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Old 07-25-2017, 03:52 PM   #1
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Project XR2 SuperCoupe

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I've been trying to get this going for the past 2 years, and I finally got a ZX3 so I can start my project! What I am going to be building is going to be a my idea of a concept car, built as if you could have bought it from a Ford Dealership back in 2000. I call it the XR2 SuperCoupe.

It is going to be a Zetec supercharged RWD Focus. It will use an RX8 transmission and a 03-04 Cobra IRS.

I totaled my supercharged ZX5 last July, luckily most of the parts were salvageable from the wreck. I've had boxes and boxes of parts in my garage. I had a supercharger from a Thunderbird SuperCoupe mated to my Zetec.


I just picked up this 2000 ZX3 Kona Edition Focus last week. It has over 230k miles on it, and I picked it up for $1100. It will be a great candidate for my build. I was looking for something that had the automatic windows and locks (for reasons that are staying secret for now, but I will get into later).


So I started swapping over my parts in the garage. I got my taillights swapped over, as well as my full blue SVT Interior. I actually had to do a lot of repair for the rear interior trim pieces as they all the mounting tabs were missing and some of the vinyl was coming up.



Now I'm working on getting my modified SVT gauges to work with the aux cluster. Got everything wired up last night but the battery died from me having the doors open too long, so I'll have to jump the car tonight to see if it actually worked lol. I'll post up the wiring diagram as well to get the SVT gauges to work in a non-SVT Focus if anyone else is interested.



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Old 07-26-2017, 10:50 PM   #2
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Good Luck on your project.
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Don't bite off small chunks, do ya? Quite a project planned, I'd be wondering if you didn't have pieces on hand and past experience to draw from!
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Looks like a great project you got going....
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I've gotta see where this project goes. Good luck!!
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A little update on this project. I put everything on hold for about a month while I got my '15 ready for FocusFest by dumping way too much money into it lol.

Last night I finally got my custom SVT Gauges to work in my car. So the wiring diagram I came up with does work. I found out I couldn't get it to work because there was a bad connection in the splices I was using and they weren't connected properly so when I would move the wires around the gauges would light up for a split second. But I finally got them to work and I am super excited! I'm gonna have to try and figure out how to get that airbag light off though...



I also got the SAP diffuser installed on the SVT bumper. There's still a gap between the diffuser and the bumper, but it's pretty small and I don't think I can get it closed any more than it already is.


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Good luck with the build! That wiring diagram is going to come in super handy. I've been putting of installing my SVT cluster due to not having a wiring diagram for the Aux cluster! Now I just need to get someone who understands electrical to help me wire it up.
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Also, (I guess I forgot to mention this earlier) the diagram I posed in the first pic I could not get to work for the gauges. This could have also just been due to a bad electrical connection to where the aux cluster wasn't getting power, but I'm not 100% sure if the diagram is bad or if it was my error when testing it, so I'll leave it up there.

The diagram below is the diagram that I came up with to get the aux gauges working by wiring them into the light switch harness (and a few wires into the main cluster as well to get the oil pressure and cruise control lights working).
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Good luck with the build! That wiring diagram is going to come in super handy. I've been putting of installing my SVT cluster due to not having a wiring diagram for the Aux cluster! Now I just need to get someone who understands electrical to help me wire it up.
Yeah I tried to make something that was easy to read, even for people who don't know much about electrical stuff. All the diagrams that I'd looked at to try and get it to work were poorly drawn and made no sense to me (and I do a lot of electrical wiring lol) and I couldn't get them to work. So I came up with these diagrams by comparing the wiring schematics from ford from an SVT vs non-SVT Focus and just kinda got it figured out lol.
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