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    I experimented with the 3-4 and staying in 3rd. Obviously we lose steam at the top so my thinking was to put the car back into its torque range. It didn't affect my trap speed or ET by much.. I'm getting the car into top shape before I run again just to see any improvements. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Also something else to add.. a 98 trans has shorter 3rd and 4th gearing. My 03 has the taller setup, so I think that contributes to my sub-par times. I may swap transmissions from my 98 while I have time to on a 3 day weekend or something.

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    yep i was just about to post that i had a 98 trans in at the time.

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    longer 3rd better your runs @ the track. When you installed the head, which cams you put in? stock escape/focus? or the zx2 ones? or aftermarket?. Did you installed Adj sprockets? Did you dyno-tuned the car?. all this can affect your times and power at the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_underclassman View Post
    Considering the amount of time I've spent at the track, I think the driver part is down pat. I'll install the factory exhaust when I have a day off and see how things change. Thanks for your suggestions thus far.
    Slow98zx2 is right, in the high 15's range you should not be shifting to 4th gear. Dareall may be more right then you think. Until last year, I didn't know how to get a stock ZX2 into the 15's. I tried no-lift shifting for the first time and instantly took a few tenths off my best stock time for a 15.8. Your 85mph trap speed is normal for your power level and ET. You never did say if you no-lift shift or not.

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    Head is stock. I worry about beating up the trans since its my daily, so I dont no lift shift.

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    As long as your clutch is in good shape and your fluid is doing its' job, you should be fine. If it feels like you have to force it in gear, then don't do it. If it falls into gear, then you'll be okay. But, that is the only way you are going to get faster unless you do something to make more power. Most people don't realize how much time you lose from shifting. Not only do you lose time between gears because you aren't in gear, but you also decelerate until you get back into gear.

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    Just want to update this a little.. recently installed a wideband. Found out I either have a bad exhaust leak near my wideband OR I'm leaning out up top. That could explain the poor trap speed. I just finished welding up my factory exhaust and am finishing polishing the muffler. We shall see!

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    I got a 15.5 with a ridiculously slipping clutch. I thought no-lift shifting was the norm haha! How, I've always done it...and I've replaced several transmissions from forcing it in gear and breaking shift forks. This was a long time ago though.
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    No-lift shifting always worried me. What RPM were you guys pressing the clutch pedal at for your shifts?

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    Try changing to a true 4-1 header.

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    I have a pacesetter or a remote mount turbo manifold I can try..
    I think I'll try the factory exhaust + svt header first to see if I can improve.

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    redline iirc

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    Your shift points are rather low, I would expect even a stock ZX2 to shift aroun the 6500-6900rpm mark.

    Your time is rather high for the E.T and low on the MPH but I think your shift points are one reason and I also beleive your cam gears could be another reason, there is alot of power to be gained with adjusting those gears.

    I'm sorry but the factory exhaust really sacrafices alot of power Up High. 2.25" is best suited for our cars. 2.5" is great for a high reving Zetec. Some have also seen 3" exhaust make power on an SVT. I could see how though a stock exhaust would be beneficial to a daily driver below 3K rpms.

    Hell now that I think of it I'm considering buying the factory piping from NAPA and swapping it on track day to see the 1/4 mile difference bolted up to my Kami instead of my 2.5".
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    Factory exhaust is on.. we'll see the results Friday.

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