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  1. Juruense

    Juruense Banned

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    Free mod: lower windshield wipers a couple notches, its a much cleaner look especially from the inside of the car.

    Cheap mod: replace wiper blades with Bosch Icons (part# 420A and 420B), they are much cleaner looking that stock.
     
  2. cuban

    cuban Member Established Member

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    i did the boost bypass when i first bought it in july; it works and i have not had any problems so far and i have put 10k miles on her since.
     
  3. RussZTT

    RussZTT Active Member Established Member

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    See I thought about doing that but then I read somewhere that it wasn't safe to do that just switching the vac lines around ?
     
  4. SCT2003

    SCT2003 2012 3.7 & 1986 NOTCH Established Member

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    Do you want less fade from your stock, BBK or race brakes???

    ...but you don't want to spend the $150+ that the usual vendors charge for cooling ducts!!!

    Check out this thread...Anthony from Midcontinent Mustangs makes a great product and has excellent customer service...oh and yeah...the complete cooling brake duct kit he sells is only $60!!!

    One of the best mods for under $100...hands down!!!

    http://svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295546&highlight=brake+ducts

    Later...Dave
     
  5. SCT2003

    SCT2003 2012 3.7 & 1986 NOTCH Established Member

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    SCT2003 2012 3.7 & 1986 NOTCH Established Member

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    Me likes the 40 Below coolant additive a lot!
     
  8. 32vofFury

    32vofFury WHINE & DINE! Established Member

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    will the boost bypass mod change my a/f ratio? May be a stupid question, but they must be asked.
     
  9. XyX

    XyX It's in the Game Established Member

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    What did you guys cut your antennas with?..Those suckers are hard to cut.. i am stumped on what i need use..
     
  10. ac427cobra

    ac427cobra FULLTILTBOOGIERACING.COM Staff Member Super Moderator

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    A pizza wheel on a die grinder will cut through that thing like butter! :read: :idea:
     
  11. RedfireSVT

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  12. Rviscosi

    Rviscosi Member Established Member

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    Is there an EGR removal faq, like the LS1 guys have? They have a huge amount of free mods in their database.
     
  13. SCT2003

    SCT2003 2012 3.7 & 1986 NOTCH Established Member

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    Surprised we haven't mentioned these "free" mods yet:

    Tire Pressure...

    Lower the rear tire pressure at the dragstrip for better grip...in addition, some guys actually increase the front for better rolling resistance. The correct pressure depends on your particular set up and or tires. If you're running the same tires you drove to the track on...make sure you bring them back to the stock pressure setting for the ride home!!!

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2296180_check-tire-pressure-before-drag.html


    Ice the Intake...

    I use to do this a lot back in my 5.0 days. While cooling off the car in the pits, I would throw a bag of ice on the intake to cool down the intake temps. In addition, I used to bring some ice water and a hand towel/rag to wipe down the intake. Last but not least, bring a spray bottle to hose down the H/E and radiator while the car is sitting. It is important to make sure all the water has evaporated before making your run...the last thing you want is water on the track to impede your traction as well as others!!!

    http://www.musclemustangfastfords.com/tech/0301_MMFFcatch22/photo_02.html

    Pack the I/C tank with ice...

    If you're runnin' a large capacity I/C tank like PFAB, LFP or Canton, pack it full of distilled water and ice. Re-fill it throughout the day to help keep the intake temps low for increased power!!!

    http://www.gnttype.org/techarea/turbo/intercooler.html

    Later...Dave
     
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  14. SCT2003

    SCT2003 2012 3.7 & 1986 NOTCH Established Member

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    Bring on the Cheap and Free mods!!!

    :beer:

    Later...Dave
     
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    Digital New Member Established Member

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    dont forget weight reduction.
     
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    SCT2003 2012 3.7 & 1986 NOTCH Established Member

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  17. blacknbluecobra

    blacknbluecobra Sprayed and Dismayed Established Member

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  18. The Sync

    The Sync VTAK! Established Member

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    Does anyone know where I can find the DIY of the windshield wiper mod? I've searched and can't seem to come up with anything.
     
  19. Patriot Guy

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    I have the Bosch wipers and they are awesome and functional. Had them for about 8 months now.
     
  20. 85FourEyedGT

    85FourEyedGT I AM HOOK! Established Member

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    +2 for the bosch wipers, they look way better than any other wiper and they clean super well!

    Ive done the hood blanket mod and the vent mod, gonna do the oil seperator mod this weekend!
     

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