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Unread 06-02-2002, 09:26 PM   #1
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4cyl preformance mods

I was wondering what mods anyone might know about that will improve HP and torque? Ive been told a few (throttle body spacer) (cold air intake) (preformance coil) and (heavier plug wires) what I need to know is does anyone have any brands they would recommend? Also I need to know if the coil can be done by itself or if you have to do any other mods at the same time to make it work.

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Unread 06-02-2002, 10:23 PM   #2
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I would recommend a Poweraid tb. As for the others, I don't know-sorry <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
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Unread 06-02-2002, 11:45 PM   #3
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Depending on what tire size you wanna run, look into regearing. Thats probably gonna be the most expensive BUT most effective performance gain you can make. I also have TBS from PowerAid. I went with the 4.0L version and to be honest didnt see much of a difference, but than again I was expecting much of one either. Also did a Flowmaster exhaust setup that I really like, Flowmaster mufflers are tough as hell and they give off a nice throaty sound. Check into getting sometype of K&N air filter. I was actually thinking of getting rid of the stock airbox and going with a Airaid Air intake system with a splash guard. Now dont look for one of these upgrades togive you vast improvements, their not going to. But a doing a couple could make you notice a small diffrence. But if you want money well spent, do the regearing.
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Unread 06-03-2002, 01:32 PM   #4
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Blackhole is right. Most of the mods (gimmicks) arent worth the price. I ran a K&N air intake and a dynomax ultra flow muffler and didnt notice much of a difference on my old 4cyl. A regear, which I also did, is the only way to get better performance out of the 4cyl.
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Unread 06-03-2002, 05:39 PM   #5
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I just recently installed a Jacobs coil omnibox, not a great deal of power, but i am getting about 50 more miles to a tank of gas, and its a smoother acceleration, and no knock sounds, easy enough to install, just a couple of wires to battery and one to a hot thats on when key is on and also when starting, that was the tough one to find. I finally found one that goes to the rear window defogger, ( can't figure the reason for that one, I have a soft top). then the wires from coil to distributer.
I also have a TB spacer, magnaflow exhaust,pacesetter headers,turbo city air intake(modified with some original parts) and a larger diameter catalytic converter.
All this stuff has gone in over a period of time, so I havent noticed any big jump in power. The next thing to look for is replacing the TB with one from a 4.0.
Once I start I can't stop.
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Unread 04-14-2004, 11:26 AM   #6
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2.5 mods

where did you find this Jacobs coil omnibox how much did it cost and what exactly is it.
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Unread 04-14-2004, 02:24 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by gatorfish
Blackhole is right. Most of the mods (gimmicks) arent worth the price. I ran a K&N air intake and a dynomax ultra flow muffler and didnt notice much of a difference on my old 4cyl. A regear, which I also did, is the only way to get better performance out of the 4cyl.


Wrong. A regear will certainly be the best option, but a high spark ignition in combination with a bored TB, cold air intake, spacer will make a difference in acceleration, smooth idle, better MPG and less downshifting at HWY speeds for passing etc. Argue if you must, but I have the proof under my hood.

Now, if you're looking for low end power for crawling and low speeds, the re-gear is the only way.

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Unread 04-14-2004, 02:25 PM   #8
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A regear, which I also did, is the only way to get better performance out of the 4cyl.[/QUOTE][/I]

Wrong. A regear will certainly be the best option, but a high spark ignition in combination with a bored TB, cold air intake, spacer will make a difference in acceleration, smooth idle, better MPG and less downshifting at HWY speeds for passing etc. Argue if you must, but I have the proof under my hood.

Now, if you're looking for low end power for crawling and low speeds, the re-gear is the only way.

Steve
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Unread 04-14-2004, 02:26 PM   #9
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Wrong. A regear will certainly be the best option, but a high spark ignition in combination with a bored TB, cold air intake, spacer will make a difference in acceleration, smooth idle, better MPG and less downshifting at HWY speeds for passing etc. Argue if you must, but I have the proof under my hood.

Now, if you're looking for low end power for crawling and low speeds, the re-gear is the only way.

Steve
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RE 3.5 and all kinds of other relevant goodies, you know winch and stuff.


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