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Well my name is Adam, I current have an escort that I am in the process of boosting, I am from northern IL in Chicago. I am open for suggestions or advice, It is VERY welcome!

THE DAY I GOT IT 7/27/2010
Well Here she is:
Year: 2002
Color: Silver
Mileage: 122k
Trans: MTX 5spd
Interior: Charcoal
Options:

-Cruise Control
-Power Mirrors
-A/C​

Mod List:
Legend:
Red: Not Ordered / Future Mod
Yellow: Parts Ordered / Install Process ( an "*" at the end of the item means its been received)
Green: Installed / On The Car
Footwell Neon
98 Valve Cover*
S/R Struts*

Energy Suspension Motor Mount Inserts
Red LED Cluster
Knock Mod
Projector Headlights
Mfactory LSD
ACT Stage III Clutch
Custom Short Throw Shifter

Gauges:
Wideband
Boost/Vac*
Volts*​
Turbo Kit:
T3 Borg Warner (.63 trim)*
Ebay Greddy Type S BOV*
Tial Wastegate w/10 psi spring*
Gaskets*
Ebay Intercooler*
Zeitronix Wideband*
Intercooler Piping and Couplers*
Oil Feed Fittings*
Oil Return Fittings*
42# Injectors*
Xcal 2 SCT Flasher*
Diablo Motorsports MAFia F7373*
Foam Mushroom Filter*
3" MAF tube for Blow Thru MAF*
Small Yellow Tial Wastegate Spring (3psi)
SVT Focus Green Top Fuel Pump (255lph)
-10AN oil return bung welded to oil pan*

Radiator Fans (two 10" pushers)
Get wastegate dump welded into downpipe
Custom Borla Exhaust (w/ 24" resinator and 18" muffler)
Oil Catch Can


Nice headlights


MMM Charcoal


Some rear end action


GAUGE PLACEMENT 8/4/2010
Im Thinking of mounting my AFR, and Boost/Vac gauges here, the other will be down in the cubby



Cluster To RED 8/9/2010
Took about an hour to scrap off the green tint off but was pretty easy, had ben help. the picture doesnt do it justice



Projector Headlights 8/13/2010
Worth Every penny, one small hi-cup, the passenger side headlight isnt aligned correctly


The Boost Has Arrived! 6/23/2011
Well after switching back and forth between my Rx7 and my escort, I had finally come to the conclusion that I will need MASSIVE amounts of money to even get my rx7 up and running where I want it to be so I switched back to my escort for now. So the Boost has arrived, I ordered a partial turbo kit from Underclassmen (aaron). now I am working on turning that into a full kit here is the manifold and turbo!



More Parts:
3" to 2.5" Reducers for MAF tube with 3" T-bolt Clamps (I need to order some 3" piping to Straighten out the air flow for the MAF to read)


New filter, Oil Foam - washable


Downpipe and Wastegate Gaskets:

Two 45* -10AN hose ends and 2' of stainless hose


42# Injectors

BOV:


Oil Pressure Reducer for turbo feed line (.065 hole)

Beat up intercooler, gonna have to go through and straighten alot of those fins =[

Manual Boost Controler and Vacuum "T"

Oil Fittings, from left to right the silver fitting is a -4 an to 1/8th npt adapter, to the brass 1/8th npt oil reducer (.065 hole), then it goes to the blue 1/8th NPT to -4AN fitting to the turbo, Also got my 90* 1/8th NPT to -4AN fitting:

MAFia F3737 12":

here is the layout im thinking about if i can clock the turbo down:


Also not really new parts but new pictures! here is my Wideband (Zeitronix) and my Xcal2


GAUGES INSTALLED

 

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Try teamzx2.com but some of those guys are dicks. Just a warning.
Me ZX2 also
 

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Most of the guys on the teamzx2 are all runnung boost. There are not many zx2 guys on here. But tom is supposed to know his stuff.
 

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yeah im almost there to start the build, I just need to get some radiator fans, get my downpipe welded up and get it all on the car then have Turbo Tom tune it! =]
 

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The wanabees on zx2 told him he would have turblence issues from the 2.5 to 3 inch reducers on his 3 inch MAF which I thought was funny sence the Focus croud has been doing it for years and I started doing it in 2002 , they use to say blowthrough wouldnt work , I dont think any of them are doing blowthrough yet if they are it isnt many

Your in the right place to get the best information

Tom
 

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The wanabees on zx2 told him he would have turblence issues from the 2.5 to 3 inch reducers on his 3 inch MAF which I thought was funny sence the Focus croud has been doing it for years and I started doing it in 2002 , they use to say blowthrough wouldnt work , I dont think any of them are doing blowthrough yet if they are it isnt many

Your in the right place to get the best information

Tom
Thanks tom for the info and they are VERY few running blow thru, i.e. Zetec00, (doug)

Also Tom did you get my question about bumping up the idle speed to around 1k or 1100 RPM's?
 

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Cool thanks for the quick response tom!

Also not really new parts but new pictures! here is my Wideband (Zeitronix) and my Xcal2

 

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Thinking there are some posts missing here ... ?


Also, I find it odd when people talk bad about other forums and join one not specific to their car for 'better' advice. Seems to me it's generally because what they where told on one site wasn't what they wanted to hear, subsequently the new site will be what they want to hear. In either case none may be correct or maybe all are correct in some regard.

I will say this, it's quite childish of you to say that all the guys on team zx2 are dodo heads. I know for fact there are some very intelligent people there and that much of what was learned early on in the Focus world was already know in the zx2 world. Both have shared information and from this both have benefited.
So I'd ask you to bite your tongue and show some respect.
BTW, you'll get zero help from me as I think your a childish little punk.
 
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yeah iminhell for some reason my first post is missing, IDK why it was there earlyer today but not now, and yeah Tzx2 has its share of jerks but every forum has that doesnt it?
 

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Ya I'm on both sites but wow what jerks on teamzx2 not all but the worst ones are the moderators. Real Dicks. But some descent ones and they think that they know everything. Example of a real jerk second reply to my question but then descent people after that http://teamzx2.com/threads/31756-Throtle-Body-Dremmel-Mod?p=526753#post526753
No I never said all. I said some and the focus shares a 2.0 zetec (just not VCT) so I play in the zetec section not the duratec even though My 04 focus has the duratec. Also on your forum here there are a lot more active users the other one is more like a clique with much fewer active users and most are boosted which I am not nor do I plan to be.

And notice the originator of this thread has a zx2 not a focus.
 

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yeah iminhell for some reason my first post is missing, IDK why it was there earlyer today but not now, and yeah Tzx2 has its share of jerks but every forum has that doesnt it?
And with a smaller user base they really stand out more.
I just ignore the idiots and the descent ones eventually come by.

And Korndoggy it's gone again. Mabey it's too big with all the pictures. Try several smaller ones mabey.
 

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And with a smaller user base they really stand out more.
I just ignore the idiots and the descent ones eventually come by.

And Korndoggy it's gone again. Mabey it's too big with all the pictures. Try several smaller ones mabey.
IDK man it did this yesturday once to, idk whats going on...[???:)][???:)][???:)][???:)][???:)][???:)][???:)][???:)][???:)][???:)]
 

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Ya I know it was a huge post. That's why I said mabey too big. I like you used setup and home made ingunity. fixing up your intercooler and such.

Like I've seen one guys signature:
You shouldnt pay someone to fix up your car and brag about haw fast it is. Because you wouldn't pay someone to have sex with your wife and brag about how good the sex was.
 
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