Originally posted by Rafal I finaly found a Ford probe forum, I alway hang out at focaljet.com, but now i can hang out in both forums. :)
Anyway, this just came to my attention as my friend asked me. "Would it be posible to swap a Focus ZX3 engine and tranny into the probe??" would this be even posible??
WHY???? please... ohh please.... tell me why??? if you want to swap anything into your probe, get a FE3. they make 170 HP 160 torque. redline on these fines pieces of work is 7500-8000 and to top it all off, they can be turboed on stock internals. hell, if you are lucky, you might even be able to get a stock turbo from europe or japan for it. if you want i can give you all the info on how and where to get these as well as everything else you would need.
as far as performance parts go for the 1st gen probe. my personal favourite still is Homedepod Motorsports! :bcool: seriously, home made mods kick ass.
but if you want aftermarket parts, try either one of these...
FE3, please more info, i'm all ear's. I'm guessing its a 4 cylinder? who makes its and which cars have it so i can go to the car wreckers and pick one up. I really want to swap engine and tranny in the upcoming summer. Turbo oh yes i like that :)
Mazda, of course, make the FE3 engine and it is a 2.0L I4, DOHC, 16 valve, with 170hp. There is an even rarer form of it that came on the 323GTX rally car and it has the turbo pumping out 260hp. A guy in Florida sells the non turbo form of the engine for $1500.00 and his name is Jay B. (or boostedmx6 on Probetalk.com). He is also developing a turbo version for the US/ North America. Unfortunately I do not know how to reach him.
Parts for the 1Gen GL... Yeah, they're out there but they are definitely hard to find. Nopi and pttunning have been mention already, I think. Some other places to look are www.probesport.com and www.corksport.com (but you need to look in the MX6 section for corksport).
Another place for ideas is www.performanceprobe.com
Bolt-on turbo...hmmm... no dice there. I have looked everywhere for a similar application but nothing doing. It would be cheaper and easier to transplant the GT engine, tranny, and ECU into your GL.
See my signature for my website, if you would like to compare notes with. or drop me a line sometime at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how your project car is coming along.
Other than that, Welcome to the fold.
1990 PGL with some extras! :bs4:
See it at: http://photos.yahoo.com/anomly1 (in the 1990probe folder)
165,000 miles on the original clutch and still going strong
by FE3 did you mean the engine that came in the first gen. GTs? It came with a 2.2 with 145hp and 180tq. Also, I would just look into getting an entire GT engine and putting it in. I have looked everywhere for mods for my GL and they are there but don't add up to a whole lot more power. For about the same price, you could just drop in a GT or what I would do it just find an entire GT. In PA, they are going for between $1000 and $2000 which is a great deal for a car that can put out an easy 180-200hp. with simple mods (Gotta love the turbo!!!) But thats just my opinion...
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