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    Duratec mk1 escort ,setups

    Im planning on building my current project mk1 escort with a duratec im trying to sort the budget out so feel free to comment on costs involved in building different bhp Duratecs from standard engine.

    I want to keep the body as standard as i can other than bubble arches ,so if you are keeping rear leaf springs what bhp can you go to and still keep a very well balanced car.

    So what gearbox (standard tunel) ,diff and anxle would you suggest also how big with brakes front and rear .

    Do i use larger anti roll bar ,anti dive kit ,type of lsd ,what rears springs multi or single ,watts or panrod ,which tramp bars.

    I want to buy all new parts and want them slightly over rated to stop anything breaking if there is such a thing .

    Any help to get me started would be Then i can get a real idea of final budget for engine and running gear.

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    Re: Duratec mk1 escort ,setups

    most of the above is personal preference, you could fit a duratec and keep std brakes axle and suspension, it wouldnt be much fun though the first time you meet a sharp bend!

    if its for road use then just stick to uprating what you have got, i.e poly bush uprate the springs and dampers and go for a sensable upgrade of the front brakes and your have a nice car to use,

    competition use is another matter and what to do then will be decided by the rules and your budget!

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    Re: Duratec mk1 escort ,setups

    lets say i put 200bhp in the old girl and want to do some track days what would you suggest then.

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    Re: Duratec mk1 escort ,setups

    ideas

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    Re: Duratec mk1 escort ,setups

    Some 2.8 struts and Princess calipers on the front would do it as a minimum. After that it depends how much spare money you have.
    I'm sure you know all the stuff that can be bolted on, just pick which you think you want really.

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    Re: Duratec mk1 escort ,setups

    You can build Duratec's up quite cheaply, but the ancillaries are expensive. There is no doubt a Zetec is much cheaper to install and if you are only after 200-220bhp, I would go that route

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    Re: Duratec mk1 escort ,setups

    So many bits off the shelf to choose from Dave,bit like when i go to the shop to get one bar of chocolate i come back with a bag fulli will have one of them and one no two of themCar bits are a bit more expensive though

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    Re: Duratec mk1 escort ,setups

    Check my build thread out for some cheap instal options

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    Re: Duratec mk1 escort ,setups

    will do matt

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