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csbrown28 10-09-2012 09:34 AM

How I improved my 0-60 buy 1.5 sec for free
 
Yes, it was a catchy title, and no I don't have anything for you. Really I'm just so frick'in happy I found what I found as I've been totally depressed since I bought my car a year ago because the performance has been so bad since I bought the car.....

My car (2006 LGT 5EAT) manages, at best 7-sec 0-60 times, and while some here tell me that's about average, I know the car is running like crap. It just feels heald back. Something is wrong. I know the car wasn't abused before I got it with 40k (has 62 now) because I know the woman I got it from. Shes like 64. She took over payments from her son (and sold her car) who had bought it and got shipped off to Afghanistan a month later. When he came back he told her he didn't want it. So she kept it until 2011. I told her if she wanted to sell I would take it in a heart beat.

Ok so, what happened? When I changed the air filter I took the shroud all the way out to look down inside. There were leaves and a f-ing paper towel jammed in the air intake tight as crap.....

Ran my 0-60 1.5 sec faster. It's like having a new car and while at least 1/2 of you will berate me for not checking that in the first place, I'm just so frickin happy it can breath again!!!

Before fix:


After fix:


dr_sharp 10-09-2012 09:39 AM

:lol:

What a find! I can't even imagine the difference that would make.

dustincredible 10-09-2012 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by csbrown28 (Post 4106948)
Ok so, what happened? When I changed the air filter I took the shroud all the way out to look down inside. There were leaves and a f-ing paper towel jammed in the air intake tight as crap.....

Ran my 0-60 1.5 sec faster. It's like having a new car and while at least 1/2 of you will berate me for not checking that in the first place, I'm just so frickin happy it can breath again!!!

WTF?? Why didn't you check it sooner??






:lol:

Drift Motion 10-09-2012 10:36 AM

what a n00b


:lol:

Spec B 10-09-2012 12:23 PM

Yeah - that video clearly shows your car is slow.

EDIT: just realized the 2nd video was after you fixed it. :redface:

Strizzy 10-09-2012 12:54 PM

Now go stage 2.

csbrown28 10-09-2012 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strizzy (Post 4107314)
Now go stage 2.

Plan is to replace the up-pipe and get a hi flow cat down and a tune to start. Work my way from there.

fildigger 10-09-2012 01:09 PM

I wont slate you !

Well done, bet you are chuffed to bits .

BanzGotBoost 10-09-2012 01:35 PM

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Strizzy 10-09-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fildigger (Post 4107337)
I wont slate you !

Well done, bet you are chuffed to bits .

Engrish? :lol:

fildigger 10-09-2012 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strizzy (Post 4107378)
Engrish? :lol:

That's what we all speak...well, some of our friends have tried to alter it over the years! but it is still the most colourful language in the world ;)

Spiffing old bean !


ps. are we a little off topic here?

lieutenantcolumbo 10-09-2012 02:46 PM

Clean the car wash soap out of you intercooler and you'll cut off another second.

Just kidding. Good for you to find it though and share your experience for the benefit of others at the expense of taking a little ribbing.

GTTuner 10-09-2012 02:50 PM

I thought you were going to say you threw out the fat chick you picked up earlier.

06legsleeper 10-10-2012 02:24 PM

who the hell in there right mind would stick a towel in there thats insane lol

That Guy 2-1 10-10-2012 08:24 PM

dammit, no paper towels and leaves in mine


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