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Cars > Challenges > “LootS/R” Vs “Sylvester”

 

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joebaye

M–27
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

2000 Ford ZX2 S/R

“LootS/R”

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

“Sylvester”

 
Photo of: 2000 Ford ZX2
Photo of: 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
 

Head to Head

 

About “LootS/R”

A long time ago in a land not so far away in Nebraska, a guy got married and put his wife's car up for sale on E-bay. He had no idea what it was worth and what the S/R stood for on the trunk and doors so he took it to his CHEVY dealer to get it's trade-in value. He then used that trade-in value as his buy-it-now price on E-bay and a lucky high school Sr. drove away with his first car - a hardly used, extremely rare**, Ford ZX2 S/R

**Only 1,000 Yellow 2000 ZX2 S/R's made and out of that only around 180-200 with the CWQ3 (+5hp, CA illegal) computer!

About “Sylvester”

(DISCLAIMER: The photo of this car is NOT the actual car, nor are any of the pictures in it's album. I don't think I ever bothered taking any pictures of the car)

This was just basic, economical transportation when that was what I needed. My '89 Beretta GT (Blue Jay) had succumbed to terminal engine management failure - it went through three of them over the course of eight months - so I had to find something we could afford fairly quickly. I bought this car used in mid-December 1999. It seems that the original owner decided that she really didn't want to drive a stick shift every day after all so she traded it in on a nearly identical 2000 model with an automatic. That was fine with me, because I could buy her old ride with only 7,700 miles on it for just a bit over half of it's original sticker price. The car served me well for the two years I had it. I sold it because my doctor prescribed a drug that made it impossible (or at least unwise... and ILLEGAL!) for me to drive.

 

Specs for “LootS/R”

2.0L Cold Air Zetec Custom built by Ford Racing
185hp weighing in around 2300lbs
Top Speed: 136mph
Manual 5-Speed Transmission with Centerforce Stage II Racing Clutch & B&M Short Throw Shifter

1/4 mile of 14.99 - beat a 2001 Mustang GT V8 with my S/R

Full Race Suspension with:
Tokico Gas Racing Struts
Eibach 2" Lowing Springs
Complete Energy Suspension Bushings all around
21mm rear sway bar in the back with an
MX3 strut bar in the front
Max Performance, Summer Only, Goodyear Eagle F1 Racing tires

Specs for “Sylvester”

Just the standard equipment: the base 4 cylinder/5-speed combination. I never timed it's acceleration; it was transportation, and that's all. It had enough pep to merge with traffic on the notorious Schuylkill (Say "School-Kill") Expressway here in the Philly area, so that was adequate for my needs.

 

Factory Options for “LootS/R”

Iceman intake w/K&N Air Filter
Leather shift boot
B&M Short throw shifter
Centerforce Performance Clutch
Visteon PCM (CWQ3)
Tokico Struts
Energy Suspension Bushings
Eibach Lowering Spring
Borla exhaust
Silver gauge surround
150mph speedometer
Ford Blue valve cover

Factory Options for “Sylvester”

I'm not sure... Was the AM/FM/Cassette Stereo standard? Other than that, I can't think of anything:
NO Power Windows
NO Power Door Locks
NO Power Seats
NO Power Antenna
NO Remote Trunk Release
NO Sunroof
NO Wings, Spoilers, Scoops, etc

 

Mods for “LootS/R”

ZXTuner 'Black Box'
Goodyear Eagle F1 Racing Tires
Rear disc brakes
21mm sway bar
MX3 strut bar
Pioneer REV 6.5's and 6X9's
Pioneer Premier DEH-p860mp (Full-color indash cd/mp3 player)
Kenman mod
Blue engine dress-up kit
Blue Grill
3rd brake light decal

Mods for “Sylvester”

I added a pinstripe to it, but that was about it.

 

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Cover photo of My S/R album
My S/R
Photos: 10
 

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Points for LootS/R Total Votes Points for Sylvester
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