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Old 10-08-2008, 06:52 PM   #31
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Same here had mine off for more then 20,000 km with a couple of track days, no complains, works great. I recommend this mod.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:56 PM   #32
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My counterweight was taken off by the PO when it had 8k miles on it. I now have 98k on my svt with not even a cable popping off. The weight is there to slow the shifting down because it takes some effort to swing the weight around when shifting. Its there because if ya shift quickly it wears the syncros out quickly. Ford doesnt want to do warrenty transmission work so they make things like the weight and the clutch pedal sensor. When you push the clutch in the PCM pulls timing to make less power wchich equals less load on drivetrain parts. Your car will be fine if you shift correctly and take care of it. your friends was saying stuff like that because he wants to seem smarter than you I am willing to bet.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:57 PM   #33
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what does it take to take the weights off, i might just try this to see if i get a different feel from the shifts.
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if its not broken leave it alone.
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mine has been off for about a year now and it is doing great. i take it to the drag strip almost every week and drive it hard. it is a fun and tough car if you take care of it. this made it alot lighter for me and i like it. thanks to the one who first discovered this.
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been off for 3 years!!

if you want more info on the counterweight removal, look in the SVT Stickys or use the search button
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what does it take to take the weights off, i might just try this to see if i get a different feel from the shifts.
a 13mm wrench
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #38
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good one, I think its a done arguement. Not one person yet has shown any proof otherwise. knock on wood haha.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:10 PM   #39
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thank you.
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