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need help on what to buy for auto-x

Discussion in 'Autocross & Road Racing' started by rangestang, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. rangestang

    rangestang FEOA Member

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    So i need some input here guys I have about $300 I can spend the car is a 94 wagon all bone stock the air silencer is removed but other than that all stock. I am wanting to run in the ST class or as close as i can. I was thinking a short shifter, hyperflex kit, ball joints, tie rod ends. Anything else?
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    Awesome90sSpeedStripe New Member

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    You might be able to sneak in MX-3 LCA's and TTL's for that slightly wider track. I doubt race officials are gonna be able to eyeball the difference, assuming it fits your budget. B&B in Nixa has a pair of MX-3's which most likely have the parts on them.
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    Is that a pick and pull yard? How much wider is the track?
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    rangestang FEOA Member

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    Has anyone put the zx2 hyper-flex kit on a 91-96 escort? Is the swaybar bushings the only thing that don't fit im getting conflicting info.
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    They're not pick 'n pull, but they've been pretty fair with me on prices. If I recall the track is 15mm wider per side, so 30mm total.
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    Little update guys...the wagon now has coilovers, lowtec struts,polymer full kit,poly engine mounts, zx2 wheels, hankook optimo 195/60/15's, strut bars front and rear, b&m short shifter, 50 giggle gas she rips through the corners!
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    Little update guys...the wagon now has coilovers, lowtec struts,polymer full kit,poly engine mounts, zx2 wheels, hankook optimo 195/60/15's, strut bars front and rear, b&m short shifter, 50 giggle gas she rips through the corners!
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    The bushings will fit. The rear bushings just have to be reamed to fit your wagon bar. I suggest a Suspension Techniques sway bar kit, if allowed in your class. I have had my set for about 8 years now and I love them. The front adds a 3/4" bar(get a stock GT front bar for max anti-sway) the rear is replaced with a 7/8" bar. If going ST bars, you won't need to deal with the mod to the other bushings.

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    Don't mind the grime, a little low to power wash easily...
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    rangestang FEOA Member

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    I got the bushings to fit just fine bit of a wrestle but I got it done. Any more shots of the bars? Next big mod is prob gonna be a bp. :)
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    LOWETGT FEOA Member

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    Just a couple...

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    Those are the original bushing, 8 years and just fine.
    Being 1.8" lower, the center brackets clear by about 3", have scraped twice in 8 years. The only "mod" to fit these is to open the original end link hole in control arm to 5/8". Just needs a quick drilling.
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    Much better! The only issue I can see is my car is dropped about 4in.

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