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post #11 of 191 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 07:44 AM
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Any "Chip" costing less than $50 where you don't have to give them you're computer's code. It's the worthless IAT mod, not a chip. My brother was taken in by this and got ripped off $10. So sad....
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post #12 of 191 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 08:58 AM
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Actually Doc, those are hydraulic operated wheelie bars and the put a majority of the cars weight on the front wheels. So, yes they do help with traction. In my opinion, if you are going to go that far, why not just do the front wheel drive to rear wheel drive conversion. I mean it is like making a full on race car out of a street car and it doesn't make since. There has to be a limit somewhere along the line.

My fire extinguisher is in the trunk so it is out of the way, especially in an accident. And no it isn't chrome . I like to draw attention to my performance mods, not my safety mods. Dude check out my chromed antilock brake sylinoid.

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Actually Doc, those are hydraulic operated wheelie bars and the put a majority of the cars weight on the front wheels. So, yes they do help with traction. In my opinion, if you are going to go that far, why not just do the front wheel drive to rear wheel drive conversion. I mean it is like making a full on race car out of a street car and it doesn't make since. There has to be a limit somewhere along the line.

My fire extinguisher is in the trunk so it is out of the way, especially in an accident. And no it isn't chrome . I like to draw attention to my performance mods, not my safety mods. Dude check out my chromed antilock brake sylinoid.
Those kind of wheelie bars are not legal by any sanction body I have looked at. The standard is that all wheelie bars have to be off the ground with no way of having them contact the ground without lifting to front suspension to prevent people from using then to stop weight transfer.

So that makes wheelies on a FWD a useless mod.

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Actually Doc, those are hydraulic operated wheelie bars and the put a majority of the cars weight on the front wheels.* So, yes they do help with traction.* In my opinion, if you are going to go that far, why not just do the front wheel drive to rear wheel drive conversion.* I mean it is like making a full on race car out of a street car and it doesn't make since.* There has to be a limit somewhere along the line.

My fire extinguisher is in the trunk so it is out of the way, especially in an accident.* And no it isn't chrome .* I like to draw attention to my performance mods, not my safety mods.* Dude check out my chromed antilock brake sylinoid.
Those kind of wheelie bars are not legal by any sanction body I have looked at. The standard is that all wheelie bars have to be off the ground with no way of having them contact the ground without lifting to front suspension to prevent people from using then to stop weight transfer.

So that makes wheelies on a FWD a useless mod. [/b]
Actually, This is quite common and perfectly allowable as far as the tracks are concerned.

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how about COLD air intakes that do not actually draw in cold air. Instead they just pull in the engine compartment's hot air.
DOC - That is SHORT RAM INTAKE. Takes in hot air from the engine
Its sole purpose to make car sound nicer.
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I just bought a "short ram intake". I have noticed some pickup increase, but are you saying that all it does is make the car sound cool?

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I just bought a "short ram intake". I have noticed some pickup increase, but are you saying that all it does is make the car sound cool?
That's right. Your original intake took in cooler air from the fender well. Cooler air is more dense, so it contains more oxygen per unit volume. More oxygen lets you burn more fuel, in turn making more power. A short ram intake takes in hot air from the engine compartment. Hot air = less dense = less oxygen = less fuel = less power.

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*I think that metal bolt ons for your pedals is worthless.
Well while I agree some, if not alot are worthless, some of them do have a definate purpose(unless you live in sunny california or some other place that doesn't get rain. I found after I put the set in my car, I had a much better grip on the pedals. When I put my foot on the pedals I don't want it moving around just under the inertial movement of the car. The only time I want my foot moving on the pedal is when I move it MYSELF. The stock pedal pads do a horrible job, or maybe I'm just picky. The wetter it is the worse it gets. So as for the pedals being a worthless mod, it depends, which ones oyu get, how much you pay and where you live. I picked up a really nice set with good traction for 11 bucks, and you know what? I feel they have been a great safety mod, the fact they look good is just a bonus.


Oh yeah before anyone puts up anything about a shift knob being a worthless mod, it all depends on feel, and height. A knob can change or later hand positioning if you get the right one, which can lead to more comfort, better safety, less fatigue, and quicker shifting. Of course this is just for the guys who have manuals, for those who have auto's well um, then I retract me statement.

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