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Old 09-11-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Looking for direction

I bought my 2002 SVT last year and have absolutely fallen in love with it. I have put several bolt on upgrades on it, but have sort of hit a wall as what to do next. I am looking to develop it into a sleeper, daily driver, occasional track day car. I don't want to go and win races with it, just have fun driving.

Here is a list of all the work I have done:
Nov. 2012 new eibach pro suspension installed by me.
Dec. 2012 new rear bearings, rotors, pads, went stock no upgrades. me
Dec. 2012 new timing belt, new water pump, Ford installed.
Jan. 2013 new thermostat housing unit, stock. me
Mar. 2013 water pump replaced under warranty (it had gotten noisy) Ford
Mar. 2013 idler and tensioner pulleys replaced (due to noise) me
Sept. 2013 new 67mm CFM throttle body, new TPS, new air filter. me

So the question is where to go from here? I am not ready to be done with it.

It has also started throwing codes, P0455, and P0133. I know the 0133 is the O2 sensor gone bad, looking to replace soon.

Any help in performance and handling upgrades will be great. Thanks in advance!


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Old 09-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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I would do a

180 deg thermostat if you dont have it already
SP463 Motorcraft plugs
Full custom tune if you dont have one
High flow CAT

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Old 09-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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If you are looking for direction, please talk to your High School counselor immediately .

I kidd of course.

Follow Tom's advice IMO.
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When you replace the 02 sensor, use a Ford part, SVTs don't like other brands.
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Not to thread jack, but if you get a tune, do you still have to replace the downstream OČ sensor (is it needed for performance)? Next, what gains can be expected from a high-flow cat and where to buy one?
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1turbofocus: What benefit is to be gained from the plugs and thermostat? And perhaps a stupid question, how do I get a tune?
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1turbofocus: What benefit is to be gained from the plugs and thermostat? And perhaps a stupid question, how do I get a tune?
The plugs are copper and 1 step cooler this helps reduce a little plug heat and lower the knock threshold , same with thermostat but with lower water temps you also get better performance , both are a +

I charge 399.00 and 20.00 for shipping , you get the flasher , full custom tune , free tune updates as you add more NA mods

You can pay with check or MO or use paypal and add 3%

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SP463 Motorcraft plugs
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High flow CAT

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where could i get the 180 deg thermostat?
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Regarding the high flow cat, I'm looking to replace the exhaust due to damage on the header from a previous owner. Is there any upgrades I can do to the entire exhaust, header to tip, or is a stock system with a high flow cat the best option?
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