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Antihero
Antihero HalfDork
7/20/18 7:28 p.m.

Here's mine. Has the apparently rare foglights and ABS.

accordionfolder
accordionfolder Dork
7/23/18 2:13 p.m.

I missed it in my first read-through, but can we talk about this line from the article? :

"Ford Racing made a small batch of inverted coil-over struts, but not many were sold. If you can find one on the used market—they’re rebuildable—expect to pay around $1500." 

I (think) have a set of said coil-overs, who are they referring to that can do the rebuild?

The little Escort that can was out at Road Atlanta this past weekend, had a fantastic time.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3mJAdhpdRkkztCKg7

FSP_ZX2
FSP_ZX2 Dork
7/23/18 2:53 p.m.

accordionfolder
accordionfolder Dork
7/23/18 3:13 p.m.

In reply to FSP_ZX2 :

I was wondering when you'd chime in on this thread....

FSP_ZX2
FSP_ZX2 Dork
7/23/18 3:34 p.m.

In reply to accordionfolder :

What took me so damn long?!

KirkComer
KirkComer New Reader
9/16/18 2:27 p.m.

I like mine. Great on gas and reliable. 5 speed, short throw shifter, 21mm rear sway bar, strut tower brace, iceman intake, modified air cleaner, k&N filter and under drive pulley.  JBA shorty header and NGP0 ecm on the shelf waiting for me to install one day. 

jj
jj HalfDork
9/17/18 4:28 p.m.

I had the ford racing coil overs. They were extremely stiff. Also despite the huge rear spring I still couldn’t get it to rotate. Slotted strut mounts would help, but I don’t remember seeing those available. 

iceracer
iceracer UltimaDork
9/17/18 5:48 p.m.

Ford for awhile sold a kit to enlarge the the mount and eccentic bolt.    I had the kit on my zx2sr.

I think the suspension on the SR along with a hefty rear bar, 2.5 neg camber, more caster made for a good track car as well as dd.

arthuruscg
arthuruscg
10/9/18 1:03 p.m.

Anyone looking to sell a stock ish zx2 SR? It looks like they still qualify for G Street autocross.

Aero1591
Aero1591 New Reader
10/19/18 9:59 p.m.

In reply to arthuruscg :

Where are you located ? 

I’m in Palm Bay FL 

Have a 2000 Red ZX2 S/R

95,xxx miles 

Clean Interior 

Pioneer Radio and Speakers

Faded Florida Paint (may be painted soon) Zero Rot/Rust

 

LMK

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
10/20/18 4:53 a.m.
jj said:

 Also despite the huge rear spring I still couldn’t get it to rotate.

 

Que?

 

Stock as-delivered-to-plebes ZX2s would rotate like there's no tomorrow.

 

 

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed SuperDork
10/20/18 5:41 a.m.
crankwalk said:
alfadriver said:

 

But it wasn't a car that I really wanted.

 

 

 

EVERYBODY EVER said:

 But it wasn't a car that I really wanted.

 

 

 

Fixed that for you.

Exactly.

ssxt
ssxt
3/22/19 6:49 p.m.

Thanks for the write-up.

My '99 (not .5) has been fun for the last year. Bought off FB marketplace.  Neglected but not abused - as it needed tires/tune-up/tbelt kit/brakes/tie-rods (all DIY), but the clutch, trans and engine are still good.  Added some lowering springs, new struts, and that bigger GT RSB. And had to fix a grounding issue to get the speedo and cruise to work.

Before teamzx2 went down (just about the time this article came out) I found all the cheap/free mods &  my bu++ dyno says it's picked up a few.

May see what the Focus Zetec community has for a small turbo install. I don't want a (nother) $$ pit. 

I hit the Auto-X last season (PNW) and it was fun. I need to get more seat > time.

This has been a cheaper alternative to all the overpriced late '90s Civics on CL.

The interior is still in good condition, AC blows cold, the rear seats fold-down and I can haul my skis, road bike, etc back there if needed, and I may be one of the few that thinks it looks OK...kinda/sorta/maybe like the old Gen1 SC-series Lexus.

Antihero
Antihero Dork
3/22/19 9:54 p.m.

Anyone have some advice on decent easily available struts for these? Mine needs some soon 

dxman92
dxman92 Reader
3/23/19 12:38 a.m.

These were great to steal parts from for my Escort hatch..

iceracer
iceracer UltimaDork
3/23/19 12:16 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift :

Why ?  I have had both.   Since stock they produce near the same power.  Didn't notice a lot of difference from the '94 GT to the '98 ZX2.

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