|10-04-2007 12:01 PM|
|honhon||well if you get copper autolite 104's and gap them like that.... its a less than 20$ mod... so i would say its worth it whenever you have a 20 in your pocket.|
|10-04-2007 10:33 AM|
|10-03-2007 09:49 PM|
|FocusFreak87||IMO, you should take care of performance and handling kind of at the same time.. Like intake then exhaust then suspension kit, then header and cams...i think i'm just telling you what i did..... lol....|
|10-03-2007 09:41 PM|
the BS delete is honestly the most amazing mod i've ever done...its not hard at all if you're competent but if you're worried it does come with directions so the mechanic shouldn't have any problems at doing it
the "dog bone" mount is the one that you will see the most gain from (in drivability,/fun factor) and it won't make your car shake a lot like the others will. it also doesn't require engine support
i highly recommend the ford racing focus dynamic suspension if you can get it, it has some hardcore struts and springs that make the car handle like a dream. its also not too low but low enough!
bushing kit is excellent
on the sway bars, if you get them don't go too big or your car will oversteer hardcore, which is cool and all in controlled situations but scary when you're not expecting it in the rain
as far as a mostly "show" mod but still helpful, the SVT pedals are amazing and i enjoy their feel and honestly makes it better to drive, PLUS they look sick!
thats my 2 cents, those were some of my favorite mods and were well worth the money i paid for them, talk to mike (b16sir1991) about the ford parts, he can get you some major deals plus inform you about upcoming specials and promotions!
|10-03-2007 09:20 PM|
|honhon||gets you a more efficient spark.|
|10-03-2007 09:15 PM|
|10-03-2007 03:22 PM|
|cruzstyle||i did the engine mount myself and im only 5'7 150lbs its not hard u can use a crowbar or a jack to help it the engine its you cant pust it up yourself. it basically slides out and then you slide the new one in. takes less then an hour|
|07-31-2007 09:18 AM|
OK so, so far the concensus seems to be pretty consistent.
First things first, I need a brake job lol. That's Thursday after work. After that, I think I'm sold on:
Tune, depending on what they can tell me they can do for me.
I've only owned the car for I think 6 months, and just before I got it the dealer put on a new clutch, so unfortunately it will probably be a while before I need one, if ever. If I do though, I'll definately be back lol.
I'll probably get the exhaust first, since mine is starting to fall off. I'm certainly not a mechanic, but I can fare pretty well when I have to. I've done the exhaust before, that's no problem. It's a shame you have to cut it, though. I'd like to attempt the others, but I'm not sure how involved they are.
I see that some of the engine mounts require engine support which, for a Polish guy like myself, spells disaster. I think I might be sitting that one out. Is the BSD a DIY job? I'm not stingy and I know my limitations... I'd rather pay somebody to do it right than try to save a couple bucks and screw up my car trying to do it myself. I like DIY jobs, but I really hate breaking stuff lol.
If I took it to a regular ole mechanic, he'd take care of this stuff you think? I'm sure he's done engine mounts before but I'm not sure he would know where to begin on the BSD. He works on mostly police cruisers... Crown Vics and Impalas in my neck of the woods, so he might be a little lost on that one, but man is he inexpensive and quick. $5 oil change, $10 brake job, as long as I buy the parts of course. Where do I sign lol.
|07-31-2007 12:34 AM|
|ttvines||OK first check to see if you have a rear sway bar, if you don't you can get one from Steeda. Then BS delete, rear engine mount, Tune, Light weight flywheel, Free up that rotating mass it will make the car alot more "FUN".|
|07-30-2007 09:51 PM|
for right now im kinda with you on performance mods....heres what i think
-cat back exhaust -all about easier breathing
-cai(wich you already have) -all about easier breathing
-sct xcal2 tune thru focussport -basically advances the ignition timing/removes speed limiter
-cossie balance shaft delete kit....1-removes 18 lbs from your car.... 2-allows you get to run an extra quart of oil..... 3-will free up a bit of drag on the engine (6lbs of the bs assembly is rotating off the crank)
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