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Old 11-06-2012, 09:41 PM
Gen1dak Gen1dak is offline
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Install a vacuum gauge and drive as much as possible at or near peak vacuum (even if that requires locking out the OD at lower speeds). When people change gearing they often actually accomplish this without even knowing it. They just see improvements and think, "Hey, that works!" They never ask why. After that you're left with improving in efficiency. Higher flow air filter, cold air induction, a better intake manifold, roller rockers, synthetic oils, free-flowing exhaust. A shift kit in the transmission will improve function, but there's only so much one can do with an OEM transmission. Aftermarket high-quality guts reduce parasitic loss. Same for moving up the stall speed with a better aftermarket torque converter. Improved ignition spark is always a plus. Cheapest and most immediate will be the vacuum gauge.
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