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Old 04-09-2004, 18:11   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 92 probe with a 3.0 and wanted to know what i can do to make it quicker i race it on a circle track and only use 1st and 2nd gear. it has to be factory. i was told to gut the air conditioner and power steering will that make a difference. it has to be automatic

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Old 04-09-2004, 22:21   #2 (permalink)
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Re: probe 3.0 upgrades

Just an FYI the 3.0 is the Ford Vulcan V-6, not a Mazda motor. But, the other Probe engines are Mazda. If Vulcan Power sees this post he maybe able to give you some ideas on what to do.
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Well if it has to stay factory you'll have to do things like gut it out, emmisions removed, power steering removed, A/C removed, carpet, all interior panels, glass replaced with lexan if you can, etc etc. Should be able to drop at least a 100 lbs - it will help your cornering and be easier on your tires as well. Also, good sticky tires would help alot. Advance your timing a tad (if they allow that), and run a higher octane fuel. Too bad you can't do any modifications, that sucks. What have you done so far?
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The interior is gutted out the only thing I have is the driver seat. The only window I can have is the front windshield. I got a straight pipe running from the down pipe we gotta keep factory manifolds no headers, but I was told to put a muffler on it and it will give me more power. I gotta keep the power steering and a/c on the car but if I can gut them out I was told it would help.
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