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Old 01-09-2013, 09:06 AM   #31
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That little thing in the picture above your Magnaflow muffler? That thing is tiny.

By K&N drop in, do you mean just the filter on the stock setup, or is that a kit in itself? (I thought it was called the Typhoon?)

I'm not sure I can do either FSWerks exhaust, the stealth or race... they both seem kind of ricey to me from the videos I've seen.

I'm not sure what RMM is or how swapping the rear sway bar helps out.

Short throw shifters are cool though, although since this is my first manual vehicle besides a motorcycle, I think I'm still trying to figure out how and when to correctly shift without getting those jerking motions.
Short throw won't effect your learning curve here. That was my first mod on my mustang and it was my first stick car. You drive in traffic for 2 weeks, you'll be a pro. It comes really fast.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:14 PM   #32
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Ok thats good then. I still need to look up info about the RMM and sway bar. I really only get jerking motions when accelerating relatively hard, especially from 1-2. I still need to experiment with how fast to let the clutch out and when to give it gas. It seems like my issue would be more exaggerated with a short-throw, since I would be ready to accelerate in the next gear quicker, but the RPMs haven't dropped as much.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #34
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Honestly if you're looking to spend $1000 on these cars I'd suggest these mods:

K&N Drop In
2.5" Exhaust (FSWERKS Stealth is a great low price, but quality set up)
RMM (Rear Motor Mount)
Rear Sway Bar
Steeda Short Throw Shifter
I got short throw, green filter and exhaust coming in.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:13 PM   #35
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Honestly if you're looking to spend $1000 on these cars I'd suggest these mods:

K&N Drop In
2.5" Exhaust (FSWERKS Stealth is a great low price, but quality set up)
RMM (Rear Motor Mount)
Rear Sway Bar
Steeda Short Throw Shifter
I would only change the short throw shifter with a steeda intake. I'm really pleased with the shifts on the stock throws. But eventually a short throw would be nice.
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