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I want to advance my timing. I hear it's like FREE HORSEPOWER!%$^@ err...yeah. So, what's the most I can go that's safe?

Also, has anyone tried the trick of removing slack in the throttle cable? How's it work for ya?



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Hey, I just want to rub it in my dad's eye that a bunch of people will say it's safe. Damn


He doesen't want to advance it yet because I just got a new engine..
 

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It's not worth it. You can't notice any differences. And with the price of gas going up and up, it'll save you money not to do it.
 

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Wouldn't you get a more complete burn, and thus slightly better mileage from advance. Don't buy 87oct ifyou do advance it past like 15. I still get like 25-27 mpg with pop, 17btdc timing, and a greddy. SOTP says it adds power, but its linear power across the band.
Tightening the throttle cable is more imagined than actual power gain I think, but I did I it anyway peas

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Bennitto Mallito:

Tightening the throttle cable is more imagined than actual power gain I think, but I did I it anyway
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It just helps the feel, there is no reason it would increase power.


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We'll I think it did add horsepower. There's a stoplight with a speed limit sign and my bro and I use it to compare our cars off the line. Before I advanced my timing I was just under 50mph, now I am around 52 after advancing my timing. Maybe I got better at launching but I think it was the timing. Aren't there dyno charts with people altering the timing?

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Kojima dynoed his car and got 6 or 7ho from advancing his timing


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Toddles82:
We'll I think it did add horsepower. Aren't there dyno charts with people altering the timing?

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Yes I am aware advancing the timing gives more horspower...but taking the slack out of the throttle cable does not, that is what I was referring to.

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yeah I knew yours was about the throttle cable. The general tone started to sound like advancing the timing was worth it, and I was putting my $.02 in and say it was. The throttle cable and I didn't notice as much, but I didn't expect to.

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i think timing does as much as the pop or even more in some parts of the powerband. definitely. I wanna try this rotor trick too!
 

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You can run 17 degrees and 87 octane with the stock cams. I noticed some performance increase.
Most people have taken the slack out of their throttle cable. I like it better. Just make sure you leave a little slack. You should be able to push down on the (bare metal visible part) wire and see the wire move A LITTLE without moving the throttle plate.
 

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