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Old 07-29-2007, 12:59 PM   #11
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Do you have a header;
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:15 PM   #12
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for drivability/fun you want to do
1 tranny mount
2 exhaust
3 BS delete
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:57 PM   #13
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try a urathane suspension bushing kit, and bs delete kit.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:21 PM   #14
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austin you were reading my mind!... i was actually lookin at the bushing kits on newedge the other night! lol
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:06 PM   #15
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I would recommend a tune, exhaust, engine mounts, headers, and maybe even some cams. That would make the car "funner". I really wouldnt recommend the TB though. You would prolly will see little no gain.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:01 PM   #16
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the focus will only take one header because it's a 4cyl, and judging from the desire you stated at the beginning of your thread, you do not want a header. It will make the car LOUD. I like it, but that's just me. I have one high flow cat, and one muffler in the exhaust...makes it extremely loud at WOT.
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for right now im kinda with you on performance mods....heres what i think
-cat back exhaust -all about easier breathing
-cai(wich you already have) -all about easier breathing
-sct xcal2 tune thru focussport -basically advances the ignition timing/removes speed limiter
-cossie balance shaft delete kit....1-removes 18 lbs from your car.... 2-allows you get to run an extra quart of oil..... 3-will free up a bit of drag on the engine (6lbs of the bs assembly is rotating off the crank)
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:34 AM   #18
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OK first check to see if you have a rear sway bar, if you don't you can get one from Steeda. Then BS delete, rear engine mount, Tune, Light weight flywheel, Free up that rotating mass it will make the car alot more "FUN".
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:18 AM   #19
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OK so, so far the concensus seems to be pretty consistent.

First things first, I need a brake job lol. That's Thursday after work. After that, I think I'm sold on:

BS Delete
Tune, depending on what they can tell me they can do for me.
Engine mounts

I've only owned the car for I think 6 months, and just before I got it the dealer put on a new clutch, so unfortunately it will probably be a while before I need one, if ever. If I do though, I'll definately be back lol.

I'll probably get the exhaust first, since mine is starting to fall off. I'm certainly not a mechanic, but I can fare pretty well when I have to. I've done the exhaust before, that's no problem. It's a shame you have to cut it, though. I'd like to attempt the others, but I'm not sure how involved they are.

I see that some of the engine mounts require engine support which, for a Polish guy like myself, spells disaster. I think I might be sitting that one out. Is the BSD a DIY job? I'm not stingy and I know my limitations... I'd rather pay somebody to do it right than try to save a couple bucks and screw up my car trying to do it myself. I like DIY jobs, but I really hate breaking stuff lol.

If I took it to a regular ole mechanic, he'd take care of this stuff you think? I'm sure he's done engine mounts before but I'm not sure he would know where to begin on the BSD. He works on mostly police cruisers... Crown Vics and Impalas in my neck of the woods, so he might be a little lost on that one, but man is he inexpensive and quick. $5 oil change, $10 brake job, as long as I buy the parts of course. Where do I sign lol.
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i did the engine mount myself and im only 5'7 150lbs its not hard u can use a crowbar or a jack to help it the engine its you cant pust it up yourself. it basically slides out and then you slide the new one in. takes less then an hour
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