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Old 08-27-2010, 01:39 AM   #1
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Tuning my SVT Questions?

What are some good performance upgrades i can do to my SVT? as of now its stock and I want to give it a little more balls, without ricing it out... I was thinking about a K&N Intake to start. Any Ideas?


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i have the k&n intake and highflow cat in mine and i love it. after reading a bunch of posts my next move is the toms tune, and then the cfm 67mm throttle body and the steeda short shifter
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Off Road Pipe or High Flow Cat and Tom's Tune should be your first order of business. Any aftermarket intake should do you good, choose a Cold Air Intake if you don't have too much water to worry about. Then look into Some good plugs and wires.
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don't do a intake. a drop in k&n will give you the same results. I have a orp (catless), borla cat back, and a short throw shifter. The off road pipe will give you the most power with out going FI. a tune is also very good. everybody seems to like toms as mentioned above. my next mod is either a tune or engine mounts.
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^Just do the tranny mount. It will complement your sts very well. Then get Tom's tune.
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get a tune first! it will improve the total drivability of the car and make more power.

when you buy from Tom, you have unlimited free updates from him. so for every performance part you buy, all you have to do is email Tom with the update and he emails you a revised tune file. its that easy. many other tuners charge for this service.
ive prolly gone through 15 different tunes from him and he never charged me a dime.
when it comes to the SVT, Tom is the guy

^and no, im not getting paid to say this.



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Old 08-29-2010, 05:05 PM   #7
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yea, the k&n cai and the cfm 67mm tb are a very good addition to the svtf. i will be getting a borla exhaust system with a high flow cat next month ;) and the ford racing or (steeda) sts
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orp is best mod my svt came with an orp i installed a truebendz.com borla with no resonator you hear the car coming from atleast 1/2 mile away but i passed dmv inspections at 192.6 db i have aem air intake only cause i had no stock air box and everyone wants more then what i paid for the aem intake for a stock air box. my next mods are header wrap, mounts, tb and toms tune but the svt is fun to drive as is for me right now
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orp is best mod my svt came with an orp i installed a truebendz.com borla with no resonator you hear the car coming from atleast 1/2 mile away but i passed dmv inspections at 192.6 db i have aem air intake only cause i had no stock air box and everyone wants more then what i paid for the aem intake for a stock air box. my next mods are header wrap, mounts, tb and toms tune but the svt is fun to drive as is for me right now
I just got some header wrap, i still need to do that...

also just ordered tom's tune. can't wait to install it on my svt
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I'm getting these.

1. Dsp
2.short shifter
3.shifter mount
4.hfc
5.67mm throttle body
6.turbo or sc.

But thats just me and the list will certainly grow and I might get them out of order depending on the $ situation.
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