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TBoomer
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Reged: 01/02/02
Posts: 1939
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Poll- What to mod?
#1303353 - 08/19/06 07:58 PM

I have about $400 or so to spend on a stock SVT...

Should I:
Buy a Trubendz exhaust and used B&M
Go to a local exhaust shop and replace the res. with a Magnaflow and lose the rear mufflers/add some tips---Hopefully cheaper than Trubendz, and I have fitment concerns.
Lowering springs
Try to find some cheap used wheels
Other (Please explaing)

View the results for this poll


Thanks!

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2000 Silver Frost SVT
# 1637/2150
D.O.B. 01/14/2000


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icysvt
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Reged: 12/17/05
Posts: 252
Loc: tennessee
Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1303361 (Re: TBoomer) 08/19/06 08:49 PM

Get some lowering springs and some cheap (I hate to say this) Ricer can mufflers and get your res. removed and replaced with straight pipe. my exhaust sounds great and everyone around that has heard it loves it. I only paid $30 a piece for my mufflers last year at NOPI in atl so if you look around you can find them cheap. Also look on Ebay for used B&M's i found a few the other day cheap just my .02

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
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The Digital Slacker
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Reged: 09/06/02
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Loc: Lancaster, PA
Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1303428 (Re: icysvt) 08/20/06 01:34 AM

Umm...no.


My 2 cents says don't get rid of the center res, just upgrade current rear mufflers to something nicer. I purchased my svt with a straight pipe instead of a center res and holy crap did I rasp. Not so much when it was hot, but every other time it did rasp... oh and it drones like crazy on the highway. Just make sure you always drive your car over 3k rpms... under 3k kills your ears.

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Goonz SVT
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Reged: 05/18/04
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Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1303517 (Re: TBoomer) 08/20/06 03:09 PM

trubendz exhaust


give your car a little roar

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captainoblivious
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Reged: 07/07/04
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Loc: NJ
Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1303575 (Re: TBoomer) 08/20/06 07:43 PM

Don't do lowering springs unless you plan on doing shocks. Save up a little more and do springs/struts at the same time. Unless you want to just upgrade the struts only.

Personally, I'd suspsension first as you will feel/enjoy that more then simple bolt on power. Do exhaust if you want more sound.



Or you could do MAF adapter/K&N, replace resonator and get the y-pipe optimized for less then $400. Then if you still don't like the sound save up for mufflers next.

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PDXSVT
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Reged: 12/29/02
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Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1304240 (Re: TBoomer) 08/21/06 10:57 PM

It depends. How long is that $400 gonna be the only $$ you can throw at your ride?

If you're likely to have more $$ before too long, then don't spend any of it, save it up for headers and trubends and a K&N 3530.

If that $400 has to last you a long time, then upgrade that stock resonator, it's a bad bottle neck, get a K&N, and look into modding your stock y-pipe. With $$ for gas and a heatshield left over. New lowering springs on stock struts is looking to get your stock struts shot.

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MSDS, SHO-shop Y, custom 2.5" catback; xcal2; 63mm TB, K&N 3530; Koni struts, Aussie bar; THaines forks, Quaife, SpecII, UR fly; DMD; Nima UD pullies; Stazi brakes; f&r Pole120 mounts. Just a daily commuter car. Silver '98 SVT E0 #3159


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Tourige
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Reged: 05/25/04
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1307147 (Re: icysvt) 08/27/06 04:05 AM

Originally posted by icysvt:
Get some lowering springs and some cheap (I hate to say this) Ricer can mufflers and get your res. removed and replaced with straight pipe. my exhaust sounds great and everyone around that has heard it loves it. I only paid $30 a piece for my mufflers last year at NOPI in atl so if you look around you can find them cheap. Also look on Ebay for used B&M's i found a few the other day cheap just my .02





you deserve about a million

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99 TRed Contour SVT # 1853 out of 2760
230.2 WHP @ 6500
237.0 WTR @ 2250

Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




much like your weiner.




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TBoomer
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Reged: 01/02/02
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Loc: Kansas City, MO
Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1307193 (Re: Tourige) 08/27/06 06:35 AM

I ended up replacing my rear mufflers with a Magnaflow knock off...not too expensive, but not a
$30 cheapo job either....and removed resonator. Sounds pretty good, but drones at 2500-2900RPM.


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PDXSVT
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Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1307235 (Re: TBoomer) 08/27/06 02:38 PM

That drone is a big part of the reason to replace your stock resonator with a better one instead of going with no resonator at all.

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TBoomer
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Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1307273 (Re: PDXSVT) 08/27/06 06:03 PM

Well, the drone is from the rear mostly...just a bit louder at hwy cruising speed...nothing I can't handle.

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Tourige
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Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1307830 (Re: TBoomer) 08/28/06 04:57 PM

If you want a barley used Trubendz Resonated Magnaflow Kit. My Buddy is selling his. I think it has like 1500 km's on it (like 800ish miles???)

Shoot me a PM if your intrested.

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99 TRed Contour SVT # 1853 out of 2760
230.2 WHP @ 6500
237.0 WTR @ 2250

Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




much like your weiner.




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JEFFtourCT
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Reged: 06/30/06
Posts: 80
Loc: Stratford CT
Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1311893 (Re: Tourige) 09/04/06 01:06 AM

i tell everyone the same thing.. trubendz borla non rez

cheap and sounds great at idle and throughout the rpms

i was in the same boat as you.. just i already had the b&m on the car when i got it..

i got the catback and the kkm intake.. and im not complaining.. i could just use more $ for headers

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1998.5 Contour svt
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B&M short Throw Shifter
KKM intake
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BigBEN
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Reged: 07/20/06
Posts: 259
Loc: Wixom, MI
Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1311938 (Re: TBoomer) 09/04/06 02:30 AM

id say spend 50 on removing the resonator and replacing it with some straight pipe, another 80 or so on a used B&M then buy some lowering springs for around 200 then maybe get a chip...

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stilov
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Reged: 08/20/03
Posts: 2097
Loc: CO
Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1312010 (Re: BigBEN) 09/04/06 04:18 AM

Don't waste your 400 on an exhaust system that will only give you sound.

replace the resonator (it's the most restrictive part) with something a little larger and higher-flowing...be cheap get a glasspack...it sounds great and you've still got 350 left over.



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Frosty
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Reged: 11/26/03
Posts: 1831
Loc: Sheboygan, WI
Re: Poll- What to mod? new
#1312027 (Re: stilov) 09/04/06 05:24 AM

Originally posted by stilov:
Don't waste your 400 on an exhaust system that will only give you sound.

replace the resonator (it's the most restrictive part) with something a little larger and higher-flowing...be cheap get a glasspack...it sounds great and you've still got 350 left over.





Get a magnaflow res...sounds good and no rasp. Only $60 bucks online. I would then get the lowering springs.

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