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Hey guys,
I know this has probably been covered many times before, (still pretty new to the board), Is there any way to make a torque strap for a gen 3 Duratec? I cant give it too much gas off the go w/o a little sit and spin. Plus I am gonna be taking my bull up to a local dragstip( mooresville, NC) and more torque would be great. Any suggestions from the experienced guys out there would be awesome.

Again apologies for if this has been covered alot.

Peace and blessings,

Paul
 

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If you're already spinning the tires off the line, how come you think you need a torque strap?


Anyway, you need about a foot, maybe a foot and a half of chain. Make a small loop around the exhaust manifold and secure the two ends with a nut and bolt. Make sure it's tight, and all the slack is on one end. Now take the long end with all the slack and bring it down to te subframe where you'll find a hole that goes all the way through. You'll need about 4 or 5 inch bolt to secure the chain to the subframe. I suggest using a bolt with about 3 or 4 washers. I tried using one washer on the first set-up and I bent it really quick and then the chain got loose and didn't do much. So I bought a regular sized washer from the harware store, then I bought three big a** washers called fender washers or something like that. Anyway, now it doesn't bend the washers and it doesn't come loose either.

And if that wasn't clear, there's a whole thread on it in the suspension section.
 

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Thanks for the feedback,
As for right now I am going to wait on the chain strap. A friend of mine told me the potential dangers and wear that it can have on the engine.

I just got a better exhaust "system" put in today though. I had a 40 series installed a couple weeks ago and I had already had the resonator removed. Wasnt too big a fan of the clang sound I was getting in the low rpms. Meineke screwed me getting it installed. They were going to cut out my dual(on my request) and put 2.25" from the resonator. They charged me $60 and and just cut and patched at the split behind the axle.

I went to a new meineke, told them the story, and they hooked me up with 2.25" from the resonator to the flow. They put in an aluminized glasspack that I had for the resonator. All that for $45, the pipe bending and everything. Sounds great now.

Sorry for the babbling, just got excited at another success story for my bull.

But back to the torque. Besides an expensive modual, or a potentially dangerous homemade strap, what else should I look into.

apologies for the long post.
thank,.

Paul
 

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