Originally Posted by -Spazmatic-
Well, I'm not going to make a new thread for this, but I'm just going to take this time to thank this site, especially Six for sharing this brilliantly simple mod. It took me about 5 minutes of prepping (used a gold-leafing paint pen, scribbled all over the balancer, then used a REALLY light sand paper with almost no pressure to sand off the paint that wasn't in the grooves), a minute or so for the truck to warm itself up, and about a minute or so to actually bump the distributor. I bumped it very VERY minutely and got my timing from 8 or 8 1/2 to 13-13.5. Not only was it insanely easy, it puts life into my truck. I didn't think it'd get that good, but it literally throws me back in my seat (even when I brace more than I would when driving) from a dead stop, and it shaved my 0-60 down a bit. I'm amazed at what that little bump did to my truck.
THANK YOU SIX!!!
My pleasure Spazmatic !
People who haven't done it are missing out big time !!!!!!! It is now your job (should you accept) to preach the gospel, as it was handed down to me, by people here to share with other 5.0 litres.
I know of no other motor that you can do this to and still get away with the same grade 87 fuel.
With the mileage gains you get, with the improved performance, it's like having your cake and eating it too !
People look at me sideways when I say I held off a Maxima onto an expressway merge on-ramp from the dig off a light. Thanks goodness I had a witness and he swears by it too.
A bit of exhaust and ignition work and I've been amazed at what this tiny 5.0 litre motor can do in such a huge vehicle. As long as you don't tax them with heavy wheels and tires you can really get this things to move out of the hole.
Spread the word to the non-believers !