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Old 07-07-2010, 11:35 AM   #11
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Could be a small Performance boost with some Adjustable cam Gears

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the ZX2 was replaced by the Focus ZX3, ZX4 and ZX5. Though the two cars shared the same Zetec engine, there were a few differences. The Focus lacked the exhaust-side VCT, and contained less aggressive camshafts that pushed the power band down a few hundred RPM. They both shared the same block, but due to the different camshafts and the different cylinder head, the torque output for the Focus was bumped up by 8 ftlbf (11 Nm). Thanks to better gearing and less weight the ZX2 continued to outperform the Focus
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# 1998-2003 2.0 L (1989 cc) Zetec, DOHC I4, 130 hp (97 kW) @ 5750 rpm, 127 ftlbf (172 Nm) @ 4250 rpm, redline 6500 rpm ZX2
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:01 PM   #12
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at .050" the stock lift is .346", so its a decent jump, almost a stage 1 cam!
Yeah not bad for $10 from the junkyard.
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Well I might have to look into this. Now only if I had to the money to do a before and after.
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what are the possible gains from one cam? does it have to be reconditioned in some fashion, or can a good shape cam be dropped in? will a used cam be compatible with the existing valve buckets?
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I imagine the gain would be a broader power band. Nothing to make you say OMG I'm sure.
Cams are good as long has they aren't worn down or nicked or damaged in any way.
A used cam can be compatible but you would still need to check the clearances on the buckets with the cam installed to be safe. Unless you want to hear the loudest ticking noise you'll ever hear.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:26 AM   #16
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What if we could combine the VCT from a ZX2 with the intake from a SVT?
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The intake cam of the SVT has the VCT on it. You can't run VCT on both cams.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:35 AM   #18
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ah got it
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SVT exhaust and zx2 intake cams? That may be interesting
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^^^now that would be interesting

hmm i am building a head as we speak so i neeed to look into this
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