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Old 02-03-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Well as you all can see my baby just hit 150k last night. She doesn't run or look like she has that many mile but sadly she does. This has really got me thinking maybe I should start saving for a new motor before something happens or should I just mod this motor? Is 150k a bad amount of miles for these cars?To be honest with all of you if I were to get another motor it would be another cheap low miles 302, and mod that motor little by little as I got the money. As of right now she isn't my dd so she isn't getting that many miles put on her. Just going to get her running perfect and better suspension. I'm open to all suggestion and help.

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It has finally happened :(

150k? She's not even broken in yet.

My dad has an 02 GT which recently hit 300k. I'm not sure exactly what mods he's done but I'm certain that it's a long list. Still, 150k isn't "bad." Just make sure you are keeping up with the maintenance which is explained in your owners manual. As a car gets older, more intensive maintenance is required than your simple oil changes so make sure you are keeping up, otherwise you won't make it much further.
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Thanks man, I was planning on doing a pretty big tune up when summer hit, I already replaced the spark plugs and spark plug wires, and distributer also cleaned some censors.
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Do a compression test/leakdown check. If it passes go nuts. I've seen these things break 200k+ no sweat. As long as you've been good about maintenance, regular oil changes, cleaning the air filter etc... these things can last a very VERY long time.

If it does blow up for some reason its just an excuse to go find a lower mileage explorer motor and throw a S trim at it.
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Do a compression test/leakdown check. If it passes go nuts. I've seen these things break 200k+ no sweat. As long as you've been good about maintenance, regular oil changes, cleaning the air filter etc... these things can last a very VERY long time.

If it does blow up for some reason its just an excuse to go find a lower mileage explorer motor and throw a S trim at it.

Nice thank you for the advice. What are your thoughts on the bbk under drive pullies? They a good way to pick up power for cheap? Going to do a few suspension mods too but don't wanna spend a million dollars, what would you recommend first?
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I had the aluminum BBK UD pullies on my 95 for years. Great pieces and one of the only BBK things I would recommend.
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I had the aluminum BBK UD pullies on my 95 for years. Great pieces and one of the only BBK things I would recommend.

Really? Nice!! For the price they are they seem worth it. You didn't have any trouble with them? How was the performance gains?
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Little bit of a sotp gain, not huge but every bit helps in bolt on land. I did not install the alternator pulley. No point for less than 1hp and the potential for charging issues. Just the water pump and crank.

Just make sure to save your stock pullies in case you ever put a supercharger on.
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Ooooo alright, that's what I was thinking about, cause ppl complained about charging issues. Thanks for the help again. Sorry if I'm coming off a little annoying but any recommendations for suspension with these cars?
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Would you buy the trick flow ones?? I love the blue they come in.
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Honestly they're pretty much all the same.
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