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you see, i was thinking of doing the same thing. but the only header out there available for the escort is pacesetter. ( http://www.speedyperformanceparts.com/p ... der_z.html )
and everyone i've asked, except for one person, says that pacesetter is haggard. i've heard complaints from incorrect measurments/things not lining up the right way/poor/no performance enhancment/no sound difference.
everyone else suggested having custom headers built. but that can get pricey, and i don't have the tools or the know-how.

so, to make a long story short, i wouldn't bother..
but, since the pacesetter header isn't that expensive, you could still get it and write an article on it or something to post on feoa. tell us exactly how it is...
 

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i went for the gt ho header(1st gen gt) then 2.25" piping, 2.5" cat converter and the chrome muffler...then i made my intake out of pvc pipes, gt ho tb(1st gen gt(88.5-90)), suspension.....thats what i did though..for you i'd go for struts & springs.....hope it helps...
 

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im going for springs soon, but i want alittle more performance first, the handleing i can deal with for now, but i hate when i cant keep up. cat sounds good, but what about underdrive pully and cam lifters, valves?
 

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basic rebuild on the engine....and or forging the lower half of your engine and a 360 deg valve job....then if you are bucks up either go for the turbo or go for juice.....also there is a udp being made for the 2nd gen escort, on the cam side you can have it custom ground but i think "EFP" still sells em w/ core.....there is a lot of things you can buy for your ride...thing is where to look and the green stuff.....hope it helps....
 

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You heard right, but you are doing serious engine work, intake/header/exhaust/cams/valves/port and polish job.

That is if you do it. if you plan on going FI then getting higher lift cams won't help tho. just depends on what you really want to do
 

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well fi is proly past my price range, port and polish proly too, what does that run bout? i want headers but i heard pacesetter is the only one for 2nd gen, and i heard they suck. i might get it anyway.so far, i have the muffler, waitting to hang it, intake is on its way, thinking of highflow cat. anyone ever hang their own muffler? if so can you give me a run down? the lowest price i got was around $62.
 
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