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Old 07-21-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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Question What bolt ons are worth the $$

From what I've read here, there's almost no reason to modify the intake, exhaust, header.....etc. So what kind of bolt ons would be worth investing in?




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Old 07-21-2007, 11:53 PM   #2
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Exhaust might give you something. SVT already has an awesome header. Throttle body would probably do you some good, I can't remember what the SVT has. Cold air intake would probably give you a couple ponies as well. Short shifter... uhh...

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See I don't know what year fofo you have, but the duratec responds extremely well to bolt ons. A CAI can get you 10 wheel horsepower cuz the stock intake is so restrictive and large. Exhaust even helps a good deal
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I dont own one yet, I'm still shopping around for the one I want...The one I end up with will either be an 03 or 04 svt though, that much I can tell you.
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I feel that all of my both ons were worth the money or else I would have never gotten them in the first place. Every mod that I have made has made a difference in either the way the car rides or in the way the car performs. Now, the most noticable mods were the high flow cat, the custom tune, and the suspension. The short throw shifter and the rear engine mount together helped.
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These are bolt-ons, just not engine power bolt-ons. I race in Production class so I have a hi-flow cat and I think it helps.
(I like my poly motor mounts , too.)
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I see this a lot and there are those who disagree with me.

As far as bolt ons are concerned, you will see a minimal return on investment with most mods falling within the "driver noise" experience. This is true of ALL cars, not just foci...

Let me explain:

1) Exhaust. Putting a larger exhaust system will gain you less that 5-10HP, but might actually drop torque because of the lack of backpressure.

2) Larger throttle body/Cold Air intake - You WILL get better throttle response, but the 30-40 HP gains that manufacturers claim are pretty bogus. Read the fine print.

3) The SVT - STOCK - Header is the best there is.

4) An ECU tune is very beneficial. Talk to Tom on this site.

5) Sunspension - Can't answer this until we know where you interest lies. Drag racing vs. AX or road course are very different.

Just things to consider...
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Mods worth the money? A real CAI will free up some ponies (although some worry about hydrolock issues), a 65mm or 67mm throttle body will go well with the intake. Exhaust...ehhh don't waste your money, a highflow cat or cat delete on the other hand will net around 5-10+ whp. A good tune will bring all that together and all in all you will be up around 15ish whp plus with the tune it really brings the low and mid range power up where it's much more useable. If you just got the ORP (cat delete), CAI and tune you won't even spend $1K and the car will be much better.

As far as non-power adders, a short throw shifter is a great addition aswell as a rear engine mount help make driving alot better..both of which are under $100 each.

Suspension is already very very good stock, I only bought Eibach pro-kit springs for a slightly drop while adding alittle stiffness it rides much like stock. Unless you have cash to burn and/or are a serious Auto-Xer or race your car, a cup kit or coilovers isn't really worth it. Thicker sway's and poly mounts will stiffen up the car quite a bit and for not near as much as the full suspension kits. Hope that sheds some light on what you were looking for.
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X whatever on the rear motor mount... Just did one. Shifts & feels much better.
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