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Old 05-24-2006, 09:43 PM   #41
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I plan to...

Change tranny fluid from synthetic motorcycle oil, to the new synthetic manual tranny fluid.
block off more of my grill and make it smoother.
check my ball joints and all other stearing related parts.
tighten/adjust rack & pinion.
find out if my front struts need replacement.
get another alinement done.
Index spark plugs.
add more ground straps that go directly to the battery or a central post.
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Old 05-25-2006, 01:53 AM   #42
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make sure you recalibrate your speedometer or else its going to say you lost mpg
I'm planning to just go back to my stock size the car came with. I have lower wider tires now.
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Old 05-25-2006, 01:57 AM   #43
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Planned mods:

LED lights for tail lights/ signals/etc.
PCV catch can
Drop springs (maybe a bigger sway bar???)
belly pan maybe (I did notice I already have a rear tray of sorts)
scan gauge gizmo thingy

Completed mods:

increased tire pressure
RP synthetic oil
Lucas fuel treatment (more for clean injectors)
interior LEDs (they match my dash lights )


I'm hesitant to do any kind of major modification other than the drop springs and maybe the PCV can since the car is still under warranty and I'm making payments.

Note to self, pay cash next time...
I wouldn't go with RP synthetic oil. It has been known to break down faster than Mobil 1 synthetic. I also wouldn't advice you to go more than 3000 miles on it. It thins out like crazy.

I used to use it on my car, maybe that's why I got little better numbers than Mobil 1 but I'd rather have something thicker than a screwed up engine with Royal purple.
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I'm planning to just go back to my stock size the car came with. I have lower wider tires now.
ah i understand now, so your mpg might be mildly inflated as of recently...
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ah i understand now, so your mpg might be mildly inflated as of recently...
Maybe, the tires I have now are almost the same as the stock ones. It doesn't really matter because my mpg went up even with these tires. I was still getting the same 24mpg with these tires until I started doing other things.
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Auto to manual tomorrow, can't wait to scratch it off the list.
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