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I'll add all the information from this thread to my parts and vendor thread. I'm going to get it bumped back up so more people can see that there are performance parts for these cars, they're just a bitch to find.
Also, do we know if any of the other Ford Cyclone parts fit our cars (specifically from the 3.5 liter since those seem to be WAY more common than our 3.7).
I'm also wondering if we can swap the heads from an MKZ to our car for VVT on the intake and exhaust. Anyone look in to this yet?
I can say without a doubt that the Throttle Body earthing was completely worth it and not placebo effect. I measured the voltage from the throttle body to the ground bolt on my car with a multimeter and it was registering .5~ volts at idle. That's absolutely nuts to me that just because of static electricity from air running by it would cause that, but after realizing that the throttle body is bolted to plastic on one side and rubber on the other, the static really doesn't have many places to go.
I'd definitely say it's made my throttle WAY more sensitive. When I used to push down my pedal slowly to see when it would register and how high the revs would go, they'd jump about 300 rpms from idle when it finally sensed the pedal was being depressed. After earthing the throttle body properly, I barely have to touch the pedal and it will slowly climb at 50-100 RPMs in a WAY more linear fashion. No real gains in the sense of power I'd say, but throttle response is for sure much better.
2010 Mazda6 S GT - Stock
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