|11-02-2012 08:49 AM|
|11-02-2012 12:34 AM|
Gains are around 10HP "depending on mods" and better drive-ability
|11-01-2012 10:40 PM|
|11-01-2012 10:35 PM|
you can, but its more than $400. Its called Livewire from SCT, iirc.
And Megasquirt requires you to BUILD a wiring harness. Im sorry, but that shit...
|11-01-2012 10:30 PM|
$400 bucks for a tuner and some modified fuel and ignition tables seems a bit steep.
|11-01-2012 09:20 AM|
|11-01-2012 09:10 AM|
I disagree a bit there. I do agree that the Performance is pretty much maxed out on the SVT, but mods still give you some version of performance.
You can achieve better performance with:
- handling - going with the better suspension.
- shifting - if you get the Short Throw and Dog Bone Mount.
- off the line pick up - Cold Air Intake, Throttle Body
- more horsepower - Off-Road Pipe or High Flow Cat <- most gains here. Avg 6-7hp
- better overall engine flow - Tune
And so in turn, your car has better driveability.
But definitely stock for stock, the SVT is a great product that Ford released. Too bad they didn't release it with a turbo or supercharger. Although the internals of the engine can handle those up to 350hp. So, if major horsepower is what you are going for, may want to look into forced induction.
|11-01-2012 01:02 AM|
The SVT is a great car, but the downfall is that its really sort of "maxed out" stock from the factory. It breathes well, and it handles well. Most of the mods that will make the most difference are things like a short throw shifter, better audio equipment and headlights.
Most of these mods are just comfort mods that don't really affect the performance of the car, they just make it a better place to be.
Hands down the best performance mod you can do is suspension. The stock setup is good, but a proper suspension setup will turn your SVT into a corner-monster. But besides that, the only other thing I recommend is proper maintenance.
|11-01-2012 12:20 AM|
CFM seems to be the best all stop shop for SVT upgrades.
If you plan on doing the timing belt yourself buy the Massive Speed timing tool kit.
For the timing belt components you want to buy OEM. You can contact a guy named Steve who works for Tousley Ford and he is active on the focus forums.
|11-01-2012 12:09 AM|
Thanks big time for the response you guys rock! So a buddy mentioned a tune would be kind of worthless unless I actually did have some mods already as to adjust accordingly when they have been installed. Would a tune(I'm assuming your speaking about a dyno tune?) help if I didn't have any upgrades?
First and foremost-Timing belt
2nd-Possibly this K&n Panel Filter instead of cold air intake? (must research more)
3rd-Yes about struts, should I get a C-pillar or rear strut bar (couple of names I've found)
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