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Old 05-17-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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Help me please?

I was just wondering if I could get some help and tips
on turning my stock SVT 03 into a road course car?

Basically I want to get a good exhaust to make it sound
deep and loud, no raspy ricer crap.

I want to boost the speed and give it good balance and
handling...you know the basics

so what I am asking is if you guys might can help me
make list of what I could do to change my stock into
an outstanding racer..haha

also, does anyone know if you can get a Saleen body kit
on an SVT? lmao

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Old 05-17-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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Off road pipe or High flow cat, tune, and tires with a decent grip. The SVT suspension is decent, you might want to lower it a tad.


But the biggest mod you can do for road racing an SVTF is a driver mod.
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power works SC for the quick power out of the corners, borla exhaust, eibach suspension.

body kits not gonna help you with racing
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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power works SC for the quick power out of the corners, borla exhaust, eibach suspension.

body kits not gonna help you with racing
Yeh I know the kit isnt gonna help, I was just curious
is all haha
thanks though!
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hm..
Does road course mean a racer car but also used to DD?, if its for both ima be reading xD...

i think FI is the way to go if you wanna go fast, the suspension being a lil lower may help, the Off road pipe is also cool but id preffer the high flow cat.
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:15 AM   #6
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hm..
Does road course mean a racer car but also used to DD?, if its for both ima be reading xD...

i think FI is the way to go if you wanna go fast, the suspension being a lil lower may help, the Off road pipe is also cool but id preffer the high flow cat.
I believe it does haha
read on!

the more the merrier eh?
I'd just like some input from all
if thats not problem
and thank you for yours XD
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Could anyone please tell me
can I get a straight pipe for my car?

or if it is even a good idea to put a
straight pipe on my car?

help! >_<;
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If you're looking to build a daily driver/track day car, you won't have to do too much to the SVT.

Exhaust - Don't do a straight pipe as it will sound like crap. The stock SVT exhaust already flows quite well. Just replacing the stock cat with a high-flow cat or an ORP from CFM will give you the biggest bang for buck on the exhaust.

Engine - FI aside, the best NA mod you can get is a tune from Tom at Focus Power. Just my opinion, but don't bother with a CAI, just get a drop-in K&N filter.

Brakes - The SVT brakes are pretty good and will handle track days with the right set of pads and some good fluid. I use Ford Racing fluid and Hawk pads. Be sure to flush/bleed the brake fluid before each event. I'm also using Powerslot rotors and Russel brake lines. I got all of the brake components from Massive Speed.

Tires - If you can only have only set of tires for DD/Track, get the Dunlop Z1's. We have found that they are a great everyday/rain/track tire. If you can afford another set of wheels and tires, than look into the Kumho VictoRacer V700. While they make not have the ultimate grip that the Hoosier's have, they will last quite a bit longer, are better on a wet track and cost less. You can get these tires from TireRack.

Suspension - The stock SVT suspension is really good and you will find out for yourself that it can already out corner a lot of the cars you'll encounter at a track day. One inexpensive/effective suspension mod is to add a 22mm Progress rear sway bar. This will reduce some the the SVT's understeer tendency. I bought the sway bar from Massive Speed.

Suspension Option II - Saleen kit from Massive. This kit is selling for $500 right now and is an awesome setup. Check out the Massive section for more information on the kit.

That's it...Add just the items I mentioned and you'll have a rocking DD/Track Day car.
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^^ X2
I wish the mods would sticky this response cause it's a good standard answer to an often asked question.
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I would like to add to DirtyDeeds response:

Engine Along with the tune and K&N, A 67mm TB and set of MSD or Taylor wires will really wake up you car. A set of VF motor mounts will also keep things a little more stable. Why your at it you mine as well put some Royal Purple or other quality oil with a good filter. I use the Purilator

Suspension LCR makes a set of adjustable camber plates that can help you dial-in your suspension. If you really want to go all out, H&R coilovers would be a great addition and a set of Pro-thane polyurethane bushings will make everything a bit tighter.

Transmission An LSD is always an added bonus. Torsen and Quafie both make an LSD for the SVT. You would do well with some Royal Purple or quality fluid here to.

You have to remember though, if your doing auto-x or road racing, a lot of these mods are going to change your class and have you running with some high end cars.(especially FI)
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