zx2 help | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)
  1. Wash your hands and do not touch your face, keep it safe and clean. Long live Feoa!

zx2 help

Discussion in 'Circle Tracks' started by SSRACER75, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. SSRACER75

    SSRACER75 FEOA Member

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hardwick, Vermont
    Hey everyone so I'm thinking about building a 1998 escort zx2. I've been hearing a bunch of stuff about them having tranny issues. Does anyone know what that's about and what I can to solve it.
  2. ShakeZilla19

    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

    Messages:
    3,171
    Likes Received:
    665
    Trophy Points:
    363
    The transmissions in all Escorts are fairly weak when it comes to making power. You will be much better off with a manual as they are much stronger than the autos. Modified manuals start to reach there limit above 300hp.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2014
  3. drommer

    drommer FEOA Member

    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Newport News, Va
    Manual or Auto? I used to run in the UCars, SOHC 4 cyl. 2nd gen, went with the 2.0l swap and a 98-99 Zx2 manual. Ran this setup in 3 of my cars. Never had a problem with the trannies. Now I moved up to the Enduoro's, Any 4 or 6 cyl FWD. Got 2 GT's and 2 Intrepids. Last year, near the end of the season, pickup up a 03 Zx2, Auto. She was pretty fast but could not keep up with the GT's. The Intrepids had her 2 laps down in a 30 lap race...

Share This Page