2006 ZX3, 2005 ZX5
im not whining, and im not moaning. its called truth and i have accepted it. if i have already put mods on this car and it lost 6mph(losing over all trapspeed is a LOSS of POWER) how do you make something fast that does not want to be modded? the amount of money needed to make a 3300 lbs 4 cyl with a crap transmission fast is astronomical compared to the focus. my friend with a ZX3 has a few bolt ons and his car is hella faster then my car. i know about power to weight ratio and the dart DOES NOT HAVE IT. it is what we have dubbed, TOO FAT TO FLY. hell even Chrysler gave up on the dart. i just took the hint early.Listen Mr. Deadpool... whining and moaning won't help you, you can make anything fast if put your mind to it, I've worked on terrible, slow as shit OHV engines and made them fast...now it's going to cost some money...besides whatever aftermarket parts their are for the car, intake, motor mounts..any headers yet? you can do a lot of internal mods...probably wait till factory warranty is up though..get the head ported and polished, oversize valves... I realize tuning is a big thing, hopefully they work that out..no plans by Mopar to come out with a tuner or anything?
i cant get the head worked on or ported due to the fact that the MULTI AIR blocks are under 2200PSI of pressure and requires a dealer specific tool to remove the blocks. the engine in this car was built as a stop gap engine to have something available in the GT to put them out. the GT was never suppose to be out. the RT was never completed because they didnt want to make the 2.0Turbos that was suppose to be in them. and a turbo set up is 4500 bucks, not worth it. by the time i get done with all that id have been better off with buying the focus from the start.