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Old 03-08-2012, 08:26 PM
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Sounds like a good time to build a stroker motor.

X3 for a Fox? Some ones first day on the job?

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:11 PM
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Ok, I think I got a good list going. 3.73 gears, stack racing cold air intake, Mac equal length shorty headers, and flowmaster American thunder cat back.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:20 PM
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Ok, I think I got a good list going. 3.73 gears, stack racing cold air intake, Mac equal length shorty headers, and flowmaster American thunder cat back.
Yep. A good place to start.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:31 PM
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Might as well do a mid pipe. after 200k the stock cats are done
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by luckythirteen13 View Post
Might as well do a mid pipe. after 200k the stock cats are done
which is probably the #1 reason the car is so slow.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by AdderMk2 View Post
Why am I not surprised that Steeda would try to sell more crap than a customer really needs.


If you can find a way to get a foxbody to utilize a SCT X3 tuner, I would be dumbfounded!
Oops, got mixed-up on the year of his Mustang. I apologize for that, I'll pay more attention next time.

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Old 03-09-2012, 11:30 AM
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Like others have mentioned, GET RID of (or replace if you must) those clogged up cats! You will notice a huge difference right off the bat. I still have cats on mine, but my car has low mileage on her... I don't legally need them (car has Historic Tags, and therefore does not require emission testing in Maryland). Nevertheless, I have plans to have mine removed soon.
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Originally Posted by 89StangGTConvertible View Post
Like others have mentioned, GET RID of (or replace if you must) those clogged up cats! You will notice a huge difference right off the bat. I still have cats on mine, but my car has low mileage on her... I don't legally need them (car has Historic Tags, and therefore does not require emission testing in Maryland). Nevertheless, I have plans to have mine removed soon.
Legally your car DOES need them, as it was produced after 1974. The historic tag only gets you to bypass failing if the cats aren't working duty anymore. They still "need" to be there.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by AdderMk2 View Post
Legally your car DOES need them, as it was produced after 1974. The historic tag only gets you to bypass failing if the cats aren't working duty anymore. They still "need" to be there.
In MD cars with historic tags are not even inspected nor have an emissions test performed, I know what the federal law states but it doesn't stop people from removing them, I can't remember ever seeing anyone here including myself being pulled over and having a exhaust compliance inspection done on spot, I'll take my chances with them off , 15 years and counting
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Originally Posted by mjr46 View Post
In MD cars with historic tags are not even inspected nor have an emissions test performed, I know what the federal law states but it doesn't stop people from removing them, I can't remember ever seeing anyone here including myself being pulled over and having a exhaust compliance inspection done on spot, I'll take my chances with them off , 15 years and counting
Ya beat me to it Mike! Maryland is very relaxed with historically tagged vehicles. I am not complaining about it!
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