetec. What i heard right, just that.
Too much mods by now, too much money spent.

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stock duratec kills stock zetec

*edit lol sorry i didnt mean to bring this topic up from 2 years i was looking in the search
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