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Old 09-06-2012, 10:18 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by Black&Tan View Post
Cross drilled rotors are a waste of money. I'd also go with a used svt intake and a drop in filter if you can find one. Much cheaper and better gains.

Other members have told me that the svt header is not legal to use on a non - svt in cali even with a cat and egr.

Premium gas in a car that isn't tuned for it is also a waste of money. Octane is simply how resistant a fuel is to detonation. It has nothing to do with the quality of the fuel. All gas has conditioners in it.

Well, already stared on the suspension w/ new LCAs bushings/bolts/links, FR spring kit with Monroe sesitrac SVT dampeners and I've done rotors, K&N and have tuned the car for 93 octane myself Air/fuel is sitting right at @ 14.7 under WOT.

Set the idle @ 1000RPMs, changed up the fan speeds a bit, swapped the spark plugs for some slightly hotter ones, and set that up in the tune as well. Bled the brakes pretty hard and started on the bodywork. Got a driver side racing seat and a front end mask too. I'm putting in a shifter this weekend.

Ran into a bunch of issues (car has rust and dry rot) and I've had to replace the entire in-car wiring harness b/c the previous owner wired an alarm and amp the worst possible way. Car is running REALLY well now (other than a barley audible rumbling I fear is the tranny.)

BTW I want Focus Fanatics to know that my wife hates all of you. I've gotten hooked, and this shit is WAY over budget lol. I'm getting better at doing nearly all my own car modding/repair, and I'm filling the front closet with all my new tools/toys. But it's the most fulfilling and relaxing hobby I've ever had --and a great way to relax from working AND school full time.

So --that said. What's next? Should I gut the rusty suspension and exhaust OR should I buy that Roush turbo kit? I want the Roush kit SO bad, but I don't want to screw this work all to Hell. If my car can handle it --I'm on that like white on rice!

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