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Engine SV2 SVT ZX2

Discussion in 'ZX2 1998-2004 2.0L DOHC' started by svttech, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. 4cylinder

    4cylinder FEOA Member

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    the fan, the ac, the fuel line bracket and a few other things are why i went back to using the zx2 intake and header. Now maybe you see why I did this. Mine looks factory
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    It looks and functions with as many stock parts that I could use. Should only have a check engine lamp on due to VCT, and that can be eliminated with a tuner.
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    After seeing all the car modifications needed to make it fit there is no way that I would be using an SVT header in an Escort, at least not without modifying it. You can't loose that much power using one of the ebay 4-2-1 headers instead and it will actually fit. The other option would be chopping the bottom section off the SVT header, measuring the runner length, and then remaking that section so it fits while keeping all the lengths the same. Shouldn't effect power at all.
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  4. svttech

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    Part of the modification was from a previous accident. Didn’t affect it when it had the original manifold on it. The cost and quality of the eBay header was a factor for me. I do not like the OBX parts. I did check on the Pacesetter. The real only modification was to the lower transaxle support bracket and to connect the header to the exhaust. It was well worth a 40 minute modification and a cooling fan. It was to me, anyway.
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    ChillinZX FEOA Member

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    Your not going to get this to 2000lbs. Maybe 2200, there isn't enough stuff weighing 450lbs to take off the car to get 2000lbs. The seats and interior panels weigh almost nothing, maybe 50lbs for all of it, then your driving a tin can. Your biggest savings would be replacing front and rear crossmembers with aluminum tubing, swapping the power steering rack with a manual rack, tossing out the heater core and evaporator, ditch the radio and speakers, and ditch the fuel tank and evap canister replace with a fuel cell. That alone should put you somewhere at 2250ish.
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    Im interested to hear how this combed out. Subbed.

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  7. austin86

    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    too add to this. remove all sound deadening and insulation, passenger side mirror, depower driver side mirror, depower brakes, lighter forged wheels, cut and drill bolts or titanium bolts, remove cat, remove hood hinges and under side webbing or get fiberglass hood. Fiberglass panels, I can' go on and on.
    I'm sure you can get close to 2000lb if you try hard.
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    krux303 FEOA Member

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    Id be worried if alternating this much how that would impact the car in the event of a crash.

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  9. austin86

    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    That is a good thing to bring up.
    In my option, aside from cutting the hood ribbing and Fiberglass panels it would not make much if any impact event of a crash. If anything the loss of mass would make an crash less of a problem so long as nothing structural is removed. But even that really makes no difference.
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    Is your Contour & ZX2 ATX or MTX? Did your Contour SVT intake use the passenger axle with the intermediate axle support? The Focus SVT intake (variable plenum) uses the intermediate support bracket and so is limited to MTX. Hence, does a Contour passenger axle have the intermediate support (same as ZX2)?
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    Um, you do know that the SVT Contour and SVT Focus don't share any drivetrain components, right?
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    I was more interested in the Contour/ZX2 axle interchangeability for MTX...I offer the Focus intake as a performance option as it is an SVT adjustable plenum.
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    Less weight = more bounce. A head on crash means less weight pushing forward from inertia, reducing the impact up front.
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