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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 10:43 PM
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i just got my dad's 87 bronco. we just took it to get new hoses filters brakes and some other minor [censored]. the engine has about 160,000 miles on it. im thinkin of puttin on 35s im just not sure if i should but a sus. or body lift or not. im puttin in a new stereo, and prob a throttle spacer. i also need some help on the milage. it blows, prob 9 miles to the gallon. any advice is appreciated.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-25-2001, 12:32 AM
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Here's some advice:[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Skip the throttle spacer & change the oxygen sensor instead. Then clean the inside of the intake from the air filter to the plenum with carb cleaner. Do a compression test & a vacuum test, pull the codes from the EEC, & test all the sensors according to the Haynes manual. Install a K&N replacement filter, brass cap & rotor, 8mm silicone wires, & standard spark plugs.

You can search this forum & the Ford Truck forum for any keywords above, or anyone will be glad to go into further detail.

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Hey Steve83, tell me more about the brass cap and rotor. Never heard of it. What about a coil upgrade? Which Haynes Manual do you use. I have one that covers 80-86 all pickups and Bronco. Is there a better one?

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Get an ACCEL cap and rotor, it has Brass contacts in it, they are really made by NAPA but less money($18 vs. $27napas premium)unless you dont mind paying that for a cap and rotor.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img],You could get a MSD blaster coil or a Crane Fireball(which i have).I agree with steve, skip the spacer, they havent been proven to do ANYTHING for performance or mileage.

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I was usung the factory '95 coil from the junkyard, but now I have a CarQuest direct replacement coil ~$20. The latest Haynes covers '80-96 pickups & Broncos ~$12.


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