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11-13-2012 06:34 PM
SrDudley It's nothing bad just kinda curious have some free time this week so might toy with some cheap mods on this site.
11-13-2012 06:23 PM
StephenElsbree1986 If you're suffering from sloppy shifts or alot of play in gear I guess there a cool little trick under wutangs? Gertag 0 dollar mod thread. it felt like up top I had 1" of play side to side fixed it right up
11-13-2012 06:03 PM
SrDudley Aaahhhhh gotcha have to add that to the to do list getting longer and longer the longer I sit on the forums haha
11-13-2012 05:55 PM
StephenElsbree1986 Um Removing the counter weight makes the shifts less rough... Reverse lockout ez to get into no hard shifting..... you remove a weight, weighs less easier and smoother shift... You can shift .01 sec faster! think of the time you save in the 1/4th
11-13-2012 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmy03svt View Post
its definitely fun to drive i cant believe how long 2nd winds out! theres a small swishing/ noise when i shift though, almost like a bov but its not, and the shift linkage is a bit noisey for my taste. but i have fallen in love with it already haha. thanks for all he help and any further advise is welcomed!
Me too, I too am a rather new owner and am impressed on how the second wind comes in. You diffenetly notice it with the high compression. Its just not the variable timing/DOHC that where put into this block by SVT. Solid engine IMO.

Consider tuning it as well as I am close to doing this.
11-13-2012 08:59 AM
jimmy03svt ^^ okay thanks, the rpms did go up when i depressed the clutch which im familiar with in other manual cars ive owned when there cold, the sound just threw me off, its kinda cool though haha. i wouldnt have bought an svt if i wanted to "take my time" lol. thanks!
11-13-2012 08:55 AM
SrDudley sorry small jump to partial off topic, what does removing the counterweight on the shifter do? I have read about it how to do it but just dont understand what it does i guess...
11-12-2012 11:59 PM
Ford Fanatic when you put the clutch down on our svts, the car keeps the throttle body open for a split second. it has a name, but i cant remember :) (youll sometimes even notice the rpms go up when you push in the clutch- when the motor is cold) its purpose is for comfortable street driving allowing you to take your time and granny-shift :) anyways, thats the "bov" sound you're hearing.
11-12-2012 10:08 PM
jimmy03svt i figured, i should probably drive her gentle until then. i might as well do a water pump and tensioner while im in there, is there a kit for it? ill pm you my info we can meet up and check out our rides sometime.
11-12-2012 08:44 PM
redSVT_03 yeah I would say replace it again, I'm about to do mine and its at 77k right now. I would be down to meet up, I am in mansfield for school on weekdays and I come home sometimes on the weekends. should be home on brake most of december though. Nice purchase! if you dont like how the shift feel I would recomend removing the counterweight and doing a trans flush with royal purple, made my shifter feel alot better
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