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Old 03-24-2010, 05:14 PM
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Default The FREE or INEXPENSIVE mod list for Fords!!!

One question that keeps coming up is what can I do to my truck that costs little or no money, to get a bit more power.

Well, there's an old adage that says there's no such thing as a free lunch. And that holds true with trucks, too. So, this attempts to provide some ideas of things you can do on a budget to get a little more power. Very few mods are free ;-) -- if you want real power, you'll have to spend some money.

1) Remove the slack from your throttle cable for a little better throttle response (up to '03 trucks)

2) Remove the air intake silencer

3) Clean your Mass Airflow Sensor for a better running engine

4) Gotts Intake Modification

5) Add a Throttle body Spacer

Now if you've done those things, you'll have to think about spending some money on the popular mods like cat-back exhaust, cold air intake kits, programmers/tuners, etc.

I will work up something on the Gotts mod and post it up sometime this week for those of you who do not know what it is.

Hope this helps
 

Last edited by Worf; 04-11-2010 at 04:54 PM. Reason: added throttle body spacer
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:20 PM
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I made it a sticky and changed the title, Great idea!
 
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:27 PM
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thanks kevin
 
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Default K&N is the best out there

I originally bought a S&B fror my 5.4L V8 f150 and it was a complete mess. After spending 2 hours trying to install it, my engine light was constantly flipping on. I ditched it for a K&N intake and they defiantly have it figured out at k&n. It took like 30 min to install had no problems and i can actually hear it sucking air when I get on the gas. It was only like 10 bucks more than the s&b. I found the K&N cheapest at www.coopscustoms.com
 
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Default Spectre Cold Air Intake

Ive found that Spectre Air Intakes are good to, I noticed them on horsepower tv on the speed channel. I googled spectre and noticed www.intakesandaccessories.com has the spectre cold air intake for about 100 less than the K&N i bought.
 
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Thanks for the tips!
 
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:20 PM
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you are welcome
 
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just regular tune ups will improve alot. change your distributer cap and roter, spark plugs, and do an oil change. i have heard that thoes e3 spark plugs are actually pretty good too...never used them but ill probablly purchase a set the next time i change my plugs.
 
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