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Old 03-01-2015, 11:31 PM   #1
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my zxw build

I'm building a mild sleeper and i want some confirmation with the vets on my plan. I have a 02 zxw (zetec) 5spd with 200k, i really want to try and get to + or - 300hp with it. But handling will be addressed too. I'm thinking:

65mm throttle body
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Performance head (SVT?)(porting, polishing?)
Maybe boost, idk yet
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That's all i can think of. This is just a stupid idea in my head but do people swap.out for the SVT tranny? Any info appreciated. i do.understand this is a tall order for a 200k engine but without boost it should be able to take it.


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MSD igntion system is not needed. The stock system is good enough to handle more than you can afford to throw at it. If you are looking to get to around 250-300 HP, your best bet would to be to build up your motor, then go with a turbo system from either Focus-Power or FSWerks.
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^^^ 300hp na isn't really very feasible
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Built plus boost for those numbers.

Keep it to 250 boosted for a stock engine - even a perfect one.
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I bet you could get close to ~250 na at the crank with everything done to these engines. And I mean EVERYTHING.

Cost wise, fi and be done.
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:08 PM   #6
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So your guyses (great grammar, i know) thesis is just boost my original engine? Or buy a used engine and do it? If i were to get a "new" engine wouldn't i just go for the gusto and get the 2.3 Duratec to boost? Thanks guys, this really helps.
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Id say new engine, stick with zetec so you won't have to do a whole swap.

After you get the turbo down, get boost controllers and build from there.
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Here's an example from the "stickies" of about the max you can get N/A from a zetec:*The official ZETEC dyno thread*

Not the MOST extreme build, but the highest output with a dyno posted.
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But a junkyard Zetec won't cut it? Even if I rebuild it? Sorry guys, but i'm a kid with the only thing holding me back is money, I have the knowledge. I've already rebuilt a 1960 Ranchero with a 200ci six.
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SVT header should be the first thing on your list , there is no other 1 things that will add what it does
2.5 or 3 inch EXH
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