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Old 09-16-2004, 14:04   #1 (permalink)
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Hidden yet obvious performance boosts...

Hi guys I hope this makes for some interesting replies.Just looking back at all these threads it appears that many times things are over looked which could very well give us significant performance boosts.
Im talking about Map sensors Ego sensors ..fuel lines and the likes.Also how do we go about reducing driveline loss?In an auto or manual? It seems alot of power is simply going down the gurgler...

Do you guysthink it is worthwhile to replce major sensors when building a performance car ..?
Are their any bottle necks that you have had ?Perhaps fixed?Your input would be greatly appreciated and I think this thread will help us all.

My input is that iridium plugs give more power than bosch ngk champion etc.I have also heard JimMocks are great too.Now its your turn..
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Old 09-16-2004, 16:27   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Hidden yet obvious performance boosts...

cars always lose power through the driveline. always have always will. about the only things you can do for an auto is put in a shift kit and some taxi clutch packs, which wont minimise loss of power but will help speed it up a bit. and a manual you just chuck in a stronger clutch or get a dog box made.
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Re: Hidden yet obvious performance boosts...

I am pretty sure the JMM plugs are Autolite. Can someone confirm?
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I am pretty sure the JMM plugs are Autolite. Can someone confirm?
yep, they are. I have them in my car.
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Re: Hidden yet obvious performance boosts...

one possible way to reduce some drivetrain loss is to use lighter parts, this will reduce the amount of power wasted on turning that particular part (lighter flywheel/clutch, lighter tailshaft, diff axles, drive wheels,etc) most of the time these parts can be very expensive and if youve got a stock/mild motor, ur money will be better spent on other things if looking just 4 more power.
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Re: Hidden yet obvious performance boosts...

For the E series guys doesn't switching to thermo fans free up a bit of power by saving your engine having to turn a big heavy fan.

Anything which frees up some extra horses is good.

I've heard Battens was meant to be making underdrive pulleys for Falcon 6's just like they do the 8's. Is this true ?
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Lets not forget that GT stripes add another 15kw to your engine power too
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Old 09-17-2004, 20:06   #8 (permalink)
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Gee this interesting!!If we had a direct drive driveline I would have in theory 200 rwkw from it..This is a place of interest..no doubt...So less revolving weight the more power must come out.Perhaps a lighter tailshaft,lighter rims...torque converters?Do you think?

quote/Lets not forget that GT stripes add another 15kw to your engine power too /quote

Hang on ..how about fluffy dice thats gotta be worth another 7-10 rwkw' s
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More if ur greek

C'mon Useless you never really got a cam hey ? Its all in the dice on ur mirror.....

There's stacks of things you can do to an older car but I'm not so sure with a new car. How much can you really replace on a new car that isn't already pretty efficient or light in weight ? (That sounded really dumb after realising how heavy my Ford is....)
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this is my biggest power gain here..ON MY BACK WINDOW...youve got me cornered!!!!
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