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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: EcoPowerParts on January 14, 2013, 06:56:36 AM

Title: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on January 14, 2013, 06:56:36 AM
I'll start off:
Headed to dyno to install BBK TB and do before/after dynos. The BBK 73mm TB looks like it will fit on the truck and work, going to attempt to see what happens.

Also, sending off stock fuel pump assembly for Flex to Squash performance for a dual fuel pump upgrade!! Now I just have to find a stock intake manifold so that I can start having bungs welded on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on January 14, 2013, 03:20:54 PM
Squash makes some really great stuff!  They are a sponsor and attend the G8 Natl Conv.  In Quad Cities (Davenport, IA).  4th annual G8 & GTO
Natl Conv. is in Sept.

Several of the guys with 700+ HP G8's are running Squash fuel pump systems.

I did nothing to my cars.  But... I installed an EnGenius EAP 350  Access Point in my attic, and an injector next to my modem.  They are connected with Cat 5 cable.  My son will be setting it up via "logmein" or "gotomypc" on Wed.  I would set it up, but my one wireless 4 - 1 printer is quite difficult as you have to get all the address detail entered manually. (Brother MC 685).

Tomorrow I am going to pull my Flex A/S wheels/tires and re-install the Interlagos and Michelin Pilot Super Sports.  Did you all know that these are the tires that the 2014 Corvette will be running?

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: PopolZ on February 20, 2013, 04:15:26 AM
drove through the carwash...  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bnoon on February 20, 2013, 07:14:47 AM
drove through the carwash...  ;D

I do that like 3-4 times a week! Black cars look the best when they're clean and thank God for unlimited washes for 39 dollars a month!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: PopolZ on February 20, 2013, 07:43:48 PM
drove through the carwash...  ;D

I do that like 3-4 times a week! Black cars look the best when they're clean and thank God for unlimited washes for 39 dollars a month!!!

that's a pretty good deal!!! I have a pass for 1 car wash/day for 90days at 180$. my grandpa blue taurus as been pretty clean for the whole winter.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bnoon on February 21, 2013, 07:16:00 AM
Yeah it is a really smoking deal compared to single washes at the unmanned places. Even includes tire shine, forced air dry, the final wipedown by hand. Hand wax jobs are only 20 bux after that too if you want one.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on June 17, 2013, 06:19:47 PM
I put on 100 miles driving all over Chicagoland.  I had a ball!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on June 22, 2013, 10:09:11 AM
Last night, I waxed all the top surfaces.  Then finished up the sides, back and front this morning.  Still have to vacuum and wipe down the interior. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on June 22, 2013, 04:55:22 PM
We went to a funeral today.  And no... I wasn't the hearse!!!!  I did see another EB Flex there.  Charcoal/white SEL.  Was definitely cleaner than the Brick.  It was also 3" taller...LOL
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: TSS on June 22, 2013, 06:29:06 PM
I replaced my center console hinge (40 bucks for the hinge from Taska) and clayed the inside of my windshield.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on June 22, 2013, 07:13:21 PM
I replaced my center console hinge (40 bucks for the hinge from Taska) and clayed the inside of my windshield.
I think you mean Tasca (just watched Bob III) qualify his funny car in New Hampshire (on TV).  I cleaned my windshield and went over the car with Quick Detailer...driving last night left a who assortment of insects stuck on the front end...had to get them off before they baked on...will be doing it again tomorrow AM while there is still shade...we're having great summer weather and it's just nice to finally be able to be out and enjoying the weather.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: TSS on June 22, 2013, 08:04:45 PM
You are correct. I have ordered so many things from them I should know how to spell it by now.......  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on June 22, 2013, 09:16:55 PM
NEW RUBBER ON THE BABY!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on June 23, 2013, 07:46:58 AM
Excellent!  What are they?  Size?
They are NEXEN a off brand that my buddy who own a tire shop sales. The tire size is 245/40/ZR20 99Y. TIRE/VALE/BALANCE/AND mounting plus tax $663.00. Not bad for DD rubber.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Larrylu on June 23, 2013, 08:14:23 AM
In the process of shooting my grill satin black. I did the razor bars a long time ago and I've been agonizing over doing the rest of it ever since. This morning evidently the time was right. Now waiting for the third coat to dry.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on June 23, 2013, 09:36:21 AM
In the process of shooting my grill satin black. I did the razor bars a long time ago and I've been agonizing over doing the rest of it ever since. This morning evidently the time was right. Now waiting for the third coat to dry.
I am a old guy so unlike you young guy I like the chrome, But I like the paint grill.
http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/shoman04/media/100_1405hoodde1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=49#/user/shoman04/media/100_1405hoodde1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=49&_suid=13720048613600831718809828731 (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/shoman04/media/100_1405hoodde1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=49#/user/shoman04/media/100_1405hoodde1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=49&_suid=13720048613600831718809828731)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Larrylu on June 23, 2013, 10:12:38 AM
Voila. I'm happy with the look. Don't know about the young guy label.....I think I was the champion "Old Guy" on the other forum and I don't seem to be getting any younger. LOL
I do like your paint on the razor bars though. It's different. I like your tires too!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on June 23, 2013, 10:16:22 AM
Larry, I like it.  I liked just the razor bars too.  I wish I was handy enough to attempt it.  And, don't worry, there are a lot of old guys here. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on June 23, 2013, 10:23:10 AM
Voila. I'm happy with the look. Don't know about the young guy label.....I think I was the champion "Old Guy" on the other forum and I don't seem to be getting any younger. LOL
I do like your paint on the razor bars though. It's different. I like your tires too!

Larry see if this place can make you an awesome black and chrome or maybe black with body color badge for the grill.

http://www.billetbadges.com/products_ovals/ (http://www.billetbadges.com/products_ovals/)

I'm going to check on some for the wife's truck! :) I also asked them to join the forum.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on June 23, 2013, 11:18:14 AM
Voila. I'm happy with the look. Don't know about the young guy label.....I think I was the champion "Old Guy" on the other forum and I don't seem to be getting any younger. LOL
I do like your paint on the razor bars though. It's different. I like your tires too!
This picture shows the 1st wheel paint,but the look did not pop! So I sanded it down and repainted, I like the 2nd look best!!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 13-SHO on June 23, 2013, 05:00:01 PM
I have started to data log the SHO. Need a lot of stock info to compare back to when tuned.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on June 23, 2013, 06:01:22 PM
I have started to data log the SHO. Need a lot of stock info to compare back to when tuned.

I want to do a comparison when I get my ODB Link MX and Torque Pro.  What parameters are you going to compare?  Besides boost of course.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on June 23, 2013, 06:09:25 PM
I am a old guy so unlike you young guy I like the chrome, But I like the paint grill.

Your paintwork is impeccable, shoman04!  That blue REALLY pops.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: TuxedoSHO on June 24, 2013, 09:29:13 AM
Finally convinced myself to pick up a new set of wheels and tires last week. Decided on 20x8.5" TSW Nurburgrings and Michelin Pilot Super Sports.. HUGE improvement thus far.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on June 24, 2013, 09:33:51 AM
Great Wheel choice.... And... Aren't those Pilot Super Sports spectacular!!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: TuxedoSHO on June 24, 2013, 10:02:19 AM
Great Wheel choice.... And... Aren't those Pilot Super Sports spectacular!!!!
I still can't believe how amazing they are.. WAY more responsive and stickier than I hoped they'd be, not to mention the weight and rotational mass saved between the wheels and tires. Now to see what that added grip and weight savings translates to at Milan..  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on June 24, 2013, 10:10:03 AM
I haven't run mine at the strip.  I have about 15-17K on them. They should go at least 30K.  Mine are 18" so rotate about 7% more than yours.  Now that I  have my PPE Downpipes, I will eventually go to Cedar Falls Raceway, if it ever stops raining.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on June 24, 2013, 09:27:24 PM
I took (parts of) my next secret squirrelly performance mod to the powder coater for PC'ing.

Also began looking at other (color matched) parts for the remainder of it.

Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on June 24, 2013, 10:06:27 PM
Oh no!  Another secret mod!  Can't wait for this one.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on June 24, 2013, 11:34:32 PM
Hhmmm, a performance mod that needs to be powdercoated...interesting :hmmm:
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Post by: BigPelo on June 25, 2013, 05:36:49 AM
Hhmmm, a performance mod that needs to be powdercoated...interesting :hmmm:

Headers?
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Post by: ShoBoat on June 25, 2013, 10:00:39 AM
Got my new Plates!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on June 25, 2013, 10:06:28 AM
Got my new Plates!

Excellent! They are cool!  It will be two weeks Thursday since I ordered mine.  Can't wait!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: ShoBoat on June 25, 2013, 10:12:00 AM
Thanks! Ya I wasn't sure but now that they are on the car I really like them. And they came in just over a week.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on June 25, 2013, 05:39:35 PM
We went to a Mexican restaurant in the Flex....

Honey... the Pacifico is really sweet. :beer:  All those chips and salsa are fantastic. ;D
The Burrito and Enchilada platter with beans and rice were tasty! :bow:  I think we need to come back here more often.... :bow:

OOOOH!!!! :biggrin:

BURRRRRRRPPPP!!! :'( :bangin:!


SHSSSSSSH!!!!!!!!! :o


OMG... I think I am disqualified..... :biggrin:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: PopolZ on June 25, 2013, 05:54:21 PM
Methane Injection  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 13-SHO on June 25, 2013, 05:57:33 PM
I have started to data log the SHO. Need a lot of stock info to compare back to when tuned.

I want to do a comparison when I get my ODB Link MX and Torque Pro.  What parameters are you going to compare?  Besides boost of course.

Sorry for the late reply.  :-[

I log the following currently:
Absolute throttle (not happy with results, percentages are not correct and top out at 88% instead of 100%)
Ambient air temp
Air fuel ratio Commanded
Air fuel ratio Measured
Engine coolant temp
Engine rpm
Long term fuel trim bank 1 (I haven't seen a difference between 1 and 2)
Fuel rail pressure
Intake air temp
O2 volts bank 1 sensor
O2 volts bank 2 sensor
Speed (GPS)
Timing ADV
Turbo boost & Vacuum

I am still seeing how the car reacts under throttle. I am starting to think I don't need both O2's. I will also drop the Ambient temp soon because the temp on the stock box is maintaining a 0 to +10 deg range.

I do need to do something with the ELM adaptor I am only getting readings once a second which is not enough info.  >:(
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on June 25, 2013, 06:00:40 PM
Thanks!  My MX still doesn't ship til the 28th, hopefully.  I wonder if that throttle trick would work for you?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 13-SHO on June 25, 2013, 07:37:29 PM
Thanks!  My MX still doesn't ship til the 28th, hopefully.  I wonder if that throttle trick would work for you?

Throttle trick??? Please share. I have changed the equation on the PID with horrible results.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on June 25, 2013, 07:43:22 PM
Somebody here knows more about it than I do.  What I can remember is that you turn the ignition on but don't start the engine.  Then you slowly push the pedal all the way down and let up fast.  You do this a couple of times and it is supposed to clear the memory of the throttle.  But don't just take my word for it.  I haven't tried it yet.  Like I said, somebody else will probably chime in about it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: PopolZ on June 27, 2013, 10:39:19 PM
Did plasti dip on my front grill, lower bumper lights, SHO badges on the C pillars, trunk lettering and the fender vents.

Now if the weather can be on my side i'll do every single chromed parts and the wheels.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on June 28, 2013, 06:12:51 AM
Did plasti dip on my front grill, lower bumper lights, SHO badges on the C pillars, trunk lettering and the fender vents.

Now if the weather can be on my side i'll do every single chromed parts and the wheels.

Don't forget.  Pictures!
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Post by: jcl78 on June 28, 2013, 08:29:22 AM
Just another hand wash / quick detail last night. All while my neighbor across the street kept yelling and barking orders to her kids.

"BRING MOMMY THE HOSE" "NO DON'T SPRAY IT LIKE THAT!" "GO WALK THE DOGS!" "YOUR FATHER WILL BE HERE SOON!" "YOU KNOW I CAN'T WALK OVER THERE!" "THE DOG IS RUNNING DOWN THE STREET GET THE DOG!"

Seriously, it made me realize my childhood wasn't that bad after all, and my wife is awesome!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on June 28, 2013, 12:17:51 PM
Turned 1K on the tune!  Almost raced a 5.0 on the tollway.  I SHO'ed him a little power.  He got off.  Probably scared him. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on June 28, 2013, 04:01:12 PM
Nothing with Flex... but I did get my new Flex Plate, Camaro Deep Pan and tranny dip stick for my G8!
Goes in Tuesday.  Think I am lucky the Flex Plate didn't explode and ..... OMG!

Tomorrow is Flex Day! & Sunday is my Wife's B.Day!!  A year from Medicare! (but looks 45!)
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Post by: double c on June 28, 2013, 05:58:37 PM
Drove it-my funday.
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Post by: SHOdded on June 28, 2013, 07:01:05 PM
Tomorrow is Flex Day! & Sunday is my Wife's B.Day!!

A very happy BDay to Mrs. EBB!  Good luck w your G8+ :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on June 28, 2013, 07:29:47 PM
Removed all the boost hoses from my Flex except for the bottom one, it's about 116 in my garage so I'll tackle the bottom one under the car in the morning. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Timeless on June 29, 2013, 07:23:36 AM
Turned 1K on the tune!  Almost raced a 5.0 on the tollway.  I SHO'ed him a little power.  He got off.  Probably scared him. 

Be careful of those 5.0s...I came from one with just a tune and it is much faster than our cars except from the dig.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 01, 2013, 11:07:41 AM
This morning I went out and pulled my engine cover off.  I also took off that black round piece of foam that slips over what I think is a fuel regulator or some kind of vent(?).  (Bright shiny module in the center of front valve cover.) Hopefully it will help the heat dissipate.  Then I detailed the engine compartment. 
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/IMAG0087_zps989c243a.jpg) (http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/IMAG0087_zps989c243a.jpg.html)
I also pumped up my tires from 36 to 38 cold.  If you can put 40 in a Flex I figured I could put 38 in a SHO.  I reset the TPMS (a continuing problem) yesterday and thought a couple more pounds might help it from faulting.  Should handle a little better too.
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on July 01, 2013, 11:12:51 AM
This morning I went out and pulled my engine cover off.  I also took off that black round piece of foam that slips over what I think is a fuel regulator or some kind of vent(?).  (Bright shiny module in the center of front valve cover.) Hopefully it will help the heat dissipate.  Then I detailed the engine compartment. 
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/IMAG0087_zps989c243a.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/IMAG0087_zps989c243a.jpg.html[/url])
I also pumped up my tires from 36 to 38 cold.  If you can put 40 in a Flex I figured I could put 38 in a SHO.  I reset the TPMS (a continuing problem) yesterday and thought a couple more pounds might help it from faulting.  Should handle a little better too.


That is the DI Fuel Pump.  I painted my Foam cover with Black Paint.  I feel it has benefit as it keeps some heat from directly getting to DI pump, keeping fuel possibly cooler.
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Post by: EcoPowerParts on July 01, 2013, 11:14:47 AM
This morning I went out and pulled my engine cover off.  I also took off that black round piece of foam that slips over what I think is a fuel regulator or some kind of vent(?).  (Bright shiny module in the center of front valve cover.) Hopefully it will help the heat dissipate.  Then I detailed the engine compartment. 
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/IMAG0087_zps989c243a.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/IMAG0087_zps989c243a.jpg.html[/url])
I also pumped up my tires from 36 to 38 cold.  If you can put 40 in a Flex I figured I could put 38 in a SHO.  I reset the TPMS (a continuing problem) yesterday and thought a couple more pounds might help it from faulting.  Should handle a little better too.

Put the foam thing back on, that helps a ton with the noise from CDFP
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Post by: DJE624 on July 01, 2013, 11:19:21 AM
Thanks guys.  Will do! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: darreli on July 01, 2013, 11:27:48 AM
The "fuel regulator thing" is the High Pressure Fuel Pump. Putting the foam back on there definitely cuts down on the noise generated by the pump. It doesnt really bother me, so I usually just leave it off
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 01, 2013, 11:54:32 AM
I have to make a few runs this afternoon.  I'll see how it is with out.  EBB-Mine is black so no paint required!   ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: PopolZ on July 01, 2013, 12:20:15 PM
All the chrome on my SHO beside the chromed ring around the bottom grill of the bumper is now black.

Next step, the wheels :D but it's too windy right now :(

edit: pics :D

yeah it's dirty... i know...

(http://upload.popolz.net/files/1/2013-07-01%2015.47.23.jpg)
(http://upload.popolz.net/files/1/2013-07-01%2015.48.32.jpg)
(http://upload.popolz.net/files/1/2013-07-01%2015.48.07.jpg)
(http://upload.popolz.net/files/1/2013-07-01%2015.48.14.jpg)
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Post by: TSS on July 01, 2013, 01:54:08 PM
Looks good. /\

Today I took the car to a trim shop amd had them finally locateand fix a rattle I have been chasing for a year.  Sooooo happy.  It was in the seatbelt base
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 01, 2013, 02:26:31 PM
All the chrome on my SHO beside the chromed ring around the bottom grill of the bumper is now black.


I dig it.  Do you just spray on the Plasti-dip and then trim and peel around it?  How many coats and how long to dry? How many cans did you use?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 01, 2013, 02:27:31 PM
Looks good. /\

Today I took the car to a trim shop amd had them finally locateand fix a rattle I have been chasing for a year.  Sooooo happy.  It was in the seatbelt base

A squeak or rattle would drive me nuts.  I'm glad they found it! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 01, 2013, 03:27:12 PM
Thanks!  Did you wait an hour between coats?  Or just after the last coat before you peeled.  I was thinking of scoring the edges with a blade?
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Post by: PopolZ on July 01, 2013, 03:39:09 PM
on the can it said to wait 30min between coats but the wet look was gone after 10 so i recoated every 10.
tried the blade thing, didn't work too well.
wait until the last coat is set before you peel. it wont peel between coats. too thin and always breaking apart.
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Post by: geswek on July 01, 2013, 05:03:43 PM
Today is turning into a good day!

I ordered my Airaid intake and Tuner from Livernois.

I also got a call that this finally arrived, my license plate.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/02/guneqe2y.jpg)
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Post by: jomc111 on July 01, 2013, 05:06:39 PM
I like it
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Post by: DJE624 on July 01, 2013, 05:09:25 PM
Today is turning into a good day!

I ordered my Airaid intake and Tuner from Livernois.

I also got a call that this finally arrived, my license plate.

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/02/guneqe2y.jpg[/url])


Excellent! 
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Post by: geswek on July 01, 2013, 05:25:17 PM
Thanks!

My mates say it a lot more professional than "IAMGEEK" -- which is a good thing since I am trying to become a CIO/CTO.

;)
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Post by: DJE624 on July 01, 2013, 05:32:44 PM
I wish mine was here.  I'll get a notice and then have to go to the P.O. to pick it up. I was leaving today and saw the mail man.  I turned right around to go check the mail. All I got was an application for a Discovery Card! 
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Post by: geswek on July 01, 2013, 06:04:33 PM
I wish mine was here.  I'll get a notice and then have to go to the P.O. to pick it up. I was leaving today and saw the mail man.  I turned right around to go check the mail. All I got was an application for a Discovery Card!

Haha;
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Ryan327 on July 01, 2013, 06:12:23 PM
Haven't don't anything yet but did get an email from Lund Racing that my tuner should be shipped this week!  Good things are to come.  Also looking to see if I can find a reasonably price awd dyno around here for some before and after numbers.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: darreli on July 01, 2013, 06:26:31 PM

Haven't don't anything yet but did get an email from Lund Racing that my tuner should be shipped this week!  Good things are to come.  Also looking to see if I can find a reasonably price awd dyno around here for some before and after numbers.

Jon finally started doing ecoboost stuff?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Ryan327 on July 01, 2013, 06:30:34 PM
Yeah, I actually thought Ken was doing the work though.

Ken picked up an Explorer Sport of his own and was tuning it and is now rolling out the first preorder.  Said after this they are going to do the F-150, maybe the SHO and Flex later as well as the 2.0 ecoboost down the road...

Still haven't posted any numbers but I'm sure it will be good.  The biggest improvement will be a reduction in torque management for me.  But more power always makes me :D
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Post by: darreli on July 01, 2013, 06:38:03 PM
Cool...Lund does well with the Mustangs. Interested to see what he does with the Ecoboost
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on July 01, 2013, 08:52:10 PM
I was out driving around town and saw a MKT  with "2 Turbo"  Iowa license.  Guy has to be dangerous!
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Post by: Darkside on July 02, 2013, 06:04:03 PM
Picked up the Sho from Stainless Works, got her washed, put on the '12SC SHO' plates, and heading to Livernois early in the morning.  I'm pumped, missed this car and cant wait to have Dan tweak the tune.
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Post by: DJE624 on July 02, 2013, 06:11:16 PM
You got your plates already too?  Dang!  I want my darn plates! 
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Post by: Darkside on July 02, 2013, 06:26:25 PM
Yep, got them in less than 3 weeks from when I ordered them.  Now I just have to hope it doesn't lay down a turd at the track.
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on July 02, 2013, 06:30:06 PM
I had to race 45 mi north to a GM dealer that had Single Use Flex Plate Bolts for my G8, after the ARP one's I ordered a Pace Performance turned out to be for a Flywheel.  It was a Flex drive, for Flex bolts for a Flex plate! 
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Post by: DJE624 on July 02, 2013, 10:53:29 PM
You're pretty FLEX able Bob! :biggrin:
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Post by: PopolZ on July 03, 2013, 01:14:17 AM
I was partly successful in my attempt to get rid of my exhaust rattle... It gotten worse and found some bolts were a bit loose but I suspect they're still not tight enough. Whenever my new mufflers gets here I'll have my car back on the ramps I'll use my long torque wrench and hopefully get rid of it.
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Post by: ShoBoat on July 03, 2013, 06:36:35 AM
Installed a set of MGP caliper covers! Pics to follow.
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Post by: mjhpadi on July 03, 2013, 11:31:36 AM
Installed a set of MGP caliper covers! Pics to follow.
Looking forward to seeing the photos.  I really like mine, it seems to have helped cut down the dust and dirt getting on the wheels.
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on July 03, 2013, 02:00:57 PM
I have those Red SHO Caliper covers on my Brick!!  Also have SHO badges and wheel hub decals.

As low and as fun as it is... I have officially declared it a SHO Wagon! 
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Post by: ShoBoat on July 04, 2013, 10:40:54 AM
Sorry guys, it's been raining off and on here for the past few days. I wanted to wash the car before I took the pics. Hopefully this weekend ill have the pics uploaded.
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on July 04, 2013, 03:06:22 PM
My SHO Wagon

(http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m406/RobMoser/2013-07-04165926_zpsbbac3e32.jpg) (http://s334.photobucket.com/user/RobMoser/media/2013-07-04165926_zpsbbac3e32.jpg.html)



My NEXT EB Ride!!!!  Hopefully a few years away!
(http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m406/RobMoser/2012-09-04142342.jpg) (http://s334.photobucket.com/user/RobMoser/media/2012-09-04142342.jpg.html)
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Post by: DJE624 on July 04, 2013, 03:47:57 PM
I got a usb drive to change my wallpaper.  Now I find out I just need a CD!  Here's a link to utube instructions for you guys!

How to Upload Custom Images on Ford Sync Lincoln Mercury (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOTy3fXjIVs#ws)
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Post by: ShoBoat on July 04, 2013, 04:04:41 PM
I got a usb drive to change my wallpaper.  Now I find out I just need a CD!  Here's a link to utube instructions for you guys!

How to Upload Custom Images on Ford Sync Lincoln Mercury ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOTy3fXjIVs#ws[/url])
My SHO Wagon

([url]http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m406/RobMoser/2013-07-04165926_zpsbbac3e32.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s334.photobucket.com/user/RobMoser/media/2013-07-04165926_zpsbbac3e32.jpg.html[/url])



My NEXT EB Ride!!!!  Hopefully a few years away!
([url]http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m406/RobMoser/2012-09-04142342.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s334.photobucket.com/user/RobMoser/media/2012-09-04142342.jpg.html[/url])


You could put a massive stereo in that, or a jet engine. But not both. ;)
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Post by: DJE624 on July 05, 2013, 09:19:15 PM
Took my SHO to the spray wash joint tonight. Got the wheel wells real good.  Got all the nooks and crannies.  Then I dried it using detail wax spray.  It started getting dark so in the morning, I'll touch it up and do the tires.  Tomorrow I should be getting my white with black print oval overlays.  Next week, I should have my black with white block letters "SHO" domed hub overlays.  That will complete my white/black theme.  And, anytime now for my plates and Livernois emblems would be fine! 

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zpsbccd3ff3.png) (http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/Capture_zpsbccd3ff3.png.html)

EDIT:  These stickers turned out to be crap!  PM me for info on good ones.

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Post by: DJE624 on July 06, 2013, 06:16:35 PM
Here is what I did today! 

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/display002_zps0c9651a4.jpg) (http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/display002_zps0c9651a4.jpg.html)
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Post by: geswek on July 07, 2013, 08:14:41 AM
About to watch Superman on IMAX.

I could resist photo opportunity.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/07/upuga6u7.jpg)
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Post by: SHOdded on July 07, 2013, 08:19:00 AM
What Superman trades his Frequent Flyer Miles for!
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Post by: geswek on July 07, 2013, 08:27:52 AM
Haha.

This place is empty. I got whole theater to myself.

It's kinda creepy actually.
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Post by: jomc111 on July 07, 2013, 08:56:21 AM
well it wasn't today but last night. i put a hitch on the sho and hooked up trailer lights
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Post by: Ryan327 on July 07, 2013, 01:24:39 PM
My 2013 Explorer Sport is now tuned by Lund Racing.  Much improved over stock and really unleashes the potential in even the stock motor that was bound up by boost restriction and torque management!
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Post by: DJE624 on July 07, 2013, 01:32:16 PM
Excellent RR!  Enjoy it!  I like your updated signature.
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Post by: DJE624 on July 07, 2013, 04:54:32 PM
Got the display all hooked up!  And, lo and behold!  No TPMS warnings this afternoon.  I'm hoping that a tiny grain of sand that was in one of the sensors, finally came unlodged.  Yeah, right.  I did pump them up to 38 cold the other day.  We'll see how it goes! 

Now,  the display!  Thanks to GESWEK for his helping hand. 

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Display008-Copy_zps283fffe5.jpg) (http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/Display008-Copy_zps283fffe5.jpg.html)
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Post by: geswek on July 07, 2013, 04:59:36 PM
It bugs me that doesn't fill up the entire box; since you have to use CD's--we're not going to "try" to fix that because it could be a lot of CD's.
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Post by: DJE624 on July 07, 2013, 05:04:55 PM
Yeah, I know.  It's the picture.  It's too short and wide.  We'd have to make a new picture with a taller background. 
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Post by: geswek on July 07, 2013, 05:07:15 PM
Yeah, I know.  It's the picture.  It's too short and wide.  We'd have to make a new picture with a taller background.

Do you know what the height needs to be? I can fix that in the files. :)
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Post by: DJE624 on July 07, 2013, 05:10:08 PM
No, I don't but it looks like each half has to be square.

EDIT-They are square.  It's something in the display.

Edit-I tried resizing them 400 X 700.  I'll see how that does.
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Post by: DJE624 on July 07, 2013, 06:00:54 PM
Well, that didn't work.  All it did was squish it into a smaller space.  But, I did zoom in on it.  It looks better.

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Display1002_zps4b447729.jpg) (http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/Display1002_zps4b447729.jpg.html)
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Post by: Larrylu on July 07, 2013, 06:10:52 PM
I'd love that background if I could get rid of the blue border.  Seems like the blue border stays the same regardless what is done to the picture. Don't know how or even if we can change the constant blue border.
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Post by: DJE624 on July 07, 2013, 06:20:14 PM
Unfortunately, I think the blue border is "built in" so to speak.  The allowable area for the picture is inside of it.  But, that's cool.  I'll take it.  If any body wants the half pics let me know. 
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Post by: Larrylu on July 07, 2013, 06:57:00 PM
Unfortunately, I think the blue border is "built in" so to speak.  The allowable area for the picture is inside of it.  But, that's cool.  I'll take it.  If any body wants the half pics let me know.

I'd like to upgrade my set of singles to a pair of half pics...blue border or no. Thanks for the offer.
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Post by: DJE624 on July 08, 2013, 04:01:13 PM
Got my white oval overlays and my domed center hub overlays today.  The bad news is that the oval overlays look terrible.  They are 1/4 inch short, top to bottom and they look like the ink bled all over the place.  I am very disappointed and told the guy so.  I haven't heard back at this time.  The good news is that the domed center hub overlays look awesome!  They fit perfect.  Maybe could have used a bit more adhesive but with the hot brakes they will mold on pretty good I think.  Sorry about the crummy phone picture.  I'll get better ones later.

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zpsa11c6ac5.png) (http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/Capture_zpsa11c6ac5.png.html)


Get your domes at  justdecalit.com
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Post by: Darkside on July 10, 2013, 03:15:52 PM
Found the time to paint calipers/rotors

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/Darkside/IMG_20130707_204317_820_zpsdc26e33f.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Darkside/media/IMG_20130707_204317_820_zpsdc26e33f.jpg.html)
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Post by: DJE624 on July 10, 2013, 03:54:33 PM
Nice job on the rotors!  I hate those rusty rings on my rotors.
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Post by: geswek on July 10, 2013, 03:59:22 PM
I'm contemplating painting them when I get the vents done--the guys said they could do it for me.

I just dont know whether to do red or brembo gold.

Can you shoot pics of red at further distance; I'd like to see it again the Tuxedo Black.
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Post by: DJE624 on July 10, 2013, 04:03:26 PM
I might paint my calipers black or leave them.  But I'd like to do the rotors.  I wonder what Mike would think if I did my calipers white platinum?  Just kidding! 

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Post by: Darkside on July 10, 2013, 04:05:51 PM
Can you shoot pics of red at further distance; I'd like to see it again the Tuxedo Black.
I'll get a side shot from a distance tomorrow, its actually not supposed to rain!  The red seems to give this big old boat a bit of a performance look.

Doing the rotors are a must, I can't believe how visible they are with the flower power wheels.
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Post by: geswek on July 10, 2013, 04:08:15 PM
I'll get a side shot from a distance tomorrow, its actually not supposed to rain!  The red seems to give this big old boat a bit of a performance look.

Doing the rotors are a must, I can't believe how visible they are with the flower power wheels.

Thanks!

Yeah, I'm getting my Nuburgs next week and selling the flower power LOL. They're been WAY more visible then.
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Post by: Darkside on July 10, 2013, 04:13:20 PM
I'm thinking my flower powers will be my winter setup, but I'm still debating on what wheels I want for the summer.
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Post by: geswek on July 10, 2013, 06:46:14 PM
I'm thinking my flower powers will be my winter setup, but I'm still debating on what wheels I want for the summer.

Screw that -- I ain't doing season sets.

Nuburgs with ExtremeContact DSW's -- will suit me just fine in PA.

If it's blizzard out; oh well I ain't driving (love fact I can work from home anytime I want.)
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Post by: DJE624 on July 11, 2013, 01:48:56 PM
Today, I ordered a domed steering wheel emblem overlay to match my wheel hubs and ovals.  I measured to leave a little chrome ring around it.  Ovals will be here Saturday.  Good weather forecast so I should have some pics up Saturday night. 
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Post by: Darkside on July 11, 2013, 04:30:49 PM
Not the best picture, but gives you a better look.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/Darkside/IMG_20130711_163433_230_zps8ce5ffa9.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Darkside/media/IMG_20130711_163433_230_zps8ce5ffa9.jpg.html)
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Post by: geswek on July 11, 2013, 04:31:46 PM
OK, I like that red.

What color is it? Performance Red?
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Post by: bpd1151 on July 11, 2013, 05:55:39 PM
Today, I ordered a domed steering wheel emblem overlay to match my wheel hubs and ovals. Ovals will be here Saturday.

Whew!  :sweatdrop:

I think Dave has, in an official capacity, surpassed me in the decal department.

The rate he keeps ordering emblems, & decals, etc. etc. he won't have any left over factory paint exposed!  :bangin:

Love 'ya Davy baby  :yeah:
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Post by: DJE624 on July 11, 2013, 06:12:27 PM
Just putting the finishing detail on my White/Black theme Mikey!  I'm really hoping that the Ovals will look good in place.  I know they will look good in and of themselves. Wheel hubs are awesome.  The guy couldn't do Ford in Ford script for the ovals so I went with SHO.
 
Wheel Hubs, Ovals and Steering wheel emblem.  Very tasteful if I may say so myself.  Now, when I get the LMS white and black emblems I have to do some real thinking.  One place would be under the fender vents on each side.  Or like Mark's just under the SHO/Ecoboost emblem on the back.  Or, finally, in that little blacked out section on the rear 1/4 windows.The only problem with that is I was reserving the rear 1/4 windows for my ECOBOOST PERFORMANCE FORUM stickers.  I'll have to tape them up and see.  Maybe pictures! 

BTW Mike is my SHO Idol.
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Post by: geswek on July 12, 2013, 05:25:54 AM
I just got my "insert inappropriate word here" handed to me by a 2.0L Cobat SS Supecharged.

Looks like upgraded turbos and meth are coming a lot sooner than I thought. I expected the SHO to punch the little turd burglars in the face, even tuned.
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Post by: Darkside on July 12, 2013, 05:57:25 AM
OK, I like that red.

What color is it? Performance Red?
Whatever red came in the caliper kit from Dupont.
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Post by: bpd1151 on July 12, 2013, 06:54:56 AM
BTW Mike is my SHO Idol.

Why thank you Dave..... I like being the impetus for other's inspiration.

I just got my "insert inappropriate word here" handed to me by a 2.0L Cobalt SS Supecharged.

Looks like upgraded turbos and meth are coming a lot sooner than I thought.

I expected the SHO to punch the little turd burglars in the face, even tuned.

1st.... I like the "insert appropriate word here" comment.... :ok:

Although all of us swear, sometimes leaving it left to one's imagination of what you intended (or wanted) to say is much funnier.

Speaking of humor.... I literally chuckled out loud at the "turd burglars" comment. Freak'n hilarious!

2nd..... As other's have posted elsewhere, keep in mind that Cobalt SS is about 1/2 the curb weight of a SHO.

Not too mention, even those cars can be modded.

The Methanol Kit, coupled with the appropriate tune file, will get you significantly closer to the low 12's, as demonstrated by so many of us that have previously achieved such times, including myself.

Continue along with the mods, even perhaps crossing into the territory like 4DR, Darreli, & FirstSHO are with their pioneering mods (E85, Upgraded Turbo's, Suspension mods, etc.) & the day will definitely come when those "turd burglars" will pay you homage for moving that massive, big bertha like SHO of yours right on past their astonished, bottom jaw dropped eyes!

Don't be so hard on your SHO bro..... :ok:   

Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2

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Post by: PopolZ on July 12, 2013, 09:56:22 AM
Gloved my poor hands and went to work on my Dynomax install... I don't know how long I'll keep them on.

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Post by: DJE624 on July 12, 2013, 09:58:54 AM
You can do it PopolZ!
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Post by: PopolZ on July 12, 2013, 10:01:27 AM
oh I did it! But it's so damn loud :blink: :o

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Post by: DJE624 on July 12, 2013, 10:03:28 AM
That's not good. 
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Post by: PopolZ on July 12, 2013, 11:31:52 AM
finally it ain't too loud... I was able to compare the loudness with Gallardo LOL
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Post by: DJE624 on July 12, 2013, 06:52:18 PM
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/SHO010_zps7c4ea111.jpg) (http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/SHO010_zps7c4ea111.jpg.html)
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/SHO009_zps0e3d5144.jpg) (http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/SHO009_zps0e3d5144.jpg.html)
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/SHO011_zps7b7b9b4c.jpg) (http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/DJE624/media/SHO011_zps7b7b9b4c.jpg.html)
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Post by: DJE624 on July 13, 2013, 10:52:23 AM
Ah well.  What did I do to my Ecoboost equipped vehicle today............Oh yeah, I just totally screwed up my SHO ovals.  I couldn't get the edges to adhere.  So, I tried some more adhesive.  Then I ended up with a big mess!  As I cleaned up all the glue, I noticed the gloss black backing starting to come off the dome.  Really ticks me off.  Those were beautiful emblems.  Now one is garbage.  I really suck at this type of project.  So, just to make me feel  better, I put a Livernois sticker on the back just above the SHO emblem.

EDIT-  I'm gonna try the flat vinyl sticklers! 

EDIT-  This guy is great!  He is going to make me vinyls for cost plus shipping! 
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Post by: geswek on July 13, 2013, 01:41:45 PM
Someone take the damn vinyl away from Dave because he's poops his car.


 :bangin:
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Post by: DJE624 on July 13, 2013, 07:11:11 PM
LOL  I had locktite all over the place!   :biggrin:
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Post by: geswek on July 13, 2013, 07:40:28 PM
You do not deserve a SHO.


 :bangin: :bangin:
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Post by: DJE624 on July 13, 2013, 07:44:17 PM
Oh, yes I do! :angry1: ;D
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Post by: geswek on July 13, 2013, 07:44:51 PM
Apparently not. I don't even WANT to know why you had loctite and vinyl stickers.


You remind me of the kid who superglued his hand to his weeewooo in American Pie.
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Post by: DJE624 on July 13, 2013, 07:49:22 PM
They weren't vinyl. 
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Post by: geswek on July 13, 2013, 07:50:47 PM
LOL
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Post by: BigPelo on July 14, 2013, 02:48:03 PM
Cleaned the car in and out with a little help from my 2 year old

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/bigpelo/null_zps95d18005.jpg)

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/bigpelo/null_zps6320d8d8.jpg)




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Post by: DJE624 on July 14, 2013, 02:52:24 PM
Cute!
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Post by: geswek on July 14, 2013, 04:37:05 PM
Egypt Sheets!

I was sitting down writing pros and cons on the SHO--looks like next week I am going to do the H&R springs, cam bolts (thanks bpd!), and TSW wheels. I'm hoping to then turn around and sell my flower power wheels for a decent price and get the LMS catless downpipe.

I've gone over this in my head -- I don't think emissions will fail without cats. It seems like PA just plugs into OBDII for CEL's and that's it. I don't know for sure, I know in Texas they actually put a probe in your tail pipe and that will tell if you have a cat or not. Andy says I can hit 400awhp with cat version, but what does that mean if I want to go even higher down road? I wish someone had a magic 8-ball that actually said "you're good."

One other question! Since I am doing the downpipe now, should I go ahead and put in the 170 thermo? since I have to pay labor for the pipes?

$4600 in parts so far -- sure adds up FAST.

*Edit; talked to my friend who is service manager at Ford--I'm going with cat version of LMS. I wouldn't pass testing; apparently OBDII would show some cat readiness error or something. LMS says I can still do 400awhp with cats, so might as well stay legal.
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Post by: PopolZ on July 14, 2013, 07:07:24 PM
Plasti-dipped my wheels black :D
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Post by: darreli on July 14, 2013, 07:45:02 PM
Egypt Sheets!

I was sitting down writing pros and cons on the SHO--looks like next week I am going to do the H&R springs, cam bolts (thanks bpd!), and TSW wheels. I'm hoping to then turn around and sell my flower power wheels for a decent price and get the LMS catless downpipe.

I've gone over this in my head -- I don't think emissions will fail without cats. It seems like PA just plugs into OBDII for CEL's and that's it. I don't know for sure, I know in Texas they actually put a probe in your tail pipe and that will tell if you have a cat or not. Andy says I can hit 400awhp with cat version, but what does that mean if I want to go even higher down road? I wish someone had a magic 8-ball that actually said "you're good."

One other question! Since I am doing the downpipe now, should I go ahead and put in the 170 thermo? since I have to pay labor for the pipes?

$4600 in parts so far -- sure adds up FAST.

*Edit; talked to my friend who is service manager at Ford--I'm going with cat version of LMS. I wouldn't pass testing; apparently OBDII would show some cat readiness error or something. LMS says I can still do 400awhp with cats, so might as well stay legal.

I have the catted version..it was like 1-2 hp difference..not a big deal..I don't like the raw smell of fuel you get un-catted. I'm over 400hp so there's no worries on that
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Post by: PopolZ on July 14, 2013, 09:01:50 PM
(http://upload.popolz.net/files/1/20130714_223634_LLS.jpg)
(http://upload.popolz.net/files/1/20130714_223601_LLS.jpg)

next step, wash, clay bar,  polish, sealant and wax...

that's going to be a looooooooooooong day!
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Post by: DJE624 on July 14, 2013, 09:19:40 PM
I'll be anxious to see that blue all polished up.  Have fun with it.
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Post by: geswek on July 15, 2013, 12:12:22 AM
I have the catted version..it was like 1-2 hp difference..not a big deal..I don't like the raw smell of fuel you get un-catted. I'm over 400hp so there's no worries on that

Thanks!

Cat version it is.
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Post by: PopolZ on July 15, 2013, 01:04:52 AM
1-2hp is the difference between 12.000 and 11.999 :-[
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Post by: mval on July 15, 2013, 09:32:12 AM
Went to another Ford car show & again nothing much in my class so will post from it still looking to do something on the black plastic hood cover. One guy suggested drapping something over it. Don't want to pay money to buy a 2nd one & have it painted what I want. You Chi-town guys will love this the Chicgo Bulls emblem of course without mention of Chicago. I found a Bulls Yard flag that is right size that I can drap over it. What do you all think?
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Post by: SHOdded on July 15, 2013, 09:56:01 AM
Maybe printed on, with a hologram effect?  Bull could snort out CHICAGO ;)
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Post by: geswek on July 15, 2013, 01:47:09 PM
I got baby back from the dealership. They installed the thrush washers on front half shafts per the TSB. I got home; it still makes noise at certain points of range when I turn wheels sitting in a parking spot. The documentation says it's supposed to reduce it but does not remove it entirely. It apparently is due to "gap" and that the PTU is making the noise when rotating the wheels.

Oh well --
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Post by: DJE624 on July 15, 2013, 01:48:58 PM
You might just have to get used to it, if it isn't harming anything.  I don't know.  It sucks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mval on July 15, 2013, 01:50:56 PM
shodded- not in St Louis it couldn't unless I wanted to get thrown out of the show
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Post by: geswek on July 15, 2013, 02:03:57 PM
It's hard to hear out in environment. I can just hear it really well inside a parking garage because everything bounces off walls.
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Post by: Needmoreboost on July 15, 2013, 02:21:51 PM
Just washed the entire car and got the bugs off the front end.  This car really gets a lot more attention than I thought it would.  Also electrical taped any exposed wiring under the hood. 
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Post by: SoCalSHO on July 15, 2013, 05:19:16 PM
Had strut/shock replaced. Had Corsa exhaust installed.
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Post by: Timeless on July 19, 2013, 08:12:27 AM
Dropped her off for first oil change.

Will also be doing TSB for front end bearings.

Also having it tinted.

Driving a POS Toyota Venza till Monday...ugh.
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Post by: bpd1151 on July 20, 2013, 05:35:37 PM
Had another photo shoot today with my photographer pal.

He arranged for a VERY tall model named Shannon for the shoot.

I was able to get us access to a local airport, a couple of hangars, and some really nice pilots who were more than eager to watch Shannon changing in/out of her outfits, as well as positioning herself in rather precariously placed positions around my SHO.

Good times for sure.

I'll be posting the pics in a new thread, as soon as I get them from my pal.

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Post by: mval on July 22, 2013, 08:13:13 AM
Can't match BPD, especially in the model area. I don't look good in high heels. They had the local Ford Fest @ ST. Louis Gateway & it was ebony & ivory. Not as good as the guy who's got 2 SHO's who made that neat video but still good. Gerry with his black SHO on the strip & my white doing the car show. My buds gave me some ribbing when Gerry did his burnout, but when he turned a 13.2 it was me who had the last laugh. By the way only place they could put SHO was in big Ford cars, easy win. Ford display altleast did atleast have a SHO on display with their other models. Some advertising from Ford, amazing.
MikeV
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Post by: DJE624 on July 22, 2013, 08:24:09 AM
Cool pictures.  Congratulations.  Thanks for posting!
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Post by: bpd1151 on July 22, 2013, 09:04:36 AM
Cool pictures.  Congratulations.  Thanks for posting!

I completely agree! Great pics for sure, & thanks tremendously for posting! :ok:

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Post by: EcoPowerParts on July 22, 2013, 09:11:20 AM
I agree nice pictures!
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Post by: geswek on July 22, 2013, 11:49:34 AM
SHAZaam!

The genie showed up today -- pre-inspection done! All wheels safely delivered and the rig is scheduled for Thursday. I have to drive a Focus for the day as I need to make my rounds in Jersey while they do the work on my car.

TOTALLY ............. stoked!

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

TSW Nurburgring 20 x 8.5 Gunmetal Matte

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K9xofsrjUrU/Ue19dLuFkLI/AAAAAAAAEw8/A--d6eGlQ0E/s1024/am.taurussho.mod.nurburgring.002.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2eSJ9aKgmkM/Ue19du0RJ_I/AAAAAAAAExA/YPiBXxuniKk/s912/am.taurussho.mod.nurburgring.003.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wAc-QEaIiAQ/Ue19d4Rr44I/AAAAAAAAExI/3I5KTrhp2vE/s1024/am.taurussho.mod.nurburgring.001.jpg)
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Post by: DJE624 on July 22, 2013, 12:22:51 PM
Awesome dude!  Looks like a real good weekend coming up! 
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Post by: geswek on July 22, 2013, 01:19:20 PM
VERY!

I have a photo shoot scheduled Saturday night in Philly. Heading to one of the coolest underground parking garages in Center City -- with my loaded gun LOL.

I'm looking forward to snapping some awesome grunge shots while I'm there.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Darkside on July 22, 2013, 04:08:02 PM
Dropped her off this morning to get all the chrome body matched!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Boggus on July 22, 2013, 04:13:53 PM
Purchased the Torque app and adapter to measure boost!

Torrie Tuned

(http://www.fordtaurus.net/photos/data/500/image13.jpg)[/url]
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on July 22, 2013, 04:14:30 PM
Dropped her off this morning to get all the chrome body matched!

Send me photos!

I want to see how it comes out.

Are you going with metallic or flat?

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Post by: DJE624 on July 22, 2013, 04:25:04 PM
Completed a few failed experiments and cleaned up.
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Post by: mval on July 22, 2013, 05:47:20 PM
dave:
know the feeling. thought trunks at car shows are dull to say the least, so thinking of jazzing mine up for next show. since judges won't call it a SHO only a Taurus, i figured OK if the want it to be a bull, it'll be a bull. new trunk spare tire cover cover & you Chi-town guys notice any reference to Chicago has neatly been deleted.
Mike V
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Post by: DJE624 on July 22, 2013, 10:38:41 PM
dave:
know the feeling.
Mike V

Thanks Mike.  I think I am mostly frustrated about waiting for almost 6 weeks for my plates.  I might be back in WI by the time I get them! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Darkside on July 23, 2013, 07:13:50 AM
Dropped her off this morning to get all the chrome body matched!

Send me photos!

I want to see how it comes out.

Are you going with metallic or flat?

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Will do, going metallic!  He didn't want to experiment tinting my lights, so I have to wait for my other guy to squeeze it in down the road.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: adelsin on July 23, 2013, 08:29:07 AM
Dropped her off this morning to get all the chrome body matched!

Send me photos!

I want to see how it comes out.

Are you going with metallic or flat?

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Will do, going metallic!  He didn't want to experiment tinting my lights, so I have to wait for my other guy to squeeze it in down the road.

I too want to see this.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on July 23, 2013, 10:04:47 AM
Dropped her off this morning to get all the chrome body matched!

Send me photos!

I want to see how it comes out.

Are you going with metallic or flat?

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Will do, going metallic!  He didn't want to experiment tinting my lights, so I have to wait for my other guy to squeeze it in down the road.

You doing ALL the chrome on the car?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on July 23, 2013, 11:33:15 AM
Farted in the driver's seat.   :blink:

Thank goodness for those ventilated seats.  :whistle:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 23, 2013, 11:39:00 AM
I appreciate you controlling yourself when I was riding with you. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Timeless on July 23, 2013, 12:14:31 PM
Picked up the girl from her first service and some other TSBs.

Tint looks great...check out my images for a couple of pics.
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Post by: Boggus on July 23, 2013, 03:01:48 PM
What TSB's are out on the 2013?  hmmmm
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Darkside on July 23, 2013, 05:16:05 PM
You doing ALL the chrome on the car?
Yep: grills, fender vents, window trim, and trunk strip.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Darkside on July 23, 2013, 05:16:48 PM
What TSB's are out on the 2013?  hmmmm
Just got one in the mail for leaking gas.
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Post by: geswek on July 23, 2013, 05:19:53 PM
You doing ALL the chrome on the car?
Yep: grills, fender vents, window trim, and trunk strip.

Check PM.
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Post by: mval on July 23, 2013, 06:16:01 PM
dark:
Can't wait to see the end result. Have thought about doing all but the window trimes.
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Post by: Boggus on July 23, 2013, 06:27:33 PM
I worked another Extra Job today

(http://www.fordtaurus.net/photos/data/500/image16.jpg)[/url]
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Post by: adelsin on July 23, 2013, 06:34:35 PM
Im loading the sdk to hopefully make conditional alarms for 4d in torque.

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Post by: DJE624 on July 23, 2013, 06:42:26 PM
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/engine002_zpscc089553.jpg)
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Post by: bpd1151 on July 23, 2013, 07:04:15 PM
No Dave. Don't do that.

That would be somewhat equivalent to placing the 'BOSS' verbage onto your SHO. :nono:

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 23, 2013, 07:12:44 PM
I understood that the SVT Team helped build our engines?
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Post by: DJE624 on July 23, 2013, 08:09:22 PM
Wrong again, I guess.  Well, guess what?  No more f'n stickers.  (Except the wheel hub domes.) ;D

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/engine002a_zps1515d074.jpg)
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Post by: mval on July 24, 2013, 07:43:31 AM
DAVE:
I like you want to make my SHO stand out. I've been thinking about the engine compartment, as all I have now is a black plastic tray holder for awards & the like. What I've been thinking is doing the section on the right with a red, white & blue line scheme where the plastic is raised & rough with high temp paint. Then I've got some star stencilson the way to do in white randomly on the rest of plastic leaving the present black as background. Got to do something, get tired of looking at Pony big block supper good looking engines. Worst case is if don't like either paint it black again.
Also got some little short black flames  8" coming to put on front quarter low over to  & then continuing on door. My friend did this with his challenger & to me looked cool, as was small & not obnoxious yet added a little something. I know all the non-decals guys a throwing up right now, but if I end up not don't liking I can easily remove.
MikeV
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Post by: DJE624 on July 24, 2013, 08:38:38 AM
Sounds good Mike.  We'll need to see pictures.  I thought about having my cover done in White Plat but now I took it off to relieve heat.  I still might do it sometime. 
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Post by: adelsin on July 24, 2013, 08:39:31 AM
Sounds good Mike.  We'll need to see pictures.  I thought about having my cover done in White Plat but now I took it off to relieve heat.  I still might do it sometime. 

I figured the cover was there to protect the hood.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 24, 2013, 08:42:31 AM
IDK.  The hood has insulation so it should be okay.
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Post by: DJE624 on July 24, 2013, 08:49:05 AM
Ordered my MyCal this morning!  I'll have it tomorrow.  Hopefully Stage 4+ by Saturday. 

Got the Tracking Number!  Estimated 1030 Thursday (Tomorrow!) 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on July 24, 2013, 04:10:58 PM
>dkjwj

I just carried 4 wheels, springs, and bunch bolts and crap to the car.

I'm ready to die--it's a long walk from the apartment to the parking garage!

Car is dropped off tomorrow at 8am; here's to good luck on the install.

 :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Post by: DJE624 on July 24, 2013, 04:24:34 PM
Good luck!  How long did they quote you?
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Post by: geswek on July 24, 2013, 04:37:30 PM
Good luck!  How long did they quote you?

4 hours or something.

I'm dropping the car off and picking up rental--I have to go to Jersey and visit some sites. I'll pick the car up tomorrow night on my way home.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on July 27, 2013, 06:22:41 AM
I got the car detailed and now I'm grocery shopping.

She looks sexy as hell, I got a boner!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/27/9y2u2a3y.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 27, 2013, 07:41:05 AM
I love staring at my SHO as I walk out of the store to the far side of the parking lot.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Larrylu on July 27, 2013, 08:08:29 AM
Yesterday as I returned to my car in the parking lot, I was asked if the car was a Taurus. When I said yes, the admirer said it was a beautiful car. I thanked him and we chatted briefly and he was shocked to learn that my SHO was a '10 with 48K on the clock. These beasts are aging very well in the styling department.
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Post by: geswek on July 27, 2013, 08:11:27 AM
Hehe, I love the reactions when I take people for a ride in it.

"Oh it's just a Taurus, pretty spiffy".

Offer them a ride, insist on a ride, start it up.

"OH s***!"

"Yeah buddy, you just rode in a SHO. Not your every day Grandpa Taurus."
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on July 27, 2013, 08:24:37 AM
I was tweaking some filters around and messing with synthetic HDR.

Hmm.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9KFNzVdpI-8/UfPe2wbTQCI/AAAAAAAAE0M/Mh3e6-1zL5g/s1024/am.taurussho.015.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on July 27, 2013, 12:16:06 PM
Sweet pic!
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Post by: DJE624 on July 27, 2013, 12:28:34 PM
In case anybody didn't see me blabbering it all over the internet, today I loaded my Livernois/MyCal  Stage 4+ tune today!  Initial test drive was exhilarating! (even being used to SCT Stage 4)  With in the first mile, I scared a 300 Hemi driver just by looking at him.

EDIT-After the excitement of having a new toy wore off,  and some further testing, I wish I would have just stuck with the SCT Stage 4.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on July 27, 2013, 12:47:39 PM
I got the car detailed and now I'm grocery shopping.

She looks sexy as hell, I got a boner!

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TMI...both about the boner and the Tapatalk! :blink:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on July 27, 2013, 12:49:22 PM
In case anybody didn't see me blabbering it all over the internet, today I loaded my Livernois/MyCal  Stage 4+ tune today!  Initial test drive was exhilarating! (even being used to SCT Stage 4)  With in the first mile, I scared a 300 Hemi driver just by looking at him.
Which begs the question, you scared him, because he's aware of the SHO...or because of how you looked...or, lastly....the way you looked at him??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 27, 2013, 01:28:53 PM
LOL,  I just looked at him like I was going to steal his lunch money.  But yeah, my detailed SHO helped. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: vernonator on July 29, 2013, 05:15:35 AM
I upgraded my Livernois tunes - went from the older 91/3 up to 93/4 and WOW can I feel the added power. Very nice indeed!!!!!  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Post by: Brucelinc on July 29, 2013, 07:59:20 AM
I upgraded my Livernois tunes - went from the older 91/3 up to 93/4 and WOW can I feel the added power. Very nice indeed!!!!!  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Congratulations!  I know you will enjoy it!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 29, 2013, 12:30:19 PM
Guess what the nice mail lady shoved under my door today! 

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/plates003-Copy_zpsfe2ed171.jpg)

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/plates002-Copy_zpsec93155c.jpg)
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Post by: Darkside on July 29, 2013, 02:22:39 PM
Finally!  Your prison system workers are sllllooooowwwww.

Talked with my buddy about tinting my lights maybe this weekend.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on July 29, 2013, 03:14:30 PM
I ordered my replacement A Pillar and universal 2-gauge cup. They should be here Friday and then I'm heading to my fabricator next Monday to start the fiber/bondo work to basically make an A Pillar gauge pod like Mike (bpd) has. I'm pretty excited!
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Post by: SoCalSHO on July 29, 2013, 05:40:43 PM
Glad you finally got them Dave.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SoCalSHO on July 29, 2013, 05:41:55 PM
I loaded a new, modified for firmer shifting stage 4+ tune. Liking it so far.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on July 29, 2013, 05:51:51 PM
Received a Livernois tuner for the wife's truck so I can compare to the SoCal and Unleashed tunes. Looking forward to doing some data logging with their tune.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on July 31, 2013, 08:24:58 PM
2013 MOD's ARE FINALLY HERE!!!!

LMS's METH kit/170 deg temp/down-pipe, Advance Auto Magaflow 2.5" x-pipe, from BNOON Amercain racing Mustang wheels, and NEXEN N3000 tires!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on July 31, 2013, 09:11:05 PM
Tried to exchange my MyCal for another and get a more aggressive tune. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on July 31, 2013, 09:16:56 PM
Tried to exchange my MyCal for another and get a more aggressive tune.

I'm almost hesitant to ask.....     "tried"?

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Post by: DJE624 on July 31, 2013, 09:35:31 PM
Yeah, tried.  Hopefully I'll have an update tomorrow. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on August 01, 2013, 02:36:32 AM
Gonna paint the Bullitt wheels, shoman?  Looking fwd to seeing those critters on-car!
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Post by: shoman04 on August 01, 2013, 02:46:16 AM
Gonna paint the Bullitt wheels, shoman?  Looking fwd to seeing those critters on-car!
I JUST GOT MARRIED 2wks ago so I have not got the paint booth set-up at the new house yet. but they will be painted before LMS Track day in Sept!(I WILL BE THERE!!)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_21_06_13_1_14_31.jpeg) (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_31_07_13_6_58_43.jpeg)
 THEY WILL LOOK GOOOOD KONA BLUE!!!! :biggrin:
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Post by: SHOdded on August 01, 2013, 02:49:35 AM
Hey congrats, shoman!  Both on the marriage and the new house!  Post some pics or a link if you can :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mval on August 01, 2013, 09:51:44 AM
shoman:
all i can say looking at all that hardware is WOW you must have married an heirous, i'm envious that's for sure. those wheels are beauts!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on August 01, 2013, 11:08:27 AM
Wow, those Bullit wheels would look awesome in your blue!  So got married...have you learned how to say: "Yes, Dear" often and with a smile yet!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 01, 2013, 12:17:22 PM
Gave her a good washing and spray wax.  Went to get gas and they only had 91 up here.  I have plenty to get back home.  Loaded Stage 4/93 back in for the trip and for the heck of it. Been running Torrie's Shift + Boost all week. 

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Plates/AUG1010-Copy_zpse80d4e38.jpg)

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Plates/AUG1009-Copy_zps3104544c.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on August 01, 2013, 01:41:43 PM
Gave her a good washing and spray wax.  Went to get gas and they only had 91 up here.  I have plenty to get back home.  Loaded Stage 4/93 back in for the trip and for the heck of it. Been running Torrie's Shift + Boost all week.  This weekend, I may try 4+ again. 

([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Plates/AUG1010-Copy_zpse80d4e38.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Plates/AUG1009-Copy_zps3104544c.jpg[/url])


Love the white!  Get the strip and run both.  Be a good test.  LOL
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Post by: Darkside on August 01, 2013, 05:46:18 PM
Just dropped her off at the paintshop to get the lights tinted.  Hoping they get to it tomorrow.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 01, 2013, 07:40:56 PM
shoman:
all i can say looking at all that hardware is WOW you must haven married an heirous, i'm envious that's for sure. those wheels are beauts!!!
NO JUST A COUGAR !!!LOL That likes being "MY SUGAR MOM-MOM"
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 01, 2013, 07:43:52 PM
I need a sugar mom-mom!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on August 01, 2013, 07:51:11 PM
I got the windows tinted today. I decided to stay legal.
50% up front and 35% on the rear doors and back window.
I'll have pics up tomorrow.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 01, 2013, 07:53:05 PM
Wow, those Bullit wheels would look awesome in your blue!  So got married...have you learned how to say: "Yes, Dear" often and with a smile yet!

OH THERE WAS A LOT OF "YES DEAR" when I drop $3000.00 on "THE OTHER WOMAN"(SHO aka the FUL-ZY) But "BUSTER-BROWN"(UPS man) is "THE OTHER MAN" and she got a weekday guy and a weekend guy(QVC,NBC SHOPPER,SHOPPER NETWORK) You name it she shops it.LOL
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Post by: shoman04 on August 01, 2013, 08:12:53 PM
I need a sugar mom-mom!
The thing about SUGAR MOM-MOM's is you have to take the good with the bad. HAVE YOU SEEN MY VIDEO!!!!! The girl can cook in the kitchen/bedroom but video(FIRE THE CAMERA GAL)!!!!!!
2011 sho World Fastest(tune only)12.71sec vs turboSUPRA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaYAj-1Chvo#ws)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: dalum on August 02, 2013, 06:41:58 PM
I've been stuck in the house sick for a week.  Today I felt well enough to take the SHO out to go bug hunting with the front grill.  I also looked at the pile of mods I've bought and never bothered to install yet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 02, 2013, 06:45:42 PM
And what is in your pile of mods?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Boggus on August 02, 2013, 06:51:02 PM
I had new tires delivered
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Post by: geswek on August 02, 2013, 07:08:45 PM
I've been bored....

[youtube]Jsvm78jn2jY[/youtube]

Should be 1080p available.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 02, 2013, 07:13:48 PM
Your video is private.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 02, 2013, 07:15:23 PM
Try now.

I forgot to fix that LOL.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 02, 2013, 07:18:50 PM
Got it!  Nice.  Where's the launch?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 02, 2013, 07:24:16 PM
X-PIPE and CUSTOM 2.5"Exhaust pipe INSTALL TODAY!!!!!! Down -pipes next weekend.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_02_08_13_6_52_49.jpeg)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_02_08_13_6_49_05.jpeg)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_02_08_13_6_53_35.jpeg)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_02_08_13_6_55_37.jpeg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 02, 2013, 07:27:02 PM
Just uploaded the fixed video--including a bit better resolution.

I need to go out and launch again.

[youtube]vWH3r9eGxEQ[/youtube]
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 02, 2013, 07:31:07 PM
Cool.  I took a video on my Torque Pro (Like 4DR's) the other day but I couldn't download it.  I think I have to buy an app or something.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on August 02, 2013, 07:38:14 PM
X-PIPE and CUSTOM 2.5"Exhaust pipe INSTALL TODAY!!!!!! Down -pipes next weekend.

Upgrades in full swing!  Looking good, shoman.

Quote
Just uploaded the fixed video--including a bit better resolution.

Car sounds GOOD, geswek!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 03, 2013, 11:01:28 AM
Rents = MIND BLOWN!

[youtube]mrh1oEcMsus[/youtube]
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 04, 2013, 04:42:22 PM
Today is turning into a good day!

I ordered my Airaid intake and Tuner from Livernois.

I also got a call that this finally arrived, my license plate.

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/02/guneqe2y.jpg[/url])
geswek what color blue is your car? US BLUE GUYS ARE REALLY RARE!!!!( unlike those white cars,bpd,dje,lol)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_04_07_13_5_42_21.jpeg)
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Post by: Darkside on August 04, 2013, 05:16:03 PM
GESWEK is as black as they come.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 04, 2013, 05:26:26 PM
geswek what color blue is your car? US BLUE GUYS ARE REALLY RARE!!!!( unlike those white cars,bpd,dje,lol)
([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_04_07_13_5_42_21.jpeg[/url])


Tuxedo Black mate

GESWEK is as black as they come.


OMG that was funny ---
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Ryan327 on August 04, 2013, 06:51:22 PM
I pulled all the plugs today and gapped them down to .025 to match the Lund Super Sport tune recommendation.  They were all over the place from the factory so it was good either way to pull them and get them all set the same. 

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 04, 2013, 09:04:02 PM
Today is turning into a good day!

I ordered my Airaid intake and Tuner from Livernois.

I also got a call that this finally arrived, my license plate.

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/02/guneqe2y.jpg[/url])
in this picture it looks dark blue , I car look black in low light.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 04, 2013, 09:06:23 PM
LOL; it's called filtering -- was an effect I used that pulled the sky tones into the black.

I do it frequently; in fact I made a red car turn pink today--quite comical!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 05, 2013, 09:48:54 PM
Does livernois want you to check spark plug gap for stage 4? I never have...

I don't think you really have to.  I am going to when I get the time.  They recommend 30.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mwilliams96 on August 05, 2013, 10:44:22 PM
Dipped my front upper and lower grill and fender badges. Debadged the trunk and am dipping the window trim and trunk chrome tomorrow. Best pi. I could get.   It was dark when I cleaned up and was parked close to the garage. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mval on August 06, 2013, 07:05:02 AM
Getting ready for open show coming up & can't take credit for either but added a show license plate. Someone posted a real one of these. Couldn't make it a real one, too over the top & asking for trouble. & that evil decal master DJE made me do the wheel hub covers. Got some small flames 3" x 6" to put on bottom of front quarter stretching onto front driver door like my friend with Challenger has , but to over the top.
mikev
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 06, 2013, 08:35:46 AM
Good luck at the show Mike! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 06, 2013, 10:59:29 AM
Getting ready for open show coming up & can't take credit for either but added a show license plate. Someone posted a real one of these. Couldn't make it a real one, too over the top & asking for trouble. & that evil decal master DJE made me do the wheel hub covers. Got some small flames 3" x 6" to put on bottom of front quarter stretching onto front driver door like my friend with Challenger has , but to over the top.
mikev
Is DJE still making them? And do he make them in other colors than wht/black?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 06, 2013, 11:04:31 AM
Shoman, you can email my guy at support@justdecalit.com  He has all colors and sizes.  He has an ebay store but you can save a couple bucks going direct.  Tell Mike I sent you.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 06, 2013, 03:31:56 PM
I will do that. I think the wheels I got from Bnoon would look good with the SHO in the middle.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_31_07_13_6_58_43.jpeg)
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Post by: DJE624 on August 06, 2013, 03:38:21 PM
Oh yeah.  I love how mine came out.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on August 06, 2013, 06:20:38 PM
Finally got around to installing my custom fabricated CAI.....

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Upgraded%20Turbos%20and%20Custom%20CAI/DSC_0001_zpsb320dec7.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Upgraded%20Turbos%20and%20Custom%20CAI/DSC_0001_zpsb320dec7.jpg.html)

Here's the link to the entire thread:

http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=470.msg7762;topicseen#new (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=470.msg7762;topicseen#new)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 06, 2013, 07:12:05 PM
Hey Mikey, I like it!
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Post by: bpd1151 on August 06, 2013, 11:23:04 PM
Hey Mikey, I like it!

Thanks pal. Appreciate it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 07, 2013, 06:45:21 PM
2013 MOD's will on the way!!!! Got my down-pipes install today. I was not there doing the installation so all I have is after install.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_07_08_13_6_23_00.jpeg)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_07_08_13_6_24_40.jpeg)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_07_08_13_6_26_41.jpeg)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_07_08_13_6_27_45.jpeg)

AND LMS DOWN-PIPE,MAGFLOW X-PIPE, CUSTOM 2.5" EXSAUST PIPES SOUND CHECK!!!!

new down pipe,x pipe,and 2 5 exhaust sound check (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQu5Fnpx7zs#ws)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 07, 2013, 06:57:43 PM
HAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAha

Shoman you f'n CRACK ME UP DUDE!

"Get outta way CAT"

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on August 07, 2013, 07:21:34 PM
Finally got around to installing my custom fabricated CAI.....

([url]http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Upgraded%20Turbos%20and%20Custom%20CAI/DSC_0001_zpsb320dec7.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Upgraded%20Turbos%20and%20Custom%20CAI/DSC_0001_zpsb320dec7.jpg.html[/url])

Here's the link to the entire thread:

[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=470.msg7762;topicseen#new[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=470.msg7762;topicseen#new[/url])


Mike, how much to duplicate this setup ready to bolt on?? ;).
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Post by: DJE624 on August 07, 2013, 07:37:27 PM
Finally got around to installing my custom fabricated CAI.....

([url]http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Upgraded%20Turbos%20and%20Custom%20CAI/DSC_0001_zpsb320dec7.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Upgraded%20Turbos%20and%20Custom%20CAI/DSC_0001_zpsb320dec7.jpg.html[/url])

Here's the link to the entire thread:

[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=470.msg7762;topicseen#new[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=470.msg7762;topicseen#new[/url])


Mike, how much to duplicate this setup ready to bolt on?? ;).


I should have told you guys.  I have actually seen that intake in person and held it in my hands.  It is a nice sturdy piece of quality equipment! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 07, 2013, 07:38:13 PM
I should have told you guys.  I have actually seen that intake in person and held it in my hands.  It is a nice sturdy piece of quality equipment!

Am I the only one who thinks that sounds just a little too....fruity?

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 07, 2013, 07:43:45 PM
Yes.
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Post by: SHOdded on August 08, 2013, 01:19:39 AM
That cat ain't gonna be pushed around, no sir!  Great sounding system there, shoman.
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Post by: shoman04 on August 08, 2013, 02:28:36 AM
That cat ain't gonna be pushed around, no sir!  Great sounding system there, shoman.
That cat is a street cat that the wife feeds and he gets bossy some times.LOL
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Darkside on August 08, 2013, 03:35:22 AM
Crammed on the brakes when this damn Sho got me stopped for speeding this morning!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: darreli on August 08, 2013, 03:54:49 AM

Finally got around to installing my custom fabricated CAI.....

([url]http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Upgraded%20Turbos%20and%20Custom%20CAI/DSC_0001_zpsb320dec7.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Upgraded%20Turbos%20and%20Custom%20CAI/DSC_0001_zpsb320dec7.jpg.html[/url])

Here's the link to the entire thread:

[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=470.msg7762;topicseen#new[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=470.msg7762;topicseen#new[/url])


Mike, how much to duplicate this setup ready to bolt on?? ;).


It's essentially Hennesseys intake. Kirk cut off the ends nearest the turbo and put on some smoother transitioning silicone hoses and added the tube at the bottom of the box which is something he saw on my car (I did I the same thing, bought a few different scoops to find out what fit best behind my lower grill) I've since removed that piece since my IATs were never any lower with it and put dynashield and dynamat on the inside of the box since its metal..trying to keep the heat down that way
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 08, 2013, 04:15:53 AM

Finally got around to installing my custom fabricated CAI.....

([url]http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Upgraded%20Turbos%20and%20Custom%20CAI/DSC_0001_zpsb320dec7.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Upgraded%20Turbos%20and%20Custom%20CAI/DSC_0001_zpsb320dec7.jpg.html[/url])

Here's the link to the entire thread:

[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=470.msg7762;topicseen#new[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=470.msg7762;topicseen#new[/url])


Mike, how much to duplicate this setup ready to bolt on?? ;).


It's essentially Hennesseys intake. Kirk cut off the ends nearest the turbo and put on some smoother transitioning silicone hoses and added the tube at the bottom of the box which is something he saw on my car (I did I the same thing, bought a few different scoops to find out what fit best behind my lower grill) I've since removed that piece since my IATs were never any lower with it and put dynashield and dynamat on the inside of the box since its metal..trying to keep the heat down that way

I am looking at that intake and trying to figure out how to do a stock airbox type of thing as we've seen that the stock airbox makes the best power. I'd love to make it plastic but I think I can coat it and stop a ton of heat. I think the best case scenario is a filter in the fender like my intake but I'll try and offer both styles. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 08, 2013, 05:00:59 PM
I went and bought those rubber chair thingies per Mike (4DR).

Unfortunately, my shoulder is too screwed up right now to do the mod--I can't really grab anything.

Plus the engine was HOT as hell after 45 minutes; yes I had a blonde moment!

So; I will have to wait, maybe this weekend.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on August 08, 2013, 07:25:30 PM
I went and bought those rubber chair thingies per Mike (4DR).

Unfortunately, my shoulder is too screwed up right now to do the mod--I can't really grab anything.

Plus the engine was HOT as hell after 45 minutes; yes I had a blonde moment!

So; I will have to wait, maybe this weekend.
Must have missed this one...what are you talking about??? ???
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 08, 2013, 07:50:44 PM
Must have missed this one...what are you talking about??? ???

I was going to do the pfffft mod he wrote in how to. Vent to atmosphere bypass.

Sent from a mobile, I think.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Scott13SHO on August 09, 2013, 05:51:07 AM
Waiting on Amazon to drop off my Airaid Intake to me at work today! I brought my tools so I can work on it at lunch LOL

Get my tune Monday ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 09, 2013, 05:54:09 AM
Awesome Scott!


Sent from a mobile, I think.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 09, 2013, 05:54:36 AM
Awesome Scott!


Sent from a mobile, I think.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Scott13SHO on August 09, 2013, 05:58:31 AM
Did you get your dome light working?

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on August 13, 2013, 08:07:06 PM
I had some free eBay bucks that were expiring soon. I searched 3.5L twin turbo......
Going from this
To this

The badge is made of metal not cheap plastic. Comes with adhesive tape installed, but I replaced it with 3m tape. Not installing it until tomorrow, will snap some pics of the finished product when complete.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 13, 2013, 08:11:08 PM
 That's nice!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SoCalSHO on August 13, 2013, 08:50:21 PM
I had some free eBay bucks that were expiring soon. I searched 3.5L twin turbo......
Going from this
To this

The badge is made of metal not cheap plastic. Comes with adhesive tape installed, but I replaced it with 3m tape. Not installing it until tomorrow, will snap some pics of the finished product when complete.

Got a link?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on August 13, 2013, 08:56:51 PM
I actually just went back to eBay to get the link...... But it's not there anymore.
I bought this badge back in April,
sent a message to the seller to see if they're still available.
I'll post when he gets back to me.
The company was sick speed, here's a link to the sellers store
http://stores.ebay.com/autostarsoutlet/ (http://stores.ebay.com/autostarsoutlet/)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mval on August 14, 2013, 07:52:38 AM
Finished painting in engine compartment & hood liner. getting ready for an open show that my Ford club is attending. Probably be up against Challengers, Chargers & maybe even some Caddies, so don't expect a lot except have fun w/guys & see some cars. Had to do something to engine compartment, ours is so blah. Just a piece of plastic & a couple hoses. Came out OK but may get tired of it, can always take it back to original. With it being made in Chicago thought USA theme would be good.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 14, 2013, 08:05:07 AM
Boy Mike!  You really went all out!  I always wished that Ford would have done the SHO on the hood liner.  Like the old ones. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on August 14, 2013, 08:43:34 AM
Today I have been datalogging and working with a great and professional tuner.  It's a lot of fun.   :bow:

Have a good one guys!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Scott13SHO on August 14, 2013, 09:13:38 AM
Wow that's nice! I want one!

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Scott13SHO on August 14, 2013, 09:41:12 AM
Not sure if anyone noticed this, but I was looking for my key for my locking lugnuts on the car (haven't seen it since I bought the car in April, found it in the center console...where I left it last time :p) but I was checking out my spare tire delete area under the floor in the trunk and noticed a silver item I thought was a tire pressure gauge...I pulled it out and it was an inspection mirror to use on the brakes! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 14, 2013, 11:06:02 AM
I washed it.  It was not clean enough.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Larrylu on August 14, 2013, 11:14:42 AM
Went back to my stock airbox and added a K&N drop in panel. Now I'll just drive it for a while and keep my eye on the IAT.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 14, 2013, 11:16:27 AM
Can't wait to hear Larry! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Larrylu on August 14, 2013, 11:47:14 AM
Can't wait to hear Larry!

I was amazed at the specs Mike was quoting for his proposed dream CAI. Read like my Xmas list. I will keep my eyes peeled for news on how that project is coming for sure.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on August 14, 2013, 02:07:48 PM
I actually just went back to eBay to get the link...... But it's not there anymore.
I bought this badge back in April,
sent a message to the seller to see if they're still available.
I'll post when he gets back to me.
The company was sick speed, here's a link to the sellers store
[url]http://stores.ebay.com/autostarsoutlet/[/url] ([url]http://stores.ebay.com/autostarsoutlet/[/url])


The seller of the 3.5L twin turbo badges contacted me today.
He said they will be available in approximately 2 weeks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 14, 2013, 06:43:44 PM
I went today to pick up fuel lines and fitting to install my new fuel pumps. I'm planning on using the stock line for a return line and I needed an adapter to feed the factory aluminum line to the DI pump on the valve cover. To make sure the adapters I was going to buy fit I asked if I could go test fit them on the car.
First, removed factory fuel line, boom fuel everywhere, no fire.. phew!
Male adapter into the factory plastic fuel line fit, and came right out, no problem. Female adapter onto male aluminum hard line, fit as well. Whoops, it won't come off, went inside to see if they had a 3/8" fuel line release tool. Nope....
OK so now I have a 3/8" male to -6 AN to the factory plastic line coming from the pump and a -6 male to 3/8" female quick disconnect on the factory hard line with a -6 female to female join....
This is how I had to drive home, I even bought the tool to disconnect but it was so freaking hot I gave up after trying for 5 minutes.
:)
Ooh and I had 17psi of boost on the way there, some guy in a BMW 330i wanted to play and all of a sudden I have 5psi. Guess it will make it easier to find that boost leak!
:P
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 14, 2013, 06:48:43 PM
I finished the LED's today so that makes me happy.

Met up with some mates at the Wawa in downtown Chester; eh, it's kinda like an all kids hang out spot--so I was a little out of place being as old as I am. It was funny to show off the SHO; kids liked it.

I left and it was 62F outside; I forgot what it's like to drive in that temperature with a boosted car--she was definitely putting some power down!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 14, 2013, 06:51:19 PM
I left and it was 62F outside; I forgot what it's like to drive in that temperature with a boosted car--she was definitely putting some power down!
109 today here... :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 14, 2013, 06:52:39 PM
109 today here... :(

OH, I feel your pain man; Mum told me it was 106 in Austin today. I'm afraid it's going to be BLOODY hot when I go down to Texas in November. My car is going to be SO grumpy.

Hope you figure your boost issues out; sucks with all that freaking heat down there. :(
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 14, 2013, 07:33:40 PM
75 here today and sunny with little wind.   Sweet Corn stands everywhere and tastes best in years!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BigPelo on August 15, 2013, 05:33:49 AM
I left and it was 62F outside; I forgot what it's like to drive in that temperature with a boosted car--she was definitely putting some power down!
109 today here... :(

53 this morning north of the border.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 15, 2013, 06:32:07 AM
Just dropped car off for caliper painting and t-handle install. I also talked to them and they may be able to fix my front end. These guys are all old body shop dudes in their 50s. Save me the insurance claim and money too!

Sent from a mobile, I think.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on August 15, 2013, 07:04:02 AM
This morning...ahh...more datalogging and revisions.  :)   ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on August 15, 2013, 07:13:50 AM
Ooh and I had 17psi of boost on the way there, some guy in a BMW 330i wanted to play and all of a sudden I have 5psi. Guess it will make it easier to find that boost leak!
:P

Interesting?  In my experience (if it is a boost leak) they were never an intermittent problem as you describe above.  It was either leaking or not.  Your not going to get 17 psi one time and 5 psi another.  It will however make it difficult to tune the car consistently and make the car run like poop.  You may have other problems.  IMO
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Post by: jomc111 on August 15, 2013, 07:26:25 AM
Ooh and I had 17psi of boost on the way there, some guy in a BMW 330i wanted to play and all of a sudden I have 5psi. Guess it will make it easier to find that boost leak!
:P

Interesting?  In my experience (if it is a boost leak) they were never an intermittent problem as you describe above.  It was either leaking or not.  Your not going to get 17 psi one time and 5 psi another.  It will however make it difficult to tune the car consistently and make the car run like poop.  You may have other problems.  IMO

He knows he has had a leak it was really small and hard to find now it should be easier.  No intermittent issues unless I missed something
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 15, 2013, 08:25:52 AM
Ooh and I had 17psi of boost on the way there, some guy in a BMW 330i wanted to play and all of a sudden I have 5psi. Guess it will make it easier to find that boost leak!
 :P

Interesting?  In my experience (if it is a boost leak) they were never an intermittent problem as you describe above.  It was either leaking or not.  Your not going to get 17 psi one time and 5 psi another.  It will however make it difficult to tune the car consistently and make the car run like poop.  You may have other problems.  IMO

He knows he has had a leak it was really small and hard to find now it should be easier.  No intermittent issues unless I missed something
Definitely a boost leak, car was doing 23 psi for 4-6 hours when the sun shined on my rear. The car then would only do 17psi for 2 or 3 weeks of driving, now down to 5 psi and nothing above it.
New in tank fuel pumps going in this weekend which remove the underhood fuel cell and fuel pump on the drivers side radiator area. This makes a ton more room available to see the turbo to intercooler piping for prototype work to be done.
The new intake all tubing to turbo parts will be silicone so I can boost leak test very easily instead of having to try and get to the turbo inlets.
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 15, 2013, 12:58:31 PM
I think it's a lost cause... You should just give me your car and be done with it... Start over on a 2014!!!!

My Flex hasn't moved in 3 days.... So today, I just walked by and stared at it.  "Beautiful"!!!

A pair would look even better.
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Post by: geswek on August 15, 2013, 01:06:27 PM
HAHA; Bob cracks me up.
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 15, 2013, 01:27:06 PM
He might be more willing to give it to you!   I always say..."It never hurts to ask"...
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Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 15, 2013, 05:11:02 PM
Removed the auxiliary fuel pump and fuel cell from under the hood. I'm all ready to get to installing the new dual fuel pump setup and wiring this weekend. I'm so glad I won't have to fill two fuel tanks any more :)
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 15, 2013, 06:56:10 PM
At least you don't have to cut openings in the rear seat floor to remove and replace the fuel pumps like I will have to do in my G8.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on August 15, 2013, 07:02:52 PM
Finally got a chance to remove the ecoboost badge and install some new bling.
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Post by: bpd1151 on August 15, 2013, 07:18:17 PM
Pretty sharp mod there Glock.

Nice job! :ok:

Mike :beer:

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Post by: Shonuff1140 on August 15, 2013, 08:05:42 PM
Looks really good Glock, who did you have make it? I'll go that route when I have to replace the delaminating ecoboost badge again.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on August 15, 2013, 08:15:53 PM
I bought the badge on eBay back in April.
I contacted the seller to see if they were still available yesterday.
He said they would be back in stock in about 2weeks.

Here's a link to his ebay store.

http://stores.ebay.com/autostarsoutlet/ (http://stores.ebay.com/autostarsoutlet/)


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Post by: bpd1151 on August 16, 2013, 10:06:29 AM
Finally settled up my outstanding bill with my body shop peeps.  :sweatdrop:

Have been hoping for my damn retro check to be issued by now, but alas, no luck.  :wall:

Luckily, I got some O.T. on this check today, therefore, whenever retro does come, just that much more $$$ towards the upgraded turbos.

Speaking of that upgrade..... torn at this point as it appears we will soon have a total of three different turbo upgrade options.

1.) Tial through LMS
2. Turbotech through 4DR
3.) ATP

Initial sounds of it, the ATP product offering will be the most extensive/thorough/complete.

Decisions, decisions, decisions..... :hmmm:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 16, 2013, 10:08:49 AM
Luckily I'll be able to offer 2 of the 3 turbo upgrades to everyone once they're available. :)
One from ATP and the other from Turbos Direct :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 16, 2013, 11:32:40 AM
Shazzam

Hot Rod shop called; almost done with brake calipers (should get car tonight)--also they said the damage was minimal and they can fix my front end for way less than the other place--he said they were more than likely trying to get it so I would claim insurance.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: crash712us on August 16, 2013, 01:25:14 PM
Finally got a chance to remove the ecoboost badge and install some new bling.
Very nice! I will be all over this.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on August 16, 2013, 03:38:47 PM
Cool deal, Storm!  Do they have any ideas about your windshield issue?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 16, 2013, 03:44:05 PM
OK; some updates--got the car back.

Front bumper damage; wasn't bad--the grills just needed to be snapped back in. The lower chin just below lower air grill (that weird section that looks like it "snaps" into the bumper cover) needs to be repainted; no biggie. They are going to do it next week or week after, waiting on something to come in.

Caliper paint is awesome; love it but car needs wash so pics soon. I went gloss black and it contrasts against the gunmetal matte awesomely! Brakes aren't as touchy as before--going to have guys bleed them again.

Hood is not damaged; after careful review of photos I've taken since buying the car (yeah mval, I'm vain, kiss my hiney!) I discovered my hood was jacked up from the start--going to talk to Ford about it.

Windshield--Ford asked Service Manager to look at it physically and report back. I showed up during rain storm and he came and got in car--looked at it and goes "holy s***, it's fogging from the outside?!". Ford is replacing windshield now, YAY!

T-handle didn't work; well--sorta--the screw holes aren't low enough. I wasn't able to get into park and I was able to shift from N to R without pushing button. I'll get it fixed next week.


So, overall I expected like $1500 out of my pocket this week and was going to cry. I ended up $670 out the door, definitely happy man.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 16, 2013, 03:54:16 PM
Not a bad report.  Hope they get that shifter straight.  It looked good.
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Post by: geswek on August 16, 2013, 04:03:26 PM
Yeah it was FREAKING HOT.

Worse case; if they can't get it--I'll just buy shifter assembly from the 2012 SHO and replace mine. It's only $160 bucks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 17, 2013, 06:12:23 AM
6AM, headed off to install my fuel pumps! Hopefully without all the old fuel system under the hood we can do a boost leak test on the dyno as well real fast.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on August 17, 2013, 06:50:13 AM
Good luck with finding the leak...I'm stuck at the scuba center today... the rest of our staff is in Maine dredging for gold... I drew the short straw to stay home and man our store.

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Post by: geswek on August 17, 2013, 10:45:59 AM
Good luck with finding the leak...I'm stuck at the scuba center today... the rest of our staff is in Maine dredging for gold... I drew the short straw to stay home and man our store.

LETS GO SCUBA DIVING DANGIT!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 17, 2013, 10:54:30 AM
OK, so I do like working on my car in good weather...and when I have my tools (all that is left back at my house in Texas).

So, I decided to try and fix the t-handle myself; went and got a drill and a tap/die set. It was going exceptionally well until I screwed up the last hole and couldn't fix it. I somehow offset it so the lock out wouldn't work quite right. Of course I dropped one of the set screws for the handle--had to try and find that damn thing. Of course I "tried" to fix the hole and ended up breaking the drill bit off. I tried to get it out and it fell inside the tube the little plastic lock out plunger goes in. I couldn't get it to disengage lockout to switch gears. I ended up pulling the entire center console apart and the shifter assembly out just to fix all the crap. When I went to put it back I learned each screw for each corner is temperamental. I couldn't get them to freaking seat--so I needed a longer extension and adapter for my drill. I drove to Harbor Freight (20 minutes) with my shifter assembly just sitting in the center console. I ended up putting everything back together in the parking lot at Harbor Freight.

Lesson; if you REALLY want the T Handle from the 2010-2012 Taurus; just spend the $160 dollars and buy the entire shifting assembly. You have to be "SPOT" on with the holes otherwise you will have helluva time with the lockout like I did. I'm just going to order whole assembly and switch them out; they are exactly the same--just one has holes in different side.

(http://www.stormwalker.me/trash/doh1.jpg)

(http://www.stormwalker.me/trash/doh2.jpg)

(http://www.stormwalker.me/trash/doh3.jpg)

(http://www.stormwalker.me/trash/doh4.jpg)
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Post by: shoman04 on August 18, 2013, 12:59:55 AM
STARTED MY METH INSTALL!!!!!!! :biggrin: Thanks to bpd ,steve,and Ecobrick bob.

The START, thanks bpd, You on the laptop from start to end.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_18_08_13_12_22_27.jpeg)

Working at my brother-in-law shop,COOL.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_18_08_13_12_27_11.jpeg)

Pump in.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_18_08_13_12_28_28.jpeg)

Work on METH/WASHER tank conversion.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_18_08_13_12_32_10.jpeg)

remote fill tank plum/install.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_18_08_13_12_33_36.jpeg) (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_18_08_13_12_34_46.jpeg)

Remote tank and Meth tank completed and end of the day.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_18_08_13_12_36_02.jpeg)
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Post by: SHOdded on August 18, 2013, 04:14:22 AM
HOTLANTA just got HOTTER!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 18, 2013, 07:56:32 AM
Spent 14 hours on the car yesterday but everything is in and working. Need to do some tweaking to the tune and fuel pressure settings today.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on August 18, 2013, 08:35:56 AM
No ... more ... leaks  :bangin:
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Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 18, 2013, 08:48:35 AM
No ... more ... leaks  :bangin:
I figured out what was causing my boost leak, the old fuel cell that was in the car was "sitting" on the back turbo to IC pipe, when the engine rotated it caused the pipe to shift and loosen one of the silicone connectors. I am seeing 20PSI again, just need to get fuel dialed in, too too much fuel with new dual fuel pumps. :)
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Post by: bpd1151 on August 18, 2013, 09:16:58 AM
STARTED MY METH INSTALL!!!!!!! :biggrin:

Thanks to bpd, Steve, and Ecobrick bob.

The START, thanks bpd, You on the laptop from start to end.

([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_18_08_13_12_22_27.jpeg[/url])



How did it all go for you there shoman04?

Hopefully my "How-To" got you both through it w/o too many issues.

:popcorn:

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on August 18, 2013, 03:38:33 PM
I changed my oil, 6qts 5/30 Red Line with a PureOne Purolator (store didn't carry 500s and I figured PureOne is same same anyways lol)

I also moved my rear 5/16" spacer to the front and put new 7/16" spacers on the rear, while rotating the tires.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 18, 2013, 09:02:48 PM
Two days of hard work have paid off, car is fully running on E85! Looking good!
No more fuel cell under the hood, only have to fill the car up with E85, no more mixing 91/E85.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on August 19, 2013, 02:37:50 AM
Bring it on like Monday Night Football!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mval on August 19, 2013, 06:09:08 AM
went to first open car show with my ford club buddies. Luckily mustang, camaros & corvettes had their own classes. my SHO was in the 2005 to present non-moded. No super cars showed up, caddy V's, dodge srt8's, or 392's. car i liked best in my class was a 2006 GTO, but guy didn't clean her up good & didn't do anything for presentation, so didn't place. Luckily beat out the rest & took home the blue ribbon. main reason is ford has done such a poor job of getting the word out on our cars, most judges first time to see one live.
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Post by: DJE624 on August 19, 2013, 07:35:41 AM
Way to go Mike!
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Post by: Needmoreboost on August 19, 2013, 08:20:46 AM
SHO is at Ford dealership to get 1.) recall on fuel pump/module 2.) Fresh blood and filter 3.) Cross tire rotation.

Completed 4 more logs yesterday as Torrie has mentioned my car has been difficult to tune for various reasons.  LOL.  Making great progress though.  LOL
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Post by: SHOdded on August 19, 2013, 09:01:42 AM
... took home the blue ribbon ...

Congrats, Mike!
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Post by: geswek on August 19, 2013, 01:52:45 PM
OH snap; it's painted calipers and dirty wheels!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-D5gzc3GstFU/UhKFJ9-bCWI/AAAAAAAAIRw/qgdzvWTpG58/s720/am.taurussho.mod.calipers.001.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BCyarvPWbQY/UhKFKcjeg-I/AAAAAAAAIR0/rJjoXdlQEbI/s1152/am.taurussho.mod.calipers.002.jpg)

I'm too lazy to clean the wheels; too much damn rain going on over here.

I dig the paint; nice over that rusty silver color.
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Post by: SHOdded on August 19, 2013, 03:06:07 PM
The calipers look purposeful and stealthy in position!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on August 19, 2013, 06:15:21 PM
I do like the fact that you can hardly see the caliper since it's painted black...looks very subtle and clean.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Rob1334 on August 19, 2013, 06:56:27 PM
Got into a LOT of grasshoppers last night going to the World of Outlaw dirt races.. 96 degrees today and after work my truck smelled like fish guts, it was nasty. No rain for a while in the forecast so did a quick detail job.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/20/zyqu4u4u.jpg)
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Post by: crashnburn on August 20, 2013, 05:21:39 AM
Today I changed out my wiper blades with a set of Motorcraft OEM style replacement wipers. I also decided to fill my car up and put the gasoline inside the tank this time. Does anyone have any suggestions for any other good wiper blades to use on the SHO?

 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on August 20, 2013, 07:30:36 AM
Today I changed out my wiper blades with a set of Motorcraft OEM style replacement wipers. I also decided to fill my car up and put the gasoline inside the tank this time. Does anyone have any suggestions for any other good wiper blades to use on the SHO?

I've tried a bunch of different blades on our vehicles and have come to the conclusion that the Motorcraft work the best...I've tried everything including the top line Rain-X and Bosch, but nothing works as good as the Motorcraft...so that's what I'm using from now on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Kolk1 on August 20, 2013, 07:54:36 AM
Wipers easily piss me off if they dont work correctly, so I swap them out a lot. I remember that next time. Give them a shot.
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Post by: mjhpadi on August 20, 2013, 09:48:10 AM
Wipers easily piss me off if they dont work correctly, so I swap them out a lot. I remember that next time. Give them a shot.
Me too, but I don't use them a lot because I try not to take the SHO out in bad weather, but I do keep the windshield in Rain-X but no wipers I've tried work as good as the Motorcraft, only downside is that they are not inexpensive.
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Post by: Kolk1 on August 20, 2013, 11:20:45 AM
Kinda sucks when your black SHO is your bad weather car. One main attraction was the awd we kinda have. lol

Toy = 300whp Turbo ZX14 lol For those not fluent in turbo bikes, the Air filter is sticking out of the bottom fairing and connected directly to the turbo behind the front wheel. lol

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/Kolk1/null-33.jpg)
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Post by: jomc111 on August 20, 2013, 11:36:28 AM
Omg  :bow:  i miss my bike
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Post by: Shonuff1140 on August 20, 2013, 07:21:16 PM
Today I changed out my wiper blades with a set of Motorcraft OEM style replacement wipers. I also decided to fill my car up and put the gasoline inside the tank this time. Does anyone have any suggestions for any other good wiper blades to use on the SHO?

I've tried a bunch of different blades on our vehicles and have come to the conclusion that the Motorcraft work the best...I've tried everything including the top line Rain-X and Bosch, but nothing works as good as the Motorcraft...so that's what I'm using from now on.

Went through all of the top brands for our ride as well. Ford factory wipers actually work best, and I am a sucker for the latest greatest  new gimmicky wipers.
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Post by: SoCalSHO on August 20, 2013, 09:51:33 PM
Finally got the 2013 Fusion headrests and covers in. The covers were a pain to put on, but the cover color is almost a 100 % match. Now I have fully adjustable headrests. Only thing I need is a little heat to be able to stretch them out.
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Post by: DJE624 on August 20, 2013, 10:09:06 PM
Let's see 'em Robert!
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Post by: SoCalSHO on August 20, 2013, 10:13:45 PM
Tomorrow Dave, sorry. Too busy earlier. Too late for me now. Charging new GoPro stuff then I have to sync it to iPad and droid.
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Post by: crashnburn on August 20, 2013, 11:01:40 PM
Today I changed out my wiper blades with a set of Motorcraft OEM style replacement wipers. I also decided to fill my car up and put the gasoline inside the tank this time. Does anyone have any suggestions for any other good wiper blades to use on the SHO?

I've tried a bunch of different blades on our vehicles and have come to the conclusion that the Motorcraft work the best...I've tried everything including the top line Rain-X and Bosch, but nothing works as good as the Motorcraft...so that's what I'm using from now on.

Went through all of the top brands for our ride as well. Ford factory wipers actually work best, and I am a sucker for the latest greatest  new gimmicky wipers.
Yeah and the Motorcraft blades have the makeshift air spoiler so they will wipe better at 80. Lol. These are 17 each from the local dealer. I guess I could save a couple bucks by getting them online, but it's not worth the hassle. In Alabama you need good wipers on your daily driver as it rains every singe day this time of the year  :bangin:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on August 24, 2013, 01:45:15 PM
Drove it a around in the hot and humid 90 degree weather.  This new tune is fast in the heat.   :blowup:  Cannot wait until a 50 degree day....look out.  LOL
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 24, 2013, 01:59:28 PM
I sprayed my Flex to get rid of Fleas. 
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Post by: Scott13SHO on August 24, 2013, 02:51:33 PM
I rotated my tires, what a pain in the ass to since you need to swap the rears with opposite side fronts. I also got my MGP caliper covers on and washed her today.


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Post by: DJE624 on August 24, 2013, 03:14:24 PM
Sounds good Scott!  Any pics of the caliper covers?
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Post by: Scott13SHO on August 24, 2013, 04:28:32 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/25/ryheta5u.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/25/abazyhep.jpg)

Only thing I don't care for is the red doesn't match the car, but otherwise I like them.


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Post by: DJE624 on August 24, 2013, 04:56:56 PM
They look pretty close.  I hear you will have much less brake dust to deal with now too! 
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Post by: Shonuff1140 on August 24, 2013, 05:51:16 PM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/25/ryheta5u.jpg[/url])([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/25/abazyhep.jpg[/url])

Only thing I don't care for is the red doesn't match the car, but otherwise I like them.


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I haven't put mine on yet, but my rear ones for my 2011 look significantly larger than yours (not the same size as fronts). I hope they sent me the right size.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 24, 2013, 06:08:24 PM
I have the same caliper covers on my Flex.  They don't help much with my stop tech pads.
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Post by: SD13SHO on August 24, 2013, 06:43:01 PM
Came back from an 800 mile round trip, rotated the tires, waxed the inside and outside of the wheels. Washed her, and waxed her.  Cruising at 75...24.7 mpg with the a/c and a head wind. 
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Post by: SHOdded on August 24, 2013, 09:25:14 PM
Good mileage!  Got any pics from your trip or from the wash&wax to share?
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Post by: crashnburn on August 24, 2013, 10:28:35 PM
Scott13SHO,

Do the covers for the 2013 require wheel spacers? I want some caliper covers, but I hate the thought of my wheels not being mounted directly to my car.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Boggus on August 24, 2013, 11:45:35 PM
Had new Goodyears F1 installed on all 4 corners.  Stockers died at 15k miles, passenger rear tire had the least amount of tread, never rotated.

Black center caps and black lugs.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 25, 2013, 04:24:50 AM
I'm spraying now!
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_25_08_13_3_42_06.jpeg)

Slow remote washer fill fix. There is no vent for the air presser for the bottom tank but if you just make a vent hole , the remote will just keep fill the bottom tack right out vent hole. So you have to run you vent line into the top remote, air vent until the tank is full work good.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_25_08_13_3_46_12.jpeg)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_25_08_13_3_49_24.jpeg)
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Post by: mval on August 25, 2013, 05:29:11 PM
chad:
The advantage of the flower petal wheels is the covers really stand out. Looks rear nice. With the '10 wheels not near as much. As for as dust, odd thing on mine w/ EBC red's is front has much less dust then before but the rear has more. Maybe someone a lot more technical can explain that. As far as spacers had to put them on my '10 but my guy said no big deal he has them on his dragster. No issue i've seen or felt with the spacers.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Scott13SHO on August 25, 2013, 05:39:26 PM
Scott13SHO,

Do the covers for the 2013 require wheel spacers? I want some caliper covers, but I hate the thought of my wheels not being mounted directly to my car.

Yes I still needed them up front...they are tecnically still attached to your car directly...they just have solid spacer inbetween them ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 25, 2013, 06:26:09 PM
Can't take credit for this.  My buddy did this to my SHO today!  I love it!
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/djeengine-Copy_zps201eb171.jpg)
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Post by: SHOdded on August 25, 2013, 06:35:43 PM
Nice!  Hopefully it's a large enough file that you can make a goodsized poster out of it.
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Post by: shoman04 on August 25, 2013, 06:52:30 PM
Can't take credit for this.  My buddy did this to my SHO today!  I love it!
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/djeengine-Copy_zps201eb171.jpg[/url])
That's cool man.
Now that it's football time I SAW THIS AND HAD TO ADD TO MY CAR!!! GO FALCONS!!!!!!

(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_25_08_13_6_46_07.jpeg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 25, 2013, 07:14:00 PM
Finished installing my METH KIT wire now ready for the dyno tune at LMS in 2 weeks!!!!!!!! :biggrin:

Ran wire behind the strut tower(use mechanical finger)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_25_08_13_6_26_53.jpeg)

Down to wheel well.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_25_08_13_6_11_30.jpeg)

Up to the inside fuse box.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_25_08_13_6_14_56.jpeg)

Over to the A-pillar where my instruments will be.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_25_08_13_6_19_08.jpeg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 27, 2013, 02:42:07 PM
We should have a "What didn't you do to your Ecoboost vehicle today?" thread.

I decided no down pipes; I instead took liberty of hitting up the labor day sales and upgraded to a 60" LED HDTV 1080P Smart TV and Samsung Blu-ray Player.

The pipes would have been cool, but year, I like being able to watch movies on a big screen. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 27, 2013, 03:16:10 PM
We should have a "What didn't you do to your Ecoboost vehicle today?" thread.

I decided no down pipes; I instead took liberty of hitting up the labor day sales and upgraded to a 60" LED HDTV 1080P Smart TV and Samsung Blu-ray Player.

The pipes would have been cool, but year, I like being able to watch movies on a big screen. :)
You didn't get the 80"? Weak sauce!

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 27, 2013, 06:46:14 PM
You coulda got a weatherproof one and installed it outside!!!! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 27, 2013, 06:50:05 PM
I had a mental breakdown today... and installed Torrie's basic "badass tune" in my Flex... after 16 mo of being a vnirgin....

In testing today at 94 deg F.... the log I sent Torrie, showed my tip voltage showing almost 15 PSI of boost.  This is his canned tune... no tweaking that I know of... have had it in my tuner for a year before install.  Based on log, I launched at 2,100 RPM on rough concrete.. No bog or blowout. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on August 27, 2013, 06:56:42 PM
We should have a "What didn't you do to your Ecoboost vehicle today?" thread.

I decided no down pipes; I instead took liberty of hitting up the labor day sales and upgraded to a 60" LED HDTV 1080P Smart TV and Samsung Blu-ray Player.

The pipes would have been cool, but year, I like being able to watch movies on a big screen. :)
You didn't get the 80"? Weak sauce!

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My apartment is too small for 80 LOL.

Sent from a mobile, I think.


No such thing as too small for a big TV, wife said that when I got our 70" (before the 80" came out) she loves that TV, we can watch from the kitchen into the living room and it's clear as heck even with our over 40 eyes! :) I'm looking at the 90" once all the kiddies move out! :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 27, 2013, 06:58:53 PM
Or... you can move next to a drive in theater!!!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on August 28, 2013, 04:29:42 PM
Gee, and my wife thinks I'm crazy for wanting to move up from a 42" to a 50"!

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: StrawHatShinobi on August 28, 2013, 09:08:53 PM
My wife still wont let me upgrade and I've had the same damn 42" plasma for 6 years!

On topic I looked at my truck sitting all lonely in the garage and put some miles on the wife's Escape.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on August 29, 2013, 12:53:18 AM
19" tube TV FTW over here!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BigPelo on August 29, 2013, 07:39:44 AM
Changes oil for full synthetic 5w30. Going to drag race the SHO for the first time tomorrow. Exciting time!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: PopolZ on August 29, 2013, 12:30:12 PM
Drove the POS to the dealership, threw them the keys and told them to keep it!



I have a 60" plasma which is a good upgrade from my old 40" LCD which was a big downgrade from my projector with a 106" screen.
Love the refresh rate of the plasma over the LCD but the damn image retention is a PITA! I often binge watch tv series and I often end up with a station logo burned in for a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on August 29, 2013, 02:38:50 PM
Drove the POS to the dealership, threw them the keys and told them to keep it!

Wait, what?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mjhpadi on August 29, 2013, 08:26:02 PM
Drove the POS to the dealership, threw them the keys and told them to keep it!

Wait, what?
Agree, you can't just make a statement like that without further explanation? ???
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on August 29, 2013, 08:39:51 PM
Drove the POS to the dealership, threw them the keys and told them to keep it!

Wait, what?
Agree, you can't just make a statement like that without further explanation? ???

Yeah.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: PopolZ on August 30, 2013, 01:55:52 PM
 ;D

I had the TSB done for the transmission randomly going in neutral... they didn't know if they'd be able to get it out of the door before they closed today. Told them to keep it for the weekend if they had to.

Anyways they came through and I have my car back.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 31, 2013, 01:16:59 PM
Having Fun in Hot ATLANTA. MIB in the DragonCon Parade.

My Co-Work and 2 of my Grand-Daughters and the WIFE!
 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_31_08_13_12_59_23.jpeg)

The other guys/gals
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_31_08_13_1_04_26.jpeg)

The other guys and me! :biggrin:
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_31_08_13_1_05_42.jpeg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on August 31, 2013, 01:22:29 PM
Awesome, shoman!  I am sure your team was quite a hit :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on August 31, 2013, 02:20:09 PM
Awesome, shoman!  I am sure your team was quite a hit :)
Big hit the kids love jajabinks but adults were saying kill him.LOL but lot of FUN!!!!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on August 31, 2013, 02:51:03 PM
JJB was quite tolerable, even funny, in the TV series version of the clone wars, I thought.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on September 01, 2013, 09:08:06 AM
I decided to yank the goodies and do the BOV modification from 4DR; it's cool--

2013 Ford Taurus SHO - BOV Modification (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j35eZag1DcU#)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on September 01, 2013, 09:36:03 AM
"I decided to yank the goodies....."

Oh dear God :doh:

Please Storm, for the sake of the membership collectively, please do not inform us when your "yanking the goodies".

Tsk tsk tsk.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on September 01, 2013, 09:53:10 AM
Oh dear God :doh:

Please Storm, for the sake of the membership collectively, please do not inform us when your "yanking the goodies".

Tsk tsk tsk.

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It is you who takes things perverted; by goodies I meant the airaid intake--had to remove intake system to get to the back BOV thing.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Darkside on September 01, 2013, 11:53:08 AM
I must have missed it but what is this BOV modification and how to?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on September 01, 2013, 12:00:18 PM
I must have missed it but what is this BOV modification and how to?


http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=343.0 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=343.0)

I had to pull my intake and the turbo pipe in back in order to get to them.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: risskybusiness on September 01, 2013, 04:53:21 PM
I plasti-dipped some chrome and fixed the badges to my liking  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/07werVQ.jpg)

With the updated badge

(http://i.imgur.com/OUCRdza.jpg)


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Post by: DJE624 on September 01, 2013, 04:56:16 PM
Nice job Risky!
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Post by: Scott13SHO on September 01, 2013, 05:10:36 PM
Badges look good, how you do it?


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: risskybusiness on September 01, 2013, 05:21:30 PM
I took the whole badge off, cut the SHO parts off, then cleaned up the detached sides. I used goo gone to clean up the area where the original badge was. I then placed a strip of the 3m foam double stick tape (very similar to stock stuff that holds the badges on) onto the back of each letter. I then took an exacto knife and cut the overhang off. I placed the badge (minus the ecoboost part) back in it's original location.  All-in-all it took about 20 minutes to do.

Badges look good, how you do it?

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: pejohnson on September 01, 2013, 05:51:14 PM
Did the LED upgrade on the vanity mirror lights, puddle lights, map lights in front only, license plate and trunk lights.  Still need to do the rear map lights and back up lights.  Just be cautious on the puddle lights, one of the tabs broke off as I removed it.  I was very cautious during the removal and the tab snapped right off.  I tacked back in with a small dab of superglue until I figure out what I should do.  May just leave it that way, not sure yet.  Anyways thanks to all that have provided 'How To Right Ups'.  It gave the confidence to do this mod.  It was my first mod and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: PopolZ on September 01, 2013, 06:48:10 PM
Yesterday I did a quick but nice wash job... tonight I drove through multiple bug squadrons... and one of them i was at 100+mph.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mval on September 03, 2013, 06:58:32 AM
Found kind of by accident a result i'm thrilled with for road rash, those little chips usually on front bumper that are hard to see unless you get close. dr color chip comes very close to our 3 coat white but not perfect. well dotted a few. got into sunlight to see how bad they showed & said uh oh!!. their solution works ok if you know exactly where chip is, otherwise it just take it all off. well waited a couple minutes and & tried using just wax, then scratch remover, nothing & then said oh well & cleaned them off with bug, tar cleaner. maybe if worked because of my car being white, i don't know but now none of the rash shows & you can't even tell where i did it all, all i  know is i'm thrilled with result
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on September 03, 2013, 08:09:32 PM
JJB was quite tolerable, even funny, in the TV series version of the clone wars, I thought.
Awesome, shoman!  I am sure your team was quite a hit :)
This is a copy of a copy but go to youtube look-up mib dragonCon 2013 parade we will be the 1st car in the parade.
 
video 2013 09 03 D-CON 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9uRYyC050E#)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on September 03, 2013, 08:15:08 PM
Looks like Barbie had you by a couple lengths.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: crash712us on September 08, 2013, 04:57:27 PM
LMS down pipes installed, PTU oil changed and tires rotated.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on September 08, 2013, 05:03:53 PM
How was that PTU fluid Chris?

Nasty, smelly stuff huh?

I still can't believe that FMC doesn't recommend some type of routine maintenance schedule for that..... just beyond me.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Scott13SHO on September 08, 2013, 05:05:36 PM
I started my winter prep since the weather has been so nice...I did a wax strip and started my claybar/paint correction on the car. I got the Front end, most of the roof and rear bumper done. Going to do the rest during the week in the evenings since I have to do my Fiancee's Escape also at the same time. I have a coat of sealent on those areas and I'll come back with wax as I go.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: crash712us on September 08, 2013, 05:15:04 PM
How was that PTU fluid Chris?

Nasty, smelly stuff huh?

I still can't believe that FMC doesn't recommend some type of routine maintenance schedule for that..... just beyond me.

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Not to bad, considering the dealer replaced PTU about 5k ago. If you remember, was black but not to smelly. But the previous PTU oil change with 25k on it stunk my garage up for like 2 weeks. Wanted to get the crap oil out of there and put in royal purple.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: risskybusiness on September 09, 2013, 04:59:15 PM
Got my intake from bpd1151 today, I just installed it and wow! I can hear the motor! It didn't help that I most likely still had the original air filter in, that thing was filthy! I also installed the 2013 fender badges and they look great too!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JMR76 on September 09, 2013, 07:16:11 PM
Finally put 170 degree thermostat in.  Can see the the difference on the "unreliable" stock temp gauge.  At least I know it's working.  I can't decide on OBD II readers yet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on September 09, 2013, 08:37:57 PM
Got my intake from bpd1151 today, I just installed it and wow! I can hear the motor!

Glad to hear! Thanks for the record for a super smooth transaction.

Nice to see it went to a fellow member from here.

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Post by: n8rfastback on September 10, 2013, 11:28:46 AM
Did an oil change, rotated tires, inspected brakes, and swapped out ATF this morning. 
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Post by: geswek on September 10, 2013, 12:32:37 PM
I'm going to see a judge tomorrow--requesting an arrest warrant.

Today I was riding beside a state police car with blacked out windows; I attempted to make him pull over but he refused. Apparently he doesn't take citizen stops seriously, and he illegally tinted his windows!

Yes, he will be getting a ticket--I will personally make sure of it.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I'm waiting on my PennDot waiver to come back; be glad when I get that so the next time someone stops me I will be like "BAH MOFO; enjoy--PEACE out turkey, gobble gobble gobble."
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Scott13SHO on September 15, 2013, 11:51:46 AM
I got my SHO detailed for the fall/winter yesterday and I swapped out my pillar covers with geswerk and got a nice custom made gauge pod for the drivers side pillar today. I need to pick out some gauges and figure out how to get them hooked up.


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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on September 15, 2013, 12:05:09 PM
I just ordered a PiPo 9" Android Tablet (quad core with bluetooth, Wifi, Gps, 3G & more) for logging Torque Pro. Now I just have to figure out how I am going to mount it in front of my Nav screen.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on September 15, 2013, 12:14:35 PM
Here is the mount I used.  I like it.  It is good quality and sturdy.  The guy I bought from is out right now but you may be able to find somewhere.

http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=981.0 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=981.0)

EDIT- Not the first one, the one further down with the extention.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mval on September 15, 2013, 06:35:06 PM
never liked the small SHO symbol on the area above the glove compartment. It just didn't stand out so moved it to the console area on the 2 cupholders lid. Now it stands out & doesn't interfer with opening the cupholders. As you look into the car you now see it.
mikev
PS: it really is centered left to right, pic angle makes it not look so but decided didn't like it centered top to bottom
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on September 16, 2013, 02:12:48 PM
After that long, excruciating wait for my special IL plates, :bangin: I replaced them with WI plates today.  WI has 12SHO available...................  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Maybe after I get settled. ;D  Maybe sooner. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Post by: SHOdded on September 16, 2013, 02:42:12 PM
Pics or ban, Dave!
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Post by: DJE624 on September 16, 2013, 03:18:23 PM
Man you are brutal!  Hopefully one will be enough. 

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/001_zps34fbd915.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on September 16, 2013, 04:09:58 PM
It's a good start ...  They made you wait 4 ev ah!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SoCalSHO on September 22, 2013, 03:37:27 PM
Since I have been very unhappy with my 1/8 mile times of 8.5xx when running the 4+ tune with the Mycal, I switched back to my stage 4 tune on my SCT. We will see if that can give me some better times.
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Post by: BlueSHO on September 22, 2013, 06:48:26 PM
Well changed the thermostat to a 170 and changed the oil..Not a hard job just a little messy..
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Post by: EcoPowerParts on September 22, 2013, 10:15:52 PM
12 hours of reinstalling turbos and cleaning up some previous wiring. First ride in the car 10psi max but man it pulled hard at 10psi. Found the boost leak and immediately hit 27psi but the ECU was not happy at all. We're going to be tuning it for the next 2-few days to get everything dialed in but the car will do 17psi without flinching at all. It is quite a bit faster than it was before. Looking forward to seeing what it does completely dialed in and pulling hard.
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Post by: SHOdded on September 23, 2013, 01:29:20 AM
One evil Flex, coming right up! >:D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: TSS on September 23, 2013, 07:50:35 AM
Saturday I spent 4 hours degreasing all the black plastic (lower front/rear valence, portions of rear view mirrors, lower side sills BELOW the thin chrome strip on the lower doors).   Then I masked off all the areas and applied the product with a foam brush.  It is supposed to last a year or more. The product is called Refinish Restorer and cost about 46 bucks for a small can.  I only used about 1/4 of the can.  I probably could have done the full job in 2 hours if I were not so anal retentive.  I washed the car Sunday and the black still looks blacker, deep, even, and shiny.  Before it was dark grey/matt black.   I totally forgot to take "before photos", so I guess there is really no point of reference  - sorry.  Time will tell if it was worth it, but at this point it seems like a winner!    I just got tired of applying Trim Shine after every wash.  The Avalance guys swear by this product for their sun faded  cargo areas and body side cladding. They claim to only have to apply it every 1 or 2 years (so in theory the one can I bought should last me me 4-8 years depending of whther I apply it every year or every other year).   Sorry for the crappy photo - I snapped it quick this morningwhen I got to my office.
 MKSowURL=http://s285.photobucket.com/user/mclspllc/media/mksblack_zps72acc129.jpg.html](http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll62/mclspllc/mksblack_zps72acc129.jpg)[/URL]

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Post by: DJE624 on September 23, 2013, 08:39:35 AM
Saturday I spent 4 hours degreasing all the black plastic (lower front/rear valence, portions of rear view mirrors, lower side sills BELOW the thin chrome strip on the lower doors).   Then I masked off all the areas and applied the product with a foam brush.  It is supposed to last a year or more. The product is called Refinish Restorer and cost about 46 bucks for a small can.  I only used about 1/4 of the can.  I probably could have done the full job in 2 hours if I were not so anal retentive.  I washed the car Sunday and the black still looks blacker, deep, even, and shiny.  Before it was dark grey/matt black.   I totally forgot to take "before photos", so I guess there is really no point of reference  - sorry.  Time will tell if it was worth it, but at this point it seems like a winner!    I just got tired of applying Trim Shine after every wash.  The Avalance guys swear by this product for their sun faded  cargo areas and body side cladding. They claim to only have to apply it every 1 or 2 years (so in theory the one can I bought should last me me 4-8 years depending of whther I apply it every year or every other year).   Sorry for the crappy photo - I snapped it quick this morningwhen I got to my office.
 MKSowURL=http://s285.photobucket.com/user/mclspllc/media/mksblack_zps72acc129.jpg.html]([url]http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll62/mclspllc/mksblack_zps72acc129.jpg[/url])[/URL]




Beautiful!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mhenne4 on September 23, 2013, 09:36:44 AM
Fixed my blend door actuator, thanks to TSS' write up on the other site. No more clicking noise!
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Post by: SHOdded on September 23, 2013, 10:09:06 AM
I think we deserve a hi rez pic (or a photoshoot) of your gleaming MKS :)
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Post by: PopolZ on September 24, 2013, 04:30:36 AM
I've stained the driver`s side mirror with bird blood. Saw it at the last minute thanks to a low but very bright sun... poor creature flew away but it wasn't fast enough.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on September 24, 2013, 06:38:37 AM
Blood bath ... ugh!!!  Machine meats nature. 

On the bright side, at least you have a steamer now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on October 02, 2013, 10:15:32 AM
Right now, taking a break from waxing.  Got the top surfaces done.  Got my new registration for my 12 SHO plates.  Hope I get them by Saturday.  Should be going to Great Lakes Sunday.  Weather forecast is a high of 54!  Hopefully I'll be getting my 12 slip!  I think I have my launch down.  My daughter is supposed to be coming along to video for me. 
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 02, 2013, 01:44:58 PM
Yesterday.... But I thought I would share

Drove north to pick up some hr springs

Drove south to pick up air raid
Drove east to install air raid
Drove back home to scotch guard seats, clean and condition leather, and aerospace 303 the hell out of anything plastic. Was a busy Tuesday.

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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 02, 2013, 06:43:15 PM
Yesterday.... But I thought I would share

Drove north to pick up some hr springs

Drove south to pick up air raid
Drove east to install air raid
Drove back home to scotch guard seats, clean and condition leather, and aerospace 303 the hell out of anything plastic. Was a busy Tuesday.

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How much do you charge????
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 02, 2013, 06:45:32 PM
This is an early post... On Oct 3, I am going to Phoenix and Show Low to visit friends and hopefully check out 4Dr's Flex... He better watch out... I am a quick study on sabotage....!!!

Really need to get away for a week.. Between 3 friends dying, putting Father in Law in N.H. and the dog having fleas... IT HAS BEEN A TERRIBLE SUMMER!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on October 03, 2013, 12:52:00 AM
Hope the remainder of the year is smooth sailing for you and yours, EBB.  That's rough!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on October 03, 2013, 04:45:16 AM
^^ agreed...

I installed my downpipes Sunday, took me and a buddy about 2-2.5 hours. Car feels more responsive at part throttle load and is marginally louder(off road pipes) but still very quiet. A tiny bit of turbo whistle makes its way out the tips but all in all it sounds the same... good thing for quiet cruising.
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 03, 2013, 05:31:31 AM

How much do you charge????

Haha. I don't even like cleaning my own cars, only do it because I hate dirt more.


Today I emailed torrie, might be getting a tuner sooner rather than later ;-)

2011 ISM SHO; Airaid Intake


Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 03, 2013, 11:25:33 AM
Yup... Definitely sooner. Just ordered!

2011 ISM SHO; Airaid Intake


Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on October 03, 2013, 12:13:54 PM
I haven't washed my car in like 3 weeks -- I'm too lazy at the moment.

Yesterday I let 7 different guys at a car meet drive it; was quite funny.

I think for about 30 minutes I forgot the car was gone as I was walking around the meet looking at s***.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 03, 2013, 08:31:03 PM
I haven't washed my car in like 3 weeks -- I'm too lazy at the moment.

Yesterday I let 7 different guys at a car meet drive it; was quite funny.

I think for about 30 minutes I forgot the car was gone as I was walking around the meet looking at s***.

I have washed both my cars each once this summer.  They sit outside in Clear Lake so it' ain't worth it unless I need to impress myself!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 03, 2013, 08:34:02 PM
We are in Show Low, AZ  I carried our big suitcase up stairs and was wheezing for 10 min... Then I realized I was at 7,000 ft!

Uneventful flight except the 2 little kids in front of us puked all the way down till we landed...

Rode in a Raptor from Phoenix to here.  Must have been waiting for us as we saw at least 15 cops in the 180 mi. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Scott13SHO on October 05, 2013, 10:07:07 AM
Well I did my first oil change...the engine cover was a slight PIA to deal with under the car. Got it off and access to the filter and drain was easy enough.

The only problem is that everything went to crap soon afterwards...anyways I wasn't paying attention/forgot about the kayak I have hanging for my ceiling in the garage and the hood (when it was open) scrapped the bottom of it putting a couple small scratches in the hood near one of the ridges. I see its not that bad and figure I could buff them out.

I break out my cordless drill with the pad and make a couple passes...I have it about 90-95% fixed and decide to try one more time...and I wind up burning through the f***ing clear coat! :mad: It was my fault...partly from inexperience with using the cordless drill with the pad on a ridged area where the clear coat is thinner then the rest of the car and not stopping when it was 95% fixed. I also should have started with the small orbital buffer I had instead of going straight for the more aggressive cordless drill/pad combo I used.

I'll look at getting it fixed next year after I get married and learn to deal with it till then, can't be dropping a couple hundred bucks to get it repainted, and they'll prob catch hell matching it since its the tri-coat ruby red thats a b*tch to match from what I understand :(

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Post by: 2Canches on October 05, 2013, 10:31:58 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/06/py9ymu5y.jpg) this

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/06/gadyreha.jpg) & that
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Post by: SHOdded on October 05, 2013, 10:32:43 AM
Sorry to hear about your little misadventure, Scott!  Hope you can get it patched to perfection soon.
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Post by: DJE624 on October 05, 2013, 10:44:30 AM
Sorry to hear it Scott!  That's a real bummer.
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Post by: mjhpadi on October 05, 2013, 11:07:25 AM
Sorry to hear that Scott, I was going to ask why you didn't use the orbital first, but you beat me too it....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 2Canches on October 05, 2013, 11:26:09 AM
I just took the "diaper" off
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 05yellowgt on October 05, 2013, 01:09:38 PM
I took the diaper and swirl inducers in the intake off.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 2Canches on October 05, 2013, 01:35:13 PM

I took the diaper and swirl inducers in the intake off.

I'm not convinced either did anything for noise. Should I drive more?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on October 05, 2013, 01:53:40 PM
Take it out and do a few WOTs!
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Post by: 2Canches on October 05, 2013, 02:20:33 PM
Waiting for the plastidip to dry. Orange reflectors on the mirrors
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Post by: 05yellowgt on October 05, 2013, 03:32:29 PM
Take it out and do a few WOTs!
I haven't driven it yet either.  I have a 2 hour round trip tomorrow to my up my twins from my Mom's house tomorrow so I will get plenty of seat time then.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 06, 2013, 07:52:02 PM
Dipped my taillight trim. Gotta figure out if i like it or not. Almost looks out of place without anything else black back there.

2011 ISM SHO; Airaid Intake


Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on October 06, 2013, 08:24:39 PM
Good job but yeah, it would probably look better if you did the spear too. 
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Post by: SHOdded on October 07, 2013, 03:00:48 AM
Can you PD the headlight trim to match?  That way you would be consistent front to back and still be able to retain any chrome trim as "connector" bits.  Until you go the full black PD route that is LOL.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Shonuff1140 on October 07, 2013, 05:46:49 AM
I took the diaper and swirl inducers in the intake off.

What is the diaper?

Any improvement in intake sound?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 07, 2013, 07:32:36 AM
I'm going to do the upper and lower parts of the grill on Wednesday. Eventually the rims will be dipped as well so we will see. It looks good from a distance but up close it's a bit off.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 05yellowgt on October 07, 2013, 08:14:58 AM
I took the diaper and swirl inducers in the intake off.

What is the diaper?

Any improvement in intake sound?
It is a sound deadening cover that the F150 EB's have.  Between the two items I hear a very slight increase in intake and turbo sound.  It was really not worth the effort IMO but I'm not going to bother putting either back now that they are off.  The diaper has to be removed for oil changes anyway, and the owners manual says to remove it prior to doing any off roading.
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 08, 2013, 09:45:43 AM
Thermostat came in today. Was expecting the sct as well but ups' last update states "held by origin facility". I'm too impatient for this s***... Lol

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Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 10, 2013, 07:17:38 AM
Received my new 275/50/17 28" tall drag radials, the slick in front is what I tried to run last time which are 26" tall.
Ordered some wheels this morning and they'll be here tomorrow, 17x8" 18.5lbs.
This should resolve my traction issues without being so short. :)
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Post by: geswek on October 10, 2013, 07:21:55 AM
OMG, I'm going to drive my SHO today -- it's been a week since I got behind the wheel. I'm having too much fun with my race car. LMAO
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Post by: SHOdded on October 10, 2013, 08:47:50 AM
Now onto a Triumph TR6  :o
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: elund126 on October 10, 2013, 10:00:20 AM
Dipped my taillight trim. Gotta figure out if i like it or not. Almost looks out of place without anything else black back there.

2011 ISM SHO; Airaid Intake

If your chrome was peeling, then the black PD looks way better. Try doing the "TAURUS" and "SHO" badges and see if that helps.
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 10, 2013, 10:07:27 AM
It was peeling pretty bad. I took the taurus badge off. I may do the sho part. I've got some free time on Sunday ;-)

2011 ISM SHO; Airaid Intake


Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 05yellowgt on October 10, 2013, 05:36:48 PM
I switched from Torrie's 93 MPG tune to his 93Perf tune so I can data log it and have him due his thing on it.
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Post by: Needmoreboost on October 10, 2013, 06:04:44 PM
OMG, I'm going to drive my SHO today -- it's been a week since I got behind the wheel. I'm having too much fun with my race car. LMAO

OMG that race car has got to run low 12's maybe high 11's.  Your SHO must feel so slow...  w****r.  I mean wankel.  Lol :).
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 10, 2013, 06:06:15 PM
Torrie is great with modifying tunes... but I don't want him using "his thing" on my Flex...  LOL
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on October 10, 2013, 06:13:06 PM
Torrie is great with modifying tunes... but I don't want him using "his thing" on my Flex...  LOL

Lol.  He worked over my SHO pretty good.  But no things...  Lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 10, 2013, 06:28:30 PM
Ford claimed he he flashed my Flex over 100 times...  More "flashing" to come!
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Post by: BlueSHO on October 10, 2013, 06:34:36 PM
Ford claimed he he flashed my Flex over 100 times...  More "flashing" to come!
Why was Ford looking at your Flex flashing?

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 11, 2013, 05:30:50 PM
17x8 +45 wheels with 275/50/17 MH drag radials up front and 235/60/17 rears installed
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/12/hesehe2a.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/12/be2e4e9y.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/12/4ypujy5e.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/12/e4ebaby6.jpg)

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Post by: SHOdded on October 11, 2013, 05:35:49 PM
Still looks mean, Mike!
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 11, 2013, 08:34:58 PM
How Low can you go!!!!  Good luck tomorrow!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 2Canches on October 11, 2013, 11:17:31 PM

I took the diaper and swirl inducers in the intake off.

What is the diaper?

Any improvement in intake sound?

Look @ my pics above
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 12, 2013, 06:22:31 AM
Got the fuel system working last night and quickly got the car road tuned.  The new tires made a huge difference with traction in first and the car feels awesome!  Looking good for some runs at the track. Funny thing though, after two good pulls the car uses the throttle body to stop boost, you have to turn the car off to get it to boost again. ...

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Post by: bpd1151 on October 12, 2013, 07:10:17 AM
Speaking of boost......

I received official notification from Fedex yesterday, that my new upgraded +2 Turbos have been shipped from ATP and are enroute to me!

Woo Hoo! (Where's the potty dance emo?)

I will try to arrange install for next week, as it hinges on their arrival (from Cali) versus availability on my friend's end at his shop.

I owe a lot of thanks, to a lot of people.

Primarily 4DR, and Darrell as well..... thanks gentlemen :bow:

"Sent while on the road, burn'n meth, screeching tires, winding out the gears, & push'n the twins"
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Post by: SHOdded on October 12, 2013, 09:55:39 AM
Tell your dentist to step on the gas, BPD!  Get well soon.
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Post by: bpd1151 on October 12, 2013, 10:19:14 AM
Tell your dentist to step on the gas, BPD!  Get well soon.

Thanks man..... it was pretty scary, I won't kid you.

No fault of the oral surgeon's though.... just the infection began to spread like wildfire, causing me to go into the ER for immediate treatment.

Long story short, I went to a Level 1 Trauma Center and they rushed me in. No joke, from the moment I walked in the door, they had me in a room and on an I.V. in less than 40min total.

A raging massive infection, nearing one's respiratory and cardiac areas is nothing to mess with so I've been told repeatedly by their medical staff.

But so far it's going better, and I got released form the hospital late Thursday after being doped on Steroids, High Dose Antibiotics, and Morhpine.

As of now, my surgery's been rescheduled to this coming Monday.

So hopefully i'll be able to put this latest bump in my life's road behind me, and I can get onto better things, like making my SHO go crazy fast by installing these ATP turbos.

I'm not sure if I'll tune it as aggressively as 4DR is though..... well at least not initially.

Muahahahahahahahahaha.......  >:D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on October 13, 2013, 02:30:59 PM
I finally dug out my sockets so I could disconnect the battery.  The dang TPMS light still came on!  Gonna just live with it.  Then, I took a little test ride.  Today, maybe due to resetting the computer, I was only boosting just over 12 on the Torque.  Got just over 14 last time.  I'm still doing 0-60 MPH in 5.1 seconds.  Torque has proven to be a little erratic.  So, anyway, I decided to reload my 4+ tune.  I'll see if it settles in after a few days.   
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 13, 2013, 06:32:18 PM
Got the springs shocks and struts installed today that firstsho sold me. Thanks again! Good thing I got the shocks too I had a blown one.

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Post by: SHODYOU on October 13, 2013, 07:08:00 PM
Damn, already... how many miles?

I wish someone like Koni or Bikstein would release a strut/shock combo for us
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 13, 2013, 07:51:20 PM
Just rolled over 40k. I was damn surprised. Bilsteins and a Hotchkis rear sway bar would make me a super happy camper.

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Post by: SoCalSHO on October 13, 2013, 09:00:00 PM
Thumbs up to Hotchkis!
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Post by: JMR76 on October 16, 2013, 08:17:09 PM
Gapped my spark plugs to .030 a few weeks ago and actually noticed a difference.  I really didn't expect to notice anything.  They were originally anywhere from .036 to .033.  I was having some minor hesitation or shutter at WOT on high RPM before.  It wasn't bad, but I could feel it.  I have absolutely no hesitation now and acceleration is much smoother.
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Post by: SoCalSHO on October 16, 2013, 09:16:07 PM
Finally got my Michelin Pilot Sports on my car.
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 17, 2013, 02:27:08 PM
Got my spark plugs in today. Seafoaming tonight and swapping them out tomorrow.

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Post by: DJE624 on October 17, 2013, 03:20:53 PM
Finally got my Michelin Pilot Sports on my car.

Cool!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on October 19, 2013, 01:21:53 PM
Received, installed and took pictures of my new plates.
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/12SHO017-Copy_zps1eaec69f.jpg)

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/12SHO006-Copy_zps03eb4b1f.jpg)
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Post by: SHOdded on October 19, 2013, 02:08:45 PM
Awesome, Dave!  Looks really good, and nice photography too BTW :)
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Post by: DJE624 on October 19, 2013, 02:14:04 PM
Thanks Man!  I'm putting a few more pics in gallery.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mval on October 19, 2013, 02:18:07 PM
Looking good Dave, pics are great quality. Just as good as Storms' work except for his girl friend & her short shorts!!!!!!!
MikeV
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on October 19, 2013, 02:19:45 PM
I went out to bonfire last night out in the sticks -- let's just say the AWD works great! I spent most of the morning spraying all the grass and s*** off from all over the underside. I left last night and started slipping, so I threw it into 1st gear and put the pedal to floor--I was drifting out of the pasture like Carl Edwards. Luckily my mate had a 4WD Chevy if I had got stuck.

Who needs a truck when you got an SHO with 370hp at the wheels? LOL.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on October 19, 2013, 02:26:33 PM
Yea that first pic is sweet... awesome background.


I ordered a qt of Red Line 75/140 to do a ptu change, 6qts of 5/30 Red Line and 500s for my next oil change. Also a oil cap breather from cfm and a k&n breather for front valve cover.

Now just need an oil extractor
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on October 19, 2013, 02:27:01 PM
Bonfire of the Vanities?  No substitute for 4WD, but AWD is pretty good to have!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on October 19, 2013, 02:28:36 PM
Bonfire of the Vanities?  No substitute for 4WD, but AWD is pretty good to have!

Redneck style -- went out to country to party; I thought there was a road I could manage until I got out there and it started turning to dirt--then I realized they were WAY THE HELL out there so I said screw it; let's have fun. It was all wet too; tough but I made it out--I just drove like Carl Edwards and gunned it the whole way. I had so much grass and s*** in my springs; it was nasty LOL.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Josephm on October 19, 2013, 02:35:59 PM
Just installed K & N drop in filter; Glad to finally be able to hear a little bit of turbo noise.

Sure wish i could hear more with just the filter.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on October 19, 2013, 02:42:00 PM
Just installed K & N drop in filter; Glad to finally be able to hear a little bit of turbo noise.

Sure wish i could hear more with just the filter.

I have Airaid -- I've gone back and forth with Mike on benefits but I'm just at point where I don't care; I'm content with my Airaid.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Josephm on October 19, 2013, 03:10:30 PM
sound clip?
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Post by: geswek on October 19, 2013, 03:25:38 PM
sound clip?

MM; not sure if I can capture it -- I'll try tonight. I can hear it loud when I'm in parking garages and I'm going up ramp and I hit it--turbos spool up.

I can also hear it in my exhaust too but I have Corsa exhaust so it's pretty open.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on October 19, 2013, 03:49:27 PM
Yea I have the typhoon... def audible. Sounds great

Doubt it makes any power, but id have to see good back to back pulls and iat datalogs in daily driving and on track to make me believe it cost me any
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Josephm on October 19, 2013, 04:03:05 PM
Typhoon??? picture or link?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 19, 2013, 04:19:05 PM
It's the k&n actual intake

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Post by: Josephm on October 19, 2013, 04:30:29 PM
Whoops sorry
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Post by: DJE624 on October 19, 2013, 04:33:19 PM
K&N Typhoon

http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?prod=69-3531TS (http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?prod=69-3531TS)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: dmharvey79 on October 19, 2013, 08:04:23 PM
Took my car in for the fourth repair attempt on the front end/steering. Also having them fix the backup camera, remote start, park assist, and recall. I think I finally found a decent dealership in the area so hopefully I'll be good to go for a while once all of this is done. If so, it should finally be time to tune this thing.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on October 19, 2013, 08:12:07 PM
Is that a '13 SHO you're talking about?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on October 19, 2013, 08:59:16 PM
Took my car in for the fourth repair attempt on the front end/steering. Also having them fix the backup camera, remote start, park assist, and recall. I think I finally found a decent dealership in the area so hopefully I'll be good to go for a while once all of this is done. If so, it should finally be time to tune this thing.

Good luck!  You've been battling this thing for a while.  2013 PP, right?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: dmharvey79 on October 19, 2013, 09:09:33 PM
Yeah, 2013 PP. Problems started around 10k and I'm at 18k miles now. I had a lawyer work on it with Ford legal after their customer service rep pretty much told me, "tough luck, bring it in again and we'll try to fix it". In the end they offered me $1,500.00 for my time/trouble and I accepted because I found a local dealership that seems willing to work with me. I still like the car a lot but I know I'll be taking a big hit when the time comes to sell it, due to the lengthy service record. Oh-well, just something I'll need to keep in mind when the time comes to buy another car.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on October 19, 2013, 09:14:10 PM
I hope this new dealer works out for you.  It's tough to find a good one.  I go 20 miles each way, out of my way, to go to a good one.  As far as the service record goes, you may want to hang on to it longer any way.   ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: dmharvey79 on October 19, 2013, 09:20:38 PM
I'd have no problem keeping this car for a while if everything works out moving forward. I'm also looking forward to see how much a tune steps it up. (-:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: elund126 on October 20, 2013, 08:54:43 AM
Took my car in for the fourth repair attempt on the front end/steering. Also having them fix the backup camera, remote start, park assist, and recall. I think I finally found a decent dealership in the area so hopefully I'll be good to go for a while once all of this is done. If so, it should finally be time to tune this thing.

What's up with your steering?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: dmharvey79 on October 20, 2013, 10:35:32 AM
The car started out with a 'clicking' sound at the front wheel hubs at 10k miles and the steering felt a little funny (as much as it can with electronic steering) at highway speeds. Dealership replaced tie rod ends and steering rack but it didn't fix the problem, even though they said it was fixed. Took the car to another dealership and they installed teflon washers on axle shafts and new wheel hub assemblies. The 'clicking' went away initially but the steering still felt funny and there was new 'clunking' sound from the front end. About this time I started getting AdvacTrac warning popping up and some other funky stuff that seemed to be related to a sensor issue in the steering system. At this point I asked Ford to buy the car back and they refused to work with me. So...now I have it at a dealership that seems fairly competent and hopefully I don't wind up getting stuck with a car Ford can't fix / won't take back. Good times!

I plan to get a detailed explanation when I pick the car up and I'll be sure to post an update.
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Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 20, 2013, 01:23:57 PM
I ran into something like that and found it was the steering sensor under the column, that fixed everything quickly.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 20, 2013, 02:57:59 PM
Put some ngk plugs in today. The stock ones were gapped at 04 and everyone says to go with 03 on the iridium plugs. Just took it for a short spin, can't say I notice any sort of difference but I do feel better having better plugs in.

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Post by: DJE624 on October 22, 2013, 10:48:08 PM
Ordered Lamin-X gunsmoke for my headlights and tail lights.  Thanks to MJH for the tips! 
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Post by: SHOdded on October 23, 2013, 01:59:21 AM
Going stealth, Dave?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: TSS on October 23, 2013, 06:38:28 AM
Ordered Lamin-X gunsmoke for my headlights and tail lights.  Thanks to MJH for the tips! 


Just a note,  a while back, some guys reported getting spider webbing on their headlights after tinting them.  I have clear tint on my lights and dont have issues.  Theory was that the tinting caused more heat to generate and the spider webbing.  Have not heard a lot about it lately, but tinting definitely looks good.  Post some pics, of course, when it is all done!
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Post by: Darkside on October 23, 2013, 07:54:09 AM
Ordered Lamin-X gunsmoke for my headlights and tail lights.  Thanks to MJH for the tips! 
Plan on ordering these as well.  Are those the darkest they offer? 

I also just put on my Sho overlays on the Ford emblems.  Wished the domed would work since you can see the Ford writing faintly through the overlays.
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Post by: DJE624 on October 23, 2013, 09:07:37 AM
Going stealth, Dave?

LOL With my white car.  I just wanted a slightly more aggressive look on the front end. Thought I'd do the back while I was at it.

Ordered Lamin-X gunsmoke for my headlights and tail lights.  Thanks to MJH for the tips! 


Just a note,  a while back, some guys reported getting spider webbing on their headlights after tinting them.  I have clear tint on my lights and dont have issues.  Theory was that the tinting caused more heat to generate and the spider webbing.  Have not heard a lot about it lately, but tinting definitely looks good.  Post some pics, of course, when it is all done!

Hopefully that webbing won't occur.  Will definitely post pics.  Probably next week sometime.

Ordered Lamin-X gunsmoke for my headlights and tail lights.  Thanks to MJH for the tips! 
Plan on ordering these as well.  Are those the darkest they offer? 

I also just put on my Sho overlays on the Ford emblems.  Wished the domed would work since you can see the Ford writing faintly through the overlays.

As far as tint for us goes they only have two shades.  Tint, which is light and Gunsmoke, which is medium.  For other cars they also have one or two shades that are darker.  I did not want to black them out just have a noticeable tint so, I went for Gunsmoke.  MJH has GS on his tails and says you can still see red.  He put Tint on the front. 

Yeah, that was a bummer about the gel overlays.  I'm wanting Black w/ white "Ford" overlays for mine to match the raised letters on the emblem.  But my guy says he won't have our size made until after the first of the year.   



EDIT-If you are going to tint your headlights be positively sure you want them forever.  I took my tint off and discovered some of the UV coating had come off with the tint, ruining the headlights.
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Post by: ecoboostsho on October 23, 2013, 10:27:34 AM
I have the Laminix tinted film covers on my headlights and while it took a while I did eventually get the spider webbing on my headlights.  I'm not really sure its from the Laminx but you can see it with the headlights on at night...
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Post by: mjhpadi on October 23, 2013, 10:49:35 AM
I've had the Lamin-X on my head lamps for over a year now and I have not experienced any "spider webbing".  I would believe the heat from the HID bulbs would contribute to the spider webbing, I would think that the main reason.  Again, I don't do a ton of night driving, but again enough that I think I would see the webbing if the Lamin-X was a contributing factor.  However, my LED "DRL's" have started to fog over...I believe it is because they were inexpensive (cheap) LED strips...I am thinking of replacing them with the brand that bpd used for his accent lighting...if I could remember the brand he used! :hmmm:
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Post by: dmharvey79 on October 23, 2013, 05:13:22 PM
Talked to the service rep at the dealership I'm working with today. Apparently the dealership that replaced the steering rack never programmed/calibrated it and that was causing most of the issues I was having. They're still looking into the clicking/clunking sounds in the front end...rather than just replace parts and hope they get lucky. Should have the car back in a day or two and hopefully it will be good to me for a while.

The car started out with a 'clicking' sound at the front wheel hubs at 10k miles and the steering felt a little funny (as much as it can with electronic steering) at highway speeds. Dealership replaced tie rod ends and steering rack but it didn't fix the problem, even though they said it was fixed. Took the car to another dealership and they installed teflon washers on axle shafts and new wheel hub assemblies. The 'clicking' went away initially but the steering still felt funny and there was new 'clunking' sound from the front end. About this time I started getting AdvacTrac warning popping up and some other funky stuff that seemed to be related to a sensor issue in the steering system. At this point I asked Ford to buy the car back and they refused to work with me. So...now I have it at a dealership that seems fairly competent and hopefully I don't wind up getting stuck with a car Ford can't fix / won't take back. Good times!

I plan to get a detailed explanation when I pick the car up and I'll be sure to post an update.
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on October 23, 2013, 05:29:28 PM
My K&n panel showed up to replace my K&N Typhoon HAI
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Post by: crash712us on October 23, 2013, 05:29:42 PM
From what I can tell there is no rhyme or reason to the spider webbing, did some reading on corvette forum on. And there where guys that had tint head light for many years and lived hot climates and had no issue and there where guys that never tinted and they have webbing. This I do know that solvents will cause webbing in polycarbonates, and I assume the laminx adhesive is safe and does damage the head light if its removed. Best I can figure its manufacture defect in the polycarbonate in not be able to produce a consistent quality of polycarbonate.
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Post by: DJE624 on October 23, 2013, 05:32:29 PM
My K&n panel showed up to replace my K&N Typhoon HAI

That was pretty quick!
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on October 23, 2013, 05:33:43 PM
My K&n panel showed up to replace my K&N Typhoon HAI

That was pretty quick!

Amazon Prime FTW!
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Post by: DJE624 on October 23, 2013, 05:37:38 PM
Lamin-X shipped my tint in less than 12 hrs.  Now, it's up to USPS from Georgia.  Probably 3 or 4 days.
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 23, 2013, 06:11:47 PM
Yesterday, I switched back to my ASA AR2 wheels and Conti DW's to drive to FL... They are in better shape than the  TSW Interlagos with my Michelin Pilot Super Sports.  My guess is they are able to run 10K more than the 30K the Michelins will go to the wear strips.  Anyway.. it was windy and the handling was really noticeably different... Michelins don't blow around as much nor do they wander like the DW's...  Maybe I just need to get used to the DW's again... They have always been much better than the stock 20" Goodyear GS-A's.   Personally think the ASA wheels look better on Flex because of the dish.  Nice to be able to have several looks!
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Post by: dmharvey79 on October 25, 2013, 06:26:20 PM
Got the car back this evening and EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE RIGHT. Hopefully the last 7 months of BS is behind me and it is great to have the steering feel right again (knock on wood).

Talked to the service rep at the dealership I'm working with today. Apparently the dealership that replaced the steering rack never programmed/calibrated it and that was causing most of the issues I was having. They're still looking into the clicking/clunking sounds in the front end...rather than just replace parts and hope they get lucky. Should have the car back in a day or two and hopefully it will be good to me for a while.

The car started out with a 'clicking' sound at the front wheel hubs at 10k miles and the steering felt a little funny (as much as it can with electronic steering) at highway speeds. Dealership replaced tie rod ends and steering rack but it didn't fix the problem, even though they said it was fixed. Took the car to another dealership and they installed teflon washers on axle shafts and new wheel hub assemblies. The 'clicking' went away initially but the steering still felt funny and there was new 'clunking' sound from the front end. About this time I started getting AdvacTrac warning popping up and some other funky stuff that seemed to be related to a sensor issue in the steering system. At this point I asked Ford to buy the car back and they refused to work with me. So...now I have it at a dealership that seems fairly competent and hopefully I don't wind up getting stuck with a car Ford can't fix / won't take back. Good times!

I plan to get a detailed explanation when I pick the car up and I'll be sure to post an update.
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Post by: DJE624 on October 25, 2013, 06:42:35 PM
Got the car back this evening and EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE RIGHT. Hopefully the last 7 months of BS is behind me and it is great to have the steering feel right again (knock on wood).


Glad to hear it!!!!


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Post by: SHODYOU on October 25, 2013, 07:17:54 PM
Ditto...


I finally deleted the pcv vent tube on the front VC and put the k&n breather that Mike recommended on top, also got the oil cap breather from CFM off of ebay that I found mentioned in another thread here.
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Post by: mhenne4 on October 27, 2013, 10:07:13 PM
Serviced my K&N filter and re-oiled it, grabbed my 2000th (exaggeration) pair of rainx wiper blades, and decided on BF sport comp 2s tires to be purchased on my next paycheck.
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Post by: Fa-SHO on October 28, 2013, 11:04:19 AM
Installed the heat range colder plugs, 170 thermostat and updated tune.  Dropped my 1/8th mile times from consistent 8.38-8.40 to four 8.26's back-to-back-to-back-to-back.  Can't wait to see what the XV1 will do.
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 28, 2013, 03:52:38 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/29/badeja6y.jpg)Did my front brakes yesterday, pads and rotors, and wash waxed clay bar today. Cut out the weather stripping in the front of the intake and removed the weather stripping from the back of the engine bay completely.

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Post by: DJE624 on October 28, 2013, 03:57:59 PM
Lookin' good!  That's an interesting idea, removing the rear weatherstripping from the hood.
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 28, 2013, 04:00:23 PM
Should help to let hot air escape there. I hope that's all it does... Lol

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Post by: TuxedoSHO on November 01, 2013, 12:41:28 PM
Just ordered new rotors and pads, spark plugs, a set of trunk lift supports, winter floor mats, double sided tape for my keyless entry antenna, and an air freshener (really excited about the air freshener). Hopefully everything arrives by the time i get home next weekend so i can throw on all of the above as well as my winter tires.
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Post by: DJE624 on November 01, 2013, 03:32:33 PM
Got the new red surround tail lights in.  No more peeling chrome. 
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Tails003-Copy_zpsd9d5efe3.jpg)
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Post by: mjhpadi on November 01, 2013, 03:48:09 PM
Look good Dave...only thing I got accomplished was ordering new tires for the Explorer.....
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 01, 2013, 07:37:36 PM
I have driven the "hell" out of my Flex.  1,500 mi in 2 days.  RAIN...RAIN...RAIN...  Today from Macon thru Valdosta, GA it was so bad at times drivers were using their flashers and driving 50 mph.  Been years I have driven in rain that hard for that many miles.  Like being in a perpetual car wash!  One time when I was running around 65, the T/C squiggly came on, and before I realized I was sorta skating on a water film...  It was faster than me!!!  Hit other deeper puddles that pull one left or right, but none of those set off the T/C...
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Post by: SHOdded on November 01, 2013, 11:37:54 PM
Got the new red surround tail lights in.  No more peeling chrome. 

Looks like it belongs there, Dave!  I hope they hold up for you :thumb:
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Post by: SHOdded on November 01, 2013, 11:40:00 PM
Just ordered new rotors and pads, spark plugs, a set of trunk lift supports, winter floor mats, double sided tape for my keyless entry antenna, and an air freshener (really excited about the air freshener). Hopefully everything arrives by the time i get home next weekend so i can throw on all of the above as well as my winter tires.

What brakes/sparks/etc did you end up going with?
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Post by: SHODYOU on November 02, 2013, 03:21:40 PM
Did the vent-to-atmosphere mod... well sorta

Did the front bov cause its so easy to get to, took a quick drive and while it is louder I'm not sure if its the placebo affect or if its really louder.

I'm aware that if I do the rear it'll be even louder, but its a lot more trouble amd I'm not sure its worth it. May just reconnect the front one and call it good.
The K&N cai is loud enough i guess lol
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Post by: geswek on November 02, 2013, 05:03:17 PM
I'm in the same debacle SHODYOU.

Trying to decide if I want to put my hoses back on (I didn't both).

The problem I have is that it blows off even with little throttle so it sounds funny LOL.

With both it's DEFINITELY louder--I do it in town and it causes people to turn around and look LOL.
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Post by: TuxedoSHO on November 02, 2013, 05:16:59 PM
I ordered EBC slotted rotors and Redstuff pads, but ended up getting a call back. Apparently they're 2 weeks out on the rotors. I was planning on getting everything installed next week as I want to get off of my summer tires ASAP, so I may end up having them swap out my rotors for stoptech slotted rotors so I can have everything installed in 1 week instead of 3.... Idk.
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Post by: bpd1151 on November 02, 2013, 06:16:21 PM
Gave her a good bath, detailed the engine bay, as well as the interior.

Gonna meet with my photographer pal tomorrow for another photo shoot.

Hopefully we can still manage some decent, Fall like scenery as a back drop.

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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 02, 2013, 06:35:26 PM
MY FLEX NEEDS A BATH!!   Drove in heavy rains for part of 3 days in a row.  We are back in Naples!  Then we get here and have fruit flies - most were dead.   What a way to spend my birthday!!!!

Flex had another case of #6 mis-fire...  Can't wait to get new plugs in her... At 68K now...  Otherwise running good... but mis-fire today felt like a rough road when we were running around 75mph. 
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Post by: DJE624 on November 02, 2013, 07:06:35 PM
Happy B-Day Bob!  I hope you got new plugs!
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Post by: SHOdded on November 02, 2013, 08:31:35 PM
Happy BDay Bob!  Now get to work putting the spark back in ;)
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Post by: bpd1151 on November 02, 2013, 08:35:53 PM
The 'All Spark' that is.....

Happy Birffday Fool! :wub:

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Post by: BigPelo on November 10, 2013, 07:19:36 PM
Installed winter tires yesterday and it snows last night and today. Already thinking about next spring.
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Post by: DJE624 on November 10, 2013, 07:34:52 PM
Nice timing!
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Post by: 2Canches on November 11, 2013, 02:48:13 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/etu4yvu6.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/e3yve6ep.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/aqe2a3as.jpg)
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Post by: BigPelo on November 11, 2013, 04:46:30 PM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/etu4yvu6.jpg[/url])([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/e3yve6ep.jpg[/url])([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/aqe2a3as.jpg[/url])


Where is that?
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 11, 2013, 05:18:02 PM
It ain't Naples, FL!!!!!  LOL   
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Post by: shoman04 on November 11, 2013, 05:18:29 PM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/etu4yvu6.jpg[/url])([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/e3yve6ep.jpg[/url])([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/aqe2a3as.jpg[/url])
YOU POOR GUYS!!!!! IT GOT COLD IN HOT ATLANTA YESTERDAY(IT WAS 55 deg AFTER BEING 75 DEG THE DAY BEFORE)LOL!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: shoman04 on November 11, 2013, 08:07:43 PM
The last race day has come so it's take the track tires off and back on with daily drivers .
 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_10_11_13_10_34_48.jpeg)
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_10_11_13_10_35_45.jpeg)
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Post by: steve142857 on November 11, 2013, 09:13:17 PM
What have I done to my EB today? ... Actually, it's somwone else that wasn't careful and open slammed his door on mine in the parking of a shopping mall... Result: a big bump of about two inches long by one inch wide and a bit of paint removed.... Grrrrrr. Not too happy.
Especially that I am supposed to go this week for some colored plastidip test on the car, not a good timing.
Anyways, at least the new paint will cover even if not perfectly repaired.
I am looking forward to that new project.
Probably will be somwthing similar that I had with the black and blue car in terms of theme, but this time red and black... Actually matte metallic red with tuxedo black. All chrome blacked out and OEM 2010 20" wheels painted in tuxedo black... Probably callipers in red.
Interior with digital prosport gauges in red and possibility of ambient lighting in red too... Should look nice... Hopefully all done within the next month. Stay tuned!
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Post by: DJE624 on November 11, 2013, 09:28:51 PM
Plenty of jerks in parking lots.  Man.  At least it sounds like you have some very interesting plans.  Can't wait to see! 
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Post by: SHOdded on November 12, 2013, 03:47:22 AM
We need force fields already to prevent just this kind of thing from happening :(  x2 on the CPD project :thumb:
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Post by: DJE624 on November 12, 2013, 12:57:02 PM
Took my poor baby in to get the headlights straightened out once and for all. 
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Post by: 2Canches on November 12, 2013, 02:20:06 PM

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/etu4yvu6.jpg[/url])([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/e3yve6ep.jpg[/url])([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/aqe2a3as.jpg[/url])


Where is that?


Kootenays. BC. Canada.
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 12, 2013, 02:49:44 PM
I installed NGK plugs gaped to .30  and then replaced the intake pipe from intercooler to TB with the one with my Methanol spray nozzle.  Pump and boost valve etc goes in tomorrow!
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Post by: DJE624 on November 12, 2013, 05:07:23 PM
Update from dealer:  They are having the same trouble that I had with the headlight replacement.  There is a conflict where the bulb goes into the lens.  The won't fit in because of internal electrical components in the lens.  At least now, I don't feel so bad not being able to make it work. 
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Post by: SHOdded on November 12, 2013, 06:43:20 PM
Wow!  This is turning into a major event, Dave.  Hopefully between all the monkeys, there will be one that can type!

Glad you caught that leak.
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Post by: bpd1151 on November 12, 2013, 06:46:46 PM
And the head light assembly saga continues......

Goodness Dave, are you close to being at your wits end yet?

:doh:

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Post by: DJE624 on November 12, 2013, 07:04:50 PM
Beyond that Mike.  Never would have dreamed that peeling off tint would turn into a month long, and expensive nightmare.  Why Ford would have two different set-ups with the same part number befuddles me. I'm now fretting about getting new bulbs to fit the assemblies.  That will be more hundreds.

The only bright side is hoping that I will save somebody else the heartache, depression and sheer agony that I have had to go through!  :boom:
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 12, 2013, 09:33:59 PM
There are lots of items in my Flex manuals that are different but have the same part number.  Depends on the year and model from what I can determine.
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Post by: DJE624 on November 13, 2013, 08:25:57 AM
Dealer update-Ford has gone to a new headlight design.  The old assembly is not available.  That means if you have to get the new assembly, you will also need new bulbs and ballasts. Should have the car back tomorrow.
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Post by: Larrylu on November 13, 2013, 09:32:09 AM

Dealer update-Ford has gone to a new headlight design.  The old assembly is not available.  That means if you have to get the new assembly, you will also need new bulbs and ballasts. Should have the car back tomorrow.

A really good thing to focus on in this crazy headlight film experience, is that now you have a really nice tail light mod. I will follow your lead there.  Definitely jealous Dave!
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Post by: DJE624 on November 13, 2013, 09:52:41 AM
Thanks Larry!  Yeah, I'm very happy with the tails.  As soon as I get the SHO back, I'll wax and detail it and get some good pictures. 
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 13, 2013, 10:41:21 AM
I ordered a set of Weathertech digital floor mats for the front driver and passenger seats. Time to protect that carpet.
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Post by: Needmoreboost on November 13, 2013, 01:04:17 PM
Removed the 2nd/3rd cat after flex piping.  No crossover just 2 straight pipes.  Did not increase exhaust noise at all from stock!  Very happy and only $60 bucks.  Car feels strong although the 42 degree air is helping too.  Lol
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 13, 2013, 01:07:00 PM
Removed the 2nd/3rd cat after flex piping.  No crossover just 2 straight pipes.  Did not increase exhaust noise at all from stock!  Very happy and only $60 bucks.  Car feels strong although the 42 degree air is helping too.  Lol
I was wondering if this method would turn up the volume on the exhaust note. Guess I am just going to wait for the full custom exhaust next spring.
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Post by: Needmoreboost on November 13, 2013, 01:16:55 PM
Removed the 2nd/3rd cat after flex piping.  No crossover just 2 straight pipes.  Did not increase exhaust noise at all from stock!  Very happy and only $60 bucks.  Car feels strong although the 42 degree air is helping too.  Lol
I was wondering if this method would turn up the volume on the exhaust note. Guess I am just going to wait for the full custom exhaust next spring.

Almost all of the gains are made in removing the cats.  Cat back is all just for noise.
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Post by: BigPelo on November 13, 2013, 01:22:13 PM
Removed the 2nd/3rd cat after flex piping.  No crossover just 2 straight pipes.  Did not increase exhaust noise at all from stock!  Very happy and only $60 bucks.  Car feels strong although the 42 degree air is helping too.  Lol

That is good news! Did it throws a CEL?
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 13, 2013, 01:24:00 PM
I just don't know how much longer I can take it without adding some sound to an otherwise quiet vehicle.
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Post by: Needmoreboost on November 13, 2013, 01:27:32 PM
Removed the 2nd/3rd cat after flex piping.  No crossover just 2 straight pipes.  Did not increase exhaust noise at all from stock!  Very happy and only $60 bucks.  Car feels strong although the 42 degree air is helping too.  Lol

That is good news! Did it throws a CEL?

No.  The O2's sensors are in front.  ;)  Even if it did a tune could shut them off.
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Post by: TSS on November 13, 2013, 06:00:42 PM
No start this morning.  Used my portable battery charger and got it going.   Picked up an Interstate Megatron II battery.  The OEM battery was 4 years old.    Not very exciting, but necessary.
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Post by: SHOdded on November 13, 2013, 08:40:39 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5V-10000-mAh-Power-bank-12V-400Amp-Portable-Jump-Starter-LED-Flashlight-/290956735016 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/5V-10000-mAh-Power-bank-12V-400Amp-Portable-Jump-Starter-LED-Flashlight-/290956735016) :D
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Post by: Shonuff1140 on November 14, 2013, 08:05:15 AM
Second time I had to jump start my car after a dead battery. So went to the dealership and had em swap it out under warranty.

For a 2011, it has been the least life out of a battery for a vehicle I drive regularly.
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 14, 2013, 08:24:56 AM
Just got the SHO back. I had a 2 stage paint correction and CQuart Finest on paint, glass, plastic, and wheels..... It took 2 days with 2 people working. It's smooth, slick, and absolutely no evidence of any scratches or "spiders" Very happy! It really made a difference.  They even got the spider scratches out of the plastic outer cover of the B pillar.
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Post by: SHOdded on November 14, 2013, 08:50:15 AM
Very happy!
Pics or bust!  :D
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Post by: DJE624 on November 14, 2013, 11:33:01 AM
Just picked up my baby with her new headlights.  Everything seems fine and looks great!  The nightmare is over!  Don't ever tint your headlights unless you are positive you want them forever!  Now, for a good detailing.  I also got some wheel touch up for a couple of spots on my wheels that were there when I bought it.  Just needs a couple drops.   
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 14, 2013, 11:52:34 AM
My buddy/mechanic is installing H+R springs and giving my baby an oil change. Can not wait to see that new stance.
Also, my (4) 20" TSW Nurburgrings from ONLYA6 were put in the mail. Big day for the SHO.
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Post by: DJE624 on November 14, 2013, 11:59:34 AM
Don't forget pictures.  Before and after maybe?
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 14, 2013, 03:51:14 PM
For those interested... There will be before and after pics.  My detail guy took them and they show not only the shine and water spot removal but the complete removal of all traces that human hands ever touched the car.  He even did the door jambs and inside the A, B, and C pillars as well as the plastic on the back doors over the B pillar (where the touch pad buttons are).  He promises them any day. I don't think you can go wrong with this and a factory trained guy applying it.  Car is very dusty now, as I live on an unpaved road .... good for the horses, not for car's paint. The tuxedo black looks like you could reach into the paint.  It feels like the car is wet with lubricant.
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Post by: DJE624 on November 14, 2013, 04:15:38 PM
Gotta love that "deep paint" look! 
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Post by: SHOdded on November 14, 2013, 04:34:04 PM
I know of a couple of top notch detailers from L2D in the Phoenix metro area, but not sure they do CQF installs.  Looking forward to the pictorial, and your updates in the longterm :)
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Post by: adelsin on November 14, 2013, 07:27:24 PM
Had my fuel module recall today. Funny part is, it seems more peppy now. Going to try to finish detailing and get some logs off the car that i prmoised a guy a log time ago. Any clue how to make that weird glass like center dash (wherr the volume knib is) clean, without streaking?

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Post by: SHOdded on November 14, 2013, 07:30:54 PM
A good quality, lightly moistened microfiber cloth should help clean any "glass"/plastic without streaking.  Assuming no stains/crud of course, but even then, turning to a clean portion of the cloth frequently should work.

If they disconnected the battery, the ECM may be in re-learn mode, hence the peppiness.
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 15, 2013, 04:13:24 PM
For those interested in CQuart finest or just paint and plastic correction here are the before and after pics of my 2013 SHO. The paint correction was "2.5" steps and included plastic, all glass, wheels, and plastic on B pillars.  Two coats of CQuart finest were applied.  Wills and Dana at Windows and Wheels in Gilbert, AZ (and mobile service too) are factory certified in this and Opticoat.   When you see the "before" pics you'll think I'm terrible with paint, but I use a foam cannon and try not to touch except microfiber drying with just a little quick detailer on the drying cloth.  The scratches were from the dealer repar of chips (part of the purchase deal) and the water spots were under the sealer they applied at the dealer (a common routine dealer practice in AZ). It is amazing the amount of paint damage dealers do.

After Wills was through the paint feels wet, looks wet, and makes me want to try and reach into it... the depth and reflectivity is incredible.  Price with interior detail was $1000 even for about 22 hours work by two people and includes the first detail after 7 - 10 days, which allows them to evaluate the coating and correct if necessary. Very professional, very reasonable, the attention paid is as if it were their car.  The link below is the whole story with pics (the close-up door handle "after pics give you the idea of the depth:

http://www.autopia.org/forum/topic/132346-phoenix-detail-2013-sho-taurus-partial-repaint-water-spots-cquartz-finest/ (http://www.autopia.org/forum/topic/132346-phoenix-detail-2013-sho-taurus-partial-repaint-water-spots-cquartz-finest/)
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Post by: DJE624 on November 15, 2013, 04:43:32 PM
That is just simply amazing!  The metal flake is really popping.  I have to wax my tail lights tomorrow!
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Post by: SHOdded on November 15, 2013, 04:49:16 PM
Wills' (and his sister's) work is amazing, and I am glad to know he does CQF installs too!  Your car REALLY pops now.  DEEP :thumb:
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Post by: EcoPowerParts on November 15, 2013, 09:14:20 PM
That's funny I use Wills to wash my cars occassionally :) I'll have them do the CTS-V when I get it for sure.
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Post by: EcoPowerParts on November 15, 2013, 09:31:13 PM
Progress on the return to stock. Got to drive the CTS-V over to the shop to have them look at it to make sure there's no problems or accident damage before I sign papers on Monday.
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Post by: Shonuff1140 on November 16, 2013, 04:48:31 AM
Those CTS-V's are nice, I'd have one if I wouldn't end up car poor after the payments.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on November 16, 2013, 11:18:19 AM
:thumb: for visibility of your plates, Dave!  2 Nice Not to SHO.
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Post by: PopolZ on November 16, 2013, 11:21:08 AM
Winter rubbers are on... :(
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Post by: DJE624 on November 16, 2013, 11:27:10 AM
I was out walking in the overcast weather and noticed that with the tinted covers on my plates you can't even read them until you are about 20' away.  So, I took them off.  I have a cool plate so I want it to be seen.  Besides, the colors match with the SHO. 
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/002_zps1f03d57e.jpg)
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/001_zpsfd07c7f1.jpg)

:thumb: for visibility of your plates, Dave!  2 Nice Not to SHO.


Thanks Man!  (I redid the post with pics just for you!)
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 16, 2013, 02:33:39 PM
I'm into vanity plates too.... waiting now..... They do match the car.  And the new tail lights look good in these wider shots too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 18, 2013, 04:40:34 AM
Removed the "Taurus" and "SHO-Ecoboost" badging from the rear of the vehicle. Much cleaner look now and starting to ponder if I want to do anything with the rear chrome bar that runs horizontally across the trunk. Maybe having it painted white or vinyl wrapped would do the trick.
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 18, 2013, 05:51:36 PM
I removed them too, for the same reason. I guess it's fairly common.  I'm still wondering what to do with the spears and oval because of the one piece construction due to the camera.  I'm considering painting and overlaying the blue oval with a black one.

(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/TaurusSHOBadgesRemovedresized_zpsf9990481.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/TaurusSHOBadgesRemovedresized_zpsf9990481.jpg.html)
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Post by: 68_GT on November 18, 2013, 09:55:33 PM
I removed them too, for the same reason. I guess it's fairly common.  I'm still wondering what to do with the spears and oval because of the one piece construction due to the camera.  I'm considering painting and overlaying the blue oval with a black one.


I have an idential '13 as yours. Been thinking to remove the Taurus badge, but keep the SHO and cut the ecoboost off the bottom, then put a black Lincoln Ecoboost bade where the Taurus letter used to be....

Today I installed LED license plate lights. See the stock halogen bulb on the left....superbright LED on the right...

(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n62/68_GT/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/82E4483A-6639-48CA-B7C2-A5F8ACE91965-559-000000563A2C0ED6_zps04d8b332.jpg) (http://s109.photobucket.com/user/68_GT/media/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/82E4483A-6639-48CA-B7C2-A5F8ACE91965-559-000000563A2C0ED6_zps04d8b332.jpg.html)

before
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n62/68_GT/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/5774B4F7-3C20-4F6D-9D90-F95B6B04AE30-559-00000056344DD6D3_zps22a9823a.jpg) (http://s109.photobucket.com/user/68_GT/media/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/5774B4F7-3C20-4F6D-9D90-F95B6B04AE30-559-00000056344DD6D3_zps22a9823a.jpg.html)

after
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n62/68_GT/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/8A66F535-6E69-4707-AD4E-B68CE6233460-559-000000563F7F83F3_zpse0e17957.jpg) (http://s109.photobucket.com/user/68_GT/media/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/8A66F535-6E69-4707-AD4E-B68CE6233460-559-000000563F7F83F3_zpse0e17957.jpg.html)
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 18, 2013, 09:59:25 PM
Sweet idea!
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Post by: DJE624 on November 18, 2013, 10:02:35 PM
That looks great 68!
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Post by: 68_GT on November 19, 2013, 12:23:01 AM
thanks guys I just ordered all the other LED bulbs for the car, puddle lights, interrior etc...now I wish I could find the thread I saw about putting a brighter LED bulb in the front lower LED strip / fog / parking light.

anyone know where that is ?????????
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 19, 2013, 05:40:47 AM
Picture of the debadging(night shot):
(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b637/golgi1515/20131117_175518_zps52aeebe7.jpg)
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Post by: SHOdded on November 19, 2013, 06:34:47 AM
Very clean, SRT82!
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Post by: 68_GT on November 19, 2013, 07:21:31 AM
Picture of the debadging(night shot):
([url]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b637/golgi1515/20131117_175518_zps52aeebe7.jpg[/url])


I like it maybe add a back Lincoln ecoboost badge where the SHO / eco badge was before ?? looks clean, but a little naked ? I thnk the black ecoboost badges look clean and tough. That's probably what I'lll put on my tuxedo black '13.
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 19, 2013, 08:09:55 AM
I really like a lack of badging on my cars, especially since it says AWDSHO on my plates. Wish I could also find a way to get ride of the big only SHO badge on the front quarter panels.
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Post by: DJE624 on November 19, 2013, 09:07:13 AM
Looks nice SRT8! 
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Post by: SHOdded on November 19, 2013, 10:11:31 AM
Maybe you can plastidip or paint them white to minimize the impact?  Or take the fender badging and have blanks made up at a machine shop?
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 19, 2013, 10:19:56 AM
Maybe you can plastidip or paint them white to minimize the impact?  Or take the fender badging and have blanks made up at a machine shop?
I am really thinking about the white plastidip.
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Post by: SHOdded on November 19, 2013, 10:27:42 AM
I don't know if they have gloss white, but they do have a glossifier product also.
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Post by: TSS on November 19, 2013, 10:43:49 AM
I really like a lack of badging on my cars, especially since it says AWDSHO on my plates. Wish I could also find a way to get ride of the big only SHO badge on the front quarter panels.
`

You mean the vents?  If so, then just buy some pre 2013 vents and pop them in.  Or are you talking about something else?
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Post by: TSS on November 19, 2013, 10:46:03 AM
Picture of the debadging(night shot):
([url]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b637/golgi1515/20131117_175518_zps52aeebe7.jpg[/url])


I like it maybe add a back Lincoln ecoboost badge where the SHO / eco badge was before ?? looks clean, but a little naked ? I thnk the black ecoboost badges look clean and tough. That's probably what I'lll put on my tuxedo black '13.


If you decide to go that route, I have one (new Lincoln black ecoboost badge)advertised in the for sale section here. 
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Post by: SD13SHO on November 19, 2013, 01:45:19 PM
Well, I covered the Ford name on the front emblem and the steering wheel with SHO decals in Red and Silver.  I will see how they hold up over the winter. I received three decals, two for the outside Ford emblems and one for the steering wheel, at a cost of $19.95, free shipping.  If you show your car, you may not want these, as the word Ford does show through on close inspection. It is a shadow behind the SHO. I can live with this as I don't plan to show the car. Hopefully the photos will post..
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Post by: mhenne4 on November 19, 2013, 02:11:40 PM
Picked up a set of 4 BF Goodrich sport comp 2 tires.

They will go on Thursday!
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Post by: bpd1151 on November 19, 2013, 03:28:37 PM
SD13SHO.... those don't look too shabby now.

I also like that faux wood grain interior you're sport'n. :ok:

Ok, so for my SHO today, I received all of the clamps, and silicone hoses for my hard/hot pipe order.

4DR says my pipes will likely ship out by week's end. No promises though.

So i'll have to arrange for powder coat hopefully by this time next week, or perhaps the following week after that.

Then install time.

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Post by: SD13SHO on November 19, 2013, 03:58:48 PM
Thanks bpd1151…The wood grain is the real deal..no fake wood here  :)
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Post by: DJE624 on November 19, 2013, 04:01:09 PM
I like the woodgrain too.  Do you have any more pics?  Like the console maybe?
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 19, 2013, 04:27:10 PM
I put real- wood in both my G8's.  It has a 3M backing and is available in around 8-10 variations of real wood veneer.  I would use it in Flex except they cut out the "Flex" logo above the glove box, and I have removed that logo and don't want to replace.  Fake wood in Flex leaves much to be desired...
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 19, 2013, 05:15:50 PM
EB... pics please, and a URL if there is one.  TIA
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Post by: SD13SHO on November 19, 2013, 08:43:18 PM
To DJE624…here you go.  I did not use the pieces for the dash as I like the original silver. I just used the small trim pieces below. There are are surrounds for the door switches, and the back of the center console. 
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Post by: SHOdded on November 20, 2013, 12:37:06 AM
Links to the wood trim upgrade......

http://www.carid.com/2010-ford-taurus-wood-grain-dash-kits/item-2565307.html (http://www.carid.com/2010-ford-taurus-wood-grain-dash-kits/item-2565307.html)

(http://www.ecoboostownerforums.com/filedata/fetch?photoid=50524)
(http://www.ecoboostownerforums.com/filedata/fetch?photoid=50181)

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Post by: bpd1151 on November 20, 2013, 06:05:08 AM
Shodded, I edited your post, to include the actual link to the product (and the subsequent vendor selling the kits) and deleted the link you posted that referred back to that "other place".

The kit, and it's installation is pretty self explanatory.

Makes me almost wanna purchase one for my own SHO, albeit in white.

I'm at the juncture where I need to start transitioning the entire black/white theme into the interior of my SHO.

Things that make you go hmmmmm...... :hmmm:
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Post by: TSS on November 20, 2013, 07:03:52 AM
I got a similar kit for my MKS from the same place.  The wood on the dash and doors is factory - I added the wood on the center console and console stack. 
Before:

(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll62/mclspllc/mksstockinterioir_zpsd32304e6.jpg) (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/mclspllc/media/mksstockinterioir_zpsd32304e6.jpg.html)

After:

(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll62/mclspllc/2013-02-26_16-27-42_654_zpscc3a7f22.jpg) (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/mclspllc/media/2013-02-26_16-27-42_654_zpscc3a7f22.jpg.html)
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Post by: SHOdded on November 20, 2013, 07:18:20 AM
... deleted the link you posted that referred back to that "other place".

Thanks.  Just so I understand, we are not allowed to link to the "other place" anymore?

I got a similar kit for my MKS from the same place...

Your MKS interior already rocks, but you took it up a couple of notches, TSS!  :thumb:
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on November 20, 2013, 07:24:02 AM
Just to be safe..(I might be anal or OCD) I had these vinyl decals made for the inside of my gas fill.
So if my wife drives, she can't forget and hopefully the attendant won't forget either...
Yes in NJ you don't pump your own gas..


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Post by: bigmoneycloser on November 20, 2013, 07:24:57 AM
I had extras made in case they don't stick well..


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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 20, 2013, 07:47:28 AM
Not really feeling the wood and carbon fiber dash mix. If you like it that is all that matters
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 20, 2013, 08:30:52 AM
I checked it out.  The company makes the same kit in aluminum wire like the SHO dash and in carbon fiber too... It has me interested.
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 20, 2013, 09:33:01 AM
I checked it out.  The company makes the same kit in aluminum wire like the SHO dash and in carbon fiber too... It has me interested.
Now you are talking my talk.
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 20, 2013, 09:35:36 AM
Winter tires and rims are on:
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b637/golgi1515/20131120_102831_zps7706bf45.jpg (http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b637/golgi1515/20131120_102831_zps7706bf45.jpg)
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on November 20, 2013, 10:24:34 AM
Very nice!!


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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 20, 2013, 10:43:44 AM
With picture this time:
(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b637/golgi1515/20131120_102831_zps7706bf45.jpg)
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Post by: SHOdded on November 20, 2013, 01:20:30 PM
Really comes together with the H&R springs, great stance, SRT82!
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 20, 2013, 02:40:45 PM
It looks less raked than factory. Love the look!     How much did the H&Rs lower you in FRT / RR .
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Post by: BigPelo on November 21, 2013, 05:50:23 AM
I returned the car back to stock tune this morning in prevision of tonight:

0.030'' gap spark plugs
170F Thermostat
3 bar MAP sensor
custom unleashed 94 octane tune (yes we have ninety FOUR octane up north!)

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/bigpelo/20131120_195356_zpsda072786.jpg) (http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/bigpelo/media/20131120_195356_zpsda072786.jpg.html)
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Post by: SHOdded on November 21, 2013, 06:01:12 AM
Does CA fuel contain ethanol in any quantity?  Look forward to impressions after updating :D
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Post by: BigPelo on November 21, 2013, 06:11:42 AM
Does CA fuel contain ethanol in any quantity?

Yes, up to 10% in the 94 octane blend.
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on November 21, 2013, 08:26:41 AM
Ordered an Airaid Pre-filter.
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Post by: Kolk1 on November 21, 2013, 09:45:41 AM
Broke apart the old SHO Ecoboost badge, cleaned up the edges, and added new tape. Ive been badgeless for probably almost a year. Figured id add a little something back on.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/Kolk1/5659522B-93FF-441D-B029-948D7B67A0B7.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/Kolk1/F572388B-364D-4D6E-A260-0FFCFA371B42.jpg)
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Post by: DJE624 on November 21, 2013, 10:04:11 AM
Looks good Kolk!
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Post by: SHOdded on November 21, 2013, 12:19:08 PM
Another fun to-do item off the list, check!  Nicely executed, Kolk :thumb:
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 21, 2013, 02:06:45 PM
 :clap2:
Looks good... and it's more unique than most badge changes!
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Post by: Kolk1 on November 21, 2013, 02:21:56 PM
Best of all, Free!

Added a 2nd pic, but its horrible weather here, and the lighting sucks.

Oh, I also ordered one of those 3.5 Twin Turbo Badges, But I have no clue where im going to put it, and I also may wait until I have the Meth kit installed.
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Post by: BigPelo on November 22, 2013, 05:32:25 AM
Spark plugs and thermostat changed. Didn't had time left for tune so hold back the 3bar MAP sensor. Hopefully I will be done today.
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Post by: adelsin on November 22, 2013, 06:24:05 AM
I miss the bumper indentations. Wonder how to do that with the trunk lid?

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Post by: BiGMaC on November 22, 2013, 11:54:53 AM
I miss the bumper indentations. Wonder how to do that with the trunk lid?

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I'm lost.  :o)  bumper indentations?
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Post by: adelsin on November 22, 2013, 12:34:19 PM
I miss the bumper indentations. Wonder how to do that with the trunk lid?

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Post by: BiGMaC on November 22, 2013, 12:46:06 PM
OIC now, Thx
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BigPelo on November 22, 2013, 04:34:09 PM
3 bar MAP sensor, thermostat, 0.030 gap plugs and 94 octane custom tune are done. Hit 16.5 psi in 3rd gear part throttle. It's snowing right now so no WOT yet.
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 22, 2013, 08:05:44 PM
It's the small things sometimes.

Was PMing with DJ the other day about vanity plates... My new one got here a few minutes ago, pity the postperson. So a cold rainy Friday night alone was saved.... :dude:

In AZ, as I guess many states, we have a choice of plate backgrounds... If you care here's the link to all of them: https://servicearizona.com/webapp/vehicle/plates/startChoice.do (https://servicearizona.com/webapp/vehicle/plates/startChoice.do)


Anyway I chose one that I think looks better on the car than the standard one, and bought a matte black metal frame with a thicker bottom piece... which hides the advertisement on the bottom of the plate (you were right DJ!).

As we've all learned it's that attention to detail that goes with our addiction which sets most of us apart. Below is a comparison... to much rain to get a good pic in my tiny garage.

(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/VanityPlateComparisonreduced_zps9b502602.png) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/VanityPlateComparisonreduced_zps9b502602.png.html)

Considering whether to mount a "3.5l TWIN TURBO" badge across the bottom.

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Post by: DJE624 on November 22, 2013, 08:15:08 PM
I like the one on the top.  Just kidding !  It looks great!  I'll bet it looks even better when on, adding a splash of color the the Black SHO.  Well done! 
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Post by: SHOdded on November 23, 2013, 01:19:38 AM
New plate is nice!  You only get 1 year registration in AZ?
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Post by: 2Canches on November 23, 2013, 01:55:50 AM
Um wow! Looked @ all the plate colours. Up in BC Canada. You get one. & I think it's ugly


Regular & Vanity
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on November 23, 2013, 02:26:37 PM
Thanks Guys!    :thankyou:

There are a lot of styles available in AZ.  Yea, unfortunately, I must agree with you 2Canches about the BC tags.
The fee associated with the vanity plate ($25 over the regular plate fees/year) gets donated to the chosen organization listed on the plate if you choose one other than standard. We also don't have front plates.  This makes the front of the car look better if you get a vehicle that doesn't even have a front license plate holder or, worse indentations and holes in your front bumper.  Also, the state sends 2 plates, so if it gets looking funky there's a back-up.
 
SHOdded, see what I meant about noticing detail! In AZ vehicles can get 2 years at a time... it's just where I was in the cycle.... all the trailers (horse, utility, etc.) have lifetime AZ plates (no renewal even if sold).
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Post by: SHOdded on November 23, 2013, 02:37:35 PM
Very interesting.  Thanks for the elaboration!
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Post by: DJE624 on November 23, 2013, 02:47:30 PM
I filled her up with 93.  There is a nice area of concrete pavement nearby.  On a roll, She barked when I nailed it, again when the tubos kicked and then into second.  Three barks in one. It was fun!
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Post by: SHOdded on November 23, 2013, 06:29:44 PM
That's the way to rip up the pavement, Dave!  :D
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 23, 2013, 06:31:10 PM
Don'tcha just love it when things work... EBs are fun to drive. :thumbsup:
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Post by: DJE624 on November 23, 2013, 07:09:38 PM
LOL  Actually, taking off from the light, the guy next to me thought he was going to merge ahead of me so I went from normal acceleration to nailing it.  Each time it barked the front slid a little to the right.  I was like whoa!   
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 23, 2013, 07:44:26 PM
You know you loved it... So do I.  They think they are sitting by a big gook-wagon sedan...... then Whoooooooossshhh! Like that right rearview mirror says:

Objects in Mirror are
     too slow
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Post by: SHOdded on November 23, 2013, 09:05:26 PM
Objects in Mirror are
     too slow
LOL
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Post by: black99lightning on November 25, 2013, 01:55:36 PM
ordered LMS AIW for the Esport.
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Post by: Kolk1 on November 25, 2013, 02:45:12 PM
Added 3.5L badge. I also took my trailer hitch off for the winter. Since it takes 5 minutes, and dont plan on using it again until spring, I dont see a reason to lug it around all the time.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/Kolk1/9AE65017-58F2-4543-8A7A-CDA43863251A.jpg)

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Post by: crash712us on November 25, 2013, 04:32:46 PM
Nice job Kolk, I did the same thing to mine. Except my letter spacing is stock I will have to spread out to match the width of the new badge.
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Post by: Scott13SHO on November 25, 2013, 04:35:56 PM
I had to add nearly 7 PSI to each tire this AM after my low tire sensor got tripped off. Last time I drove the car it' was in the 40-50 and it was 25 this AM.


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Post by: adelsin on November 25, 2013, 05:08:16 PM
What tire psi do yall normally keep?

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Scott13SHO on November 25, 2013, 05:14:11 PM
Should be at 35PSI.


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Post by: BiGMaC on November 25, 2013, 11:53:26 PM
Added 3.5L badge. I also took my trailer hitch off for the winter. Since it takes 5 minutes, and dont plan on using it again until spring, I dont see a reason to lug it around all the time.

([url]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/Kolk1/9AE65017-58F2-4543-8A7A-CDA43863251A.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/Kolk1/F378ADBC-3966-4375-B6A4-0887592FE826.jpg[/url])


Good Job!  Looks great!
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Post by: DJE624 on November 29, 2013, 09:00:49 PM
Took her out to the spray wash joint, dressed the tires and wiped off the wheels.  AND, I just got done ordering my SHO fender "vents". 
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Post by: SHOdded on November 30, 2013, 01:13:37 AM
Took her out to the spray wash joint, dressed the tires and wiped off the wheels.  AND, I just got done ordering my SHO fender "vents". 
You know the rule, Dave.  Pics or ban  :nono: :))
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Post by: TSS on November 30, 2013, 07:39:48 AM
Did a 3m fuel system clean.

Also, agree, keep the tires at 35 psi COLD.
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Post by: SHOdded on November 30, 2013, 09:03:16 AM
Did a 3m fuel system clean.

Is this something you do regularly, or have you noticed tangible benefits?  TIA.
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Post by: DJE624 on November 30, 2013, 09:33:29 AM
Took her out to the spray wash joint, dressed the tires and wiped off the wheels.  AND, I just got done ordering my SHO fender "vents". 
You know the rule, Dave.  Pics or ban  :nono: :))

LOL  You KNOW I will have pics.  Should have the vents between Weds and Fri.  In the meantime, I'll be pulling the C pillar emblems and trunk emblem.  Then see what I can do about separating the Sho letters from the Ecoboost. 

Many thanks to BIGMAC for sending me a spare trunk lid emblem so if I mess up the job, I'll have a spare.
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 30, 2013, 09:43:41 AM
Did a 3m fuel system clean.

Is this something you do regularly, or have you noticed tangible benefits?  TIA.

What SHOdded asked... TIA2
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on November 30, 2013, 10:02:32 AM
Then see what I can do about separating the SHO letters from the Ecoboost.

Not gonna say it was easy, but patient, repetitious passes with an X-acto knife will get you to achieve your intended goal.

Well that and a steady hand!

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Post by: DJE624 on November 30, 2013, 10:23:47 AM
Thanks Mike.  That's kinda what I was thinking.  I have a silver paint marker I can touch up the bottoms of the letters with.  Shouldn't be noticeable.  On the vents, I believe you just wedge a credit card or plastic scraper in the gap to push in the tabs.  I'll have the new ones so I'll know where the tabs are.
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Post by: bpd1151 on November 30, 2013, 11:26:31 AM
On the vents, I believe you just wedge a credit card or plastic scraper in the gap to push in the tabs.  I'll have the new ones so I'll know where the tabs are.


There's a guide hole, located at the rear of each vent.

Additionally, there are tabs located all along the top, and bottom edges.

Start at the rear, using a plastic putty knife, or any other (non-marring) type of wedge to pop out the old vent.

Here's a few pics of mine from wwwwwaaaaaayyyyyyyy back in the day:

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/SHO%20custom%201%20off%20misc%20stuff/SHOMisc003.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/SHO%20custom%201%20off%20misc%20stuff/SHOMisc003.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/SHO%20custom%201%20off%20misc%20stuff/SHOMisc005.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/SHO%20custom%201%20off%20misc%20stuff/SHOMisc005.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/SHO%20custom%201%20off%20misc%20stuff/SHOMisc006.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/SHO%20custom%201%20off%20misc%20stuff/SHOMisc006.jpg.html)

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Post by: DJE624 on November 30, 2013, 11:45:41 AM
Excellent!  Thanks.  Should be a breeze.
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Post by: TSS on November 30, 2013, 01:02:52 PM
RE the 3M cleaning and tune up.  I am doing it every 18 mos or so.  No noticeable differences.  But, lots of crap comes out of the tail pipes.  With DI engines, it just seems like a good idea for 30 bucks.  Plus its kind of fun to do. There is a great video on YouTube using the system on an SHO.  It is 3 parts.  One part goes in gas tank.  Then there is a throttle body cleaner, then the main cleaner which gets inserted with a tube into the TB area.  The video is mucher clearer than I am.  Lol
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Post by: BiGMaC on November 30, 2013, 03:38:40 PM
Thanks TSS.... can't hurt.  I will say that 40 years ago we dumped "Marvel Mystery Oil" in and it made a hell of a smoke cloud when it burned.  LOL

bpd ... Thanks for the pic of the SHO vent... Was wondering about the fasteners.  I'll be watching DJ's progress pics (hope) as well as his finished product.  I'm considering a custom billet badge to replace the stock one that  could be dimly backlit through the area that's black now using subdued color (even a blinker type)
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Post by: DJE624 on December 02, 2013, 05:09:02 PM
Took the emblems off the SHO in preparation of the new "vents".  The C pillar emblems kinda just popped right off.  The trunk emblem was a bear.  Left half the rubber foam which had to be worked off with my finger nails.  A little Mother's scratch remover and some wax, you'd never know where they were.  I'm hoping to get the "vents" by Wednesday. Tomorrow, I'll start trying to get the SHO and Ecoboost apart.  Not sure but I might just leave the trunk plain.  I'll have to see.  Now, I have the two C pillar emblems.  What to do with those?  Hum.
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on December 02, 2013, 05:48:43 PM
I used a heat gun to loosen up adhesive enough to work some brake cleaner behind glue..
Then they just pulled right off. Glue and all. Brake cleaner removed all excess glue too with no issues..
Careful with heat gun .. Not to close and constant movement..


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Post by: BiGMaC on December 02, 2013, 08:02:06 PM
Took the emblems off the SHO in preparation of the new "vents".  The C pillar emblems kinda just popped right off.  The trunk emblem was a bear.  Left half the rubber foam which had to be worked off with my finger nails.  A little Mother's scratch remover and some wax, you'd never know where they were.  I'm hoping to get the "vents" by Wednesday. Tomorrow, I'll start trying to get the SHO and Ecoboost apart.  Not sure but I might just leave the trunk plain.  I'll have to see.  Now, I have the two C pillar emblems.  What to do with those?  Hum.

Pics from time to time please   :pokey:

DJ, before you put anything back on the paint take a good look from multiple angles, if not with LEDs.  Often a "hologram" has developed and you need to polish a little mor aggressively to get it to disappear.... I had them on my 2013 in AZ sun.  :buff:
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Post by: DJE624 on December 02, 2013, 08:35:15 PM
Yeah, that emblem was on there for three years.  I think the SHO being white really helped a lot.  It doesn't fade like a darker color.  I checked it out really closely at all angles and you really can't tell where the emblem was mounted.  I only waxed the C pillar but I think I'll go back over it with a scratch remover/wax combo maybe.  I took the wax off pretty fast and had to buff out the wet spots but, it is clean and smooth there too.  I'll have a new set of pics soon.  Thanks!
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Post by: SHOdded on December 03, 2013, 01:10:07 AM
 :quickdraw: more pics, yay!
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on December 05, 2013, 08:08:00 AM
Updated my SYNC system to the latest GEN 2 3.6 version. Also downloaded a bunch of wallpaper/backgrounds to change up the display.
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Post by: Johng on December 06, 2013, 07:49:26 PM
My Ecoboost had its grille pulled had the upper and lower lights pulled as well as the hood blown off and sitting on a lift with its  wheels and tires removed as well. bUt its all for a good reason... Striker, Trucks, Nitto, Rigid and Robert with Plain and Simple lights are supplying the replacements. Stay Tuned..
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 06, 2013, 08:08:25 PM
Updated my SYNC system to the latest GEN 2 3.6 version. Also downloaded a bunch of wallpaper/backgrounds to change up the display.

No more nav glitches?
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Post by: SHOdded on December 06, 2013, 09:14:29 PM
My Ecoboost had its grille pulled had the upper and lower lights pulled as well as the hood blown off and sitting on a lift with its  wheels and tires removed as well. bUt its all for a good reason... Striker, Trucks, Nitto, Rigid and Robert with Plain and Simple lights are supplying the replacements. Stay Tuned..
Cool!  Faster & Meaner result, I bet :)
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Post by: DJE624 on December 10, 2013, 03:10:56 PM
I got the SHO letters separated from the Ecoboost on the rear emblem and touched up the bottoms with silver paint.  Hopefully, it won't be noticeable. It looks like about half the bottoms were attached and didn't get chromed. 

Does any body have some good pictures on where they placed just the letters in relation to the crease and the tail light?  I'd love to check a few applications out.  Thanks!
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Post by: panther427 on December 10, 2013, 03:36:28 PM
Could mount them inside the car on the door. Inside center console. Apply them to your favorite glass drinking container, take them to a tattoo artist as guilds for a new tat. Make them into a 3 finger ring to show off your bling. Attach to tool box, help out a local ricer at Walmart and give them a new emblem on there Honda civic powered by rotary-LS1-SHOspeed6tech. Bejewel them and give them to your wife as super rare and expensive fomoco earings.. the options are endless.
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Post by: DJE624 on December 10, 2013, 03:40:56 PM
Could mount them inside the car on the door. Inside center console. Apply them to your favorite glass drinking container, take them to a tattoo artist as guilds for a new tat. Make them into a 3 finger ring to show off your bling. Attach to tool box, help out a local ricer at Walmart and give them a new emblem on there Honda civic powered by rotary-LS1-SHOspeed6tech. Bejewel them and give them to your wife as super rare and expensive fomoco earings.. the options are endless.

LOL  If I had Tats, one would be a SHO!  I do have the small C pillar emblems.  I was going to see if there was a good spot on the interior of the front doors.  I don't know but, it's too darn cold out to be fiddling with that.   
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Post by: panther427 on December 10, 2013, 03:47:18 PM
Got my weathertech floor liners installed. That was exhausting.
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Post by: SHOdded on December 10, 2013, 04:40:42 PM
LOL  If I had Tats, one would be a SHO!
Dave with SHO Tats, this I gotta see :D
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Post by: DJE624 on December 10, 2013, 05:05:43 PM
LOL  If I had Tats, one would be a SHO!
Dave with SHO Tats, this I gotta see :D

LOL  Don't hold your breath.  I'm too old for tattoos anymore.
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Post by: Rich196 on December 10, 2013, 05:06:14 PM
Updated my SYNC system to the latest GEN 2 3.6 version. Also downloaded a bunch of wallpaper/backgrounds to change up the display.

If you don't mind me asking, Where did you get your downloads from for wallpaper and background? 
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Post by: crash712us on December 10, 2013, 06:27:19 PM
I got the SHO letters separated from the Ecoboost on the rear emblem and touched up the bottoms with silver paint.  Hopefully, it won't be noticeable. It looks like about half the bottoms were attached and didn't get chromed. 

Does any body have some good pictures on where they placed just the letters in relation to the crease and the tail light?  I'd love to check a few applications out.  Thanks!


Here ya go Dave.
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l583/crash712us/CIMG0075.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/crash712us/media/CIMG0075.jpg.html)
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Post by: DJE624 on December 10, 2013, 06:32:32 PM
Thanks Chris!  That looks like a pretty good placement.
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Post by: SHOdded on December 10, 2013, 08:22:55 PM
LOL  Don't hold your breath.  I'm too old for tattoos anymore.
How about cutting out "SHO" in a shirt sleeve and taping the sleeve to your arm while driving in the sun?  Better than falling asleep with your face on the emblem in the sun?
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 11, 2013, 10:05:08 PM
Thanks Chris!  That looks like a pretty good placement.

Go for it Dave... bandaids and all! LOL  We wanna see!
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Post by: DJE624 on December 13, 2013, 12:36:57 PM
Did the Typhoon and got her washed. 
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 15, 2013, 08:27:54 AM
Jealous... I couldn't get the time to wash the car this weekend... and you know how I am about paint!  :smiley-faces-75:
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Post by: SHOdded on December 15, 2013, 02:17:13 PM
As long as you don't get any "Arizona striping" on the SHO, we'll all survive :D
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 15, 2013, 04:34:58 PM
...and i was gonna go 4 wheelin' tomorrow... LOL
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on December 15, 2013, 08:25:23 PM
I got to drive the Flex for about 5hrs and made several adjustments to Megan Coilovers. Looks like front needs to be softer than the rear from the construction zone paving input!  One starts as stiffest setting and backs up.  Front is now 20 clicks back ( 12 of 32 hard) and rear is 17 clicks back (15 of 32). 
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Post by: LowFrequencies on December 20, 2013, 07:45:20 AM
(http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab13/TJBass/0E5F6D16-EFDC-400B-A075-F09EFC1FAC38_zpsd3khgzi3.jpg)

Had a little misfire problem, I think I might know why.. :P

New set of plugs put in, 93 tune loaded and good to go!
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Post by: SHOdded on December 20, 2013, 08:30:54 AM
How many miles on your old plugs, LowFrequencies?
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Post by: LowFrequencies on December 20, 2013, 08:53:29 AM
I'm not sure.  The motor got swapped at 18.5k (dealership changed a lifter and truck developed a lovely knock).  They swapped a bunch of things over and I'm not sure if they put new plugs or not.  If they didn't, 43k.  If they did, about 25k.
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Post by: SHOdded on December 20, 2013, 12:15:14 PM
ok, thanks!
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 21, 2013, 01:45:18 AM
Finally got around to starting the conversion of all remaining incandescent bulbs to LEDs.... Started with the back-ups, used the same ones geswek described in the thread he did. No external resistor required here. Time<10min with pics. Sorry for the dirty car.. it's a DD, rained last nite and today, live on a dirt (now mud) road, & haven't washed in 10 days.

First pic doesn't show brightness well... but the L side is LED and the R side is stock... good color temp match.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/LED%20Conversion%202013%20Taurus%20SHO/LsideLEDRightSideNL_zpsbe272078.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/LED%20Conversion%202013%20Taurus%20SHO/LsideLEDRightSideNL_zpsbe272078.jpg.html)
This second pic shows the LEDs in both... they are considerably brighter than stock. The yellow light on the ground is from the stock license plate lights.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/LED%20Conversion%202013%20Taurus%20SHO/LEDBUsInstalled_zps026a6073.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/LED%20Conversion%202013%20Taurus%20SHO/LEDBUsInstalled_zps026a6073.jpg.html)
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Post by: SHOdded on December 21, 2013, 04:05:17 AM
Must get conversion completed by XMas, so you have it ready to stand beside the XMas tree!
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Post by: DJE624 on December 21, 2013, 08:12:32 AM
Very Nice! 
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 21, 2013, 08:58:57 AM
Must get conversion completed by XMas, so you have it ready to stand beside the XMas tree!

Santa's bringing the rest... I'm moving the tree into the garage!
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on December 21, 2013, 09:38:21 AM
I have driven 2,000 mi in Flex since last Sunday AM.  Coilovers have gotten a good workout.  Finding it hard to adjust them to ride decent on wash board winter roads in IA & IL.  Down to around #8 setting on front from 32 being hardest. I also get an occasional KLUNK on drivers side front.  Wondering if that spring needs to be tightened up some? Rear set at about 17 and for some reason is only now as harsh as front.

Any opinions?  Handling is more precise, even with Goodyear RS-A's which were set at 42lbs cold before I left FL at 70 deg temps.

Averaged 69.5 mph for 1616 mi trip (GPS #) from my drive to son's!  Gas got cheaper from FL to here.  Reg started out at $3.52 in Naples and was $2.77 in Mason City yesterday.  93 was only $3.11 there VS $3.95 in Naples.  Even IL was $2.99 Reg!  Usually it's the highest.  On Oct 31-Nov 2, Gas prices from IA to FL only varied about $.15 all the way down and including Naples.  Can you say being shafted now!!!!
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Post by: n8rfastback on December 22, 2013, 12:48:06 PM
Changed oil, ptu oil, rear diff oil, and rotated tires today.  As soon as my spark plugs come in I'll change them out, and clean out the throttle body as well. 
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Post by: DJE624 on December 22, 2013, 12:52:09 PM
Changed oil, ptu oil, rear diff oil, and rotated tires today.  As soon as my spark plugs come in I'll change them out, and clean out the throttle body as well. 

Nice job!  That ought to get you a couple tenths.
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 22, 2013, 01:42:01 PM
The joys of ownership!   :ok:
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Post by: n8rfastback on December 22, 2013, 03:16:14 PM
Yea it was due!  I need shocks and struts, and then some catless downpipes!  Lol
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 22, 2013, 03:23:11 PM
Ya' for sure!... Don't we all "need" mods that about equal the costs of our rides!?  :rofl:
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Post by: SHOdded on December 22, 2013, 05:29:49 PM
Changed oil, ptu oil, rear diff oil, and rotated tires today.  As soon as my spark plugs come in I'll change them out, and clean out the throttle body as well. 
You deserve an ATTABOY for that!  :thumb:  Job well done.
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Post by: n8rfastback on December 22, 2013, 09:28:36 PM
I love working on the SHO!  Wish I had more cash to do so.
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Post by: bpd1151 on December 22, 2013, 10:15:19 PM
Made good use of the ventilated seat feature after blasting a good one into the cushion today.

Whew..... certainly no need to remind my body not to eat White Castle's again.

That's for sure!

:nuclear:

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Post by: BiGMaC on December 22, 2013, 10:30:43 PM
Made good use of the ventilated seat feature after blasting a good one into the cushion today.

Whew..... certainly no need to remind my body not to eat White Castle's again.

That's for sure!

:nuclear:

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Underwear OK?
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Post by: bpd1151 on December 22, 2013, 10:33:50 PM
I haven't checked it.

Should I post a pic of w/e it does end up looking like?

Lmao  :Picard2:

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Post by: DJE624 on December 22, 2013, 10:36:36 PM
TMI guys.
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Post by: bpd1151 on December 22, 2013, 10:40:04 PM
Haha yes Dad.

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Post by: SHOdded on December 23, 2013, 02:27:39 AM
Thermo Nuclear Implosion?  J/K :D
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Post by: EcoBrick Bob on December 23, 2013, 08:07:52 AM
Made good use of the ventilated seat feature after blasting a good one into the cushion today.

Whew..... certainly no need to remind my body not to eat White Castle's again.

That's for sure!

:nuclear:

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Post by: pejohnson on December 23, 2013, 12:34:41 PM
I just spent the last week off and on detailing my SHO.  Exterior - wash, clay bar, polished, and 3 coats of wax.  Interior - vacuumed and leather treatment.  Wheels - removed, washed inside and out, 3 coats of wax, installed tire treatment, and re-installed.  Misc. - cleaned and detailed the engine bay and wheel wells.  I have it in the garage stored now for the winter.  Let's hope winter ends quick as I am itching to take it out and show it off. 
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Post by: SHOdded on December 23, 2013, 04:43:26 PM
I just spent the last week off and on detailing my SHO.
Hope you snapped some pics for the ROTM entry!  That's a great place to show it off :)
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Post by: DJE624 on December 23, 2013, 04:50:40 PM
Taking off front plate and ordering bumper plugs tonight.  I have the tint for my headlights and rear reflectors but, I'm gonna hold off until we have steady lows of 32+.  Might be a while! 
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Post by: SHOdded on December 23, 2013, 05:21:38 PM
Santa needs to get you an infrared curing booth, Dave!
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 23, 2013, 05:37:58 PM
Gave the bull a bath.... blow dry... no touch... I love a clean car!  :clap:

Time for a Shocktop! :beer:
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Post by: DJE624 on December 23, 2013, 05:39:15 PM
LOL  Yeah, my car is thawing out in the garage now with the door to the house open.  Have to sneak it in there when I can!

It's supposed to be up to 26 xmas day.  I hope to get a spray wash anyway.  It was -1 last time I looked.
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Post by: Johng on December 25, 2013, 01:56:55 AM
Ground Force 1.5" rear level with Nitto 305/45/22 tires. The mods begin.
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Post by: SHOdded on December 25, 2013, 02:37:08 AM
Ground Force 1.5" rear level with Nitto 305/45/22 tires. The mods begin.
Am I seeing another ROTM entry here?  :D  Nice setup!
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Post by: Johng on December 25, 2013, 09:44:04 AM
I'm not sure about that but thanks.


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Post by: BiGMaC on December 25, 2013, 06:28:11 PM
Kids gave me a couple of things...
I converted all interior and exterior lights (including trunk and glovebox) to LED... except front sides and turn signals .... front side-markers and switchbacks for front turns next along with an under-hood light projecting "SHO" on to the heat blanket of the hood when open.  Tomorrow I'll put the Laminex tint on the heads and tails..... Pics TF

Johng... Enter your ride. easy!  It's sweet!
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Post by: DJE624 on December 25, 2013, 07:03:16 PM
Nice!  I can't wait to see your projection!  Good luck with the tint.  I was going to get my headlights done but I'm afraid of what below freezing temps would do to it.  Might have to wait until Spring for that.
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 25, 2013, 07:33:49 PM
I'm with you there as far as temp and adhesion... but here it will be 72o tomorrow. 
The inside is really sexy with the new LEDs.  Used 6000K interior so they are the same as the barely blue ambient lighting I like, but still brighter. :coolgleam:

Studying videos on install for Lamin-X...  :read: a little nervous, one of those "you only get one shot" deals and they need to be symmetrical... especially in back. :icon_exclaim:


Oh yea, one thing I learned on the license plate LED lights...   :smartass:  the power strip is uninsulated and all the way across the light pockets with a 2mm break between + and -. The LEDs are metal and larger diameter than the stock bulbs..... So it is EASY to short the circuit across the LED bulb body. I blew fuse #40 under the dash when I installed first time (so tails also were out.).... I had to redo it and added some foam tape over the back of the bulbs..small thing, but a PIA due to crawling under the dash. Didn't hurt the LEDs though.
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Post by: DJE624 on December 25, 2013, 07:47:08 PM
Keep the tint and the fixture pretty wet.  When it's wet you can still adjust it by peeling.  I think I would align the bottom edge of the tint with the fixture and then wrap it over the top.  Then you won't have to trim the bottom.  13's may be a little different.  You'll kinda have to see as you go but if you keep it wet it should be okay.  Try not to pull it off and on more than once or twice. 

My concern with the weather is that there will still be a micron of water under the tint.  I wouldn't want it to freeze.  Maybe it doesn't matter.  My installer wasn't as concerned as I was.  I wonder how it cures and dissipates any water in between? 
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 25, 2013, 07:53:36 PM
Thanks for the pointers!

Did you use any tools other than waht they send to get the film all the way down into the crevice between the plastic and the body?

....as far as the trapped water I suspect that the squeegee gets it out, the film breathes, and maybe the adhesive binds the little left, or maybe it's just plain magic!  LOL
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Post by: DJE624 on December 25, 2013, 08:04:59 PM
I mostly used my fingers and a wet microfiber wrapped squeegee.  MJH used a felt edged squeegee.  I used my thumb where the body line continues into the lens. (12) 

I just emailed an installer recommended by Lamin-X.  I asked if he would do it and what concerns he had about the weather. Hopefully, I'll know in the morning.
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 25, 2013, 08:20:27 PM
Way Cool... Thanks!
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 26, 2013, 01:19:36 PM
Pulled the trigger on V3 Triton switchbacks (600 lumen) from VLED.  Spoke with them and no compatible V3 for the 194 front side marker... So going with 300 lumen hi-power standard.  They said the side-marker would be a little more orange than the V3.  Got Lamin-X gunsmoke on the heads... So we'll see.  Also upgrading the puddle lights to 600 lumen from factory 30 lumen.  Pics to follow during th job and the V3 install.... Back to Lamin-X!
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Post by: DJE624 on December 26, 2013, 01:27:38 PM
Have fun!  Can't wait to see them!  I heard back from the Lamin-X installer. He wanted the car to sit in a garage for 12 hours to warm up and then 24 hours after to cure.  Looks like I will be waiting for Spring.  He also wants a lot more dough than the other guy I talked to.  Maybe if he throws in my LMS banner that Brandon forgot to send me. HEY BRANDON! 
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 27, 2013, 05:05:22 AM
Posted some pics of stages the laminex tinting of the lighting on My SHO with and without lights on and in daylight and dark in the MKS/SHO exterior section. Hope is that it will give folks an idea about what to expect with dark tinting as far as appearance and light transmission.  :shades:
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Post by: DJE624 on December 27, 2013, 09:19:15 AM
Made an appointment to get my new wheels on!  A week from today!  It's going to be a long week! 
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 27, 2013, 09:55:31 AM
Made an appointment to get my new wheels on!  A week from today!  It's going to be a long week! 

YAY!!!!  :dude:
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Post by: crash712us on December 27, 2013, 01:14:46 PM
Ordered Megan coil overs this morning.


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Post by: mjhpadi on December 27, 2013, 01:49:03 PM
Made an appointment to get my new wheels on!  A week from today!  It's going to be a long week! 
Which wheels did you decide on...or are you going to surprise us?
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Post by: SHOdded on December 27, 2013, 02:07:31 PM
Ordered Megan coil overs this morning.


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Cool!  Are you gonna have install pics?  Interested in your comparison of the coilovers & H&R springs!
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Post by: DJE624 on December 27, 2013, 02:22:15 PM
Made an appointment to get my new wheels on!  A week from today!  It's going to be a long week! 

Which wheels did you decide on...or are you going to surprise us?


They go pretty well with the grill and driving lamp bezels too! 
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Post by: crash712us on December 27, 2013, 02:27:38 PM
Can do, all though I plan to take measurements and install as same ride height I have with H&R'S.



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Post by: n8rfastback on December 27, 2013, 02:31:27 PM
Changed plugs and cleaned throttle body today! 

Here is the dirty throttle body before I started. 
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Sorry I forgot after pics of the parts, but they looked new so you get the idea.

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Post by: n8rfastback on December 27, 2013, 02:34:13 PM
Plugs came out easy after 72K, I'm actually really surprised.  I installed denso ITV22 plugs, it runs smoother now at idle for sure
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Post by: DJE624 on December 27, 2013, 02:49:56 PM
I'd say that throttle body was due for a good scrubbing. Now, you're all pretty and clean!   
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Post by: n8rfastback on December 27, 2013, 04:12:20 PM
I filled it with 93 and loaded the stage 4 tune as well, she needs a good flogging for a while on 93
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Post by: DJE624 on December 27, 2013, 05:11:57 PM
LOL  That'll be more fun than changing plugs! 
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Post by: explorergotoluvit on December 29, 2013, 03:11:59 AM
installed my headlights new projectors are amazing
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 29, 2013, 07:32:21 AM
Explorer... Doing to projectors sounds sweet!...  :icon_question: Can we see some pics?  :please:
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 29, 2013, 10:59:36 AM
A Little Help Please
 :help2:
What's the best way to access the front side-marker bulbs on a 2013 SHO?
I think I'm gonna have to do some significant R&R, just wanna' go the right way.  TIA
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Post by: DJE624 on December 29, 2013, 11:24:09 AM
You may have to remove the head light. Sorry, if you do.
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 29, 2013, 11:40:26 AM
 :cry1: Thanks Dave, I was afraid of that.

I may spend the money for a Ford repair manual to get the trick... or get the Ford house to do it. Hard to believe Ford mechanic would have to spend a couple of hours to change a $2 clearance light... but engineers designed the Titanic too!

Gonna read bpd's how to on bumper removal again.
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Post by: DJE624 on December 29, 2013, 11:57:12 AM
Yeah.  That's what I found hard to believe.  Taking off the whole front end to change a bulb!
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Post by: SHOdded on December 29, 2013, 01:40:45 PM
Probably went to the same school as the lighting engineers of the Dodge Intrepid.
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Post by: explorergotoluvit on December 29, 2013, 08:41:38 PM
added pictures http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1742.0 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1742.0)
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Post by: jim1274 on December 30, 2013, 04:59:49 PM
I ordered EBC slotted rotors and Redstuff pads, but ended up getting a call back. Apparently they're 2 weeks out on the rotors. I was planning on getting everything installed next week as I want to get off of my summer tires ASAP, so I may end up having them swap out my rotors for stoptech slotted rotors so I can have everything installed in 1 week instead of 3.... Idk.

Which rotors did you end up getting?  I am ready to pull the trigger on either the EBC or Stoptech for my non-PP '12 and am wondering what you ended up with and thoughts on results of the choice?
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 30, 2013, 06:15:01 PM
I got the LED puddle light today!   :biggrin:  So I put 'em in... 800 lumen!  ... pics later in the Lamin-X LED thread along with the vLED Triton switchbacks install pics and video.
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Post by: DJE624 on December 30, 2013, 06:51:32 PM
You're gonna light up the whole block! 
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Post by: SHOdded on December 30, 2013, 08:08:13 PM
Best be able to, with all those dark Arizona roads to prowl!  Though I'd think a whole undercar light kit (conservative color scheme of course) like BPD did might work out very well ...
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Post by: The Bone on December 30, 2013, 09:05:02 PM
Changed the spark plugs. What a challenge the back ones were LOL
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 30, 2013, 10:02:37 PM
K, I put in the puddle lights. got those and the V3 Triton switchbacks install pics and a video up in the Lamin-X... LED thread..... Comments, questions, criticisms welcomed.
You're gonna light up the whole block! 
Best be able to, with all those dark Arizona roads to prowl!  Though I'd think a whole undercar light kit (conservative color scheme of course) like BPD did might work out very well ...

and you guyz....... :rofl2:
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Post by: DJE624 on December 30, 2013, 10:12:23 PM
Trying to think of some criticisms............ :bangin:
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Post by: BiGMaC on December 30, 2013, 10:46:57 PM
LOL
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Post by: black99lightning on December 31, 2013, 06:26:20 AM
picked up the Xsport from the dealership, works package and they replaced sway bar endlinks for a clunking noise.

Dropped off the SHO for the works package.
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Post by: QuickSilver on January 01, 2014, 09:51:30 AM
picked up the Xsport from the dealership, works package and they replaced sway bar endlinks for a clunking noise.

Dropped off the SHO for the works package.

I suppose everyone knows what the 'works package' is right? Everyone but me apparantly :blush:
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Post by: DJE624 on January 01, 2014, 10:01:29 AM
I was just guessing Oil, Rotate, Inspect, etc. 
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Post by: black99lightning on January 01, 2014, 10:20:53 AM
I was just guessing Oil, Rotate, Inspect, etc.

Yep.  $54 with tax.  Not worth me going to the store, jacking the car up, rotating tires, etc....  At the dealership.  Plus I'm getting a little old for that.  Both are dealer maintaned, so if something were to ever happen if have full records of maintenance.  The L and the GTO I get my techs at work to change the oil as they are both way out of any warranties.
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Post by: black99lightning on January 01, 2014, 10:24:31 AM
Changed the spark plugs. What a challenge the back ones were LOL

Is that your GT500?  What year?  Just traded my 2009 on the Explorer....the things we do to keep our wives happy.
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 01, 2014, 10:35:51 AM
I was just guessing Oil, Rotate, Inspect, etc.


Yep.  $54 with tax.  Not worth me going to the store, jacking the car up, rotating tires, etc....  At the dealership.  Plus I'm getting a little old for that.  Both are dealer maintaned, so if something were to ever happen if have full records of maintenance.  The L and the GTO I get my techs at work to change the oil as they are both way out of any warranties.


Interesting.. What is the tax rate in Louisiana... The Works Package is $39.95 and usually labor isn't taxed..... They tapped you for $14.00?
http://www.localdealerdeals.com/Arizona/Mesa/Automotive/Ford_Lincoln_And_Mercury_Oil_And_Lube_Service/PPC/ (http://www.localdealerdeals.com/Arizona/Mesa/Automotive/Ford_Lincoln_And_Mercury_Oil_And_Lube_Service/PPC/)
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Post by: SHOdded on January 01, 2014, 01:49:19 PM
Well, they only give yout 5 qts of oil with the pkg, so add on another 5 bucks for the 6th.  Rest, no idea.  My OTD cost is $44.95.
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 01, 2014, 06:16:30 PM
Just finished a wash and exterior detail on the bull.... In trouble!  Wife wanted me to rake leaves!  :chop:
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Post by: DJE624 on January 01, 2014, 06:24:38 PM
LOL  At least you know what is more important! 
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Post by: black99lightning on January 02, 2014, 07:32:44 AM
waiting impatiently for my tune to show up in email.
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Post by: mval on January 02, 2014, 07:55:09 AM
well snowed here is STL so my showtime SHO is hibernating in the garage & letting my old mopar handle the snow, ice & salt. This DD got spoiled real fast, kind of makes you think she really is a she!!!!
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Post by: DJE624 on January 02, 2014, 08:16:37 AM
waiting impatiently for my tune to show up in email.

Also waiting impatiently.  My wheels are "Out for delivery".  If at all possible, I'm going to try and get them on today.  If not, I have an appointment in less than 25 hours.  It was very frustrating seeing them sit for two days only 90 miles away and then another two days only 30 miles away!
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Post by: SHOdded on January 02, 2014, 08:24:04 AM
I know what you mean, Dave!  This Year End business has messed up delivery schedules bigtime.
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Post by: crash712us on January 02, 2014, 08:31:46 AM
Same boat here guys, as I plan to install coil over saturday and scheduled to arrive here tomorrow. But its been snowing for 2 day straight. Not looking good.
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Post by: vernonator on January 02, 2014, 11:24:06 AM
Took mine to the dealer for those last mile warranty items (am at 35,750mi) - replaced tail lights (peeling chrome) tested fuel tank (passed no recall replacemnt) and replaced a leaky door seal on the drives rear door. Now if it would just warm up enough for me to rinse all the salt and grime of I will be happy (high next monday here -4....yes MINUS 4 for the HIGH)....

I have been VERY happy with the reliablity of my SHO, the Tail Light chrome is the only thing I have had to claim warranty on, it has been rock solid for 36K mi (10K w/tune)....
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Post by: DJE624 on January 02, 2014, 04:01:16 PM
Got my wheels on!  Check it out!

http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1615.new#new (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1615.new#new)
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 02, 2014, 04:16:03 PM
Got my wheels on!  Check it out!

[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1615.new#new[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1615.new#new[/url])


Ya', Sahweeeet!
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Post by: DJE624 on January 02, 2014, 04:46:18 PM
Thanks!  I love them.
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Post by: crash712us on January 03, 2014, 08:14:01 AM
Coil overs have arrived!(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/03/mude4e7a.jpg)

Thanks 4dr for the smoking deal!

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Post by: SwampRat on January 03, 2014, 08:27:58 AM
Crash   .. I'm  jealous  ... wish Megan would get on the ball for the 2013+ models
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Post by: crash712us on January 03, 2014, 08:33:12 AM
Crash   .. I'm  jealous  ... wish Megan would get on the ball for the 2013+ models
I believe Megan has opened a door of opportunity, now just have to wait to see if someone lets them have a vehicle for fitment.
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Post by: SwampRat on January 03, 2014, 08:45:24 AM
Member dcpatters is waiting  for a reply from Walter Chen at Megan to use  His SHO for R&D   ... supposed to be sometime soon .
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Post by: DJE624 on January 03, 2014, 09:11:57 AM
Coil overs have arrived!([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/03/mude4e7a.jpg[/url])

Thanks 4dr for the smoking deal!

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Very cool.  We'll be very interested in your impressions. 
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 03, 2014, 10:41:56 AM
Coil overs have arrived!([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/03/mude4e7a.jpg[/url])

Thanks 4dr for the smoking deal!

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Very cool.  We'll be very interested in your impressions. 


Ya' we will!  .....and pics!
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 03, 2014, 11:33:29 AM
Going this afternoon to Black Market Racing for the baseline stock AWD dyno... 4:30 planned... Then performance mods begin!   Also hope 4DR will be there...
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Post by: DJE624 on January 03, 2014, 11:45:11 AM
Good Luck!  You should be right around 300 WHP. 
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 03, 2014, 02:03:41 PM
Seems like that's what the SHO gen does stock (295-300 WHP)... we'll see. it's for a baseline. I'll post it later tonight. 

I'll be doing hotpipes and downpipes as soon as they come in and dyno at each mod to get a feel for what I'm doing.  Plan a tune after CAI decision or development with 4DR.  He and I will be discussing with Jeremy at BMR this afternoon. Then I can  see what the tune alone does with the mods as well as have the tune built for them.
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Post by: bpd1151 on January 03, 2014, 03:04:53 PM
Baseline averages for the SHO's, range between 277-282whp.

At least for the 10-12's.

I haven't seen any baseline '13+ dyno pulls documented yet.

:popcorn:

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Post by: DJE624 on January 03, 2014, 03:18:02 PM
Mine was 297.  It's a freak! 

Tom, don't waste money on a dyno pull just for hot pipes. 
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 03, 2014, 04:06:40 PM
It's a '13.... We'll know in about an hour what is has now.
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Post by: DJE624 on January 03, 2014, 04:11:28 PM
Cool.  We are anxious to hear! 
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Post by: black99lightning on January 03, 2014, 08:48:38 PM
loaded the tune in the Explorer.  What a difference.  BTW, why does the Explorer spin the tires and the SHO doesn't?  The SHO is a nonPP.  Not that I necessarily want it to spin, but I've always thought the SHO is soft down low, even with the 4+ tune.
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Post by: crash712us on January 04, 2014, 06:09:04 PM
Installed Megan racing coil overs today, not doing right up as 4dr has pretty adequate right already. However I do plan to read over his again to, as I think there is 1 or 2 key notes that I don't recall seeing. All in all job went pretty smooth, had a couple hiccups on the 1st axle. But the 2nd front axle was done in 1/4 of the time 1st one took. And the rears are super easy.

Driving impression: Well for the 4 miles I have drove normally cause weather is crap, the ride was quite nice and maybe a little to soft with the settings I have them on.

Will report back more in near future as I will be doing front pads ASAP found that out today my pads are nearly all worn out.

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Post by: DJE624 on January 04, 2014, 06:13:55 PM
Sounds good Chris!
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Post by: SHOdded on January 04, 2014, 10:25:18 PM
:thumb: on the coilovers getting installed.  Original brakes, Chris?
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 04, 2014, 10:30:17 PM
Awesome!  Great mod!  I'll be interested in the setting you finally settle on... and some before and after pics maybe?
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Post by: crash712us on January 05, 2014, 11:07:15 AM
:thumb: on the coilovers getting installed.  Original brakes, Chris?
No, EBC red stuff with maybe 25k on them.
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 05, 2014, 05:02:17 PM
I've wanted a set of these since bigmoneycloser picked up a set, manufactured by Performance Pedals, for his 2014 Explorer Sport... and I found out they weren't available for the SHO (or any Taurus since '09)  :cry1: So I corresponded with them and got the info on what they need to fabricate them.

Well.... I finally got around to doing the R&R and taking all the measurements and pics for Chip at Performance Pedals to make the FIRST set for the 2013 SHO.  :biggrin:   It will be an original for a while. They should fit 2010-2014 so anyone can order once this happens!  :beer2:

We'll see how long it takes.

The website is at http://www.performancepedals.com/billetaluminumpedals.html (http://www.performancepedals.com/billetaluminumpedals.html) if you're interested.  I chose the Black powder coat grid with silver countersink pattern  (pic below), but once the jig is made it should be available in all their styles.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/Performancepedalsstyle_zpsa723be84.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/Performancepedalsstyle_zpsa723be84.jpg.html)
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Post by: DJE624 on January 05, 2014, 05:20:58 PM
Good work Tom! 
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Post by: SHOdded on January 05, 2014, 06:43:47 PM
Pedal Power, Ho!!!
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on January 05, 2014, 07:15:03 PM
Hopefully installing pedals tomorrow if time permits...
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 05, 2014, 07:59:06 PM
BMC... sure you'll beat me.  The site says 3 weeks for powder coating.. but they also have to build the CAD jig for mine. so i'm ready to be patient for a couple of months.
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Post by: Shonuff1140 on January 06, 2014, 04:42:28 AM
It's just that hideous emergency break pedal that really bothers me. I hope the next SHO has either an electronic or pull handle one.
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 06, 2014, 03:34:04 PM
I've wanted a set of these since bigmoneycloser picked up a set, manufactured by Performance Pedals, for his 2014 Explorer Sport... and I found out they weren't available for the SHO (or any Taurus since '09)  :cry1: So I corresponded with them and got the info on what they need to fabricate them.

Well.... I finally got around to doing the R&R and taking all the measurements and pics for Chip at Performance Pedals to make the FIRST set for the 2013 SHO.  :biggrin:   It will be an original for a while. They should fit 2010-2014 so anyone can order once this happens!  :beer2:

We'll see how long it takes.


The website is at [url]http://www.performancepedals.com/billetaluminumpedals.html[/url] ([url]http://www.performancepedals.com/billetaluminumpedals.html[/url]) if you're interested.  I chose the Black powder coat grid with silver countersink pattern  (pic below), but once the jig is made it should be available in all their styles.
([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/Performancepedalsstyle_zpsa723be84.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/Performancepedalsstyle_zpsa723be84.jpg.html[/url])


Got an email from Chip at Performance Pedals... He related that the info I sent was perfect and that they would start drawing up the CAD for the fabrication of the pedals!   :yeah: Now the waiting starts.  :lurk:
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Post by: DJE624 on January 06, 2014, 03:55:12 PM
Good work Tom! 
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on January 06, 2014, 04:20:42 PM
Pedals installed... They look and feel great...

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The picks didn't come out great but they are very nice..

Also got the brakes bled and damn these things got some bite now..
Here is a pic with the black coating off...
Everything dirty from the crao weather..
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Post by: DJE624 on January 06, 2014, 04:39:40 PM
They look great!  Pedals and brakes! 
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 06, 2014, 04:52:28 PM
Supergood!!!
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Post by: Shonuff1140 on January 06, 2014, 06:01:37 PM
Looks awesome!
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Post by: DJE624 on January 10, 2014, 06:49:49 PM
Got the TPMS straightened out, got the headlights tinted and got my Livernois banner put on.  Sitting in the garage curing now.
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Post by: Brucelinc on January 13, 2014, 09:56:57 AM
I was a balmly 40 degrees in Minneapolis yesterday so I washed my cars in the driveway with a bucket and garden hose.  It is great to get rid of some crud that the car wash misses.

On Saturday, I replaced the blend door motor that had crapped out during our arctic blast last week.  I also installed a new 875 CCA battery.  I am ready for the next stupid-cold blast, although I hope it doesn't come!
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Post by: DJE624 on January 13, 2014, 10:08:05 AM
Looks great Bruce!  Yeah, I'm hoping after last week that the worst is over.  I was tempted to get the hose out yesterday but there is still too much snow and ice in our subdivision.
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Post by: SHOdded on January 13, 2014, 12:38:38 PM
The MKS looks really nice out & about in the sun!  I just ordered a wrap for the battery to see how much it can improve crank time.  When we were running single digits here, I thought the thing was DEAD!
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Post by: black99lightning on January 13, 2014, 12:47:20 PM
BMC, brakes look great.
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Post by: DJE624 on January 13, 2014, 01:30:43 PM
Today I got the condensation out of my one tail light.  It was kind of a pain.  You have to take the whole assembly out.  I tried using a hair dryer but it wasn't working well.  So, I wrapped part of a paper towel around a pencil and taped it on.  That worked great!  I just reached in there and dabbed the few drops up.  Then I finished it off with the dryer.  It worked best with a funnel.  I shoved the funnel into the bulb holes which fed the hot air deep into the fixture.  The space around the funnel left a space for air to get out and have circulation.  If anybody has that ugly condensation in their lights, this ought to do the trick! 
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 13, 2014, 01:50:55 PM
Great top Dave!
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Post by: dalum on January 13, 2014, 03:50:24 PM
Changed the oil after driving her hard and putting her away wet.

Installed my v3 tritons and the orange LEDs in one don't work. But they didn't kill my bcm this time with the new adapters so that's great.

I made a high speed slo mo video of the stock bulb vs the led flashing on my iPhone 5s.  It's very easy to tell how fast the led turns on and off.


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Post by: BiGMaC on January 13, 2014, 04:07:20 PM
Changed the oil after driving her hard and putting her away wet.

Installed my v3 tritons and the orange LEDs in one don't work. But they didn't kill my bcm this time with the new adapters so that's great.

I made a high speed slo mo video of the stock bulb vs the led flashing on my iPhone 5s.  It's very easy to tell how fast the led turns on and off.


Great! Glad the V3s are working..... I'm still very happy with them.  Based on the experience of you and kbeck the new ford adaptor does the trick. 

Thanks again for the wiring diagrams....... still not getting flashed, including DPS, SO, and 2 PDs.. so I'm gonna leave them bright for now.

Wish I had thought of slow-mo... you should post the vid
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Post by: SHOdded on January 13, 2014, 04:22:15 PM
Today I got the condensation out of my one tail light.
Do you think the seal on the taillight may be compromised?  That's what the problem usually was on the ole Gen1/2 SHO headlights.
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Post by: DJE624 on January 13, 2014, 04:54:01 PM
Today I got the condensation out of my one tail light.
Do you think the seal on the taillight may be compromised?  That's what the problem usually was on the ole Gen1/2 SHO headlights.

I'm not sure.  Busyman (my tinter) says that there are weep holes in light fixtures, maybe with little flaps, to let wetness out.  These vents could get clogged.  Mine are pretty new so I don't think if I have vents that they were clogged.    I didn't see any but only took a cursory glance around them.  I did put them in when it was warm out.  Then we had that deep freeze, then a warm up again.  It could have been that any moisture in there congealed.  I'll keep an eye on it.
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 13, 2014, 05:34:53 PM
Today I got the condensation out of my one tail light.
Do you think the seal on the taillight may be compromised?  That's what the problem usually was on the ole Gen1/2 SHO headlights.



I'm not sure.  Busyman (my tinter) says that there are weep holes in light fixtures, maybe with little flaps, to let wetness out.  These vents could get clogged.  Mine are pretty new so I don't think if I have vents that they were clogged.    I didn't see any but only took a cursory glance around them.  I did put them in when it was warm out.  Then we had that deep freeze, then a warm up again.  It could have been that any moisture in there congealed.  I'll keep an eye on it.


The '13 manual discusses this problem and what to do about it.
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Post by: DJE624 on January 13, 2014, 06:01:01 PM
Your right!  It's in the '12 manual too! 
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zpsc1b14a99.jpg)
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 13, 2014, 06:43:30 PM
Your right!  It's in the '12 manual too! 
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zpsc1b14a99.jpg[/url])


...And what could look worse inside a tinted lighting fixture on a car?   :puke:
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Post by: DJE624 on January 13, 2014, 07:40:30 PM
This is how mine used to look.
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zps3ea16abd.jpg)
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Post by: SHOdded on January 13, 2014, 07:57:45 PM
It's a feature, not a bug, darn it!!!
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 13, 2014, 08:08:09 PM
It's a feature, not a bug, darn it!!!
...and also I have a bridge i'd like to sell you.......  :P
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Post by: curry67 on January 13, 2014, 10:54:30 PM
Those tails will be next upgrade everytime I wash it it looks worse

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Post by: BiGMaC on January 17, 2014, 10:54:38 AM
Did something practical today... Weathertech Cargo/Trunk mat came today..... fits really well.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/photo_zps0fc93822.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/photo_zps0fc93822.jpg.html)
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Post by: DJE624 on January 17, 2014, 10:56:42 AM
That's pretty nice Tom!  Did you take out the stock one?
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 17, 2014, 11:35:10 AM
It just drops in after you let it/roll it to flatten and the fit is super.  Simple, but should avoid damage and staining.. I hope, LOL
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Post by: DJE624 on January 17, 2014, 11:38:04 AM
Excellent!  Nice little upgrade. 
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Post by: SHOdded on January 17, 2014, 12:10:35 PM
WeatherTech FTW!  Looks great in situ.
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on January 17, 2014, 12:40:50 PM
Going to finish assembling and installing my subwoofer for the audio system. Pictures to follow.
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on January 17, 2014, 01:43:03 PM
The wife wins this one... Her engagement ring we never bought...
She has it now...
I won't have to hide anymore mods after this...lol
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Post by: DJE624 on January 17, 2014, 01:45:26 PM
Whoa daddy!
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 17, 2014, 02:05:41 PM
MAN!!! get out the sunglasses!... good move.
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Post by: curry67 on January 17, 2014, 05:01:39 PM
That looks 10k+ good luck man lol

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Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 18, 2014, 12:23:14 PM
Wowzerz that's worth like 100 get out of jail free cards
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on January 18, 2014, 02:05:45 PM
Lol
So far so good...lol
Thx guys


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Post by: 68_GT on January 20, 2014, 06:37:10 PM
wife mod.....good investment :)
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 20, 2014, 06:56:44 PM
Ya' the usual..... detailed the bull, love it clean and shiny!

Since I can't get my wife a big diamond ring.... I waited until she was gone.. LOL
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 20, 2014, 07:33:50 PM
I can't detail the bull until the salt clears. Sucks living in the Midwest. It is gonna need some major cleansing when the weather breaks
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Post by: DJE624 on January 20, 2014, 11:51:51 PM
Went to see my bud Joe aka Busyman aka Fire Guy today.  We looked at all kinds of vinyl and ideas.  I finally decided on going with Gloss Black vinyl wrap for my window surrounds and trunk lid spear.  It's gonna look awesome!  Other choices included carbon, metallic and matte in aluminum, titanium, grey, silver, etc.  But kept coming back to the gloss black.   (My white and black theme.)  The only chrome now will be on the grill and emblems.  Here is a picture at Fire Guys Tinting with the SHO and Joe's XSport.  Heading back Wednesday to do it up! 
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/a_zpsa366fa08.jpg)
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Post by: SHOdded on January 21, 2014, 03:55:37 AM
{Eyes Glued to Screen Waiting for Next Update...)
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Post by: Shonuff1140 on January 21, 2014, 04:30:47 AM
Matte aluminum sounds awesome, kinda like new Audi's.
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Post by: DJE624 on January 21, 2014, 08:08:53 AM
Aluminum would have been cool for sure but for the windows I thought it was too close to the chrome and I was going for the white/black transition.  The spear, I just really couldn't decide or find the right stuff.  I had been thinking of doing it to match the grey in the grill.  Still might sometime.  But, for now I went with the black.
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Post by: TSS on January 21, 2014, 08:26:02 AM
Today I dropped the car off at the dealer for a check engine dummy light.  I pulled the codes and they indicated "O2 sensor signal biased/stuck lean"   and  "O2 sensor Circuit".   63K miles on the car.

They gave me a 2012 Taurus SEL (cloth seats) as a loaner and I have to say, even that is a really nice family  DD IMO. 
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Post by: DJE624 on January 21, 2014, 08:35:41 AM
Did you return to stock tune?
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 21, 2014, 08:59:04 AM
Sure hope he did for his sake
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Post by: TSS on January 21, 2014, 09:02:07 AM
I returned it to stock and put on about 200 miles before taking it in.   
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Post by: DJE624 on January 21, 2014, 09:05:31 AM
LOL  That must have been painful.
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Post by: TSS on January 21, 2014, 09:56:00 AM
LOL^^^^.  Especially driving it to and from Detroit to the AUTO SHOW.  I was all hyped up on cars and performance.  Honestly though,  weather was not that good so I would not have driven hard anyway. 

UPDATE:  Dealer called and they ordered a new evaporator purge valve - will be in tomorrow - I admit i don't know what that does or how much it should cost - under warranty - so i have the 3.7 Taurus tonight.
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Post by: futat2 on January 21, 2014, 02:26:17 PM
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UPDATE:  Dealer called and they ordered a new evaporator purge valve - will be in tomorrow - I admit i don't know what that does or how much it should cost - under warranty - so i have the 3.7 Taurus tonight.
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Nice, They are taking care of you. Now go out and get some scientific 0-60 times in that SEL.
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Post by: DJE624 on January 21, 2014, 02:51:56 PM
Stopped by my shop to warn them I'll be in there in a couple of weeks for the non-cat down pipes and third cat/resonator delete.  We will just be going with straight pipes back to the stock mufflers.  While it's there, I'll do the plugs and T Stat too! 
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Post by: bpd1151 on January 21, 2014, 04:02:22 PM
Got a couple of things completed today.....

1st, I finally received my silicone end caps that I ordered from a company in the United Kingdom.

Took literally 4 weeks to ship..... I think Custom's might've been the hang up, not sure  :dunno:

These are the caps pictured below, and are used on my Custom Air Intake Setup, where the recirculation tubes once used for the Factory BOV's, are now no longer used, as a result of the recently installed hard pipes, on the pressurized side of each turbo, which now vent the Factory BOV's to atmosphere.....

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140121_163631_098_zps3zanwllw.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140121_163631_098_zps3zanwllw.jpg.html)


Another project I finished up (for the most part) is some custom, decorative chrome caps used in the following spots:

Radiator Cap
Oil Cap
OEM Windshield Washer Cap (now my methanol tank)

I was provided these caps by a friend who owns his own custom car shop, and these were leftover from another kit, used on a completely different car.

I went one step further, and had my local sign shop, cut up some vinyl lettering to use on them, to identify which caps are for what. I'm still deciding on the radiator cap, and what, if anything, should be listed on that cap specifically..... here's some images of those:

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140121_155524_172_zpszi0xsffl.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140121_155524_172_zpszi0xsffl.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140121_155614_274_zpsq5dizits.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140121_155614_274_zpsq5dizits.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140121_155710_841_zpsymctfkow.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140121_155710_841_zpsymctfkow.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140121_155629_038_zpsnqtgqzvh.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140121_155629_038_zpsnqtgqzvh.jpg.html)

As you can see, my engine cover is still M.I.A. and I called the body shop today, to find out the status on that.

I was told due to all of the recent craptastic weather here in the Chi-Town area, their workload has increased 100 fold due to all the collision repair(s), and they are working 12hr shifts as a result.

They told me they are aiming to get it done by the end of the month. Some of you may recall that due to the recently installed hard pipes, my engine cover doesn't fit properly, due to the flanges being longer on the Factory BOV locations. So I have ot have them trim up the vertical edge of the engine cover on the Driver's Side of it..... so soon enough.

Finally, my photographer pal Jeff (of H&K Media Chicago fame....) motored on over to Extreme Grafix and dropped off the computer files to help fabricate my new 4'x8' vinyl display banner, that I plan on using for this 2014 (and subsequent years) car show season.

I ordered a pretty sharp (and large, expandable) Ravelli adjustable photo/video display stand that will hold the banner I'm having made....

This banner will incorporate the three photos, and my most updated mod list, as it somewhat appears on Jeff's homepage, under the "sponsored affiliates" tab.

The banner should be done either by the end of this week, or next, and yes, I will post a pic of that when it's completed.

But happy about getting a few more things done.

2014 ought to be a fun year as it relates to shows, and track season goes :ok:
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Post by: DJE624 on January 21, 2014, 04:07:49 PM
You've been a busy boy!  Glad some loose ends have come (or are coming) together!  I know 2014 is gonna be fun for me now! 
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 21, 2014, 04:20:16 PM
Looking good Mike!...   :coolgleam:  Should help turn heads for sure. 

Love the caps, never understood why the blowoff and rocker breathers were recirced to the turbo intake on stock.... seems wrong.
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Post by: SHOdded on January 21, 2014, 05:02:18 PM
Wow!  Keep those mods coming, Mike.  Looking forward to any pictorials you and Jeff put together for sure :thumb:
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Post by: DJE624 on January 21, 2014, 05:25:27 PM
Well, I went ahead and ordered down pipes.  I wanted to get them within two weeks and had to get in on   a batch.  Got the heat resistant treatment and NO cats. 
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Post by: SHOdded on January 21, 2014, 05:27:00 PM
Nice!
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 21, 2014, 05:33:58 PM
Good move....  :thumb: 20 or so bolt-on WHP!

Than's why I did the same.
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Post by: DJE624 on January 21, 2014, 05:39:18 PM
Yeah, I'll hopefully be pushing 365 (stock crank HP) at the wheels! Looking forward to surprising Mustangs and Camaros.
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Post by: TSS on January 21, 2014, 06:38:24 PM
Man, lots of exciting stuff going on with both of your cars !
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 21, 2014, 06:45:41 PM
Truth is everyone here has the mod-bug!  There's always something going on or being planned for most the rides here.
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Post by: DJE624 on January 21, 2014, 07:11:11 PM
It's a regular Mod-o-rama!   :clown:
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Post by: Boggus on January 21, 2014, 08:17:10 PM
Dropped mine off at the dealer in Tomball for the fuel tank recall and front axle TSB replacement.  Should have it back tomorrow, hopefully in the same shape if not better.  Scared of dealerships.
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 21, 2014, 08:21:56 PM
Dropped mine off at the dealer in Tomball for the fuel tank recall and front axle TSB replacement.  Should have it back tomorrow, hopefully in the same shape if not better.  Scared of dealerships.

Do you have the TSB? That's a big TSB... the whole front axle!, folks should know.
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Post by: Tractorak on January 21, 2014, 08:57:41 PM
I haven't heard of that one either. I have noticed what seems like a right front noise at speed however it comes and goes.
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Post by: Dxlnt1 on January 21, 2014, 09:03:23 PM
I haven't heard of that one either. I have noticed what seems like a right front noise at speed however it comes and goes.

What does the noise sound like? I have noise in right front but sounds like a bolt loose in front door. Dealer basically says I have to do explaraory surgery to find it. Then at $110 per hour, I can probably handle a little rattle.
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Post by: SHOdded on January 21, 2014, 09:11:01 PM
Could it be this one? 

Date Reported:
MAY 01 2013

NHTSA Reference:
#10053415

TSB Reference:
#ASI-32216


Description: LINCOLN/FORD: DUE TO SEAL AND/OR BUSHING WEARING CAUSED BY HALFSHAFT SURFACE FINISH, ON SOME VEHICLES, TRANSMISSION MAY EXPERIENCE A LEAKAGE OF FLUID FROM LEFT HAND (LH) HALFSHAFT SEAL. MODEL 2013 ESCAPE, FUSION, EDGE, EXPLORER, TAURUS, M

Repair Information for NHTSA #10053415
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Post by: Boggus on January 22, 2014, 09:18:18 AM
It is probably the half shafts getting replaced.  Will know more when I get it back.  Basically at full turn and going up my driveway, turning into my neighborhood, etc - I get a thump type noise similar to a bottoming out.  Nothing too loud but noticeable.  I have the TSB but its in my glove box, at the dealer.  Should get it back today.
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 22, 2014, 05:24:19 PM
hmmmm what have I done to my ecoboost.......nothing it is freezing here. Did order a corsa exhaust should be here tommorow but installation this weekend will be dependant on the weather and "honey do" list
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 22, 2014, 05:38:04 PM
hmmmm what have I done to my ecoboost.......nothing it is freezing here. Did order a corsa exhaust should be here tommorow but installation this weekend will be dependant on the weather and "honey do" list

Honey-dos... necessary to continue modding! believe me, I know!  :beer2:
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Post by: DJE624 on January 22, 2014, 06:13:44 PM
Window Surrounds and Trunk Lid Spear Wrapped

Joe The Fire Guy did it again!  Great job on the window surrounds and spear!  It was a tougher job than we thought.  A lot of trimming little corners, etc.  Thanks Joe!

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Post by: BiGMaC on January 22, 2014, 06:27:02 PM
Freekin' Awesome!!   :thumb:  Love it......The work on the oval is way good. Really ads a cool "edge" to your SHO! (no pun intended   LOL) ....Now I know where you were all day!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on January 22, 2014, 06:39:20 PM
Thanks!  Yeah, that Oval was actually quite a pain!  But I'm glad we went that way instead of just doing each side separately. 
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Post by: SHOdded on January 22, 2014, 08:37:34 PM
Seamless work, your SHO has come into its' own, Dave!
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Post by: Larrylu on January 23, 2014, 07:17:39 AM
Outstanding result!  I can see myself following in your footsteps with the window surrounds and the spear. All the blacking out that I love on yours may or may not work as well on my Steel Blue Metallic. I am jealous! 
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 23, 2014, 07:19:21 AM
Have a GREAT day at the new job Dave!  :thumb:
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Post by: TSS on January 23, 2014, 09:06:51 AM
Whoa - that looks great Dave.  I love your car and it keeps getting better.  I have always admired your wheels......

So, today I still wait for the MKS to come back to me.  They replaced the evaporator purge thingy, test drove it and guess what?  The light came back on.  Now they ordered and are replacing the 02 sensor....you may recall a few posts back, when i brought it in, I gave them the codes and description for "02 sensor".  :)   Not complaining though, I have a nice loaner and they are a great service department to work with.     Perhaps they replaced too many things, but not really my problem...and not really a bad thing....for me. 
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 23, 2014, 09:08:08 AM
Wouldn't you like to say you competed for the Ride Of The Month?  Click the link below and enter your special ride!!
http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1873.0 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1873.0)

Remember, it's not how much you did or what you did….. It's the total page of your ride… Let's see who's proud of their EB vehicle!
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 25, 2014, 12:43:18 PM
Getting my corsa exhaust installed attempted myself but didn't go over to well
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Post by: Josephm on January 25, 2014, 01:11:22 PM
What went wrong?
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Post by: Snacks15 on January 25, 2014, 01:45:10 PM
Voila. I'm happy with the look. Don't know about the young guy label.....I think I was the champion "Old Guy" on the other forum and I don't seem to be getting any younger. LOL
I do like your paint on the razor bars though. It's different. I like your tires too!
this looks pretty good .. how long did it take and what did you use??....sorry if im a little late lol
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 25, 2014, 01:58:36 PM
Couldn't get car high enough and the bolts were stuck.on pretty good
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Post by: Larrylu on January 25, 2014, 02:14:05 PM

Voila. I'm happy with the look. Don't know about the young guy label.....I think I was the champion "Old Guy" on the other forum and I don't seem to be getting any younger. LOL
I do like your paint on the razor bars though. It's different. I like your tires too!
this looks pretty good .. how long did it take and what did you use??....sorry if im a little late lol

Thanks Snacks I'm glad you like the way it looks. I'm assuming you are referring to my blacking out my upper grille except for the Ford oval.  I did it so long ago, I'm going to have to strain a bit to remember details. Basically I wanted to get an OEM flat/satin look and I wanted something more permanent than Plastidip. I found Dupli-color OEM flat black in a spray can and followed all directions like roughing up the surface a bit with a green Scotch pad and wiping down with mineral spirits before spraying. I masked carefully and that took the most time. I also stuck some cardboard behind the grille to keep the radiator protected. I put at least four coats on and let it dry for an hour or more before pulling tape and paper off.  It's an easy afternoon job if you like to take your time.  It has been done a long time now and time has proven out the durability. I also have not tired of the look so I'm still glad I did it.
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Post by: dcpatters on January 25, 2014, 04:45:46 PM
Installed 3 bar MAP, updated 3-bar MAP sensor tune from LMS, and some Torco in the tank.
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Post by: BiGMaC on January 25, 2014, 05:54:43 PM
Freakin nothing done for my baby today... dug trenches, pulled wire and laid conduit for 300" as well as wired the barn...  :black_eye:   BUT.. it will keep my wife from griping about my mods!  :biggrin:
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Post by: Darkside on January 25, 2014, 08:03:22 PM
Used my rear bumper as a plow.  Luckily it was fluffy snow but damnit opening a garage to see a foot of snow is a crappy feeling.
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Post by: SwampRat on January 25, 2014, 09:03:25 PM

DAMN that LOOKS Great ! !


Window Surrounds and Trunk Lid Spear Wrapped

Joe The Fire Guy did it again!  Great job on the window surrounds and spear!  It was a tougher job than we thought.  A lot of trimming little corners, etc.  Thanks Joe!

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Post by: DJE624 on February 05, 2014, 05:32:48 PM
Today, since it is my Sunday, (Sunday morning right now for me.)  I thought I'd get a couple things done that I've been wanting to do.  First, I got a wash.  It wasn't too bad but what the heck.  Then, I finally got the BOV VTA done.  I got some 1" rubber chair leg caps at Walmart last night and just put them in.  Was pretty easy.  I left the hose on the back BOV because I just couldn't get to it.  When I get the down pipes in, I'll have the guy rip it out for me.

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Plugs001_zpse3ad6974.jpg)

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Plugs004_zps40c44d4a.jpg)

Oh yeah!  I also put my Ford Motorsports lettering in the rear 1/4 windows.  I like it for now.  It goes with my windshield banner.

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Plugs005_zps4a5e60c0.jpg)
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 05, 2014, 06:20:30 PM
Looks sharp... and now VTA.  Good Job Dave!

I stopped at the neighbor today (the car wrap guy)  learned a lot about the materials used, types and ways to work with it. BTW, here's a tip... don't buy precut.... buy sheets and work the irregularities off the surface into the extra then trim... He gave me some flat black and tools to apply to my window surrounds..... so I did one side. Definitely much easier and perfect appearance!    This is MUCH easier to work with than laminex film (still has 5 year warranty)... It did to my black ride exactly what I saw in Dave's... the whole car looks sleeker and lower without the fat waistline....... anyway, I pulled it off.

So he's getting me some gloss black and I'll do the window surrounds... I love what it does for these cars... thanks to Dave for trying it first! 

Neighbor will do my tails again himself due to multiple compound curves
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Post by: DJE624 on February 05, 2014, 06:35:30 PM
Sounds good!  Friday morning, I'm going to see Busyman to get a little touch up and the new rear oval put on.  Then, the exterior ought to be in pretty good shape.  Still waiting for a shipping notice on the pipes.  I'd like to get those in next week! 
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 05, 2014, 06:42:17 PM
Sounds good!  Friday morning, I'm going to see Busyman to get a little touch up and the new rear oval put on.  Then, the exterior ought to be in pretty good shape.  Still waiting for a shipping notice on the pipes.  I'd like to get those in next week! 

Dave... Hope they appear for you tomorrow!

With everything going on I won't get mine until the weekend of March 1 when it hopefully works for all the temp and dyno testing discussed in the DP questions thread. 
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Post by: futat2 on February 05, 2014, 06:47:29 PM
BIGMacC, Did he say how long you could expect the wrap material to stay on before it starts peeling itself off? I have been wanting to do my front grill and window surrounds since I bought the car. Just seams easer and possibly cheaper to wrap then try to paint or get dipped.
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 05, 2014, 07:00:49 PM
BIGMacC, Did he say how long you could expect the wrap material to stay on before it starts peeling itself off? I have been wanting to do my front grill and window surrounds since I bought the car. Just seams easer and possibly cheaper to wrap then try to paint or get dipped.

5 years for adhesion and color.  Then (or if you change you mind) it can be taken off.
This guy does cars to major trucks and even several car dealerships trucks and vans. He has several employees.....really quite a business... 10 years doing only that.

I forget the 2 types of material, but basically this film is what's called a "cast film" made by spraying the film precursor as opposed to the other type (like Laminex) which is a big glop to start and is rolled out to thickness.  With a hairdryer the caste film literally shrinks itself into place, it "recasts" itself in the shape you apply it to so you don't get the retraction of edges like the Laminex type can do sometimes.... The biggest trick, as I said earlier... use sheets, not precuts for a perfect out come.
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Post by: SwampRat on February 05, 2014, 07:51:48 PM
  Not able to do anything   ... My garage is SHO less and at the Paint Shop.               

This sucks   !
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 05, 2014, 07:53:34 PM
Futat... many businesses trust his film... if your interested i'll find out more for you about the films he uses... here's a few examples:
http://visionitmedia.com/carsandtrucks.php (http://visionitmedia.com/carsandtrucks.php)
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Post by: futat2 on February 05, 2014, 08:39:53 PM
Futat... many businesses trust his film... if your interested i'll find out more for you about the films he uses... here's a few examples:
[url]http://visionitmedia.com/carsandtrucks.php[/url] ([url]http://visionitmedia.com/carsandtrucks.php[/url])


 Sound great, Thank you. By the way Where in Phenix are they located? I think I've seen there logo before. For some reason it looks familiar. I grew up in Tempe and go back there once in a wail to visit my parents.
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 05, 2014, 08:44:31 PM
Futat... many businesses trust his film... if your interested i'll find out more for you about the films he uses... here's a few examples:
[url]http://visionitmedia.com/carsandtrucks.php[/url] ([url]http://visionitmedia.com/carsandtrucks.php[/url])


 Sound great, Thank you. By the way Where in Phenix are they located? I think I've seen there logo before. For some reason it looks familiar. I grew up in Tempe and go back there once in a wail to visit my parents.

Chandler Heights and Recker... 3955 E Via Del Rancho Gilbert, AZ   Brian Kramer... email  visionit@visionitmedia.com  phone 480-279-0957  They do work statewide
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Post by: Snacks15 on February 06, 2014, 07:47:09 AM
I've done nothing but clean it off and drive to work .. This snow sucks (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/06/nynudu8u.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/06/a2e3y6eb.jpg)


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Post by: watts on February 06, 2014, 07:52:51 AM
New 2014 owner here - rolled over 200 miles yesterday!

Added weathertech mats front and rear, and put down some fleece across the rear seat to protect it from the inevitable cheerios spills that will occur in the future.  Put in the car seat protectors, car seats, and seat back covers to stop the kiddos from getting their sandy boots all over the back seat.

Crappy pic cuz it's like 3* out right now - but here she is:
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Post by: black99lightning on February 06, 2014, 09:27:27 AM
won on ebay. a 2010 Limited steering wheel, upper is dark wood.  $5.99 shipped.
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 06, 2014, 12:42:49 PM
won on ebay. a 2010 Limited steering wheel, upper is dark wood.  $5.99 shipped.
Cool!  Way to go.  Should loll great.
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Post by: black99lightning on February 06, 2014, 12:56:00 PM
won on ebay. a 2010 Limited steering wheel, upper is dark wood.  $5.99 shipped.
Cool!  Wat to go.  Should loll great.

Just got a refund on my money, stated couldn't ship it for that.  It shows $5.00 shipping in his ad.  I offered him $15 shipped.  If he declines big negative feedback for him.
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 06, 2014, 04:32:07 PM
looks good dave. I wanna VTA but does it mess with the cars computer and turbos?
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Post by: DJE624 on February 06, 2014, 05:13:48 PM
looks good dave. I wanna VTA but does it mess with the cars computer and turbos?

Acoording to 4DR there are no ill effects.  I'll be going on an extended ride in the morning and report.
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 06, 2014, 05:36:48 PM
hmm great curious to see the results. Hows the Blow off noise?
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Post by: DJE624 on February 06, 2014, 05:39:46 PM
Should know when I get to work later.
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 06, 2014, 05:46:34 PM
Your gunna have a fun ride
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Post by: Shonuff1140 on February 07, 2014, 07:11:25 AM
won on ebay. a 2010 Limited steering wheel, upper is dark wood.  $5.99 shipped.

Pic please
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Post by: DJE624 on February 07, 2014, 07:17:23 AM
Couldn't really tell last night but man I can hear the BOV's today.  They are cool. 
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 07, 2014, 08:38:37 AM
Sweet where did you buy the caps at?
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Post by: DJE624 on February 07, 2014, 04:48:22 PM
Walmart.  1" Chair leg caps.  They slide right on.
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/004_zps6fa558cf.jpg)
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Post by: DJE624 on February 07, 2014, 05:03:23 PM
Today, I visited my buddy Joe aka Busyman aka Fire Guy.  We put my new trunk lid emblem on and touched up the vinyl trim a bit.  Now, except for a little salt, I'm looking really good! Like I have said before, if you are anywhere near Antioch, IL  I highly recommend using Joe for all your tinting/wrapping needs! 
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Post by: SHOdded on February 07, 2014, 09:55:03 PM
Cool!  Looking forward to a photoshoot as soon as you get the opp :)
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Post by: DJE624 on February 07, 2014, 11:08:04 PM
LOL. Me too!
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Post by: Needmoreboost on February 08, 2014, 07:15:31 AM
Loaded a new tune.  :)  But, car has not moved in a week out of the garage due to slick and salty roads.  LOL

Life is Good...
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 08, 2014, 08:20:18 AM
Going down to Tucson today to the gem and mineral show... Looking forward to the first extended high speed driving in my SHO!  I detailed it yesterday so it would be seen as a clean blur.
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Post by: risskybusiness on February 08, 2014, 04:53:13 PM
Today I bought sp534 plugs, 170° thermostat, and a mycal tuner! Now I just need the snow to melt  ;D
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Post by: DJE624 on February 10, 2014, 03:24:19 PM
Set a date for the DP install.  Friday!
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Post by: SHOdded on February 10, 2014, 03:38:06 PM
Lots of pics, guys, lots of pics :D
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Post by: yowen on February 11, 2014, 01:55:52 PM
Got shipment notification of catless downpipes for delivery on Thursday, so that means I need to shell out the money for my tune! Also got some SP534's in (along with a gapping tool to ensure .030).
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on February 11, 2014, 02:32:16 PM
Congrats you guys! Good news!
Here's some more:
Gonna get some dyno data tomorrow!.. and hopefully underhood temps stock vs catless vs catted thermal coated tomorrow with stock tune thanks to Paul at PPE and Jeremy at Black Market Racing.... and I get my DPs installed too... YAYx2!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on February 11, 2014, 02:34:48 PM
This is dyno month, baby!  The age of endless candy :D
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Post by: DJE624 on February 11, 2014, 05:19:31 PM
Good news Mac!  Anxiously waiting to hear how it goes! 
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 11, 2014, 05:19:58 PM
Nice guys! Cant wait to dyno my girl
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Post by: adelsin on February 12, 2014, 08:50:02 PM
Bought Michelin Pilot Super Sports. 232 a tire. what a steal. Installed on Friday.

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Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 13, 2014, 05:21:36 AM
Cleaned her this.morning hope it stays clean so I can take pics for rotm today after work
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Post by: SHOdded on February 13, 2014, 05:58:36 AM
Bought Michelin Pilot Super Sports. 232 a tire. what a steal. Installed on Friday.
That IS a great price!  Did you buy locally, S&H etc?
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Post by: adelsin on February 13, 2014, 06:05:18 AM
Local Ford dealership, was able to price match and apply a 100 off coupon. they were not happy but did honor it after some argument.

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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on February 13, 2014, 06:22:08 AM
Installed the 170 t-stat, did the BOV/VTA modification and tightened all clamps that I could get my hands on.
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on February 13, 2014, 11:43:44 AM
Ordered K+N filters for the BOV's.
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Post by: yowen on February 13, 2014, 03:04:56 PM
Installed the 170 t-stat, did the BOV/VTA modification and tightened all clamps that I could get my hands on.

Thanks for the reminder! I really ought to go through my clamps!
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Post by: SwampRat on February 18, 2014, 10:31:20 PM
Ordered my Ecoboost Performance Parts   Catless Downpipes from 4DR    ........ Ye Haw  ! !
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Post by: DJE624 on February 18, 2014, 10:39:36 PM
Ordered K+N filters for the BOV's.

Are you putting them on the BOV's or on the intake openings?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 68_GT on February 18, 2014, 10:53:57 PM
Bought Michelin Pilot Super Sports. 232 a tire. what a steal. Installed on Friday.

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what size tires did you order ?
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on February 19, 2014, 04:35:33 AM
Ordered K+N filters for the BOV's.

Are you putting them on the BOV's or on the intake openings?
I have caps put on the intake tube and these will go over the BOV. Just not a fan of leaving a hole on anything on my engine and it adds a little underhood bling.
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Post by: adelsin on February 19, 2014, 06:18:35 AM
Bought Michelin Pilot Super Sports. 232 a tire. what a steal. Installed on Friday.

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what size tires did you order ?

245 45 20

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Post by: DJE624 on February 19, 2014, 07:45:10 AM
Today, I set a date to get my resonator put back in Friday.  AND, ordered a 3 Bar Sensor and 3 Bar tunes!  Yeehaw! 
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Post by: Larrylu on February 19, 2014, 08:46:58 AM

Today, I set a date to get my resonator put back in Friday.  AND, ordered a 3 Bar Sensor and 3 Bar tunes!  Yeehaw!

You are turning into a performance junkie!  Go for it!
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Post by: 68_GT on February 19, 2014, 08:48:41 AM
AND, ordered a 3 Bar Sensor and 3 Bar tunes!  Yeehaw!

details  who ? what ? when ? where ? and most importantly why ?! :)
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 19, 2014, 08:56:41 AM
Today, I set a date to get my resonator put back in Friday.  AND, ordered a 3 Bar Sensor and 3 Bar tunes!  Yeehaw! 

details  who ? what ? when ? where ? and most importantly why ?! :)

Dave... Re: 3 bar sensor. Are you running a significantly increased boost?  I know your not doing meth.... or are you planning to....?
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Post by: SwampRat on February 19, 2014, 09:01:21 AM
Order my SCT iTSX Tuner & tunes from Torrie at Unleashed Tuning .... HOT DAMN ! !
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Post by: SwampRat on February 19, 2014, 10:16:00 AM
Order a set of ( + 2 spares ) of NGK IRIDIUM IX Spark Plug LTR7IX-11 # 6510 .



 
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Post by: DJE624 on February 19, 2014, 10:16:56 AM
Today, I set a date to get my resonator put back in Friday.  AND, ordered a 3 Bar Sensor and 3 Bar tunes!  Yeehaw! 


details  who ? what ? when ? where ? and most importantly why ?! :)

Dave... Re: 3 bar sensor. Are you running a significantly increased boost?  I know your not doing meth.... or are you planning to....?

I don't like that the LMS XV1 tune has been put off either for a long time, or possibly forever with out meth. I'd buy support mods if needed to run it. I just want to run boost to redline my SHO leaves me wanting on the highway after 5k rpms. Maybe that will change with the release of larger direct injection fuel injectors possibly this year and some other fuel deliver modifications. Seems like there's just not enough demand for our cars to justify the additional time to work on our tuning. 

You may want to check on a 3 bar tune.  That's next in store for me.  I thought that the latest tunes for 13-14's were equivalent to the Stage 4+.  4+ will hold the boost out longer. Our turbos are controlled by torque demand.  If you are boosting over 14.5 the ECU can't read it and holds steady.  With a 3 Bar sensor, your ECU can read boosts above 14.5 and supply more fuel.  That may get you where you want to go.


EDIT-And yes, I am running a custom tune that has higher boost below 2K and over 5K based on my dyno at LMS.  No meth for me.
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Post by: Snacks15 on February 20, 2014, 01:13:49 PM
Probably not as exciting as everyone else but I used my manual shift mode for the first time today.. I sucked at it of course but hey im young lol.
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Post by: SwampRat on February 20, 2014, 01:45:00 PM
 Not today but last night ,   Close enough  .... Ordered a 3Bar Map sensor .
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Post by: panther427 on February 20, 2014, 04:43:23 PM
Ordered the Livewire TS from unleashed
Getting silicone caps for the intake from glock coma
Ordered punisher sticker ford emblem overlays from WX SIGNS

Thanks to all
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Post by: DJE624 on February 20, 2014, 06:51:29 PM
Got my 3 Bar today!  Tunes should be showing up tonight!  First thing in the morning the third cat and resonator go back in.
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 20, 2014, 07:11:59 PM
Got my 3 Bar today!  Tunes should be showing up tonight!  First thing in the morning the third cat and resonator go back in.

I'd be very interested to see the following comparison if you have time and energy to do it.

Data via torque regarding performance (0-60 etc), virtual dyno, and boost levels for:
•current tune with 2BAR
•current tune with 3BAR
•new tune with 2BAR
•new tune with 3BAR

TIA and understand if time doesn't permit...
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Post by: DJE624 on February 20, 2014, 07:19:22 PM
You can't run 2 Bar tune with 3 Bar Sensor and vice versa.
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Post by: 68_GT on February 20, 2014, 07:27:34 PM
Got my 3 Bar today!  Tunes should be showing up tonight!  First thing in the morning the third cat and resonator go back in.

Info I got from Anthony at LMS RE: 3bar MAP tunes.

Reason for the 3bar tune. He sent me a new 93V7CW tune. Any idea what the "CW" is ?

Your vehicle may allow for more boost if it sees fit.  The vehicles base boost off of torque on the ecoboost platform so every vehicle can vary depending on climate, barometric pressure and so on. 

they sent me that new tune today but not to include running a 3bar MAP. I guess he missed my request to include that to see if it will make any difference.
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 20, 2014, 07:43:00 PM
You can't run 2 Bar tune with 3 Bar Sensor and vice versa.

The "AHA!" moment for me!  Thanks Dave
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Post by: DJE624 on February 20, 2014, 07:46:44 PM
CW is the cold weather tune.  I don't know why you would need that in Houston. There may be other tweaks to it from the previous version.
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Post by: DJE624 on February 20, 2014, 07:47:41 PM
You can't run 2 Bar tune with 3 Bar Sensor and vice versa.

The "AHA!" moment for me!  Thanks Dave

Saves me the trouble of running all those tests you requested.  :clown:
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Post by: Kolk1 on February 20, 2014, 08:42:36 PM
Well, I guess ill have to do another update once its all shown up, but I have been ordering parts lately.

Already here, H&R Springs, And rear camber bolts just in case.

Ordered and on the way: EBC Slotted Rotors, EBC Yellow Stuff pads, and steel braided lines. Also doing a complete brake fluid flush.

Should make for a fun day out in the garage once it all gets here. :D I plan to also clean and paint the calipers black with that high gloss caliper paint, at the same time. Nothing fancy, just clean them up a little.
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on February 21, 2014, 04:48:12 AM
Finally got that the rear BOV to VTA and the noise level is much louder now and I think I like it.
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Post by: Brucelinc on February 22, 2014, 11:53:12 AM
I just installed a set of SP534 plugs in my MKS with 46,000 miles.  The old plugs looked good and the gaps hadn't eroded as much as I expected.  They were all around .038.  I have been running the LMS tune for about the last 12,000 miles.  The car ran fabulously on the old plugs and runs equally well on the new ones.  The roads around here are so snow packed, I couldn't get on it but the overall idle quality and smoothness is perfect.

Overall, while good maintenance, I doubt if I gained anything.  However, the pleasure of fondling the private parts of the 3.5 Ecoboost powerplant made the job worthwhile.  For $24 at O'Reilly auto parts, I spent about an hour doing something I enjoy.    ;D
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Post by: Larrylu on February 22, 2014, 12:44:38 PM

I just installed a set of SP534 plugs in my MKS with 46,000 miles.  The old plugs looked good and the gaps hadn't eroded as much as I expected.  They were all around .038.  I have been running the LMS tune for about the last 12,000 miles.  The car ran fabulously on the old plugs and runs equally well on the new ones.  The roads around here are so snow packed, I couldn't get on it but the overall idle quality and smoothness is perfect.

Overall, while good maintenance, I doubt if I gained anything.  However, the pleasure of fondling the private parts of the 3.5 Ecoboost powerplant made the job worthwhile.  For $24 at O'Reilly auto parts, I spent about an hour doing something I enjoy.    ;D

OOOOH!  You make it sound so naughty.
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Post by: risskybusiness on February 22, 2014, 04:40:47 PM
Installed my all black Ford badges. I'll snap some pictures once it warms up.

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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on February 22, 2014, 04:41:46 PM
Installed my all black Ford badges. I'll snap some pictures once it warms up.

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I really want to see those pictures. Where they overlays or new badges?
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Post by: risskybusiness on February 22, 2014, 05:00:13 PM
They are over lays, but they are metal.

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Post by: risskybusiness on February 22, 2014, 05:05:09 PM
Not a great picture, but it works.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/rissky_business/Mobile%20Uploads/20140219_173511_zps0345dc51.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/rissky_business/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140219_173511_zps0345dc51.jpg.html)

They look like this.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/rissky_business/KGrHqFnkE-vr0fBZ8BPyWrtJ-Gg60_12_zps5ea3cf5b.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/rissky_business/media/KGrHqFnkE-vr0fBZ8BPyWrtJ-Gg60_12_zps5ea3cf5b.jpg.html)

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Post by: SHOdded on February 22, 2014, 05:11:43 PM
They look fantastic!  And BTW, wanted to commemorate passing the 1000+ mark on posts in this thread :)
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 22, 2014, 05:17:32 PM
Overlays look great! ... Who made them for you RB?
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Post by: risskybusiness on February 22, 2014, 05:34:36 PM
Thanks!  There is a guy on ebay that makes them, but I bought them from a past member here. They are all hand painted and look really good in person.

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Post by: Brucelinc on February 23, 2014, 10:01:27 AM
I examined more carefully the old SP 512 plugs that I removed yesterday.  The gaps were near .040 and the electrodes were getting rounded instead of sharp.  That is probably acceptable for normal driving and stock boost.  However, I feel better about going to the new plugs with a cooler heat range and closer gap for my tune.  No way would I run plugs as long as Ford suggests.
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Post by: Kolk1 on February 23, 2014, 06:41:33 PM
I installed the H&R springs today. Still waiting on the brakes to show up.

First impressions: Car looks amazing, and it actually rides pretty close to stock. I was expecting it to be horrible, and to be bouncing down the road, and feel like I was riding on a rock. Ive only put about 30 miles on them so far, and they have only been on the car for a couple of hours, so I dont know if they will settle more, and get harder, but so far, I love them. I can barley notice a ride difference, and im pretty sure a passenger wouldnt notice, unless I told them. Ive only had it up to about 50mph so far, but the back roads, and normal streets are what I was worried about since they are rough. The highways I drive on tend to be pretty smooth.

I measured to the top of my fender well when I got done to see how much it settles. Im at 28.5 Front, and 29 Rear, with a full tank of gas and a trailer hitch. lol
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Post by: DJE624 on February 24, 2014, 01:32:43 PM
Put my red BOV/intake caps on. Ripped out the back BOV hose.  Topped off the coolant, again.  Heat is/was testing out fine now with the T Stat change.  Topped off the window wash.  Checked the tire pressure after a short test run.  36 all around.  Just where I like them.

Edit-Did this outside.  19 and windy!
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Post by: panther427 on February 24, 2014, 03:00:20 PM
Been cursing UPS for there slow,shipping of my livewire ts. Should of been here today with 2 day air shipping. Ordered late last thursday. Part was picked up on Friday by UPS but i wont get it till tuesday According to there tracking number.
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Post by: mjhpadi on February 24, 2014, 05:19:29 PM
With regard to the spark plugs, exactly what is the recommended makes and number to go one heat range cooler for 2010?
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Post by: SwampRat on February 24, 2014, 05:46:17 PM
Been cursing UPS for there slow,shipping of my livewire ts. Should of been here today with 2 day air shipping. Ordered late last thursday. Part was picked up on Friday by UPS but i wont get it till tuesday According to there tracking number.


 Ordered my  SCT iTSX from Torrie last Wed. , was shipped 3 day select and it was delivered today .....
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Post by: panther427 on February 24, 2014, 06:01:03 PM
How do u like the iTSX software
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Post by: SwampRat on February 24, 2014, 06:04:31 PM
How do u like the iTSX software

I'll let you know once I play with it a bit ..... I get my SHO back thursday from the body shop .
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Post by: donky4444 on February 24, 2014, 07:06:09 PM
Nothing fun. I took my 2 English bulldogs to the vet today. After removing the baby's car seat and covering the seat with a blanket to keep fur out of the suede we took off. Once home I was diligently cleaning and conditioning the leather, removing and cleaning the weathertech liners and passing the vacuum I was happy to have it all cleaned up. Car seat is back in and ready for our daily trip to daycare in the morning. Two bulldogs on a 20 mile round trip produce a lot of slobber and fur.
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on February 24, 2014, 07:52:40 PM
Nothing........
Because I just got stuck buying an brand new replacement/upgraded HVAC system for my house...
I hate spending money on non fun stuff... A full carrier two stage with all the bells and whistles,,
Gonna out mods on hold for a month.. Bummer
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Kolk1 on February 24, 2014, 08:17:31 PM
Put the springs on yesterday, so I decided I needed to wash off the salt and get another layer of wax on it. Goes in Thursday for an alignment. Still waiting on the pad/rotors/steel braided lines to show up.

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Post by: DJE624 on February 24, 2014, 08:19:38 PM
Nice stance.
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Post by: SHOdded on February 24, 2014, 08:49:15 PM
That's LOW!  And cleaned up nicely too!
Gonna out mods on hold for a month.. Bummer
This weather we're having probably didn't help any with the timeline, BUT the new system will likely save you quite a bit of coin too.  At least that was my experience.
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Post by: Brucelinc on February 25, 2014, 06:56:12 AM
With regard to the spark plugs, exactly what is the recommended makes and number to go one heat range cooler for 2010?

I think all the 2010s came with Motorcraft SP512 plugs.  The 2011 and 2012s came with SP528 which I think are one range cooler.  I have not been able to find a motorcraft heat range chart and am just going by what I have read in various forums.   The 2013+ use SP 534 which is the same heat range as the SP528 but now seems to be the plug of choice for all years.  I think, although I could be wrong, that the 528s came gapped at .035 and the 534s come gapped at .030.  It says on the box that the the gap is not adjustable and I have been told (not proven) that if you do change the gap, you alter the angle of spark and that is not a good thing. 
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 25, 2014, 07:35:15 AM
Exterior detail yesterday late PM... Got behind someone leaking something the nite before... sprayed the whole front and top of the car and windshield.  Don't know what it was, small droplets...It got hard on the paint by the time I got home and the car felt like sandpaper and the car was dull....  :(

BUT I am happy to say that the CQuart Finest coating saved the paint.  I did an no touch wash and it all came off without any etching and the mirror shine is back!.  :biggrin:

Wish the laws preventing this could be enforced to save all our cars.  >:(
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Post by: IHeartGroceries on February 25, 2014, 08:12:48 AM
Nice, thorough cleaning on Saturday, when the weather was nice. She was filthy.

Rainy early this week, so I have her tucked in the garage.
Might take her out of the garage when it dries up on Thursday or Friday.
But, mostly, my SHO takes it easy in the garage every day.

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Post by: SHOdded on February 25, 2014, 08:24:34 AM
Wish the laws preventing this could be enforced to save all our cars.  >:(
Oh c'mon!  You KNOW you were itching to get your hands on the paint again :)
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 25, 2014, 08:44:07 AM
Oh c'mon!  You KNOW you were itching to get your hands on the paint again :)

You know me too well Manu!…  :beer2:  A Reload wash and removal of a couple of small scratches (where people walked up against it… hate that!) is scheduled with my detail guy for about 10 days from now!…
 
Yea, It's true, I'm "paint spastic"!  :blah:
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Post by: mval on February 25, 2014, 11:06:07 AM
well dave's got me in trouble again with the boss. when he started looking at new wheels got me thinking about them & the new show season coming up. sun's out here but cold but had nice warm weekend so pulled the trigger on them. wanted to go up to 20" from my 19"s plus get some new tires. so got some vertini  wheels coming with conti dws's. this is one can't hide from the boss, so it's all dave's fault.
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Post by: DJE624 on February 25, 2014, 11:19:24 AM
I just gave you the gun.  YOU pulled the trigger!  :clown:

Can't wait to see them!
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Post by: mjhpadi on February 25, 2014, 12:22:06 PM
Hey, that's a good one...I will blame Dave when I get my gauge pod installed....will safe me from some grief from the boss! :innocent:
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Post by: SwampRat on February 25, 2014, 01:04:14 PM
Quote from: BiGMaC

Yea, It's true, I'm "paint spastic"!

I was Seriously Spastic about my keying Incident a while back ..... You would have had a Coronary Embolism . :nuclear:
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Post by: Snacks15 on February 26, 2014, 10:09:10 AM
Finally got my car tinted and plasti dip first mod .. Minor but I'm workin on it


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Post by: panther427 on February 26, 2014, 10:09:28 AM
Got the red cap installed i got from glock-coma. Got my Livewire TS and sent off the info so Torrie can build a tune for the car.. Very exciting stuff
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Post by: Snacks15 on February 26, 2014, 10:11:59 AM
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 26, 2014, 10:16:54 AM
Plastidip?
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Post by: Snacks15 on February 26, 2014, 10:19:57 AM

Plastidip?
YESSIR


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Post by: BiGMaC on February 26, 2014, 10:23:21 AM
Great job! ...really changed the appearance.  I want to do something with the bright window surrounds on mine.  Planning anything else for the grille?

BTW… Glad you found your remote dart… a side benefit of a good detail!
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on February 26, 2014, 10:31:12 AM
Great job! ...really changed the appearance.  I want to do something with the bright window surrounds on mine.  Planning anything else for the grille?

BTW… Glad you found your remote dart… a side benefit of a good detail!
I am actually getting a quote next week to have the window trim wrapped in vinyl.
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Post by: Snacks15 on February 26, 2014, 10:36:33 AM
Great job! ...really changed the appearance.  I want to do something with the bright window surrounds on mine.  Planning anything else for the grille?

BTW… Glad you found your remote dart… a side benefit of a good detail!
thanks and yea NEVER sleep on a good detail lol
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 26, 2014, 10:44:10 AM
I am actually getting a quote next week to have the window trim wrapped in vinyl.

We'll be kinda twins!… My neighbor wraps cars for a living… He's doing my window bright accent trim in gloss black for me.

I love the way Snacks15 and DJ's cars look with the bright wrapped or plastidipped… IMHO it makes the SHO look like it went on a diet and got rid of the high and fat waist.
 :beer2:
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Post by: panther427 on February 26, 2014, 04:22:58 PM
Got the 91 tune and livewire ts working... Runs much better. When i get some time ill run some logs and get it dialed in just  right.
Thanks Torrie
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Post by: SHOdded on February 26, 2014, 04:37:00 PM
Got the 91 tune and livewire ts working... Runs much better. When i get some time ill run some logs and get it dialed in just  right.
Thanks Torrie
Looking forward to your logging experiences!  TIA.
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Post by: panther427 on February 26, 2014, 05:07:56 PM
power seems pretty good.. trans needs a little work. Damn good for a email tune
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 28, 2014, 08:23:36 AM
Picked up my Hotpipes yesterday afternoon.. .. Black ceramic coating and a bag of well made connectors!... Beautiful work Mike, thanks!

These are for factory BoV setup. Left click the image to enlarge.  More pics later at the install.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Hotpipes/Hotpipes_zps627a80dd.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Hotpipes/Hotpipes_zps627a80dd.jpg.html)
Will be having Jeremy at Black Market Racing install them and adjust the engine cover to fit Saturday (Thanks for the info on this adjustment bpd!).  Ordering a 3 BAR MAP today.  Then on to the tune without worries of turbo leaks with increased boost!

Plan a hydrodip of the engine cover in CF with clearcoat and polish after the adjustment done.
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Post by: mval on February 28, 2014, 09:08:18 AM
tom:
all i can say is wow they're plain beautiful. i'm glad you don't live in MO & take yours to car shows, i'd go home with my tail between my legs!!!!!!!! i thought of that hydrodipping my engine cover before i ended up painting it myself because couldn't find anybody around here doing it. will we waiting to see how it comes out, knowing your taste it will be special.
mikev
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 28, 2014, 09:24:48 AM
tom:
all i can say is wow they're plain beautiful. i'm glad you don't live in MO & take yours to car shows, i'd go home with my tail between my legs!!!!!!!! i thought of that hydrodipping my engine cover before i ended up painting it myself because couldn't find anybody around here doing it. will we waiting to see how it comes out, knowing your taste it will be special.
mikev

Thanks Mike!  :beer2:  ...but I doubt if my ride is really that special, except to me, of course.  Everyone has a special ride if they really love the platform!   :thumb:   I do find it interesting to see the different tastes folks have and how it manifests in their mods.  Variety is the spice!

BTW... You have a tail!?!   :P
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Post by: SHOdded on February 28, 2014, 09:36:18 AM
Buttoning everything down before the big upgrade, Tom?  Nice pipes :thumb:
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Post by: QuickSilver on February 28, 2014, 12:11:22 PM
Crickey those are sweet!  THey look stock enough to pass CA 'visual' smog check too 8)  Those are 4DRHTRODS pipes?
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Post by: SwampRat on February 28, 2014, 12:24:12 PM
Crickey those are sweet!  THey look stock enough to pass CA 'visual' smog check too 8)  Those are 4DRHTRODS pipes?
OMG .... are you from down under ?
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 28, 2014, 12:50:14 PM
Crickey those are sweet!  THey look stock enough to pass CA 'visual' smog check too 8)  Those are 4DRHTRODS pipes?


Thanks!

Yup they are they very ones he offers.

No coating, powder coating and thermal ceramic coating options They are here:http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Ford-Flex-SHO-Lincoln-MKT-MKS-Hot-Pipes-EB-HotPipes.htm (http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Ford-Flex-SHO-Lincoln-MKT-MKS-Hot-Pipes-EB-HotPipes.htm)

They are the ones he used in the video of install he posted here at: http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2174.msg30798#msg30798 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2174.msg30798#msg30798)
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 28, 2014, 12:52:45 PM
Buttoning everything down before the big upgrade, Tom?  Nice pipes :thumb:

Thanks!
…. You obviously see my plan.  ::)
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Post by: DJE624 on February 28, 2014, 02:13:02 PM
Picked up my Hotpipes yesterday afternoon.. .. Black ceramic coating and a bag of well made connectors!... Beautiful work Mike, thanks!

These are for factory BoV setup. Left click the image to enlarge.  More pics later at the install.
([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Hotpipes/Hotpipes_zps627a80dd.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Hotpipes/Hotpipes_zps627a80dd.jpg.html[/url])
Will be having Jeremy at Black Market Racing install them and adjust the engine cover to fit Saturday (Thanks for the info on this adjustment bpd!).  Ordering a 3 BAR MAP today.  Then on to the tune without worries of turbo leaks with increased boost!

Plan a hydrodip of the engine cover in CF with clearcoat and polish after the adjustment done.


Very pretty!  Hope all your plans fall into place!
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 28, 2014, 02:33:31 PM
Plastidipped front grill however looks a little runny will have to redo
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Post by: Josephm on February 28, 2014, 03:08:05 PM
Plastidipped front grill however looks a little runny will have to redo

Picture?
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Post by: BiGMaC on February 28, 2014, 03:14:16 PM
Plastidipped front grill however looks a little runny will have to redo

Pics and what you learned from it?
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 28, 2014, 03:27:16 PM
Sooty no pic just removed.it going to attempt again. I think the issue was holding the can to close
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 28, 2014, 04:26:22 PM
The second attempt is going much better the other key is to wait a few minutes between coats...after it is one the pics will follow. Have a 3.5l twin turbo badge coming for my rear this week
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Post by: DJE624 on February 28, 2014, 05:07:29 PM
Sounds good.  Can't wait to see pics of both!
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 28, 2014, 05:26:45 PM
Sorry its dark out but here it is!
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Post by: DJE624 on February 28, 2014, 07:48:24 PM
Looks like it came out nice! 
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Post by: SHOdded on February 28, 2014, 09:20:28 PM
Successful mod, check :D
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 03, 2014, 05:39:35 PM
Turned out well!  Nice job RSG!
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 03, 2014, 05:53:47 PM
Well, first I cried about all the rain and mud... and my dirty car on the unpaved road where I live.  :cry1:

But then I got my RX catch can and clean side separator ordered (black of course) and after a lot of talking with Mike and Tracy I made plans to get it installed using braided black stainless AN tubing instead of rubber….  :coolgleam: That definitely raised my spirits!  :thumbsup:

The three weeks wait will seem awful long!  I wonder what kind of trouble i can get into between now and then?  :upsidedown:
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Post by: DJE624 on March 03, 2014, 07:39:33 PM
Looking forward to seeing some pics under the hood Tom!
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Post by: SwampRat on March 03, 2014, 07:44:14 PM
Well, first I cried about all the rain and mud... and my dirty car on the unpaved road where I live.  :cry1:

But then I got my RX catch can and clean side separator ordered (black of course) and after a lot of talking with Mike and Tracy I made plans to get it installed using braided black stainless AN tubing instead of rubber….  :coolgleam: That definitely raised my spirits!  :thumbsup:

The three weeks wait will seem awful long!  I wonder what kind of trouble i can get into between now and then?  :upsidedown:


I guess that means I'll have to get braided RED stainless AN tubing made for me  .....

I'm seriously thinking about deleting the engine cover and removing the Valve covers and powder coat them RED .....
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 03, 2014, 07:54:28 PM
Looking forward to seeing some pics under the hood Tom!


Dave.. just ask and I try!  Here's one… no catch can yet, but one from the 3/1 hot pipe install I'll get posted later tonight (got internet connection back!)… hot pipe install completed here as far as the pipes themselves….. but there will be more and few tricks.
As always, left click to enlarge the image
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Hotpipes/48-HotpipesInstall-DonewcoverOff_zps99b9f7bf.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Hotpipes/48-HotpipesInstall-DonewcoverOff_zps99b9f7bf.jpg.html)
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Post by: SHOdded on March 03, 2014, 09:32:17 PM
Red valve covers, now we're talking :D  Glad they got your 'net connection back online, BiGMaC, so we can once again revel in pixery!
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Post by: motorhead on March 03, 2014, 09:39:53 PM
Washed, clayed, polished and waxed new 2014 Black PI Sedan with 3.5 EcoBoost. Tough to keep clean this winter.
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Post by: SwampRat on March 03, 2014, 10:06:28 PM
Washed, clayed, polished and waxed new 2014 Black PI Sedan with 3.5 EcoBoost. Tough to keep clean this winter.
Pics maybe ? ? of your  Interceptor .... Welcome to EBPF .

 BPD1151 , has a bad A☆☆ SHO and Protects and Serves ...
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Post by: bpd1151 on March 03, 2014, 10:10:41 PM
BPD1151 , has a bad A☆☆ SHO and Protects and Serves ...

Why thank you! :thank you:

I agree...... pics are necessary :ok:

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Post by: DJE624 on March 04, 2014, 06:52:50 PM
Tonight, I pulled my tail light, again, to get the condensation out of it.  Next, I am going to put my stock air box back in.  I have had a raspy noise when accelerating slowly ever since I put the Typhoon in.  I think it may be the turbos spooling up.  I know there is nothing vibrating. It might be fine for others but, I don't like it.  With my pipes and VTA, I think I'll have plenty of performance sound. 
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on March 04, 2014, 07:33:34 PM
Hmm I have the typhoon and vta and havnt noticed any abnormal sounds...I plan on going back to recirculation soon just because the noise fluff imo seems like it should belong in those Japanese cars.
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Post by: C42go on March 06, 2014, 07:16:20 AM
New 2014 SHO OWNER... seeking info about Navigation.  My question (perhaps placed in the wrong section) is as follows. My car came with the mft/sync, etc., etc but NO NAV system. Im wondering if I sourced a Nav unit from another Taurus, would it be like plug/play in my vehicle?   

Or is it that the wiring harness for a nav. unit may not be present in my vehicle?  Any info on this would be greatly appreciated
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Post by: SHOdded on March 06, 2014, 07:30:31 AM
Wilkommen, glad you made it over here :)
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 06, 2014, 07:32:58 AM
New 2014 SHO OWNER... seeking info about Navigation.  My question (perhaps placed in the wrong section) is as follows. My car came with the mft/sync, etc., etc but NO NAV system. Im wondering if I sourced a Nav unit from another Taurus, would it be like plug/play in my vehicle?   

Or is it that the wiring harness for a nav. unit may not be present in my vehicle?  Any info on this would be greatly appreciated


First, Welcome to EBPF!!
 :hi:
Glad you signed up!

We just went through this issue on a new 2013 F350... Apparently the hardware is actually installed in all the trucks (and I am assuming cars) as an assembly line cost saving issue, but our dealer found out that the flash of the sync system to enable the nav  it is NOT something a dealer (or appaently anyone outside Ford factory plants) can do.... we ended up taking one new truck back and getting another one with navigation (our dealer took care of us!). 

There are threads here indicating that replacing the control unit with one from a navigation enable car might work, but I don't know if anyone has actually tried.

Alternatively, get the sync destinations app for your smartphone from ford... It will get you turn by turn instructions by using it and just plug it it or Blu-tooth pair it to your car... Not quite as good.. but a cheap and easy process.
You can evaluate the option starting here: http://support.ford.com/sync-technology/destinations-app-sync-myford-touch (http://support.ford.com/sync-technology/destinations-app-sync-myford-touch)
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Post by: C42go on March 06, 2014, 10:45:54 AM
Hello and thanks for the info.  The unit ive sourced is from a TAURUS WITH NAVIGATION, so I assume it's navigation unit was working when removed... at least,  im being told it was working when removed.

So, if my car (which did not come with navigation) actually have the harness in back to support a nav unit, don't you think it stand to reason that this SOURCED NAVIGATION should just plug right in and work?

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Post by: BiGMaC on March 06, 2014, 10:58:21 AM
Hello and thanks for the info.  The unit ive sourced is from a TAURUS WITH NAVIGATION, so I assume it's navigation unit was working when removed... at least,  im being told it was working when removed.

So, if my car (which did not come with navigation) actually have the harness in back to support a nav unit, don't you think it stand to reason that this SOURCED NAVIGATION should just plug right in and work?

What I believe you need to verify is the actual presence of the GPS antenna/transponder at the other end of the harness and that the plugs are compatible with the sourced unit,….without those the car can't run the Ford navigation. I'm sorry, but I don't know where it's located in our cars.  If this and the connecting harness are present I believe a new sync/MFT unit  with nav should function.  I'd verify compatibility of year models also and research compatibilities plus ability to update… In the '13+ units they update over the air for instance.

Hope this helps. Hope someone more knowledgeable than I chimes in.
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Post by: LV SHO on March 06, 2014, 12:12:19 PM
hard wired in my passport 9500i radar detector and used the blend mount to keep it nice and out of the way :)  MUCH nicer then the stupid cig lighter cable!
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/Hella702/10%20SHO/427C4F29-6D85-4029-BAFC-8661E42FD6EB.png) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Hella702/media/10%20SHO/427C4F29-6D85-4029-BAFC-8661E42FD6EB.png.html)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/Hella702/10%20SHO/C0065CF5-DD3C-4D89-8892-B1293567059A.png) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Hella702/media/10%20SHO/C0065CF5-DD3C-4D89-8892-B1293567059A.png.html)
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 06, 2014, 12:26:18 PM
LV SHO... Looks good!

And...

Welcome to EBPF!!
 :hi:
Glad to have you aboard!

Great community here... Enjoy the ride!... At chosen speed,  LOL!
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on March 06, 2014, 04:25:06 PM
Sick and tired of this NJ snow and cold!!!!
Leaving for Atlantis for a week on Monday.... Stay warm..... I will catch everyone when I get back...
I will have a bunch of new mods to install when I get back...
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Post by: SHOdded on March 06, 2014, 08:25:06 PM
Looking forward to your updates, BMC!  Have a great trip.
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on March 08, 2014, 08:15:59 AM
Come live in Midwest. It's 50 one day 10 the next
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on March 08, 2014, 08:34:36 AM
Ugh..
It was 47 on Sunday and Monday it was 16 and we got snow...
Not used to this s*** in jersey...


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Post by: IHeartGroceries on March 08, 2014, 09:41:43 AM
Rainy day here (we need it).

If it dries up tomorrow, it'll be the only time this week the car has left the garage.
Hopefully it can get a bath tomorrow. But the dogs need one too. LOL

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Post by: SwampRat on March 09, 2014, 09:04:33 AM
Here are some high temp silicon caps that will work. 4DR found these a while ago, I can confirm they're a perfect fit.

[url]http://www.mcmaster.com/#92805k28/=qrnoos[/url] ([url]http://www.mcmaster.com/#92805k28/=qrnoos[/url])




Ordered a set today ...

You still gotta cap it off even with Tial BOV .
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Post by: donky4444 on March 09, 2014, 11:33:36 AM
I did the BOV VTA mod today. Like everybody said, the front was easy but the back is a little tighter. I left the tube on the rear BOV since it was hard to reach the clips to remove it. I only removed it from the intake. I used the chair leg caps for now, I may order the high temp ones after I make up my mind on if I like hearing it all the time or not.
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 09, 2014, 11:09:53 PM
I did the BOV VTA mod today. Like everybody said, the front was easy but the back is a little tighter. I left the tube on the rear BOV since it was hard to reach the clips to remove it. I only removed it from the intake. I used the chair leg caps for now, I may order the high temp ones after I make up my mind on if I like hearing it all the time or not.

Welcome to the Pffffft club!  :beer2:
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Post by: SwampRat on March 09, 2014, 11:12:20 PM
I did the BOV VTA mod today. Like everybody said, the front was easy but the back is a little tighter. I left the tube on the rear BOV since it was hard to reach the clips to remove it. I only removed it from the intake. I used the chair leg caps for now, I may order the high temp ones after I make up my mind on if I like hearing it all the time or not.

Welcome to the Pffffft club!  :beer2:


 :WOOT: :WOOT: Club ! !
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: panther427 on March 10, 2014, 02:12:55 AM
I would suggest anyone that has been using the char leg rubber for a lojg tike to inspect how they are holding up
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Post by: DJE624 on March 10, 2014, 02:21:22 AM
I would suggest anyone that has been using the char leg rubber for a lojg tike to inspect how they are holding up

What's a lojg tike? :clown:
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on March 10, 2014, 02:27:20 AM
I'm guessing "long time"??lol
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Post by: mval on March 10, 2014, 06:18:54 AM
new 20" vertini wheels & conti DWS changing from 19 to 20 due to deliver today per fedex. so for peformance plus tire out of Long Beach. CA have been great to work with now if everything arrives if good shape I'll put them on next weekend. & here's where Dave has got me in real trouble not only is the boss not happy about the wheel affair but she has to sign for them, adding insult to injury big time. I guess trading this for a new couch in the living room that I will probably not ever sit in is an even trade!!!!!!!!
mikev
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Post by: Larrylu on March 10, 2014, 06:43:14 AM

new 20" vertini wheels & conti DWS changing from 19 to 20 due to deliver today per fedex. so for peformance plus tire out of Long Beach. CA have been great to work with now if everything arrives if good shape I'll put them on next weekend. & here's where Dave has got me in real trouble not only is the boss not happy about the wheel affair but she has to sign for them, adding insult to injury big time. I guess trading this for a new couch in the living room that I will probably not ever sit in is an even trade!!!!!!!!
mikev

That's where Dave has an unfair advantage. He can concentrate his discretionary money on mods and you and I have to also spend on offsetting wife pleasing bribes. Worst part is the bribes usually cost even more than the mods. Just ain't fair!
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Post by: SHOdded on March 10, 2014, 07:26:03 AM
Good looking wheels!  What size tire did you go with, Mike?
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 10, 2014, 07:52:12 AM
Great choice Mike... When you get them on let's see some pics please
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Post by: mval on March 10, 2014, 07:57:21 AM
shodded:
new tires 245/45zr20 originally had 255/45/19. wheels 35mm offset.so nothing real exotic. according to the website willtheyfit.com should have no problem at all in fact should move a little away from the caliphers which is good since I have the save MGP's as Mark. one interesting thing according to site my speedometer will be off by a couple miles per hour really going around 62 when speedo says 60. Tom, will do, by the way your writeup on the hot pipes was an oration!!!!!! Very well done even I could understand it. Larry yes Dave does have an advantage over us but what can do you after 39 years.
mikev
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Post by: mjhpadi on March 10, 2014, 08:57:38 AM

ouch in the living room that I will probably not ever sit in is an even trade!!!!!!!!
mikev

That's where Dave has an unfair advantage. He can concentrate his discretionary money on mods and you and I have to also spend on offsetting wife pleasing bribes. Worst part is the bribes usually cost even more than the mods. Just ain't fair!

Which is why it looks like I'll be getting a new camper instead of the '67 Mustang Fastback that I've had my eye on for several months!  :-
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 10, 2014, 09:13:04 AM

ouch in the living room that I will probably not ever sit in is an even trade!!!!!!!!
mikev

That's where Dave has an unfair advantage. He can concentrate his discretionary money on mods and you and I have to also spend on offsetting wife pleasing bribes. Worst part is the bribes usually cost even more than the mods. Just ain't fair!

Which is why it looks like I'll be getting a new camper instead of the '67 Mustang Fastback that I've had my eye on for several months!  :-

...I feel you both! ...But keeping the house commander happy is the first rule of modding!  :crazy1:
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Post by: DJE624 on March 10, 2014, 02:04:22 PM
Eh.  Who needs a couch Mike!  Can't wait to see how the SHO looks in her new shoes! 
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Post by: SHO n GO on March 11, 2014, 07:00:18 AM
Just put in my typhoon intake! I love it thus far. Sounds awesome, looks great, just what i was looking for.

 Special thanks to DJE624 on a bangin deal!, fast shipped, securley packaged, great condition product!

On to the eye candy.
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Post by: mval on March 11, 2014, 09:42:04 AM
my tires & wheels did arrive around 6pm so the boss didn't have to sign for them. got them undone which was a good size effort. performance plus tire had them really wrapped well 3 layers of cardboard & foam each side, so not a stratch on them. cold weather coming in tomm, maybe light snow so will put on this weekend then will post pics but here's what they look like not on the SHO.
mikev
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 11, 2014, 10:11:57 AM
my tires & wheels did arrive around 6pm so the boss didn't have to sign for them. got them undone which was a good size effort. performance plus tire had them really wrapped well 3 layers of cardboard & foam each side, so not a stratch on them. cold weather coming in tomm, maybe light snow so will put on this weekend then will post pics but here's what they look like not on the SHO.
mikev

Very Cool! Congrats Mike!  Definitely waiting to see the new shoes on your ride.  :popcorn: …any prelim unmounted pics?
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Post by: SHOdded on March 11, 2014, 11:15:58 AM
Tom, I think you are looking for the wheels stood up against the current wheels for that prelim look :D  Thought it might be a bit monster tire at first glance.
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Post by: DJE624 on March 11, 2014, 03:37:47 PM
Just put in my typhoon intake! I love it thus far. Sounds awesome, looks great, just what i was looking for.

 Special thanks to DJE624 on a bangin deal!, fast shipped, securley packaged, great condition product!

On to the eye candy.

Thanks! 
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on March 11, 2014, 03:47:05 PM
nice rims man! that actually the color combo im looking for :) sweet
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Post by: black99lightning on March 11, 2014, 04:23:11 PM
Just put in my typhoon intake! I love it thus far. Sounds awesome, looks great, just what i was looking for.

 Special thanks to DJE624 on a bangin deal!, fast shipped, securley packaged, great condition product!

On to the eye candy.

I also like mine.  Love the sound.  Might not make any more power, but it sounds like it does.
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Post by: TSS on March 11, 2014, 05:24:13 PM
X2. Love the sound.  Better than the drop in sound which was nothing and the Airaid sound which was almost nothing.
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Post by: motorhead on March 11, 2014, 06:12:34 PM
New 2014 Ford PI EB Sedan - Trim upgrade. Dressed up that bare bones stripper appearance with 18" full wheel covers. Hub caps and black steel nice, but this looks a little more.....retail. Before and after - real high tech!
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 11, 2014, 06:23:20 PM
I cannot lie to a law enforcement officer.

I like the steelies better.

I've even considered rocking them in the winter.
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Post by: DJE624 on March 11, 2014, 06:46:01 PM
I too like the steelies better.  Don't forget to dress the tires.
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Post by: 68_GT on March 11, 2014, 07:57:07 PM
steelies ! or at least paint those hub caps black, it's the plain silver color that really kills the look.
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Post by: SwampRat on March 12, 2014, 02:07:25 AM
Steelies    ......
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Post by: motorhead on March 12, 2014, 06:35:31 PM
My son sent me email from college after I sent him photos of 18" wheel covers. His reply - "It just looks wrong". Will see if the wheel covers can take the exit ramps. If not, back to steelies. Thanks.
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 12, 2014, 07:18:10 PM
My son sent me email from college after I sent him photos of 18" wheel covers. His reply - "It just looks wrong". Will see if the wheel covers can take the exit ramps. If not, back to steelies. Thanks.
Wanna trade grilles?
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 12, 2014, 07:21:03 PM
Would you mind taking some interior shots, especially the front console and gauges?
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Post by: Joleat on March 12, 2014, 07:23:29 PM
I vote for the steelies with painted center caps. I once had a black V8 AWD Explorer with Cragar Soft 8s and chrome Ford center caps. A lot of people thought it was a LEO vehicle. I regret getting rid of it before painting the center caps. Actually, I regret getting rid of it period. It was a perfect 2nd vehicle. 302 V8, AWD, regeared with 4.10LS, add-a-leaf, 31" A/T tires, painted grille, exhaust, etc. Enough about the 'Sploder. Rock the steelies!
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Post by: slideoil on March 13, 2014, 06:14:18 AM
Cut this for the back window. My first completely amateur attempt.


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Post by: DJE624 on March 13, 2014, 06:27:27 AM
Nice job!
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Post by: glock-coma on March 13, 2014, 06:33:31 AM

Cut this for the back window. My first completely amateur attempt.


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Looks familiar
geswek's vintage washout

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: TSS on March 13, 2014, 06:34:56 AM
Did this yesterday - installed Areoforce Gauge).  I posted the photo in another thread, but it  seemed appropriate for here  too.   ONCE I figured out where I wanted to put it and how I wanted to secure it - the actual job took 20 minutes.  Great solution if somebody wants a plug and play boost gauge.  Mike has them in his store here. :)

(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll62/mclspllc/guage_zpsdfc1e1d9.jpg) (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/mclspllc/media/guage_zpsdfc1e1d9.jpg.html)

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Post by: MeanKS on March 13, 2014, 09:49:35 AM
EXCELLENT JOB TSS!

how did you secure it, double-sided tape?
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Post by: TSS on March 13, 2014, 10:14:54 AM
I did not use the the autometer angled rings I had bought off eBay, which was my original idea. 

I used 3M Indoor/Outdoor tape (the heavy duty red kind)  directly on the bottom of the gauge itself. It is obviously rounded on the bottom , but even so the contact patch is good.  Of course before applying the tape, I cleaned the bottom of the gauge and the black plastic I was applying the gauge to with rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball.  Then I dabbed some clear silicone (RTV) on the two small bolts protruding from the rear side of the gauge and stuck it firmly against the clear plastic on the OEM gauges.  So, there are really 3 contact areas - the main one being the 3M tape. 

I used a plastic putty knife to create a gap between the clear plastic and the black plastic so I could slide the cable through.  I had to lower the steering wheel and jam my hand up in there to reach inward and upward to guide the wire.  Then I ran the cable down inside the steering wheel column and  out the bottom to the OBD II.  I did not need any other tools or have to remove parts to get it done.  The wires are all hidden, which was also a primary objective.
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Post by: LV SHO on March 14, 2014, 03:54:09 PM
did the VTA mod, swapped out the '10 Taurus side badge for the '13 SHO badge, and plastidipped the wheels ... grille, fog surrounds, and chrome getting dipped next.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/Hella702/10%20SHO/44175668-7E50-4FB8-B526-EBC1E7E29793.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Hella702/media/10%20SHO/44175668-7E50-4FB8-B526-EBC1E7E29793.jpg.html)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/Hella702/10%20SHO/6ED3DF0E-72E7-40BC-9096-409D8A7CB503.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Hella702/media/10%20SHO/6ED3DF0E-72E7-40BC-9096-409D8A7CB503.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: TSS on March 14, 2014, 03:57:43 PM
Looks sweet /
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 14, 2014, 03:59:19 PM
Awesome touch!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: DJE624 on March 14, 2014, 04:02:40 PM
Very nice!
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on March 15, 2014, 05:59:29 AM
Finally got that back BOV recir tube off yesterday. What a pain... No way I could get pliers back there. Finally got it with a socket, socket wrench, and some wire strippers.... Lol

Itching to install my RX cleanside, 3bar map, downpipes, and meth. Looks like we are finally going to have some good weather coming here in Ohio.
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 15, 2014, 07:23:09 AM
Getting the SHO pro detailed today including engine bay and full interior... removing minor (thanks to the CQuart) scratches from careless people, UGH...  Waiting on my RX stuff....
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Post by: SHOdded on March 15, 2014, 07:28:19 AM
I sense another pictorial in our future, BiGMaC!
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Post by: TSS on March 15, 2014, 07:28:52 AM
(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll62/mclspllc/Mobile%20Uploads/20140315_092440_zps88472ba9.jpg) (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/mclspllc/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140315_092440_zps88472ba9.jpg.html)

I tested out the performance feature on the gauge this morning. Ignore the quarter mile and 1/8 mile times, as I simply hit 60 and then hit the brakes and then coasted  a quarter mile.

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Post by: SHOdded on March 15, 2014, 07:32:35 AM
Sweet 0-60 time!
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Post by: Brucelinc on March 15, 2014, 07:33:28 AM
Your 0-60 time is excellent - and pretty consistent with your other measurement tools.  That makes me think that when the gauge says you are only spiking to 11 PSI of boost, it is being very pessimistic.  I think you are making more boost than that.

I can't wait to get my gauge!
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 15, 2014, 07:34:37 AM
TSS... Very Cool!

Manu... Not too quick... got a few underhood mods to complete... But obviously you know what an appearance nut I am and how much I like to take pics of the car!   LOL
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Post by: SwampRat on March 15, 2014, 07:55:23 AM
Oh no!  Another secret mod!  Can't wait for this one.

It's one of those ... If I told you , I'd have ta killed ya  MODS

TOP SECRET !
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Post by: TSS on March 15, 2014, 08:34:07 AM
YEah,  I also think it is interesting Bruce in light of my boost readings.what is nice is that the mycal readings, g tech readings, and Aero force readings are extremely close For 0 to 60.
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Post by: Brucelinc on March 15, 2014, 08:51:43 AM
YEah,  I also think it is interesting Bruce in light of my boost readings.what is nice is that the mycal readings, g tech readings, and Aero force readings are extremely close For 0 to 60.

Yes, you have confirmed the accuracy of the 0-60 by using 3 different tools.  I don't think we get accurate boost levels from the ECU.  However, it is still useful from a comparison perspective.  When I get my gauge, I am going to check out some numbers with my current tune, then return to stock and run the same numbers.  As soon as the winter is over, I plan to try a different tune so I can compare those numbers, too.  Data is our friend!
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Post by: TSS on March 15, 2014, 01:16:47 PM
Keep us posted.  Great idea on returning to stock and comparing.
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 15, 2014, 02:42:01 PM
Got the SHO professionally detailed including the engine compartment and interior... A few more pics later, but this video is amazing! I thought I'd share it now.

My SHO is coated (this is not a paint sealer) with CQuart Finest (for exactly four months) and has never had anything else on the finish... no wax, no detail spray, literally just the CQuart Finest (if your interested in what it can do for a car, even a brand new one, my thread on correcting dealer paint damage is here:
http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1496.msg17656#msg17656 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1496.msg17656#msg17656)

The car is on completely level ground.
 

Wills Amstutz, my detail guy at Windows and Wheels, showed me how to dry my car with water!... yea it works!  The coating is incredibly hydrophobic with a runoff angle <10 degrees.


Then a quick blow dry with a leaf blower (or a dedicated blower if you have one)... no touch, no scratch or spidering. (http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/March%202014%20engine%20detail%20and%20Boost/DryingaCarwithWater_zps9e5b813e.mp4)
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Post by: DJE624 on March 15, 2014, 03:32:40 PM
That....is awesome!
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Post by: SHOdded on March 15, 2014, 03:58:15 PM
Pretty awesome drying technique!  CQF is one of the best sheeters out there.  An easy to use offering by CarPro is HydrO2, not as durable as CQF, but very very good.
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Post by: explorergotoluvit on March 15, 2014, 07:14:07 PM
did the 160 thermostat and liver tuner today running good but haven't put to many miles on it yet but i like it so far
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: LV SHO on March 15, 2014, 07:15:56 PM
went ahead and plastidipped my grille and little running light surrounds to match the wheels I did yesterday ... amazing how much it changed the look of the car for $25 and a few hours of my time :)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/Hella702/10%20SHO/41871725-5499-4012-A504-F15E0644FE70.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Hella702/media/10%20SHO/41871725-5499-4012-A504-F15E0644FE70.jpg.html)
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 15, 2014, 07:29:52 PM
You're right!... Looks great!..... love the Accessory parking light surrounds.
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Post by: SwampRat on March 15, 2014, 07:34:18 PM
went ahead and plastidipped my grille and little running light surrounds to match the wheels I did yesterday ... amazing how much it changed the look of the car for $25 and a few hours of my time :)

([url]http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/Hella702/10%20SHO/41871725-5499-4012-A504-F15E0644FE70.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Hella702/media/10%20SHO/41871725-5499-4012-A504-F15E0644FE70.jpg.html[/url])


That's lookin sharp for sure !

Tint the headlights next ! !
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Post by: DJE624 on March 15, 2014, 07:37:01 PM
The black out looks very good with the red. 
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Post by: SHOdded on March 15, 2014, 08:02:37 PM
The look has definitely come together!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: REDSHOCGO on March 16, 2014, 10:33:18 AM
Got the SHO professionally detailed including the engine compartment and interior... A few more pics later, but this video is amazing! I thought I'd share it now.

My SHO is coated (this is not a paint sealer) with CQuart Finest (for exactly four months) and has never had anything else on the finish... no wax, no detail spray, literally just the CQuart Finest (if your interested in what it can do for a car, even a brand new one, my thread on correcting dealer paint damage is here:
[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1496.msg17656#msg17656[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1496.msg17656#msg17656[/url])

The car is on completely level ground.
 

Wills Amstutz, my detail guy at Windows and Wheels, showed me how to dry my car with water!... yea it works!  The coating is incredibly hydrophobic with a runoff angle <10 degrees.


Then a quick blow dry with a leaf blower (or a dedicated blower if you have one)... no touch, no scratch or spidering.
 ([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/March%202014%20engine%20detail%20and%20Boost/DryingaCarwithWater_zps9e5b813e.mp4[/url])

thats exactly what i do blow it off with my leaf blower works wonders
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on March 16, 2014, 10:59:28 AM
Got the SHO professionally detailed including the engine compartment and interior... A few more pics later, but this video is amazing! I thought I'd share it now.

My SHO is coated (this is not a paint sealer) with CQuart Finest (for exactly four months) and has never had anything else on the finish... no wax, no detail spray, literally just the CQuart Finest (if your interested in what it can do for a car, even a brand new one, my thread on correcting dealer paint damage is here:
[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1496.msg17656#msg17656[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1496.msg17656#msg17656[/url])

The car is on completely level ground.
 

Wills Amstutz, my detail guy at Windows and Wheels, showed me how to dry my car with water!... yea it works!  The coating is incredibly hydrophobic with a runoff angle <10 degrees.
([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/March%202014%20engine%20detail%20and%20Boost/th_DryingaCarwithWater_zps9e5b813e.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/March%202014%20engine%20detail%20and%20Boost/DryingaCarwithWater_zps9e5b813e.mp4[/url])


Then a quick blow dry with a leaf blower (or a dedicated blower if you have one)... no touch, no scratch or spidering.
 ([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/March%202014%20engine%20detail%20and%20Boost/DryingaCarwithWater_zps9e5b813e.mp4[/url])

thats exactly what i do blow it off with my leaf blower works wonders


For sure... True no touch is the way to go!  :thumb:

One other trick...Although I'd recommend research it before you do it on a non-coated paint job.... I learned this from Wills also. Dilute some Iron-X wheel cleaner in your soap... foam cannon assumed... Use it every 6 months or so.  Always rinse after this and then do your regular wash following all that. 
It really wakes up the paint by decontaminating it and is WAY faster and easier than claying.... no sore shoulder and saves hours....  :biggrin:

I'm gonna post some pics of this as soon as I get them off my camera.
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Post by: glock-coma on March 16, 2014, 12:26:36 PM
Changed the engine oil with with Pennzoil ultra 5-w20 and motorcraft FL-500s filter.

I found the Pennzoil ultra at Wal-Mart on roll back for $21 for 5 quart jug.
Couldn't pass up that deal. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on March 16, 2014, 04:15:03 PM
If using a leaf blower to dry, I hope it has been tested for microscopic debris emerging from the nozzle.  It is recommended to put a secured cloth/cheesecloth over the opening before use.  Stepping up to a Metro Vac Master Blaster is even better, if you plan to use this drying method for quite some time and are concerned about ROI.
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 16, 2014, 04:49:05 PM
If using a leaf blower to dry, I hope it has been tested for microscopic debris emerging from the nozzle.  It is recommended to put a secured cloth/cheesecloth over the opening before use.  Stepping up to a MetroVac Master Blaster is even better, if you plan to use this drying method for quite some time and are concerned about ROI.


Excellent advise!...
At least make it a dedicated blower that you take special care of.... Here's what I feel is the best.... SHOdded referenced it.... The metrovac Master Blaster.  Comes with dual mode (4 & 8 HP a long flexible hose and a variety of automotive attachments, plus it really small and portable.... Amazon price is about $300.... yea more than $40 at home depot (but if you get one to use with cheesecloth it will be more... a decision to make. This one gets top ratings on all the detail sites.
The best product description is here: https://www.metrovacworld.com/Master_Blaster (https://www.metrovacworld.com/Master_Blaster)

This is what most of the detail folks use.... and of course me... being the resident OC paint and finish nut!  :P
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/March%202014%20engine%20detail%20and%20Boost/MasterBlasterBlower4amp8HP_zps9b5587d2.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/March%202014%20engine%20detail%20and%20Boost/MasterBlasterBlower4amp8HP_zps9b5587d2.jpg.html)

The conical attachment is what I use for about everything.. but after the water dry (posted here: http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=299.msg33677#msg33677 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=299.msg33677#msg33677) ) ... using runoff of water sheeting it's mostly getting the water out of all those nuisance body fitments where it collects.
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Post by: mval on March 17, 2014, 06:03:10 AM
got the vertini wheels & conti dws tires put on. changes the look of the car completely. was down between tsw carthage & these vertini's. basically the same price just more chrome & less black, but still good amount of black. a quick question for anybody using conti dws's is the inflation. performance plus tires had them @ 40#, they used nitrogren which is what i wanted. changed to 37 in front 35 in rear. is that ok as used to running the goodyears & most other tires @32#, but from what i've read conti's like air& because of the softer wall should have more.
mikev
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 17, 2014, 06:09:42 AM
Mike... Don't have ay experience with the DSW's, but I run my SHO with OEM Primacies the same pressures front and rear at Ford recs.  I do stagger my pickup with rears 5# lower unless loaded.  I would watch the wear pattern closely.

...and where are the pics of the news shoes and socks mounted?  Wanna see.... sig pic is small for my tired old eyes  ;D
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Post by: mval on March 17, 2014, 06:17:20 AM
tom: small pic above . old versus new.
mikev
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Post by: DJE624 on March 17, 2014, 06:26:59 AM
Welcome to the aftermarket wheel club Mike!  I run my Primacys at 36 front and back.  I tell myself that extra pound will make the outside treads last a little longer.  I may be fooling myself but, what the heck. 
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 17, 2014, 06:37:10 AM
tom: small pic above . old versus new.
mikev

Love them Mike!  :bow: Great change... Wheels look awesome and the whole car looks lower and more aggressive.
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Post by: shoman04 on March 17, 2014, 08:55:11 AM
tom: small pic above . old versus new.
mikev
TWO THUMB's UP ON THE NEW WHEELS!!!!!!!
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Post by: Txstrmhntr on March 17, 2014, 03:57:17 PM
Installed alky control kit, 160 tstat, 3bar map, relocated washer fluid to trunk, and started on rx catch can..... car still in pieces in garage...must go finish.......

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Post by: SHOdded on March 17, 2014, 04:12:53 PM
Installed alky control kit, 160 tstat, 3bar map, relocated washer fluid to trunk, and started on rx catch can..... car still in pieces in garage...must go finish.......
Quite an upgrade to your competition-killing machine!  Any pics to go with?
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Post by: Txstrmhntr on March 17, 2014, 04:24:45 PM
Quite an upgrade to your competition-killing machine!  Any pics to go with?

Ill get some pics up once im done shouting profanities at ford for these ridiculous plastic pop rivets with fake phillips head indentations on them...

Anyone know where you can purchase more? or better alternatives?
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Post by: SHOdded on March 17, 2014, 04:32:40 PM
Don't know if this will help (used them for my 95), but give it a go:  http://www.thefastenerwarehouse.com/page/page/568361.htm (http://www.thefastenerwarehouse.com/page/page/568361.htm)
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Post by: JimiJak on March 19, 2014, 11:50:08 PM
Did some mock fitting together of some pieces for the XSport headlight mod project I'm working on. Anyone have any recommendations for where I might find someplace to back and split my headlights, then re-seal them for me when I'm done? Big Box chains? Anywhere local to Grand Rapids, MI?

I've baked them before, but I would rather have someone else do it than deal with the hassle. Splitting and re-sealing is a PITA; the rest is play time!

Thanks Guys!
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Post by: JimiJak on March 20, 2014, 03:35:54 PM
SHE FINALLY GOT NAMED!

Ok...so it's not a propped name yet...but she accidentally got a nickname today. The girlfriend caught me having a conversation with Sync and the XSport seems to have aquired the handle "Jarvis"...(Ironman ref. if you're not following)

On another positive note; Jarvis 2.0 gets picked up from the dealership today after it's 200mile birthday - alternator, battery, wire harness replacement thanks to a missed nut from Ford on the alternator. Lol
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Post by: risskybusiness on March 20, 2014, 04:46:08 PM
Ordered up a bunch of Plasti-dip, switchback LED front blinkers, and emailed LMS about tunes... Spring is going to awesome!
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Post by: SHODYOU on March 22, 2014, 05:26:17 AM
Changed oil, RedLine 5/30 with 500s filter.
Fixed underbody shield as one clip had broken, clip and twist lock thing was like 15$ from Ford.
Finished open BOV mod as rear was a pita. Also cut away the hood gasket that shrouds the air inlet opening.

Cleaned the engine, touched up the paint on the exhaust (after axle pipes are painted flat black, hate seeing dirty gray tails from behind car)
And I Plasti-dipped the little red reflectors in the rear valance. Subtle, but cleaner imo.

I ordered Lamin-x taillight tint too, in the medium-dark shade.


Bad news/good news... installed bare x pipe in place of the magnaflow x muffler I had. It def picked up volume at idle, and stays quiet at cruise. Sounds great.
Bad news is it picked up enough rasp in the 25-2750 range to consider swapping back. Esp under load.
Rest of exhaust consists of stainless works catless dp's and a dynomax axle-back.
Ill prob reinstall the muffled x and go to louder mufflers instead.
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Post by: TSS on March 22, 2014, 05:35:05 AM
 Unexciting. Today I am replacing the cabin air filter and windshield wipers. I use 0EM motorcraft parts and do it once a year.  I had the car hand washed yesterday and I will do a quick vac today.  I still have my winter matS in, so this is not going to be a thorough detail. Boring!
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Post by: glock-coma on March 22, 2014, 06:35:17 AM
Installed husky liner floor liners front and rear.
Pretty happy with the fit and finish. I'll have some pics up later
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Larrylu on March 22, 2014, 07:06:49 AM

Installed husky liner floor liners front and rear.
Pretty happy with the fit and finish. I'll have some pics up later
I like mine too, but you really have to be careful handling with those sharp teeth on the bottom.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Brucelinc on March 22, 2014, 09:23:20 AM
I installed my Aeroforce gauge.  I am seeing a spike of 13.6 PSI of boost.  Not sure how accurate that is.  I also ran a 0-60 and 1/8 mile performance measurement.  Ingore the 1/4 mile time - I was not in Mexico so I backed out of it before the end of a 1/4.  It was 11 degrees in my area this morning and I was on a county road with new pavement that gave super traction off the line.  Car was feeling really strong this morning.

(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w562/brucelinc/Carstuff021_zps7cb54351.jpg) (http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/brucelinc/media/Carstuff021_zps7cb54351.jpg.html)

(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w562/brucelinc/Carstuff019_zps36f0fce8.jpg) (http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/brucelinc/media/Carstuff019_zps36f0fce8.jpg.html)
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 22, 2014, 09:38:17 AM
I installed my Aeroforce gauge.  I am seeing a spike of 13.6 PSI of boost.  Not sure how accurate that is.  I also ran a 0-60 and 1/8 mile performance measurement.  Ingore the 1/4 mile time - I was not in Mexico so I backed out of it before the end of a 1/4.  It was 11 degrees in my area this morning and I was on a county road with new pavement that gave super traction off the line.  Car was feeling really strong this morning.
([url]http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w562/brucelinc/Carstuff019_zps36f0fce8.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/brucelinc/media/Carstuff019_zps36f0fce8.jpg.html[/url])


Clean install, looks good!  ... excellent 1/8 time!
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Post by: TSS on March 22, 2014, 11:58:07 AM
Whoa Bruce. Sick 0 to 60 time. I have never hit 13 psi.   I did hit a 60 4.13 though on Friday.   That bested my 4.2.  4.09 on Your First Try is fantastic. .
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Post by: Brucelinc on March 22, 2014, 12:03:47 PM
That 1/8 is probably a tad too good.  I think I had a bit of a tailwind.  I first ran in the opposite direction just for 0-60 and got a 4.26.  I backed off prior to running the 1/8.  I then turned around and got the run that I posted.  Since I gained almost .2 on the 0-60, I am pretty sure the wind was a factor.  It would have been larger factor in the 1/8 than it would have been 0-60.  The car is strong, though.  :)
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Post by: Brucelinc on March 22, 2014, 12:09:40 PM
Whoa Bruce. Sick 0 to 60 time. I have never hit 13 psi.   I did hit a 60 4.13 though on Friday.   That bested my 4.2.  4.09 on Your First Try is fantastic. .

Thanks Todd.  Our posts crossed....As I said, I ran in both directions - got a 4.26 and that smokin' 4.09.  I was pretty aggressive off the line, too.  I was on excellent pavement so I was leaving at 2000 RPM.  I was getting some wheelspin but not a huge amount - got a nice chirp on the 1-2 shift, though.  In this case, I might have been better off to raise tire pressures to lower rolling resistance. 
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Post by: DJE624 on March 22, 2014, 04:15:44 PM
Those MKS's are faster than I thought! 

I vacuumed her out and cleaned up a little salt.  When I put the carpeted floor mats back in last night, I noticed it need it.
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Post by: TSS on March 22, 2014, 05:52:50 PM
/  you are optimistic. I am NOT putting my carpet mats back until mid April.
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Post by: DJE624 on March 22, 2014, 05:57:30 PM
LOL  I'm hoping the worst is over.  A little snow or salt now won't hurt much.  I'll probably shampoo the mats by May anyway. 
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Post by: SHOdded on March 22, 2014, 09:30:01 PM
So ... who's going to be first to break into the 3's for 0-60???

Dave, I need to shampoo the carpets as well, despite having Weathertechs in place.  To get rid of any odors the winter-crap-on-shoes may have left behind :(
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Post by: Brucelinc on March 23, 2014, 05:12:24 AM
I am continuing to play with my Aeroforce Gauge and adding additional parameters to monitor.  It is nice to observe the coolant temperature and transmission temp.  Yesterday, I spiked 13.6 PSI of boost ONE time but could never duplicate it again.  I think it was around mid-range (4000) RPM in 2nd.  Most of the time, though, under WOT, it is in the 8-10 range.

I will leave others to break into the 3s on 0-60.  I am pretty comfortable knowing that we all have cars that are among the quickest full sized sedans you can buy.  I wish we had a track in the Twin Cities, though.....:)
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Post by: TSS on March 23, 2014, 05:19:34 AM
So ... who's going to be first to break into the 3's

I am pretty confident anyone with a tune and meth is there. You just don't hear much about it here because this is a 1/4 mile crowd. :)

And Bruce,  I have not even hit over 11 yet we have very similar acceleration times. I wonder what that means? Only other variable between our cars is my K&N Typhoon.  I have the 528 plugs and I think you do too.
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Post by: Brucelinc on March 23, 2014, 05:31:40 AM
And Bruce,  I even hit over 11 yet we have very similar acceleration times. I wonder what that means?
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Todd, I wonder if the altitude setting on the gauge affects how it registers boost?  I have mine set at 1000 feet for my area.  Also, would barametric pressure impact the vacuum/boost readings?  My max boost readings are not consistent.  Coolant temps range from about 183 - 192, depending upon whether I am moving down the highway or just idling.  Trans temps run much cooler.
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Post by: watts on March 23, 2014, 07:39:12 AM
Working on a trunk lighting upgrade.  I'm making router templates so I'll be able to duplicate my work if anybody is interested in the same.  I have a 4 year old and a 1 month old, so garage time is limited these days.  Look for a write up in the coming weeks!
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Post by: SHOdded on March 23, 2014, 08:59:52 AM
Working on a trunk lighting upgrade.
Subscribed!
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Post by: watts on March 23, 2014, 04:54:35 PM
Working on a trunk lighting upgrade.

Subscribed!


I'll definitely post up detailed pics when it's done. It involves a vleds footwell kit:

http://www.vleds.com/strip-lights-halos/footwell-kits/universal-round-led-footwell-kit.html (http://www.vleds.com/strip-lights-halos/footwell-kits/universal-round-led-footwell-kit.html)

And a lot of work on the router.  Should be able to finish it up next weekend.
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 23, 2014, 06:13:53 PM
Did the weekly detail on the big girl..   :buff:  Always love it when she's clean and sparkly!
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Post by: DJE624 on March 23, 2014, 06:37:45 PM
Did the weekly detail on the big girl..   :buff:  Always love it when she's clean and sparkly!

Jealous.
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Post by: watts on March 25, 2014, 05:25:53 PM
Working on a trunk lighting upgrade.

Subscribed!


I'll definitely post up detailed pics when it's done. It involves a vleds footwell kit:

[url]http://www.vleds.com/strip-lights-halos/footwell-kits/universal-round-led-footwell-kit.html[/url] ([url]http://www.vleds.com/strip-lights-halos/footwell-kits/universal-round-led-footwell-kit.html[/url])

And a lot of work on the router.  Should be able to finish it up next weekend.


A little teaser!  Still lots to go...
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Post by: mjhpadi on March 25, 2014, 08:50:30 PM
I changed my trunk light to LED bulb and that helped a lot, but still could use some improvement, so I'm looking forward to your project!
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Post by: SHOdded on March 26, 2014, 01:14:21 AM
Got any pics, Mark?
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Post by: bamsho on March 26, 2014, 12:40:36 PM
Ok, BigMac don't rub it in.  We northern people have to wait little longer for nice warm weather, HAHA.   Just installed Dynomax axle back mufflers.  Like the sound, factory one too quiet for me.  Time to stop playing with the car and back to mudding and sanding drywall.
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Post by: SHOdded on March 26, 2014, 12:58:53 PM
Building the SHO its' own garage, Brian?  ;)
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Post by: Josephm on March 26, 2014, 02:11:08 PM
I just went down to our local exhaust shop, and asked how much to delete the 3rd cat, and surprisingly he said lets put it on the ramps and see. 100$ Later and 30 minutes, and its done. Hard to tell if there is any gain because i installed Unleashed tuning, and X4 all at same time.
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 26, 2014, 02:38:05 PM
Good combo at the right price Joseph!  :thumb:
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Post by: Needmoreboost on March 26, 2014, 02:43:52 PM
I just went down to our local exhaust shop, and asked how much to delete the 3rd cat, and surprisingly he said lets put it on the ramps and see. 100$ Later and 30 minutes, and its done. Hard to tell if there is any gain because i installed Unleashed tuning, and X4 all at same time.

Nice call.  I got mine done for 60.  How does she sound now?
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Post by: Josephm on March 26, 2014, 02:50:46 PM
I just got it done and have only got on it maybe twice since then and i installed the Unleashed tune this morning so its hard to tell where it is coming from. (The tune, or cat delete) Regardless, i love the sound and how much faster is revs now
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on March 26, 2014, 03:05:05 PM
Ordered my x-pipe, tips, and mufflers today. As well as the carpet to put over some mdf that will be my tank/pump mount in my trunk. Can't wait for some track days ;)
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Post by: Needmoreboost on March 26, 2014, 03:06:45 PM
I just got it done and have only got on it maybe twice since then and i installed the Unleashed tune this morning so its hard to tell where it is coming from. (The tune, or cat delete) Regardless, i love the sound and how much faster is revs now

Well the tune is making most of the power increase.  Probably 98%.  LOL
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Post by: Josephm on March 26, 2014, 03:23:29 PM
After hearing your car, i decided i was going to get it done.
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Post by: Needmoreboost on March 26, 2014, 04:26:15 PM
After hearing your car, i decided i was going to get it done.

I figure it is a 5-10% total increase in actual dba tops.  Actually sounds more like a v8 at idle IMO.  Can you hear the turbo's on cold start up yet?  :)
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Post by: Josephm on March 26, 2014, 05:19:38 PM
First cold start will be tomorrow AM
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Post by: SICHD on March 26, 2014, 06:55:33 PM
Windows tinted 35% all around
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Post by: SHOdded on March 27, 2014, 03:41:23 AM
Windows tinted 35% all around
Pics? :D
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Post by: JimiJak on March 27, 2014, 03:31:51 PM
15% fronts / brow to match factory. Pics taken after first polish & wax.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y-zkXoaMtTU/UzShq1OdtUI/AAAAAAAACvY/7ZuQ6NwuzD8/w693-h520-no/IMG_1185.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0nqT8z2Scps/UzShwru0Z_I/AAAAAAAACv0/L0ekheTfwqI/w693-h520-no/IMG_1188.JPG)

Am I the only one that thinks these rims look like HotWheels - wheels? lol
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 27, 2014, 03:34:44 PM
Sweet  :thumb:   ... Darkside!

BTW... The wheels remind me of Jim Foose!
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Post by: DJE624 on March 27, 2014, 03:52:12 PM
Looks great JimiJak!   Now that you mention it, they do look like HotWheels wheels. 
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 27, 2014, 03:55:34 PM
BTW... JimiJak, you a firefighter?
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 27, 2014, 03:58:56 PM
On another note... learned something about sync in my '13 SHO... At least for the iPhone 5, if you hit "Do Not Disturb" on the touch screen it places the phone in that mode until you go into the settings on the phone itself and tmanually take it out of that mode... missed a bunch of calls.
:homer:
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Post by: IHeartGroceries on March 27, 2014, 05:43:46 PM
Drove it!

Chirped the tires!

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Post by: JimiJak on March 27, 2014, 06:05:10 PM
BTW... JimiJak, you a firefighter?

What gave it away? lol

It was cold and rainy here all day, so when better to go spend some of my time-off back at work! Nice big apparatus bay is very conducive to using a buffer.
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 27, 2014, 06:08:06 PM
BTW... JimiJak, you a firefighter?
What gave it away? lol
It was cold and rainy here all day, so when better to go spend some of my time-off back at work! Nice big apparatus bay is very conducive to using a buffer.
Good place to work for sure.  My youngest is a firefighter.

Thanks and Kudos for all you do for the public!  :bigthanx:
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Post by: JimiJak on March 27, 2014, 06:18:01 PM
No, no...thank YOU for letting me have the coolest job in the world! I truly love what I do and am grateful every day I get to do it.
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Post by: mval on March 28, 2014, 09:06:28 AM
jjak:
like tom i say thanks for doing a very dangerous job for us. well made an appt to take my baby in, got a few issue like tranny @ low speed occasional slipping & when my guy put on the downers, found a leak in my a/c line. service guy says well tranny could be a reprogram. i said yes it should be  tsb 11-12-10, which i got from here, & you could have heard a pin drop, must have been looking it up or just shock with my answer, finally says ok & then says how do you know about the a/c line, hasn't been warm enough to use here yet & i explained somebody was working on my exhaust system saw it, can't wait till they see all that. made appt then he asked if i'd be drop off night before, i said sure if you can make sure you put it inside when you close. answer was what i expected no way we could do that, then i said will bring in 7am when open. got to love big city dealerships, but partily my deal since i've only bought 2 fords in last 40 years.
mikev
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Post by: DJE624 on March 28, 2014, 10:08:44 AM
Finally got to do a hand wash today.  It was nice.
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Post by: SHOdded on March 28, 2014, 11:49:16 AM
Can't have the company mascot not get some serious lovin'!
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Post by: watts on March 28, 2014, 04:56:27 PM
Started working on my sub install.
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on March 28, 2014, 08:18:18 PM
mounted up my meth tank and pump. Pump is a little too close to the trunk "hump" so i am going to lift it up a hair tomorrow.
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a178/thatsmrgimp2u/1396059250058_zpse47be09a.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/thatsmrgimp2u/media/1396059250058_zpse47be09a.jpg.html)
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Post by: bamsho on March 29, 2014, 01:12:53 PM
Changed out plugs today.  Put in SP534's, gapped at .030.
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Post by: mjhpadi on March 29, 2014, 01:16:12 PM
Got any pics, Mark?

I don't because my trunk is full of detailing supplies and scuba gear. If spring ever truly arrives to Pennsylvania, I will take photos, because I want to do spring cleaning of the entire car and start getting it ready for Carlisle, which is only about 2 months away!
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Post by: glock-coma on March 29, 2014, 03:02:45 PM
Finally ordered my x4 tune from Torrie, also ordered power stop front and rear brake kit from amazon 327.00 shipped with prime
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on March 29, 2014, 08:31:35 PM
Got that RX OCC on order ;)
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Post by: explorergotoluvit on March 29, 2014, 09:26:45 PM
installed the lowering springs that took 4 months to get looks good though
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Post by: bpd1151 on March 30, 2014, 05:02:42 AM
Finally ordered up the 2013 Police Package Front & Rear Sway Bars......

Will (eventually) retro onto my 2010 Civilian Non-PP SHO.

Rear looks like it'll be a breeze...... and the front? Good Lord..... oughta be interesting, let's just leave it at that.

 :post-204-1185657958:

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Post by: SHOdded on March 30, 2014, 06:40:44 AM
Glad to see another suspension mod in the works.  Any idea on specs for these sway bars?
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Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on March 30, 2014, 08:32:09 AM
Finally ordered up the 2013 Police Package Front & Rear Sway Bars......

Will (eventually) retro onto my 2010 Civilian Non-PP SHO.

Rear looks like it'll be a breeze...... and the front? Good Lord..... oughta be interesting, let's just leave it at that.

 :post-204-1185657958:


Please do a writeup on this, please. Like really...

Its kind of frustrating that we have zero support for better sways.
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Post by: SoCalSHO on March 30, 2014, 10:10:26 AM
Glad to see another suspension mod in the works.  Any idea on specs for these sway bars?

Yes, def want to see how they differ from the regular bars.
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Post by: mjhpadi on March 30, 2014, 10:45:37 AM
Finally ordered up the 2013 Police Package Front & Rear Sway Bars......

Will (eventually) retro onto my 2010 Civilian Non-PP SHO.

Rear looks like it'll be a breeze...... and the front? Good Lord..... oughta be interesting, let's just leave it at that.

 :post-204-1185657958:



Hope you get some photos of the install!
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Post by: black99lightning on March 30, 2014, 02:46:26 PM
went to Houston and beat up on some mustangs.
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Post by: pejohnson on March 30, 2014, 04:05:24 PM

Finally ordered up the 2013 Police Package Front & Rear Sway Bars......

Will (eventually) retro onto my 2010 Civilian Non-PP SHO.

Rear looks like it'll be a breeze...... and the front? Good Lord..... oughta be interesting, let's just leave it at that.

 :post-204-1185657958:

Interesting, we did the same thing on the Gen II's. The Gen I's had heavier duty sway bars, so that was a popular upgrade.


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Post by: LV SHO on March 30, 2014, 05:02:44 PM
swapped out the lame sounding "Ecoboost" for a "3.5L Twin Turbo" badge, and then plastidipped all the chrome on the back today ...
peeling taillight trim, center bar, and both badges.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/Hella702/10%20SHO/92C5A07A-8826-479C-844B-5FAEAE4FE192.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Hella702/media/10%20SHO/92C5A07A-8826-479C-844B-5FAEAE4FE192.jpg.html)
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 30, 2014, 05:32:19 PM
Made arrangements for a new windshield... a rock big enough to see hit it at about 85mph last nite... sounded like a gun went off... Also cleanec the driver's seat, LOL
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Post by: glock-coma on March 30, 2014, 05:33:49 PM

swapped out the lame sounding "Ecoboost" for a "3.5L Twin Turbo" badge, and then plastidipped all the chrome on the back today ...
peeling taillight trim, center bar, and both badges.

([url]http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/Hella702/10%20SHO/92C5A07A-8826-479C-844B-5FAEAE4FE192.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Hella702/media/10%20SHO/92C5A07A-8826-479C-844B-5FAEAE4FE192.jpg.html[/url])


Your avatar looks familiar.
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Post by: donky4444 on March 30, 2014, 05:40:31 PM
Took the weather techs out and out the SHO carpet mats back in. It's so nice, a sign spring my finally be here.
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Post by: TSS on March 30, 2014, 05:48:15 PM
Oh man.....I wish I had your confidence!    Not yet for me....
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Post by: LV SHO on March 30, 2014, 06:55:26 PM

swapped out the lame sounding "Ecoboost" for a "3.5L Twin Turbo" badge, and then plastidipped all the chrome on the back today ...
peeling taillight trim, center bar, and both badges.

([url]http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/Hella702/10%20SHO/92C5A07A-8826-479C-844B-5FAEAE4FE192.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Hella702/media/10%20SHO/92C5A07A-8826-479C-844B-5FAEAE4FE192.jpg.html[/url])


Your avatar looks familiar.


just the dark side :)
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Post by: glock-coma on March 30, 2014, 06:56:15 PM
Looks good!!
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on March 30, 2014, 07:07:01 PM
Cars going to the shop this week for misfires even when flashed back to stock....sucks just got hone from a work trip to a broken sho...
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Post by: SHOdded on March 30, 2014, 07:14:15 PM
Made arrangements for a new windshield...
Sux that happened!  Getting it replaced @ no cost, right?
Cars going to the shop this week for misfires even when flashed back to stock....sucks just got hone from a work trip to a broken sho...
Looks like a good time for new spark plugs!  Any codes set?
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on March 30, 2014, 07:15:46 PM
Spark plugs are new probably a coil pack

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Post by: BiGMaC on March 30, 2014, 07:47:38 PM
Made arrangements for a new windshield...

Sux that happened!  Getting it replaced @ no cost, right?


It was a large rock (maybe 2") at 85 mph... It was like slow motion watching it.... Thank goodness for laminated glass which may have saved my wifes life, but also that it ricocheted off and didn't hit the paint... (you know how I am...LOL)
SF glass coverage...$5/year... 100% replacement unlimited times. In AZ we average about 1.5 windshield replacements a year. 
Gonna use the dealer due to the rain sensor for the wipers and another for the autodimming HLs on the back of the rearview and sealed to the glass...Plus I want to be sure and get SoundScreen glass with tint... top is for the RSWs and bottom is for the auto dim/bright
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/photo_zpsa0140216.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/photo_zpsa0140216.jpg.html)
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Post by: SHODYOU on March 31, 2014, 11:28:20 AM

I has no idea they were different, I was about to order the pp rear sway bar.

You happen to have part #'s for the police package sways?

Tia

Finally ordered up the 2013 Police Package Front & Rear Sway Bars......

Will (eventually) retro onto my 2010 Civilian Non-PP SHO.

Rear looks like it'll be a breeze...... and the front? Good Lord..... oughta be interesting, let's just leave it at that.

 :post-204-1185657958:
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Post by: bpd1151 on March 31, 2014, 11:30:57 AM
I will make note of the part # & repost.



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Post by: SHODYOU on March 31, 2014, 11:32:42 AM
Youre the man...
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Post by: TSS on March 31, 2014, 02:02:48 PM
Ran a 12.9 @103  1/4 mile per my Aeroforce on my first (only) try....on a runway in Mexico.  Well actually it was Yesterday, not today.....    I am back in the USA today.
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Post by: BiGMaC on March 31, 2014, 03:53:13 PM
Ran a 12.9 @103  1/4 mile per my Aeroforce on my first (only) try....on a runway in Mexico.  Well actually it was Yesterday, not today.....    I am back in the USA today.

Cool!... and certainly beats my windshield install... LOL
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Post by: shoman04 on March 31, 2014, 04:04:39 PM
I WON THE ROTM FOR April!! Thanks to all who voted for my car. THANKS ONCE AGAIN!!!
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Post by: donky4444 on March 31, 2014, 06:09:42 PM
Ran a 12.9 @103  1/4 mile per my Aeroforce on my first (only) try....on a runway in Mexico.  Well actually it was Yesterday, not today.....    I am back in the USA today.

Very nice. I may have to get on the strip for a test and tune day this year. US 131 drag way is only 20 minutes from me.
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Post by: TSS on April 01, 2014, 12:40:13 PM
Ran a 12.9 @103  1/4 mile per my Aeroforce on my first (only) try....on a runway in Mexico.  Well actually it was Yesterday, not today.....    I am back in the USA today.

Very nice. I may have to get on the strip for a test and tune day this year. US 131 drag way is only 20 minutes from me.

 My son still talks about our ride together in your car.  Your car was awesome - my tune was out that day when we took a ride in mine and it was embarassing.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: donky4444 on April 01, 2014, 03:42:11 PM
Ran a 12.9 @103  1/4 mile per my Aeroforce on my first (only) try....on a runway in Mexico.  Well actually it was Yesterday, not today.....    I am back in the USA today.
Sounds like we need to get together again then.

Very nice. I may have to get on the strip for a test and tune day this year. US 131 drag way is only 20 minutes from me.

 My son still talks about our ride together in your car.  Your car was awesome - my tune was out that day when we took a ride in mine and it was embarassing.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 02, 2014, 07:50:50 PM
I installed the Lamin-x taillight tint, in "smoked" darkness, which is their med-dark tint. Its pretty dark but not totally murdered out.
I also decided to join some others by PlastiDipping the chrome surrounds black as 3 of the 4 were peeling. (Which figures, just had car in shop this January for warranty work before 36k passed and only one was peeling, replaced it and now all the other 3 are peeled)

Im undecided on cutting out the center section to leave the clear lights opened... I like it both ways.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Brucelinc on April 03, 2014, 05:34:14 AM
Ran a 12.9 @103  1/4 mile per my Aeroforce on my first (only) try....on a runway in Mexico.  Well actually it was Yesterday, not today.....    I am back in the USA today.

Sorry to be so late to comment on this - been out of town.  Anyway, Todd, I knew you would come in under 13 seconds!  Take out your spare tire, burn your gas tank down to 1/8 tank, go back to Mexico and you will see a 12.7 @ 105.   :beer2:
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Post by: TSS on April 03, 2014, 11:42:58 AM
SHODYOU, pictures? 
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Post by: DJE624 on April 03, 2014, 06:11:02 PM
I got a dyno at Livernois.
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/RaceTune_zps33ae605c.jpg)
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Post by: black99lightning on April 03, 2014, 06:26:34 PM
I got a dyno at Livernois.
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/RaceTune_zps33ae605c.jpg[/url])


The torque number looks really strong.  Have you driven it?  How does it feel?
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Post by: BiGMaC on April 03, 2014, 06:40:57 PM
I got a dyno at Livernois.
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/RaceTune_zps33ae605c.jpg[/url])

Very cool!... looks like a few more HP and the low end torque is especially strong!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on April 03, 2014, 06:55:30 PM
I drove home from Detroit.  It was pretty rainy most of the way.  Dried up some near the end.  It feels very strong.  80-100 is too easy. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 03, 2014, 09:40:49 PM
Hate the rain you had...but good running!
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Post by: Larrylu on April 04, 2014, 04:12:51 AM
Dave how many miles/hours away from LMS are you?
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Post by: bpd1151 on April 04, 2014, 05:33:04 AM
Today, I made great use of the ventilated seats feature, by letting a few good one's rip.....

Thankfully, because of the vented seats, the noxious fumes didn't stand a chance being impregnated deep into the cushion/seat material.


Whew!  :blowup:

Although come to think of it..... :hmmm: makes me wonder if I should be inspecting those filters now as a result? :dunno:



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Post by: SHOdded on April 04, 2014, 05:46:10 AM
LOL, Mike!

Dave, good to hear about the improvements.  Looking forward to your track results this wknd!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on April 04, 2014, 05:57:53 AM
Not bad Dave.  You picked up some torque.  Did they give you a SAE corrected print out?  STD numbers are always a little higher.  Looks like the torque falls under 400 @ about 3800 rpms on your graph.  Should feel beefy down low.  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 04, 2014, 07:43:51 AM
Today, I made great use of the ventilated seats feature, by letting a few good one's rip.....

Thankfully, because of the vented seats, the noxious fumes didn't stand a chance being impregnated deep into the cushion/seat material.


Whew!  :blowup:

Although come to think of it..... :hmmm: makes me wonder if I should be inspecting those filters now as a result? :dunno:
:worthlesswithoutpics[1]:

Great idea Mike... I always lift up a little and open the sunroof... but your method might be best in the rain.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on April 04, 2014, 08:03:20 AM
Dave how many miles/hours away from LMS are you?

It's a six hour trip each way.

Today, I made great use of the ventilated seats feature, by letting a few good one's rip.....

Thankfully, because of the vented seats, the noxious fumes didn't stand a chance being impregnated deep into the cushion/seat material.


Whew!  :blowup:

Although come to think of it..... :hmmm: makes me wonder if I should be inspecting those filters now as a result? :dunno:





No comment.  :clown:

LOL, Mike!

Dave, good to hear about the improvements.  Looking forward to your track results this wknd!

Thanks Manu!  Two more days until I have a 12 second SHO with proof! 

Not bad Dave.  You picked up some torque.  Did they give you a SAE corrected print out?  STD numbers are always a little higher.  Looks like the torque falls under 400 @ about 3800 rpms on your graph.  Should feel beefy down low.  ;)

Thanks Jeff.  I might have to launch at a slightly lower RPM than I did last year. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 04, 2014, 01:15:10 PM
Loading it on a rollback tow truck in my driveway now...


I re-gapped 4 plugs yesterday evening and I had 2 spark plugs left... the tough ones.....  So a few minutes ago i disconnected the hotpipes, etc, and pulled the coil and boot on the rear cylinder of driver's side.... I thought it came loose to easy... when I pulled the coil/boot out it was covered with oil... stuck a socket on the plug and it was tight, but this showed me there was at least 1 1/2 inches of oil in the spark plug well.... s***... No tune today... Ford Roadside Assistance is 15 min out... towing to the dealer... When I was 18 I burned a van to the ground because of an oil leak... Don't wanna burn my baby, too hard to replace. Always has run fine... still does.

Gotta be a bad seal or defective rocker arm cover... or head... the exterior engine and the other spark plug wells were dry.

So wanting the tune saved my car!... it's all covered by Ford... So I'm gonna ride to the dealership... Check it out with them and get a rental

Really wanted my tune today...

To your benefit I may be scarce on the forum today....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 04, 2014, 01:22:55 PM
Wow!  Hope they get you fixed up right quick, Tom!  Good luck!
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Post by: DJE624 on April 04, 2014, 01:40:13 PM
Major bummer.  Glad you found it though.  Hope they get your SHO on the road fast!
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on April 04, 2014, 01:41:04 PM
Good luck..
Glad you found sooner rather than later..
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on April 04, 2014, 01:48:54 PM
Got my x-pipe installed... Still have stock mufflers. BAD CHOICE

2011 Taurus SHO xpipe w/stock mufflers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbwM-PAAkc#ws)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Brucelinc on April 04, 2014, 02:02:54 PM
BiGMaC, that is first for this engine family that I have heard of with that issue.  I had a Lincoln LS (Jaguar V8) and they were notorious for that.  It is likely just a seal.  The rocker cover will need to come off but hopefully no major surgery will be needed. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: risskybusiness on April 04, 2014, 02:13:50 PM
Installed my LMS Stage 4+ tune today! Have gotten to test it because of the snow, but it should be melted by the time I leave work :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on April 04, 2014, 02:22:33 PM
The x-pipe and stock mufflers definitely did not work out. Thanks for sharing. What are you going to do next?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 04, 2014, 03:00:14 PM
That's exactly how my car sounds with the bare x pipe... different tone overall because of the dynomax muffs but same rasp. I hate it.
Was going to reinstall old muffled x pipe but im just going to order a Corsa and be done with it. Maybe the SW cb, since its cheaper and I run their dp's
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SwampRat on April 04, 2014, 03:11:25 PM
Got my x-pipe installed... Still have stock mufflers. BAD CHOICE

2011 Taurus SHO xpipe w/stock mufflers ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbwM-PAAkc#ws[/url])
 

Sorry  it didnt turn out as planned  ...... that is part of the problem of pieced together DIY exhaust mods .... really hard to know what the end results will be .
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on April 04, 2014, 03:12:55 PM
I have offset magnaflow mufflers on order. If its still raspy I'll go to a resonated x.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 04, 2014, 03:27:33 PM
Perhaps I missed it, but what can one expect with just a set of magnaflow mufflers?

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Larrylu on April 04, 2014, 04:10:12 PM
I have a vague recollection of seeing something similar in one of the forums a quite a while ago. I can't remember exactly what it turned out to be but I'm sure it was found to something relatively minor like a faulty valve cover gasket. It got fixed quickly by the dealer so keep your fingers crossed!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on April 04, 2014, 04:48:28 PM
Perhaps I missed it, but what can one expect with just a set of magnaflow mufflers?

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Being generous, maybe 1 or 2 hp if thats what you are asking. Seems as though most of the restriction is up front anyways. After thats replaced the mufflers are the restrictive part.

All in all I feel good about going through this. I can afford a full cat back, and most likely would have wound up with a magnaflow one anyways. But if this helps people save a few bucks in the long run, awesome. If it lets everyone know to NEVER try it, thats okay too. At least we will know, right?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 04, 2014, 05:21:44 PM
I really don't have any interest at all in increasing HP right now. The car is plenty quick for me. Extra monies are pouring into my pickup at the moment anyway.

I just don't like that the exhaust note is damn near silent. That's a shame on an FI engine.

As far as exhaust note, is there an appreciate increase with just a set of aftermarket mufflers?

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 04, 2014, 05:30:13 PM
I have a vague recollection of seeing something similar in one of the forums a quite a while ago. I can't remember exactly what it turned out to be but I'm sure it was found to something relatively minor like a faulty valve cover gasket. It got fixed quickly by the dealer so keep your fingers crossed!

You are right, Larry.  Shoboat had reported this issue last year, and his is also a 2013 btw.

Quote
06-14-2013, 10:08 PM
Hey Guys, I wanted to share something with you guys. So last night I decided to pull off the plastic cover on the engine as I wanted to pull one of the plugs to see what shape they were in. I noticed a small amount of oil below the center coil on the front of the engine. I didn't think much of it as there was not much there. I pulled the coil and plug from the 1'st plug on the right and it looked decent. A tad rich but okay, I wasn't going to pull any others as the 1st one looked good. For whatever reason I decided to pull the middle one, man did I get a surprise. The plug tunnel was full of oil right to the top and the seal between the valve cover and the tunnel fell out?? Please see pic below. My only guess is that is was not seated properly at the factory. Due to the second seal on the coil it kept it from getting all over the engine. I can't imagine that having the plug submerged under oil for all that time is a good thing. I guess it's also a god thing that oil doesn't conduct electricity very well. You may want to have a look at yours just in case. I had to use a combo of paper towel and a pipette to get the oil out of there. Not fun. Also have a look at the plug, It does seem to have some carbon buildup. Let me know what you guys think.

(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/60_04_04_14_5_34_55.jpeg)(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/60_04_04_14_5_37_51.jpeg)
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Post by: BiGMaC on April 04, 2014, 06:17:00 PM
Thanks guys, including the earlier posts... gives me hope i might get it back soon, maybe even tomorrow  we'll see... sorry didn't take pics.  couldn't find a mirror to see in that plug well... nothing else to see

On the way home i saw that Ford GT again.... followed him into a parking lot and got a good look!
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Post by: panther427 on April 04, 2014, 06:20:10 PM
Finally removed the ecoboost SHO and Taurus emblem from my ladys big ass
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Post by: BiGMaC on April 04, 2014, 06:43:50 PM
Finally removed the ecoboost SHO and Taurus emblem from my ladys big ass

Welcome to the club!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 04, 2014, 07:04:07 PM
Speaking of that, I ordered an EcoBoost AWD emblem from a Fusion today...
My plan is to remove Taurus and move the SHO badge to the left, trimming the ecoboost badge off of it, and put the EcoBoostAWD badge where SHO is now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on April 04, 2014, 07:35:48 PM
Ooooo loading up my unleashed tune as we speak.  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/2y8unydy.jpg)
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Post by: panther427 on April 04, 2014, 07:39:06 PM
You will be suprised
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Post by: SHODYOU on April 04, 2014, 08:04:31 PM
SHODYOU, pictures?

Just posted some...

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Post by: glock-coma on April 04, 2014, 08:30:14 PM
You will be suprised

Wow!!  You were not kidding. Went from 11 psi max  to 14+  could not go WOT due to wet conditions
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/tetynyne.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: pejohnson on April 05, 2014, 06:38:59 AM
Got my x-pipe installed... Still have stock mufflers. BAD CHOICE

2011 Taurus SHO xpipe w/stock mufflers ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbwM-PAAkc#ws[/url])


Can you post this in the exhaust thread you started?  Maybe you have already.  This is a great resource.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 05, 2014, 06:43:29 AM
Wow!!  You were not kidding. Went from 11 psi max  to 14+  could not go WOT due to wet conditions
Nice!  Hopefully WOT very soon!
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Post by: JimiJak on April 05, 2014, 07:13:20 AM
You will be suprised

Wow!!  You were not kidding. Went from 11 psi max  to 14+  could not go WOT due to wet conditions
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/tetynyne.jpg[/url])


Torque Pro?
What were ambient temps when you shot this?
Also...what intake (if any) are you running?

Just curious how much heat sink there is from the engine bay on intake air.

Sweet boost in boost though!
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Post by: DJE624 on April 05, 2014, 07:31:49 AM
Jimi-Just an example.  I was cruising at 80.  The ambient was 44 and the intake was 46.  That was with the stock box, K&N and trimmed hood molding.  It was pretty steady under those conditions. 
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Post by: n8rfastback on April 05, 2014, 07:35:30 AM
Just ordered a new blend door actuator, passenger side one went bad this week...
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Post by: glock-coma on April 05, 2014, 08:41:52 AM

Jimi-Just an example.  I was cruising at 80.  The ambient was 44 and the intake was 46.  That was with the stock box, K&N and trimmed hood molding.  It was pretty steady under those conditions.

This exactly, stock box, ambient temps were in the low 40's. 
I do have a 1 3/4" flexible pipe running into the fender though. Probably going to switch it out with a larger diameter soon.
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Post by: panther427 on April 05, 2014, 10:42:40 AM
ordered the catch can.. didnt order the CSS and had to get rubber hoses.... i wanted the braided but i dont have that much extra right now..
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Larrylu on April 05, 2014, 12:17:40 PM


Jimi-Just an example.  I was cruising at 80.  The ambient was 44 and the intake was 46.  That was with the stock box, K&N and trimmed hood molding.  It was pretty steady under those conditions.

This exactly, stock box, ambient temps were in the low 40's. 
I do have a 1 3/4" flexible pipe running into the fender though. Probably going to switch it out with a larger diameter soon.

Any chance of a picture of your flex pipe into the fender??  I'd love to see that!
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Post by: glock-coma on April 05, 2014, 12:19:41 PM
No problem. I'll shoot a pic later.
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Post by: SICHD on April 05, 2014, 03:08:22 PM
Installed 2013-14 SHO front fender emblems. Much Better now.
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Post by: BiGMaC on April 05, 2014, 03:23:49 PM
Installed 2013-14 SHO front fender emblems. Much Better now.

Pics?....  :please:
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Post by: TSS on April 05, 2014, 03:38:58 PM
Washed it...leaving for NFL Hall Of Fame in OH on Monday...also ran a 12.8 @ 104 mph, per aeroforce.....
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Post by: SHOdded on April 05, 2014, 03:50:14 PM
Have a good time at the Hall of Fame :)
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Post by: BiGMaC on April 05, 2014, 03:52:51 PM
Have a good time at the Hall of Fame :)

Clean fast car and football... Great combo TSS... have fun!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 05, 2014, 05:38:14 PM
My Service rep from Ford just called 5:30pm MST...
Good news?.... It's only a valve cover gasket... yea! no structural or internal damage.
Bad news?.... I can't get it out until Tuesday late..... guess tuning is waiting until next week!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on April 05, 2014, 05:57:53 PM
Bummer on the time frame.  Good news on the "not so bad" problem.


I washed every nook and cranny.  Then tried out the Adams polish, brilliant glaze and buttery wax.  Came out nice. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: ShoBoat on April 05, 2014, 06:34:17 PM
Crash, you will have to let us know what you think about them. I'd love to get a set for my 2013.
Our local speed shop had their spring sale so I picked up an Optima.


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Post by: crash712us on April 05, 2014, 07:30:46 PM

Crash, you will have to let us know what you think about them. I'd love to get a set for my 2013.
Our local speed shop had their spring sale so I picked up an Optima. ([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/06/jare8upe.jpg[/url])


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what is it your wanting my thoughts? Out of town and on phone and I am not seeing what your after.


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Post by: ShoBoat on April 05, 2014, 07:32:19 PM
Sorry Crash, I should have been more specific. I meant about the new coils. I was using TapTalk for iPhone and I was seeing old posts. I didn't realize how old your post was on the new Coil-overs you got. I'd still like to hear your take on the new coils when you get them in, or if you have them in already.
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on April 05, 2014, 08:03:49 PM
Made some money for mods......
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Post by: SHODYOU on April 05, 2014, 08:45:08 PM
Nice^

I ordered the SP534 from Oreillys so they'll be here tomorrow... cost me 24$
I also finally ordered a 3bar MAP from Tousley, and I'm going to call LMS Monday about 3bar tunes and discuss the Alky Control kit.
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Post by: crash712us on April 05, 2014, 08:47:49 PM

Sorry Crash, I should have been more specific. I meant about the new coils. I was using TapTalk for iPhone and I was seeing old posts. I didn't realize how old your post was on the new Coil-overs you got. I'd still like to hear your take on the new coils when you get them in, or if you have them in already.
Oh ok, they have been on my car a few months now. I really like them, it has eliminated any wheel hop. The car handles and the ride I'd say at par with non-pp stock struts. And now I will be able to have the best of both worlds. With every day driving ride and one for the track. Truth be told now that thing have started to warm up and coil over have been broken I'd say the ride is even softer the stock and may have stiffen up a few more clicks from where they are currently set to. So if your looking to lower your car and get the best ride possible, this is the way to go.


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Post by: ShoBoat on April 05, 2014, 09:23:46 PM

Oh ok, they have been on my car a few months now. I really like them, it has eliminated any wheel hop. The car handles and the ride I'd say at par with non-pp stock struts. And now I will be able to have the best of both worlds. With every day driving ride and one for the track. Truth be told now that thing have started to warm up and coil over have been broken I'd say the ride is even softer the stock and may have stiffen up a few more clicks from where they are currently set to. So if your looking to lower your car and get the best ride possible, this is the way to go.

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That does sound great! I'll be honest with you, driving around earlier downtown. I was wishing I hadn't lowered mine with the H&R's. With all the freaking pot holes from the freak winter we had, it was killing me. Would you happen to know if Megan Racing have released a 2013 version? I will probably shoot them an email and see what they have available. Thanks Crash
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Post by: SHOdded on April 05, 2014, 10:01:36 PM
I know SR's working with Megan on getting the 2013 product out soon, maybe this summer?
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Post by: SwampRat on April 05, 2014, 10:09:22 PM

Would you happen to know if Megan Racing have released a 2013 version? I will probably shoot them an email and see what they have available.

Megan Racing should be getting the prototype coil-overs in this week for test fitting on ShoManMikes SHO .
They will get pics then and either I or ShoManMike will post updated info then .

Availability for sale will be sometime this summer as they are going to be made in Japan .
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Post by: JimiJak on April 06, 2014, 06:55:07 AM
Installed Rx Oil Catch Can (with a write-up http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2536.0;topicseen (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2536.0;topicseen)) vented eBOVs to atmosphere (used @4DRHTRD 's Home Depot rubber chair feet idea for now (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=343.0 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=343.0))) and removed the HD relay from my HIDs...good news...they still work! We'll see if I get any new issues without installing the canbus harness.
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Post by: SHODYOU on April 06, 2014, 02:01:03 PM
Installed SP534 plugs @ 30 gap...
Took me about an hour, not too bad. Its my first time owning anything with a transverse engine so all in all it went pretty smooth.
All mine were gapped correctly according to the feeler gauge so that was nice.

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Post by: bpd1151 on April 06, 2014, 02:57:03 PM
Taking advantage of the almost 60 degree day here in Chi-Town (finally).....

I took some time out to clean out the garage, wash the floor of all the salt and filth from old man Winter, and then I also took the time to test out my new mod show display banner for the upcoming, 2014 car show season (and beyond)......

This is a custom 4'x8' vinyl banner with pockets sewn in both up top, and down below, mounted upon a Ravelli adjustable 12'x15' backdrop display stand.

Banner was pretty pricey, costing in excess of $250, and the stand contraption was nearly $100.

I think it will look pretty sharp though, as my mod list has expanded extensively since a couple of years ago, and the small, 2'x3' display stand I had previously used, was just no longer cutting it, for lack of better terms.

I also chose to incorporate a few of my favorite photos captured in/on various photo shoots with my super uber close friend Jeff (of www.HKMediaChicago.com (http://www.HKMediaChicago.com) fame)......

I plan on erecting this behind the rear of my heavily modified 2010 SHO, and using this for any and all car show related events.

Whatcha y'all think?

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Miscellaneous/DSC_0001_zpscbc5710f.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Miscellaneous/DSC_0001_zpscbc5710f.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Miscellaneous/DSC_0002_zpsecd4714b.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Miscellaneous/DSC_0002_zpsecd4714b.jpg.html)

Additionally, given we had record both record setting snowfall (in excess of 80") combined with record setting, consistent cold temperatures deep into the -20 degree range(s)......

I noticed that my custom mesh screens from Mobsteel had begun to display signs of rust (once again).

This, even though I had them re-powder coated just last Spring, and the powder coater added a zinc based primer to them, to help prevent this issue from re-occurring.

But again, we had an awful Winter, and it was record setting in many aspects, so I guess I can't complain.

Anyhow, luckily I paid up front for warranty work, so besides cleaning out the garage, I also took the time to entirely remove my front bumper clip, and then entirely remove the mesh screens from the upper and lower grille frame assemblies, with the intention of dropping them off at the powder coater tomorrow morning, so that these can be re-done under warranty.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Miscellaneous/DSC_0003_zps34ebd6e9.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Miscellaneous/DSC_0003_zps34ebd6e9.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Miscellaneous/DSC_0004_zps54b97a6a.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Miscellaneous/DSC_0004_zps54b97a6a.jpg.html)

Fun, fun, fun.

Oh yea, I also stopped by my mechanic's shop yesterday, not only to shoot the proverbial sh!t with him, but I also inquired about the arrival of my previously ordered Police Package Upgraded Sway Bars.....

Much to my dismay, they did not arrive.   :cry1:

Hopefully sometime this upcoming week. I ordered these, with the anticipation of doing my Megan Racing Coil Overs come this August, when I receive my longevity check, and clothing allowance check.

Although I'll install the sways ahead of time, I am hoping by Fall of this year, I have a decent suspension set up to compliment all of the other performance related work, I have accomplished thus far.

So those are a couple of things I've accomplished today, not only on my SHO, but also around the house.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 06, 2014, 03:05:20 PM
Dude!  Mind-boggling how much TLC you have put into this project!  Appreciate the peek-age into this ongoing saga :thumb:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 06, 2014, 03:06:43 PM
Very nice... really liking the banner work for shows.

Cant wait for those PI sways to come in so I can get the part #s lol. I was "this" close to ordering pp rear sway when I saw your post. Never knew pi was different, I figured they ran pp sways 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on April 06, 2014, 03:12:40 PM
From what I saw in the parts list, there were 4 different options for the sway bars.

Sways for all trim levels below the SHO.

Sways for the Non-PP SHO

Sways for the PP Pkg SHO

and then finally.....

Sways for the Police Pkg Taurus'

So umm yea....  as I get them, I'll snap off a few pics, & post any/all corresponding info.

The "other" Mike :popcorn:


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SwampRat on April 06, 2014, 03:21:01 PM
From what I saw in the parts list, there were 4 different options for the sway bars.

Sways for all trim levels below the SHO.

Sways for the Non-PP SHO

Sways for the PP Pkg SHO

and then finally.....

Sways for the Police Pkg Taurus'

So umm yea....  as I get them, I'll snap off a few pics, & post any/all corresponding info.

The "other" Mike :popcorn:


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So my13  non pp should benifit from the PI sway bar part's then .....

Gotta keep an eye on this too .

As always bpd1151 ..... keep strokin it to the max !
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on April 06, 2014, 04:19:25 PM
Gave the kids a bath today. Just thankful to be outside without layers!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/i4CpMEtPmkZe76tjI9kzdZ67FjdhwtE3Gs_NyP1Lxkw=w846-h520-no)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/D-iJzLRIl5NJ1sfA4wf60iCBzzwFDJtrlq2aZ7ndpeI=w782-h520-no)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mval on April 06, 2014, 05:04:12 PM
mike:
your guy @HK does first class work. I go to lots of shows & now participate in some, but have seen none with a banner of this class & this includes mecum auctions that i regularly attend. hats off to you again for something first class & ahead of the curve & just glad as i can be you live in chi-town, stay away from the shows in the Lou!!!
mikev
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 06, 2014, 07:22:12 PM
Ordered a set of TruCarbon carbon fiber hood vents from a 2013 Mustang...
Bpd Mike obviously gave me the idea, and these were actually cheaper then oe's cause I dont have to paint them.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on April 06, 2014, 07:43:39 PM
mike:
your guy @HK does first class work. I go to lots of shows & now participate in some, but have seen none with a banner of this class & this includes mecum auctions that i regularly attend. hats off to you again for something first class & ahead of the curve & just glad as i can be you live in chi-town, stay away from the shows in the Lou!!!
mikev

Thanks a bunch my fellow Mike :ok:

The idea for the banner came from a fellow friend in the LEO field, who has an insane '06 (orange) GTO that him and I participate in shows together.

I then ran my banner idea past my friend Jeff (owner of HKMediaChicago) and inquired if incorporating his photos into a layout similar to what's found on Jeff's site, would be acceptable.


He thought it was a great idea, & wallah! There 'ya gave it!

From idea, to concept, to actuality!

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on April 06, 2014, 07:44:57 PM
Ordered a set of TruCarbon carbon fiber hood vents from a 2013 Mustang...
Bpd Mike obviously gave me the idea, and these were actually cheaper then oe's cause I dont have to paint them.


If you require measurements, or photos of my vents, and their progressive install, LMK.....

I'll be more than happy to PM then to you. :ok:



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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: gsbryanxr on April 07, 2014, 08:26:22 PM
Did some plasti diping today.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/08/runy7ude.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/08/usyvypeg.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on April 07, 2014, 08:29:32 PM
used 3M gloss black vinyl to mask my chrome door handles on the XSport...only problem was when I was putting the pass. rear back on, I bumped the latch spring assembly and knocked it out of its track...F&%$...

Still trying to figure out how to fix this one...
Thoughts???

(I'll get pics up once it's done of course ;) )
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 07, 2014, 10:05:06 PM
Did some plasti diping today.

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([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/08/usyvypeg.jpg[/url])



Looks really good.  I especially love the work on the spear and the base of the blue oval surround!  Good job!   :thumb:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: DJE624 on April 07, 2014, 10:09:18 PM
Nice job!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 08, 2014, 07:23:49 AM
Looks damn good... esp on that silver.
The rear looks awesome, but I still prefer the chrome grill surround up front.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: gsbryanxr on April 08, 2014, 07:25:14 AM
Thanks guys. I think it turned out pretty good. I might peel off the rear strip and redo it. Up close you can see near the right tail light where I messed up a tiny bit. From a foot away you can't tell tho

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: gsbryanxr on April 08, 2014, 07:27:01 AM
Looks damn good... esp on that silver.
The rear looks awesome, but I still prefer the chrome grill surround up front.

I like it all to kinda have the same theme. The tail lights were peeling so I had to do something. I like the grille but I like others I have seen better so this may not be final.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 08, 2014, 01:16:21 PM
Thats exactly why I did my tails... I just waited till I tinted them so I could do it all at once
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on April 08, 2014, 03:17:34 PM
...continued from Post #1319

Got my door all sorted out. When removing the door handles the internal latch assembly had come out of its 'home', and it wasn't something I could get back seated through the 1"sq. hole I had from the outside. Went to visit some friends at the dealership today and figured out other than the two screws at the bottom of the panel, theres a 10mm bolt behind a little access door behind the door grab handle, and another hidden behind a sneaky little plate inside of the latch. With all 4 screws/bolts removed, the door pulls straight out and off via little metal V-tabs. From there I could unbolt the latch assembly through the little window and drop it down to where I could get hands on it to put it back together.

Spent way more time on it than I wanted, but I'm pretty happy with the finished product. The guys at the dealership thought they were painted, so I guess I got rid of the creases. lol
No more chrome door handles!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/vLeemGscoDv9TMXMb7p-6zxm3DxoBoc6IQggPShcgWU=w693-h520-no)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 08, 2014, 03:48:11 PM
Looking good, JimiJak!  Glad you got it all sorted out.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: REDSHOCGO on April 08, 2014, 04:49:34 PM
been trying to figure out where I can buy 2 3.5L twin turbo decals for my rear window area....may have to utilize a decal customization place
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 08, 2014, 09:20:07 PM
Got the car going after a new valve cover gasket and #3 spark plug well seal... plugs re-gapped, cooler T-stat installed.... Loaded my v8 tune with dp and CAI mods... Played with it for 2 hours... LOVE IT!  Thank-you LMS for my new SHO!  Wow!

Next week it's on to the 3BAR tune tweak!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: panther427 on April 08, 2014, 10:22:17 PM
I finally got the chance to hand was the car.. Clay bar with mothers. Put wheel wax on the wheels and used Prima Epic wax on the rest of the car. Turned out good. But damn i noticed alot of orange peel now :( 

It was my first time using clay bar and i missed one little spot ugh.. ill get some photos taken in the day light tomorrow.


Photos posted

http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2567.msg38121;topicseen#new (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2567.msg38121;topicseen#new)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: gsbryanxr on April 09, 2014, 12:39:30 AM
3rd cat/resonator delete and added a x pipe
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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 09, 2014, 01:37:37 AM
ill get some photos taken in the day light tomorrow.
TIA!
3rd cat/resonator delete and added a x pipe
Sound clip, please!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on April 09, 2014, 05:39:59 AM
A quick critique:
The good:I really think that this thread is one of the better threads going on this forum. It constantly has updates and I look forward to what people are doing to their vehicles.

The bad: Unfortunately what is happening is that a lot of really good stuff and unique ideas are getting crammed into an 87 page thread and new threads are not being created. The creation of new threads would make referencing a topic a lot easier and also probably would promote longer and more directed conversations about the topic.

Just my perspective on how we can make this forum a little more substantial and a better tool for current and new users.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SwampRat on April 09, 2014, 06:43:41 AM
A quick critique:
The good:I really think that this thread is one of the better threads going on this forum. It constantly has updates and I look forward to what people are doing to their vehicles.

The bad: Unfortunately what is happening is that a lot of really good stuff and unique ideas are getting crammed into an 87 page thread and new threads are not being created. The creation of new threads would make referencing a topic a lot easier and also probably would promote longer and more directed conversations about the topic.

Just my perspective on how we can make this forum a little more substantial and a better tool for current and new users.


Very good points made .
I can't remember how many time I've said to my self I remember reading that some where and trying to find it later can be a major fishing expedition .
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: panther427 on April 09, 2014, 10:26:51 AM
One
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: gsbryanxr on April 09, 2014, 11:18:42 AM
3rd cat/resonator delete and added a x pipe
Sound clip, please!
I will get the go pro out later and get a clip. I thought it would be louder but I like the tone. Very close to stock but a little deeper I think. I will probably throw some magnaflows on it eventually but want to do off road down pipes first because I know that will change how the mufflers sound.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: gsbryanxr on April 09, 2014, 11:20:54 AM
One
Looks great!

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SwampRat on April 09, 2014, 11:24:49 AM
3rd cat/resonator delete and added a x pipe
Sound clip, please!
I will get the go pro out later and get a clip. I thought it would be louder but I like the tone. Very close to stock but a little deeper I think. I will probably throw some magnaflows on it eventually but want to do off road down pipes first because I know that will change how the mufflers sound.

Sent from my Galaxy S3


Yup .... offroad / noncatted  Downpipes  change the sound considerably .
In my case from menacing to downright Nasty ! !
But only when you stomp on it  .....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: REDSHOCGO on April 09, 2014, 07:03:09 PM
just ordered my 3bar map 82 shipped
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Wilson on April 10, 2014, 09:40:42 AM
Nothing major, got the windows tinted today.  Can't wait to get the tune setup next weekend though.

Excuse the dry looking tires, lol. Was taken after a wash, before putting dressing on.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 10, 2014, 10:22:14 AM
Eye-catching, though I don't know if the "error" on the tires is forgiveable :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Brucelinc on April 10, 2014, 10:50:23 AM
Those dry tires are hideous and uncivilized.   ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: goblues38 on April 10, 2014, 10:53:25 AM
Washed and waxed with the buffer the SHO last night.  Which pisses me off.  Because it allows me to get up close and personal with every rock chip I have acquired since the last wax.

Oh yeah....  UPS says "on truck, out for delivery"  for my SCTx4 device.  Just need to get home and exchange some emails, and I will be the proud owner of a Torrie Tuned car.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 10, 2014, 11:41:57 AM
My 3bar MAP arrived today from Tousley...
Gonna email LMS for a new tune when I get home. :)

Next on list is meth, wheels, Corsa... not necessarily in that order.
Would like meth, but want wheels before I need tires again. Plan is to remount oe Mich's on stock wheels in case I need em next winter.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SwampRat on April 10, 2014, 12:45:15 PM
Washed and waxed with the buffer the SHO last night.  Which pisses me off.  Because it allows me to get up close and personal with every rock chip I have acquired since the last wax.

Oh yeah....  UPS says "on truck, out for delivery"  for my SCTx4 device.  Just need to get home and exchange some emails, and I will be the proud owner of a Torrie Tuned car.

Then  an early welcome to the " Torrie Tuned Club " has been given !
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on April 10, 2014, 01:29:33 PM


Then  an early welcome to the " Torrie Tuned Club " has been given !


X2, you will love it!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: REDSHOCGO on April 10, 2014, 03:26:14 PM
Washed and waxed with the buffer the SHO last night.  Which pisses me off.  Because it allows me to get up close and personal with every rock chip I have acquired since the last wax.

Oh yeah....  UPS says "on truck, out for delivery"  for my SCTx4 device.  Just need to get home and exchange some emails, and I will be the proud owner of a Torrie Tuned car.
yes welcome indeed
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 11, 2014, 09:24:08 AM
TruFiber sent these to me :)

Now to make an appt with the bodyshop... I think theyre gonna look damn good on Tux Black.
Hopefully theyll also help with underhood heatsoak

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv141/qtrhrse/20140411_120052.jpg) (http://s678.photobucket.com/user/qtrhrse/media/20140411_120052.jpg.html)

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv141/qtrhrse/20140411_120108.jpg) (http://s678.photobucket.com/user/qtrhrse/media/20140411_120108.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 11, 2014, 09:33:50 AM
Very Cool,  and sweet looking....  pics on install please.

Also if you could get some pre and post install under hood temps, etc as well as performance data that would be AWESOME....

I've been considering something to increase the engine compartment ventilation for the same reasons. vents?, cowl hood?... first would like to know it really helps with temps and heat soak.

bpd may have some info on this, I know he has functional vents in his hood.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on April 11, 2014, 09:51:23 AM
My tuner officially pooped (g-rated) the bed.  On the phone with tech at SCT for past two days.  Cannot load tunes.  Wore it out I guess.  Device going back to SCT.  Lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bpd1151 on April 11, 2014, 09:55:28 AM
Well that's not good (that it broke).... but good to know they're working with you on the matter.

Everything has it's limitations. It's how each vendor works with the individual customer, to arrive at a amicable resolution that speaks volumes long term.

Continued luck with your issues.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 11, 2014, 09:59:23 AM
That
Pre sale service is easy... its how they treat you after they have your money that tells you everything.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 11, 2014, 10:03:51 AM
Yea I'll do some datalogging this weekend as weather should be nice and warm.


Very Cool,  and sweet looking....  pics on install please.

Also if you could get some pre and post install under hood temps, etc as well as performance data that would be AWESOME....

I've been considering something to increase the engine compartment ventilation for the same reasons. vents?, cowl hood?... first would like to know it really helps with temps and heat soak.

bpd may have some info on this, I know he has functional vents in his hood.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: panther427 on April 11, 2014, 10:04:26 AM
Got my car towed to the dealer.. no start.. think low pressure fuel pump
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 11, 2014, 10:06:14 AM
Got my car towed to the dealer.. no start.. think low pressure fuel pump

Major bummer!  Hope it's a simple quick fix.  keep us informed on findings and symptoms please.  TIA
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SwampRat on April 11, 2014, 10:26:23 AM
Got my car towed to the dealer.. no start.. think low pressure fuel pump


That sucks.. keep us posted on  fix for it .
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 11, 2014, 11:00:18 AM
Very Cool,  and sweet looking....  pics on install please.
Yes, please!
My tuner officially pooped (g-rated) the bed.
Was this an X3 or X4?  Hope they get you fixed right up!
Got my car towed to the dealer.. no start.. think low pressure fuel pump
Tell them not to touch or detail the exterior, you just finished perfecting it!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on April 11, 2014, 11:51:56 AM
LOL.  Yeah it was an X3.  Could not remote fix it.  SCT is sorting out the issue. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: goblues38 on April 11, 2014, 12:04:11 PM
had had noticed the X4 i received last night is....

lets just say its not designed by Apple.  Have to do what it takes to keep costs down I guess.

But I am now tuned with the 93 Torrie tune.  Have only driven around the block to make sure the car runs, and 15 miles to work this morning.

I really can't even tell there is a tune, unless going WOT.  the 1-2 gear change hits hard and turns the TC on.  instant milage on the highway shows an easy 3 mph gain.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 11, 2014, 12:10:40 PM
Let's hope the mpg gain persists, that would soften the hit of paying for 93!  Do you see any changes in your 0-60 times?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: goblues38 on April 11, 2014, 12:38:59 PM
I dont know.  Way to lazy to do any kind of timed runs.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on April 11, 2014, 01:16:21 PM
had had noticed the X4 i received last night is....

lets just say its not designed by Apple.  Have to do what it takes to keep costs down I guess.

But I am now tuned with the 93 Torrie tune.  Have only driven around the block to make sure the car runs, and 15 miles to work this morning.

I really can't even tell there is a tune, unless going WOT.  the 1-2 gear change hits hard and turns the TC on.  instant milage on the highway shows an easy 3 mph gain.

Awesome Man.  You have a 12 second bull now.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on April 11, 2014, 01:34:28 PM
had had noticed the X4 i received last night is....

lets just say its not designed by Apple.  Have to do what it takes to keep costs down I guess.

But I am now tuned with the 93 Torrie tune.  Have only driven around the block to make sure the car runs, and 15 miles to work this morning.

I really can't even tell there is a tune, unless going WOT.  the 1-2 gear change hits hard and turns the TC on.  instant milage on the highway shows an easy 3 mph gain.

Congrats!! You'll love it!!

2010 RCM non PP
K&N panel filter
sp534 @ 30
unleashed 93 performance+firm shift+boost
more to come.....

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 11, 2014, 01:59:36 PM
Oh, postman just dropped this off for me...

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv141/qtrhrse/Mobile%20Uploads/20140411_165434.jpg) (http://s678.photobucket.com/user/qtrhrse/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140411_165434.jpg.html)

From a fusion...
My plan is to remove Taurus badge all together, split the SHO badge to remove EcoBoost portion.
Place SHO badge on the left where Taurus was and place this EBawd badge on the right where SHO is now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: n8rfastback on April 11, 2014, 04:55:29 PM
Replaced my passenger side blend door actuator...   Anyone know what the part number is on the passenger front door lock actuator?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: donky4444 on April 11, 2014, 06:35:23 PM
Got it cleaned up and actually dressed the tires today. Got new tires on back in November but haven't put dressing on them yet. I used some of my Adams Polishes stuff for the first time today. VRT on the tires and leather conditioner on all the leather parts of the seats. I'll post pics tomorrow.

Also cleaned up the wife's MKX today. Her chrome wheels looked horrible with winter grime. I used Meg's water spot remover on them and they sparkle like new with very little elbow grease. I also put VRT on her new tires.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: panther427 on April 11, 2014, 09:39:12 PM
Got my car towed to the dealer.. no start.. think low pressure fuel pump


Well they told me the HPFP connector was not plugged in correctly aka loose.. causing the no start and low pressure in the fuel rail...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SwampRat on April 11, 2014, 09:59:55 PM
Got my car towed to the dealer.. no start.. think low pressure fuel pump


Well they told me the HPFP connector was not plugged in correctly aka loose.. causing the no start and low pressure in the fuel rail...
   I wish all problems were that simple ... hope the tow was covered under warranty , it should have been .
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: panther427 on April 11, 2014, 10:01:11 PM
Ya thankfully the tow was covered under warrenty. and the car was only in shop for a few hours.
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Post by: BiGMaC on April 12, 2014, 01:00:32 AM
Got my car towed to the dealer.. no start.. think low pressure fuel pump
Well they told me the HPFP connector was not plugged in correctly aka loose.. causing the no start and low pressure in the fuel rail...
YAY... Great news!  I just love a happy ending!

Wish all your SHO issues to be this simple.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 12, 2014, 04:00:52 AM
Well they told me the HPFP connector was not plugged in correctly aka loose.. causing the no start and low pressure in the fuel rail...
Glad you have it back and fully functional!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on April 13, 2014, 07:56:38 PM
Installed a revised Torrie tune
Hit 16psi today.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/14/te4e9e3u.jpg)

2010 RCM non PP
K&N panel filter
sp534 @ 30
unleashed 93 performance+firm shift+boost
more to come.....

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 14, 2014, 04:28:21 PM
Installed my 3bar map...  Downloaded and installed new 4+ 3bar tune from LMS

Alll smiles :)
Shifts fantastic... and it seems like its wanting to wheel hop on the 1-2 shift 
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Post by: glock-coma on April 14, 2014, 04:55:23 PM
Plasti dipped my chrome around the taillights and rear emblems with 5 coats red and 2 glossifier
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/15/etygy7yh.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/15/egepu3az.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 14, 2014, 05:00:38 PM
That looks awesome... ive never played with the glossifier
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Post by: BiGMaC on April 14, 2014, 05:05:15 PM
Really looks great!   Good job!  :thumb:
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on April 14, 2014, 05:41:17 PM
Installed my 3 bar sensor and loaded the tune..took ride around the block so far so smooth
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: REDSHOCGO on April 14, 2014, 05:44:09 PM
Installed a revised Torrie tune
Hit 16psi today.
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/14/te4e9e3u.jpg[/url])
I was hitting 16 psi bUtah my car didn't like it...had to drop it down to 15.7 hope some data logging will bring me back to that. It was a bad ass tune until 70 where the probs started happening stalling issues

2010 RCM non PP
K&N panel filter
sp534 @ 30
unleashed 93 performance+firm shift+boost
more to come.....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BigPelo on April 14, 2014, 05:51:49 PM
Winter tires are finally off! Now it's time to log some WOT passes and refine the tune, in time for drag season.

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Post by: glock-coma on April 16, 2014, 03:47:16 PM
Couple more pics in better light of red plasti dipped taillight surrounds and badges. 
Updated pics, for some reason my phone pic settings were on transfer processing.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/18/pu9e2evy.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/18/2egeguna.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 17, 2014, 04:41:53 AM
Love it ^


I installed my Corsa kit yesterday... took me about an hr with a friend helping. Longest part was aligning tips.

Impressions:
Shoulda started this way. Its a little higher pitched than my old setup (3rd cat/res delete, x pipe, dynomax axle back) but turbos are louder and midrange rasp is all but gone.
The 1250 rpm resonance I had (almost inaudible but would rattle the change in the cupholder) is completely gone. Ive had that resonance since I did the 3rd cat/res delete... even when it was the muffled x. A steady 1250rpm, like 45mph area, under any load whatsoever would rattle. Gone!

It def has a unique tone over all that ill get used to... but it sounds good and now i dont have to cringe in embarrassment when my classy looking car goes ricer boy raspy at 2500rpm.

My 50k dollar car now sounds like one.
Money well spent
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: n8rfastback on April 17, 2014, 08:07:31 AM
Couple more pics in better light of red plasti dipped taillight surrounds and badges. 
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/17/muduzupy.jpg[/url])
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/17/nusyqevy.jpg[/url])


The pics look orange, what color is your car? Mine is red too and I want to cover my chrome as well, what plastidip did you buy to match the paint?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on April 17, 2014, 10:18:01 AM
It was a little overcast outside that day, but the car is red candy metallic.   
I used 5 coats red and 2 coats glossifier.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on April 17, 2014, 10:42:07 AM
Updated pics at top of page.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 17, 2014, 11:06:17 AM
Updated pics at top of page.

Much better after color temp correction!….. Looks even better!
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 17, 2014, 11:13:19 AM
Big girl is gonna get a workout at the strip tonight....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 17, 2014, 12:56:07 PM
Just got the LMS v8 tune for the 3Bar on my MyCal (also with adjustments for downpipes, T-stat, and CAI).  Been running without the 3BAR mod for a week now….. gonna duck out early today to install and play with my SHO!   :dude:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 17, 2014, 03:39:24 PM
You were rocking the orange, glock-coma :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: REDSHOCGO on April 17, 2014, 03:46:00 PM
Just got the LMS v8 tune for the 3Bar on my MyCal (also with adjustments for downpipes, T-stat, and CAI).  Been running without the 3BAR mod for a week now….. gonna duck out early today to install and play with my SHO!   :dude:
Nice love my 3 bar tune. Have fun playing
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Woody on April 17, 2014, 05:40:42 PM
Let my front BOV VTA.  Still working on the back one.  I just pulled the hose off the BOV, stuffed a 1/2" PVC cap in the end of the hose and put the clamp back over it to seal the intake side.  Tomorrow I want to try to get the other one done and drill a 2" hole in the air box to see what that does for turbo sound.  I miss the sound effects from my WRX.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 68_GT on April 17, 2014, 05:46:07 PM
Let my front BOV VTA.  Still working on the back one.  I just pulled the hose off the BOV, stuffed a 1/2" PVC cap in the end of the hose and put the clamp back over it to seal the intake side.  Tomorrow I want to try to get the other one done and drill a 2" hole in the air box to see what that does for turbo sound.  I miss the sound effects from my WRX.

I considered drilling the hole in my airbox until I drove my SHO with no intake on just to hear the sound, and I wasn't too impressed so I figured I'd pass on that since if could only hurt performance letting in warmer underhood temps. Even with no intake on the sounds wasn't that audible. Not sure what the hole would do for added sound ?? Seems like the K&N Typhoon guys says it's loud but I don't see how that cold be louder than no intake ???
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 17, 2014, 05:50:21 PM
Nothing fancy. Just a wash before going back into the garage.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-04-16193940_zps6a5130b0.jpg)

Going to have to put in a request the 3bar v8 finally this evening. I've had a 3 bar MAPS for a month now, just sitting in the garage. :D

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 68_GT on April 17, 2014, 11:05:37 PM
Couple more pics in better light of red plasti dipped taillight surrounds and badges. 
Updated pics, for some reason my phone pic settings were on transfer processing.

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/18/pu9e2evy.jpg[/url])
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/18/2egeguna.jpg[/url])

nice ! did you remove the emblems to plasti dip them or tape them off or what !? I  have thought about doing the face of my emblems black with the sides / insides still chrome. Maybe too difficult to do that ??
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on April 18, 2014, 08:08:39 AM
Ol'girl is in the shop getting the PPE's put in -- can't wait to get the car back.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 18, 2014, 09:36:46 AM
Tune updated for downpipes, Storm?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on April 18, 2014, 09:39:22 AM
Tune updated for downpipes, Storm?

LMS says I don't need any. They said only thing they do is change something so CEL doesn't come on. I'm putting catted PPE on. Told me to see if I get CEL and let them know.

Not sure why people think there is a specific tune for DPs. LMS seems to say there isn't one.

Sent from my mobile, I think.

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Post by: SwampRat on April 18, 2014, 12:30:23 PM
Tune updated for downpipes, Storm?
Only need for an updated tune is if original tune was with OEM Downpipes and you then went to offroad no cat down pipes .
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 18, 2014, 01:59:33 PM
Tune updated for downpipes, Storm?

LMS says I don't need any. They said only thing they do is change something so CEL doesn't come on. I'm putting catted PPE on. Told me to see if I get CEL and let them know.

Not sure why people think there is a specific tune for DPs. LMS seems to say there isn't one.

Sent from my mobile, I think.

For non-catted downpipes the LMS tune turns off the last O2 sensor.... In the DP... This prevents the code.  LMS does have a tune mod for catted DPs.... I'm running it without DTCs or CELs.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on April 18, 2014, 02:01:53 PM
I talked to Andy, it's not needed.

I don't know.

I have no codes at moment. I'll keep eye on it.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 19, 2014, 09:05:01 AM
They also told me no tune difference... just turn off the cel
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: donky4444 on April 19, 2014, 11:13:33 AM
Got her all cleaned up today. Last week was the first time using Adams VRT on the tires. Put two more coats on today and put it on the plastic along the bottom of the car.  Just to see how good it is I put a coat of Adams paint polish, buttery wax and brilliant glaze on the hood. I'll do the rest of the car as I get the time.
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Post by: donky4444 on April 19, 2014, 11:21:14 AM
Some pics from today
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Post by: Wilson on April 19, 2014, 01:19:12 PM
Put an Unleashed tune on the car today. Loving the way it pulls and shifts now. I also found out the definition of wheel hop today, LOL.

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Post by: SwampRat on April 19, 2014, 01:41:34 PM
Put an Unleashed tune on the car today. Loving the way it pulls and shifts now. I also found out the definition of wheel hop today, LOL.

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 L O L   .... know what you mean ....
Asphalt  ...... concrete sucks !
Stickier summer perfomance rated tire and 32 psi Helped me .
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on April 19, 2014, 01:51:35 PM
Cleaned my girl not gonna wait until.she's fully dried and apply my 3.5l twin turbo emblems on the left and right front doors
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on April 19, 2014, 02:23:10 PM
Done
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Post by: panther427 on April 19, 2014, 03:23:41 PM
Looking up different products to use in my car.. Might try this companys products

http://www.liqui-moly.us/liquimoly/web.nsf/id/pa_usa_home.html (http://www.liqui-moly.us/liquimoly/web.nsf/id/pa_usa_home.html)

http://www.liqui-moly.com/liquimoly/produktdb.nsf/id/en_3852.html?OpenDocument&land=GB (http://www.liqui-moly.com/liquimoly/produktdb.nsf/id/en_3852.html?OpenDocument&land=GB)
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 19, 2014, 07:43:49 PM
Done
I really like the placement.

I've been trying to figure out where to put mine...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 19, 2014, 08:11:57 PM
Put a new o-ring in my foam cannon and got her detailed!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Brucelinc on April 20, 2014, 06:10:01 AM
I took a little trip to Mexico early on Easter Sunday.  Some of us don't have a drag strip nearby so we have to improvise.  I know there are differences between using a gauge to measure performance versus going to the track.  However, I think I have a pretty quick MKS.

(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w562/brucelinc/891b266b-9632-4b31-a3e9-9cc979ec6a0c_zpsee1997fd.jpg) (http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/brucelinc/media/891b266b-9632-4b31-a3e9-9cc979ec6a0c_zpsee1997fd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 20, 2014, 07:29:18 AM
I took a little trip to Mexico early on Easter Sunday.  Some of us don't have a drag strip nearby so we have to improvise.  I know there are differences between using a gauge to measure performance versus going to the track.  However, I think I have a pretty quick MKS.

([url]http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w562/brucelinc/891b266b-9632-4b31-a3e9-9cc979ec6a0c_zpsee1997fd.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/brucelinc/media/891b266b-9632-4b31-a3e9-9cc979ec6a0c_zpsee1997fd.jpg.html[/url])


Excellent 0-60!   and nothing shabby about the 18th or quarter either!... Super times!  :beer2:  The fun of the SHO is that fierce 0-60.  With the 3BAR and LMS tune mod for it, which Dan told me had a whole new turbo mapping, the same seems to happen 60-100!  :thumb:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Brucelinc on April 20, 2014, 08:24:09 AM
BiGMaC, I am sure Dan is correct. My car is brutal in 1st and 2nd but sort of lays down as the RPMs build in 3rd.  I left the car in Drive, of course, and I was at the end of the quarter before it shifted to 4th.

I wonder if I had shifted to 4th manually a bit sooner, if I would have had a better time and higher speed at the end.  I am not sure how an MKS stacks up aerodynamically with a SHO, either.  It just seems that 90-105 is my weak spot.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 20, 2014, 09:15:03 AM
BiGMaC, I am sure Dan is correct. My car is brutal in 1st and 2nd but sort of lays down as the RPMs build in 3rd.  I left the car in Drive, of course, and I was at the end of the quarter before it shifted to 4th.

I wonder if I had shifted to 4th manually a bit sooner, if I would have had a better time and higher speed at the end.  I am not sure how an MKS stacks up aerodynamically with a SHO, either.  It just seems that 90-105 is my weak spot.

Well I don't have the dyno yet... but I think getting to use that little boost above 14.5 is why the upper end seems to feel a little stronger... and still pins me in my seat... we'll see in time
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on April 20, 2014, 11:21:44 PM
well...
RX OCC - RE-MOUNTED OUTSIDE THE ENGINE BAY WITH REMOTE DRAIN ON XSPORT. (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2536.msg37571#msg37571)

Also, installed my DDM 55w 3000K HID fogs while I had the front end off. I think they turned out pretty sweet with the Morimoto 55w 6000K HID headlamps...Still need to get the canbus harness(es) from TRS and throw those on.

Anyone else have HID fogs installed? Any flickering or issues with them without a canbus? I've been having some flickering with the headlamps. TIA
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n1U7Mgu5ro8/U1RhdJ0AzZI/AAAAAAAADh8/1AqqILtsX68/w693-h520-no/IMG_1247.JPG)
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Post by: Woody on April 21, 2014, 05:51:03 AM
well...
RX OCC - RE-MOUNTED OUTSIDE THE ENGINE BAY WITH REMOTE DRAIN ON XSPORT. ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2536.msg37571#msg37571[/url])

Also, installed my DDM 55w 3000K HID fogs while I had the front end off. I think they turned out pretty sweet with the Morimoto 55w 6000K HID headlamps...Still need to get the canbus harness(es) from TRS and throw those on.

Anyone else have HID fogs installed? Any flickering or issues with them without a canbus? I've been having some flickering with the headlamps. TIA
([url]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n1U7Mgu5ro8/U1RhdJ0AzZI/AAAAAAAADh8/1AqqILtsX68/w693-h520-no/IMG_1247.JPG[/url])


Can you share a list of what you had to buy to do this?  I have been thinking about putting an hid kit in the fogs on my MKS. I'd like to put in a driving light pattern instead of a fog light pattern. Right now I just put some cheap yellow bulbs in the fogs. The stock fogs were worthless. The yellow is better but I feel they are still aimed a bit low. I prefer the look of yellow next to the HIDs instead of regular halogens.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 21, 2014, 06:14:52 AM
You are running the headlamps directly off battery, right, JimiJak?  Stock harness plugin would likely throttle available power.  What I don't know is if you have slots in the underhood fusebox for OEM HIDs (1 for left, 1 for right, like on the Edge).  You could connect the wiring to that as an alternative to running off battery.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on April 21, 2014, 08:59:14 AM
You are running the headlamps directly off battery, right, JimiJak?  Stock harness plugin would likely throttle available power.  What I don't know is if you have slots in the underhood fusebox for OEM HIDs (1 for left, 1 for right, like on the Edge).  You could connect the wiring to that as an alternative to running off battery.

That's a good thought.
However, I'm pretty sure that even with the ballasts connected directly to their own proprietary power source, it would still require the addition of a CANbus harness between the ballasts and fuse box to allow it to communicate back with the lighting system.

When I first installed the HIDs in the headlamps I hooked them up with a heavy duty set of relays to supply additional power to the ballasts...but even with that I was having the occasional problem of one bulb not lighting. So I think the CANbus harness is the only way to go. Pretty inexpensive solution...about $25.

Also, BIG thanks to BigMoneyCloser for hooking me up with switching my cargo light over to LED.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: southtxSHO on April 22, 2014, 05:58:35 PM
Ordered catted downpipes,  airaid  CAI and 160 t-stat :)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Woody on April 22, 2014, 06:20:23 PM
My Xpel kit for my roof and a-pillars as well as my "luggage area" came in.  Looks to me like they sent me 2 of the luggage area pieces.  So if it turns out to be true, I'll be looking for someone with an 09-12 MKS to send it to. ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: donky4444 on April 22, 2014, 06:20:35 PM
You are running the headlamps directly off battery, right, JimiJak?  Stock harness plugin would likely throttle available power.  What I don't know is if you have slots in the underhood fusebox for OEM HIDs (1 for left, 1 for right, like on the Edge).  You could connect the wiring to that as an alternative to running off battery.

That's a good thought.
However, I'm pretty sure that even with the ballasts connected directly to their own proprietary power source, it would still require the addition of a CANbus harness between the ballasts and fuse box to allow it to communicate back with the lighting system.

When I first installed the HIDs in the headlamps I hooked them up with a heavy duty set of relays to supply additional power to the ballasts...but even with that I was having the occasional problem of one bulb not lighting. So I think the CANbus harness is the only way to go. Pretty inexpensive solution...about $25.

Also, BIG thanks to BigMoneyCloser for hooking me up with switching my cargo light over to LED.

I upgraded my wife's 08 MKX to DDM tuning 55w 5000k for headlights and fog lights. I went with the DDM harness for both and it was a big help. The 55w kits draw a lot of power so you want to run them off the battery with the harness.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: black99lightning on April 23, 2014, 08:37:42 AM
installed updated LMS tune in the SHO.  Now to go drive it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 68_GT on April 24, 2014, 06:39:47 PM
Got my tires rotated today and rinsed the dust off in an outdoor carwash. Later used some mothers aluminum polish on my 4in exhaust tips since they are not getting as black with the LMS V8 tune now. Replaced my crappy plastic tire valve stem caps with these :) (look closely it's subtle) These caps came with a little wrench so they go on too tight to get off with your hand. Discount tire lost the decent ones I had on before. Maybe the stockers were gold kinda pointed bullet shaped ?

also bought parts / oil to change my PTU oil this weekend.

(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n62/68_GT/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/21B00F26-87C9-4D77-9A33-B056937005CD_zps3qez3pcr.jpg) (http://s109.photobucket.com/user/68_GT/media/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/21B00F26-87C9-4D77-9A33-B056937005CD_zps3qez3pcr.jpg.html)


installed updated LMS tune in the SHO.  Now to go drive it.

nice enjoy  !
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: southtxSHO on April 24, 2014, 10:38:32 PM
Ordered some H&r springs today . Should be receiving my downpipes, 160 t-stat and airaid kit on Saturday.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: 68_GT on April 25, 2014, 06:05:58 AM
Ordered some H&r springs today . Should be receiving my downpipes, 160 t-stat and airaid kit on Saturday.

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catless , or catted ? jealous ! I can't bring myself to spend that much for exhaust piping !!!! :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: southtxSHO on April 25, 2014, 06:09:28 AM
Ordered some H&r springs today . Should be receiving my downpipes, 160 t-stat and airaid kit on Saturday.

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catless , or catted ? jealous ! I can't bring myself to spend that much for exhaust piping !!!! :)

Lol I got the catted ones. I actually got an unexpected bonus . If not I would have been able to get all this goodies .

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 25, 2014, 06:23:10 AM
Replaced my crappy plastic tire valve stem caps with these :) (look closely it's subtle) These caps came with a little wrench so they go on too tight to get off with your hand.

([url]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n62/68_GT/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/21B00F26-87C9-4D77-9A33-B056937005CD_zps3qez3pcr.jpg[/url])[/URL
 ([url]http://s109.photobucket.com/user/68_GT/media/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/21B00F26-87C9-4D77-9A33-B056937005CD_zps3qez3pcr.jpg.html[/url])

Very cool and functional too!   Got a link or a brand name/part number?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: vernonator on April 25, 2014, 07:11:19 AM
Put a set of Cooper Zeon RS3-S's on all 4 corners. Not by choice mind you but the F1's were pretty thin and the gash in the sidewall of the rear passenger tire... IS an issue isn't it?

Just finished a hand wash and coat of Adams Spray Sealant. Will let that set and put a coat of brilliant glaze and buttery wax on this afternoon. Should be good for a month or two :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on April 25, 2014, 07:35:20 AM
Dropped my vehicle off at the dealer and just got reminded how much the stock tune lacks the punch of the V8 tune.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 25, 2014, 12:17:44 PM
Scheduled an appt at my dads dealership for May 5th.
Getting a BG intake cleaning service, PTU fluid change with BG cleaning there as well, and an RDU fluid change.

Going to Red Line fluid.

Car has 43k miles on it... I'll post back with PTU fluid breakdown with my miles.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on April 25, 2014, 01:00:16 PM
Scheduled an appt at my dads dealership for May 5th.
Getting a BG intake cleaning service, PTU fluid change with BG cleaning there as well, and an RDU fluid change.

Going to Red Line fluid.

Car has 43k miles on it... I'll post back with PTU fluid breakdown with my miles.

Have you considered getting a sample and having Blackstone Labs look at it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHODYOU on April 25, 2014, 01:07:58 PM
I have, doing it with oil next go round.

I def will the next time I change each, at approx. 75k miles, i want to see how the Red Line fares.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: dalum on April 25, 2014, 04:34:14 PM
Got my tires rotated today and rinsed the dust off in an outdoor carwash. Later used some mothers aluminum polish on my 4in exhaust tips since they are not getting as black with the LMS V8 tune now. Replaced my crappy plastic tire valve stem caps with these :) (look closely it's subtle) These caps came with a little wrench so they go on too tight to get off with your hand. Discount tire lost the decent ones I had on before. Maybe the stockers were gold kinda pointed bullet shaped ?

also bought parts / oil to change my PTU oil this weekend.

([url]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n62/68_GT/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/21B00F26-87C9-4D77-9A33-B056937005CD_zps3qez3pcr.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s109.photobucket.com/user/68_GT/media/car%20stuff/2013%20SHO/21B00F26-87C9-4D77-9A33-B056937005CD_zps3qez3pcr.jpg.html[/url])




Dear God please don't put metal caps on your air valves!  I've had to cut these off of so many friends cars because they bond to the metal, damaging the threads in the process.  There are products to put on the threads to help prevent this but its not worth it at all for a tiny black cap. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 26, 2014, 09:49:08 PM
I bought Eibach Pro springs from slurppie yesterday.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: southtxSHO on April 26, 2014, 09:53:21 PM
I bought Eibach Pro springs from slurppie yesterday.
You beat me to them lol  , so pulled the trigger on some H&R lowering springs . Hope they are not that low for my taste.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 26, 2014, 09:56:05 PM
I bought Eibach Pro springs from slurppie yesterday.
You beat me to them lol  , so pulled the trigger on some H&R lowering springs . Hope they are not that low for my taste.

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Sorry, I've been geekin to find a set since they were discontinued. H&R's probably too stiff for my liking and coil-overs will just drive me insane with their infinite adjustability.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: southtxSHO on April 26, 2014, 09:58:15 PM
I bought Eibach Pro springs from slurppie yesterday.
You beat me to them lol  , so pulled the trigger on some H&R lowering springs . Hope they are not that low for my taste.

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Sorry, I've been geekin to find a set since they were discontinued. H&R's probably too stiff for my liking and coil-overs will just drive me insane with their infinite adjustability.
Lol that's cool man . Well i just hope they don't disappoint me . On pictures the stance looks nice but don't know about the ride will feel epically since the wife uses the car more than me .

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 26, 2014, 10:02:46 PM
I bought Eibach Pro springs from slurppie yesterday.
You beat me to them lol  , so pulled the trigger on some H&R lowering springs . Hope they are not that low for my taste.

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Sorry, I've been geekin to find a set since they were discontinued. H&R's probably too stiff for my liking and coil-overs will just drive me insane with their infinite adjustability.
Lol that's cool man . Well i just hope they don't disappoint me . On pictures the stance looks nice but don't know about the ride will feel epically since the wife uses the car more than me .

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That could definitely be problematic. I have to be careful with my mods as my SHO may end up as my ladys ride depending on the bad assedness of the next gen SHO.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: MeanKS on April 27, 2014, 04:12:47 PM
got the highly lauded Penzoil Platinum ultra synthetic oil change today at Pepboys.

came in at just over 60 bucks  :)

couponning is the way to go LOL...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHO-Pa on April 27, 2014, 05:07:38 PM
Drove from PA to Massachusetts and back over the past couple days so today was a car wash, interior wipe down, vacuum and spray wax day. About 26 mpg on the trip!

Also took off the engine cover and ordered chromed stock 20s. :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on April 27, 2014, 07:22:44 PM
Where are you getting the chromed wheels from, SHO-Pa?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on May 02, 2014, 01:58:39 AM
THIS IS WHAT HAPPEN TO MY SHO when I use too hot of water and bleach to wash it! LOL!!!! Got My Baby back today!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_02_05_14_1_57_02.jpeg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on May 02, 2014, 02:40:42 AM
So you CAN fit a focus inside of a SHO :D  That your rental, shoman?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on May 02, 2014, 07:44:59 AM
I got the same thing when they were doing my valve cover gasket.... REALLY make you appreciate your SHO!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: shoman04 on May 02, 2014, 08:39:34 AM
So you CAN fit a focus inside of a SHO :D  That your rental, shoman?
It's still a FORD!!! LOL
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: donky4444 on May 03, 2014, 05:59:56 AM
Caught a rock in the windshield so I am about to call the insurance company for a new one. It cracked right at the top in the middle of the drivers side and the crack runs straight down about 6".
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: nitrous_mike on May 03, 2014, 06:22:51 AM
3 bar map and unleashed tunes. Made the ole fat girl get some longer legs for sure.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: n8rfastback on May 04, 2014, 01:46:06 PM
Changed oil and replaced rear shocks.  Something is wrong under my motor.. Can you guys spot it?  I discovered it today while under the car.  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/05/dy9avesa.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on May 04, 2014, 05:19:26 PM
Changed oil and replaced rear shocks.  Something is wrong under my motor.. Can you guys spot it?  I discovered it today while under the car.  ([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/05/dy9avesa.jpg[/url])

Bolt missing from torsion mount to transengine?

2010 RCM non PP
K&N panel filter
sp534 @ 30
unleashed 93 performance+boost
more to come.....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: n8rfastback on May 04, 2014, 06:11:03 PM
Yea that's right.  I was under there in December, about 7k miles ago, and it was there, I think. So it came out some time since then.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on May 05, 2014, 10:59:59 PM
Changed oil and replaced rear shocks.  Something is wrong under my motor.. Can you guys spot it?  I discovered it today while under the car. 
Bolt missing from torsion mount to transengine?

Good Eye Glock-Coma!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: panther427 on May 06, 2014, 01:33:59 PM
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2009/02/ford-beefs-up-t.html (http://www.greencarcongress.com/2009/02/ford-beefs-up-t.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: mval on May 06, 2014, 01:48:21 PM
shoman04:
funny, just had my tranny worked on & got the same thing a focus, mine was flex fuel. it was a rocket, only problem i had to feed the gerbils who where doing the run wheels before turning it in. only car i've seen that only had a D & L transmission, might as well been what do call that no tranny deal cvt or something goofy.
mikev
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on May 06, 2014, 02:43:39 PM
Good read, panther!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Woody on May 06, 2014, 06:55:23 PM
I put clear bra on my a-pillars and rear bumper "cargo area."  Practicing before I do the leading edge of the roof.  Did a bit of clay work in those areas.  Also need to get ready for that paint that is coming to do my fog surrounds.  Also ordered the Lamin-x kit for my tail lights.  I'm on a roll!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on May 07, 2014, 10:52:50 AM
Teaser:
Naked downpipes!? What could be next??

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/08/9ynygyte.jpg)


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on May 07, 2014, 11:08:49 AM
Cutouts, methinks ...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Needmoreboost on May 07, 2014, 11:10:17 AM
Dump that 3rd cat.  LOL
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on May 07, 2014, 11:10:34 AM
Cutouts, methinks ...

...Don't stare at the blue light!!!

(Cut-outs you thinks? ...cut-outs me wish!)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on May 07, 2014, 11:21:14 AM
Ruh-oh, Down the Rabbit Hole we goes ...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SwampRat on May 07, 2014, 11:27:32 AM
Teaser:
Naked downpipes!? What could be next??

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/08/9ynygyte.jpg[/url])


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preparation for this ....
http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm (http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bigmoneycloser on May 07, 2014, 11:32:53 AM
Nice....
Ordered some EBC yellow stuff to replace the pads that came with the wilwood kit. My billet badge shipped today as well.... And a soon to be announced mod for end of month...... Pics and vids will be posted.. Kinda a "Show & Go" Mod...lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on May 07, 2014, 11:41:04 AM
Teaser:
Naked downpipes!? What could be next??



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preparation for this ....
[url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url] ([url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url])


I wish...I'm modding backwards. I never did have my priorities straight.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SwampRat on May 07, 2014, 11:48:14 AM
Teaser:
Naked downpipes!? What could be next??



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preparation for this ....
[url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url] ([url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url])


I wish...I'm modding backwards. I never did have my priorities straight.



Then This .... Do it right , full tilt boogie ....

http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html (http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on May 07, 2014, 01:11:54 PM
Teaser:
Naked downpipes!? What could be next??



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preparation for this ....
[url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url] ([url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url])


I wish...I'm modding backwards. I never did have my priorities straight.



Then This .... Do it right , full tilt boogie ....

[url]http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html[/url] ([url]http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html[/url])


Unless you're really thinking' of a cutout... no need for a new catback if you do a cutout... especially if it deletes the 3rd cat.

If you are thinking of an exhaust (catback)...PM Spartn27 and look at his kit... save about 1/3 - 1/2 over corsa (a good exhaust, BTW) and get even better flow and sound.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Wilson on May 07, 2014, 02:49:37 PM
Teaser:
Naked downpipes!? What could be next??



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preparation for this ....
[url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url] ([url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url])


I wish...I'm modding backwards. I never did have my priorities straight.



Then This .... Do it right , full tilt boogie ....

[url]http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html[/url] ([url]http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html[/url])


Unless you're really thinking' of a cutout... no need for a new catback if you do a cutout... especially if it deletes the 3rd cat.

If you are thinking of an exhaust (catback)...PM Spartn27 and look at his kit... save about 1/3 - 1/2 over corsa (a good exhaust, BTW) and get even better flow and sound.


Is his kit only for Xsport? Or does he have one for the SHO as well?





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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on May 07, 2014, 03:49:31 PM
Teaser:
Naked downpipes!? What could be next??

preparation for this .... ?
[url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url] ([url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url])

I wish...I'm modding backwards. I never did have my priorities straight.

Then This .... Do it right , full tilt boogie ....
[url]http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html[/url] ([url]http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html[/url])

Unless you're really thinking' of a cutout... no need for a new catback if you do a cutout... especially if it deletes the 3rd cat.
If you are thinking of an exhaust (catback)...PM Spartn27 and look at his kit... save about 1/3 - 1/2 over corsa (a good exhaust, BTW) and get even better flow and sound.

Is his kit only for Xsport? Or does he have one for the SHO as well?


It's official! MDesigns (Spartn27) now has a prototype exhaust.
 - Full custom system from downpipes back.
It doesn't sound like anything we've heard yet. I'm trying to figure out how to get a video that translates well, exhaust note's too low to hear with a cell phone vid.
I'll do a full write-up later on when I can get all my pics uploaded and the boys are in bed.

For now...I'll keep the teaser's coming! ;D

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-k1oZ4CNKbbY/U2q2QK183dI/AAAAAAAAEWM/AE2S5isDFAA/w765-h509-no/DSC_0073.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LRgxuRD2NAs/U2q0eSaNY5I/AAAAAAAAESM/qlzfDKcXwIM/w765-h509-no/DSC_0043.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MJgxsWjQbeo/U2qzAORljNI/AAAAAAAAEOk/HZBdxM6ePSM/w765-h509-no/DSC_0013.JPG)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on May 07, 2014, 04:26:40 PM
Teaser:
Naked downpipes!? What could be next??

preparation for this .... ?
[url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url] ([url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url])

I wish...I'm modding backwards. I never did have my priorities straight.

Then This .... Do it right , full tilt boogie ....
[url]http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html[/url] ([url]http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html[/url])

Unless you're really thinking' of a cutout... no need for a new catback if you do a cutout... especially if it deletes the 3rd cat.
If you are thinking of an exhaust (catback)...PM Spartn27 and look at his kit... save about 1/3 - 1/2 over corsa (a good exhaust, BTW) and get even better flow and sound.

Is his kit only for Xsport? Or does he have one for the SHO as well?


It's official! MDesigns (Spartn27) now has a prototype exhaust.
 - Full custom system from downpipes back.
It doesn't sound like anything we've heard yet. I'm trying to figure out how to get a video that translates well, exhaust note's too low to hear with a cell phone vid.
I'll do a full write-up later on when I can get all my pics uploaded and the boys are in bed.

For now...I'll keep the teaser's coming! ;D

([url]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-k1oZ4CNKbbY/U2q2QK183dI/AAAAAAAAEWM/AE2S5isDFAA/w765-h509-no/DSC_0073.JPG[/url])

([url]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LRgxuRD2NAs/U2q0eSaNY5I/AAAAAAAAESM/qlzfDKcXwIM/w765-h509-no/DSC_0043.JPG[/url])

([url]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MJgxsWjQbeo/U2qzAORljNI/AAAAAAAAEOk/HZBdxM6ePSM/w765-h509-no/DSC_0013.JPG[/url])


Wilson... For SHO and MKS for sure
...He has developed for the Xport too of course.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: panther427 on May 07, 2014, 05:36:01 PM
OK we need details man. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on May 07, 2014, 09:35:44 PM
Teaser:
Naked downpipes!? What could be next??

preparation for this .... ?
EPP Catted Downpipes ([url]http://shop.ecoboostpowerparts.com/Explorer-Sport-25-Catted-Downpipes-PPEExplorerCatted.htm[/url])

I wish...I'm modding backwards. I never did have my priorities straight.

Then This .... Do it right , full tilt boogie ....
Corsa Cat-Back ([url]http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-Corsa-Cat%252dBack-Exhaust.html[/url])

Unless you're really thinking' of a cutout... no need for a new catback if you do a cutout... especially if it deletes the 3rd cat.
If you are thinking of an exhaust (catback)...PM Spartn27 and look at his kit... save about 1/3 - 1/2 over corsa (a good exhaust, BTW) and get even better flow and sound.

Is his kit only for Xsport? Or does he have one for the SHO as well?

It's official! MDesigns (Spartn27) now has a prototype exhaust.
 - Full custom system from downpipes back.
It doesn't sound like anything we've heard yet. I'm trying to figure out how to get a video that translates well, exhaust note's too low to hear with a cell phone vid.
I'll do a full write-up later on when I can get all my pics uploaded and the boys are in bed.

For now...I'll keep the teaser's coming! ;D
([url]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-k1oZ4CNKbbY/U2q2QK183dI/AAAAAAAAEWM/AE2S5isDFAA/w765-h509-no/DSC_0073.JPG[/url])

([url]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LRgxuRD2NAs/U2q0eSaNY5I/AAAAAAAAESM/qlzfDKcXwIM/w765-h509-no/DSC_0043.JPG[/url])

([url]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MJgxsWjQbeo/U2qzAORljNI/AAAAAAAAEOk/HZBdxM6ePSM/w765-h509-no/DSC_0013.JPG[/url])


Wilson... For SHO and MKS for sure
...He has developed for the Xport too of course.


ALRIGHT...HERE YOU GO!!! (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2854.0)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: BiGMaC on May 07, 2014, 10:08:38 PM
Nice job Jack... I know Spartn was anxious to see it on your ride.... Now we can officially talk about it... The math (MUCH better flow than any dual yet, etc.)  And much cheaper than the leading catbacks!

It's available as a kit from him for shipping.... contact Spartn for details on this.. see it here:
http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2854.msg42508#msg42508 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2854.msg42508#msg42508)

Oh yea,... and much more to come!.... Real Soon
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: ShoBoat on May 09, 2014, 09:28:18 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/damygune.jpg)

Got my new toy, time to get fixing my paint!


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on May 09, 2014, 11:50:54 AM
Let us know how your experience with the Cyclo pans out, ShoBoat!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: ShoBoat on May 09, 2014, 12:00:23 PM
Will do! I am hoping a reduction in the orange peel and fixing the swirls. We shall see
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on May 09, 2014, 12:57:43 PM
Probably too early in the car's life to need a paint meter, but think about getting one at some point.  Also, I assume you will be using a finishing polish, Adams of course?  Their latest product versions are very well received.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: southtxSHO on May 09, 2014, 01:15:59 PM
Ordered powerstop brake kit today .

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: ShoBoat on May 09, 2014, 01:55:06 PM
Probably too early in the car's life to need a paint meter, but think about getting one at some point.  Also, I assume you will be using a finishing polish, Adams of course?  Their latest product versions are very well received.
Yes, from what I have read they are supposed to be really good with the new Adams polishes and the new pads I'll be sure to post a review once I get it done.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: bigmoneycloser on May 09, 2014, 04:18:45 PM
My badge came in today. It looks great and would look great on truck rear where the "ecoboost" badge used to be... But there is too much curve...
I'm gonna take a better look tomorrow to see what options I have to make it work.  It's only off by a little, might be able to still make it work..





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Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: JimiJak on May 09, 2014, 08:31:55 PM
I like it!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: MDesign Performance on May 10, 2014, 11:56:42 AM
Got bit by the mod bug this morning! Just placed my order for:

EBC Brakes S4KF1298 Stage 4 Signature Brake Kit
(http://d5otzd52uv6zz.cloudfront.net/42cba2ae-fee6-4c84-9630-7689b20ee98d-420.jpg)

and components for the MDesigns Race Spec catback exhaust redesign. Contemplating on whether or not I should pull the trigger on a tune and plugs now or wait it out... :boom:
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: curry67 on May 10, 2014, 12:00:41 PM
thats the kit i plan to get it would seem the best one. question though why do PP and non PP have different ebc brake pads i thought the caliper and rotor were the same?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: southtxSHO on May 10, 2014, 12:05:18 PM
Installed 160 t-stat and retuned. Lowend feels good with LMS catted DPs

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Post by: MDesign Performance on May 10, 2014, 12:17:06 PM
thats the kit i plan to get it would seem the best one. question though why do PP and non PP have different ebc brake pads i thought the caliper and rotor were the same?

Not sure about that, though I do know that this kit includes the larger 13.3" rotors instead of the OEM 12.8" rotors and is made to fit 2011-12 MKS EcoBoost specifically. You might want to give EBC a call to find out exactly what you need or go through the catalog. From what I can recall I believe the only difference between PP and non-PP are the brake pad materials so that might be why there are different pads listed.
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Post by: curry67 on May 10, 2014, 12:23:00 PM
I heard something about parking brake not working with somekits

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Post by: SHOdded on May 10, 2014, 12:46:36 PM
That was for the rear rotor kit with the Wilwood brakes due to the larger/thicker hat size I believe.  Aftermarket parking brakes to return that functionality were under discussion, but nothing has come of it that I know of yet.
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on May 10, 2014, 08:26:24 PM
Nice job Jack... I know Spartn was anxious to see it on your ride.... Now we can officially talk about it... The math (MUCH better flow than any dual yet, etc.)  And much cheaper than the leading catbacks!

It's available as a kit from him for shipping.... contact Spartn for details on this.. see it here:
[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2854.msg42508#msg42508[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=2854.msg42508#msg42508[/url])

Oh yea,... and much more to come!.... Real Soon


Man wish this was a viable option when I was in the market for an exhaust
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Post by: MDesign Performance on May 11, 2014, 08:19:45 AM
Man wish this was a viable option when I was in the market for an exhaust

You could probably sell your Corsa and break even on the exhaust, or make a bit off of it!

In other news...pulled the trigger on a tune! EBC Stage 4 Big Brake Kit, new exhaust prototype, and Unleashed Tuning SCT X4 tuner all on their way...this is going to be one hell of a wait!
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Post by: SHOdded on May 11, 2014, 08:56:27 AM
I just want to see how you accomplish remaining stealth after all that, Spartn27!  :D
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Post by: IA 5HO on May 11, 2014, 08:45:44 PM
With a nice afternoon here in Iowa decided to get out and wax the car and take some new photos.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7351/14141935736_3ac241b4aa_b.jpg)

http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,2914.msg43251.html#msg43251 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,2914.msg43251.html#msg43251)
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on May 13, 2014, 01:03:08 PM
These will be installed next week...
EBC yellow stuff and BF Goodrich 285/35/22-Summer tires.




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Post by: QuickSilver on May 13, 2014, 01:21:31 PM
Gonna be doing some canyon carving eh BMC? 8)Nice! I looked at those BFG tires but what turned me off to them is a few of the reviewer's said they were great tires when new but when they got to 1/2 tread or so  they became very noisey.  Lets hope they were wrong :o
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Post by: bigmoneycloser on May 13, 2014, 01:39:57 PM
Yeah. I saw some reviews about noise too.
I got a great deal on them, so I will run them for just a few just a few months each summer or until them crap the bed... Lol


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Post by: scap99 on May 13, 2014, 06:38:55 PM
installed an S&B Intake on my truck this evening. :)
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Post by: scap99 on May 14, 2014, 01:14:59 PM
Bought solo performance catted downpipes....
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Post by: donky4444 on May 14, 2014, 06:29:54 PM
Finally got my new windshield. Safelight came out with an aftermarket one last Thursday so I sent the tech back to get me an OEM windshield like I had asked for.
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Post by: SwampRat on May 14, 2014, 06:39:32 PM
Finally got my new windshield. Safelight came out with an aftermarket one last Thursday so I sent the tech back to get me an OEM windshield like I had asked for.

I would have done the same , Safelight sucks . They sand pit WAY to easy esepicially in hotter climate's.
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 14, 2014, 08:39:29 PM
With a nice afternoon here in Iowa decided to get out and wax the car and take some new photos.

([url]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7351/14141935736_3ac241b4aa_b.jpg[/url])

[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,2914.msg43251.html#msg43251[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,2914.msg43251.html#msg43251[/url])

Love that pic!
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Post by: MDesign Performance on May 15, 2014, 02:30:55 PM
Officially Tuned by Torrie, SCT X4 93-octane! Definitely, definitely get a tune.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/s3o64m.jpg)
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Post by: MeanKS on May 15, 2014, 02:41:23 PM
Officially Tuned by Torrie, SCT X4 93-octane! Definitely, definitely get a tune.

([url]http://i59.tinypic.com/s3o64m.jpg[/url])


did you install a 3bar map?

or new thermostat?
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on May 15, 2014, 04:49:38 PM
Ordered a 3 bar map sensor.
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Post by: glock-coma on May 15, 2014, 04:51:29 PM
Officially Tuned by Torrie, SCT X4 93-octane! Definitely, definitely get a tune.

([url]http://i59.tinypic.com/s3o64m.jpg[/url])


Congrats Spartn27 you'll love it!!!

2010 RCM non PP
K&N panel filter
sp534 @ 30
unleashed 93 performance+boost
more to come.....

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Post by: BiGMaC on May 15, 2014, 05:17:35 PM
Makes it a new car doesn't it!
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Post by: MDesign Performance on May 15, 2014, 06:11:48 PM
Makes it a new car doesn't it!

I heard of people spinning the tires on the 1-2 shift, what I didn't expect was to spin, not chirp but actually spin on the following 2-3 shift while spiking at only 10.18 psi. Only mods are a full air intake system, not sure if that makes that much of a difference but this is one completely different beast.

I cannot wait to get some proper plugs in and the exhaust system installed so I can retune, will probably add a 3 bar MAP later on. What I'm really looking forward to is figuring out how to fit a oil cooler for the PTU fluid to lower some temps/add more fluid to the system along with the OEM trans cooler swap. Those mods combined with a 160 thermostat should keep these beasts pretty cool overall so we can tune not only more aggressively but safely.
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on May 17, 2014, 04:06:17 AM
Cleaned her up inside and out yesterday... she's going to be driving me to my college graduation today. Riding in style
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Post by: MeanKS on May 17, 2014, 04:23:53 AM
Cleaned her up inside and out yesterday... she's going to be driving me to my college graduation today. Riding in style

congrats man!
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Post by: BiGMaC on May 17, 2014, 04:25:36 AM
Cleaned her up inside and out yesterday... she's going to be driving me to my college graduation today. Riding in style

Congrats on the diploma!  :smartass:
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Post by: SHOdded on May 17, 2014, 06:33:55 AM
Congrats!!!
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on May 17, 2014, 07:21:45 AM
Ready for the line up hopefully I'll get my wife to get some pics with my car after wards
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 17, 2014, 11:11:35 AM
Congrats Redsho!
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Post by: panther427 on May 17, 2014, 11:14:50 AM
Congrats. What's your degree?
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Post by: REDSHOCGO on May 17, 2014, 02:12:54 PM
Associate in arts was six years in the making due to work responsibility

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Post by: REDSHOCGO on May 17, 2014, 02:13:53 PM
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Post by: BiGMaC on May 17, 2014, 02:17:04 PM
Good lookin' grad in front of a good lookin' ride!  Congrats again!
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Post by: SHOdded on May 17, 2014, 05:07:39 PM
Ya baby!  Boogie time!
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Post by: donky4444 on May 18, 2014, 05:10:34 PM
Did a full detail with Adam's paint correcting system. It turned out great but I ran out of good light for finished pics. Also debadged the truck lid.  Here is a pic from right before I started doing the paint correction.
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Post by: donky4444 on May 18, 2014, 07:13:17 PM
Since I lost daylight before I got pics I ran out tonight to get some downtown.
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Post by: ford4thot on May 18, 2014, 07:24:56 PM
Very sexy^^^^^
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Post by: BiGMaC on May 18, 2014, 07:26:35 PM
Really looks Faaan-tastic donk!  I especially like the low angle hood shot... finish looks wet and deep!   Not a swirl left on your big girl! Excellent job.  :thumb:
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Post by: Woody on May 19, 2014, 08:10:18 AM
Yesterday I tinted the headlights and tail lights with kits from Laminx.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5595/14032084440_f96edea8c3_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14032084440/)
MKS Laminx-20140518-007 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14032084440/) by Randal Smith (https://www.flickr.com/people/randalsmith/), on Flickr
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on May 19, 2014, 08:26:04 AM
Yesterday I tinted the headlights and tail lights with kits from Laminx.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5595/14032084440_f96edea8c3_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14032084440/)
MKS Laminx-20140518-007 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14032084440/) by Randal Smith (https://www.flickr.com/people/randalsmith/), on Flickr
How did the install go? Any tips you can give/
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Post by: donky4444 on May 19, 2014, 09:00:20 AM
Yesterday I tinted the headlights and tail lights with kits from Laminx.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5595/14032084440_f96edea8c3_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14032084440/)
MKS Laminx-20140518-007 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14032084440/) by Randal Smith (https://www.flickr.com/people/randalsmith/), on Flickr

I may end up doing my tails and rear reflectors as well.  Right now I need to get the taillights figured out with the dealership due to peeling chrome.  I stopped by my normal dealer which is Lincoln with no Ford.  I was told that since they were replaced under the factory bumper to bumper warranty they don't have a parts warranty on them.  They are only 8 months old.  The SA told me that he feels I should be an After Warranty Adjustment to get them replaced again but he said since they don't have Ford he can't do that.  I need to go back to a Ford dealership for that.  The Autogroup has a Ford dealership which is where I bought the car so I will be heading there this wee sometime.  The SA told me that as of this year all parts from Ford have a 2 year unlimited mile warranty on them even if replaced under warranty.  I also asked him about performing service on the PTU and he said Ford doesn't have anything and they don't do them.  Kind of what I figured so I will be finding a local shop to do it for me.
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Post by: Woody on May 19, 2014, 09:51:31 AM
How did the install go? Any tips you can give/

Patience.  A sprayer of filtered water  A hairdryer or heat gun.  Some more patience.  Some forgiveness for yourself when it's done, because it probably won't be perfect.  I had to tell myself to stop messing with it and just give it a day or two to see how it turns out.  I have a couple creases I still want to work on.  My guess it's the Taurus lights are much easier, but I haven't looked at them that closely.  The MKS lights have 3 major surfaces to them that you are covering with a single flat piece.  I started with the largest flat surface (which they tell you do to) and then used heat to stretch it around the sides.  Watch some Youtube videos.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14218495854_f7deb6dcdb_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14218495854/)
MKS Laminx-20140518-002 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14218495854/) by Randal Smith (https://www.flickr.com/people/randalsmith/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2922/14195533926_2b5a833037_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14195533926/)
MKS Laminx-20140518-005 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14195533926/) by Randal Smith (https://www.flickr.com/people/randalsmith/), on Flickr
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Post by: MDesign Performance on May 19, 2014, 10:05:38 AM
^^ Thats awesome, didn't know they were removable if need be! How much did it run you if you don't mind me asking?
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Post by: Woody on May 19, 2014, 10:14:50 AM
$60 for the back, $60 for the front. They gave me a coupon code "10OFF" that can be used by anyone. It is laminx.
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Post by: SRT82ECOBOOST on May 19, 2014, 10:40:23 AM
I might just take the Lamin-x kit to the tint guy down the street and let him put them on for $25.
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Post by: glock-coma on May 19, 2014, 12:12:06 PM
I had to check my rear right caliper today. I was dragging pretty bad last night.
Lubed up the pins and all the contacts points. Everything looked ok. Hopefully I don't have a collapsed hose or frozen caliper......
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Post by: mc4100s2 on May 19, 2014, 04:24:02 PM
I put new MGP Caliper Covers on today.
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Post by: donky4444 on May 19, 2014, 05:08:48 PM
I put new MGP Caliper Covers on today.

Looks good
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Post by: geswek on May 19, 2014, 05:27:45 PM
Yesterday I tinted the headlights and tail lights with kits from Laminx.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5595/14032084440_f96edea8c3_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14032084440/)
MKS Laminx-20140518-007 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/randalsmith/14032084440/) by Randal Smith (https://www.flickr.com/people/randalsmith/), on Flickr

What percentage is that?

I like the look.

I would prefer a smoke, not full blown blackout.

Sent from my mobile, I think.

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Post by: panther427 on May 19, 2014, 05:34:14 PM
Ya x 2 on the tint percentage and where did you buy them?
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Post by: Woody on May 19, 2014, 05:48:31 PM
What percentage is that?

I like the look.

I would prefer a smoke, not full blown blackout.

Sent from my mobile, I think.

I bought them from Lamin-x directly.  The headlights are "tint" which is the lightest shade they sell.  The tail lights are "smoked", which is the second darkest shade they sell.

If you are talking the windows, the sides are 20%.  The windshield is 50% and the back window is 5% (actually the sunroofs are 5% as well.)
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 19, 2014, 05:54:47 PM
I put new MGP Caliper Covers on today.
Hey neighbor!

Nice truck!
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Post by: mc4100s2 on May 20, 2014, 07:24:04 AM
I put new MGP Caliper Covers on today.
Hey neighbor!

Nice truck!

Hi! Maybe we can meet for coffee sometime. Are there any others eco owners around here that you know of?
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Post by: donky4444 on May 20, 2014, 06:25:58 PM
Finally got some time to snap a few shots after doing paint correction Sunday. Of course this is after driving back and forth to work for 2 days. The pearl really pops in the sunlight now. I still want to put a coat of Adam's Buttery Wax on and maybe a coat of Brilliant Glaze. Forgive the peeling taillights, I'm heading to the Ford dealership Saturday to see what I can get.
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Post by: SHOdded on May 20, 2014, 06:52:47 PM
Looks boffo in the sun, Don.  Good luck with getting replacements for the peelers.
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Post by: donky4444 on May 20, 2014, 07:01:21 PM
I was going blind on Sunday while doing it. I tried showing my wife the difference on the hood between done and not done and she asked how I wasn't blind from looking at it.
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Post by: SHODYOU on May 20, 2014, 08:09:13 PM
Ordered a Blackstone kit to have to my oil test done next change. 
Probably gonna order another so I can do a virgin oil TBN test for comparison. 
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Post by: ford4thot on May 20, 2014, 08:12:47 PM
Ordered a Blackstone kit to have to my oil test done next change. 
Probably gonna order another so I can do a virgin oil TBN test for comparison.

I like your username lol


Washed it
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Post by: SHODYOU on May 20, 2014, 08:13:56 PM
Thanks... its also my license plate.
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Post by: ford4thot on May 20, 2014, 08:15:20 PM
Thanks... its also my license plate.

Haha nice!!
I have vanity plates too but to advertise my business. ..not as fun lol

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Post by: SHODYOU on May 20, 2014, 08:17:27 PM
Still a good way to get your name out. Lol

I always run vanity and try to be clever.  My mustang says QTRHRSE
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Post by: ford4thot on May 20, 2014, 08:20:26 PM
Still a good way to get your name out. Lol

I always run vanity and try to be clever.  My mustang says QTRHRSE
Haha! I wanted DRIFTZ on my 350Z but traded it in last week....gotta think of something good for my Rubicon now.

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Post by: SHOdded on May 21, 2014, 02:32:16 AM
I was going blind on Sunday while doing it. I tried showing my wife the difference on the hood between done and not done and she asked how I wasn't blind from looking at it.
The ultimate seal of approval!
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 21, 2014, 11:32:31 AM
I put new MGP Caliper Covers on today.
Hey neighbor!

Nice truck!

Hi! Maybe we can meet for coffee sometime. Are there any others eco owners around here that you know of?
I'd be up for that.

There is a tuned flex running around that I haven't seen for a while.

Also have a burgundy gen 4.1 SHO 1 street over. Haven't talked to him yet.

I have notice a few new SHO's running around too but I'm never in the right place to get their attention to chat.
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Post by: panther427 on May 22, 2014, 12:55:23 PM
Bought some blizzak dm-v1 245-50-20 tires for 200 dollars.  Used of course but will last a couple winters.
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Post by: Needmoreboost on May 22, 2014, 02:34:55 PM
Maybe trading the SHO.  :) 
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Post by: panther427 on May 22, 2014, 02:35:31 PM
Maybe trading the SHO.  :)

For what??
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Post by: ford4thot on May 22, 2014, 02:39:31 PM
Plz no Mustang...........
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Post by: Needmoreboost on May 22, 2014, 02:42:42 PM
No Mustang.  But, still factory twin turboed.  :)
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Post by: ford4thot on May 22, 2014, 02:47:28 PM
No Mustang.  But, still factory twin turboed.  :)

Whoot whoot. .... f150???

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Post by: Needmoreboost on May 22, 2014, 02:51:10 PM
Not a Ford product.  :)
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Post by: ford4thot on May 22, 2014, 03:03:13 PM
Not a Ford product.  :)
Hmmmm.....

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Post by: SwampRat on May 22, 2014, 03:10:16 PM
Maybe trading the SHO.  :)
Oooohhh Nooooo ... another SHO owner bailing .
But I'm gonna be back ......
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Post by: panther427 on May 22, 2014, 03:15:11 PM
Audi or BMW? ??
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Post by: Needmoreboost on May 22, 2014, 03:23:35 PM
I don't want to jinx the deal.  Will know by Saturday.  :)
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Post by: ford4thot on May 22, 2014, 03:34:24 PM
I don't want to jinx the deal.  Will know by Saturday.  :)
sweet!

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Post by: glock-coma on May 22, 2014, 04:01:08 PM
Got my rear ebc rotors and pads today.
Hopefully I'll have time to install after the little one goes to sleep.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/23/abudata3.jpg)
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Post by: donky4444 on May 22, 2014, 05:02:31 PM
Got my rear ebc rotors and pads today.
Hopefully I'll have time to install after the little one goes to sleep.
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/23/abudata3.jpg[/url])


This is my next under taking so the rears match the fronts.
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Post by: geswek on May 22, 2014, 05:25:27 PM
Welp; this weekend was supposed to be awesome.

New plugs; t-stat; 3-bar.

Unfortunately the 160 stat I grabbed from LMS while I was in Michigan has no o-ring with it. So I most likely won't be able to do the work. I doubt they can get an o-ring to me no later than Saturday morning.
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Post by: BiGMaC on May 22, 2014, 05:44:46 PM
Welp; this weekend was supposed to be awesome.

New plugs; t-stat; 3-bar.

Unfortunately the 160 stat I grabbed from LMS while I was in Michigan has no o-ring with it. So I most likely won't be able to do the work. I doubt they can get an o-ring to me no later than Saturday morning.

Just use the one already there... It will be fine. 
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Post by: SHODYOU on May 22, 2014, 06:14:45 PM
^That
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Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 22, 2014, 06:40:27 PM
Ordered 12 QTS amsoil 0-30 signature series synthetic, 2 absolute efficiency oil filters, and a oil test kit from Blackstone.
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Post by: SHOdded on May 22, 2014, 08:07:21 PM
A little early for Thanksgiving, but ... gobblegobbledatagobblegobble ... :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on May 23, 2014, 11:18:07 AM
HAHAHAHA; I detuned the SHO last night before I went to bed. Buddy called me; said it took them 2-1/2 hours driving around for my readiness checks to show up so they could inspect the car.

PPE Catted pipes passed PA emission checks; just FYI.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: crashnburn on May 23, 2014, 12:01:41 PM
Complements of flying road debris, I now have a huge crack across my baby's grill :(

Does anyone have a takeoff 2013 SHO grill (main upper grill) for sale???

It would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on May 23, 2014, 12:23:22 PM
OK; work is done.

PTU is serviceable but requires dropping it and removing my exhaust.

They couldn't do it today.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on May 23, 2014, 12:24:49 PM
Complements of flying road debris, I now have a huge crack across my baby's grill :(

Does anyone have a takeoff 2013 SHO grill (main upper grill) for sale???

It would be greatly appreciated.

I Remember seeing a police interceptor bumper and grill for sale on a thread here.
I think it was a Detroit Craigslist ad.
I'll try to find the link.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on May 23, 2014, 12:27:44 PM
Found it

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/pts/4455041711.html
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on May 23, 2014, 12:44:44 PM
Cool beans, Storm!  Another win for PPE :D

Sucks about the grill, crashnburn!  Hope you can get the fix in ASAP.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 23, 2014, 12:56:51 PM
Downloaded and fired up dashcommand. It is pretty amazing!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on May 23, 2014, 01:15:45 PM
You'll need to fill in the blanks for us, FMC, on why dashcommand is amazing :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on May 23, 2014, 01:36:50 PM
She feels great with new fluids; on to the rest of the mods tomorrow -- excited, can't wait!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: Dxlnt1 on May 23, 2014, 02:51:19 PM
Installed SHO fender badges. I dunno why but for some reason thought it was going to be a drawn out process. The hardest part was walking back into garage to get a rag to clean off fender before install of new badge.

Anyway, here's before:
(http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab162/dxlnt1/SHO/IMG_3190_zps3446f786.jpg)

And after:
(http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab162/dxlnt1/SHO/IMG_4193_zps3c3eb605.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: panther427 on May 23, 2014, 03:57:36 PM
Love the new badge. 20% off at advanced auto parts this weekend. Online only. Most items discounted. Code F42
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHOdded on May 23, 2014, 04:00:45 PM
Looks great, DxInt1!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on May 23, 2014, 07:24:32 PM
Finished the rear ebc rotors and red stuff pad install. Also used red epoxy paint to paint the calipers.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/24/da3eha5y.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: MDesign Performance on May 23, 2014, 08:47:06 PM
Finished the rear ebc rotors and red stuff pad install. Also used red epoxy paint to paint the calipers.

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/24/da3eha5y.jpg[/url])


Nice! Im waiting on those same rotors and Red Stuff pads for the front to come in! How much did the rears run you if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: glock-coma on May 23, 2014, 08:51:56 PM
Amazon prime
Rotors $200
Pads    $75
Autoplicity had the set cheaper, but they wouldn't be shipped out until June 6th from the manufacture.
My rears were starting to grind so I need them ASAP.


Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: geswek on May 24, 2014, 01:47:38 PM
Just wrapped up the remaining mods; 160F t-stat, plugs at 030, and 3bar map sensor.

The plugs were so easy; took us about 45 minutes to do it. We did discover a potential issue; turns out the collar that seals the spark plug tube from the valve cover wasn't set. It was most likely factory issue when assembling; the spark plug tube was full of oil--never had a misfire LOL. We cleaned it out; cylinder was fine so it never got past the spark plug. The plugs overall were great; she was running LMS tune since day I bought her.

T-stat was fun; we just pulled it and let coolant go on floor in shop. Once done we spray the engine with degreaser and cleaned it off; was much easier than dealing with rag/bowl or some other weird concoction.

She's running like a champ; no issues with 3-bar; tune loaded right away. It feels way better now than before! Looking forward to dyno and 1/4 mile times.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: panther427 on May 24, 2014, 07:21:20 PM
Ordered hawk hps pads
Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?
Post by: SHO-Pa on May 26, 2014, 05:06:49 PM
Put my chromed FoMoCo 20s on today! They replaced the stock 20s that had some curb rash.

Title: Re: What have you done to your Ecoboosted vehicle today?