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as the title says i just bought a 99 zx2. my 1st car was a 97 contour 2.0l 5speed. the engine blew up in it and the trans and clutch is good and im not fixing it bc i got to much money tied up in it. i loved my mtx and is it possible to bolt up my mtx75 that was from my contour to my zx2. the other question is wat kinda options were there on the zx2s. mine has all the options but automatic and abs i think. :D
 

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The trans will bolt to the engine but getting it to fit in car car is a whole different story. The ZX2 chassis is a Mazda design and so are the transmissions. The ZX2 uses a shift linkage and I believe the MTX75 used a cable system. It is possible to swap an auto zx2 to a manual, many members have done it and I believe there is a how-to somewhere on here or teamzx2. ABS was a rare option on any Escort. My dads ZX2 Sport is loaded with everything except leather and it has no ABS.
 

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mine is the old rod shift. i like the 95 to 97 contours bc of the rod shift and the older zetec but mine blew up. the 98 to 00 was the cable shift. that leads to my next question. are the zx2 the rod shift because it feels more tighter than cable. as far as the abs goes im pretty sure it doesnt have abs but i wanna put it up on a rack at work and look it totaly over.
the next question is would a glasspack exhast sound good like it did on my contour. most people would say thats wrong but im not much in to the whole riceburner thing.
 

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Yeah, the zx2 is a rod shift. They shift really nice with a short throw shifter. I don't know how a glasspack would sound on that engine but other members have said it sounds good. Most of us aren't into the riceburner thing either. If it sounds like a fartcan then I can almost guaranty we won't want it. I have a Magnaflow XL turbo muffler on my car with a 3" tip. It looks stock but the sound is not. I don't know how long it will stay that way though because ever since I up-sized the tubing and added a Flowtech glasspack in place of the resonator it makes this horrible rushing air noise when you let off the throttle. Maybe I need to get a standard Magnaflow muffler instead.
 

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the zx2 is rod shift. to figure out whether you have abs is fairly simple. look under your front passenger seat. if there's only a floor vent, you don't have abs. be thankful. if you have a small computer there as well as the vent. you have abs. as far as exhaust i have a 4-2-1 header to a 2.5" exhaust with a borla proxs muffler and I'm pretty ok with it, sometimes it sounds loud but as long as you keep rpm's low it's not too bad. the best short throw shifter for our cars is the TWM found at www.twmperformance.com it's pricey but nobody who buys one sells it. I tried for months to find one used when I swapped my car over from auto to manual and couldn't find one. Welcome and if you have any ?'s I can help ya with drop me a pm
 
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