Let's say I have about $500 to spend......right now I don't but soon will. How would you spend it. Tune and ORP, Tune and sts....any other combinations of things or just one mod? Just looking for suggestions.
Oooops, forgot......I see that focus-central has polyurethane rear engine mounts for $19.95....is this just the bushings or is it the whole thing like the VF version which is $99 if i'm not mistaken.....please correct me if I am wrong on this. Which one would you guys get, I have access to any equipment needed as I have two uncles that have pretty nice shops behind their house....one of which totally rebuilds cars himself.......totally restored a 69 camaro SS himself.....dropped a 454 big block in it built exactly how he wanted it (because he built it up himself) and threw a nitrous system on it also.....very nice show car. So he can help me install it if there are issues with difficulty between the two.
Those are just the bushings, which is what I have, their not very hard to install in the factory dog-bone, I did it without a vise. I would get those, a STS and a tune. BTW, got to C-F-M.com for the inserts, they are only 15 bucks there, that's where I bought mine.
I haven't had the chance to try the snubber, but I like the way my car feels with the inserts. I think you will feel less engine vibration from the inserts but the snubber would probably inhibit engine movement better. If you go with the inserts, and want something stiffer later, you can get the snubber and only be out $22 (that includes shipping cost) and you can still keep the factory mount with the inserts should you want to go back with it if you sell the car and then sell the snubber on here.
Just keep in mind svt-geek that an ORP replaces the cat and it is a federal offence to remove the cat and carries hefty fines if you are caught without the cat on your car. A lot of people on here have them but I would never put one on my car..... just in case you are considering one
Thanks for all the advice. I figured a tune would be the most suggested first mod but didn't know after that. I'm not particularly worried about the ORP around here but if I do go on a trip it might be different, so I might decide against that. I'll probably order the poly inserts for the rear engine mount this week and see how that goes since they're only about $20.
So I have been going back and forth buying these coilovers. More specifically the br series. I have not seen any writeups lately so I decided to do my own. I finally pulled the trigger and committed to buying them. When I got then they look great by design. No instructions, so I wouldn't...
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my ford dealer that i work at can get me a stock coil for 72 bucks
and idk what msd or...
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