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Old 01-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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Timing Advance?

haha this is a good thread you guys got going im the kid who just bought the 88 gt and ive been hearing that i need to advance the timing to 14* i was wondering if i could get more of an explanation why i should do this and wat i should expect to see or notice from it

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haha this is a good thread you guys got going im the kid who just bought the 88 gt and ive been hearing that i need to advance the timing to 14* i was wondering if i could get more of an explanation why i should do this and wat i should expect to see or notice from it?
Advancing the timing will give you a small increase in response and power.
BUT, you have to be careful to not advance it too far or the engine will detonate which can destroy pistons and your engine.
The stock timing is 10 degrees, 12-16 degrees is usually the upper limit and may require you to use premium only fuel.
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I noticed a marginal increase in low end response and "grunt" but to me if your running regular gas it isn't really worth having to use premium
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Re: Timing Advance?

so with the timing and a cai how much of a gain should i see?
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so with the timing and a cai how much of a gain should i see?
I had mine advanced.then one day when I was doing something(don't remember) so I put it back to stock and it was really noticeable.I was very suprised in the difference.
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Me and my buddy run 12 degrees
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #7
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Me and my buddy run 12 degrees
12 is pretty common.thats usually the safe route without having to run premium fuel.but every car is different and some guys can get away with a little more.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #8
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Ok sounds great wat gears do u reccomend
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Ok sounds great wat gears do u reccomend
373 for auto
410 for five speed
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373 for auto
410 for five speed
Actually

3.73 for 5spd
4.10 for auto

For me personally I'd say what you say but the overall feeling is what I posted here
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3.73 for 5spd
4.10 for auto

For me personally I'd say what you say but the overall feeling is what I posted here
Yeah Jus imo. Lol
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Yeah Jus imo. Lol
I agree with you! I actually had some 3.55 for my old car(a 5spd) reminds me I have some 3.27's in my building
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I wont be taking it far but i wanna have the most bang for the buck
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I wont be taking it far but i wanna have the most bang for the buck
Then go 4.10's or even 4.30's
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Then go 4.10's or even 4.30's
Hell what bout 4.56!!!
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Hell what bout 4.56!!!
Would not use 4.56's unless you are using a taller tire
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Re: Timing Advance?

On the timing subject, what's a good light to use?
They run from $40-$250 plus..
What should I look for? Will the cheap one work?
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On the timing subject, what's a good light to use?
They run from $40-$250 plus..
What should I look for? Will the cheap one work?
Unless your using it all the time the cheap one will be fine.I have an AutoZone special with no problems.
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Unless your using it all the time the cheap one will be fine.I have an AutoZone special with no problems.
Same here, they are just as accurate but without all the bells and whistles of the more expensive ones.
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My friend, my sister, and I have sn95.0s, so I think it would be worth the investment.
Hopefully they'll want to invest in one together haha.
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just remember the extra u spend on that could have been the next mod.
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Well, unless you consider advanced timing a mod.
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Well, unless you consider advanced timing a mod.
Well ya IMO, you modding a factory setting.
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