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Old 03-18-2013, 12:04 AM   #211
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Good for you Joe. I'm 30 and have had my 03 since Jan '12. Still love driving it everyday. This may be a premature question, but any future plans for your SVT?
Thanks man! I can't believe how much I love this thing. I've been driving a Ranger for the last decade, and it feels so good to be back in something that performs.

I'm going to tint it and get a new stereo soon, as well as install the dead pedal kit at some point, but I don't really have big plans for it. It already has a new timing belt, water pump, thermostat, clutch and sway bar links, so I'm pretty much set.

Maybe exhaust and a tune later down the line, but that would probably be it. It's my new daily driver, so I mostly just want to keep it running smoothly.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #212
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Thanks man! I can't believe how much I love this thing. I've been driving a Ranger for the last decade, and it feels so good to be back in something that performs.

I'm going to tint it and get a new stereo soon, as well as install the dead pedal kit at some point, but I don't really have big plans for it. It already has a new timing belt, water pump, thermostat, clutch and sway bar links, so I'm pretty much set.

Maybe exhaust and a tune later down the line, but that would probably be it. It's my new daily driver, so I mostly just want to keep it running smoothly.
Personally, i would say get a tune. it is amazing how much better it drives with one. I have one from "TurboTom" (1turbofocus)
he does custom tunes and free updates as long as you stay naturally aspirated.

other companies do tunes, but i cannot vow for them. I LOVE MY TUNE..
the SVT Exhaust is pretty good as is.. if you do, i would go 3" mandrel bent.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:14 AM   #213
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...if you do, i would go 3" mandrel bent.
Three inch is overkill, unless you have some serious N/A plans for the engine, or are going to go F/I.
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Three inch is overkill, unless you have some serious N/A plans for the engine, or are going to go F/I.
its not quite overkill.. 2.5" isn't really any improvement at all with the SVT.
3" will help it flow better
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:30 PM   #215
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48 years young Had a ZX3 for 1 month and just bought a SVTF....LOL
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I'm currently 18, to the statement above about 2.5" isn't an improvement, of coarse it's not, it comes stock with 2.5" exhaust. I checked when I cut mine last year while installing Borla catback. 3" exhaust on N/A?? no gains, we're talking a half to 3 hp, sorry but for a DD you cannot tell that kind of gain. You can even get away with a 2.5" exhaust for a turbo setup. To the original post, my view on the SVT is 8 out of 10. IMO Ford could have done more with it, like stock turbo (; but hey it is what it is right? Overall it's a great car and very dependable as long as you and previous owners treat(ed) right.

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:17 AM   #217
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I was 38 when I bought my 2002 SVTF new that year and am now 48 and still have my car which only has 20,400 miles on it now.
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...and still have my car which only has 20,400 miles on it now.
That's awesome.
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