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Old 10-05-2005, 10:27 PM   #1
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first gear bogging

I love my car except for the bogging down in first gear. It makes me want to drive off a cliff (in 2nd gear). Is the best solution to get an aftermarket tune? or is there something else I can do. My service tech at the dealership says to supercharge it(not really an option righ now).


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Old 10-05-2005, 10:33 PM   #2
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Are u talking about when u race or when ur driving normal? the SVTF is a tricky car to launch, you need to get a good feel for the car and try different combinations of throttle and clucth to get it right.

I don't know if the tune helps, it might......
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Unless I just creeping out of the hole it bogs. I can launch real hard and it is ok but I dont like to do that all the time. No other car I've ever owned has ever bogged this bad.
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Lightweight flywheel helps alot, as well as a tune. This engine doesn't make a lot of torque NA so you gotta put all you can to the ground. A big part of it is also the fact that 1st gear is so tall.
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traction control kill switch will help but i think a lot of it has to do with the tranny and clutch because in mine it feels like its riding the clutch to long when it bogs
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I had the same problem. I improved it by going one step colder in the plugs (MotorCraft AZFS22CY4 ) and by going to copper plugs instead of the platinum. The bad side of this is that I lost about 30 miles per tankfull that I drove, but I have not seen anyone else complain about that issue. Before I used to get around 300 - 330 miles per tank of gas, now I get around 280 - 300 miles.

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Re: first gear bogging

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I love my car except for the bogging down in first gear. It makes me want to drive off a cliff (in 2nd gear). Is the best solution to get an aftermarket tune? or is there something else I can do. My service tech at the dealership says to supercharge it(not really an option righ now).
I had the same problem. Somewhat annoying when you're trying to drive it easy.

I got Hypnotic's Tune and Short Ram Intake which Definitely helped to reduce the problem. My car now has much improved low-end torque and throttle response which certainly helps when pulling out in 1st gear. Don't get me wrong - It's still NO Big Block, but it's better, without a doubt.

Another plus is I *think* my gas mileage also improved! It'll take me a few tankfulls to really be sure though.


Too bad ya live on the other side of the country. I'd be happy to let you take it for a spin and see for yourself.
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I just noticed in your signature that you own a SRT-10... And I remember your screen name...

Did you previously own a Lightning? And possibly visit F150online.com?
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I just noticed in your signature that you own a SRT-10... And I remember your screen name...

Did you previously own a Lightning? And possibly visit F150online.com?
Yep. Still do on occasion. Actually owned a '94 L before I traded it on my '99L. Kept that for 5 years, then traded to the SRT in May '04. Also picked up my SVTF in Sept. '04.

In the past 6 months I sold my 10 second '91 GMC Syclone and my 1,008 mile 1995 Cobra R.

Guess you could say I've been 'Rotating Stock'.
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Wow, I have another verified gear head for a customer, I like that
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