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Tighten up the slack in the gas pedal

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  1. Midnight_Cobra

    Midnight_Cobra It's an Atomic Serpent! Established Member

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    This tip came from Ken (006), thanks for the writeup!

    http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386791

    1-1.5 inch hose ($1-2), or free if you have some laying around.
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    Slice the hose down the side...and slip it over the cable.
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    Completed product. Using this hose makes it a softer cushion for the cable-stop and reduces risk of beaking off the end of the cable as with other kinds of harsh spacer-mods.
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    Interesting....
     
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    Midnight_Cobra It's an Atomic Serpent! Established Member

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    fixed.
     
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    Blaster77 New Member Established Member

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    i can't get my big ass hands up there with a screw driver to tighten the hose clamp :( spent like 20 minutes before i got frustrated.
     
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    I did it. Good mod, I just couldnt stand the new location of the gas pedal so I change it back. Good feel though.
     
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    Midnight_Cobra It's an Atomic Serpent! Established Member

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    Yea, I tried this, and being 6' 1" with long ass arms, its pretty hard to do this.
     
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    Blaster77 New Member Established Member

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    Did you accomplish this? I'm 6'1'' as well, I just couldn't get it. I got someone who is 5'5 with scrawny hands that will probably do it for me.
     
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    Midnight_Cobra It's an Atomic Serpent! Established Member

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    Naw, what I found was, if you take off the throttle cable at the TB end, its a lot easier. I will try it again this weekend.
     
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    VirtualSVT lolololololololololol Established Member

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    know what make it easier? a g/f with much smaller hands and the ability to be flexible enough to cram under there.
     
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    Midnight_Cobra It's an Atomic Serpent! Established Member

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    That works to....then she will make you dinner. Win win situation.
     
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    Blaster77 New Member Established Member

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    THat makes sense because you will have so much more slack to work with....Good thinking :thumbsup:
     
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    VirtualSVT lolololololololololol Established Member

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    No you reward her with A Happy meal and some loving.
     
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    Black Stang 97 Active Member Established Member

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    i just did this mod! feels better... im 6ft too and my big ole foot touched the carpet which i thought was gasing it all the way, but it was just my foot pushing against the carpet.... now i can tell its at WOT....:pepper:
     
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    Just finished this on my 94 cobra...man what a difference! Mine needed it bad...had to use approx 1-3/4"...great mod! Now I can actually heel toe! It was a pain in the ass though...I'm 6'3ish/200lbs...tight fit under there...one suggestion, use two hose clamps if possible, if you only use one it will pop off one end...anyway, later. -J.
     
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    Just finished this on my 95....feels so much better, and I unplugged the throttle cable from the throttle body like Midnight Cobra said. It made it so much easier to tighten the hose clamp.
     
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    Wait I have a question..when you take away the slack, besides feel, is there a difference? Like when you floor it, is it more open than before?
     
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    Midnight_Cobra It's an Atomic Serpent! Established Member

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    Supposedly you get better throttle response. And if for some reason you had to much slack your TB wasn't opening at WOT. But mostly people do it for heel/toe driving. I haven't tried this because I'm a tall guy and getting in there is very hard for me even after disconnecting the cable. I will try again this weekend.
     
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    instead of WOT being all the way at the carpet, it is now about 3/4 of the way to the carpet. Way better throttle response.
     
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