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Old 11-10-2003, 09:20 PM   #1
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What should I upgrade?

I'll have enough money after Christmas this year to upgrade possibly one part. Due to my parents' concerns for the warranty, I don't know if I can get an air intake or throttle body. I think i can perhaps get a performance exhaust without upsetting them too much. What would you suggest I do?


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Old 11-10-2003, 09:35 PM   #2
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id get an intake first, catback wont do much without other mods besides noise and looks.
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u can get an intake and a throttle body and i dont think that will screw up ur warranty. and for exhausts, i got mine from trubendz and it says it wont void ur warranty.
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i talked to a guy at a ford dealership and somehow i got that the intake and/or throttle body would affect the warranty. can any of you verify that adding these parts won't have an adverse affect on it?
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anything that isn't from the factory voids the warranty. However, the powertrain warranty probably outlasts the bumper to bumper warranty you can get springs.
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i dunno look at my mods and go in otder from 1st to lats in order but minus the headlights
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i dunno look at my mods and go in otder from 1st to lats in order but minus the headlights
about the UDP - i don't think i wanna slow my accessories down. i like my air nice and cold.
but other than that, it's pretty much the order i was gonna go in

basically, i'm tryin to keep the "luxury" of my car, but just making it a little more sporty without going too extreme
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ok, i'm looking at exhaust kits right now and i've figured i want a magnaflow exhaust kit b/c i like the sound of it (not the name). my question is should i get the 2.25" or 2.5"? i plan to do more mods in the future and wondering if i'll need a 2.5 when i get more mods.
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