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    Nepg- I'd say they both will giver performance... Pick the one that sounds how you like. I don't' think you'll "feel in your butt" the difference in torque between the two. you don't' know what magnaflow sounds like? check out the link i gave earlier in this topic for videos of my truck with magnaflow...
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    Thats what I thought Andy, all these really high up motorheads like Troyer, all the hot rod people are saying blah blah flowmaster reduced low end torque. Well yeah it might, but thats not going to really matter if its like a 3% reduction, one you won't notice it, two your trailer towing won't really be affected and three, you'll burn rubber better ANYWAYS cuz your modding your truck. The only way they know flowmaster reduces torque is because of what the dyno says. So thats my reasoning. I really like flowmaster 50 series. 40 series is nice as well.

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    just skimming along as usual...

    has anyone asked you to help them move yet?
    that's one thing i hate about trucks. that and the (lack of) gas mileage.

    so, your grandfather just GAVE you a vehicle? that's pretty awesome

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    I HATE cars. I'm 6 5 and I am not riding in a car for 3 hrs one way to college! Its just not practical. Gas mileage, eh who cares anymore, I only live once so I'm drivin what i want! lol

    My grandfather didn't give it to me or even offer it to me yet. But he can give it to me one because he is old and knows he wont ever drive again (diabetes and prone to blackouts). And two, he is a billionaire because of his wise investments, so he can afford it.

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    I know you are into the little cars techno and that is fine. But 4cy do not need all the airflow or larger engines. And a "resonator" (just to be loudeR?) can't help performance.
    are you saying you don't think a 4 cylinder engine pushing 28 psi of boost and turning 7500 rpm doesn't need airflow? i hate to be the one to break it to you, but you're mistaken in this case. a turbocharged 2 liter engine at 28 psi of boost is flowing an equivilent amount of air as a 6 liter engine, as the turbo is forcing an extra two atmospheres of air into the engine.

    do you also believe that every person that modifies a "little car", as you put it, is doing it only to be louder? again, you would be mistaken. while there are some people that are only looking for that effect, they would be a kin to the same guys running around with the exhaust hacked off of their 84 z28 because they believe it "sounds good". there are a great deal of people out there are are making simply incredible amounts of horsepower from small displacement engines. a simple trip to the book store will allow you access to several decent magazines that could educate you a little further (try sport compact car, turbo and high tech performance, or modified).

    nep g: you state you want to unlock what the engine is capable of. you really need to sit down and think about the intended use, and amount of work your you're willing to put into this truck, and your budget. will you be using it for towing? do you want to rebuild the engine with forged internals? do you have emissions testing that you need to pass? are you unwilling to run premium fuel all the time? answers to a few of these questions will be able to help guide you and will keep you from buying parts that you will be replacing later.

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    Good point technoracer!And another performance mod you can do is install a e-fan instead of the engine driven fan,it will free up horse power and give you better gas mileage.



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    Tech, I'm pretty sure you know what I'm talking about but you insist on saying I don't know what I'm talking about and a magazine can educate me more. We've talked on AIM before about your (Focus I'm pretty sure right?) And as my brother said a little bit back that turbos, superchargers etc can give incredible amounts of HP and torque. Am I being stereotypical? YES Are there smaller displacement engins that run like crazy? ABSOLUTELY Are the majority of these cars that pass me on the street running "28 psi of boost and turning 7500 rpm" NOPE. The majority of them paid a few grand for a car. put a body kit on it, changed the exhaust to be nice and loud, MAYBE threw some nos on it and call it a "race car" These are the ones I'm talking about.

    I'm sorry the pictures are messed up. (car was actually red not purple) The files got damaged at one point or another. Maybe Ron still has some pictures. but this is a car he used to have. I will not deny that a non-V8 motor cannot preform. Cause this car FLEW. And the 4 wheel steering was awesome. What was it Ron? Stage3? So I really don't think we need to get into the "educate yourself" statements Techno. I've dealt with these vehicles before. But like I said. I'm talking about the majority of them. Not the few that do it right (as you probably have, and as Ron's Nissan was). The exhaust on this car was performance exhaust, but was no louder than performance V-8 exhaust. So back to my original statement that I don't know why 4cyl cars have to be louder than V-8s. There IS performance exhaust that sounds good and isn't so loud for them. It's just not picked as often as not picked it seems.

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    Is your 281 cu. in. Ford a 16 valve SOHC or 32 valve DOHC?
    Before you go buying parts, you had better determine which.

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