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Ecoscort - 98 Ford Escort ZX2 ecomodding thread

Hello y'all

This will be my first modding thread for any vehicle, and I'm excited to show how far I have come!

The car is a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe. It has the 2.0 Zetec motor, automatic transmission and 3.74 gears. Bought the car two years ago with 200,000 miles for only $800

As it was -

As it is today -

From 2012 till the middle of August this year, it was my reliable DD. It gave very few problems, surprisingly (for a Ford) I lost my job crop scouting and that catapulted me into needed to save every penny possible. Into the Ecomodding world I went

Since August 18th, here have been my mods -
-Keman intake w/ Spectre high-flow air filter
-Warm Air Intake
-Tire air pressure set at 60f/55r
-5/6 grill block
-Wal-mart lawn-edging air dam
-Double SV mirror deletion
-Air line disconnect thingy
-Weight removal (Rear seat, etc.)
-5.6K resistor in the IAT (for timing advance)
-Spark plugs gapped @ 0.070 (stock is 0.050)
-5w20 Pennzoil Ultra Platinum oil
-Lighter weight Mazda Miata Aluminum rims
-Upsized tires (185/70R14 BlackLion BH15)
from bald 185/65s to these, I gained ~1.5" in diameter
-Mufflerless exhaust

Here is my fuel log. The red at the beginning was my usual pre-eco average. Still pretty good for the ZX2.

My progress has been good. All this has been with an ATX, btw


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Past threads:
ZX2 modding thread
Ecomodder's Top 10: How they do it!
ZX2 Aerodynamics: Shooting for 0.15 Cd
ZX2 coast-down testing for Cd & Crr
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