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Good point Daily Driver, I was thinking of doing this but now I think since I plan on keeping my truck for many years to come I might not want to do this mod.
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a 5.0 doesnt need this mod
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wow go jack some other thread?

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wow go jack some other thread?

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My dad did it to his cobra Chris. just sayin
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i was just wondering maybe the reason they have slack on the cable is so you can get it off the throttle or else it might be a pain. but i could be totally wrong.
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what do you mean? I am interested
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worst case just cut the zip ties? lol
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wait so do you adjust the throttle cable in the engine bay?
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no underneath the dash u'll see it and it is self explainatory just add zip ties to the slack on the other side of the cable, done...... like they said takes like a few mins max...... unless ur a dumbass... then thats another story lol.
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I think I am gonna do it as my dad has it on his 98 cobra and he did that back in like 01 I believe
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k np
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Why wouldn't a 5.0 need the mod? 5.0 throttle cables don't stretch?

SJWilson: Check and see, maybe your pedal won't hit the floor before WOT. Maybe you don't need it, or maybe, if the pedal hits the floor, you might have some room for it to quicken the response. Somewhere in this thread someone mentions how to check but I am sure you can figure it out.
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Just did this today and got a huge difference, did my plugs and wires too, glad I found this thread lol.
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Does this work with the newer trucks like mine (03)? My truck takes a good 5 minutes to walk to from here and its freezing out... just curious.
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Does this work with the newer trucks like mine (03)? My truck takes a good 5 minutes to walk to from here and its freezing out... just curious.
yes it does...I recently did it on my 05, I added 3 little zip ties.
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it loosens over time

but i know i have some play in my 07 as well.

never thought about doing this lol. sweet.
Exactly, all cables stretch over time, thats why most dirtbikes, quads, sleds, anything with a cable has a threaded adjustment rod, EXCEPT OUR TRUCKS! WTF! lol easy way to fix stuff though: zip ties, self tappers and duct tape!!!
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An some of the most under mentioned tools: Bailing wire and coat hangers. I used metal strapping instead of zip ties.
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if i wasnt in school right now i would be buying some zip ties and throwin them on!!! , oh i cant wait lol
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if i wasnt in school right now i would be buying some zip ties and throwin them on!!! , oh i cant wait lol
They are only $1.00 for a bunch at Dollar Tree. I used some old metal strapping I had, anything to take up the slack.
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this mod is definetly worth the while.
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