Headers. I hate to even mention the pos car they went on.
This one is amusing. Most people think just because you toss a set on they magically make more power. What they fail to understand is that the exhaust is a tuned system. Headers that have an OE fit are tuned for such a high RPM most vehicles will never reach it. The only way to see significant gains is with long tubes and then you're forced to change the y-pipe and possibly more. Unless you're racing headers just do not provide a good return for money spent. There are exceptions to that but for the majority of vehicles stock manifolds that have been ported are the best solution.Headers. I hate to even mention the pos car they went on.
I have a CB, granted I don't use it much, however I can pick up truckers from the highway at my house....some of them are hilarious! I'll sit in my truck at times and just listen.As far as regrets during mods, I think the only mod I might regret is installing a CB instead of going directly to HAM radio. And I wouldn't call it regret, as I never really knew how inferior CB was until I made the switch, but I could've gone directly to HAM. Maybe one of the regrets was drilling 4 holes (as small as they may be..) in the center console to install the radio....
The stuff internet legends are made out of, is what it is!What is the deckplate mod by the way??
Talking long distance is done using what the used to call skip. My grand dad once got Australia and China with a base station in Vancouver wa that was back in the early 80I have a CB, granted I don't use it much, however I can pick up truckers from the highway at my house....some of them are hilarious! I'll sit in my truck at times and just listen.
I don't know how it was possible, but I was picking up a guy from California once...driving down the road one day.
The stuff internet legends are made out of, is what it is!
The deck plate mod rabbit hole awaits your click...I'm serious about the deckplate mod, I cant seem to find out exactly what it is, other than its some modification of the intake...
I'm serious about the deckplate mod, I cant seem to find out exactly what it is, other than its some modification of the intake...
Bumpers are usually too low for mounting an antenna. I usually get 5-10 miles average, and fairly often even 20 miles with just a 5.5' Francis antenna mounted up on the roof.About the CB range, I had a Midland 1/4 wave stainless whip antenna, which was almost 9 feet i believe. Mounted on my front bumper, wired properly, it was a great antenna, but I never got good range out of it.. The 2 meter antenna is mounted on the rear of the vehicle, its a 5/8 wave and the same precautions were taken when wiring, performance is infinitely better! Equipment is more expensive though..
About 10 years ago I had a 93 bronco that needed new exhaust. The guy talked me into some magnaflows and the drone was annoying. I put pink fiberglass insulation between the mufflers and the body to muffle the drone. Soon after that it went up for sale. The new owners were inspecting it in front of my house after a test drive and were wondering what that "pink stuff" was under the truck. The people bought it for their teenage son and he probably loved the drone. Not only one of the worst modifications but also vehicle choices.I did a change of air intake and exhaust on my Tacoma and I noticed a bit of difference in pickup performance but the droning of that Magna Flow drives me nuts. It is going to get changed out this year or I am going to shoot myself. I like to hear the motor but NOT that much. I try not to get anything till I see the need but was feeling flush and bought the exhaust. Lesson learned.