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Old 04-01-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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800, what to spend it on

So after paying all my bills and debt with my refund I have 800 bucks of play money left over.

First off I am thinking "Tom's Tune" since every one here swears by it, but what should I buy with the other 400?

I was thinking Short Air Ram and a ported TB for better response but I am not sure...


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i would buy toms tune...

what other mods do you have?
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I am getting the tune for sure, so that leaves 400 bucks to spend.

Mod wise, not much performance wise, all my mods are appearance (rims, radio, painted pieces, back seat remove etc)

I am also considering new springs so the rear end does not look all jacked up.
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just make sure you buy the other things first, so tom can take advantage of every mod on the car when he tunes it.
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i would just buy a K&N drop in filter and a HFC and get the lunch box cut off

you wont need much else. the rest of the stuff is already the best they make
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I'm going to kind of agree with besthaticouldo on this...
1) K&N drop in filter
2) Hi-flow cat
3) Tom's tune
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YUP YUP ^^^^^ those items and then if possible get some taylor wires and copper plugs to top it off
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Good Lord this question comes up a lot.
Hopefully you've looked around a bit to see what others have done...

My suggestions:
1) Tune - SVT owners: Post reviews of your Tune!
2) ITG or K&N drop in filter (and remove the intake silencer for some sound improvement)
3) STS - "How To" SVTF Short Shifter Install
4) VF or CFM rear engine mount - "How To" - VF Engineering Rear Mount-Install Pics
5) Taylor Thundervolt wires and Motorcraft copper plugs - Ask your spark plug, wires and coil questions here

That leaves about $100 left over for gas to go and have some fun.

There's also a couple "freebies" you could do as well.
Check out the SVT How To threads:
"How To" and "Infomation" Links (updated 10/22/08)
^^^Counterweight removal and Clutch pedal position sensor.
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If I were to spend your money, I would tell you to get springs and a rear sway bar. Even after supercharging the car, I still think my best money spent was on suspension and brakes.

The intake, exhaust aren't going to feel as nearly as impressive as a nice suspension set up.
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