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Old 12-02-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
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Question Cheap HP Boost?

Hey All,
Is there a cheap way to get a HP boost on an SPI. I was thinking of upgrading spark plugs and wires. does this make a differance and is there anything else you can suggest that may help.
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Old 12-02-2003, 03:18 PM   #2
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Spark plugs and wires will make very little power if any.
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Old 12-02-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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Yeah plugs and wires will give you very little gains.

Here are some parts:
http://www.myfordperformance.com/cgi...ml/category=31

http://www.rmrace.com/cgi-bin/store2...?product=of_03
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Are the parts on those links easy to install for a mechanically inept noob such as myself. also, do they have a significant effect on gas milage?
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The intake should be very easy, the UDP should be moderately easy if you know what you are doing. Everything else you're probably better off having someone do it.
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Looks like that air intake is going on my to-do list. but for $ reasons it will probably have to wait till january. thank you for the help. just one more quick question, will the new intake void my factory warranty?
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It will void your warranty only if the part was proven to be the cause of the problem. However so many have installed intakes and exhaust components on their car without any problems.

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It is just as good to get an intake off of ebay a shorty and buy a k&n cone filter that fits...this will give u a noticeable boost...i have a 2.25 magnaflow cbe and a shorty intake w/ k&n cone filter. I love it i am planning on getting udps next after i sell my wing... let me know what u decide to do...
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thanks for all your help guys. looks like i will be getting an intake around the first of the year. then i will probably work on interior mods for a while. why drive something you cant be proud of . thanks all, and i will let you know what happens
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About the intake.. the cheap ones off ebay are actually pretty darn good.. I got one of there when I first got my focus and after I bolted it on one afternoon, it made a noticeable power gain and gave the car a better get up and go attitude, even though its an automatic.. so look on there for one.. I believe my intake only costed like $50 total with shipping and all that.. well worth it.. I want some UDPs.. geez.. minium wage sucks..
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