1998 Ford Escort ZX-2

Started on Nov. 17 by cghstang_chris

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Bought from EntropyMan via the GRM $2K9 Classifieds.

Made the 1000 mile trip from Florida to Ohio (including Deal's Gap) without complaint.

It's primary purpose is RallyX-mobile/Winter DD. With that in mind, the current state of modifications include: SS front brake lines, Esslinger Underdrive Pulley, Stock replacement exhaust with S/R Borla Muffler, K&N Intake and Filter, S/R package struts with stock springs, MX3 driver's seat, Schrothe Harness ES motor mount inserts and control arm bushings, Various snow and rally tires on an assortment of BG chassis/Miata wheels.

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Latest updates

May 17

Transmission Fixed

I picked up the car last night from Colletti Motorsports in Moraine. They pulled the transmission, found the spider gears destroyed and the passenger-side axle popped out. They cleaned everything up, installed my Mfactory Helical LSD, and buttoned it all ...

April 26

Transmission Goes Boom

Something let go in the transmission on the way to work today. I think I'll take this opportunity to get a fresh one installed along with the Mfactory Helical LSD that's been patiently waiting in my garage for the past ...

Aug. 23

More RallyCross

My brain and left foot have learned to effectively communicate, especially regarding the use of said foot on the brake pedal. As a result, my last two RallyCross events have been not only quite successful but very FUN. Good bye ...

July 13

The RallyCross season continues...

Since the last update I've run the ZX-2 at 5 or 6 rallycross events including the Eastern States Championship National Challenge event hosted by the Detroit Region SCCA. A lot of my in-car footage is up on my youtube channel: ...

April 22

OVR RallyCross

Finished third overall, second in class at the OVR RallyCross season opener this past weekend. All my in-car video is up on the Youtube:

April 05

AutoX TnT

I took the ZX2 out the the OVR TnT on Saturday. Just put in ES motor motor mount inserts and some Redline MTL in the transaxle of Friday. I was using my six year old 14" Falken Azenis 215s. They ...

Feb. 20

More Rallycross! More Mud!

Rallycrossed with the Detroit Region today. You might expect a February Rallycross in Michigan to have snow, I know I did. There was no snow on the course today but there sure was plenty of mud! I took the win ...

Jan. 25

RallyCross Debut (With Pictures!)

I took the escort up to Crystal, Michigan for the Detroit SCCA Region season opener rallycross on Jan 16. The car and I both did okay but I really need to get the stock springs in on the back. Currently ...

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Apr 6, 2010 6 a.m.
Great action shots!

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