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Howdy folks,

How does Gude modify the Bullfrog throttle bodies for the 2nd gen GTs? I picked up a second car with the 1.8, and have the throttle body off of it.

Do they merely port it slightly, and polish it? What exactly is done?

Ryan

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1992 Escort GT 1.8i 5-speed
Eibach Prokit springs
Tokico ZX2 S/R struts
And much more to come...

[ Edited by RedRocket On Date 06-28-2002 ]
 

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Hey, Ryan, sorry that I have been absent of late. I am going to try to get back on the board a little more often.

I worked on my throttle body myself and found some missing CFM. I went a step shy of a true rebore, since I didn´t want to go to the hassle of making a new throttle plate. Instead, I decided to thin the throttle plate shaft as far as I felt was safe, to remove the bore ridge just before the plate, to open the throat as wide as possible and taper it smoothly to the throttle plate. I have some flowbench numbers for you, but I can´t find my binder, just yet. If I find it tonight, I will post some numbers for you. I also have some pics, both, before and after, as well. With all the other goodies I did at the same time, I can not say if my throttle body work made a noticeable difference, but the flowbench numbers were quite good, relatively speaking. I have yet to put my Kill Post up, but I just ran a dead heat with a buddy´s Audi S4 from 70-120 and from 15-100, so I am making some power with all the mods.

Oh, what do you think of the Tokico S/R´s paired with the Eibachs? I am torn between those, for the price, and the Koni red inserts.

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Um, the car goes boingy boingy?

Actually, the tokico and eibach combo is awesome, for my use... My car is a daily driver, and for the highways and biways around Ottawa it is great. Speeds increased through all corners, and now I can get a nice little tire squealing four wheel drift going around some corners.

All in all, a very balanced package, accentuating the strength and how solid the 2nd gen Escort chassis is.

Hope this helps. If you are planning any serious race excursions, I would suggest either more drop (Intrax, etc.) or possibly even a ZX2 coil over kit...

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Boingy, Boingy, indeed! When I first made the switch, years ago, I felt the same way. The ride was compromised a bit more than I had anticipated, but it was completely livable.

I´ve had the Tokico Blue/Eibach combo for 135,000 miles, now, and have never been completely pleased with the Tokicos. The valving didn´t seem quite strong enough for the Eibachs, and with the bazillion miles I have on them, they are definitely mushy. I am still questioning whether the Tokico S/Rs will be stiff enough for my liking. I toyed with the idea of the GC coilovers, but with shocks, struts, plates and competition bushings, the investement seems a bit steep. If I stick with the S/Rs and the Eibachs, the expense will be more attractive.

As for my binder, I have, yet, to find where my wife has placed it, but, rest assured, I will not be defeated.

Thanks for the input, Ryan.

Marcus

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