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Old 06-16-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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what next?

So i am satisfied with the stock intake + panel filter, i have toms tune. what should i get next?

i am pretty satisfied with the exhaust but considering getting doms hfc.

ive heard about a dogbone mount, but also heard it makes your car vibrate like crazy, which would drive me nuts. what all does that do for performance?

what about like a new TB? or would an aluminum flywheel be worth it?

FYI- i do not want to do boost, not financially a good idea for me right now.

any other performance suggestions?


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Old 06-16-2010, 11:48 AM   #2
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ORP, UDP, coilpack/wires, TB, STS, Nitrous?

really any basic Bolt-on will make very little power on a svt and some will require an update to ur tune to maximize potential and driveability.
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The dog bone wont make it shake that much, but it will make you shifts alot smoother when getting on it because the engine dosnt move as much. It only gets bad when you start doing the other mounts.

The tb wont give you any gains, just more responsiveness which is nice but not worth the price. As for the fly wheel, that seems like it would be alot of work to not put in a limited slip while your right their.
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whats this udP?
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under drive pulley. their just new pulleys that you put on that will under drive your accessories on the engine. its pretty much just cutting down on the parasitic drag and small weight reduction.
They say it will make 5-6whp, but iv never seen a dyno chart to prove it.
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my dog bone made my car shake like CRAZY. . . but that was on my dura, i've heard it's not AS bad on the SVT, i'll find out soon i've got one on order.

an STS is AWESOME with a dogbone, i'd suggest getting those hand in hand.
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yeah i was thinking about getting a sts, whats the best deal for that?
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my dog bone made my car shake like CRAZY. . . but that was on my dura, i've heard it's not AS bad on the SVT, i'll find out soon i've got one on order.

an STS is AWESOME with a dogbone, i'd suggest getting those hand in hand.

I have the STS and urethane inserts. It feels AWESOME.
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theres not much more to be done for power. I would consider a ported TB to increase throttle responsiveness and its cheap and you can DIY. an UDP can help, and you might one used on the for sale forum. coil and wires are useless, stock is fine.

overall I would focus on the handling. SVT is good stock, but throw some lowering spring, stiffer dampers, a larger rear sway bar (~25mm is good) and get some sticky tires and your car will be a mean, corner eating machine.
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VERY TRUE^^

i like the steeda STS on my dura, so i ordered another from steeda for my SVT, like 140 or something, free shipping. the throws are AMAZING, nice and short.
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