mods, maintainance & tires
Although I nearly had a Paxton supercharger installed in
I've been satisfied with the car's factory performance. It's
sufficient. That notwithstanding, I've only done the following
minimal mods to the car, which I want to keep essentially stock:
- K&N air filters
the factory Eagles wore down, I got a set of Dunlops, then
Michellin XGTZ (soft and really sticky -- got a whopping 13kmiles!),
and then the BF Goodrich which were replaced with the current Firestone
Firehawk 500s (limited options since I will NOT put Asian tires on my
car) at 116kmiles.
Five sets of tires in 116kmiles.
- Replaced the muffler for only the second time in 118kmiles.
This time I have a Magnaflow stainless muffler and tail pipes.
Everything else on the exhaust system is original.
- Removed heater core, flow control valve and tubing in engine
- Converted air-co to r-134a
One area that I've been very AR about is oil-changes. I've
changed the oil every 1500-2000 miles. Overkill perhaps
(o.k., definately), but this is one area in which I've not been a cheap
ass. I unfortunately lapsed in one area: I had the car
rust-proofed at Ziebart when I first purchased it and went back yearly
for the re-application. I stopped doing this in '96. It is
to that and the fact that it never sees salt that I attribute the
absence of rust.
Comments, questions, or concerns?
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