I redlighted so had to settle for semi-finalist. I go back second weekend of August to the 1/4 mile now. That event though sees over 100 cars in my class so it will be more challenging.
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 ATX
Bolt-On's, Tuned, Stalled, D.O.T Slicks
16.3@82mph, 2.38 60ft
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 MTX (Sold)
Cone Filter, Muffler Delete, Spec Stage 1 Clutch
16.2@83MPH, 2.34 60ft
not bad. the launch looks great, but after that it feels like the car isn't moving anymore (of course, being an escort has something to do with that), but a few seconds later it takes off again.
p.s. your car is a tad raspy. nothing wrong with that, i get rasp when cold as well.
Parts for sale:
EMA0 6-wire ATX PCM (best!) and stock (98-99.5 style) intake manifold here
04/2011 - present: 1999 black zx2 (mtx), hotshot intake, powder's udp.
05/2009 - 04/2011: 1999 black zx2 (auto): hotshot intake, powder's udp.
I sent John P some cash for a new set of stock cams with 600 miles on them along with new shims. So I'm going to put in the new cams, adjust the valve lash to spec and then re-time the motor to spec. Once that is done I will put some healthy timing advance on the intake side to gain as much bottom end power as I can.
I Have a 2.5" Trubendz Resonated/Catted/Magnaflow set-up on the car I'm surprised it is so raspy. I also have a Kamikazee Header. This is another reason I am missing some bottom end, 2.5" is a little big for my car, The kami primaries are also a little too big and bring the peak torque up higher.
I thought about installing OEM exhaust Piping With an S/R Borla and trying it out.
Race/Wheel & Tire Set-Up were put up for sale locally. I don't need them with the power I make.
I did make 2 videos to show the flash stall and brake stall. There is a delay of some sorts on the brake stall that I am not sure of. I'm going to send Andre @ Edge Racing an e-mail to see what he thinks. Here's the links.
Powdercoat price list - http://teamzx2.com/threads/29502-Pow...te-With-PricesOriginally Posted by only S/R
You absolutely need a small turbo on that car. You'd fly.
...............____............Originally Posted by zx2loon
'03 MTX - Intake - Header - Suspension - Interior.. boosted soon
'91 EGT MTX - MX3 Recaros - K&N panel filter - Diy snorkel - corksport shifter bushings - zxtuner shifter - progress springs - s/r struts
'98 MTX - being built 350whp / 330wtq
Have you repped someone helpful today?
I thought about High Torque Cams, and a JohnP Head but honestly for the little gain I will see it's not worth it. I mean 25WHP won't make this thing a 13 second car lol. The gear ratio is still too long to maintain a long powerband. I decided that the only way I will actually be quick is with a small but decent size turbo. I'm happy with the rest of the car just not the power output.
I'm reading all the FAQ's now and planning the upgrade, but it won't be for two years. I need to make my house purchase with a garage so I can work on it over the winter. Id' be happy with 200whp, it would make it much more fun. I think that's the whole point of this now, just making the car enjoyable.
Last edited by 5Speed; 06-25-2012 at 12:01 PM.
I'm anxious to see those videos, can't see them at work right now. Keep at it, you'll get that time down....
1998 Zx2, ATX, SVTF Header, TruBendz 2.25 cat back, High Flow Cat, COP, Iceman, knocker, Powder UDP & ODP, POT's, ATX Resitor, Block Heater, Oil and Trans Pan Heaters, 5" HD Lip, Rear fender Skirts, custom speed dents and lots of miles and smiles
I'm sure you can get away with a lot less tire/wheel than you thought you'd need. I'm running 5" wide LRR tires at 50psi and still managed a 2.38 60'. It still bog's right after I launch though....it'd be nice to have some tuning software!
I think your choice of header and exhaust has less influence over your torque that you think, theres more to it than that. I'm not saying I got it all figured out, just don't give too much credit where it isn't due. Head and Cams is what I'd look to.
I'm begining to wonder if I'll ever make it back to the track....I may be a dedicated bench racer now :-)
I agree on the rear spring spacers, but make sure you get a feel for how it drives with them before you hit the track.
I decided to stay put with the exhaust & header idea. I'm going to run my street tires next time i'm at the track and try that out, then run my street slicks. The issue is the track I race at is an airport converted to a race track for a weekend. Surface isn't the best. Cams should arrive tomorrow, I'll go ahead and swap it all out next weekend.
As stated before I'm done spending money for a while, this car will get converted to Turbocharged in the next two years.
I wanted to post some picutres of the race weekend that different people took of my car.
Cams are still at the Post Office, I need to get there. Talked To Vit and I'm sending my XCal in for his newest tune, I'm looking to get rid of the Dreaded Spark Knock at 2500RPM. In two weekends I am also swapping in the new Cams from JohnP.
Next update will be in 4 weeks when I head back to the track. I have to say I'm pretty much done with this build and disappointed. I guess it will make a decent street class car, I'm on the lookout for a faster rwd, v8 car.
disappointed? yours is truly one of the best Zs out there. and you're disappointed?
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