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so far the only modding i´ve done to my Scort is make it look real nice, but nuthin to actually increase performance persay. (specifically: http://www.escortgt.com/test.php?showpage=cars/displaycars.php&[email protected] )
course, i´ve seen that the first things to do are air filter and exhaust, but i´ve also seen a couple other things like installing/replacing a superchip, and advancing the timing. also, to note with big bold letters: i have essentially no budget (for now, will have a job VERY soon with a bit oa cash comin in).
now, as for the air filter, the weapon R, K&N, etc, cone-shaped filters - where do they actually intake from? and what can i actually do to the filter/exhaust that an under-budget enthusiast can afford?


[ Edited by Juggernaut On Date 04-16-2002 ]
 

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well to start with i would recommend advancing the timing. there is a write-up on the old site on how to advance the timing. the only cost associated with this is that you will have to run premium gas all the time.

next, you can remove the silencer tube that comes off the bottom of the stock intake box (where the filter is). this frees up a little horsepower and you will definitely hear a difference in the engine tone. there is also an article on this on the old site. you can also go a step farther and cut part of the bottom of the intake box out but don´t get too carried away. this will cost you nothing but time, but you also could get a K&N replacement filter which is about 40 bucks.

in the field of exhaust, there isnt much you can do for real cheap. the cheapest header is 130 bucks and a decent muffler will run you at least 50-75 bucks. there are gains to be found elsewhere.

there is also a how-to article on this site about changing plugs, wires, and the cap and rotor. this is fairly cheap, however, you wont really have much of a horsepower gain. you will notice smoother and quicker throttle response though.

hope this helps!
 

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Well I started by fixing my melted cat-converter and adding a cat-back exhaust. Just opening up the exhaust from 1.25" to 2.25" catback with a muffler was like $100 bucks at a muffler shop. And best of all, they custom bent the piping so its as straight as possible.

It helped the gas mileage more then anything. I added headers and a new muffler and then saw power gains. But that did account for the majority of the cost.

Just put Escort first, women second. It wont get you laid, but every time you whoop on someone off the line its starts to give that same gratifing feeling.
 

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hey, i already do that!
i get 5 cents off per litre with superstore MWAhaha!
it still costs crazy though...

now i´d be able to do this stuff without taking out the engine, right?
thxs fer the replies, and very good point aboot women, Blade
 

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Yeah, It definately has been tooooo long. Like 2 years now...god I HATE Prescott AZ. Especially since the guy:girl ratio here is 12:1.

But at least my friends with their turbo´d cars keep telling me how much the Escort would pound them once it gets turbo´d.


RE: Premium Gas:
For me I usually run 87 up here at 5600´, and I run 89 when I´m going down to less than 1000´ elevation. When I run premium I run too rich, but I think that´s my inidcation that its time for a new Dist Cap, rotor and wires.
 
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