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Old 09-15-2010, 03:17 PM   #11
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I think everyone should focus (lol) on weight reduction mods.. if you removed your back seat, the passenger seat, floor mats, gutted your cat, removed speakers, etc, you'd be looking at a lot of free weight. It really does make a difference.

EDIT: And for the record, you're very capable of 14s with just some weight reduction, drag radials, a pnp stock head milled to 10.5:1, some stage 2 cams, intake, header, and exhaust. Hell, you could probably break 14s on street tires. I was also informed that fender skirts would do some justice. An ATX ZX2 ran a 15.69 in the 1/4 with intake, header, and exhaust, along with the fender skirts. Over 235k miles on the engine and trans. I'm not asking you to shoot down my claims, just to think about the mods that count.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:05 PM   #12
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I drive this car everyday with my son and GF in it thats not really an option.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:01 PM   #13
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what would I have to do to be able to see at least a 14.99 in the 1/4 if i want to stay NA? can i do it and still run pump gas.
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I drive this car everyday with my son and GF in it thats not really an option.
these two things don't always go together easily. First thing you should get is the second car mod.

then start with intake, exhaust and UDP
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Why dont they go together? if done right i dont see why not. lightweight flywheel and wheels, UDP, exaust, CAI, 2000 intake mani, torsen,4.06 drive, header, cam gears, and a good tune Im sure would get me close and they are all road worthy mods same with bumping the compression and maybe even porting and a valve angle. Throw in some slicks and a cf hatch with lexan and a cf hood. Why wont that work for driving around town under 65mph?
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what you will need.

FR head
Crower stage 2 cams
cam gears
Svt header
2.5 inch all the way back,
no cat
65 mm tb
good intake (aem, pipercross, etc)
Torsen diff
good clutch
and drag radials or equivalent sticky tires

that will get you to the 14's end of story

as forthe udp, don't even bother, it throws off harmonics and doesn't give you power
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:11 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=mlbbaseball;3409046]what you will need.

FR head
Crower stage 2 cams
cam gears
Svt header
2.5 inch all the way back,
no cat
65 mm tb
good intake (aem, pipercross, etc)
Torsen diff
good clutch
and drag radials or equivalent sticky tires

that will get you to the 14's end of story

If this list will put me in the 14s no problem then why coudnt i drive this car everyday? Its not like thats completly built for racing or anything.
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Maybe you need to get another car to haul your wife and kid in before you start putting this stuff on it and on accidently mess it up, and then not even have a ride for them...
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:25 PM   #18
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i have another ride mine is just the daily for now. Why would i mees it up none of these mods are exactly hard to do with the access to a lift dyno and a good guy too tune it all. By the way i dont plan on getting cams or the head for a while so i would have to be prety stupid to mess my car up.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:48 AM   #19
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i'd do most of the basic bolt ons like others have listen except the head/cams...instead save some money, make more power and go nitrous! with a good tune.
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My 2000 Focus with a Zetec ran 14.4 all day long,
with a Focus central header, Proflow MAFS, crower stg 2 cams, FC t/b, stock flywheel and clutch, 2.5" exhaust, intake, copper spark plugs, msd spark plug wires, a phantom grip lsd, that was about it.
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