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Old 06-17-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Lightbulb over halling my 2002 svt

alright so im redoing everything in the svt got bout 1k to spend but first i want you guys to know im getting a clutch set prob a magflow cat so far i also put hp cams in aswell and a better intake located in bottom part of bumper i replaced most of the pullys as well as the timing belt altanater this car also came with a shortshifter duno witch one but yea...

anyone have any maby new things i need to get extra ump or enjoyment? like maby wires/ingnition coil or somthing i have a hook up with a guy so i can get bout anything...

im not gunna turbo and i might get a chip if i can get one for a deal no way on 300 for a few more mph

but yea replay with any comments thank you

i have aprx 155k miles

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Old 06-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Oh man, so much wrong with this....

Well, ill try to break it to you easy:

1. Be sure to proofread before posting, this isnt a text message. If you want people to take you seriously, you need to use proper punctuation and grammar.

2. The SVT focus is pretty-well maxed out on performance when it comes to power. You are going to need to spend some pretty good money to see any noticable gains in performance on the engine front. $1000 might get you 5-10hp.

The stock intake on the SVT focus is actually quite good. There have been many tests showing that simply upgrading the filter to a K&N High-Flow filter can yield a 2-3hp increase, which is the same gains that you might see from a CAI.

Im not sure what "chips" you are talking about, but i can guarantee you that they wont do a thing to the performance of your car. If you want to make gains, you need a proper tuning device and a professional tuner to actually see gains. In truth, the majority of the reason people here get their SVTs tuned is because a proper tune can improve the mileage, as well as remove the stumbles and inconsistinces that the SVTs are known for.

The other thing that I see is that if you have $1000 to spend, thats not going to get you far. An OE clutch will run you $300 or so, not including instalation. Even if you install it yourself, the remaining amount wont get you far.

Here is my recommendation:

1. Clutch
2. General Tuneup (plugs, injectors, fuel filter, K&N Intake filter, etc)
3. Suspension (if you have any $$$ left)

Suspension is the only relatively cheap mod you can do to your car that will have an instant and noticable improvement on performance. The stock SVT suspension is good, but a proper setup from H&R or similar will really bring out the true colors of the focus platform.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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First question when was the last time your timing belt was done? Let's start there.
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wtf did I just read?

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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How do you even misspell some of those words?
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grr i typically keep quiet but, unless you spent 700 on cat cams you didn't gain anything in your car, as far as over hauling you may want to freshen up your suspension and invest in a cfm dog bone mount,unfortunately a grand wont get you very far if you plan to do anything right on your car,Im currently over hauling my svt as we speak, dropped a cylinder and i have quite a bit invested in my build doing things the proper way, Im getting a tune from tom and sent my header out for ceramic coating needless to say im going a little over kill since my engine was out i opted for a new clutch and other things aswell.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:16 PM   #7
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alright guys im on my xbox so yea i have like no proof reading lol and i do have a k and n pannal filter i just ran the intake pipe to the lower grill for more airflow.. and iv heard mixed revews on the dogbone i might just get mounts allaround... umm since i have to get a clutch and prob some wires/ingnition coil whats some good kits?

and for the chips i guess i ment tune or w.e

and if u get a good cat cus m6 light came on for the cat what should i go for to make my car deeper and not ricey?
thanks for the input guys and i know my spelling is shit....
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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if you can post some pictures of your svt then we can get an idea of the condition it is in currently and help make suggestions as to where the 1000 can be spent best

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Old 06-18-2013, 09:36 PM   #9
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Wow, I thought I had to pull out my eyeballs and wipe them clean. From run on sentences to horrible grammar and bad punctuation. It's enough to make a grammar teacher pull out their hair. But enough of that already.

You have about $1,000 to spend and you want to know the best way to spend it? Wires and ignition won't do squat for you. So save your money on that. M6 light? Not even sure what that is. Are you sure you don't mean your Check Engine Light? And as for replacing your catalytic converter, have you determined that for sure your catalytic converter had gone bad? Or do you think it might be one or both of the o2 sensors? My suggestion here is to have it checked out for sure or you could just go with an Off Road Pipe and delete the catalytic converter in the first place. You live in North Carolina, and I don't think they have emission inspections down there. But having an ORP would mean that you would need to get a tune to disable the CEL that will come on.

Since we're on the subject of the tune now. I would suggest that you spend your money on getting a good solid tune from a reliable tuner whether it be Focus-Power, FSwerks or someone else. That's for you to choose and figure out what you want to do with your money. But this would be one of the definite things to do with the $1,000 that you have free.

at 155,000+ miles on the car, I am sure that you are due for some new struts/shocks on the car. Check the springs also to make sure they are in good shape as well. A good suspension will really wake up the feel and handling of the car.

The dog bone mount is good for general driving. But if you replace all three mounts with aftermarket units, expect a little more vibration to come through the steering wheel. But as always, what you do with your money is your choice. Just be sure you make decisions that you will be happy with and not do something you would regret 3 months down the road. Happy modding!

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Give the guy a break you clowns! A hard time over grammar and spelling? How about stopping children from thinking they can easily out engineer Ford and Cosworth with ridiculous under drive pulleys, CAI's, cat back systems, dog bone mounts and sparkplugs! Maybe y'all should try a close pin and baseball card between the spokes? Everyone is eager to spend a few buck on bolt-on mods, but never want to spend any cash on dyno testing to support their recommendations! People....butt-dyno's lie! It only feels faster because of the annoying sound (louder) and less weight in your wallet!

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