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Old 09-02-2009, 08:59 PM   #1
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Question Good bolt ons for the SVT?

I know a good bit about bolt ons, but with the SVT it seems the exhaust and in take are pretty decent. What are some good simple upgrades for performance on my SVT? Im not opposed to a cold air intake and exhaust.

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Old 09-02-2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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-K&N Panel Filter (modified ram air helps too jus search How To)
-ORP (Stock Exhaust is good enough unless you want sound which is why I got Borla, Plus it was FREE!!... Or some recommend a 3" system)
-Dog Bone Mount
-Short Shifter
-CFM 67mm TB
-MSD or TAYLOR Plugwires w/ Motorcraft Coppers (AZFS22c)
-And... Toms Tune...

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Well that about does it.

There really aren't any bolt-ons that will make much of a difference on a SVT.

My list is:

Tom's tune: This one is absolutely critical, it will make all the difference in the world, the rest are trivial unless you're bolting on a turbocharger in which case you'll need a tune anyway.

Short Throw Shifter
Poly rear engine mount.
Royal Purple Synchromax in the tranny.

The rest won't make much of a difference, there's only so much Cosworth could do with the original Zetec engine (and keep it in compliance with California emission laws.)

A good wash, claybar and a coat of wax goes a long way too.
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You dont have to get a poly rear mount, just get the prothane bushings and press them in to save about 100 bux, definitely worth it if you have the means to diy
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the SVT is pretty much maxed out from the factory
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yea like every one has said it was done by SVT, but if you want a little more pep. go with a 67mm TB if you can find one or port your stock one to 67mm, get a HFC or ORP, sts with the counter weight removed, if you get a new dog bone mount get the massive unbreakable dog bone mount, it kicks ass.... these will give you better response off the line... and at mid rpm...
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I would do short ram intake, orp, tune, exhaust and torsen lsd and spec stage two clutch. That should give you really good take off and the handling is alot better by 100%
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Aftermarket rims/tires always makes a big difference. Short throw shifter, Mustang billet fuel door, SAP defuser, powdercoat your valve cover, and perhaps an ORP. Everything is is negotiable.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:03 PM   #9
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what should i do

ive had my svt for a cople of years i love her agility. i am now finnaly able to do some serious mods. i am wondering about tom's tune and about what should i do to get my lil hatch up to par with the big boys. she has been a bit modded allready K&N cold air intake. and cat back exhaust from flow masters. i am thinking about boosting her. but am not sure of the limits of my block and ive heard pro chargers nuke my pistons. so what should i do????

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In addition to the aforementioned stuff like the ECU reflash and short throw shifter (my personal favorite, can't change enough gears) I would say think about a suspension upgrade. I've got an Eibach damper and shock setup which is pretty good (and super affordable) but it would be worth getting decent coilovers. The stock suspension leaves too much fenderwell gap for my dorky aesthetic sensibilities.
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