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Old 05-24-2013, 03:44 AM   #1
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I have a red 2000 zx3 2 door hatchback. I got it the way it is from my older brother. Its lowered on svt rims. It has exhaust headers back all magnaflow, with a chopped aem cold air intake. It also has a staged clutch. I plan to buy toms tune first cuz that will seem to do the most powerwise, top speed and for the bigger 17 inch rims. I was wondering should i do a msd coil pack next or if there was other things i should before the coil pack. Your opinions are greatly needed and helpfull. Also is it possible to reach 200 to the wheels or crank na?


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Old 05-24-2013, 07:12 AM   #2
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200hp at the wheels or crank is doable; but your going to spend a GOOD chunk of cash to get there.

Your right on track with a good tune. At least this gives you the option to upgrade later as well.

The MSD coil, and plugs wires aren't worth the money for your power level. A quality OEM type coil and 8mm+ plug wires are more than adequate. Most people who buy these aftermarket parts are just after the name brand and the look anyhow.

Personally, I'd turn my attention to the suspension, tires and braking system at this point.
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Thank you, so the front caliper and rotor kit from steeda is a good idea? Also if i do this do i need to upgrade the brake master cylinder?
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200hp? The difference between 200 at the crank and at the wheels is pretty substantial for an NA build. Why are you concerned with a peak hp number?
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I like the idea of power to weight ratios. I plan on buying another car and making this focus my sunday driver or Tow too a track also.
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