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Old 03-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #21
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A header, 2.5'' mandrel bent exhaust, a set of 224-0010 crane cams, cfm's udp's, steeda sri, a dogbone, a 91-93 octane reflash, w rear 02 senser & egr delete. Next step is a 23 head on your 20. Or a 23 motor installed. You should be able to get a 23 motor installed, w/ a set of cams, header & a reflash for $1800.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:20 PM   #22
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I don't even think I could get a 23 installed for 1800. Lol.
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Not to high jack your thread but.... what would just a steeda SRI and a lunch box delete net (or cat back exhaust) with out a tune. I fill up about 3 times a week so the extra price of 91 is not worth the power to me.
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It sounds like you drive the crap out of your car. I would get the SRI and call it a day (net 5 or so), becausr you are racking up the miles and the car will be used up in a couple years.
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I do drive the crap out of it. Its mostly highway driving. If anything I am going to find out if fords improvments over there cars from 10 years ago has translated into lasting high milage.

I just hit 50,000 a couple of weeks ago.
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There are plenty of high mileage Foci around here. If you take care of it, I bet it will last beyond your expectation.
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I do drive the crap out of it. Its mostly highway driving. If anything I am going to find out if fords improvments over there cars from 10 years ago has translated into lasting high milage.

I just hit 50,000 a couple of weeks ago.
Without a tune, you have nothing to gain by using premium fuels. The short ram will (read: should) improve your mileage while the lunchbox delete will only change the sound coming out the back of the car.

A custom tune will optimize the engine for using a certain type of fuel and the improved airflow; Not only will you see more power, you'll be more likely to see consistent gains in MPG under normal driving conditions.

The stock drivetrain is pretty well sorted from the factory. It can always be "better" but if you were to leave everything stock and perform scheduled maintenance, you will see consistent performance through the life of the vehicle.
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Without a tune, you have nothing to gain by using premium fuels. The short ram will (read: should) improve your mileage while the lunchbox delete will only change the sound coming out the back of the car.

A custom tune will optimize the engine for using a certain type of fuel and the improved airflow; Not only will you see more power, you'll be more likely to see consistent gains in MPG under normal driving conditions.

The stock drivetrain is pretty well sorted from the factory. It can always be "better" but if you were to leave everything stock and perform scheduled maintenance, you will see consistent performance through the life of the vehicle.
I only fill up on 87. While I would like the idea of reflashing to take advantage of what premium fuel offers the extra cost per tank would not be worth the power for the amount of driving I do.

Seems like the SRI should at the very least improve the throttle responce which would really be nice for those pesky lane changes.
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I don't even think I could get a 23 installed for 1800. Lol.
How much is a 23 motor? $600.-$1000. That'll leave you a little bit to do mods on the motor.
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I got the Steeda on order. It should help do what I am looking for.
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