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Old 05-30-2013, 10:39 PM
Gen1dak Gen1dak is offline
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Cam swap and high quality clutches in the (automatic) transmission. The stock slushbox soaks up a lotta power. The stock cam specs are very tame. The engine really wakes up with a better cam. Not simple bolt-ons, but they make for a much better foundation. Still, the most significant method has already been mentioned, and that's driving style. Adjust the kickdown to upshift sooner. It's dull and uninspiring, but a lugging (not to the point of rattling) engine turning slower speeds with a lighter throttle foot means better mileage.

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