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Old 05-16-2008, 02:33 PM   #21
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the best mod is a clutch that doesnt suck! and since you already had that replaced i would do what these guys reccommend. a tune, a short throw, a tranny mount, a drop in filter, and an ORP. post up some pics!
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:50 PM   #22
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What tires to get? I am in Michigan so I will get all season tires. The BFG g-force SS/AS looks pretty good, what do you think?
Or do I stay stock?
I highly suggest to keep your stock wheels and tires (hopefully they're a high performance summer tire) for the summer,
and get a dedicated set of 16" wheels/tires for the winter.

An "all season" tire works OK/average in all seasons, but is not exceptional in any season.
You'll find yourself wanting something stickier in the summer, and you'll end up getting stuck in the winter on a really bad day.
Here's a great thread with some suggestions for winter treads:
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Wow, thanks for the information, thats a handy little bookmark to have.

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Old 05-16-2008, 05:57 PM   #24
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^^^Have fun with the installation.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:34 PM   #25
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Thanks, I am really getting great info from you all...

Another question, I tried searching and reading, but I just got confused. Has anyone gotten their I-pod to interface with the Audiophile? I have contacted PE and PIE, but they don't have anything. Am I going to have to go with a FM set up? The boss says we don't need a new system, so I am out of luck there. I mean the stock Audiophile does sound pretty good to me.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:59 PM   #26
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OK. I installed the K&N drop in filter. I also had my brother rub on some of the blemishes on the paint. I then waxed the car, cleaned the interior, changed the oil and filter...you get the picture, I spent the entire weekend on it. Good thing my wife is going out of town for a conference....LOL. Also, while cleaning interior, I sat in the back seat....whoa...there is a lot of room back there. I think the next thing to do is get the short throw shifter.. We are going to Houston next week and I think I will take this car...I'd rather drive this than the '06 Taurus...right? I will order the shifter as soon as I figure out who has the best price. Suggestions?

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I think the next thing to do is get the short throw shifter.. I will order the shifter as soon as I figure out who has the best price. Suggestions?
I tried to save maybe $30 (on a clutch, not a sts) with some other shop than CFM, and paid for it by how shoddy the service and response time was. Just save yourself the headache and do business with CFM -- they're fast and know what's up.
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another '04 Sonic Blue! nice. short-throw is really a taste item. i've been in one with it, and personally i love it. however, another SVT owner hates it. best to try before you buy
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OK, I am getting anal here. What air pressures are recommended for the Nitto Neo-Gen? Factory says 32F/29R.

Also, I have read "hundreds" of posts and nobody seems to have the real answer for the Getrag trans fluid. I have a quart of MT-90 Redline. Should I get another quart or get the Royal Purple syncromax? The testimonials on RP are good, what about Redline?
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Here ya go...A real answer
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=155532
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