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skunk
Veteran CEG'er

Reged: 09/27/00
Posts: 777
Loc: ma,usa
what was your worst mod?
#1268010 - 06/27/06 11:50 PM

What mod didn't come out the way you thought or was a wast of money.

I got a jet chip a few years back. It sucked, it did push up the shift points on the tranny, but it would come loose sometimes and the car wouldn't start and dyno run showed no hp gain at all and ran rich has hell. Jet's customer service sucked. I finally got a dyno tune.

hands down worst mod for me.

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"we aren't punished for our sins, but by them"

2000 se sport tropic green/gray leather.
V6,svt body kit and E1 wheels/Avon tech m500 rubber, many mods.


2003 Eddie Bauer Explorer V8

2001 Suzuki Bandit 1200S

1996 Mercury Sable




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Kremithefrog
I have no life

Reged: 05/14/02
Posts: 21653
Loc: Albany, Georgia
Re: what was your worst mod? new
#1268012 (Re: skunk) 06/27/06 11:51 PM

Everything done to my zetec

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98.5 SVT
91 Escort GT (almost sold)
96 ATX Zetec (i brake to watch you swerve)

FS: SVT rear sway bar
WTB: Very cheap beater

CEG Dragon Run - October 13-15

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elraido
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 10/28/04
Posts: 2116
Loc: MN
Re: what was your worst mod? new
#1268016 (Re: Kremithefrog) 06/27/06 11:56 PM

turning my engine into a venisin dehydrator. Mmmmmmm deer jerky with slight gas taste.

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95 SE MTX
svt exhaust
intake
deer killer

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Rouar
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 03/19/01
Posts: 7431
Loc: Somerville, MA
Re: what was your worst mod? new
#1268025 (Re: elraido) 06/28/06 12:04 AM

White-impeller waterpump. No clue why, but it blocked coolant flow (as you well know, skunk ) and stupid me let Ford put $1300+ worth of parts and labor trying to diagnose it before replacing the waterpump again. My fault for being dumb really.

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Matthew
2000 Nissan Maxima SE
Sold: 98.5 Contour SE V6 ATX

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TGO
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 06/29/00
Posts: 5854
Loc: Staten Island NY USA
Re: what was your worst mod? new
#1268027 (Re: skunk) 06/28/06 12:12 AM

i dont' have anything i really regret, although the mod that's giving me the niggest pain in the @$$ are these hid's in installed, that i got from a friend who was parting out his car. The harness keeps shorting out and one headlight flickers on and off when you hit a bump. I'm gonna try and straighten it out one more time and then i'm buying a new kit.

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1999 Silver Frost SVT
#609 of 2760

Quaife, lightened SVT Flywheel, SPEC stage II clutch, removed resonator, k&n drop in - various other goodies too.

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Eric L
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 05/28/00
Posts: 1368
Loc: Spring Hill,KS
Re: what was your worst mod? new
#1268038 (Re: TGO) 06/28/06 12:37 AM

SHO Shop Y-pipe (Off-road) added to my Bassani. Wow, even with a in-line resonator it still droned like mad.

Y-Pipe came off with resonator and went back to stock. Traded a fellow CEG'er for his mid-pipe and added my stock y-pipe back, all is well!

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2000 SVT Contour - Silver # 1675/2150
For Sale195/55/15 Bridgestone Blizzaks on Steelies <10k miles - $300 PM me for more info

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WestCoastAjax
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 04/25/03
Posts: 1085
Loc: Northern B.C. Canada
Re: what was your worst mod? new
#1268043 (Re: Kremithefrog) 06/28/06 12:41 AM

Originally posted by Kremithefrog:
Everything done to my zetec



Same.......sigh.....

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2012 Lotus Evora
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95 Mystique MTX - GONE 395,000 Kms
--------- Both Zetecs
'97 Contour Mtx - stock - GONE


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Bridge
Veteran CEG'er

Reged: 03/30/02
Posts: 837
Loc: NL, Canada
Re: what was your worst mod? new
#1268048 (Re: WestCoastAjax) 06/28/06 01:00 AM

"Hi Output Alternator"




All the lights in the car dim at idle cause the voltage is barely at 12V

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CSVT
Feels Like Heaven
Goes Like Hell
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getsum111
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 04/05/05
Posts: 1029
Loc: Freedom, Pa
Re: what was your worst mod?
#1268055 (Re: Bridge) 06/28/06 01:07 AM

OK, first off, no flaming!!!! This was done BEFORE I joined the site. I....ummmm.....well....you know...kinda replaced a stock...ummm..tranny with..well, ummm,...another stock tranny!



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Scott

Mabe I WILL be Phil.

1999 Contour SVT, Tropic Green
BAT kit, K&N RU-3530+MAF, Magnecore 8.5mm, some audio goodies, Hightowers, Knauberized, tatoo by Parkedcar.






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frenchblueC2
Smurfette

Reged: 05/14/01
Posts: 8770
Loc: Manchester, NH
Re: what was your worst mod?
#1268057 (Re: Bridge) 06/28/06 01:08 AM

h8 the Viper alarm that was installed on my 'tour (was there when I bought it)
I'm too cheap to get it removed and no way in hell I want to eff with the wiring and remove it myself.


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Kim
1995 Contour GL

Needs less "needs more"

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