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posthuman63t
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Reged: 07/27/04
Posts: 1746
Loc: Wisconsin
Re: Basics......
#1299994 (Re: r_u_stuck2) 08/14/06 05:07 AM

Originally posted by r_u_stuck2:
Change the water pump now.




Pfft, I wouldn't replace it now if its working fine. My svt had 80k on it and my water pump was working fine. I replaced mine just because its a little reassurance for my new 3l.

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SvtTour98.5-3
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Reged: 08/20/02
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Loc: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Re: Basics...... new
#1300042 (Re: r_u_stuck2) 08/14/06 08:29 AM

Originally posted by r_u_stuck2:
Change the water pump now.



My 95 water pump made it to 110,xxx before letting loose. I was surprised to say the least.

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r_u_stuck2
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Reged: 02/18/03
Posts: 5
Re: Basics...... new
#1300083 (Re: SvtTour98.5-3) 08/14/06 12:58 PM

Mine made it 52K and broke on the interstate.

http://www.contour.org/FAQ/FAQ.php?s=probs&displayid=9

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Jeb Hoge
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Reged: 07/23/01
Posts: 3037
Loc: Midlothian, VA
Re: Basics...... new
#1300124 (Re: r_u_stuck2) 08/14/06 01:52 PM

For a '95, change the waterpump, take a CLOSE look at all the underhood wiring (and cross your fingers) to see if the insulation on the wires all looks intact and good, and then if that's all OK, I'd start out by getting new rims & tires (16" SVT takeoffs at a minimum), and then save up and/or spring for a BAT or Koni suspension. That will make the biggest single noticeable difference in your car's performance, bringing it more in line with the pre-98 SEs or 98+ SVTs. As far as motor mods are concerned, you're going to be kind of limited to simple intake stuff (optimized throttle body, cold air intake) and exhaust from the cat-back only, because apparently 1995 years have unique exhaust manifolds, so that aftermarket headers won't work. On the other hand, you've got the best differential, the best lower control arms, and the best transmission (rod shifter!), not to mention one of the best interiors. My '95LX interior was really nice.

So, focus on handling and keeping your existing engine healthy, and I think you'll be very happy overall.

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Zabz
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Reged: 08/10/06
Posts: 7
Loc: New Jersey
Re: Basics...... new
#1300352 (Re: Jeb Hoge) 08/14/06 08:22 PM

OK ive been doing some research and heres a list ive come up with...Now keep in my mind im 17 and want this car to look good to...a G3 Body kit...a dual exhaust from trubendz.com....a Y-pipe/Headers from MSDSINC.com....a fiberglass hood from andysautosport.com....and also from the same place a paintable bomber wing...and i will also be getting it painted a electric lime green...Has there been any complaints about these porducts....i mean i wanna this care to look nice...if there are any plz let me know ASAP...thanx so much...

~steve~

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posthuman63t
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Loc: Wisconsin
Re: Basics...... new
#1300363 (Re: Zabz) 08/14/06 08:44 PM

If you want a nice looking car...dont buy the body kit, dont buy any wing, DONT paint it lime green! Thats the truth.

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IRingTwyce
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Reged: 07/01/03
Posts: 1882
Loc: Graham, TX
Re: Basics...... new
#1300376 (Re: Zabz) 08/14/06 09:05 PM

Originally posted by Zabz:
and i will also be getting it painted a electric lime green.




It's been done. Looked good too, IMO. I think you should pick a color no one has done yet.

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Zabz
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Reged: 08/10/06
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Loc: New Jersey
Re: Basics...... new
#1300380 (Re: IRingTwyce) 08/14/06 09:12 PM

yea your right i need a different color...sorry dude but the kit and the wing looks hot...me and my dad researched it and were amazed it was a contour...i like it but its all opinion i just need some hot color to spice it up any suggestions....

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posthuman63t
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Re: Basics...... new
#1300383 (Re: Zabz) 08/14/06 09:18 PM

Lets see a pic...I'll give you my honest opinion, but I'm sure it looks like crap. Isn't that the kit with the terrible sideskirts that look like 2x4's?

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beyondloadedSE
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Reged: 09/29/00
Posts: 7025
Loc: Fort Wayne, IN
Re: Basics...... new
#1300391 (Re: posthuman63t) 08/14/06 09:28 PM

You honestly think the G3 bodykit looks better than an SVT bodykit?



The G3 bodykit is pure rice imho. Its a honda bodykit slapped on a contour that doesnt share the same curves or personality.

I dont think there is one person that could call the SVT bodykit overdone, tasteless, or ricey. When I do up cars, I want them to look clean and tasteful. If there is any doubt in my mind that people will rag on mods that i do, I dont do them.

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Jim Hahn
1996 T-Red Contour SE Reborn 4/6/04
3.0L swap and Arizona Dyno Chip Turbo Kit
364 whp, 410 wtq @ 4,700 rpm


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