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Old 10-14-2002, 08:31 PM   #1
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Anything you've done to your ride that didn't work out as planned, or worse cost you lost performance, additional $,*, or down time. I know during the build up on my 70 C-10 I made many mistake'* like too big of a card, too much fuel=slower not faster. 200R4 stock won't hold together with 400 horse'* hence back to the 350 trans. with a rebuild after 500 miles. Also you can list your best success or biggest bang for your BUCK
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I bought my ride with a flow master and it is a low-end torque robber without a CAI installed. On a sc its ok but a now sc with a big exhaust is a torque robber. Now of course if you buy an angry duck air intake you are going to be fine.

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An exterior mod that I tried that didn't work was the clear LED lights. I cleared my corner lenses and tried to put them in to finish the effect but the lights system went AWOL with LED'* in. So until we can find a way around that, stick with stock or direct replacement bulbs.
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Biggest failure?

Probably going through set after set of police strobe lights in my headlights. I'm done with that, they can't take any hint of moisture in the air.
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Mine was probally my first attempt at painting a car! I didn't have a garage so I painted it outside on a nice sunny day. Everything was going fine, paint was drying when all of a sudden some ******* came down the back alley racing by & throwing dust up into the air! I was so pissed! Well live & learn!
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My biggest failure is those frigain bosch spark plugs in my car. They should be a warning label on those thing, like cigarettes. My car was studdering and surging and it didn't know what to do. Thankfully I got those iridium spark plugs coming from NGK. Those are expensive. Actually they already came but I can't put them in!!! I'm at college and my car is all put away right now!!!

BTW...what do you think of my quote under my signature??
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Ditto on the Bosch......and your signature?

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It'* weird cuz I had the bosch in my old 92 SE and it worked fine. I actually put the bosch plus 4s in there. You know the ones with 4 cathodes (or is it electrodes?). I forget which piece it was. But anyway they worked fine and as far as I know they are still in there. I sold it to my cousin and he didn't say anything about a problem with the plugs.
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