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Title: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on June 26, 2013, 06:50:08 AM
Post up whatever random things that are going on with you, pictures, car stuff whatever.
My random thought for the day, must fix boost leaks and get dual in tank fuel pumps finalized!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on June 26, 2013, 07:29:50 AM
Waiting on another severe thunderstorm.  Need to raise the dock because of lake level rising. 

Waiting on parts to fix G8.  AAMCO determined Flex Plate bolts to crank were loose and Flex Plate needs replacing.

May go to VFW for $1. beer for happy hour.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on June 26, 2013, 07:54:03 AM
Waiting for more storms here.  Anxious to get on the road today and see how the TPMS does.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FaSSt9602 on June 26, 2013, 08:39:50 AM
Wishing for a rainstorm here...115 by Friday is not looking like fun...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on June 26, 2013, 09:48:10 AM
Hoping there's no truth to the idea that a tsunami hit the East Coast causing the rainy weather ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on June 26, 2013, 10:55:22 AM
I bought one of these yesterday!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/400482546567?item=400482546567&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:L:OU:US:3160&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/400482546567?item=400482546567&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:L:OU:US:3160&vxp=mtr)

It's on it's way, just in time because I talked to Andy@Squash Performance and he's going to send out a new billet "hat" for me to try in place of the stock fuel pump, if that fits then he'll make my setup SOON!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Scott13SHO on July 01, 2013, 05:44:44 AM
I got a laugh out of this one today on Facebook (and it helps I own verison of each car ;))

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a337/sdimmick/Mustang_PI_zps970c855d.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on July 01, 2013, 07:52:24 AM
I finally broke down and washed the Brick.  Front wheels were so bad from Stop Tech brake pads, that I didn't recognize them clean!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on July 01, 2013, 10:01:06 AM
Watching and waiting for more thunderstorms...this weather has raised water levels so there's no diving going on and the weather won't allow for detailing the car....ahh, but it's still better then 20 degrees, windy, and snow!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 01, 2013, 11:12:34 AM
It has finally been nice out here.  The last report showed pretty good weather through the weekend.  You usually get your weather the day after us so, keep your chin up.  It's coming!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on July 01, 2013, 11:28:42 AM
Right now were getting a front coming from the south, and it's supposed to rain every day through the week=end.  We are under flash flood watch and some counties have already experienced flooding.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Scott13SHO on July 01, 2013, 11:46:18 AM
Right now were getting a front coming from the south, and it's supposed to rain every day through the week=end.  We are under flash flood watch and some counties have already experienced flooding.

Your dealing with that crap too? We had flooding about 5 minutes from where I live at over the weekend, while I was in Jersey for a wedding. They even had a funnel cloud touch down near Elkton, MD!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on July 01, 2013, 12:21:57 PM
Yes, we've been lucky (so far) most of the worst has went either east or west of us.  I know that Philadelphia and Jersey look like they are getting it and also to our northwest has some heavy weather.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 01, 2013, 12:34:09 PM
Got the plasti dip done on my SHO but I now have blisters on 2 fingers because I was rubbing down the overspray off the paint. I also had plain to finish a bit of painting in the house but with them stupid blisters i might have to wait a couple of days.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Darkside on July 01, 2013, 04:45:10 PM
Waiting for the call from Stainless Works telling me my Sho is complete.  Its been too long since I've driven her.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 01, 2013, 04:54:20 PM
Ordering White with Black Print Oval Emblem Overlays with my ebay bucks.  Still waiting on license plates from IL and emblems from LMS.  Now, I am anxious to get ECOBOOST PERFORMANCE FORUM stickers!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BigPelo on July 04, 2013, 11:32:25 AM
(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/bigpelo/4x4vstuning_zps33aaf88d.jpg) (http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/bigpelo/media/4x4vstuning_zps33aaf88d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on July 04, 2013, 11:58:23 AM
How I feel today, being a Slave to my kids and grandkids... NO way to slow them down!

(http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m406/RobMoser/130104-214407.jpg) (http://s334.photobucket.com/user/RobMoser/media/130104-214407.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FaSSt9602 on July 04, 2013, 12:28:53 PM
Now, I am anxious to get ECOBOOST PERFORMANCE FORUM stickers!

Hoping to have them ready to go out in a couple weeks!

Sent from my mobile gizmo

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: painterpatt on July 07, 2013, 06:20:17 PM
My random thought for the whole weekend is to remember not to maul the UPS man Monday cause my Unleashed SCT is on his truck !!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 07, 2013, 06:23:35 PM
LOL, I'll be all over the post man Monday and Tuesday for my overlays, not to mention daily for my plates!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on July 07, 2013, 06:53:21 PM
My random thought for the whole weekend is to remember not to maul the UPS man Monday cause my Unleashed SCT is on his truck !!!

You won't be sorry. Enjoy!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on July 08, 2013, 09:03:10 AM
LOL, I'll be all over the post man Monday and Tuesday for my overlays, not to mention daily for my plates!
You think you have it bad!!!!!! 1st LMS gave FEDEX the wrong street name,2nd FEDEX did not tell me someone had to be home to sign for it until the 3rd time trying to deliver my new down-pipes,3rd LMS sent down-pipe for a f-150 not the SHO!4th Now I'm waying for the SHO pipe to come,5th this hold time I order my METH KIT at the same time and no meth LMS still haven't got in the parts!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 08, 2013, 09:08:09 AM
That's a bummer Shoman.  My Fedex guy called me to make sure I'd be there. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on July 08, 2013, 09:08:14 AM
LOL, I'll be all over the post man Monday and Tuesday for my overlays, not to mention daily for my plates!
You think you have it bad!!!!!! 1st LMS gave FEDEX the wrong street name,2nd FEDEX did not tell me someone had to be home to sign for it until the 3rd time trying to deliver my new down-pipes,3rd LMS sent down-pipe for a f-150 not the SHO!4th Now I'm waying for the SHO pipe to come,5th this hold time I order my METH KIT at the same time and no meth LMS still haven't got in the parts!!!!!!!
May I suggest PPE pipes and Alky Control meth kit directly from the manufacturer?
 :)
Cancel your orders  :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: jomc111 on July 08, 2013, 09:16:42 AM
 thats ruff man, I hope they get that corrected and overnight that stuff to you.  Seeing as you have had to go threw all that just to find out its the wrong part. Would be a sign of great customer service  ;D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: jomc111 on July 08, 2013, 09:18:23 AM
4drhtrd is a good one 2
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 08, 2013, 05:17:43 PM
I am on the war path.  I'm sick of waiting for people to do a good job.  My plates are "in the mail",  my emblems from LMS never showed up, my oval overlays look like s*** and I emailed my boss this morning and haven't heard back from him all day (besides other slackings).  On the other hand, I love my Hub overlays and highly recommend them! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: darreli on July 08, 2013, 06:21:42 PM
I am on the war path.  I'm sick of waiting for people to do a good job.  My plates are "in the mail",  my emblems from LMS never showed up, my oval overlays look like s*** and I emailed my boss this morning and haven't heard back from him all day (besides other slackings).  On the other hand, I love my Hub overlays and highly recommend them! 

What emblems from Livernois are you waiting for?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 08, 2013, 06:27:14 PM
I tried to order two of the Black and White emblems online.  The minimum shipping was $15.  So I  wrote to complain.  Dan answered and told me to talk to Chad or Jason.  So I did and they said they would just send them to me.  Either Chad or Jason was supposed to have the other send them out.  A week later, one of those guys is gone and the one still there says he'll send them out.  Another week or so I talked to Anthony and he said he would send them out.  Now, it's another week. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: darreli on July 08, 2013, 06:43:22 PM

I tried to order two of the Black and White emblems online.  The minimum shipping was $15.  So I  wrote to complain.  Dan answered and told me to talk to Chad or Jason.  So I did and they said they would just send them to me.  Either Chad or Jason was supposed to have the other send them out.  A week later, one of those guys is gone and the one still there says he'll send them out.  Another week or so I talked to Anthony and he said he would send them out.  Now, it's another week.

I'll see what I can do..worst case scenario "I'll" send them to you
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 08, 2013, 06:49:48 PM
Thanks Man!  You made my day! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 09, 2013, 03:32:54 AM
I'm a little ticked as I wont be able to do much for the next week or so... I was attacked by my cat 2 days ago. I  wasn't aware there was a cat on the other side of the patio door so when I tried to move him away from the door his instincts kicked in and he went ape s*it on me. I usually open the blinds first but this time I didn't....
It was the first time I was seeing my own flesh and spilled so much of my blood. I didn't know them little bastard could be so vicious. On my left hand I have a hole right to the bone and inside a 2" laceration and multiple surface scratch. In my right hand I have 3 1" lacerations, a  3/4" laceration on my thumb, on my forearm 4 holes the depth of his claws (and in one of them I had to remove the claw) and multiple surface scratch.
So yeah my hands are in bad shape. I can do very light work but anything else is painful. Even driving hurts and it's not like the SHO has a heavy steering.

And for those wondering, yeah I still have my cat... it's not in his habit to be like that and I've had him for 7 years.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 09, 2013, 08:17:19 AM
Wow, that cat has a tiger's heritage for sure!  Get better soon.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: darreli on July 09, 2013, 09:17:26 AM
Well...the Megan Racing coilovers came in today...hopefully the SHO and the Flex are close enough that they fit. Looking for luck to change since the torque converter was the wrong part number. Good news on that is Chris should have received my factory tc this am by 10 and hopin g to have it back by friday morning!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FaSSt9602 on July 09, 2013, 06:38:45 PM
I'm a little ticked as I wont be able to do much for the next week or so... I was attacked by my cat 2 days ago. I  wasn't aware there was a cat on the other side of the patio door so when I tried to move him away from the door his instincts kicked in and he went ape s*it on me. I usually open the blinds first but this time I didn't....
It was the first time I was seeing my own flesh and spilled so much of my blood. I didn't know them little bastard could be so vicious. On my left hand I have a hole right to the bone and inside a 2" laceration and multiple surface scratch. In my right hand I have 3 1" lacerations, a  3/4" laceration on my thumb, on my forearm 4 holes the depth of his claws (and in one of them I had to remove the claw) and multiple surface scratch.
So yeah my hands are in bad shape. I can do very light work but anything else is painful. Even driving hurts and it's not like the SHO has a heavy steering.

And for those wondering, yeah I still have my cat... it's not in his habit to be like that and I've had him for 7 years.

That cat would be LONG gone after that!   Then again,  I'm not a huge cat person.   Hope you get better soon!

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 09, 2013, 10:17:09 PM
After Darrell helped me out today, by making my problem known,  I had the pleasure of actually speaking with Dan from Livernois.  He wanted to call me!  He is a great guy!  He is not above handling the pettiest of complaints. (Mine.)  I was ranting about various things yesterday and included Livernois in my rantings.  Today however, I have placed Dan and Livernois back on their rightfully deserved pedestal.  Did I mention that they have one helluva tune for our SHO's!?!   ;D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on July 10, 2013, 09:30:55 AM
Glad you're feeling better about LMS...any word on the stickers?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 10, 2013, 09:40:43 AM
I have to send the crummy ovals back to the eBay guy.  The good ovals and the LMS are on their way.  Hopefully by Saturday I'll just be waiting on my plates.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 10, 2013, 12:01:09 PM
I have to send the crummy ovals back to the eBay guy.  The good ovals and the LMS are on their way.  Hopefully by Saturday I'll just be waiting on my plates.

I believe a hat and t shirt are on their way as well. Chad did leave on two days notice so we apologize that you were never originally sent the stickers. I'll be sure to talk to Jason and Anthony about the issue, thanks for your patience!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 10, 2013, 12:21:06 PM
Wow!  That's great!  I will wear my hat proudly.  Don't know about the shirt.  I'm a pretty big guy.  (XXL)  If it's too small, I'll make my daughter wear it!  Thanks guys!  ;D

Please don't be too tough on Jason and Anthony.  They are both good guys. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 10, 2013, 12:44:54 PM
They are great salesman and we all forget things from time to time, just so happens they forgot at the same time!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on July 10, 2013, 03:21:58 PM
Hat and shirt...great score Dave!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 10, 2013, 03:51:05 PM
Just call me Kid Livernois! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on July 10, 2013, 08:04:13 PM
Still like my trunk look:
(http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b503/mjh17746/0fafaf1f-59b8-49ab-ab75-3e8f826351cb_zps2b1ffa86.jpg) (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/mjh17746/media/0fafaf1f-59b8-49ab-ab75-3e8f826351cb_zps2b1ffa86.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 11, 2013, 05:01:49 AM
I woke up after dreaming I sold my SHO for a Dodge Dually -- I have no idea where that came from.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 11, 2013, 05:20:42 AM
That was a nightmare.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 11, 2013, 05:21:57 AM
I watched Inception for first time last night -- I think that was the problem.

I had to walk outside and see if my SHO was still in the parking garage to realize I was in fact in realty.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 11, 2013, 05:44:40 AM
got my stupid mufflers after a month of waiting... the weather is nice for the first time in I don't know how long and I can't install them because my hands hurt too much. FML
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 11, 2013, 05:48:13 AM
Take it to shop?

I don't install much myself, I just pay minions to do it for me.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on July 11, 2013, 06:29:59 AM
My kids turned me onto some new TV Show titled "Under The Dome".

Actually a fairly interesting show.... anyone else seen it yet? I believe this past Monday was the 3rd episode to have aired.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 11, 2013, 04:35:41 PM
ohhh I totally forgot about that show! Thanks for the reminder!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FLIP-4-SHO on July 11, 2013, 07:45:19 PM
Put the SHO away for the next few days.
Tomorrow I drive the Shelby GT-C. Going to get stripes quoted. The ones on the car are the 4th set from Shelby gone bad. Its horrible.
Going to paint them on this time. Once and for all.
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x316/wmFlipper/IMAG0362-1.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/wmFlipper/media/IMAG0362-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FLIP-4-SHO on July 11, 2013, 07:52:11 PM
Here is my sons car. He loves the thing. Too Scary fast for Pops..

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x316/wmFlipper/gt.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/wmFlipper/media/gt.jpg.html)

My Depot Hack....

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x316/wmFlipper/MVC-451S.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/wmFlipper/media/MVC-451S.jpg.html)

And sometimes my weekend driver..... on a good and sunny day.

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x316/wmFlipper/porsche.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/wmFlipper/media/porsche.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 11, 2013, 08:00:14 PM
I like the School Bus Yellow with Silver!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FLIP-4-SHO on July 11, 2013, 08:05:36 PM
Grabber Orange They call it.........
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 11, 2013, 08:09:08 PM
Grabber Orange They call it.........

Sorry, There was a School Bus Yellow Mustang sometime since the '05's came out wasn't there?  Or maybe it was a stripe color?

I looked again. Definitely Orange.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 12, 2013, 05:33:06 AM
Here's my thought;

I'm disappointed in my SHO. I was just destroyed by a 2.0L Supercharged Cobalt SS. It was enough to piss my morning off.

I really hope the turbos, meth, and 400awhp make a difference otherwise I may just say screw it and go buy a GT500 like I originally planned.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Darkside on July 12, 2013, 05:54:39 AM
Here's my thought;

I'm disappointed in my SHO. I was just destroyed by a 2.0L Supercharged Cobalt SS. It was enough to piss my morning off.

I really hope the turbos, meth, and 400awhp make a difference otherwise I may just say screw it and go buy a GT500 like I originally planned.
Don't be so hard on it.  You went up against a go-cart that weighs half of your Sho.  I had a TC balt and those bastards can be made to go really fast.  Even having a low 12 second Sho with future mods can still leave you on the short end against shittier cars.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on July 12, 2013, 05:55:11 AM
Here's my thought;

I'm disappointed in my SHO. I was just destroyed by a 2.0L Supercharged Cobalt SS. It was enough to piss my morning off.

I really hope the turbos, meth, and 400awhp make a difference otherwise I may just say screw it and go buy a GT500 like I originally planned.
No matter how much you modify somebody will be faster, always! No matter how much money you have somebody has more, always!
I bought my Flex because I could fit in it and eventually I could make it "quick". A 12 second car rules 90% of the street but there's still 10% out there that will kick your ass. Keep going down in times and that percentage keeps going down. A GT500 give you way more power but also way less traction on the street, I've beat them at the track due to wheel spin.
Have fun with whatever you decide but just remember that a GT500 will get destroyed by a GT-R :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 12, 2013, 06:13:05 AM
If only our cars were 500-750lbs lighter
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 12, 2013, 06:15:59 AM
No matter how much you modify somebody will be faster, always! No matter how much money you have somebody has more, always!
I bought my Flex because I could fit in it and eventually I could make it "quick". A 12 second car rules 90% of the street but there's still 10% out there that will kick your ass. Keep going down in times and that percentage keeps going down. A GT500 give you way more power but also way less traction on the street, I've beat them at the track due to wheel spin.
Have fun with whatever you decide but just remember that a GT500 will get destroyed by a GT-R :)

Oh I'm just going to upgrade turbos and meth and have fun AHHA.

I still love my SHO.

 :beer:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 12, 2013, 06:17:34 AM
No matter how much you modify somebody will be faster, always! No matter how much money you have somebody has more, always!
I bought my Flex because I could fit in it and eventually I could make it "quick". A 12 second car rules 90% of the street but there's still 10% out there that will kick your ass. Keep going down in times and that percentage keeps going down. A GT500 give you way more power but also way less traction on the street, I've beat them at the track due to wheel spin.
Have fun with whatever you decide but just remember that a GT500 will get destroyed by a GT-R :)

Oh I'm just going to upgrade turbos and meth and have fun AHHA.

I still love my SHO.

 :beer:

So when should I schedule you to come in and have these options installed?  ;D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 12, 2013, 06:23:13 AM
So when should I schedule you to come in and have these options installed?  ;D

Soon my friend!

Let me rearrange some things; maybe this winter we can schedule it since you'll have my car for about 5 weeks. It would keep it out of the snow too. ;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 12, 2013, 06:28:01 AM
So when should I schedule you to come in and have these options installed?  ;D

Soon my friend!

Let me rearrange some things; maybe this winter we can schedule it since you'll have my car for about 5 weeks. It would keep it out of the snow too. ;)

Well if you have your car here for the winter it may be parked outside during the day but it does come inside every night no matter what time of the year. We NEVER leave customers cars parked outside over night. -Chris
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 12, 2013, 06:31:36 AM
No matter how much you modify somebody will be faster, always! No matter how much money you have somebody has more, always!
I bought my Flex because I could fit in it and eventually I could make it "quick". A 12 second car rules 90% of the street but there's still 10% out there that will kick your ass. Keep going down in times and that percentage keeps going down. A GT500 give you way more power but also way less traction on the street, I've beat them at the track due to wheel spin.
Have fun with whatever you decide but just remember that a GT500 will get destroyed by a GT-R :)

Oh I'm just going to upgrade turbos and meth and have fun AHHA.

I still love my SHO.

 :beer:

90% ain't bad.  Especially for a full size luxury sedan.  I love my SHO for the size, comfort, decent handling, great looks and of course the power.  It is the perfect combination for me. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on July 12, 2013, 06:39:02 AM
Put the SHO away for the next few days.

Tomorrow I drive the Shelby GT-C. Going to get stripes quoted.

The ones on the car are the 4th set from Shelby gone bad.

It's horrible.

Going to paint them on this time. Once and for all.
Holy flip'n bejesus FLIP! Quite the collection in that stable of yours!

Most impressive good sir.

Your son's 'Stang too looks just plain sick.....

Just had to address that 1st..... moving along, as far as your stripes go, vinyl can/will last for many years, but obviously paint is THE best way to go.

I've often (over the years) chosen vinyl 1st, and if it grows enough on me, then transition to paint myself.

The key to the vinyl is the various grades offered. Each "grade" of vinyl will offer not only a thicker mil, but also a higher grade of adhesive.

I myself tend to chose "Ultra Hi Performance" grade vinyl when it comes to vehicle use / application.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FLIP-4-SHO on July 12, 2013, 06:43:12 AM
Thanks. There is more in the stable but pics were not readily available. I see the guy today on the stripes.

While out & about in meh SHO!

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: darreli on July 12, 2013, 06:46:16 AM

Here's my thought;

I'm disappointed in my SHO. I was just destroyed by a 2.0L Supercharged Cobalt SS. It was enough to piss my morning off.

I really hope the turbos, meth, and 400awhp make a difference otherwise I may just say screw it and go buy a GT500 like I originally planned.
No matter how much you modify somebody will be faster, always! No matter how much money you have somebody has more, always!
I bought my Flex because I could fit in it and eventually I could make it "quick". A 12 second car rules 90% of the street but there's still 10% out there that will kick your ass. Keep going down in times and that percentage keeps going down. A GT500 give you way more power but also way less traction on the street, I've beat them at the track due to wheel spin.
Have fun with whatever you decide but just remember that a GT500 will get destroyed by a GT-R :)

Nice post 4dr and I completely agree. To be honest I've never lost to a GT500 on the street and have beat plenty of them at the track..because of traction issues. You hit the nail on the head..there's always going to be someone quicker than you
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 12, 2013, 07:10:58 AM
I'm heading to strip Sunday I think -- little excited to see how she handles with AWD.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 12, 2013, 07:13:36 AM
Have a great time at the strip and don't forget to bring home the 12 slips!  Hopefully, it won't be too hot out.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 12, 2013, 07:16:25 AM
It's Cecil County Drag Strip in Maryland.

Supposed to 88F and the strip is below sea level -- not sure if that helps.

It's apparently the best strip in the 4 state area.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 13, 2013, 08:45:05 AM
Heading out for a lunch date with a friend of a friends friend; aye why do I let people do this to me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 13, 2013, 08:49:36 AM
Heading out for a lunch date with a friend of a friends friend; aye why do I let people do this to me.


Just saying... lunch is the express lane to the "friend zone"

Just Friends - Friend Zone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyTdSKZ8GLo#ws)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 13, 2013, 08:50:57 AM
LMAO.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 13, 2013, 08:52:17 AM
I'm sorry but as soon as you said lunch date it reminded me of this movie, couldn't help myself! -Chris
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 13, 2013, 08:52:49 AM
I'm sorry but as soon as you said lunch date it reminded me of this movie, couldn't help myself! -Chris


It's all good! I actually like that movie LOL.


Alright, I gotta go do my day date now LMAO.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 13, 2013, 08:55:07 AM
Call her and push it til tonight, play the complete thing aloof and no matter what kiss her at the end!!! Now go get em tiger!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 13, 2013, 10:29:52 AM
LMAO I've never seen that movie... on the to watch list now!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 13, 2013, 12:10:39 PM
Wel he hasn't responded back... He's a lost cause folks :( say a prayer
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 13, 2013, 12:18:44 PM
Guys like that would probably cause you a lot of headaches after the sale.  You may be better off. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 13, 2013, 12:51:06 PM
You have no idea.... Haha
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 13, 2013, 01:39:38 PM
I don't kiss and tell; but it was worth it.


We spent 3 hours talking.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 13, 2013, 07:09:17 PM
Yeehaw!  Geswek got some sugar! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 13, 2013, 07:41:23 PM
Sugar? Nah, I don't put out that easy.


It was just a good meet; we were both pretty out of it and wasn't too thrilled about friend on friend hookup. However after a bit it was just usual, we had fun.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 13, 2013, 07:46:54 PM
Good.  Who knows?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 13, 2013, 07:49:44 PM
Hah; let's just say -- her last words were 'I really hope to see you again.' It's been 7 years since I got divorced; my ex-wife was my only serious relationship and 3rd girlfriend. I'm pretty certain that was a good comment at the end. LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 13, 2013, 07:59:54 PM
Oh yeah.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 13, 2013, 09:51:14 PM
Dating Service Commercial (Jon Lajoie) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIM-8DT-F_k#ws)

:-[
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on July 14, 2013, 02:33:16 AM
POPOLZ, THAT WAS FUNNY!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 14, 2013, 05:40:28 AM
:-[

LMAO, that was funny as hell!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 14, 2013, 09:04:07 AM
Tip of the day: do not walk bare foot in your driveway when the sun has been hitting it since 6am...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 14, 2013, 09:04:59 AM
Aww; did little man burn his feetsies?


Do you need Dave to rub cool aloe on them?


DAVE! ALOE! NOW! RUB!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 14, 2013, 09:07:37 AM
I'll leave that job up to Lady Tubby Ton.  I hear she has a foot fetish. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 14, 2013, 09:07:47 AM
Didn't burn but my tootsies are well done
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 14, 2013, 09:08:23 AM
Hahah.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FaSSt9602 on July 14, 2013, 10:51:06 AM
Tip of the day: do not walk bare foot in your driveway when the sun has been hitting it since 6am...

Try that in AZ and see how it goes.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on July 14, 2013, 10:52:36 AM
Frying an egg on the sidewalk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnZQgp6srF4#)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 16, 2013, 08:09:21 AM
well it ain't frying but it sure is cooking :o
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 17, 2013, 03:47:22 PM
I don't kiss and tell; but it was worth it.


We spent 3 hours talking.

That didn't last long.

Got the infamous text message; can't meet tomorrow, maybe next week.

At least I have my SHO, she never lets me down!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 17, 2013, 04:09:13 PM
Oh man.  That sucks.  Yeah, our SHOs are like horses to cowboys.  They won't let you down and we take good care of them.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 17, 2013, 04:12:13 PM
Oh man.  That sucks.  Yeah, our SHOs are like horses to cowboys.  They won't let you down and we take good care of them.

Yeah it was pretty ...... up.

Oh well.

 :blink:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on July 17, 2013, 04:20:36 PM
I don't kiss and tell; but it was worth it.


We spent 3 hours talking.

That didn't last long.

Got the infamous text message; can't meet tomorrow, maybe next week.

At least I have my SHO, she never lets me down!

Way to jinx yourself.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 17, 2013, 04:24:01 PM
Not a chance.

SHO would not leave me stranded.

If she did, I'd sell her and move on -- I don't waste my time with things.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on July 19, 2013, 02:15:21 PM
Good Lord is it freak'n HOT out there in the suburbs of Chi-Town.

Interesting as I was paying attention to the weather forecast on the news earlier today, and the weatherman made a comment that every single State within the lower 48, had experience a 90 degree day (or higher).

Captured this a lil while ago while running some errands:

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/bpd1151/Miscellaneous/2013-07-19_14-55-40_889_zps473e2a09.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/bpd1151/media/Miscellaneous/2013-07-19_14-55-40_889_zps473e2a09.jpg.html)

Certainly not very conducive to decent track times, or even any form of "spirited" driving for that matter.

Tell 'ya what, I'm not looking forward to this month's water bill either as I've barely been able to keep up with the plants, yet alone keeping the grass any semblance of being green.

Hope each of you do your best to stay cool!  :pepsi:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 19, 2013, 02:21:50 PM
I've been up in Delavan WI for a couple days.  It's only a few degrees cooler than it is down there.  My apartment will probably be 100 when I get home tomorrow.  Throw on the air and go shopping. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 19, 2013, 02:32:04 PM
She found out you're the Lord Tubby Ton and you're too much for her to handle.

I intimidate a lot of people.

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I guess I called it with the "Just Friends" clip.... I TOLD YOU TO CANCEL UNTIL DINNER!!!! Oh yeah thanks for being a customer, no matter what we love you :) -Chris
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 19, 2013, 02:33:28 PM
I guess I called it with the "Just Friends" clip.... I TOLD YOU TO CANCEL UNTIL DINNER!!!! Oh yeah thanks for being a customer, no matter what we love you :) -Chris

HAhaHAHAHAHahaHAha---wheres mah freaking ball cap? ;)

Yeah Yeah.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 19, 2013, 02:36:48 PM
I guess I called it with the "Just Friends" clip.... I TOLD YOU TO CANCEL UNTIL DINNER!!!! Oh yeah thanks for being a customer, no matter what we love you :) -Chris

HAhaHAHAHAHahaHAha---wheres mah freaking ball cap? ;)

Yeah Yeah.

Did you buy one.... -Chris
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 19, 2013, 02:38:18 PM
I guess I called it with the "Just Friends" clip.... I TOLD YOU TO CANCEL UNTIL DINNER!!!! Oh yeah thanks for being a customer, no matter what we love you :) -Chris

HAhaHAHAHAHahaHAha---wheres mah freaking ball cap? ;)

Yeah Yeah.

Did you buy one.... -Chris

No, it was more like pay back for calling it -- you know the "customer" is always right.

BHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 19, 2013, 02:40:11 PM
Well obviously he wasn't right this time....  :bangin: hahaha

If I gave away hats every time a customer had a failed date, we would def be out of business!!! -Chris
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 19, 2013, 02:41:47 PM
Well obviously he wasn't right this time....  :bangin: hahaha

If I gave away hats every time a customer had a failed date, we would def be out of business!!! -Chris

LMAO, we can't have that! I mean, who else is going to make my SHO haul my SHObigREAR around?

I need to order a hat anyways--you got them in stock yes? I'll venture by the store tomorrow so I can retire my old Alpine Stars ball cap since I don't race motorpeds anymore.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 19, 2013, 02:44:21 PM
Yes sir we do have them in stock.

http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/Livernois-Motorsports-Baseball-Cap.html (http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/products/Livernois-Motorsports-Baseball-Cap.html)

Look on the bright side. The hat will never say no to you... :rofl:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 19, 2013, 02:49:15 PM
The hat is your friend.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 19, 2013, 02:50:01 PM
The hat is your friend.

Love your hat, and your hat will love you
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 19, 2013, 03:27:53 PM
I love good hats though!

Is this a bandless hat? I hate the ones with the 1947 snap latch crap.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 19, 2013, 03:43:11 PM
FlexFit hat sir! Nice and comfy
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 19, 2013, 06:54:18 PM
What exactly is "SHO CLONE" about it?

I don't see a damn thing; sure don't look like my 2013 SHO LOL.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 19, 2013, 07:06:26 PM
That's why I deleted it already.  You caught it too fast.   I thought it would be cool that somebody was trying to clone a SHO but you are right.  Nothing SHO about it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 19, 2013, 07:07:30 PM
I'm like that man; BATMAN!

Now I'm shopping freaking LED's -- wanting to replace my interior lights and license plate lights.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 19, 2013, 07:09:31 PM
You better be ready for September Ride of the Month!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 19, 2013, 07:14:38 PM
NAH, I don't care about that crap.

I can't compete with Mike -- he pretty much owns it as the top SHO here.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on July 19, 2013, 09:34:15 PM
I'm like that man; BATMAN!

Now I'm shopping freaking LED's -- wanting to replace my interior lights and license plate lights.
The LED's in the interior are awesome...but don't forget to do the vanity lights in the mirrors on the sun visors.  Oh, and also LED's in the puddle lights.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 20, 2013, 11:25:43 AM
I have to stop racing the damn mosquito's!

I can't seem to keep my foot off the pedal at lights, random, stop signs, powersliding around corners, etc.

The car is too damn much fun! I found out with the PP and disabling advancetrac; I can now successfully drift her around corners. I need someone to record me doing it now LOL.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 20, 2013, 11:51:24 AM
We'll be looking forward to seeing Mr. Block.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 20, 2013, 06:00:19 PM
GAH.

I used to smoke -- finally kicked the habit in February 2013 after getting Pneumonia.

As a result -- I have some pretty ugly teeth; I hardly smile because of it.

I decided to give these Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects a try. It's basically 7 days for 2 hours a day -- cost me $65 bucks for box.

OMG it sucks; I'm doing the first one and few things -- I can't stop spitting and I got 1-1/2 hours left. The stupid things don't cover my whole mouth; just front portion.

I think I may just go to dentist and pay the $500 bucks for the whole mouth tray deal where they impression your entire mouth and then give you the peroxide based (basically what I'm using now).

LETS see what happen; just wish I'd stop spitting; ugh
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on July 20, 2013, 06:34:46 PM
They don't sound like much fun...good luck with them, hope you are pleased with the results.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 20, 2013, 06:55:19 PM
It's starting to grow on me now -- after first hour it's not that bad.

I think I will see a dentist though because I rather have a full face bleaching than just my front portion you see when smiling.

Lesson; don't f...... smoke LOL -- if you do, brush like 5 times day because apparently the "two per day" don't do jack squat! At least it didn't for me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SoCalSHO on July 20, 2013, 09:16:23 PM
The hat is your friend.

Man, you got friend zoned by a hat.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 22, 2013, 04:24:25 AM
29hrs of work in 2 days... I need my pillow!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 22, 2013, 03:37:37 PM
Very frustrated and ticked off.  I got my Oval overlays and steering wheel emblem today.  Although the oval overlays looked real good, I can not use them.  The raised Ford lettering shows through too strongly.  So scratch that idea.  I guess the only way to get them right is like what Mike did.  Take them apart and have them painted.  No money for that right now.  So, it's Blue Ovals for now.  The steering wheel emblem, sized to fit the whole indent doesn't look as good as the smaller one with the silver ring showing.  That one showed the blue on the vertical lip of the factory emblem around the edge.  Now, I might not be able to go back to stock because I think the Ford was printed on.  I didn't look close enough but it looks like I might have pulled some of it off with the old emblem overlay.  And, there still might be the slightest hint of blue around the edge.  I'm going to go back out later and take a real good look at it.  If I can clean it up, I just might leave it stock for now. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on July 22, 2013, 03:42:48 PM
The hat is your friend.

Man, you got friend zoned by a hat.

If only he would have listened to me...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 22, 2013, 03:44:46 PM
The hat is your friend.

Man, you got friend zoned by a hat.

If only he would have listened to me...

Wrong guy.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on July 22, 2013, 04:09:22 PM
Very frustrated and ticked off.  I got my Oval overlays and steering wheel emblem today.  Although the oval overlays looked real good, I can not use them.  The raised Ford lettering shows through too strongly.  So scratch that idea.  I guess the only way to get them right is like what Mike did.  Take them apart and have them painted.  No money for that right now.  So, it's Blue Ovals for now.  The steering wheel emblem, sized to fit the whole indent doesn't look as good as the smaller one with the silver ring showing.  That one showed the blue on the vertical lip of the factory emblem around the edge.  Now, I might not be able to go back to stock because I think the Ford was printed on.  I didn't look close enough but it looks like I might have pulled some of it off with the old emblem overlay.  And, there still might be the slightest hint of blue around the edge.  I'm going to go back out later and take a real good look at it.  If I can clean it up, I just might leave it stock for now.

Too bad ......sometimes projects turn out to be a lot tougher than they should be. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 22, 2013, 04:15:52 PM
The hat is your friend.

Man, you got friend zoned by a hat.

If only he would have listened to me...

Wrong guy.

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 :bangin:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 22, 2013, 04:22:05 PM
Alright!  Got the steering wheel emblem overlay off and cleaned up the adhesive.  Looks like new.  Waxed the front emblem from trying out the overlay.  Check.  The only thing not stock from factory on the exterior is the hub overlays.  They look great.  No mods to the interior other than my IPASS.  Clean slate.   
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 22, 2013, 05:11:37 PM
You know what it's like to have your teeth hurt -- by light, air, breathing, cold, hot. I'm not talking about a tooth ache! I'm talking about straight bleach/peroxide gel soaking that is what they call "Teeth Whitening".

It's not so much fun, but damn if it ain't worth it! I'm on day 3 and I already see a HUGE difference -- coming from guy who smoked like freight train and had yellow teeth.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: tdmsu on July 22, 2013, 05:39:02 PM
Geswek - sorry to hear your teeth hurt, but its encouraging that you like the whitening.
My teeth have hurt ever since 7th grade when I got braces. That experience has made me an anti-dentite for sure!  That first orthodontist really was a sadist - he would ask if my teeth hurt after the monthly tightening, and when I would say yes (he saw me white knuckling the chair)... He would always say "good."   I now use toothpaste with a sensitivity ingredient- it helps, and I do notice my teeth hurt if I miss a brushing. Maybe something like that could help you through the process?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: tdmsu on July 22, 2013, 05:42:39 PM
DJE: I'm glad to hear your wheel is looking great, but also sorry to hear of the decal issues. I wonder how much it would cost to hire a college art student to paint the emblem and sneek it into the kiln at school?  Just a thought, and prolly way off, since I have no idea what kind of paint or process is needed.
I think I might just pony up and buy a new one for my SHO, since I haven't heard of any new emblems having the same problems.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 22, 2013, 05:52:32 PM
Geswek - sorry to hear your teeth hurt, but its encouraging that you like the whitening.
My teeth have hurt ever since 7th grade when I got braces. That experience has made me an anti-dentite for sure!  That first orthodontist really was a sadist - he would ask if my teeth hurt after the monthly tightening, and when I would say yes (he saw me white knuckling the chair)... He would always say "good."   I now use toothpaste with a sensitivity ingredient- it helps, and I do notice my teeth hurt if I miss a brushing. Maybe something like that could help you through the process?

OOH; I don't think they hurt THAT bad--but its enough to feel it.

Though it's worth it in the end my friend. To have pearly whites staring at me in mirror makes me happy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 22, 2013, 06:09:01 PM
My dome maker guy and I are thinking of maybe popping the emblem off and making a dome that will work now.  I'll have to take a look at that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 23, 2013, 04:30:48 AM
got home and the propane tank on the bbq is gone... if my roommate didn't remove it well. WHO THE F**K STEALS A GAWD DAMN PROPANE TANK!?!?!??!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 23, 2013, 04:31:47 AM
got home and the propane tank on the bbq is gone... if my roommate didn't remove it well. WHO THE F**K STEALS A GAWD DAMN PROPANE TANK!?!?!??!

That made me laugh out loud.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 23, 2013, 05:51:12 AM
Just ordered a security camera.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on July 23, 2013, 08:56:10 AM
got home and the propane tank on the bbq is gone... if my roommate didn't remove it well. WHO THE F**K STEALS A GAWD DAMN PROPANE TANK!?!?!??!
The same kind that took my front spoiler, lower front body molding, and the plastic under piece right in front of the spoiler!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 23, 2013, 12:23:32 PM
WOW.

I bought my car 05/07/13 and I have 4k miles on it already.

I DRIVE A lot.

I may need a second car LOL.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 24, 2013, 08:25:05 AM
filled up my car last night... I wont be able to walk straight for a week. 107.06$ to fill it up with 94octane.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on July 24, 2013, 08:28:46 AM
WOW.

I bought my car 05/07/13 and I have 4k miles on it already.

I DRIVE A lot.

I may need a second car LOL.

Bought my car in december and now have 14-15k miles.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 24, 2013, 08:30:00 AM
WOW.

I bought my car 05/07/13 and I have 4k miles on it already.

I DRIVE A lot.

I may need a second car LOL.

Bought my car in december and now have 14-15k miles.

NICE.

I'm about to make a trip to Austin; like 4k round trip. I'm excited--going to take the black beast to the fams and show off some real power. BHaha

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on July 24, 2013, 08:33:19 AM
WOW.

I bought my car 05/07/13 and I have 4k miles on it already.

I DRIVE A lot.

I may need a second car LOL.

Bought my car in december and now have 14-15k miles.

NICE.

I'm about to make a trip to Austin; like 4k round trip. I'm excited--going to take the black beast to the fams and show off some real power. BHaha

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Be prepared for a power loss when you hit that 90 - 91 octane. Texas has weird octane.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 24, 2013, 08:36:53 AM
Be prepared for a power loss when you hit that 90 - 91 octane. Texas has weird octane.

Yeah, I'm not looking forward to that.

I am thinking about switching to 91 turn when I leave just in case I run into stations on the trip that doesn't carry 93.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on July 24, 2013, 08:38:08 AM
 Recently did a Ohio to AZ trip - You are fine until after Missouri. Oklahoma is where the madness begins.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 24, 2013, 08:39:16 AM
Recently did a Ohio to AZ trip - You are fine until after Missouri. Oklahoma is where the madness begins.

Thanks for the heads up!

I'll keep that in mind.

How was your MPG? I ran numbers and I'm expecting about a $600 round trip fuel bill based on average prices and moderate MPG. I don't expect much over 20mpg during the trip.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on July 24, 2013, 08:42:19 AM
How was your MPG? I ran numbers and I'm expecting about a $600 round trip fuel bill based on average prices and moderate MPG. I don't expect much over 20mpg during the trip.

No tune mind you - 26 MPG until Missouri... 24 in Missouri (too damn hilly)
22.5 overall from Ohio to Southern AZ, Missouri and New Mexico destroyed the mpg.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BigPelo on July 24, 2013, 09:16:28 AM
filled up my car last night... I wont be able to walk straight for a week. 107.06$ to fill it up with 94octane.

I filled up at 1.539$/L at Petro-Canada 6 days ago. Yep, it hurts... (5.83 $/gal)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 24, 2013, 10:32:06 PM

I filled up at 1.539$/L at Petro-Canada 6 days ago. Yep, it hurts... (5.83 $/gal)

1.599$ last night
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 24, 2013, 10:44:35 PM
Ouch!  $4.19 per gal. here.  With my grocery points, $3.99.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Ryan327 on July 25, 2013, 04:45:06 PM
some people say that cucumbers taste better pickled...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 25, 2013, 04:46:28 PM
Sorry, pictures, or it didn't happen. ;)

I didn't have my phone on me; I was lugging car parts into the apartment.

She was pretty hot, but clearly a tramp! It was odd seeing her here because most of the folks that live here are not that kind.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: tdmsu on July 25, 2013, 05:41:57 PM
Good luck DJ
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on July 25, 2013, 06:14:25 PM
Sorry, pictures, or it didn't happen. ;)

I didn't have my phone on me; I was lugging car parts into the apartment.

She was pretty hot, but clearly a tramp! It was odd seeing her here because most of the folks that live here are not that kind.

Whats that kind?

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 25, 2013, 06:16:41 PM
Whats that kind?

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You know, that kind!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 28, 2013, 07:37:11 AM
I entered my photo from the Coal Breaker into a contest.

Some cash and a Leica V-LUX 40.

http://i-shot-it.com/competition.php?id=51d856bd1872b (http://i-shot-it.com/competition.php?id=51d856bd1872b)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 28, 2013, 08:31:42 PM
Good luck!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 28, 2013, 09:09:04 PM
I was tired this morning, crashed in my bed it wasn't even 8am, woke up at 10pm.

Now I'm sitting at work in a vegetative state.

Come on 7am!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 28, 2013, 09:11:42 PM
LOL  I may be working third pretty soon.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on July 28, 2013, 09:28:01 PM
Good luck if you work 3rd shift Dave...I did it for the last 4 1/2 years before I retired...it took me 2 years to get some kind of schedule worked out that worked for me.  Only down side is that most of the world is a day shift world.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on July 28, 2013, 09:30:53 PM
Been working nights myself (by choice) for almost 19 years.....

You kind of, and I'll stress kind of, get used to it eventually.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 28, 2013, 09:34:00 PM
I used to work 2nd at the Resort. Weds thru Sun.  It was the most brutal shift.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 28, 2013, 11:09:17 PM
I prefer working nights because the traffic is always in the other direction, it's more quiet in the office, no boss and the parking is cheaper.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SoCalSHO on July 28, 2013, 11:23:38 PM
As much as I liked working morning watch (2200-0645 until we went to 12 hour shifts (1900-0700 hrs), and I worked it for 20 years, now that I work a regular day shift, I love it. I have no tolerance for drunks now. But i liked none of the upper echelon around. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on July 29, 2013, 03:20:41 AM
Last payment on the '10 last month. Just got the clear title from the bank. Feels real good!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 29, 2013, 03:33:31 AM
Congrats, Larry!  Hope the car stays troublefree a long, long time!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on July 29, 2013, 04:29:01 AM
Looks great, runs great, total pleasure to drive. Best car I've ever owned by a long shot.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 29, 2013, 04:58:40 AM
^ I agree with above statement!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 29, 2013, 07:37:41 AM
Woo-hoo!

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 29, 2013, 07:43:15 AM
I liked it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Scott13SHO on July 29, 2013, 08:55:56 AM
Woo-hoo!

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Mine was Taurus of the Day on Ford Taurus page on Facebook on July 2nd LOL

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Ryan327 on July 29, 2013, 10:06:26 AM
Random thoughts....you wanna know what my problem is!

Badass Mustard Rap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoqeGxVqnY4#ws)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Scott13SHO on July 29, 2013, 12:27:23 PM
Oh my random thought for the day...I had to drop the SHO off yesterday evening at the dealership to get looked at for a CEL and the fuel tank acting wonky (they are related I believe), So I took the Mustang into work today...and as I'm driving down the 4 lane "highway" into work, I see a Ruby Red 2013 SHO driving the opposite direction...it was the alternate me driving in the other direction ;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 29, 2013, 12:31:56 PM
Congrats, Larry!  Hope the car stays troublefree a long, long time!

Same here Larry!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SoCalSHO on July 29, 2013, 01:21:40 PM
Oh my random thought for the day...I had to drop the SHO off yesterday evening at the dealership to get looked at for a CEL and the fuel tank acting wonky (they are related I believe), So I took the Mustang into work today...and as I'm driving down the 4 lane "highway" into work, I see a Ruby Red 2013 SHO driving the opposite direction...it was the alternate me driving in the other direction ;)
Maybe they took your car out to test drive, or the mechanic took it home for an extended test drive.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Scott13SHO on July 29, 2013, 01:24:44 PM
The extended test drive would have been 30-40 miles and this happened before the dealership would have been open. There is another SHO near me with the same options I see everyonce in a while. Just odd/weird I saw it today.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Ryan327 on July 29, 2013, 02:35:39 PM
Do you guys wave at each other when you pass like people in Jeeps/on motorcycles.  (gay)   :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 29, 2013, 02:46:42 PM
Sorry RedRocket but your screen name reminds me of an episode of South Park   :-[ ;D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Ryan327 on July 29, 2013, 03:08:34 PM
Thats the whole point PopolZ...

I guess that makes my Pontiac the Brown Bomber!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 30, 2013, 03:18:20 PM
I just filled the car up;

93 octane from Sunoco on LMS 93 tune

349 miles on trip-o-meter
15.969 gallons put in

21.85 miles per gallon

That's pretty damn impressive!


OH


My new t-handle shifter shows up tomorrow. I ordered it from a 2012 Taurus Limited I think.

Let's see if it works LOL.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 30, 2013, 04:01:25 PM
I think it will.  Good luck with it!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SoCalSHO on July 30, 2013, 04:16:03 PM
I Just Talked To My Parts Guy, He Said It woulDnt Work On Your Car, But Just Yours :o
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SoCalSHO on July 30, 2013, 04:16:40 PM
Jk Hope It Works Out Good For you.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 30, 2013, 04:30:20 PM
Oh yeah, try not to break it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on July 30, 2013, 05:02:40 PM
How do you take dang thing off? Don't I have to like pry boot down to expose the screw?

Sent from a mobile, I think.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 30, 2013, 05:16:32 PM
That's the way I've done them before.  That chrome ring should slide down.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: painterpatt on July 30, 2013, 06:48:13 PM
wonder if a t handle would fit a Flex ?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on July 30, 2013, 06:52:08 PM
You can at least check the parts diagrams here and see if there is a chance.  Compare yours to a '12 Taurus SHO or Limited.

http://weluvfordparts.com/ (http://weluvfordparts.com/)

Our friendly vendor-Fred B.

My concern for all the handle swaps is if you may also have to change the boot.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on July 31, 2013, 02:35:28 PM
Mustang destroys built Porsche on the street (Mustang in car) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m-7efuVjJg#ws)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 31, 2013, 03:22:57 PM
And we have ... liftoff!  Holy guacamole!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on August 01, 2013, 12:25:39 PM
I've been contemplating buying a 2013 Speed 3 for commuter sharing with the SHO.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Needmoreboost on August 01, 2013, 01:16:35 PM
I just feel the need to type something because I'm cool... 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Scott13SHO on August 01, 2013, 01:18:13 PM
I've been contemplating buying a 2013 Speed 3 for commuter sharing with the SHO.

Why not an ST? Then again I wasn't a big fan of the ST3 seats...the Recardos are a bit too restrictive around my kidney area.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on August 01, 2013, 01:24:03 PM
I just feel the need to type something because I'm cool...

You are cool; I hail you "LORD COOLNESS DUDE"

Why not an ST? Then again I wasn't a big fan of the ST3 seats...the Recardos are a bit too restrictive around my kidney area.

Yeah, me either. I didn't like the bolster in the thigh area--

I found one in VA for $17k with 12k miles.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Needmoreboost on August 01, 2013, 01:35:25 PM
I just feel the need to type something because I'm cool...

You are cool; I hail you "LORD COOLNESS DUDE"

Why not an ST? Then again I wasn't a big fan of the ST3 seats...the Recardos are a bit too restrictive around my kidney area.

Yeah, me either. I didn't like the bolster in the thigh area--

I found one in VA for $17k with 12k miles.

Do some research on the speed 3's.  I looked at those before I bought my SRT4 Caliber.  They have a tendency to pop motors stock or modded.  Personally knew a few guys.  FYI
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: jomc111 on August 01, 2013, 03:24:45 PM
I've been contemplating buying a 2013 Speed 3 for commuter sharing with the SHO.

I have a 2009 I would sell ya cheep haha
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: jomc111 on August 01, 2013, 03:26:27 PM
I just feel the need to type something because I'm cool...

You are cool; I hail you "LORD COOLNESS DUDE"

Why not an ST? Then again I wasn't a big fan of the ST3 seats...the Recardos are a bit too restrictive around my kidney area.

Yeah, me either. I didn't like the bolster in the thigh area--

I found one in VA for $17k with 12k miles.

Do some research on the speed 3's.  I looked at those before I bought my SRT4 Caliber.  They have a tendency to pop motors stock or modded.  Personally knew a few guys.  FYI


That was in the old models something In the factory tune they revised in new models, having an acces port and running an off the shelf map also fixed
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 02, 2013, 05:47:39 PM
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/ecoboost1_zps33594343.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 02, 2013, 06:02:17 PM
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/ecoboost-f-150-graph_zps2946ee0f.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: dalum on August 02, 2013, 06:10:02 PM
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/ecoboost1_zps33594343.jpg[/url])


Man I wish this pic was bigger!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 02, 2013, 06:25:58 PM
So do I man!  I already made it bigger.  I thought anymore, it would blur too much.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on August 02, 2013, 07:47:42 PM
Heahah

I got invited to some car show tomorrow--mostly imports. I'm gonna go since I have nothing better to do and support my mate.

I was just thinking about this--outside car looks great, engine bay; f**king mess. Gah, I'm not cleaning her tomorrow. No hood popping for this guy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on August 02, 2013, 08:45:32 PM
I was just thinking about this--outside car looks great, engine bay; f**king mess. not

If you want an easy way to get the engine bay looking good, Adam's In and Out Spray works great.  Just spray it on and you can use it on vinyl, rubber, and plastic, both interior, exterior, and engine bay.  The other thing I use that works great is Aerospace 303 Protectant.  But the In & Out Spray is really easy, spray it on and then allow it to dray for a few minutes, quick buff, and things look great.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on August 03, 2013, 04:12:45 AM
If you want an easy way to get the engine bay looking good, Adam's In and Out Spray works great.  Just spray it on and you can use it on vinyl, rubber, and plastic, both interior, exterior, and engine bay.  The other thing I use that works great is Aerospace 303 Protectant.  But the In & Out Spray is really easy, spray it on and then allow it to dray for a few minutes, quick buff, and things look great.

Doesn't help me when it can't be bought locally.

 :bangin:

I'm gonna call Franklin Auto Spa at 8, see if they can have one of their minions do my engine bay--it needs to be cleaned anyways.

I just don't like leaving my hood open while walking around looks at cars; too many dumb turds in the world.

Just like I don't leave my windows down either. They'll just have to stare through my 15% tint LOL.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FLIP-4-SHO on August 03, 2013, 12:56:30 PM
Next week about mid week I should get my Shelby back from having new stripes painted on. No more stickers crap.. Was the third set from Shelby and all weathered terribly. Ill post some pics.

Stopped by during the week and saw at least the front bumper and looked good so far. Cannot wait. You know how after ya wash your car... it always drives better.. Lol.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 03, 2013, 01:26:42 PM
That's the orange one, right?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FLIP-4-SHO on August 03, 2013, 01:38:19 PM
Yup
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: elund126 on August 04, 2013, 12:15:53 PM
I just feel the need to type something because I'm cool...

You are cool; I hail you "LORD COOLNESS DUDE"

Why not an ST? Then again I wasn't a big fan of the ST3 seats...the Recardos are a bit too restrictive around my kidney area.

Yeah, me either. I didn't like the bolster in the thigh area--

I found one in VA for $17k with 12k miles.

Do some research on the speed 3's.  I looked at those before I bought my SRT4 Caliber.  They have a tendency to pop motors stock or modded.  Personally knew a few guys.  FYI

I had a 2010 Speed3......loved it. Never had 1 single problem with it. I installed a Corksport SRI and TIP and it was a little rocket. Best handling car I ever owned. I only got about 25 MPG and that was keeping my foot out of the skinny pedal too.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 06, 2013, 10:24:55 AM
Stopped at a rest area on the way home from Detroit last night.  I never carry cash anymore.  But, I checked out the machines.  I saw what appeared to be the edge of a bill sticking out of one.  I got my fingernail on it and pulled out a mangled five!  Free pop and chips!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on August 06, 2013, 11:14:49 AM
Stopped at a rest area on the way home from Detroit last night.  I never carry cash anymore.  But, I checked out the machines.  I saw what appeared to be the edge of a bill sticking out of one.  I got my fingernail on it and pulled out a mangled five!  Free pop and chips!

I find this concerning.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on August 06, 2013, 01:31:18 PM
Things are slow @ work today.
Have a died in the wool GM fan @ work who is looking to get a 2014. Likes my SHO but it's a Ford!  Looked what he showed me:
2014 Cadillac XTS Packs Twin Turbo Power new V-6 engine option produces 410 horsepower
Starting in August, the all-new Cadillac Twin Turbo V6 will go into production as an optional engine for the 2014 XTS.

The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V6 is also a signature feature of the upcoming all-new 2014 CTS luxury performance sedan. In the XTS, the twin turbo will produce an SAE-certified 410 horsepower (306 kW) and 369 lb-ft of torque (500 Nm), making it one of the most power-dense six-cylinder engines among luxury cars. The engine delivers 105 lb-ft more torque over the standard V-6 from1900 to 5600 rpm, providing seemingly endless torque for vehicle responsiveness.

“The addition of the new Cadillac Twin Turbo expands and elevates the XTS luxury sedan,” said Bob Ferguson, vice president Global Cadillac. “This is a compelling enhancement to what is already one of the most technically advanced sedans in our history.”

In both the CTS and XTS product lines, the twin turbo will be the centerpiece of a new model offering called Vsport. The new Vsport is inspired by and slotted “underneath” Cadillac’s elite high-performance V-Series models. Vsport includes the best-performing technical elements inside the “regular” car line in a single model, headlined by Twin Turbo engine.

The new Cadillac Twin Turbo is a comprehensive upgrade to the 3.6L dual overhead cam V6 that is standard in the XTS in the U.S. market. 

The XTS Vsport model will be offered only in the up-level Premium and Platinum Collections as all-wheel drive.

I looked at him & said WOW that GM is really got a winner there, too bad they had to copy a 4 year Ford design to get it & stay away from that Guzzler Tax on their V-8 & can't wait to see sticker price. Maybe you should look at the Chevy SS. 415HP out of a 6.2L V8 WOwzzy!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on August 06, 2013, 02:46:47 PM
Since you aren't going to talk him into a Ford...it tells you that he is somewhat closed minded.  To bad, sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees...it's kinda like saying the only old muscle cars you like are Camaro's, 'Vette;s....who doesn't like them all.  Sometimes you just have to admit there are a lot of good cars out there.  I'm betting the Cadillac will come in at least 5G's higher then an equally equipped MKS.  That's the car he should be comparing the Cadillac with, not the SHO.  And I think the MKS is a lot better looking the Cadillac series, for some reason, I just can't warm up to them...but that's just me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 07, 2013, 07:23:53 PM
I love this converter.

http://www.mk5cortinaestate.co.uk/calculator4.php (http://www.mk5cortinaestate.co.uk/calculator4.php)

It says I have 447HP at the crank!  That might be English HP though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on August 07, 2013, 07:45:33 PM
Thanks Bruce!

Dyno is scheduled for Monday at 4:30; eager to see what the car does.

$80 bucks for 3 pulls; not bad.
$65 here in Atlanta.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on August 07, 2013, 07:59:08 PM
I love this converter.

[url]http://www.mk5cortinaestate.co.uk/calculator4.php[/url] ([url]http://www.mk5cortinaestate.co.uk/calculator4.php[/url])

It says I have 447HP at the crank!  That might be English HP though.
440hp is good # for a stage4+ tune!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on August 07, 2013, 08:00:19 PM
Considering the car is 365bhp; and most coming off dyno are around 277whp -- it wouldn't be so far off.

I guess without a crank dyno you'd never know "for sure."

Either way; the car hauls ass mate!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 07, 2013, 08:04:58 PM
You bet!  Thanks!  I hope this will come in handy for you Monday!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Needmoreboost on August 07, 2013, 08:08:15 PM
Being that the 4+ is a max 93 tune a plus 80 at the crank is reasonable.  Yeah, for such heavy pig cars they rip.  Wonder what a 1000 pound diet would do for one of these cars.  Low 11's with slicks and tune!  Lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Needmoreboost on August 07, 2013, 08:11:44 PM
Heres my prediction for Geswek.  354/404.  Winner gets autographed pic of the Man himself.  Lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 07, 2013, 08:18:57 PM
I was thinking 350/400 with the Corsa. 

Has anyone dyno'd a '13 with a tune yet?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on August 09, 2013, 01:39:24 PM
I'm cleaning walls and ceilings caked with what appears to be 15 years of chain smoking nicotine. I've cleaned the walls 5 times now and if I spray some cleaning solution on them I can still see nicotine streaks... it's driving me fu***g nuts!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 09, 2013, 01:49:59 PM
Can steam be safely applied to these walls/ceilings?  That may take care of the stubborn remnants.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Scott13SHO on August 09, 2013, 01:54:24 PM
Can you repaint? That would be the easiest way of taking care of it.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on August 09, 2013, 02:00:48 PM
I'm prepping the walls/ceilings for repaint.
I did try some steam but it wasn't doing it... maybe my steamer isn't hot enough.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Scott13SHO on August 09, 2013, 02:10:08 PM
When I moved into my condo almost 10 years ago, I went through something like 17 gallons of white paint repainting the walls and ceiling. Keep in mind it was only 976 sq foot or so. The previous owner rented it out to an old lady that smoked like a chimney.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on August 09, 2013, 02:26:03 PM
already went through 16 gallons...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Scott13SHO on August 09, 2013, 02:31:33 PM
Yikes...good luck!

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Darkside on August 10, 2013, 10:07:20 PM
I was thinking 350/400 with the Corsa. 

Has anyone dyno'd a '13 with a tune yet?
Yep, I had 355.  Can't remember the torque exactly but over 400. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 10, 2013, 10:19:22 PM
I was thinking 350/400 with the Corsa. 

Has anyone dyno'd a '13 with a tune yet?
Yep, I had 355.  Can't remember the torque exactly but over 400. 

Did you have the downpipes then?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: crash712us on August 11, 2013, 07:17:40 AM
I'm cleaning walls and ceilings caked with what appears to be 15 years of chain smoking nicotine. I've cleaned the walls 5 times now and if I spray some cleaning solution on them I can still see nicotine streaks... it's driving me fu***g nuts!
One word Kilz. just primer and paint.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on August 11, 2013, 10:08:04 AM
I'm cleaning walls and ceilings caked with what appears to be 15 years of chain smoking nicotine. I've cleaned the walls 5 times now and if I spray some cleaning solution on them I can still see nicotine streaks... it's driving me fu***g nuts!
One word Kilz. just primer and paint.
I've used that several times and it works great, really cuts out stuff bleeding through the paint.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on August 11, 2013, 10:43:33 PM
I filled my cheap steamer with almost boiling water and it was hot enough to clean the nicotine. I've ordered something bigger and better so I should be able to use normal primer when I'm done with the cleaning.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on August 14, 2013, 10:36:54 PM
Can steam be safely applied to these walls/ceilings?  That may take care of the stubborn remnants.
Got my steam cleaner yesterday and put it through its pace tonight... WOW! No headache from chemical fumes and it's a lot easier to clean. I have to be careful though because it's stripping the paint LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 15, 2013, 02:18:43 AM
What did you go with?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on August 15, 2013, 02:40:29 AM
Wagner 915, not expensive but it does have good reviews.

I had to refill it 3 times to redo the walls and do the ceiling.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BigPelo on August 15, 2013, 11:26:52 AM
I just received a text msg from my friend. I need to share it with you:

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/bigpelo/null_zps03431411.jpg) (http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/bigpelo/media/null_zps03431411.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 15, 2013, 12:55:03 PM
Your first and last name... WOW!!!  Unbelievable!!!!  You are one lucky dude.....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on August 15, 2013, 12:56:16 PM
Waah?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on August 15, 2013, 01:00:58 PM
Geswek,   I screwed up.... it was his wife's name.... LOL

Great Picture though...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 16, 2013, 07:40:18 PM
26 Guests right now.  Come on guys, join up!  I promise it won't hurt.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SoCalSHO on August 16, 2013, 09:14:23 PM
26 Guests right now.
Party at Dave's.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 16, 2013, 09:30:59 PM
LOL  I don't think I could fit 26 guests in here.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Darkside on August 18, 2013, 08:30:45 AM
Only saw 1 friggin Sho up at Woodward on Friday night. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on August 18, 2013, 08:35:56 AM
Welcome to my life -- no SHO's ever show up here.

Few that I know of around here; I trump them in sexy-ness.

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: crashnburn on August 18, 2013, 02:12:26 PM
I have lived in Mobile Alabama for 2 years now and I have only passed one SHO while going down the interstate :(
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHODYOU on August 18, 2013, 03:31:17 PM
I just moved to nc from biloxi crash... lived there my whole life. I only saw two SHOs before I moved late june. One random blk one on i10 headed home from school (usa) and one came thru valet at the golden nugget. That's it.

I've only been here 6 weeks and already know of 3 other sho's... two blk 10-12 cars and one charcoal looking 2013. One of the early cars has a Mobsteel.
Haven't caught up with any of em to conversate yet tho... hoping they'll be at the all Ford show next weekend.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: crashnburn on August 18, 2013, 04:59:53 PM
Yeah and there aren't any Ford shows here either! Blah :bangin:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on August 18, 2013, 05:13:18 PM
Heading back up to WI tomorrow.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHODYOU on August 18, 2013, 05:40:02 PM
Yeah and there aren't any Ford shows here either! Blah :bangin:

Yea cruise ins were prevalent before katrina but have since died it seems. Couldn't believe it when I saw a commercial for an all Ford show hosted by a big ford dealer in Winston-salem
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on August 27, 2013, 02:33:06 PM
I got pulled over again today for window tint; apparently they think I'm undercover and when they run my plate it doesn't come back to a department.

UGH.

(2) $112 tickets within 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 27, 2013, 02:37:16 PM
Yea cruise ins were prevalent before katrina but have since died it seems. Couldn't believe it when I saw a commercial for an all Ford show hosted by a big ford dealer in Winston-salem


I know there is a Cars and Coffee weekly http://charlotte.carsandcoffee.info/ (http://charlotte.carsandcoffee.info/) in Charlotte, NC.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on August 27, 2013, 05:15:42 PM
Like Scott pic of the SHO police car above, St Louis County which is huge is switching to white SHO's. The first time I pulled up besides one at a stop light & the nice police officer, too many on this forum to say anything else, looked up from his computer & smiled & gave me a thumbs up. Ok that's cool. But seen another one yesterday, but today the ultimate downer, had to follow one into my subdivision. I like feeling safe with police in my area. But I had the only white SHO all to myself for almost 4 years in St. Lou, I feel like the song some of you maybe to young to remember, MY MEMORY JUST BEEN SOLD MY ANGEL IS NOW A CENTERFOLD. I'm official bummed out!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on September 09, 2013, 11:30:58 AM
Already 1 week and a half of vacation done... only one week left :(

I wanted to work on my GTR but I'm still working on the house and to top it off, I have some kind of stomach bug :(

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on September 09, 2013, 02:09:45 PM
Is that a part of French Quebecistan? 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 09, 2013, 02:14:29 PM
Get better soon, PopolZ!  And stay away from peeling lead paint.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on September 09, 2013, 04:46:53 PM
Is that a part of French Quebecistan? 

it is!

Get better soon, PopolZ!  And stay away from peeling lead paint.

Thanks! And I'm near the end of the painting!!! I have to pickup gallon no 22 tomorrow and I'll be done by the end of the day.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: jomc111 on September 10, 2013, 04:45:09 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dPjyz8DLnW8/TqJWnXCA_DI/AAAAAAAABEw/Wf9sGeRXN_8/s400/1shim3.jpg)

Anyone every think of shimming the hood to help keep the temps down In the engine bay ?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on September 10, 2013, 05:42:05 PM
you should watch Roadkill on youtube... No hood is better! :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: QwikSHO on September 12, 2013, 02:11:52 PM
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dPjyz8DLnW8/TqJWnXCA_DI/AAAAAAAABEw/Wf9sGeRXN_8/s400/1shim3.jpg[/url])

Anyone every think of shimming the hood to help keep the temps down In the engine bay ?


Just when I thought I'd left the ricer world.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on September 12, 2013, 05:59:41 PM
Guess whos back, back again
Boost is back, tell a friend
Guess who's back, guess who's back,
guess who's back
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 12, 2013, 10:22:58 PM
Boost? ;D :beer: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 13, 2013, 12:53:14 AM
Got any vids, Mike?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on September 13, 2013, 06:52:29 AM
Not yet, I was just doing 40-60 pulls in 3rd and watching AFR. The car aux fuel system is either putting the car at 9.8-9.9 AFR and no problems or 10.8-11.2 and sometimes the car feels like it's going lean so it closes throttle. I am so glad this car is smart because it should have blown up many times by now. The good thing is I have boost and I can tune the fuel luckily with the aux fueling controller. Long term I'm probably going to look at a more sophisticated controller but that costs more $$ so we'll see. I need to stop by Pro-EFI who is in town here and see if they'll help out :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Josephm on September 13, 2013, 01:13:55 PM
My random thought of the day;

To thank 4DRHTRD for all his work he has done to advance the platform, EVEN before he started this forum. I seen him posting on other forums, seeking advice or seeing what everyone else has done and there results.
 I researched this vehicle for over a year, and seeing him advance the platform made it so much easier. THANKS AGAIN for your all the money, and time you have put into this. Tell your wife thanks as well, i am sure she thought you were crazy for pulling apart a brand new 40k car.

EDIT; What did your wife say to all of this? i assumed this was your primary car, and your family car?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on September 13, 2013, 01:15:47 PM
Thank you very much!

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FaSSt9602 on September 13, 2013, 01:22:17 PM
Mike's got more vehicles to drive then he knows what to do with.   Plus he works from home, so blowing up his car and not getting to work isn't really a concern....  :))

Sent from my mobile gizmo

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Josephm on September 13, 2013, 01:25:52 PM
Mike's got more vehicles to drive then he knows what to do with.   Plus he works from home, so blowing up his car and not getting to work isn't really a concern....  :))

Sent from my mobile gizmo



It all makes sense now...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FaSSt9602 on September 13, 2013, 01:45:02 PM
But I should add that technically the Flex is his "primary" car...  :beer: :bangin:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on September 14, 2013, 02:36:31 PM
I have my Flex, wife has her truck and I have a beater for the kids. When the flex is down I drive the kids car . Not that many cars...

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 14, 2013, 07:11:26 PM
Glad to be back in rural Wisconsin!  I still have to make a couple of trips back to the slums of suburban Chicago before the end of the month.  The only bad thing is that I'll probably have to detune down to 91 octane.  But, it will be worth it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on September 14, 2013, 08:23:48 PM
I sailed (Raced a C scow) on Lake Delavan  when in College.  Later raced MC's here in IA, and bought from Melges in Zenda.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 14, 2013, 08:54:44 PM
LOL  Buddy Melges!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Josephm on September 15, 2013, 10:43:40 AM
I wish i had like 2,000 in cash to spend on the flex. I would get a tune, and lighter wheels to start.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 16, 2013, 11:23:50 AM
Very happy!  I found a Speedway not to far away that has 93 Octane!  Yeehaw!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 16, 2013, 07:18:36 PM
Our male to female member ratio is 115 to 1.  That means we are just shy of 4 ladies here. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on September 16, 2013, 07:29:06 PM
It's a sausage fest!

I just got done working out and puking up dinner -- been long time since I felt that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: TuxedoSHO on September 17, 2013, 09:10:40 AM

WOW.

I bought my car 05/07/13 and I have 4k miles on it already.

I DRIVE A lot.

I may need a second car LOL.

I've got you beat.. 18k since march
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on September 20, 2013, 04:53:30 AM
bought my car May 4th 2012 and I have 8802miles done since...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: jomc111 on September 20, 2013, 05:07:37 AM
you all drive to much i dive my car about 5,000 miles a year, now my work truck is a different story thats closer to 80,000
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 20, 2013, 09:28:50 PM
I just saw that Land Rover commercial again and I'm wondering if any late model SHOs have done Pikes Peak. 

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zps120f6de0.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on September 21, 2013, 12:36:46 PM
wish me luck...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 21, 2013, 01:11:07 PM
Good luck!  Thanks for the pretty picture.  What are you doing?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on September 21, 2013, 01:19:07 PM
GTR turbo swap... one of them is bad (leaking A LOT of oil through the seals) and I'm swapping both IF and only IF I can get those suckers out.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 26, 2013, 11:19:16 AM
I wonder if anyone knows what a U0131 code is.  I had my oil changed today.  When returned to stock before I went in, it showed that code.  While I was at the dealer, the mechanic looked it up for me.  I saw the screen and it wasn't there?!?! From google, it looks like some kind of traction control maybe. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on September 26, 2013, 03:31:46 PM
I wonder if anyone knows what a U0131 code is.  I had my oil changed today.  When returned to stock before I went in, it showed that code.  While I was at the dealer, the mechanic looked it up for me.  I saw the screen and it wasn't there?!?! From google, it looks like some kind of traction control maybe.

That must SUCK! I don't have to flash to stock for oil changes--my boys don't care one bit.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 26, 2013, 03:40:54 PM
Some type of "Lost communication with power steering control module" code, transitional in the process of flashing the PCM.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 26, 2013, 03:43:12 PM
Eh, probably didn't have to.  Just being safe with new dealer.  Not a big deal.  I also get a renewed sense of what the tune does for me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 26, 2013, 03:44:25 PM
Some type of "Lost communication with power steering control module" code, transitional in the process of flashing the PCM.

Thanks Shodded!  That's weird.  It had the code before I flashed to stock.

I have had a few communication codes before.  I think they are just little mis-communications.  I didn't have it a week or so ago.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: crash712us on September 26, 2013, 04:57:20 PM
I think thats fairly common for that to pop up when flashing tunes.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 26, 2013, 07:32:17 PM
Thanks Chris.

I am also wondering why, when I lift at high rpms, they hold up there for a couple seconds.  Is this because there is no torque management?  I have to be careful to lift at lower than 6K or lower.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: crash712us on September 27, 2013, 02:33:08 AM
Not sure I understand you Dave. If your describing lifting off gas while under hard acceleration. The motor continues to rev, I have experience as well. And I have chalked up to just being normal quirk. Also I have experience after several WOT's in a brief time. Such as dodging in and out traffic that throttle will be come unresponsive. And again I think the computer just know how to handle these changes as quickly as we like.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on September 27, 2013, 05:21:17 AM
Got scared last night when I got on the throttle and didn't see the meth pump light coming on... stopped hit the test button and the engine almost stalled but the light didn't turn on. So happy it's only the LED.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on September 27, 2013, 05:24:48 AM
I'm about to drive 2-1/2 hours for a custom TurboXS exhaust for the RX8-R3.

TurboXS is based in Maryland, woot; gonna be a fun filled day of backroads cruising in the ol'gal.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Josephm on September 27, 2013, 07:43:59 AM
Weird to think the SHO probably gets better MPG than the RX-8?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on September 27, 2013, 08:30:05 AM
better mpg and less oil as well... but in the RX-8 it`s by design.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 27, 2013, 09:05:58 AM
You in Gaithersburg, MD today, Storm?  I'm only about 20 min away just east of Silver Spring.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 27, 2013, 03:08:18 PM
Not sure I understand you Dave. If your describing lifting off gas while under hard acceleration. The motor continues to rev, I have experience as well. And I have chalked up to just being normal quirk. Also I have experience after several WOT's in a brief time. Such as dodging in and out traffic that throttle will be come unresponsive. And again I think the computer just know how to handle these changes as quickly as we like.

You understand.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on September 27, 2013, 08:21:50 PM
Weird to think the SHO probably gets better MPG than the RX-8?

Yes; I'm lucky if I get 180 miles on a 19 gallon tank--car sucks fuel like a bad lawnmower, but it sound soooo good! I ate through 1.5 QT's of oil 400 miles after oil change because of driving it hard LOL. Gotta love that rotary!

You in Gaithersburg, MD today, Storm?  I'm only about 20 min away just east of Silver Spring.

Dammit to hell! Yeah I was there, for most of the day because we ran into some snags.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Josephm on September 27, 2013, 09:22:40 PM
I really wished the paddle shifters were useful. I went to use them for the first time tonight and was let down immensely. I couldn't even get it to shift into first, or down shift while rolling.

Was really hoping for at least being able to down shift with the paddle shifters that way I didn't have to punch it and wait for it to down shift, I could already have the rpm's up.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 27, 2013, 09:34:02 PM
I don't like them because it's a pain to shift while you are turning the wheel.  It's a gimmick.  They should have stayed with the side gate on the shifter.  My biggest gripe.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: CooperS7777 on September 27, 2013, 10:42:53 PM
I really wished the paddle shifters were useful. I went to use them for the first time tonight and was let down immensely. I couldn't even get it to shift into first, or down shift while rolling.

Was really hoping for at least being able to down shift with the paddle shifters that way I didn't have to punch it and wait for it to down shift, I could already have the rpm's up.

Thats weird - our Sport will let me down shift just about anywhere with the paddle shifters.  I almost always use them to downshift before I pass someone.  I like the fact that I can use the paddles while in the regular "D" position on the shift knob.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 28, 2013, 12:56:35 AM
No probs, Storm!  Hope you got those snags worked out?  We'll try for a meetup next time :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on September 28, 2013, 05:19:43 AM
No probs, Storm!  Hope you got those snags worked out?  We'll try for a meetup next time :)

I'm up for it any time, lemme know! The drive isn't bad.

Sent from a mobile, I think.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Josephm on September 28, 2013, 07:42:38 AM
I really wished the paddle shifters were useful. I went to use them for the first time tonight and was let down immensely. I couldn't even get it to shift into first, or down shift while rolling.

Wow that would be amazingly at anytime be able to down shift with them
Was really hoping for at least being able to down shift with the paddle shifters that way I didn't have to punch it and wait for it to down shift, I could already have the rpm's up.

Thats weird - our Sport will let me down shift just about anywhere with the paddle shifters.  I almost always use them to downshift before I pass someone.  I like the fact that I can use the paddles while in the regular "D" position on the shift knob.


Lucky.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on September 28, 2013, 08:34:37 AM
I can't remember the last time I used the paddle shifters... 

I do occasionally use the console manual option (sport mode) in my 09' G8 because it has a stall converter and a BIG tranny cooler, and sometimes when fluid is cold, it needs to be nudged into 6th.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on September 28, 2013, 08:35:43 AM
2010 Mazda RX8-R3 TurboXS Exhaust (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDklOHXv_84#)

Annoying people in the Baltimore tunnel while crawling in traffic.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 28, 2013, 10:15:48 AM
Certainly know how to get noticed, Storm :)  Sounds mean!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on September 28, 2013, 10:18:08 AM
Certainly know how to get noticed, Storm :)  Sounds mean!

It's coming along very nicely!

I ordered the coil overs, wheels, and tyres today, wheels are from Japan and about 3 month wait.

She will come out next year looking fantastic!

Sent from a mobile, I think.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 28, 2013, 10:20:14 AM
Wow, I thought the boat from China was slow!  What wheels are you getting?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on September 28, 2013, 10:21:40 AM
Wow, I thought the boat from China was slow!  What wheels are you getting?

Volk Racing CE28n 10 spoke hyper bronze 18x9.5 with Pole Position 265/35R18 and Stance SS coil overs.

Sent from a mobile, I think.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 28, 2013, 10:35:42 AM
Planning on doing any drifting in the RX8, or strictly drag 'n' track?  Serious setup for looks 'n' go!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on September 28, 2013, 10:36:47 AM
Planning on doing any drifting in the RX8, or strictly drag 'n' track?  Serious setup for looks 'n' go!

Drifting and track with my mates who run Miata's.

Sent from a mobile, I think.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SoCalSHO on September 29, 2013, 10:00:08 AM
Cleaned the car yesterday, figured I would check the air in the spare, it was 20PSI, supposed to be 60. For those of you that have one, make sure you check yours. The dealer doesn't do it for you when you take it in for you oil change services.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 29, 2013, 07:20:08 PM
Happy about pulling a 5.1 0-60 today.  Cooler weather is coming!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 29, 2013, 07:56:22 PM
Talking about mph and not ft timing, right, Dave?   O:-)  Need to get you into the 4's!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 29, 2013, 08:04:28 PM
Yep!  Another 10-20 degree drop and I'll be there.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on September 30, 2013, 04:50:29 AM
I've tried to do a  0-62 pass last night... AWD kill joy kicked in and when the power came back it kicked in again.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on September 30, 2013, 10:21:00 AM
Yeah, that happened to me with the TC on. It went smooth with it off.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: CooperS7777 on September 30, 2013, 11:02:28 PM
Happy about pulling a 5.1 0-60 today.  Cooler weather is coming!

I read this as "Happy about pulling a 5.1 60' today.", it took me 3 times before I got it right...I guess I need more coffee tonight!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on October 01, 2013, 04:15:47 AM
Yeah, that happened to me with the TC on. It went smooth with it off.

my tc was off...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: akmedic77 on October 06, 2013, 10:03:49 AM
I work offshore...I miss being able to drive. It's even worse when I can pull up the heliport cam and look at where she is parked...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on October 07, 2013, 06:36:12 AM
sun bit off more than i could chew. had to make a quick run to hardware store & local one was closed so had to get on hwy. came up on a camaro zl1 & he gave me the nod & waved bye, bye. all i can say is that's it's fast they  say, got a good look at those ugly taillights!!!!
mikev
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 08, 2013, 10:05:45 PM
4Dr Mike and I finally met up at his Dyno shop!!!! FULL RACE Engineering - Phoenix, AZ.  He gave me a ride in his Dragon Wagon... Minor problem... wet seat issues, and he had to drive around for a few minutes to get my color back from PANIC WHITE!!!  Great Guy!  We are privileged to have him as our forum owner!

(http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m406/RobMoser/2013-10-08152056_zps2ae6e15c.jpg) (http://s334.photobucket.com/user/RobMoser/media/2013-10-08152056_zps2ae6e15c.jpg.html)

I only wish I were that young again!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on October 08, 2013, 10:34:18 PM
4Dr Mike and I finally met up at his Dyno shop!!!! FULL RACE Engineering - Phoenix, AZ.  He gave me a ride in his Dragon Wagon... Minor problem... wet seat issues, and he had to drive around for a few minutes to get my color back from PANIC WHITE!!!  Great Guy!  We are privileged to have him as our forum owner!

([url]http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m406/RobMoser/2013-10-08152056_zps2ae6e15c.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s334.photobucket.com/user/RobMoser/media/2013-10-08152056_zps2ae6e15c.jpg.html[/url])

I only wish I were that young again!



Wow! That's freaking cool EBB! What a great pic, and what a great opportunity to meet the man, the myth, the legend himself.

You are right, we are ALL very lucky to have 4DR as involved as he is, in the EB platform. :bow:

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 09, 2013, 12:59:14 AM
A great photo opp that was NOT missed :D  Kewl :thumb:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on October 09, 2013, 05:54:43 AM
Did not recognize Bob without the whiskers.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 09, 2013, 06:08:16 AM
Thanks for coming out Bob, great meeting you. Sorry I couldn't give you a good 0-110MPH pull :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on October 09, 2013, 07:50:36 AM
Great picture!  Glad you guys were able to meet up. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: steve142857 on October 09, 2013, 08:19:09 AM
4Dr Mike and I finally met up at his Dyno shop!!!! FULL RACE Engineering - Phoenix, AZ.  He gave me a ride in his Dragon Wagon... Minor problem... wet seat issues, and he had to drive around for a few minutes to get my color back from PANIC WHITE!!!  Great Guy!  We are privileged to have him as our forum owner!

([url]http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m406/RobMoser/2013-10-08152056_zps2ae6e15c.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s334.photobucket.com/user/RobMoser/media/2013-10-08152056_zps2ae6e15c.jpg.html[/url])

I only wish I were that young again!


Great pic, although Bob looks better with a helmet on lol! The wet seat issue... is it a consequence of the WOT (did you pee of scare on his seat? lol).

Must be impressive that Flex too!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 09, 2013, 08:27:14 AM
I don't know if the "Legend" is bigger than me... but he is taller... and I'm 6'.... or was... LOL !  WOT power at 50 mph feels much like my G8 at 10 mph...   Flex also looks as good as it  "feels"!  And I thought mine was low to the ground!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 09, 2013, 08:30:40 AM
6'4" 282lbs and dropping, have to wrestle at 214 in May so I need to be 220ish by April. Was 315 in July :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 09, 2013, 08:58:48 AM
Our 6'5" son rides a bike to work (9 mi round trip) almost every day yr round.  Perhaps riding back and forth to Full Race garage would work.... LOL  Just stay out of the "fast lane"!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 09, 2013, 09:05:34 AM
Our 6'5" son rides a bike to work (9 mi round trip) almost every day yr round.  Perhaps riding back and forth to Full Race garage would work.... LOL  Just stay out of the "fast lane"!
I've been hiking 3 miles a day and wrestling for 2 hours a day. Nothing gets you in wrestling shape like wrestling. :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 09, 2013, 09:13:17 AM
You coach wrestlers, right, Mike?  What is YOUR avenue for wrestling?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 09, 2013, 10:37:46 AM
You coach wrestlers, right, Mike?  What is YOUR avenue for wrestling?
We have open tournaments in the spring and Veteran Nationals in May, in Vegas. I compete in the 97KG division C (8 year spread)
I've competed a couple of times in the competition already, once at heavyweight and once at 97KG. I'm just a skinny guy with boobs and a belly at 285. :)
Pic of me wrestling Greco at nationals 2 years ago. I hurt my achilles tendon right after this and put on a ton of weight, I'm finally fixed thanks to being Gluten free and ready to workout! :)

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FaSSt9602 on October 09, 2013, 10:43:19 AM
Holy sh!t Mike.  I have known you for a lot of years now, but I don't think I have EVER seen you that thin!  The spandex works wonders for you!    :hitit2:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 09, 2013, 10:51:29 AM
That is blood, sweat and tears on the wrestling room, I'll be bigger and stronger this year at 97KG, I want to win it this year! 2x All American isn't good enough for me, national champion!!! I also am considering going to Worlds which will be in Europe somewhere to compete :) Not bad for a guy who learned to wrestle in his late 30's.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 09, 2013, 12:48:06 PM
You look so relaxed in that pic, Mike :)  Did you go on a Paleo also to get back to fighting fit (along with gluten free)?  I hope there will be vids of your competitions too!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 09, 2013, 01:10:43 PM
You look so relaxed in that pic, Mike :)  Did you go on a Paleo also to get back to fighting fit (along with gluten free)?  I hope there will be vids of your competitions too!
No videos :)
I tried Peleo because I was seriously hurting physically. It took me probably 30 seconds to be able to bend down and pick something up off the floor. Even there in that pic I was in great cardio shape but right after working out my hips and knees would stiffen horribly and I couldn't hardly move. I have never been able to get flexible and now all of a sudden I can not only touch the floor but put my fingers under my feet and straighten my legs. I took a 5 mile hike on Monday and no soreness or stiffness the next day, that wouldn't happen before, once I would cool down I would be stiff everywhere for the entire day. I just assumed that it was part of being 40 and that the pain and stiffness would be with me for the rest of my life, NO MORE! No bread, no pasta no white potatoes and I am loving life!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Mac98SHO on October 11, 2013, 07:43:34 AM
My media port is working again and reverse camera doesn't flicker anymore...... Thank-you Rochester Ford.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Shifrty1 on October 13, 2013, 07:29:31 AM
I ordered my tuning magic box from Livernois yesterday.  And today I am awaiting some friends arrival to break down 5 aquariums and put them on consignment for me.  Have to take a hiatus from the African Cichlid hobby due to health issues...  I'll get into it again once I get this straightened out...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on October 13, 2013, 11:33:41 PM
Should have got Ecoboost Performance Parts hot pipes!
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zps92b90eea.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on October 14, 2013, 04:28:24 AM
Should have got Ecoboost Performance Parts hot pipes!
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zps92b90eea.jpg[/url])


That's freak'n awesome...... ha!

Dave you've had some time it appears to be poking around the net to find these obscure things.

On another note, could you imagine if the owner/driver of that sh!tbox developed an oil leak?

Suffice to say he'd have even greater difficulty seeing the road ahead of him, beyond just those pipe obstructions alone.

Yikes! :doh:

"Sent while on the road, burn'n meth, screeching tires, winding out the gears, & push'n the twins"
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 14, 2013, 11:07:45 AM
I thought that was a pix of BPD's custom CAI, HOT PIPES, & NEW TURBO(S)   - "BEFORE" his custom WHITE powder coating....  LOL

When you see this BPD... hope you are feeling better!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on October 16, 2013, 02:39:13 PM
I've joined the old fart club today!!! :)

I bought myself some shaving soap, a brush and  straight razor :D

So far the best shave I've ever had!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on October 16, 2013, 04:26:46 PM
My Grandson Owen is getting his first car for his first birthday from Grandpa (me). His Mother has instructions to keep it nice for him until he gets older.  Limited Edition 1 of 756.  Too bad they didn't have White Platinum! 
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Owens_zpsacaeecb9.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 16, 2013, 06:53:47 PM
Setting expectations high already, eh, Dave?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 16, 2013, 06:55:12 PM
I bought myself some shaving soap, a brush and  straight razor :D

"Old school" is in!  What did you pick for your grooming needs?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on October 16, 2013, 07:04:44 PM
Setting expectations high already, eh, Dave?

If I can, I will try to save the real thing for him!  15 years.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on October 16, 2013, 08:03:52 PM
I bought myself some shaving soap, a brush and  straight razor :D

"Old school" is in!  What did you pick for your grooming needs?

Picked up an omega brush, dovo 5/8" razor and some proraso green soap.

I've tried most of the single/multiblades razors available + a few electrics and a lot of shaving creams. My skin would get swollen, get hot and itchy within 10-15 minutes after a shave even if I tried to shave everyday.
Today was the first time in well over a years since a blade touched my face. It did get red and a bit itchy but nothing as bad as before.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 17, 2013, 01:24:08 AM
If I can, I will try to save the real thing for him!  15 years.
That'd be really cool!

Picked up an omega brush, dovo 5/8" razor and some proraso green soap.
I started off shaving old school, switched over to the disposable multiblades as they are "adequate" and didn't have to deal with brushes.  But lately discontented with the quality for daily shaving, need to invest in a sturdier solution :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on October 18, 2013, 10:45:21 PM
I'm thinking I'll keep my stock exhaust.
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/1_zps19a557f9.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 18, 2013, 11:33:44 PM
I'm thinking I'll keep my stock exhaust.

C'mon Dave, what's a decimal point between friends ;)  Nice find!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on October 19, 2013, 04:52:51 AM
but the shipping's free!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 19, 2013, 05:31:05 AM
but the shipping's free!

 :chair: LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoPowerParts on October 19, 2013, 09:30:57 AM
12 hours of sleep after working from 5:30am until 10pm between day job and working on Flex for 3 weeks is heaven!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on October 24, 2013, 01:56:01 PM
Took the Torque out for a spin today.  Good news and bad news.  The good news is great!  My 0-60 MPH is now 4.9 (at 40 degrees temp.) The bad news is that I am only registering 12psi boost.  Scratching my head on that one. Does boost go down in colder weather because the air is more compressed (cooler) to begin with?  IDK.  I put in a call for Anthony. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: thatsmrgimp2u on October 24, 2013, 02:13:41 PM
I believe that boost output is based on engine load. So temp will have an impact on how much boost you see.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 24, 2013, 04:26:18 PM
I drained our summer home today... All water lines are overhead so I had to "blow" them out!  Lucky I have lots of wind....LOL

We are on the slow boat to FLA!   Finally....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 24, 2013, 07:10:05 PM
I drained our summer home today...

Please explain, interested to know more :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on October 24, 2013, 07:17:44 PM
When you shut off the heat in the winter you need to drain the water pipes so they don't freeze and burst. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 25, 2013, 10:22:18 AM
I drained our summer home today...

Please explain, interested to know more :)

Takes about 2-3 hrs.  I have to remove all solonoids from Dishwasher, Refrigerator etc and shake water out of them, as well as drain all lines that have any water in them,  (appliances and all toilets, faucets etc.) then I have to blow the overhead lines out with air compressor so any water in copper pipes is pretty much out.  Otherwise they would freeze and burst.  Blew out about 3 gal of water from softener and drain all water out of water heater.   Use about 2 gal of anti-freeze ( car type - full strength) in all the drains. couple cups in each.  A plumber would charge me at least $300. plus materials.  And... probably make a mistake.

Several years ago we used to leave heat on, but furnace blower motor failed when it was 20 below and we had ice in toilets and about ten split pipes.  Took the Furnace repair man 4 hrs to get water turned off at our outside shutoff as the neighbor had piled 4 ft of snow and ice on top of it.
Then in spring, it took me a day to fix and solder all the copper connections.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on October 25, 2013, 10:54:34 AM
Yikes Bob..... sounds like a crap load of work.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 25, 2013, 11:58:05 AM
Yikes Bob..... sounds like a crap load of work.

No kidding!  You are one handy guy, EBB!  I have so much to learn yet from y'all ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on October 25, 2013, 03:22:48 PM
Just watched a great show on National Geographic about Ford Motor Company.  Lots of old and new footage. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 25, 2013, 03:44:11 PM
Yikes Bob..... sounds like a crap load of work.

No kidding!  You are one handy guy, EBB!  I have so much to learn yet from y'all ...

Now if I could only make love to myself my life would be perfect!!!! LOL LOL LOL  OMG!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 25, 2013, 09:22:59 PM
Just watched a great show on National Geographic about Ford Motor Company.  Lots of old and new footage. 

Do you know if there is a repeat airing?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on October 25, 2013, 09:32:03 PM
Just watched a great show on National Geographic about Ford Motor Company.  Lots of old and new footage. 


Do you know if there is a repeat airing?


No, sorry I don't.  This is all I could find on their site.  Keep an eye out.  It was pretty good.
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zpsd1e6ec10.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on October 26, 2013, 08:18:40 AM
UGH; I have an extremely annoying, clingy, pain in the booty hole girl right now.

You'd think my ignoring you would be a sign that you've lost your mind and to gtfo!

I don't appreciate waking up to 5 missed calls and 27 text messages. WTF
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on October 26, 2013, 08:36:55 AM
I don't appreciate waking up to 5 missed calls and 27 text messages. WTF.

Storm......

What's your phone number there cupcake?

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on October 26, 2013, 08:41:59 AM
Storm......

What's your phone number there cupcake?

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HAHA, that is NOT happening! I do not need 300 messages because you're bored out of your mind on third shift LOL.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on October 26, 2013, 09:40:57 AM
Oh yes, please post your number....I'd love to leave you a few! >:D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on October 26, 2013, 09:44:19 AM
UGH; I have an extremely annoying, clingy, pain in the booty hole girl right now.

You'd think my ignoring you would be a sign that you've lost your mind and to gtfo!

I don't appreciate waking up to 5 missed calls and 27 text messages. WTF
Oh Storm, what you need is a wife...you have no idea of what you're missing....having a wife would have you enjoying life sooo much more....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on October 26, 2013, 10:28:15 AM
HAHA, that is NOT happening! I do not need 300 messages because you're bored out of your mind on third shift LOL.

Oh come hither now Storm......

Don't be so playfully coy......

You know you wanna post up those digits of yours for the entire community.

We promise, we won't call you  :x:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on October 26, 2013, 10:51:43 AM
UGH; I have an extremely annoying, clingy, pain in the booty hole girl right now.

You'd think my ignoring you would be a sign that you've lost your mind and to gtfo!

I don't appreciate waking up to 5 missed calls and 27 text messages. WTF
Oh Storm, what you need is a wife...you have no idea of what you're missing....having a wife would have you enjoying life sooo much more....

I've already been married, I don't miss it one bit.

Sent from a mobile, I think.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on October 26, 2013, 11:00:27 AM
I've already been married, I don't miss it one bit.


Was it those perky, etch my V.I.N. # in my windows, nipples of yours that scared her away??

 
YES, my nips were standing up--don't make fun of me, OK, go ahead--lay it on me. LMAO

([url]http://www.stormwalker.me/trash/wo.storm1.jpg[/url])


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on October 26, 2013, 11:54:00 AM
Was it those perky, etch my V.I.N. # in my windows, nipples of yours that scared her away??

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No, it was her lack of loyalty and the decision to f**k half the town while I was in Iraq.

It's alright, she's remarried to a postal worker who makes $36k year and has 3 kids from two other girls.

I won in the end--
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on October 26, 2013, 12:11:28 PM
Yikes.

I would agree. You won in many ways.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on October 26, 2013, 03:45:43 PM
Yikes.

I would agree. You won in many ways.

Yes, very much -- I'm not vain, at least I don't think I am, hell maybe I am. I ran into her a few years ago and at the time I had a 2010 Audi S6 (it was short lived, NEVER BUY AUDI, piece of crap V10). Her expression when I stepped out of it in a full blown suit was priceless. I just gave her the gangster nod.

It's cold here; time to take the SHO out and boost! HEY how's the turbo's coming Mike? I bet you are TOTALLY STOKED!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on October 26, 2013, 04:22:45 PM
I've already been married, I don't miss it one bit.


Was it those perky, etch my V.I.N. # in my windows, nipples of yours that scared her away??

 
YES, my nips were standing up--don't make fun of me, OK, go ahead--lay it on me. LMAO

([url]http://www.stormwalker.me/trash/wo.storm1.jpg[/url])


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Mike, why oh why did you repost that photo??? After the first look, it took several Tylenol 3 with Codeine washed down with alcohol and several hours of sleep to erase it from my already damaged eyes!  Here we go again! :ohnoes:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on October 26, 2013, 04:31:03 PM
Haha..... c'mon now, Storm ain't all bad. Kudos to him for being vulnerable.

I felt dorky when my lil one grabbed her iPad & recorded my ATP Turbo unveiling. Especially since I was still all puffy in the face from the surgery.

But yes, i'll agree with you a little, perky man nips do tend to be a tad bit frightening for sure.

Moving along......

Storm, i'll be more stoked about my new turbos once I can pay off the remainder of the hard pipes on the hot side, get those PC'd, installed, & then arrange (and drive out) for a newly revised dyno tune.

Until then, i'm just biding my time. Not really romping on 'em either. I'd prefer to do so after she's all dialed in properly.

Know what I'm say'n??
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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on October 30, 2013, 04:26:00 AM
HAHA, that is NOT happening! I do not need 300 messages because you're bored out of your mind on third shift LOL.

Oh come hither now Storm......

Don't be so playfully coy......

You know you wanna post up those digits of yours for the entire community.

We promise, we won't call you  :x:

yeah come on Lord!

I work for a phone company... I promise you'll never know it's me calling! :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: elund126 on October 30, 2013, 09:40:34 AM
My first day off this week and I have to go in at 5PM for a "Leadership" meeting. Can you all help me so I don't stab my eyeball with my pen?

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on October 30, 2013, 01:34:51 PM
Got my new Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2 from the Tire Rack yesterday and had them mounted and balanced today. Tomorrow I get a new upgraded Motocraft battery, oil and filter at the dealership. All ready for winter. Feels real good
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on October 30, 2013, 02:32:32 PM
Got my new Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2 from the Tire Rack yesterday and had them mounted and balanced today. Tomorrow I get a new upgraded Motocraft battery, oil and filter at the dealership. All ready for winter. Feels real good

Great Larry!  Happy motoring!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SoCalSHO on October 30, 2013, 09:04:11 PM


 
YES, my nips were standing up--don't make fun of me, OK, go ahead--lay it on me. LMAO

([url]http://www.stormwalker.me/trash/wo.storm1.jpg[/url])


The only thing missing here is you in an olde tyme swimsuit.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SoCalSHO on October 30, 2013, 09:05:00 PM
And maybe some handlebar on that hipster facial hair.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on October 31, 2013, 05:29:21 AM
We are..... FINALLY...................... leaving Iowa and kids for FL!!!!!  In fact in about 20 minutes...   Zoom...Zoom...Zoom!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 05, 2013, 01:14:17 PM
Read about this event on another forum, thought I'd pass it on:

http://www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow/ (http://www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow/)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 05, 2013, 01:51:48 PM
Thanks for making me see Storm's nipples again.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 05, 2013, 02:31:21 PM
Ha!  Sorry about that :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 05, 2013, 06:30:19 PM
While we are now in Naples....

I am missing Storm and his fantastic imagination... or is it his bloviating!!!!!  Whatever it is... I miss you STORM!!!   

We know your Mazda is one of the 10 most missed vehicles sold here... I have 2 of the others... 2 G8'S!!!   I just wish our widowed friend would finally get her husband's car out of the drive... Realize she doesn't want to look at it at her home... but I don't want to look at it anymore either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can't get my G8 off jack stands or wash my Flex.  Backup camera looks like it's vision is 20-200 due to road debris and rain!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on November 05, 2013, 07:47:59 PM
Haha, the R3 is parked for winter--no work to really do to it.

I'm still around; about to leave Thursday for Texas with the SHO--going to be an awesome 1600 mile drive down; can't wait to have a little fun with the twin turbo.

;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 05, 2013, 09:06:17 PM
Enjoy your trip... and understand that when you get south... the fast lane is the RIGHT lane...  Beware of Buicks in the left lane!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on November 06, 2013, 08:33:16 AM
Enjoy your trip... and understand that when you get south... the fast lane is the RIGHT lane...  Beware of Buicks in the left lane!!!!

HAHAH; no kidding!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 07, 2013, 02:06:32 PM
My 08 G8 battery was DOA when I took her off the jack stands yesterday.  Tried and tried to charge.  Finally gave up and bought a new battery from Autozone. Purchaed their top "Gold" same style battery but 160 CA bigger in same size case.  After turning in old battery and receiving on line 20% discount.  I paid $155. with FL tax.  This was about $20. more than the best Motorcraft 850 CA I purchased for our Flex last summer from a Ford dlr.

Removing the battery from the trunk location is a BIG DEAL... Four bolts plus removal of the drivers side trunk liner!.. Damn heaviest battery I have ever lifted! I guess 5 + years isn't bad, even though the G8 has less than 24K mi.  Then... my message center switched to  Metric!  That was also a big deal to switch back...  Metric tire pressures are a hoot!  Thankfully I had my GPS working so I knew how fast I was going... Old Dog has trouble instantly converting MPH to KPH!!!   
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 07, 2013, 07:07:32 PM
Hoping the right parts for my headlight swap show up tomorrow.  I have the headlights.  Just need the new style bulbs or adapters to use them.  The parts are on their way overnight from Tasca.  They were supposed to go out Tuesday and didn't so they picked up the over night freight for me. Still kicking myself for wanting a lighter tint and pulling off the darker, along with the UV coating! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHODYOU on November 07, 2013, 07:54:25 PM
Aww damn, that sucks man.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 08, 2013, 06:49:01 PM
Turns out they sent me headlights for the halogen and need xenon/projector.  They're going back.  Tomorrow, I'll be calling all the junkyards in Milwaukee.  Hopefully, I can find a decent set. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 08, 2013, 08:31:44 PM
Tasca!  Pity they are adding to their "unreliable" reputation.  Seems their parts counter needs some straightening out.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 09, 2013, 11:24:14 AM
Bringing her in Tuesday.  They will use whatever they can.  They show that all the headlights are HID so they should be able to use the ones I have.  Same part numbers for 2010 SE through 2012 SHO.  I'll send whatever's left back.  Great Ford dealer.  Peck Ford in Clinton Wisconsin. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 09, 2013, 12:56:54 PM
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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BigPelo on November 10, 2013, 06:04:56 AM
http://www.carthrottle.com/10-reasons-why-we-respect-ford-guys/
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: jomc111 on November 10, 2013, 08:13:21 PM
My wife has asked me to put up the Christmas Tree today...

To early for that
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on November 10, 2013, 10:44:38 PM
The last race day has come so it's take the track tires off and back on with daily drivers .
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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 11, 2013, 07:08:54 AM
Going to start the paint correction and CQuart finest today.... the  work will be cheap compared to the new dining room and bedroom furniture I had to buy my wife so she'd be OK with it... at least she hasn't asked me to get a Christmas tree or decorate the house yet!

To all you fellow veterans out there.. THANKS!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 13, 2013, 09:48:26 PM
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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 14, 2013, 01:03:11 AM
Good one, Dave :D  Words Of Wisdom for those not paying attention!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on November 14, 2013, 01:29:24 AM
I just read that pic you posted Dave..... & that is absolutely freak'n hilarious!

:bow: I boweth to thee for making me laugh so hard, that I nearly pee'd on myself! :bow:

That's a keeper!

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BigPelo on November 14, 2013, 05:19:03 AM
Last night my wife asked for help wrapping Christmas gifts. Almost had a stroke. But still we have 6 gifts ready. :o
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 14, 2013, 08:47:05 AM
Do you have your Christmas tree up like we do???  LOL   

In defense of Wendy, our Son and GF are arriving tomorrow to go to Nascar at Homestead, and after they leave, we have less than 48 hrs before next Son and family come for Thanksgiving week.  So... it was last Sun... or NEVER...

I don't wrap presents... we owned 2 China and gift shoppes for 16 years and I still have tape stuck to my fingers even though we got out of the business in 96'!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BigPelo on November 14, 2013, 12:00:15 PM
Do you have your Christmas tree up like we do???  LOL   


I am gracefull not yet!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 14, 2013, 07:49:54 PM
We went to see Dr. Ben Carson tonite.   Great motivational speaker. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 15, 2013, 07:41:47 AM
Last night I found out Charlie aka GRRRR8, aka Charles Van Wormer, who founded the GRRRR8 Net Forum, the largest G8 forum, passed away late yesterday of cancer. 

Charlie starter his forum after getting banned from the G8 Board Forum ( actually banned for life 3 times!!!) much like 4DR Mike found reasons to start EBPF.  Charlie was in his late 40's and his father who had died of a heart attack a couple years ago, was my age. He leaves behind his wife  Wendy and a teenage son in Houston, TX.

Charlie and I PM'd, e-mailed and phoned each other many times over the years, even before he started his forum.  He was an ASE Master Mechanic who taught me a great deal about engines in general and what I needed for my G8's in particular.

At least he has no more pain and is at peace.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 15, 2013, 10:23:51 AM
Too early to go!  Sad to hear about his passing, and may he R.I.P.  I am sure he had fun tearing up the highway to heaven :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 15, 2013, 05:11:43 PM
Thanks for the info EcoB.... RIP!  SHOdded is right on both counts. I grew up down there, haven't seen him since I moved to AZ... knew him from Sugarland, TX
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 19, 2013, 06:26:46 AM
Well.... Even with mild temps the ash trees are dropping their leaves now.... A month of finding time to rake them so they don't get a foot deep... :smiley5:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 19, 2013, 02:39:17 PM
Just randomly thinking, it seems there are more 2013 SHOs here than there are 2010-2012s.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: 2Canches on November 19, 2013, 03:04:58 PM
also just random thinking. There are way more SHOs on this forum than any other EB vehicle
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 19, 2013, 03:24:35 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: TSS on November 19, 2013, 07:33:08 PM
I ate three bagels for dinner tonight.  1 with cream cheese and tomatoes, one with butter, and one with honey butter.

Random enough?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 19, 2013, 07:54:55 PM
I'd say so.  Hope you can keep it down.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 19, 2013, 08:37:57 PM
 :werd:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on November 20, 2013, 09:27:36 AM
On Top Gear w/ Tanner Faust last night they were testing trucks, F150 w/eco, Tundra & Hemi Ram. On the main real test of torque pulling an airplane around an airfield , the F150 w/eco blew the others away. The other guys had been called it not the King Cab but Queen cab due it's V6. That shut them up in a hurry. Also did well on 0-60-0. Real fun too watch.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FracaSHO on November 20, 2013, 09:41:46 AM

On Top Gear w/ Tanner Faust last night they were testing trucks, F150 w/eco, Tundra & Hemi Ram. On the main real test of torque pulling an airplane around an airfield , the F150 w/eco blew the others away. The other guys had been called it not the King Cab but Queen cab due it's V6. That shut them up in a hurry. Also did well on 0-60-0. Real fun too watch.


That was awesome. If they went with the 6.2L that would have blown the other trucks away as well. But the fact that they got whooped on by a V6 makes it that much sweeter. I really like Tanner Faust. Those other 2 schmucks are dumb as hell and annoying.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on November 20, 2013, 10:45:30 AM
Brad:
your right other 2 are goofs, only thing Tanner didn't like was even w/trac control off computer wouldn't let him slide it on the go kart track. I still believe our '10 SHO was get the bugs out for the '11 ECO F150, Ford's main moneymaker.
MikeV
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 22, 2013, 06:34:04 PM
Helluva week.  TGIF!!!! It's raining cats and dogs (yes, in Phoenix) for the last 24 hours straight.  Yard has about 6" of water, road is flooded....  Can't go drive (like I'd want to), wife's at work, no football on TV... Fighting the urge to shop for mods online.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 22, 2013, 08:31:14 PM
My grandson got his first car when he turned one year old.  Of course it's a SHO! Here, we see him contemplating performance mods for his Ecoboost.

(Don't worry, it went right back into the box after these pics were shot!  I want him to save his first car for SHO(w), not playing!  LOL)

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/015_zps019bc7d6.jpg)
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/016_zps874cf776.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on November 22, 2013, 09:54:49 PM
A toy sho!!!where did you get that? Does it come in gem green?

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 22, 2013, 10:04:59 PM
Sorry, no green.  I think it's just silver, red and black.  Here's where I got mine.  BTW, I think it's pretty good quality and pretty heavily made.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/130484570524?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/130484570524?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 22, 2013, 11:18:41 PM
He'll know the set of keys to ask you for .... and sooner than you know!   :drive:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 23, 2013, 12:54:29 AM
My grandson got his first car when he turned one year old.  Of course it's a SHO! Here, we see him contemplating performance mods for his Ecoboost.

(Don't worry, it went right back into the box after these pics were shot!  I want him to save his first car for SHO(w), not playing!  LOL)

Awesome!  :thumb:  He's really enjoying it too!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: 2Canches on November 23, 2013, 01:56:56 AM
http://youtu.be/_gaQLfvUqsc

Here's how I get great fuel economy in my lil 3.5L
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 23, 2013, 01:42:45 PM
(http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m406/RobMoser/ResizedImage951384730503438_zpse0b7585c.jpg) (http://s334.photobucket.com/user/RobMoser/media/ResizedImage951384730503438_zpse0b7585c.jpg.html)

My Son...In his car...In his garage. 

DON'T DO THIS AT HOME!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 23, 2013, 06:46:17 PM
Where can I get some of those non-smoking tires?   :lol:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 24, 2013, 11:27:03 AM
Garage floor is polished smooth and may have been damp.  When I first saw pix, I thought he photoshopped it... but it is real... (stupid!)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 24, 2013, 01:37:53 PM
Thanks Eb... My belly-laugh for today!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 24, 2013, 04:54:25 PM
We went to the Ritz Gumbo Limbo restaurant tonite with same son and family... He is dumber than I even thought!!!  He PAID! 

On the way there, I smoked a Camaro V-6 Conv... Guy took off to get ahead of me and got a real "quick" surprise!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 24, 2013, 05:08:01 PM
Don't you love doing that Bob?  I do! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 24, 2013, 05:37:56 PM
It's fun to have a sleeper!



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   [TT3.5 EB -OlllllllO-]      Whooooooooossssshhhh  --------------->
    ()_)"""()_)/"**")_)     Whooooooooossssshhhh  --------------->

...And Go Cards!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 26, 2013, 06:30:31 PM
Just so I don't forget as the family arrives....

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on November 26, 2013, 08:32:40 PM
Don't you love doing that Bob?  I do! 

In your honor... I tried to get those 3 new  Vettes to play tag...  and then we ran into the SRT8 with MFG plates... Figued he was EAZY pickins.. even with 5 tenants in the Brick... BUT.. he never was in a passing zone when we coulda had fun!

Loved the sticker above the gas lid... said  "Premium Only"   Note... this was in BIG letters on the outside of the car!!!   DAMN Engineers... too cheap to use 93!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on November 26, 2013, 11:42:06 PM
Just did my first winter slides :D

I wish I could disable the stupid ESC...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 27, 2013, 10:01:32 PM
Thinking of a couple things like adding the SHO fender "vents", pulling the SHO emblems off the C pillars and trunk lid.  Then maybe using just the SHO letters on the trunk lid.  I've been thinking about it for a while but fighting the idea.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 27, 2013, 10:09:44 PM
It's like a tune... Just do it.  :devil:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 27, 2013, 10:37:32 PM
LOL  The hardest part for me would be separating the letters from the Ecoboost.  I'll probably go ahead and order the "vents".  I can get them for $75 plus ship.  I hope if there is any shadow on the C pillar some wax will clean that up. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 28, 2013, 03:08:14 AM
It's like a tune... Just do it.  :devil:

x2!  Take the leap, it's not like you don't have a bungee cord for safety :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 29, 2013, 08:08:11 PM
I'm glad the Christmas shopping is almost done........  :scooter: I had to park about 37 miles from the stores! Black "all Weekend!" :eyecrazy:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 29, 2013, 08:58:42 PM
I always park way out.  Been lucky for six months so far.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 29, 2013, 11:37:35 PM
Truth is.. so do I.. I HATE PLDs, but usually I can at least see the mall from where I park. ::)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on November 29, 2013, 11:42:33 PM
I find it interesting to see other nice cars parked way out.  You know how they feel about them.

BTW, SHO Fender "Vents" ordered!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 29, 2013, 11:48:48 PM
Second Law of Parking is ... "Whenever possible get a place against an esplanade and park as close as you can without rubbing your tires or wheels."  LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 30, 2013, 01:15:57 AM
So, who all went out to take advantage of the "Black All Weekend" (tx, BiGMaC)?  What was your greatest score?  Opportunities as good as in previous years?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: 2Canches on November 30, 2013, 02:00:36 AM
I got myself a new cooking set

http://youtu.be/ucrM3TLLJRs
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 30, 2013, 03:07:52 AM
Then they have to deal with the checkout lines!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on November 30, 2013, 10:09:45 AM
Got tickets for the "Duel In The Desert" tonight.  :yell:  The annual U of A vs ASU regional rivalry...  :Boxing_gloves:  Rankings and record don't seem to have much to do with the outcome.  Should be good!

Going with my kids... problem is that they are a mix of alum from both.   :crapfan:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 01, 2013, 09:11:08 AM
Very disappointed in voter turn out for our Ride of the Month competitions.  I just can't understand why any member would NOT vote.  Or, enter for that matter. Thanks to all that entered or voted this year!  We appreciate your enthusiasm!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bigmoneycloser on December 01, 2013, 09:37:08 AM

Very disappointed in voter turn out for our Ride of the Month competitions.  I just can't understand why any member would NOT vote.  Or, enter for that matter. Thanks to all that entered or voted this year!  We appreciate your enthusiasm!

Just my experience or 2cents...
I'm on a very large custom motorcycle forum. They do ride of the month with pretty great turn out.
Here are some suggestions from that site.
First, each month for ROTM, you can change it up a little by making categories for that months ride. For example, only black color vehicles, only non PP SHO's, stock fords, or most extreme mods, or 500+HP vehicles only.. You get the picture.  This might get more people involved by making it more specific...

Second, get some of our vendors to donate a small item for the winner. This will also encourage more people to get involved as, everyone wants something for free. The vendor benefits by being the ROTM sponsor on the home page for the month. Examples, badges, air filter, thermostat, or something small less than $100 value...(until site can leverage bigger prizing)

Third, create an annual EcoBoost forum ROTM Calendar. Each months winner gets a full page photo for their winning month and the other entrants get smaller quarter size images at bottom under actual month.
-each monthly winner will get their calendar for Free at the end of the year and everyone else can buy one for $15.00 each.... Again, you can allow the monthly Vendor sponsor their logo on each month they were the sponsor..


The benefits of all this will be big... More people will participate and more people will refer people.
The site will grow faster and vendors will see nice promo benefits from both calendars and ROTM mentions.
As site grows it will only get better. On my other forum, the prizing is sometimes over $1000 value...


The $15 calendars will also help raise money to promote the forum and build membership..


Timing is also perfect to start fresh with 2014...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FracaSHO on December 01, 2013, 09:37:56 AM

Second Law of Parking is ... "Whenever possible get a place against an esplanade and park as close as you can without rubbing your tires or wheels."  LOL


True. But the wife always shoots me a dirty look when I ask her to exit the vehicle so I can park.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 01, 2013, 09:43:29 AM

Second Law of Parking is ... "Whenever possible get a place against an esplanade and park as close as you can without rubbing your tires or wheels."  LOL


True. But the wife always shoots me a dirty look when I ask her to exit the vehicle so I can park.


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 Oh yea!  I've seen that look when I ask mine to use the door handles instead of the window frame to open and close the doors.
Man, if looks could kill...  :brick:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on December 01, 2013, 10:06:46 AM
Oh I get the look from almost everyone when I tell them not to slam the door when the close it!  I am amazed how many people think you have to slam the door to close it all the way...it drives me crazy!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 01, 2013, 11:57:15 AM
As long as the doors are "well-hung" and do not have a door latch problem ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mjhpadi on December 01, 2013, 08:23:33 PM
After years of thinking about this it's my feeling that slamming the doors will eventually lead to problems requiring the doors to be slammed to close completely. I first noticed this with the side sliding doors in vans and minivans.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 04, 2013, 11:52:14 PM
I am thinking of making a shrine for my SHO.  This is just a very rough idea I made up on power point.  It will be maybe 18 X 24.  I hope to use the full size originals of cert and graph.  Maybe an 8 X 10 (or a few smaller ones to show angles) glossy pic. (not that one) With a real emblem right off the actual SHO and a 12 sec slip(?).  Might have to go bigger. Matted and under glass with a nice frame.  I'll save it for my grandson.
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Captur_zpse834939d.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on December 05, 2013, 12:20:44 AM
What a great idea and an even better idea to save it for the grandson.

Applause :clap2:

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 05, 2013, 02:31:11 AM
I'm with Mike on this one :)  This is gonna be a cool & unique project, Dave.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 05, 2013, 07:14:32 AM
What a great idea and an even better idea to save it for the grandson.

Applause :clap2:

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I'm with Mike on this one :)  This is gonna be a cool & unique project, Dave.

Me 3!  Cool idea!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on December 05, 2013, 08:07:45 AM
My Brick is getting Megan Coilovers installed as I write!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on December 05, 2013, 08:07:15 PM
What colour do you think would compliment green gem?

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: steve142857 on December 05, 2013, 09:10:43 PM
What color complement green gem for what? Another color paint to do a two tone theme? Decals? ...
That green is unique is hard to match with another color. I can only think of black, silver or white for the moment.
Red would be like Christmas, yellow like the Packers, etc. Lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 05, 2013, 11:04:28 PM
Finally getting my SHO fender "vents" tomorrow.  They just went through the Oak Creek facility.  Took a week to get them.  2nd day delivery.  Too be fair, they were quoted to arrive between yesterday and tomorrow so they did arrive within that window.  After finally deciding to get them after six months of pondering, I wanted them NOW.  Pictures coming! Here is a teaser.
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Vent-Copy_zps789581c4.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 05, 2013, 11:12:27 PM
Go for it!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 06, 2013, 03:35:02 AM
Quit it with the teasing already, Dave :o
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on December 06, 2013, 06:18:56 AM
Steve, Decals, colored vents, the such.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: steve142857 on December 06, 2013, 06:50:08 AM
Then I'd try with green gem/ dark purple / silver(chrome)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on December 06, 2013, 12:27:13 PM
I dreamed this was my car!!!

www.autoweek.com/article/20131206/CARNEWS/131209893 (http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131206/CARNEWS/131209893)


Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 06, 2013, 12:42:56 PM
Where should we send the flowers?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 06, 2013, 12:43:26 PM
EBB... Very nice dream!

Here's mine... fastest production car in the world, and a little more sedate.

http://www.bugatti.com/en/super-sport/special-editions/world-record-edition.html (http://www.bugatti.com/en/super-sport/special-editions/world-record-edition.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 06, 2013, 12:49:14 PM
Those are both very nice.  I still like this one.
http://www.ferrari.com/English/GT_Sport%20Cars/Classiche/All_Models/Pages/Enzo_Ferrari.aspx (http://www.ferrari.com/English/GT_Sport%20Cars/Classiche/All_Models/Pages/Enzo_Ferrari.aspx)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 06, 2013, 01:03:39 PM
Sexy Ferrari!!!!

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on December 06, 2013, 01:26:47 PM
It was a Mclaren....  Ferrari would have been RED!!!   I dream about Ferraris every night... Yesterday I saw 2 coming home from my Megan install.  Have only seen 2 base Mclarens in 2 yrs here.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on December 06, 2013, 01:34:36 PM
Well if you are guys are dreaming here's mine & it's not because it's white w/lots of black decals!!!!!!!! & EBB i see a brick just like yours well let's say looks like yours everyday going in & out of my subdivision & I think of it those hippy colors you talked about in one of your posts
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 06, 2013, 01:42:47 PM
It was a Mclaren....  Ferrari would have been RED!!!   I dream about Ferraris every night... Yesterday I saw 2 coming home from my Megan install.  Have only seen 2 base Mclarens in 2 yrs here.

Just to confuse it I will paint my SHO Lambo orange.... BTW, I didn't see many Ferraris either until i got my new glasses! LOL...  :smiley5:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 06, 2013, 08:51:00 PM
I HATE cleaning up my garage after a hard day of modding... Found just the thing.  Anyone can use it... with any pet.  No more cleaning up! Check this out.

(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/PetSweep_zps5e80f2a3.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/PetSweep_zps5e80f2a3.jpg.html)

And there's options! Useful in the snow country!
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/PetSweep2_zps14148771.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/PetSweep2_zps14148771.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 06, 2013, 08:54:25 PM
Now all you need is a monkey to hand you a wrench!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 06, 2013, 09:47:23 PM
I HATE cleaning up my garage after a hard day of modding... Found just the thing.  Anyone can use it... with any pet.  No more cleaning up! Check this out.
LOL!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 07, 2013, 02:02:52 PM
Today ASU plays Stanford for the PAC-12 championjship... and an invitation to play in the 100th Rose Bowl!

GO SUN DEVILS!

 :tvhappy:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 08, 2013, 06:07:28 PM
Today ASU plays Stanford for the PAC-12 championjship... and an invitation to play in the 100th Rose Bowl!

GO SUN DEVILS!

 :tvhappy:

Never mind....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 08, 2013, 07:12:53 PM
I knew there was a laugh here.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on December 08, 2013, 07:14:51 PM
What bowl is Illinois playing in???? LOL

Wisconsin is in Orlando and Iowa in Tampa on Jan 1.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 08, 2013, 07:16:41 PM
The Toilet Bowl.  (Just kidding all my Illinois friends.)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on December 08, 2013, 07:34:06 PM
The Toilet Bowl.  (Just kidding all my Illinois friends.)

No offense taken, well at least not by me.

Personally, I can't wait to retire, in order to get the hell out of this State.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 13, 2013, 03:19:24 PM
Don't worry, Jason is traveling elsewhere for the holidays, Dave!  Now February, that might be a different story :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 13, 2013, 06:06:35 PM
Now what did I do with that hockey mask....?  :axe:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 14, 2013, 09:16:30 AM
As I read the concerns about 91 octane, 93 octane, NOS, meth, levels of tunes, etc.  I thought about what get my motor running....
My personal tune starts with this fuel.  It broke the octane ratings as I always pull at least a quad shot to get started.. no NOS required!
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/HiOctane_zps3b580cf8.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/HiOctane_zps3b580cf8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 14, 2013, 09:27:39 AM
As I read the concerns about 91 octane, 93 octane, NOS, meth, levels of tunes, etc.  I thought about what get my motor running....
My personal tune starts with this fuel.  It broke the octane ratings as I always pull at least a quad shot to get started.. no NOS required!
You need to upgrade your FPR to handle the load, or get new pipes laid to improve capacity :)  An occasional shot of BG Cleaner every 5000 cups wouldn't hurt.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: explorergotoluvit on December 15, 2013, 10:05:12 PM
Dont know if it be talked about on the forum but just put led puddle lights in my mirror from daytime brightlites and im loving them. when i get my bumper and headlights back in i will post some pictures
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 20, 2013, 10:40:54 AM
Does anybody have a good picture of their headlights with the light tint called "tint" from Lamin-x on a 10-12? Thanks!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 20, 2013, 10:59:38 AM
Does anybody have a good picture of their headlights with the light tint called "tint" from Lamin-x on a 10-12? Thanks!

Or a '13?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 20, 2013, 01:10:28 PM
So I finally got over the hump at work... got the spirit!  To everyone here, thanks for all the support and comradery!  :cheers:
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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 20, 2013, 02:42:24 PM
Love your graphics/icons, BiGMaC!  Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to you & yours :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 22, 2013, 04:34:18 PM
Thanks. I just got the spirit of the season.... Even if you don't celebrate this holiday i wish you all:

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MERRY★ 。 · ˚ ˚ ˛
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SNOW!!!!!

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 22, 2013, 09:39:25 PM
Bad day for this poor baby!
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zps63311953.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 22, 2013, 10:02:49 PM
Over the top modding! Most people just use film to darken windows.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/HorseCar_zps92d00c73.jpeg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/HorseCar_zps92d00c73.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on December 22, 2013, 11:23:34 PM
Bad day for this poor baby!
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zps63311953.jpg[/url])
OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 23, 2013, 02:25:51 AM
Bad day for this poor baby!
Ugh!  Reminds me of mine except the hit was in a diagonally opposite position.
Over the top modding! Most people just use film to darken windows.
Indeed!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on December 23, 2013, 08:12:41 AM
Oh boy! Circle track drivers... a ready made hot ride!  Just need a can opener on fenders and some new drivers side wheels!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 23, 2013, 11:43:33 AM
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Lights_zps30dc3f46.jpg)

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 23, 2013, 12:45:15 PM
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Lights_zps30dc3f46.jpg[/url])




Great pics Dave! It's True!  FUNNNNNNNnnnnn!!!!!!  :razz1:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: EcoBrick Bob on December 23, 2013, 04:13:08 PM
I'm cold... Is it cold out here or what???

Scotty... beam me up to FLA!!!

(stuck in IA)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 23, 2013, 06:13:23 PM
Bob... Can't beam you up. The di-litium crystals are dead, but here's something close!
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/ATreeforBob_zpsca26f8ef.png) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/ATreeforBob_zpsca26f8ef.png.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 23, 2013, 06:20:31 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 23, 2013, 08:38:36 PM
Oy vey!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 23, 2013, 10:39:52 PM
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/ecoboost1_zps33594343.jpg[/url])


Man I wish this pic was bigger!


The server for the forum resizes.... here's a limk to HD exploded photo about 3000 x 3000
http://www.drivingenthusiast.net/sec-ford/FMC-engines/6m35d-ecoboost/EcoBoost_ExploView_02_HR.htm (http://www.drivingenthusiast.net/sec-ford/FMC-engines/6m35d-ecoboost/EcoBoost_ExploView_02_HR.htm)

I can email it if you want.

Tom
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 24, 2013, 02:27:36 AM
The server for the forum resizes....
I just looked and here's what the gallery says:  Max width 2500 pixels, Max height 2500 pixels.  3000x3000 is quite a bit outside the limits :(
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 24, 2013, 08:46:07 AM
Wife's birthday is today, and Christmas tomorrow... I'll be scarce here for a couple of days.... Good for you guys right?  LOL
Thanks to all for the camaraderie and help!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
        to you and yours
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 25, 2013, 01:04:20 PM
Hope everyone is having a great Christmas..... My youngest daughter gave me this book. Left click for a larger view.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/DontBeaDick_zpsb5fd5ebf.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/DontBeaDick_zpsb5fd5ebf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 25, 2013, 01:20:43 PM
LOL  How old is she?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 25, 2013, 02:13:10 PM
26.. may not get any older... LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on December 31, 2013, 01:35:26 PM
WAY TO GO FORD!

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131230/AUTO0102/312300073/1148/rss25 (http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131230/AUTO0102/312300073/1148/rss25)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 31, 2013, 02:07:19 PM
WAY TO GO FORD!

[url]http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131230/AUTO0102/312300073/1148/rss25[/url] ([url]http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131230/AUTO0102/312300073/1148/rss25[/url])


Thanks for posting this Dave... Cool article. 

Maybe Ford will showcase the SHO soon.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 31, 2013, 03:56:39 PM
WAY TO GO FORD!

[url]http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131230/AUTO0102/312300073/1148/rss25[/url] ([url]http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131230/AUTO0102/312300073/1148/rss25[/url])

Thanks for posting this, Dave.  Though this makes me sad "Lincoln sales, through November, represent 3 percent of Ford’s overall sales."

Anybody know how much of Ford sales is fleet sales?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 31, 2013, 04:12:59 PM
After all our revery tonight we'll need road signs to be very explicit...
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/RoadSigns_zps8c4602cf.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/RoadSigns_zps8c4602cf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 01, 2014, 10:49:37 AM
This has got to be the longest week ever.  Waiting for Friday to get new wheels and Saturday to go see all my Grand Kids!  First, to my younger daughter to see the toddlers and then meeting my older daughter with her two older boys at the Holiday Inn Elgin for dinner at Friday's, swimming and a movie!  It will be great driving down to IL with the new wheels.  I hope it isn't too sloppy out by then!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 01, 2014, 12:17:18 PM
Its one hell of a snow storm we are having in waukegan over a foot and counting!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on January 01, 2014, 01:15:50 PM
Its one hell of a snow storm we are having in waukegan over a foot and counting!
PICTURES PLEACE!! It's only 46deg here in HOT ATLANTA. I only see show at Christmas time when I seeing you guy's pic.LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 01, 2014, 01:19:47 PM
A splendid way to live the weekend, Dave!  Be well and enjoy!  AND I second shoman's motion for pics of SHOs in the wintertime :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 01, 2014, 01:41:20 PM
This is right now.  I just cleaned her of a few minutes ago.  We probably had a good foot or so this week.
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/001_zpsb366d349.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 01, 2014, 03:07:54 PM
Looks quite at home even in that setting, Dave!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 01, 2014, 06:17:31 PM
An AWD paradise!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on January 01, 2014, 06:32:13 PM
This is right now.  I just cleaned her of a few minutes ago.  We probably had a good foot or so this week.
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/001_zpsb366d349.jpg[/url])
brererererrrrrrrrrr@!@!!! That looks COLD!!!!!! But PRETTY!LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: explorergotoluvit on January 01, 2014, 06:41:46 PM
WHAT DOES REDUCED TORQUE MANAGEMENT MEAN WHEN TALKED ABOUT WITH THE MYCALIBR8OR?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 01, 2014, 07:00:53 PM
The stock tune drops revs between shifts.  That is torque management.  Custom tunes will reduce that drop.  Kind of like speed shifting an MTX.   
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FO SHO on January 03, 2014, 06:21:48 PM
Does anyone have a stuttering 5th gen SHO? I was driving for maybe 10 min and stopped at a red light. I gradually take off from the light and cruise with traffic for a while. When i try to mash on the gas, the car hesitates and it feels like the transmission isn't engaging. It speeds up really slow like a creep. When i hit it for the second time, it takes off like normal. It has only happened twice. I purchased the car with 38k miles. It now has 42k miles. I don't know if the spark plugs have been changed with the previous owner. I have an Unleashed tune with methanol. I did not have the methanol installed when it happened. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: steve142857 on January 03, 2014, 07:46:15 PM
Does anyone have a stuttering 5th gen SHO? I was driving for maybe 10 min and stopped at a red light. I gradually take off from the light and cruise with traffic for a while. When i try to mash on the gas, the car hesitates and it feels like the transmission isn't engaging. It speeds up really slow like a creep. When i hit it for the second time, it takes off like normal. It has only happened twice. I purchased the car with 38k miles. It now has 42k miles. I don't know if the spark plugs have been changed with the previous owner. I have an Unleashed tune with methanol. I did not have the methanol installed when it happened.
Probably shaftening wires between cai and engine. There is a thread for that for sure in the forum... Many of us had that problem with 5th gen SHO. Someone can chime in to give the thread (I am at movies and it is starting lol).
GL!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 03, 2014, 08:04:55 PM
Does anyone have a stuttering 5th gen SHO? I was driving for maybe 10 min and stopped at a red light. I gradually take off from the light and cruise with traffic for a while. When i try to mash on the gas, the car hesitates and it feels like the transmission isn't engaging. It speeds up really slow like a creep. When i hit it for the second time, it takes off like normal. It has only happened twice. I purchased the car with 38k miles. It now has 42k miles. I don't know if the spark plugs have been changed with the previous owner. I have an Unleashed tune with methanol. I did not have the methanol installed when it happened.

Probably shaftening wires between cai and engine. There is a thread for that for sure in the forum... Many of us had that problem with 5th gen SHO. Someone can chime in to give the thread (I am at movies and it is starting lol).
GL!


http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=554.msg15431#msg15431 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=554.msg15431#msg15431)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FO SHO on January 04, 2014, 04:48:31 PM
I found where those open wires were. They don't show any wear but i guess ill ask the tech to check it out. Thanks EB dam.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 07, 2014, 10:48:44 AM
On the plane headed to Austin for a few days.  Business, but friends, family (was born about 15 miles south in Buda), music, barbecue, and brew! ...gonna do all that! :beer: :band:

 Like Willy says,"... ♫♫ just can't wait to get on the road again! ♫♫..."
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 07, 2014, 11:01:27 AM
Have a great time!  Get back safe.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 08, 2014, 02:46:03 PM
Not really about cars.... BUT
BE AWARE... The NSA is using a program called Dropout Jeep to access and potentially take over your iPhone.  I would assume this is also true for Android and other phones.  Check it out:
http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5/news-reports-say-nsa-can-access-your-iphone?utm_source=newsletter-unspecified&utm_medium=email (http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5/news-reports-say-nsa-can-access-your-iphone?utm_source=newsletter-unspecified&utm_medium=email)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 08, 2014, 02:48:39 PM
All they're gonna hear on my phone is setting dates for my car and trying to get interviews. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 08, 2014, 03:27:38 PM
Been heading this way for a while in the U S of A, no surprise.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 08, 2014, 04:44:02 PM
On a lighter note….. As some know I'm in Austin this week.  Weather is gloomy and drizzling rain… but They had a wet T-shirt contest this afternoon at a 6th street bar….. Here's pic of the Texas belle who won!
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/WetT-ShirtContestWinner_zps067a4334.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/WetT-ShirtContestWinner_zps067a4334.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 08, 2014, 05:02:17 PM
Isn't Austin all about the blues and all that jazz?  Great pic!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 09, 2014, 09:40:05 PM
Expedited Shipping Available!  Win at the strip this weekend!
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zps44a1e4df.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SoCalSHO on January 09, 2014, 09:48:37 PM
Not really about cars.... BUT
BE AWARE... The NSA is using a program called Dropout Jeep to access and potentially take over your iPhone.  I would assume this is also true for Android and other phones.  Check it out:
[url]http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5/news-reports-say-nsa-can-access-your-iphone?utm_source=newsletter-unspecified&utm_medium=email[/url] ([url]http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5/news-reports-say-nsa-can-access-your-iphone?utm_source=newsletter-unspecified&utm_medium=email[/url])


Sorry to inform you, but we, I mean that has been available to LE for a couple years. Just need a court order to turn your mic on.....You never know it is on...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 11, 2014, 01:39:48 PM
Sure feels good having got some things done that I have been wanting to be able to do!  The only thing pressing now (when it dries up) is to get a wash, take some pics, oh, and test a new tune! Yeehaw!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 11, 2014, 05:36:19 PM
Sure feels good having got some things done that I have been wanting to be able to do!  The only thing pressing now (when it dries up) is to get a wash, take some pics, oh, and test a new tune! Yeehaw!

….And the new sig pic continues to improve!  Great package so far Dave!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 11, 2014, 05:40:11 PM
Not too much if anything left to do on the exterior.  I would say it's done but, you know......
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 11, 2014, 06:17:02 PM
New tune, Dave???
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 11, 2014, 06:47:36 PM
New tune, Dave???

Got a little tweak. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 17, 2014, 11:43:47 PM
I wonder if anyone knows how to match the grey paint on the stock wheel mounts.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PopolZ on January 18, 2014, 04:55:38 AM
Am I the only one who thought Gravity was boring as hell?????
Don't get me wrong it's a very very very well made movie from every aspects but just a snooze fest.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 18, 2014, 12:20:30 PM
Am I the only one who thought Gravity was boring as hell?????
Don't get me wrong it's a very very very well made movie from every aspects but just a snooze fest.
It was a boring movie wife wanted to see it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 18, 2014, 12:34:17 PM
At my age EVERY movie is a snooze fest!  :yes:  Had to rent Elysium 3 times to finally see it all!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 18, 2014, 03:38:40 PM
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/Capture_zps15b6960f.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 18, 2014, 11:20:50 PM
From Torque News 1-17-2013.... A new British production sports car from Radical, the RXC Turbo, is street legal with Ford 3.5 EB tuned to 450 HP in a 2070 pound car .... production to start for the 2015 model year..... with 0-60 2.9 seconds!
http://www.torquenews.com/106/ford-f150-ecoboost-v6-could-power-next-nurburgring-record-setter (http://www.torquenews.com/106/ford-f150-ecoboost-v6-could-power-next-nurburgring-record-setter)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 18, 2014, 11:23:52 PM
Great news for the Ecoboost platform!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 18, 2014, 11:33:38 PM
I'm just finishing up watch the West Coast Custom and the Desert Car Kings TV series.  I thought I might see a few ideas.  What a joke!  I saw many flaws in the cars they turn out.  Garbage!  I don't think they made these shows for car guys.  Very disappointing. I should have known better when I didn't watch them when they originally aired.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 19, 2014, 12:36:19 PM
UGH!  I have a teenage Grandson as of today.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 19, 2014, 12:40:58 PM
Am I the only one here with random thoughts? :clown:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 19, 2014, 12:53:18 PM
Be glad!!!  Congrats. I've got kids on their 30's and no grandkids!!.. LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 19, 2014, 01:42:20 PM
UGH!  I have a teenage Grandson as of today.
Comment withheld pending counsel's approval.
Am I the only one here with random thoughts? :clown:
Comment withheld pending counsel's approval.

 :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 19, 2014, 06:39:18 PM
Tonight I am watching the "Over Haulin" series with Chip Foose.  Much, Much better.  I almost cry when they give the guys their cars back!   
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 20, 2014, 01:31:46 PM
Seems Leno is finally leaving the "Tonight" show come Feb.  So Crash made his vacation plans to California just in time!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 21, 2014, 11:09:30 AM
It's been a pretty tough six months looking for work.  But, I just got the call!  I start my new job Thursday!  To say I am relieved is an understatement.  I was starting to get worried about losing the SHO in the next six months.  I'm good to go now! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 21, 2014, 11:32:45 AM
Woohoo!  You go, Dave!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 21, 2014, 01:50:18 PM
GREAT!!  :WOOT:   persistence pays off….
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 22, 2014, 08:53:26 PM
Hope my alarm clock works in the morning.  Better test it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on January 22, 2014, 09:55:10 PM
It's been a pretty tough six months looking for work.  But, I just got the call!  I start my new job Thursday!  To say I am relieved is an understatement.  I was starting to get worried about losing the SHO in the next six months.  I'm good to go now!
Wow, sorry you've been dealing with that.

Congrats!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 23, 2014, 04:05:46 AM
Thanks!  I'm up this morning.  Starting a new era. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on January 23, 2014, 05:40:49 AM
Thanks!  I'm up this morning.  Starting a new era.

Congrats once again & good luck on your 1st day back to the work force!

You'll be cursing in six hours from now, saying "Why dear God, why?"

Hahaha.....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 23, 2014, 05:48:42 AM
Thanks!  I'm there now waiting for the boss.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: 2Canches on January 23, 2014, 06:58:44 AM
How's the new job so far?


Sent from my space grey 5S using an aPP called Tapatalk
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 23, 2014, 03:25:05 PM
Had a great day!  I'm in good.  Got the tour, keys, registered for punch clock, etc.  I move to third shift next Thursday, after my weekend.  I am also going to get a First Aid/CPR certification Tuesday.  Great bunch of guys and the bosses are cool.  It should be a breeze.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 23, 2014, 03:37:34 PM
Way Good! Great to hear Dave.

Off to the dealer to pick up the wife's truck.....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 23, 2014, 04:26:10 PM
Sitting in class knowing my corsa exhaust is sitting at my house.....................
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 23, 2014, 04:37:57 PM
That's tough.  Are you gonna put it in tonight?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 23, 2014, 04:42:00 PM
Congrats on a great first day, Dave.  First of many to come.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 23, 2014, 05:31:24 PM
No I am not but most likely its sitting on my front porch as it is to heavy for my wife to pull in......
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 23, 2014, 05:32:29 PM
Congrats on the job! Ive seen people out of work for years
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 25, 2014, 06:25:16 PM
I discuss this with bpd before posting.... legal advice ya' know... and I showed it to DJE, sorry to be redundant Dave!

One South Phoenix lady's bad experience with her SHO:

While she was "flying" down the road yesterday (only10 miles over the limit, a Phx tradition), a woman passed over a bridge only to find a PPD traffic officer with a radar gun on the other side lying in wait.

He pulled her over, walked up to the car, and with that classic patronizing smirk we all know and love, asked, "What's your hurry?"

To which she replied, "I'm late for work."

"Oh yeah," he said, "what do you do?"

"I'm a rectum stretcher," she responded.

The guy stammered, "A what? A rectum stretcher? And just what does a rectum stretcher do?"

Well," she said, "I start by inserting one finger, then I work my way up to two fingers, then three, then four, then with my whole hand in. I work from side to side until I can get both hands in, and then I slowly but surely stretch, until it's about 6 feet wide."

"And just what the hell do you do with a 6 foot ***hole?" he
asked.

"You give him a radar gun and park him behind a bridge..."

Traffic Ticket $95.00
Court Costs. $45.00
The Look on Officer's Face............ PRICELESS

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 25, 2014, 06:45:18 PM
I don't think BPD is 6'. :clown:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FO SHO on January 25, 2014, 09:07:01 PM
The issues just keep compiling. The car acts like it doesn't want to turn over sometime. All the electrical turns on but the motor is still trying to crank over and eventually it does. WTH. lol New battery as of September last year. 43k miles. Haven't changed plugs yet nor the thermostat but those are on the way per Torrie from Unleashed. I hope its not the alternator. If it is i hope its under warranty. =( This sucks.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 25, 2014, 09:24:36 PM
What battery did you get?  Could be defective, get it replaced under warranty if there are any signs of leakage or corrosion.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FO SHO on January 25, 2014, 09:35:34 PM
No signs on leakage. Its the auto zone duralast gold battery.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 25, 2014, 09:55:09 PM
Time to break out a digital multimeter and check voltage on the battery a) while car is off and b) while car is running.  Should be at least 12.5V/13.8V respectively.

Also, check the terminals to make sure they are tightly clamped onto the posts.  I had one come loose on me one time on another car, turned out the terminal needed to be replaced (my local Merchant's did that for me).  No issues since then.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 26, 2014, 05:19:18 AM
My legs and back are killing me!  Two more days then, a rest. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 26, 2014, 05:44:27 AM
Adjusting to the new job, Dave?  Third shift's gotta mess with your sleep timing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 26, 2014, 06:04:45 AM
I'm on first til after tommorow.  I start third
Thursday.  I'm just getting used to being on my grey all day.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 27, 2014, 04:46:17 PM
Bummed out about my emblem that showed up today all scratched and with a dent.  Now it will take at least another week to get a replacement.  On the other hand the SP534's showed up too! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Shifrty1 on January 28, 2014, 12:11:20 AM
Seriously contemplating pulling the trigger and trading the SHO in on a 2011 shelby gt500 convertible.  it has 17k on the odo.  only 3k more than the SHO.  They are asking 33k.  going to offer mine plus 1k out the door...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: black99lightning on January 28, 2014, 06:51:50 AM
Seriously contemplating pulling the trigger and trading the SHO in on a 2011 shelby gt500 convertible.  it has 17k on the odo.  only 3k more than the SHO.  They are asking 33k.  going to offer mine plus 1k out the door...

Where is that?  They're giving the Shelby away, easily a $40K+ car.  Color?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 28, 2014, 07:09:40 AM
The race is on!... But so far not much voting...
Be sure to vote your choice for the Feb 1014 Ride of the Month!
Here's the link.  It's anonymous and fun.
http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1925.0 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1925.0)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Shifrty1 on January 28, 2014, 08:30:09 AM
it's torch red. got the year wrong its a 2008...  seems 33k is steep plus offering me 30k for a car less than a year old that stickered at 46k...   I know they depreciate but damn.  kelly blue book states the shelby is at 45-47 retail.  but I also know kbb can be unrealistic in their guesstimates..
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: black99lightning on January 28, 2014, 02:22:56 PM
The race is on!... But so far not much voting...
Be sure to vote your choice for the Feb 1014 Ride of the Month!
Here's the link.  It's anonymous and fun.
[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1925.0[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1925.0[/url])


I voted.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: black99lightning on January 28, 2014, 02:26:53 PM
it's torch red. got the year wrong its a 2008...  seems 33k is steep plus offering me 30k for a car less than a year old that stickered at 46k...   I know they depreciate but damn.  kelly blue book states the shelby is at 45-47 retail.  but I also know kbb can be unrealistic in their guesstimates..

$33K is about right for an 08.  Not sure if the 08's have HID's.  My 09 did, makes a big difference.  If you get the car a TVS blower is a must.  Stock blower on the 2013-14.  Mine was pushing 630rw with TVS, tune, orx, catback, and injectors. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on January 28, 2014, 02:39:09 PM
The race is on!... But so far not much voting...
Be sure to vote your choice for the Feb 1014 Ride of the Month!
Here's the link.  It's anonymous and fun.
[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1925.0[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1925.0[/url])


I voted.



Thats the Spirit   ..... Dont need to know who it was for  ..

Just be PROUD to say I VOTED ! !
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Shifrty1 on January 28, 2014, 08:32:08 PM
I voted!  I also traded for the shelby.  its flawless.  red/black leather combo on the interior.  I hope I dont have to leave this forum!!

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 28, 2014, 08:36:10 PM
I voted!  I also traded for the shelby.  its flawless.  red/black leather combo on the interior.  I hope I dont have to leave this forum!!



Dang!  That's hot! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 28, 2014, 09:10:00 PM
I voted in the RotM... did you? 

If you didn't... three clicks will do it, counting this one:
http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1925.0 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1925.0)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on January 28, 2014, 09:33:24 PM
Voting TAB / BUTTON ... LINK on top of Home page NOW !
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 29, 2014, 03:02:25 AM
I voted!  I also traded for the shelby.  its flawless.  red/black leather combo on the interior.  I hope I dont have to leave this forum!!
We expect you to stay :)  I don't even have an EB and I am still here!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 29, 2014, 04:23:18 AM
Bet you your loving that shelby..those are some hot cars
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: black99lightning on January 29, 2014, 07:12:40 AM
I voted!  I also traded for the shelby.  its flawless.  red/black leather combo on the interior.  I hope I dont have to leave this forum!!

Yes, now GTFO!  LOL.  If you haven't already go to svtperformance.com.  Lots of great information, especially in the GT500 section.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 29, 2014, 07:59:58 AM
Here's some info posted this morning by FracaSHO for all you phone access folks...
http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1947.msg26264#msg26264 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1947.msg26264#msg26264)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 29, 2014, 11:19:55 AM
I voted woot woot
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: 2Canches on January 30, 2014, 11:31:25 PM
My intakes need a blanky


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on January 30, 2014, 11:36:32 PM
I voted!  I also traded for the shelby.  its flawless.  red/black leather combo on the interior.  I hope I dont have to leave this forum!!
We expect you to stay :)  I don't even have an EB and I am still here!

Well you better get one Manu! :clown:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 31, 2014, 02:55:17 AM
Working on it, trust me!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on January 31, 2014, 05:39:20 AM
I voted!  I also traded for the shelby.  its flawless.  red/black leather combo on the interior.  I hope I dont have to leave this forum!!
We expect you to stay :)  I don't even have an EB and I am still here!
I AM ONE OF THE FOUNDING MEMBER HERE and if you don't put the SHELBY in the ROTM Contest!!! I vote you stay!!!! You to SHIFRTY my Freestar washes it was a EB FLEX:( LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on January 31, 2014, 05:31:55 PM
seems like us in northern il are going to get slammed with snow again. I am so sick of Tom skilling and his bad news!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 31, 2014, 05:38:53 PM
I feel for you all.  Bravo on slugging it out!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 01, 2014, 03:47:27 AM
Wishing it was 730 so I could go home and go to bed!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 01, 2014, 06:44:22 AM
Wishing it was 730 so I could go home and go to bed!
Bet your sleeping now...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 01, 2014, 07:07:19 AM
Quick, go over there and change the time on his clock to PM from AM!!!  J/K, Dave :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 01, 2014, 09:07:36 AM
That would be funny.....wonder how much snow he got today. He's gonna have to wake up to snow blow sooner or later..... O wait Nvm hes got a Shomobile so it shouldn't be a problem. :clown:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 01, 2014, 03:21:24 PM
Driving home this morning was fun!  We probably got 3".  Maybe more. Had a pretty good "days" sleep!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on February 02, 2014, 09:41:23 PM
A broken heart is one of the worst feelings in the world.

I lost what was supposed to be my future Saturday and I don't even know why.

1600 miles away and I couldn't see it coming.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: crash712us on February 02, 2014, 09:44:21 PM
Wow storm, I feel for you brother. Thought you two where like peas and carrots.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on February 02, 2014, 09:46:14 PM
Wow storm, I feel for you brother. Thought you two where like peas and carrots.


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So did I -- I'm completely numb right now. It was like everything we ever talked about, including marriage, was just a string of words formulating a sentence.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: crash712us on February 02, 2014, 09:56:53 PM
Again I feel for you, been there before. Give it sometime, it appeared to me you two got off on fast start. And that's great, but maybe to much to soon became over whelming. Stay strong my friend.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 02, 2014, 10:34:55 PM
Winter doesn't usually bother me too much.  This year it does!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 02, 2014, 10:50:23 PM
A broken heart is one of the worst feelings in the world.

I lost what was supposed to be my future Saturday and I don't even know why.

1600 miles away and I couldn't see it coming.
Dang, Storm!  Hopefully just a case of cold feet.  Ladies do reserve the right to change their mind, so hang in there.  Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on February 03, 2014, 08:03:55 AM
Again I feel for you, been there before. Give it sometime, it appeared to me you two got off on fast start. And that's great, but maybe to much to soon became over whelming. Stay strong my friend.

Yeah; I thought we were sure about it -- we've been best friends for years; wasn't anything to really learn of each other. It stings but I'll pull through.

Dang, Storm!  Hopefully just a case of cold feet.  Ladies do reserve the right to change their mind, so hang in there.  Fingers crossed.

Thanks but I think it's done. She went to the Superbowl Party yesterday with a bunch of our friends and family; few of them texted me and said she was just completely glazed--like nothing happened. It wasn't affecting her at all which pissed them all off because we were serious. They're not happy with her and I don't blame them.

I just boxed up all her stuff, heading to UPS to ship it back to her. This too will pass one day.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on February 03, 2014, 08:13:10 PM
cant live with em...... cant live without em ..... life sucks sometimes ......

BUT it will go on for the Strong
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 03, 2014, 08:44:53 PM
Just wanted to get my 3000 before I go to work!  :clown:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 03, 2014, 09:03:29 PM
Congrats on the milestone, Dave!  5K here we come :clown:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 03, 2014, 09:09:26 PM
LOL :clown:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 04, 2014, 01:05:38 PM
Got the new emblem for the trunk lid today.  It's not perfect but, close enough. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on February 04, 2014, 01:14:15 PM
My Motorcraft SP-534 Iridium plugs were delivered from O'Reilys last night and I checked the gap today and they look spot on.  Didn't have to touch them. Yesterday I also picked up a tube of "dielectric grease" and a tube of anti seize lubricant for the threads and a small torque wrench.  My spark plug sockets are 13/16.  Guess that shows my age. Should be able to get it done next week.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 04, 2014, 01:15:43 PM
Sounds good Larry.  Seems like most of the 534's are coming gapped at 30 now. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on February 04, 2014, 01:29:45 PM
Got the new emblem for the trunk lid today.  It's not perfect but, close enough. 

Very good!  An exercise in delayed gratification for sure.  LOL
Wanna see after you get it on!

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 04, 2014, 04:37:36 PM
Cylinder 4 misfire.....nuff said
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 04, 2014, 05:07:10 PM
Got the new emblem for the trunk lid today.  It's not perfect but, close enough. 
Me wanna see too!
Cylinder 4 misfire.....nuff said
It's never 'nuff!  Please do elaborate.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 04, 2014, 05:10:04 PM
Replaced my spark plugs this weekend. Everything was fine but didnt really get on it. Went wot this morning and car shuddered and the check engine light came on. Checked code and showed ylinder 4 misfire. So I thnk it may be an issue with that particular plug. During normal driving it runs fine it is only when you get on it the problem surfaces
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 04, 2014, 06:08:29 PM
Sorry man.  That blows chunks.  Everything was secure?  Hopefully the coil is okay and maybe you just have a bad plug.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 04, 2014, 06:11:19 PM
Got the new emblem for the trunk lid today.  It's not perfect but, close enough. 

Very good!  An exercise in delayed gratification for sure.  LOL
Wanna see after you get it on!



It's just the same Blue Oval except w/o the 1/4" peel at one edge.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 04, 2014, 10:53:59 PM
Picked up 1" chair leg caps for my VTA.  If it works out, I'll be ordering the K&N 62-1370's.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 05, 2014, 02:26:59 AM
Will look nice, just browsed them on Amazon.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on February 05, 2014, 05:39:09 AM
What are you using KN filter for?

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: crash712us on February 05, 2014, 06:31:51 AM
Wouldn't that be like putting a air filter on your exhaust pipe?


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on February 05, 2014, 06:33:35 AM
I was thinking the same thing. AFAIK, what we did for vent is not oil recirculation, or is it?

Sent from my mobile, I think.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 05, 2014, 07:26:38 AM
Crankcase ventilation filter.  If you leave it on, it dirties the intake.  If you leave it off, it messes up your engine compartment.  Hence this filter.  Plus the Bling factor.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on February 05, 2014, 07:35:19 AM
I'm not following; the tubes we remove to get the blow offs would send air into the engine; not sure how that positive pressure would put crankcase fumes into the intake.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: curry67 on February 05, 2014, 07:36:47 AM
Sitting in class knowing my corsa exhaust is sitting at my house.....................
its like when I got a super nintendo lol

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on February 05, 2014, 07:44:05 AM
Crankcase ventilation filter.  If you leave it on, it dirties the intake.  If you leave it off, it messes up your engine compartment.  Hence this filter. 

This is why 4DR suggested we develop a catch can like the one for the F150 EB.
http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1944.msg26116#msg26116 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1944.msg26116#msg26116)

http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1944.msg26060#msg26060 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1944.msg26060#msg26060)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: geswek on February 05, 2014, 08:05:33 AM
I've not see any oil on my engine since I pulled my hoses 15k miles ago.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 06, 2014, 12:20:30 AM
Picked up 1" chair leg caps for my VTA.  If it works out, I'll be ordering the K&N 62-1370's.

On second thought, those K&N's would allow more hot engine compartment air to get to the intake. I'm gonna hold off on them.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 06, 2014, 04:30:16 PM
Cylinder four misfire was just a bad plug.....was right up front for me....since I had all that extra time set aside I installed the K and N CAI while I was at it. Woop Woop
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 06, 2014, 05:18:07 PM
Sounds good RedSHO.  Glad you got her zipped up.  Enjoy the Typhoon!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 06, 2014, 05:35:40 PM
A lot of noise now DJE! Can't beleive the noise this thing makes.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: curry67 on February 06, 2014, 07:45:57 PM
im super pleased with how my car is running after switching the plugs something tells me i had those stock 2010 ones still. i had some misfire problems and short instances of lose of power. now it feels alot smoother and steady power threw the rpm range. :D makes me wanna do more to tune up the car.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on February 06, 2014, 07:55:29 PM
how often to switch plugs on this car?

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: curry67 on February 06, 2014, 07:58:54 PM
how often to switch plugs on this car?

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im pretty sure ford official thing was 60 miles or something. Im hoping these new ones last longer then 60000 km's
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: adelsin on February 06, 2014, 08:06:18 PM
60 miles?

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 07, 2014, 12:23:24 AM
Seems they have overlooked the spark plug replacement interval in their online guides, or they are revising it.  Can't find the pertinent PDFs, Ford seems to be revising all their websites/content.  But in the PDF owners manual, the 2013+ plug change is recommended at 100K miles under "normal" conditions, 60K under "special operating" conditions.  For the 2010-12, it is 90K/60K.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 07, 2014, 12:45:26 AM
im super pleased with how my car is running after switching the plugs something tells me i had those stock 2010 ones still. i had some misfire problems and short instances of lose of power. now it feels alot smoother and steady power threw the rpm range. :D makes me wanna do more to tune up the car.

Glad to hear the news Curry!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on February 08, 2014, 07:56:39 PM
Had a great drive from Phx to Tucson.  The SHO really performed well and traffic was light so I put my foot in it several times. The first day of the show was interesting... My wife is spending about $100/hr... I may run out of fuel for this soon!

I did get shouldered by AZ DPS for my blacked out tails... But he let me go without any paper 'cuz he said no problems seeing brake and turn signal lights when I pulled over... That he just couldn't see them when they were off (btw just as I wanted)!  Helped make it a pleasant conversation about the SHO... He was interested and actually asked me to floor it when I left!  Of course I was happy to oblige!  LOL

Off to Vivache' for dinner now.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 08, 2014, 08:03:36 PM
A "nice" brush with the law.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 08, 2014, 10:59:18 PM
Great story!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on February 09, 2014, 09:36:04 PM
Today I ensured my wife would be unable to complain about my SHO mods for a while.... Shopped the stones... Got a mount done ... And got the stone mounting done.  Modding is secure!  :kissing: and valentines day is taken care of.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/image_zpsfb3bc198.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/image_zpsfb3bc198.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 09, 2014, 09:38:41 PM
Atta boy my man!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 10, 2014, 01:15:02 AM
Whoa!  Niiiice :thumb:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on February 10, 2014, 02:56:39 AM
Today I ensured my wife would be unable to complain about my SHO mods for a while.... Shopped the stones... Got a mount done ... And got the stone mounting done.  Modding is secure!  :kissing: and valentines day is taken care of.
([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/image_zpsfb3bc198.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/image_zpsfb3bc198.jpg.html[/url])
WAY TO GO!!!!!! BigMaC! Great Minds think alike. last year when I upgrading to (d-pipe,x-pipe,2.5"-pipes,and METH) MODs on "THE OTHER WOMAN" (the SHO)!!!!!LOL  I did the same thing for the WIFE!!!!!!!(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_10_02_14_2_47_08.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 13, 2014, 11:40:43 PM
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!  May the cockles of your hearts be warm and cozy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 14, 2014, 12:11:07 AM
I got my girl down pipes.  I hope she likes them!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on February 14, 2014, 03:49:50 AM
I got my girl down pipes.  I hope she likes them!
Enjoy your Date! LOL

.... Happy Valentines Day to everyone
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: crash712us on February 14, 2014, 03:52:15 AM
I got my girl a pipe too... Lol!


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on February 14, 2014, 03:56:30 AM
Actually so did I... But I have two girls.  Got the other one some old rocks.   :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 14, 2014, 04:30:41 AM
I got my girl a pipe too... Lol!


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You old hound dog you! :clown:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on February 14, 2014, 04:50:59 AM
Actually so did I... But I have two girls.  Got the other one some old rocks.   :P
"THE WIFE" is getting flowers and diner but the "THE OTHER WOMAN" will have to way. A front end Traction Control Bar (Ya That will make her happy about being 2nd/tire for 1st in my life)!!!!LOL ROTF LMBO!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on February 16, 2014, 01:08:12 PM
Crankcase ventilation filter.  If you leave it on, it dirties the intake.  If you leave it off, it messes up your engine compartment.  Hence this filter. 

This is why 4DR suggested we develop a catch can like the one for the F150 EB.
[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1944.msg26116#msg26116[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1944.msg26116#msg26116[/url])

[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1944.msg26060#msg26060[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=1944.msg26060#msg26060[/url])


Any word on catch can development for the SHO?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FO SHO on February 18, 2014, 11:27:53 AM
Has anyone heard of or used kspecracing? They have EBC rotors and yellow stuff pad less than 400 for the front.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: crash712us on February 18, 2014, 11:31:06 AM
Autoplicity.com is the cheapest I've seen.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on February 18, 2014, 04:27:06 PM
Finally warmed up its 44 degrees around these parts..... Still to cold to roll the windows down and the sunroof open. Havent opened the sunroof since I bought the car due to weather
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: futat2 on February 18, 2014, 05:11:32 PM
Small Boat missions at 0330 (3:30am) AAAAAAAAAA life in the Military. Already so tired.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on February 18, 2014, 05:23:22 PM
Small Boat missions at 0330 (3:30am) AAAAAAAAAA life in the Military. Already so tired.

DUTY CALLS ... Been There Done That ...  US Army ,  Persian Gulf War Vet .
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: futat2 on February 18, 2014, 05:37:17 PM
Small Boat missions at 0330 (3:30am) AAAAAAAAAA life in the Military. Already so tired.

DUTY CALLS ... Been There Done That ...  US Army ,  Persian Gulf War Vet .

I feel you. Im just counting down to retirement, my body don't handle it as good as it did 14 or so years ago. many trips to the sand box and rocky mountains can be hard on the joints. On the brighter side what I due now is actually fun. I get to mess with people in my speed boat. I do love training other people for a change.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on February 18, 2014, 08:36:16 PM
Small Boat missions at 0330 (3:30am) AAAAAAAAAA life in the Military. Already so tired.


DUTY CALLS ... Been There Done That ...  US Army ,  Persian Gulf War Vet .


I feel you. Im just counting down to retirement, my body don't handle it as good as it did 14 or so years ago. many trips to the sand box and rocky mountains can be hard on the joints. On the brighter side what I due now is actually fun. I get to mess with people in my speed boat. I do love training other people for a change.
Been there to!!! Last month of Vietnam to the 1st GULF. 28yr US NAVY.

WORK ON ALL THREE OF THE BIRDs PLUS 2 not seen.
(F-14 Tomcat, A-4 Skyhawk, and A-6 Intruder) There is a A-7 and S-3 to the right out of the picture.
(http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/gallery/55_11_11_13_10_29_14.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 19, 2014, 10:08:42 PM
Looking forward to a good day's sleep tomorrow.  I just put up room darkening drapes!  It's been a little tough transitioning to third shift.  As for now, I'll start on my TStat in a while.  Hopefully, I'll get the 3 Bar sensor and tune in the next couple days and Friday, I'll get the resonator put back in.  That will help me sleep too!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 20, 2014, 12:59:55 AM
Do you plan to do a step-by-step for the TStat, Dave?  I know, I know, it's "easy", still ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 20, 2014, 01:31:32 AM
Do you plan to do a step-by-step for the TStat, Dave?  I know, I know, it's "easy", still ...

I did start a thread about it.  I didn't think to take pictures until I was almost done.  But, yeah, it was really easy.  Even for me! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: TuxedoSHO on February 20, 2014, 06:29:01 AM
Autoplicity.com is the cheapest I've seen.


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That's actually where I ordered my EBC slotted rotors & red stuff pads from.. I paid 570 for front and rear with 2 day shipping.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on February 20, 2014, 06:45:45 AM
tux:
that's a good deal for sure. I know I paid more for mine early last year. Love the EBC's, have same slotted w/ red stuff pads. the big girl can stop on a dime with them & not too much dust but oddly more on rear wheels than front.
mikev
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 20, 2014, 07:17:05 AM
Rear brakes seem to wear out quicker on the Edge as well.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on February 20, 2014, 08:55:25 PM
Based on the activity here tonight folks must be as tired as I am this week.... C'mon FridayPM!

Sorry about your Monday Dave.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Tomc612 on February 26, 2014, 05:29:25 PM
I cant wait to get this from UPS..

(http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc404/tomc612/untitled2_zpsd4d0db85.jpg)


Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on February 26, 2014, 05:38:04 PM
I cant wait to get this from UPS..

([url]http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc404/tomc612/untitled2_zpsd4d0db85.jpg[/url])




WOW that BIG news I think , MobSteel back in the game  ! !
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Tomc612 on February 26, 2014, 05:51:03 PM
Going to paint it myself ,I don't think mobsteel makes the grilles anymore and sold the molds to TommyZDesign. The mobsteel grille really grew on me . I'm going to paint it bumper black.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on February 26, 2014, 06:17:04 PM
Going to paint myself ,I don't think mobsteel makes the grilles anymore and sold the molds to TommyZDesign. The mobsteel grille really grew on me and going to paint black..

 The point is that it can be had .. lots of folks out there looking for a good aftermarket grille
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on February 26, 2014, 07:01:44 PM
The point is that it can be had .. lots of folks out there looking for a good aftermarket grille

Kevin... Great research and find!

Please post about the quality, fitment, and what is required as far as R&R for the install (bet it's the whole front clip)....TIA

The pics on the site are what I'm looking for... Did they offer other finishes... I was thinking about black chrome or just black.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on February 26, 2014, 07:05:56 PM
The point is that it can be had .. lots of folks out there looking for a good aftermarket grille

Kevin... Great research and find!

Please post about the quality, fitment, and what is required as far as R&R for the install (bet it's the whole front clip)....TIA

The pics on the site are what I'm looking for... Did they offer other finishes... I was thinking about black chrome or just black.
   

Tomc612  actually ordered the grille from them and it seems to not be completely finished  and he is painting his black .
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOmanMike84 on February 27, 2014, 06:21:02 PM
Would they (Tommy Z Design) happen to have molds for the 13+ cars?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on February 27, 2014, 09:09:28 PM
Would they (Tommy Z Design) happen to have molds for the 13+ cars?


web site doesn't tell you much  ... everything LOOKS Slick   ... call em and ask 616-301-5105
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on February 27, 2014, 09:14:52 PM
Grandson born this afternoon Essiah , 6lbs 12 oz

(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a628/kbeck59/DSC00278_zps909c3de6.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/kbeck59/media/DSC00278_zps909c3de6.jpg.html)


Stopped playing with My Toy ... Some things are more important ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on February 27, 2014, 09:19:00 PM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on February 27, 2014, 09:25:06 PM
Congratulations!!! and thanks for sharing the moment!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 28, 2014, 03:23:51 AM
Grandson born this afternoon Essiah , 6lbs 12 oz
Nah, you just got a fancier toy!!!  Congrats, bigtime, to you and the parents :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: MeanKS on February 28, 2014, 06:03:57 AM
congrats SwampRat!

i never would have guessed you were a grandfather  :)

with your bad-ass SHO and all...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: TSS on February 28, 2014, 12:56:19 PM
Congrats, that is great! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: futat2 on February 28, 2014, 01:26:37 PM
Congrats Swamprat.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOmanMike84 on February 28, 2014, 02:12:54 PM
So I gave Tommy Z Design a call and Mr. Tommy himself answered. Tommy in fact does have grilles available for the 2013+ Taurus'.

Tommy uses the police interceptor style grille and cuts out the existing mesh, he'll add either a stainless mesh or black powder coated mesh- with or without the oval. As well as a matching lower grille.

He does offer to have the grille surround factory paint matched.

Good news for us 2013+ cars looking for grille options.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 03, 2014, 07:32:41 AM
After the big rain storm in Phoenix last Saturday my land line phone was funky and the internet connection was inoperable… currently patched using my cell phone as a modem.  After 2 reps and 2 1/2 hours on the phone my ISP decided there was a problem with their lines…  :homer:

So they are sending a repair tech to get it fixed this afternoon… As soon as it's back up with some speed I'll get the hotpipes install pics (about 60 or so) and tips posted.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on March 03, 2014, 08:37:16 AM
swamp-congrads. all i know is your sho has plenty of room in back seat for car seat. & when he starts crying take him for a quick wot run & he'll be either too scared to cry or will smile, then you know you got a partner down the road & to tom i said there's atleast 3 of us pushing 70 real hard, so even with one foot in the grave the other is doing a wot!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 03, 2014, 08:42:38 AM
there's atleast 3 of us pushing 70 real hard, so even with one foot in the grave the other is doing a wot!!!!!!!!!!

Mike…. I still go WOT because I stopped recognizing my birthday about 40 years ago… 21 forever at max boost!!  :holdbreath:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 03, 2014, 09:16:57 AM
Just keep a wide gap between WOT and 6FTUNDR!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 03, 2014, 12:49:11 PM
I love my tint guy buddy!  He re-did my PPE stickers on the windshield for me. 

Now, I am going to bed.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FO SHO on March 04, 2014, 10:00:06 AM
Dealer is about to pick up my ride. FML! Yesterday i was driving to work and my car started to act wierd when i got on base. The car started to stutter, bellow white smoke that smelled like straight gas. No idea what it is. I got 2 codes which were P00C6 and P0302. Fuel rail pressure too low engine cranking and cylinder 2 misfire. Ill find out later exactly what it is.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: black99lightning on March 04, 2014, 10:03:15 AM
what year?  let us know what they find. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 04, 2014, 10:38:52 AM
Another case of hydrolock?  I hope not, fingers crossed.  We had a case a few months ago where someone had their fuel injector fail and cause fuel to be dumped into the engine & everything downstream, destroying their aftermarket cats.

Did you resolve the starting problems you were seeing earlier?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FO SHO on March 04, 2014, 06:09:21 PM
I didnt hear anything from the dealer as of yet. It starts fine most of the time but in a few cases it would start and stutter for half a second then it would be ok. Other times i will leave it idling for 5 min and i would put it in drive and it would hesitate as if there was no fuel. Then it would proceed to catch up i guess and would be fine after that. Just my luck with FORD. My second FORD since my 95 f150 reg cab long bed staright six. Tranny went out in that. I have always been a GM man and figure wth... why not?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FO SHO on March 04, 2014, 06:17:37 PM
Now that i think aboit it... my starting and idleing issues might be from that injector being fouled/ stuck open. WTF! Sorry 4dr for my lack of sensorship.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 05, 2014, 10:55:50 PM
I think we should take up a collection and hire a software engineer to construct a virus we could load on our ECUs that would prevent the Ford ODB2 reader from seeing or at least from reporting tunes and the record of flashes associated with them including the ghosts....... Gotta dream big!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 06, 2014, 02:00:26 AM
I wonder if anybody is looking for a used Typhoon.  Maybe I'll list it later and find out.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHO n GO on March 06, 2014, 07:30:14 AM
<---this guy is interested in the typhoon intake. Pm sent. Im really looking for a wrinkle black injen cai for the explorer sport. I dig the lookof that on my SHO. But hey beggers cant be choosers.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 06, 2014, 11:55:44 AM
<---this guy is interested in the typhoon intake. Pm sent. Im really looking for a wrinkle black injen cai for the explorer sport. I dig the lookof that on my SHO. But hey beggers cant be choosers.

PM returned.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 06, 2014, 04:31:45 PM
I wonder if anybody is looking for a used Typhoon.  Maybe I'll list it later and find out.

Not wondering anymore. Thanks SHO n GO!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHO n GO on March 07, 2014, 07:09:41 AM
No thank you! Talk about a quick sell haha didnt even have to post in the classifieds.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on March 07, 2014, 11:31:16 AM
Found this today
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 07, 2014, 12:36:00 PM
Found this today
Please state your intentions with this newfound fuel :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 07, 2014, 12:41:58 PM
How your employer uses daylight savings time to get af free hour of work… left click to enlarge.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/ThoughtsonDaylightsavingsTime_zps48f4b6ea.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/ThoughtsonDaylightsavingsTime_zps48f4b6ea.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on March 07, 2014, 02:11:38 PM
Found this today
Please state your intentions with this newfound fuel :)

I believe a new tune is mandatory... time to email torrie 😃
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 07, 2014, 03:04:47 PM
Found this today

Lucky find!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FO SHO on March 07, 2014, 05:49:32 PM
Yep.. injector failed and blew out the plugs. Under warranty yay. Hopefully this wull end the stupid idle miss and rough start up. Time to change the thermostat and retune.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 07, 2014, 08:04:44 PM
Yep.. injector failed and blew out the plugs. Under warranty yay. Hopefully this wull end the stupid idle miss and rough start up. Time to change the thermostat and retune.

Bummer... but at least you found it! and the repair is free!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 07, 2014, 08:47:24 PM
Got to keep tabs on this injector failure phenomenon, relatively new, and hopefully rare.  Any idea why it failed?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on March 07, 2014, 11:23:08 PM
Also Found this



http://www.carid.com/2013-ford-taurus-grill/eg-classics-grilles-475652.html?CAWELAID=120121000004536472&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CJ_DlqCmgr0CFUVgMgod0HQAqQ (http://www.carid.com/2013-ford-taurus-grill/eg-classics-grilles-475652.html?CAWELAID=120121000004536472&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CJ_DlqCmgr0CFUVgMgod0HQAqQ)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 08, 2014, 08:12:42 PM
I only have a seven hour shift tonight.  Should be a good hump day for me! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: explorergotoluvit on March 10, 2014, 09:11:19 PM
can someone lead me to where is says the different stages for livernois tunes?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 10, 2014, 09:16:40 PM
This was the last "official" thread that I saw, info may not be the most up-to-date tho.

http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=691.0 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=691.0)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: explorergotoluvit on March 10, 2014, 09:21:18 PM
? what thread?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 10, 2014, 09:24:51 PM
? what thread?
Trying to match the speed of the new server :D  Updated original post.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: explorergotoluvit on March 10, 2014, 09:25:24 PM
thanks

does anyone have power numbers with the different stages?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 10, 2014, 09:43:40 PM
can someone lead me to where is says the different stages for livernois tunes?

For 2013+ 3.5EBs LMS has 91 and 93 octane tunes... no stages... They state it is most like the 4+ tune used in the 2010-2012 models.  Go to the LMS site... click on tuning...and options... the page explains... you don't have to put it in your basket.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 14, 2014, 06:22:54 PM
Going to get back into auto detailing for the Spring and Summer while I look for a suitable job.  This third shift job I'm at now is for the birds.  Really looking forward to having a great Summer!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: explorergotoluvit on March 14, 2014, 06:40:07 PM
how long does it take for liver to send a map out when you send them your numbers?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 14, 2014, 06:43:27 PM
Going to get back into auto detailing for the Spring and Summer while I look for a suitable job.  This third shift job I'm at now is for the birds.  Really looking forward to having a great Summer!

Excellent plan Dave!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 14, 2014, 06:51:50 PM
how long does it take for liver to send a map out when you send them your numbers?

A day or two.  Sometimes sooner.  Just depends when you catch them.  One time, they had over 60 tunes waiting to go out.  But, whatever the wait is, to me it is well worth it! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: TSS on March 14, 2014, 06:55:37 PM
Took the day off today and went skiing with my son. He didn't have school because it was some type of in service day for teachers.   Great day.   
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 14, 2014, 07:35:44 PM
Took the day off today and went skiing with my son. He didn't have school because it was some type of in service day for teachers.   Great day.   

Any pics of you guys ripping and tearing on the mountain?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 14, 2014, 08:24:31 PM
Going to get back into auto detailing for the Spring and Summer while I look for a suitable job.  This third shift job I'm at now is for the birds.  Really looking forward to having a great Summer!
Sorry to hear about your current job, Dave!  But if you can make a go at it with auto detailing, why not???  Good luck :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: 2Canches on March 14, 2014, 08:24:55 PM
Last week.  Wifey on skis in 19 years.  Back on hill in 6 years.  Hip replacement & used to snowboard.  Yea she's 28 !


eH
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 17, 2014, 06:32:10 AM
Another day in paradise...
This morning at 6 AM, sunrise on the wife's F250 (click to enlarge)
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/photo1_zps2b1b677b.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/photo1_zps2b1b677b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: TSS on March 17, 2014, 07:01:11 AM
Took the day off today and went skiing with my son. He didn't have school because it was some type of in service day for teachers.   Great day.   

Any pics of you guys ripping and tearing on the mountain?

No, did not take any.  I also decided to try a ski jump for the first time.  Turns out, not a great thing to try for the first time at age 45. It was ugly.  I lost a ski, a pole, and my hat.  No pain at the time - and I continued to ski for another couple of hours and had a great time.  The next day though, it felt like I had been in a minor to moderate automobile accident.  Almost back to normal today.  WISH I had a video - it was epic.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 17, 2014, 07:08:28 AM
Took the day off today and went skiing with my son. He didn't have school because it was some type of in service day for teachers.   Great day.   

Any pics of you guys ripping and tearing on the mountain?

No, did not take any.  I also decided to try a ski jump for the first time.  Turns out, not a great thing to try for the first time at age 45. It was ugly.  I lost a ski, a pole, and my hat.  No pain at the time - and I continued to ski for another couple of hours and had a great time.  The next day though, it felt like I had been in a minor to moderate automobile accident.  Almost back to normal today.  WISH I had a video - it was epic.

LOL.... I tried it first at age 58 snowboarding.... You'd think I'd have more sense!  :boom: fortunately on the bunny slope practice area at Sunrise... sounds like a similar outcome!  :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 17, 2014, 08:12:52 AM
Another day in paradise...
This morning at 6 AM, sunrise on the wife's F250 (click to enlarge)
Nice!  Hope to see a sunrise at some point this year around here :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on March 17, 2014, 09:16:03 AM
Tom:
Go ahead & rub it in. Was 20 this morning in STL. But will fondly think of you in July or August & those beautiful sunrises when you can cook your breakfast on the sidewalks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by the way TSS had same experience as Tom on skiing, in fact missed up my knee some right at the place Dave now works at & haven't done it since.
mikev
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 17, 2014, 09:26:07 AM
Tom:
Go ahead & rub it in. Was 20 this morning in STL. But will fondly think of you in July or August & those beautiful sunrises when you can cook your breakfast on the sidewalks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mikev
LOL... Too true!... But at least it saves on my natural gas bill and keeps the kitchen clean :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: futat2 on March 17, 2014, 01:03:52 PM
 
[/quote]

LOL.... I tried it first at age 58 snowboarding.... You'd think I'd have more sense!  :boom: fortunately on the bunny slope practice area at Sunrise... sounds like a similar outcome!  :P
[/quote]
 
Thats funny, the first and last time I tried to snowboard was at the Sunrise bunny slopes. Then a buddy talked me into trying the black slope. Long story short, I flipped down the mountain. Only broke my new board and no bones. Guess I was more flexible 23 years ago. Decided that day to stick with my skate boards in Phoenix.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 19, 2014, 03:02:50 PM
Yesterday on the way home from work I saw a GT40… red with white striping… pristine!  Spent my time maneuvering around him for a good look and listening to that power plant… couldn't get a pic (darn) and had enough sense not to challenge him.  Really sweet REAL Ford GT!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 19, 2014, 03:43:50 PM
That is one COOL sighting, Tom!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on March 19, 2014, 03:46:05 PM
Yesterday on the way home from work I saw a GT40… red with white striping… pristine!  Spent my time maneuvering around him for a good look and listening to that power plant… couldn't get a pic (darn) and had enough sense not to challenge him.  Really sweet REAL Ford GT!
Sweet ride for sure , But I really like the 2005/06  Ford  GT.

http://www.edmunds.com/ford/gt/2005/ (http://www.edmunds.com/ford/gt/2005/)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 19, 2014, 03:51:06 PM
Yesterday on the way home from work I saw a GT40… red with white striping… pristine!  Spent my time maneuvering around him for a good look and listening to that power plant… couldn't get a pic (darn) and had enough sense not to challenge him.  Really sweet REAL Ford GT!
Sweet ride for sure , But I really like the 2005/06  Ford  GT.

[url]http://www.edmunds.com/ford/gt/2005/[/url] ([url]http://www.edmunds.com/ford/gt/2005/[/url])


That's the one I want!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 19, 2014, 04:01:19 PM
Love the styling.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 19, 2014, 04:23:33 PM
Agree with the more power versions.  The car had a long history after Ford decided it wanted to beat Ferrari at it's own game.

Heres's a '69. pretty much the same body styling throughout.  The one I saw literally had this much rear rubber.
http://gt40.net/1969-ford-gt40-red-motortrend-wot/ (http://gt40.net/1969-ford-gt40-red-motortrend-wot/)  click the pics that come up
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on March 19, 2014, 04:25:29 PM
Love the styling.
Ford needs to bring it back  , we need a Vette / Viper Killer .
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 19, 2014, 04:28:08 PM
Love the styling.
Ford needs to bring it back  , we need a Vette / Viper Killer .

Why Not let it be the Gen 7 SHO?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on March 19, 2014, 04:41:52 PM
Love the styling.
Ford needs to bring it back  , we need a Vette / Viper Killer .

Why Not let it be the Gen 7 SHO?
  You mean Fords ball bustin budget version of the  Porsche Panamera ?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 19, 2014, 07:19:08 PM
+1 the last three posts! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 20, 2014, 04:27:26 AM
I am going to dream about this one.  Check out "my" wheels.  :clown:
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/fpv_gt_feb2008_zps80a8e795.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 20, 2014, 06:37:55 AM
I am going to dream about this one.  Check out "my" wheels.  :clown:
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/fpv_gt_feb2008_zps80a8e795.jpg[/url])


Definitely your wheels looking good on that Taurostang!  ;D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 20, 2014, 01:53:19 PM
I am going to dream about this one.  Check out "my" wheels.  :clown:
([url]http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/DJE624/fpv_gt_feb2008_zps80a8e795.jpg[/url])

Oh my....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on March 25, 2014, 11:11:47 AM
Here's a thing called CarPlay.  No selling, no fanboy , and please no debate on the old Apple vs PC crap please.  It's just info… and Ford is committed. It's just news in all the tech mags/sites. 
This could put a multitude of apps on the touch screen in your ride even though they live in your phone or tablet…. no necessity for more mounted hardware.   Very cool idea…
[url]http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/[/url] ([url]http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/[/url])
Cool idea yes..... apple vs pc debate = crap ?  Thats your opinion .
All personal use computers are  pc's and what differentiates them TODAY  is YOUR OS choice .
The top tier mfg's use the same high quality components be it Apple or the Boutique Winows based computers and tech support is on par as well.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: TSS on March 25, 2014, 05:26:44 PM
not a random thought but a random picture. I love this thing. 6-speed with clutch.
(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll62/mclspllc/Mobile%20Uploads/20140324_193305_zps85d87c9d.jpg) (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/mclspllc/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140324_193305_zps85d87c9d.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 25, 2014, 05:28:39 PM
not a random thought but a random picture. I love this thing. 6-speed with clutch.
([url]http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll62/mclspllc/Mobile%20Uploads/20140324_193305_zps85d87c9d.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s285.photobucket.com/user/mclspllc/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140324_193305_zps85d87c9d.jpg.html[/url])



I'm a first person game freak myself!  Love it!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: DJE624 on March 25, 2014, 05:51:22 PM
You are going to crash right in to the Fox News studio!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: JimiJak on April 11, 2014, 01:07:46 AM
Finally, the chance to virtually drive a John Stewart-Mobile around town via recumbent exercycle! And they said this day would never come.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 11, 2014, 09:12:32 PM
Saw a stock gold leaf MKS (10-12?) last evening, not sure it was EB, but those wheels sure look good, even more so when rolling!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on April 11, 2014, 09:42:10 PM
I saw a bone stock ruby red 2012 SHO pull up beside me and then turn into my
 " favorite " WalMart this morning .

Hell , the windows weren't even tinted and sitting up front were  2 elderly white haired ladies in their late 70's or better  .....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: MeanKS on April 12, 2014, 06:25:43 AM
I saw a bone stock ruby red 2012 SHO pull up beside me and then turn into my
 " favorite " WalMart this morning .

Hell , the windows weren't even tinted and sitting up front were  2 elderly white haired ladies in their late 70's or better  .....

looks like a sales-person did pretty well off them.

or maybe they knew exactly what they wanted  :-
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on April 12, 2014, 08:42:56 AM
I saw a bone stock ruby red 2012 SHO pull up beside me and then turn into my
 " favorite " WalMart this morning .

Hell , the windows weren't even tinted and sitting up front were  2 elderly white haired ladies in their late 70's or better  .....

looks like a sales-person did pretty well off them.

or maybe they knew exactly what they wanted  :-

I'm old enough to remember a the refrain of popular  Jan and Dean song (also performed by the Beach Boys... The Little Old Lady from Pasadena.... "go granny, go granny, go granny go!"
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on April 13, 2014, 12:12:21 PM
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a628/kbeck59/tmp_58c8eb198ac188e0546e33f96d974487-1913926053_zpsfec8efcd.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/kbeck59/media/tmp_58c8eb198ac188e0546e33f96d974487-1913926053_zpsfec8efcd.jpg.html)



http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/cops-chase-donut-truck-alleged-heist-18490252 (http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/cops-chase-donut-truck-alleged-heist-18490252)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on April 13, 2014, 12:25:47 PM
that is epic  :minigunner:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: JimiJak on April 18, 2014, 02:25:52 AM
that is epic  :minigunner:


http://youtu.be/WAExnkOcIJA (http://youtu.be/WAExnkOcIJA)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on April 18, 2014, 12:51:06 PM
that is epic  :minigunner:


[url]http://youtu.be/WAExnkOcIJA[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/WAExnkOcIJA[/url])



that's just wrong ...A Peep KILLER ! !
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on April 20, 2014, 01:22:29 PM
Happy Easter To All!

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       (= Y =)
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(((____/^\____)))
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on April 21, 2014, 07:18:40 PM
Here's a link to an article in today's Forbes Magazine... a bit long, but much understanding... worth the read... poor quality control among other issues is discussed.......... It seems that any reduction in greenhouse gasses gained from ethanol use in the combustion engine  is eclipsed by those created from it's production.

here's one quote:

"In 2014, the U.S. will use almost 5 billion bushels of corn to produce over 13 billion gallons of ethanol fuel. The grain required to fill a 25-gallon gas tank with ethanol can feed one person for a year, so the amount of corn used to make that 13 billion gallons of ethanol will not feed the almost 500 million people it was feeding in 2000. This is the entire population of the Western Hemisphere outside of the United States."

www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/20/its-final-corn-ethanol-is-of-no-use/ (http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/20/its-final-corn-ethanol-is-of-no-use/)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: REDSHOCGO on April 22, 2014, 04:42:29 PM
Here's a link to an article in today's Forbes Magazine... a bit long, but much understanding... worth the read... poor quality control among other issues is discussed.......... It seems that any reduction in greenhouse gasses gained from ethanol use in the combustion engine  is eclipsed by those created from it's production.

here's one quote:

"In 2014, the U.S. will use almost 5 billion bushels of corn to produce over 13 billion gallons of ethanol fuel. The grain required to fill a 25-gallon gas tank with ethanol can feed one person for a year, so the amount of corn used to make that 13 billion gallons of ethanol will not feed the almost 500 million people it was feeding in 2000. This is the entire population of the Western Hemisphere outside of the United States."

[url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/20/its-final-corn-ethanol-is-of-no-use/]www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/20/its-final-corn-ethanol-is-of-no-use/[/url] ([url]http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/20/its-final-corn-ethanol-is-of-no-use/[/url])

Wonder if that means a spike in prices due to this for consumable corn.....being a mid-westerner I do love my corn
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on May 01, 2014, 08:28:40 AM
Happy Birthday Mike... Many happy returns of the day!  (but not eco part returns!, LOL)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on May 01, 2014, 09:20:09 AM
Happy Birthday Mike... Many happy returns of the day!  (but not eco part returns!, LOL)

ditto ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 01, 2014, 12:49:39 PM
Here's a link to an article in today's Forbes Magazine... a bit long, but much understanding... worth the read... poor quality control among other issues is discussed.......... It seems that any reduction in greenhouse gasses gained from ethanol use in the combustion engine  is eclipsed by those created from it's production.

here's one quote:

"In 2014, the U.S. will use almost 5 billion bushels of corn to produce over 13 billion gallons of ethanol fuel. The grain required to fill a 25-gallon gas tank with ethanol can feed one person for a year, so the amount of corn used to make that 13 billion gallons of ethanol will not feed the almost 500 million people it was feeding in 2000. This is the entire population of the Western Hemisphere outside of the United States."

[url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/20/its-final-corn-ethanol-is-of-no-use/]www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/20/its-final-corn-ethanol-is-of-no-use/[/url] ([url]http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/20/its-final-corn-ethanol-is-of-no-use/[/url])

This is a valid concern of E-85.

With tech advances you may see it moving from corn to pretty much any cellulose plant material, wood, etc.

Hemp anyone?

Short term pain for long term gain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulosic_ethanol (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulosic_ethanol)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on May 15, 2014, 07:13:28 AM
Today is National Peace Officer's Day.

Thanks to bpd1151...  :bigthanx:

and apologies to anyone I left out due to my ignorance... We can sleep at night because of you guys!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on May 22, 2014, 08:03:25 AM
Boost?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on May 28, 2014, 06:10:26 PM
Smile I won the race no problem lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on May 29, 2014, 06:48:40 PM
Yesterday I installed an experimental update Anthony at LMS sent me.  It's based on the 4+ tune I've been running since it came out. I'm really happy to say it's a very positive update. So far I have no hard numbers but based on the good old "butt dyno" it's noticeably stronger.  I have felt no loss of the good manners the car has always had. Throttle response, low end torque, and strong pull throughout the RPM range all feel noticeably improved. I'm impressed with this tune so if you are running 4+, email Anthony and get your update ASAP. You won't be sorry!  I am running the 3BAR MAP and I don't know how much that has to do with what I'm feeling, but 2 BAR or 3 BAR, give this bad boy a try.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: southtxSHO on May 29, 2014, 07:07:16 PM
Yesterday I installed an experimental update Anthony at LMS sent me.  It's based on the 4+ tune I've been running since it came out. I'm really happy to say it's a very positive update. So far I have no hard numbers but based on the good old "butt dyno" it's noticeably stronger.  I have felt no loss of the good manners the car has always had. Throttle response, low end torque, and strong pull throughout the RPM range all feel noticeably improved. I'm impressed with this tune so if you are running 4+, email Anthony and get your update ASAP. You won't be sorry!  I am running the 3BAR MAP and I don't know how much that has to do with what I'm feeling, but 2 BAR or 3 BAR, give this bad boy a try.

Thanks for the info , will be emailing Anthony right now !

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on May 29, 2014, 08:00:11 PM
Good to hear, Larry!  Do you know if this update applies to both the Gen IV & V's or only the Gen IV?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: bpd1151 on May 29, 2014, 11:45:02 PM
Today is National Peace Officer's Day.

Thanks to bpd1151...  :bigthanx:

and apologies to anyone I left out due to my ignorance... We can sleep at night because of you guys!

Thank you. Truly much appreciated.

Been a busy few weeks now that the weather's warmed up.

There are many that serve that keep us all collectively safe. My hat's off to everyone.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on May 30, 2014, 05:01:44 AM

Good to hear, Larry!  Do you know if this update applies to both the Gen IV & V's or only the Gen IV?
This update is for '10 through '12. This is a quote from Anthony:

"This is an overall improved version of the tune you were running previously with more boost as well.  Better shift points , firmness, throttle response, and higher boost levels for the 3 bar map as well."

What's not to like?  I've heard they may give it a new name! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Txstrmhntr on June 05, 2014, 10:04:40 AM
I think I have an addiction. I purposely park my car in visible sight of the break area at work so when I take a break I can look at it.....

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on June 05, 2014, 04:50:48 PM
I think I have an addiction. I purposely park my car in visible sight of the break area at work so when I take a break I can look at it.....

Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
You too? 

LOL!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on June 16, 2014, 06:51:11 PM
New Law

http://autos.aol.com/article/illinois-bans-traffic-ticket-quotas/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cresponsive%7Cdl5%7Csec3_lnk4%26pLid%3D489400 (http://autos.aol.com/article/illinois-bans-traffic-ticket-quotas/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cresponsive%7Cdl5%7Csec3_lnk4%26pLid%3D489400)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on June 17, 2014, 03:37:21 AM
Why there were ever quotas in the first place is confounding.  Muddies the waters where the mission of law enforcement is concerned.  Don't cops have enough to do without having to worry about something like this?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on June 20, 2014, 10:25:04 AM
A mini van to be proud of..  and we seriously need a bigger fuel pump.

http://www.superstreetonline.com/featuredvehicles/1407_bisimoto_2014_honda_odyssey_ex/?eml=857403&sp_rid=4849785 (http://www.superstreetonline.com/featuredvehicles/1407_bisimoto_2014_honda_odyssey_ex/?eml=857403&sp_rid=4849785)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on June 20, 2014, 11:28:44 AM
Note that the automatic transmission was dismissed in favor of a 6-speed, probably due to cost & reliability reasons.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on June 20, 2014, 11:38:27 AM
Love the giant inter cooler
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 03, 2014, 01:52:16 PM
Almost fainted when I saw a (rare sighting) Gen IV SHO (black, stock wheels) at the local farm.  Didn't get to know/chat with the owner tho :(  Need to keep some EBPF cards handy :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on July 03, 2014, 09:22:55 PM
Almost fainted when I saw a (rare sighting) Gen IV SHO (black, stock wheels) at the local farm.  Didn't get to know/chat with the owner tho :(  Need to keep some EBPF cards handy :D
No pics.......>:(
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 04, 2014, 12:27:29 AM
I know, right?  The SHO hadn't been cleaned recently, so I didn't want to (potentially) embarass the owner.  Plus there was enough foot & vehicular traffic keeping me distracted (late afternoon, plenty of tykes running about).
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on July 05, 2014, 09:18:22 PM
Joined the cracked windshield clan today :-(
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 05, 2014, 09:34:35 PM
Joined the cracked windshield clan today :-(
What happened???
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: glock-coma on July 05, 2014, 09:35:44 PM
Joined the cracked windshield clan today :-(
I feel your pain.
I got a small chip in the lower passenger side corner on my way back from vacation.  Definitely need to get that fixed before it cracks/spreads.
I think the rock bounced off the hood, I have a small scratch that lines right up with it. 

When you get your windshield replaced try to stay with the ford OEM sound screen glass.
I had a bad experience with guardian brand glass.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on July 05, 2014, 10:29:57 PM
Joined the cracked windshield clan today :-(
What happened???

Not sure.  When I washed the car the other day I found a chip at the very top Center.  But it had chipped out the top above the adhesive line.   This crack starts about 6 inches to the passenger side of that run down the windshield vertically about 8 inches then y's out across the glass :-(  no star or large chip that I could see.

The wife was driving it.  Parked it outside for a bit...couple hours I guess and when she came out there was this crack!? !?!?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: khvistagt on July 06, 2014, 09:55:52 AM
I feel your pain!  I washed my 2013 SHO yesterday and when I was drying it I noticed the windshield was cracked. WTF?  It started at the top and spreads out kinda like an upside down Y pattern.   There are no chips in the glass like a stone hit it or anything like that.  Very strange??? 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 06, 2014, 11:38:09 AM
Beginning to sound more and more like defective glass or install to me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 10, 2014, 01:47:39 PM
Random picture time! (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/me6a7ahy.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/guzubu3a.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/zy3epesu.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/u9e6uzup.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/areve4yg.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/umata4um.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 10, 2014, 01:52:49 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/7yqutede.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/ra4yja8e.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/u9u8emu4.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/mymy4aje.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 10, 2014, 03:23:41 PM
Always loved pics of lightning (the real thing :) )!  How did you fit the 302 in the SHO engine bay???
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Concours.John on July 10, 2014, 03:45:08 PM
Finished fixing a broken arm and diffuser on this thing today. Have to finish clean up for show and 3 others going,
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 10, 2014, 03:48:18 PM
Always loved pics of lightning (the real thing :) )!  How did you fit the 302 in the SHO engine bay???

Yeah last night we had an incredible storm. Managed to get some nice pictures. As for the 302 it took a very large shoe horn haha.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 13, 2014, 12:17:42 AM
Why it pays to keep up with service advisories:

http://www.revbase.com/BBBMOTOR/TSb/DownloadPdf?id=183121 (http://www.revbase.com/BBBMOTOR/TSb/DownloadPdf?id=183121)

*** 13T01
Demonstration/Delivery Hold 2013-2014 Model Year Edge, Explorer, And Taurus Vehicles Waterpump Weep Hole Blockage Product Enhancement
Certain vehicles Built Oct 2, 2013-Oct 9, 2013

Have this issue checked for also while at the dealer.  etis.ford.com + VIN can get you your build date if you don't find it on any stickers on the vehicle's body.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 13, 2014, 12:51:55 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/13/vy5a4agy.jpg)

Quick! Get to the hospital! Oh wait... still charging.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Silkysmooth02 on July 15, 2014, 09:08:12 PM
12hr work day........time to go to sleep!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on July 15, 2014, 09:09:46 PM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/13/vy5a4agy.jpg[/url])

Quick! Get to the hospital! Oh wait... still charging.

Unplug it
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on July 15, 2014, 09:10:26 PM
12hr work day........time to go to sleep!!
Night night keep yo butt hole tight
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 15, 2014, 09:15:38 PM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/13/vy5a4agy.jpg[/url])

Quick! Get to the hospital! Oh wait... still charging.

Unplug it

Damn!! Why didn't I think of that! Haha
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on July 15, 2014, 09:23:57 PM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/13/vy5a4agy.jpg[/url])

Quick! Get to the hospital! Oh wait... still charging.

Unplug it

Damn!! Why didn't I think of that! Haha

I'd never do it now, 5 years ago.....yes!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 17, 2014, 08:20:01 AM
As I find myself parking away from all other cars deep in parking lots, and at times being forced into the herd...a thought of a door ding bar that maybe extends out to attach from wheel well to wheel well with rubber support bar in middle....hmmm
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ShoBoat on July 17, 2014, 11:06:43 AM
I ran into the new electric Caddy, not really feeling it.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 17, 2014, 11:55:03 AM
I ran into the new electric Caddy, not really feeling it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Well if you ran into it you should of felt something.... hah
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ShoBoat on July 17, 2014, 11:55:46 AM

I ran into the new electric Caddy, not really feeling it.


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Well if you ran into it you should of felt something.... hah

haha


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 17, 2014, 06:01:03 PM
What do you guys think of this exhaust sound?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrDYcAuiEyw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrDYcAuiEyw)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on July 18, 2014, 08:26:47 AM
Placed order for 3 parts Wednesday. Shipping notices yesterday.all parts being shipped from east cost.  New York Pennsylvania and Florida.  One part each shipped by a different carrier.  Ups fedex and usps. 

But I'm to get one part on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.

Very random.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 18, 2014, 09:47:10 AM
Hopefully they all deliver quicker than expected.  I know with Fedex, estimated delivery date has been way off.  UPS comes closest to accurate.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 18, 2014, 03:19:56 PM
If I could only zip through the phone lines and drop into that customer service room of comcast....pleeeeeeaase. ..10 minutes that's all...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 18, 2014, 03:21:05 PM
I'm afraid we can't let you do that, sir!  Please step back ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 18, 2014, 03:31:41 PM
Ahhhhhh, is all I can say. Hour and a half to disconnect service. ..we were being charged $226 a month (no pay channels). At very end they offer me $119 a month...lol...if you can handle talking to a complete moron for that long you too can score a deal...me, I laughed(hysterically) and asked why they care now...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 18, 2014, 03:41:30 PM
Sadly, never had luck with Comcast either.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 18, 2014, 09:13:41 PM
Anyone know if it's possible to change the ambient lighting color when you open the door?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on July 19, 2014, 04:19:54 AM
Correct me if i am wrong,i know the non PP have it,you control the feature with the steering wheel function,i know the button by the headlight switch is the insrument cluster dim switch i recall it having several colors,oooo.haaa
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 19, 2014, 05:47:15 AM
While doors are open the color change button does not work here either.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on July 19, 2014, 09:37:55 AM
Saw a pre production Challenger Hellcat
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 19, 2014, 10:50:32 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/yrupe3et.jpg)
Ahhh...first time it's been rained on in 2 months
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on July 19, 2014, 06:23:47 PM
Placed order for 3 parts Wednesday. Shipping notices yesterday.all parts being shipped from east cost.  New York Pennsylvania and Florida.  One part each shipped by a different carrier.  Ups fedex and usps. 

But I'm to get one part on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.

Very random.


United states postal service wins the race.  I was just informed my new 3 bar boost sensor arrived today from rock auto.  Assuming I got the right one of course.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 19, 2014, 06:25:36 PM
Nice, I passed up paying the extra money for 3 day on obdlink order and usps got here in 2 for free!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 20, 2014, 04:05:12 PM
So this is the kind of local dealership I have. This is a used MKS on the lot that they have on the front row with a Ballon and everything lol. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/y3urasup.jpg)

Don't mind the trim half way torn off.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 20, 2014, 04:35:09 PM
So the tesla model s and benz s550 both weigh more than the sho... so that's comforting.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 20, 2014, 04:55:57 PM
Is that the optional winged trim mod
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 21, 2014, 07:42:42 AM
Maybe it's a transformer?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on July 21, 2014, 09:06:52 AM
Hah. Trim must be listed as optional.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 21, 2014, 09:28:38 AM
Hah. Trim must be listed as optional.
Nice
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 24, 2014, 07:11:37 AM
Day off, family went to the zoo (again), think it's a golf day!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 24, 2014, 03:51:37 PM
About to wash the truck and I see this
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/25/yvygynam.jpg)
Is that a key job?#&/#!!#/
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ecoboostsho on July 24, 2014, 05:32:05 PM
Oh man...that sucks.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 24, 2014, 06:00:25 PM
Oh man...that sucks.
She's far from perfect condition with a 155k on her. But really, drivers door too, some people are just a - holes.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ShoBoat on July 24, 2014, 06:06:43 PM

Oh man...that sucks.
She's far from perfect condition with a 155k on her. But really, drivers door too, some people are just a - holes.

Makes me re-think the idea of an electrified body alarm system. That would discourage this kind of BS. Just a little jolt would do it maybe 10k volts ;)


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 24, 2014, 06:10:51 PM
Sign me up>:( go pro cam remote wired to the setup so you get to watch it too!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 24, 2014, 10:30:15 PM
So sorry to see this, totally uncalled for!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 25, 2014, 03:25:04 PM
So sorry to see this, totally uncalled for!
Thx...my OCD kicked in as I took the Polish to door, 2 hours later entire truck done...05 ext. trailblazer is alot of truck
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 25, 2014, 06:25:43 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/26/y5utabut.jpg)
Little night time charity work for buddies mom.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 25, 2014, 09:07:12 PM
Nice, & nice!  OCD is not a bad thing to have, when focused :)  Did you rebuild the entire engine?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 25, 2014, 09:21:51 PM
Just replacing carb. Great stuff here. She's had it worked on recently (twice) and didn't like service so I said if anything happens I'll take care of you. So fwd. to getting air filter off and seeing a bolt stuck in carb holding flap open(man I should of took a pic)? As I twist the metal wires about and tilt carb I hear it fall and can't find it in towel I had down right there. Think hmmmmm, maybe I saw it wrong. Nope, puck up towel and there's mystery bolt. Also had wrong size o - ring on other side. Had to stop because I just can't bring myself to squeeze that o - ring in there. New one tomorrow.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 25, 2014, 09:48:41 PM
Wonder if a Holley 4 barrel with an Edelbrock intake would fit on there?  Hmmm ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 25, 2014, 10:06:54 PM
Wonder if a Holley 4 barrel with an Edelbrock intake would fit on there?  Hmmm ...

Ha...maybe on this
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/26/yhuba5ys.jpg)
He was pretty happy with surprise stop at R/C store for b day present.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on July 26, 2014, 02:21:11 AM
A nitro powered lawn mower.. Tim Taylor would be proud
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 26, 2014, 04:01:02 AM
A nitro powered lawn mower.. Tim Taylor would be proud
Glad he didn't try the hair-cutting profession!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 26, 2014, 07:13:40 AM
Here's pic of what I saw in carb last night (this is me putting bolt back in carb)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/26/sevesehe.jpg)
Bolt happen to be perfect match for air filter but both were already there, hmmmm. Big thx to Briggs & Stratton, all ten bolts and nuts were same size!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 28, 2014, 07:18:33 AM
Guy on Facebook, sho owners thing, with Hennessey tune only saying 12.5 and 12.6 runs?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on July 28, 2014, 07:27:46 AM
Any idea on the track & conditions to go with that claim?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 28, 2014, 07:33:05 AM
In Texas, mentioned that'd be fastest tune only SHO, but would require time slip for the honor. We'll see? Maybe, as I asked about track times they responded with 12.5 and 12.6. Sort of generic answer for actually having times.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 28, 2014, 07:56:40 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/28/ja4u5ezu.jpg)
OK...really thinking someone here may be responsible for this
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on July 28, 2014, 01:51:06 PM
Just received my first recall notice in the mail for my 13 SHO,REGARDING the license plate lamp assembly which I had performed about a month ago.this is affecting 2010-2014.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: kinder on July 28, 2014, 04:07:08 PM
In Texas, mentioned that'd be fastest tune only SHO, but would require time slip for the honor. We'll see? Maybe, as I asked about track times they responded with 12.5 and 12.6. Sort of generic answer for actually having times.

Our cars can pull that off.

Any of us can do that. Tell your tuner you want it tuned for max boost and not for road/safe/reliable daily use. Throw caution to the wind and you too can have a ticking time bomb rocket of a SHO. ;P
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 28, 2014, 06:20:05 PM
Just received my first recall notice in the mail for my 13 SHO,REGARDING the license plate lamp assembly which I had performed about a month ago.this is affecting 2010-2014.
Arrived today.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on July 28, 2014, 06:20:43 PM
In Texas, mentioned that'd be fastest tune only SHO, but would require time slip for the honor. We'll see? Maybe, as I asked about track times they responded with 12.5 and 12.6. Sort of generic answer for actually having times.

Our cars can pull that off.

Any of us can do that. Tell your tuner you want it tuned for max boost and not for road/safe/reliable daily use. Throw caution to the wind and you too can have a ticking time bomb rocket of a SHO. ;P
Roger that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 01, 2014, 06:11:35 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/tymu4ezu.jpg)
Lovely Michigan roadways. These are all the way down the street. This one in question would be in the middle range for height and sticking out in the road.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 01, 2014, 07:12:45 PM
Tire Buster Award!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 01, 2014, 08:14:36 PM
First MKC in person. Pretty cool car. Can't get a good pic at night.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/9e9yhe7e.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 01, 2014, 09:06:16 PM
This guy parked next to me at work today.  I bet this grandpa is the life of the party...

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh507/pokermunkee/RoadRageSucks_zps3e259741.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 02, 2014, 05:39:09 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/hy4ysary.jpg)
There's the mechanics well in pole barn.  The horror story that lies underneath to come.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 03, 2014, 05:18:37 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/ra6u6asu.jpg)
Demolition derby's are awesome!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 04, 2014, 06:30:22 AM
This guy
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/ape5ytuh.jpg)
Was ready to leave the course after 9 holes....but
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/yqaza9an.jpg)
Made this shot from 155 out for eagle on par 4...perma-grin til we left...lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 04, 2014, 06:57:39 AM
Awesome it's always the little things that can really put a smile on your face.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 04, 2014, 07:14:49 AM
Awesome it's always the little things that can really put a smile on your face.
Golf...4 letter word...how quickly attitudes can change with one swing...he really needed it...after watching me pull an eagle the last 2 rounds he mentioned he wanted to say "eagle 1 to eagle 2, over and out" before the round as this was his first eagle.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 04, 2014, 07:37:49 AM
Impressive, eagle on par 4 :thumb:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 05, 2014, 07:06:23 AM
Impressive, eagle on par 4 :thumb:
All luck, lol...he hit it and says "oh $hit", we watch it land well short of the green and roll in with about 10' of break...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 05, 2014, 07:08:06 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/05/y5u2arap.jpg)
After 5 hours of cleaning yesterday it's sparkling again. Thinking this tank kills way to much time in the summer with all the maintenence.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 05, 2014, 09:07:19 AM
After 5 hours of cleaning yesterday it's sparkling again. Thinking this tank kills way to much time in the summer with all the maintenence.
The price you pay for not running the screensaver and wanting the real thing ;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 05, 2014, 09:18:22 AM
Well if anyone sees a good looking silver sho in the springs this week it's me!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 05, 2014, 09:58:30 AM
After 5 hours of cleaning yesterday it's sparkling again. Thinking this tank kills way to much time in the summer with all the maintenence.
The price you pay for not running the screensaver and wanting the real thing ;)
Feeling the pain. Tank was empty for 5 years. Blaming it on the SHO too. Didn't realize when shopping for grilles that mobsteel was no longer doing them and noticed they were located in Brighton area where a known cichlid breeder is. One thing led to another.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 05, 2014, 10:31:30 AM
I used to have a 55g full of african cichlids as well.  Was fun when I was single and no kids.  Didn't set it up again after moving from Vegas to Colorado.  I don't even have time to wax my car anymore!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: vernonator on August 05, 2014, 10:55:37 AM
I used to have a 55g full of african cichlids as well.  Was fun when I was single and no kids.  Didn't set it up again after moving from Vegas to Colorado.  I don't even have time to wax my car anymore!

Ain't that the truth...damn kids burn up way too much time. I guess I could NOT coach two softball teams, but then I would just have to sit on the bleachers during all those games and talk to the wife. Hmmmm....nah...coaching it is :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 05, 2014, 11:32:04 AM
I used to have a 55g full of african cichlids as well.  Was fun when I was single and no kids.  Didn't set it up again after moving from Vegas to Colorado.  I don't even have time to wax my car anymore!
This is our last tank (90) from when we use to breed them also. Had a room with over 30 tanks. Then the 2nd kid popped out and bye-bye fish tanks. Have a 180 acrylic in garage that's gonna get the best filter system I can muster up for current fish as they are growing fast.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 05, 2014, 01:23:21 PM
30 ... tanks ... definitely a fulltime job & then some!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 05, 2014, 01:41:15 PM
30 ... tanks ... definitely a fulltime job & then some!
Oh yeah...1-2 hrs a day with a weekly 10 hrs clean...you could say I don't miss it
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 05, 2014, 06:55:26 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/06/u9ezatu9.jpg)
Rained, damn rain is no fun.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 05, 2014, 07:53:04 PM
As long as it beads on the paint :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 06, 2014, 04:28:00 AM
As long as it beads on the paint :)

Amen...zoomed in it looks like paint drops...new screen saver
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/06/a5a7y4a4.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 06, 2014, 05:58:19 AM
Picture day. It won't let me upload the full resolution so 400x 266 is all we get. The original 4608x3072 is stunning.  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/06/nyjy9u8a.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/06/a2a6ahyd.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 06, 2014, 06:05:16 AM
Looking very solid...bet that silver sparkles as the sun sets!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 06, 2014, 06:07:38 AM
Picture day. It won't let me upload the full resolution so 400x 266 is all we get. The original 4608x3072 is stunning.
Nice!  Put up a link off of PB or flickr :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 06, 2014, 02:56:06 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/07/y6esuhy2.jpg)
Drove by this place today.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 06, 2014, 03:33:55 PM
For some reason thought of this:
(http://usarmy.vo.llnwd.net/e2/c/images/2014/07/01/352579/original.jpg)

Aberdeen Proving Ground :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 06, 2014, 05:14:34 PM
Sitting in line at Milan Dragway! !!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 06, 2014, 05:35:03 PM
First 2 runs after hour drive and lined right up.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/07/ejyqy9ab.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ecoboostsho on August 06, 2014, 06:00:09 PM
Nice times!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 06, 2014, 06:27:06 PM
Thx...after those 2 I decided to flash tune again....bad idea???
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 06, 2014, 10:27:42 PM
Got a recall notice from Ford today.  Right halfshaft... Left click images to enlarge them.

(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/photo1-10_zpsc32da217.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/photo1-10_zpsc32da217.jpg.html)
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/photo2-10_zps95200cb1.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/photo2-10_zps95200cb1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on August 07, 2014, 04:59:15 AM
Got a recall notice from Ford today.  Right halfshaft... Left click images to enlarge them.

([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/photo1-10_zpsc32da217.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/photo1-10_zpsc32da217.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/photo2-10_zps95200cb1.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/photo2-10_zps95200cb1.jpg.html[/url])
Did you get one for the rear license frame assembly ,BIGMaC ? It takes a couple weeks to order.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 07, 2014, 05:05:31 AM
Didn't get one for the rear license lamp. I think they are trying to confine that to places with a lot of snow/rain/chemicals on the roads...


 But I will mention the TSB and the corrosion I cleaned out of the right side... Try to get a 2fer.

BTW, no halfshaft symptoms noted
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 07, 2014, 06:07:22 AM
Tell them about the sand storms out your way, BiGMaC!  That stuff gets in everything!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 07, 2014, 06:54:11 PM
http://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/2015-ford-falcon-xr8-revealed-29058#.U-QtLMrnYm9 (http://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/2015-ford-falcon-xr8-revealed-29058#.U-QtLMrnYm9)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 07, 2014, 07:47:06 PM
Tell them about the sand storms out your way, BiGMaC!  That stuff gets in everything!

Here's a shot of a recent habboob as we call them… yea Manu, the dust gets in and through everything and reduces visibility to near zero… but i fear it won't get me a new license plate light. The wall of dust is about 1500' tall.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/photo1-10_zps15fc92ca.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/photo1-10_zps15fc92ca.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 07, 2014, 07:51:06 PM
That's crazy! Looks like a nightmare.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 07, 2014, 08:01:19 PM
That's crazy! Looks like a nightmare.

…LOL, and this pic was taken at 2pm and you can see it was getting dark!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 07, 2014, 08:06:34 PM
That's crazy! Looks like a nightmare.

…LOL, and this pic was taken at 2pm and you can see it was getting dark!
You pull a u - turn and gun it...is that dust cloud faster than the SHO?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 07, 2014, 08:14:49 PM
That's crazy! Looks like a nightmare.

…LOL, and this pic was taken at 2pm and you can see it was getting dark!
You pull a u - turn and gun it...is that dust cloud faster than the SHO?
moves about 40mph…. but doesn't stop for gas or red lights LOL

Best is often to pull way off the road and turn off your lights.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 07, 2014, 08:25:38 PM
How often they roll through?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 07, 2014, 08:50:08 PM
Dust storms are pretty common... Vary with time of year.. Maybe average 1-2/month... But a true habboob only 1-2x/ year here... Between Phx and Tucson at least twice that.  Reminds us how small we are in the scheme of things! LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 08, 2014, 07:25:26 AM
Just started seeing them on the news a couple years ago. Did they always occur and I just wasn't aware or is it more frequently happening now why it's been covered?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 08, 2014, 11:25:00 AM
We have 2 driving seasons here in Michigan. Ice and snow, and the orange barrel season.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/09/de8abenu.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 08, 2014, 01:47:28 PM
Actually always hapened... here's a video... in the middle part you get a close-up of the airport disappearing...
http://youtu.be/8W4Cx44XKZ4 (http://youtu.be/8W4Cx44XKZ4)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 08, 2014, 02:31:35 PM
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol "Sandstorm Chase" Movie Clip Official [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQYNzJXJnDI#ws)
Heeeere's Tom!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 08, 2014, 03:01:09 PM
Trying to make me feel bad Manu?... The Tom in your vid still has hair!  LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 08, 2014, 03:11:32 PM
They all wear rugs nowadays, so no worries!  LOL

BTW, if you're gonna push me to make a comment, hope this pacifies you ;)
(http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/1010000/1010062_9534_1024x2000.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 08, 2014, 03:12:02 PM
LOL...sure does make you feel a bit smaller...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 09, 2014, 04:22:46 AM
Walk into local Kroger yesterday and notice all the shelves in produce section were empty on my way to the bakery counter to order a cake for youngest sons bday party. Didn't think much of it until I pass through the meat section on the way to grab a gallon of milk and everything is empty and being cleaned. Hmmmm....Get to the milk coolers and there is yellow emergency tape through all the handles and a little sign saying "sorry for the inconvenience, but at this time fresh produce is not for sale". Turn and notice the entire butter, cheese, and yogurt set of coolers are empty also...

Just purchased stuff from all these coolers a day prior...

Looks like dinners getting overcooked!

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 09, 2014, 04:36:20 AM
Better safe than sorry!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 09, 2014, 06:41:24 AM
LMS just released video of the motor build and dyno #'s on the 3.5 ecoboost.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 09, 2014, 08:23:11 AM
LMS just released video of the motor build and dyno #'s on the 3.5 ecoboost.

Thanks!

For those looking:
World's highest horsepower EcoBoost Taurus SHO by Livernois Motorsports (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSlvKcG3neo#ws)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 09, 2014, 03:32:15 PM
LMS just released video of the motor build and dyno #'s on the 3.5 ecoboost.

Thanks!

For those looking:
World's highest horsepower EcoBoost Taurus SHO by Livernois Motorsports ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSlvKcG3neo#ws[/url])


...I hope everyone knows this SHO belongs to our very own Mike (bpd1151)... Congrats Mike!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 09, 2014, 03:37:04 PM
Wow, sh%t just got real! lol

Mid 11's on race fuel?  Low 11's?

Hope to see track #'s soon...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 09, 2014, 04:16:56 PM
Here's what the Wallace Racing Calculator predicts.... Awaiting real life results from Mike.
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Junk/BPDQuaterpossible_zps7b3a04ff.png) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Junk/BPDQuaterpossible_zps7b3a04ff.png.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 09, 2014, 05:12:41 PM
Here's what the Wallace Racing Calculator predicts.... Awaiting real life results from Mike.
Yikes!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 09, 2014, 11:21:10 PM
Here's what the Wallace Racing Calculator predicts.... Awaiting real life results from Mike.
Yikes!

As Mike pointed out to me... if the calcu;lsator is for CHP, then add 20% and gett these numbers for the quarter:
computed from your vehicle weight of 4250 pounds and HP of 740 is 10.43 seconds and MPH of 129.56 MPH.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 10, 2014, 03:07:42 AM
Teaser vid here:
http://youtu.be/P1aag3AaYJY (http://youtu.be/P1aag3AaYJY)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 10, 2014, 06:20:08 AM
So, his original motor blew up?  That's two motors with upgraded turbos/meth tuned by LMS that have gone recently (A6).  Ouch.  Do we have details on what went wrong with both? 

Damn, that girl is smokn' lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 10, 2014, 06:23:08 AM
Guess that warning of 450 hp was pretty accurate!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: glock-coma on August 10, 2014, 06:53:35 AM
Teaser vid here:
[url]http://youtu.be/P1aag3AaYJY[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/P1aag3AaYJY[/url])

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/10/ure5e6em.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 10, 2014, 07:36:15 AM
So, his original motor blew up?  That's two motors with upgraded turbos/meth tuned by LMS that have gone recently (A6).  Ouch.  Do we have details on what went wrong with both? 

What blown engine?...Not bpd's ....I must have missed something, could you clarify? ...TIA
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 10, 2014, 07:45:24 AM
So, his original motor blew up?  That's two motors with upgraded turbos/meth tuned by LMS that have gone recently (A6).  Ouch.  Do we have details on what went wrong with both? 

?...I missed something, could you clarify? ...TIA

SHodded posted the teaser video a few posts above.  Jeff, Mike's photographer, says the other motor blew in the beginning of the video.  The video has in the last hour been removed from Youtube..
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: HKMediaChicago on August 10, 2014, 08:09:31 AM
So, his original motor blew up?  That's two motors with upgraded turbos/meth tuned by LMS that have gone recently (A6).  Ouch.  Do we have details on what went wrong with both? 


?...I missed something, could you clarify? ...TIA


SHodded posted the teaser video a few posts above.  Jeff, Mike's photographer, says the other motor blew in the beginning of the video.  The video has in the last hour been removed from Youtube..


Hi yes - I did indeed remove it earlier since I notice grammatical errors late last night/early morning when I was still putting them together via VideoPad Editor. However given I have been up for nearly 20 hours straight, I was exhausted and opted to fix the issues in the morning, which is why this morning I took it down and had to re-edit the primary file.

The video hasn't changed, just fixed the spelling mistakes and the lighting issue (seemed a bit dark at least on my computer)..

Here is the link:

http://youtu.be/3kdm-Lj6UwE (http://youtu.be/3kdm-Lj6UwE)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 10, 2014, 08:53:41 AM
Watched the vid... don't see the blown engine... Maybe bpd will chime in.... I thought he drove the car to LMS like steve says.  Jeff says the engine in Mike's car was never blown.

Jeff's post on this is here: http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,2162.msg53280.html#msg53280 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,2162.msg53280.html#msg53280)

The rumor mill should stop turning.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 10, 2014, 08:58:17 AM
This is exactly why I abandoned any ideas of picking up A6's turbos, because I'm not interested in building a motor. Meth will be the final frontier for me.
Well, you might go with TWO tanks of methanol as it seems in bpd's current setup :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ShoBoat on August 10, 2014, 09:12:10 AM
Strange, I go weeks without ever seeing another SHO in these parts. On the way to the track on Friday I see 3? One was an exact copy if mine lol. Although it was stock. I forgot how high they ride in the stock springs.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ShoBoat on August 10, 2014, 09:15:52 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/11/sy4a4u3y.jpg)

Enough said.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 10, 2014, 09:42:53 AM
Blown comments were removed in edited video at the 1:20 mark.  Oh well.  No rumors, me and others heard it. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on August 10, 2014, 10:31:32 AM
Strange, I go weeks without ever seeing another SHO in these parts. On the way to the track on Friday I see 3? One was an exact copy if mine lol. Although it was stock. I forgot how high they ride in the stock springs.

It is wierd... but usually reminds me we have something a bit special!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on August 10, 2014, 12:24:52 PM
Finally got a little work done on my pickup. Upgrades and maintenance are coming at a pace considerably slower than I'd envisioned! Running much better now. Vac. advance seems to be advancing a tad too much. And mechanical a tad too little. As always, a work in progress. :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-08-07%2023.45.02_zpsa9d0ifto.jpg) (http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-08-07%2023.45.02_zpsa9d0ifto.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 10, 2014, 07:12:40 PM
Old pickup, new block?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 11, 2014, 06:43:52 AM
Anyone believe in chiropractors? I have a sharp pain in my back ever since I turned around to get my son something in his car seat, two weeks now.  Pain doesn't happen all the time, just when neck is turned a certain position. 

Wondering if one visit to the chiropractor will fix this?  I don't want to get on a weekly/monthly scheduled visit.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 11, 2014, 06:47:32 AM
Anyone believe in chiropractors? I have a sharp pain in my back ever since I turned around to get my son something in his car seat, two weeks now.  Pain doesn't happen all the time, just when neck is turned a certain position. 

Wondering if one visit to the chiropractor will fix this?  I don't want to get on a weekly/monthly scheduled visit.
Yes...but only for situations like yours...random pain fixes for usually a pinched nerve that has muscles in spasms...my woman goes a few times a month and it really helps her out...

I've only been twice and it fixed me both times. They will pitch you on buying a package that you "need", false, do the stretching they suggest and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ecoboostsho on August 11, 2014, 07:18:20 AM
Anyone believe in chiropractors? I have a sharp pain in my back ever since I turned around to get my son something in his car seat, two weeks now.  Pain doesn't happen all the time, just when neck is turned a certain position. 

Wondering if one visit to the chiropractor will fix this?  I don't want to get on a weekly/monthly scheduled visit.
Yes...but only for situations like yours...random pain fixes for usually a pinched nerve that has muscles in spasms...my woman goes a few times a month and it really helps her out...

I've only been twice and it fixed me both times. They will pitch you on buying a package that you "need", false, do the stretching they suggest and you'll be fine.
Same philosophy here.  I haven't been in years and don't go unless I need to.  I went through a year of back problems with physical therapists to no avail - I also went to one traditional chiropractor and he quite possibly made it worse.  I was in a ton of pain and then found a non-traditional chiropractor that was actually in our clinic.  He treats you until you are better and doesn't keep trying to bring you back for the ongoing maintenance stuff.  He took the time to understand what was wrong...and did some xrays before he went near my back.  He literally changed my life...I went from being miserable every single day to walking out of his office almost pain free after he put my back in to place.  I felt it move and I felt instant relief and I am not a believer in general so to speak.  I certainly do believe they are necessary now...you just need to find a good one which can be a challenge.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 11, 2014, 07:30:39 AM
X2 on that stuff^^^...if in Southeast Michigan,  at 22 & Shoener (spelling escapes me), Gigante chiropractic, owned, operated and ran by Wayne. Tell him Rich sent you.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 11, 2014, 07:31:33 AM
Only part of my post SHOwed up?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 11, 2014, 07:33:34 AM
Used the left pointing arrow (less than symbol) and everything after it didn't post until I deleted it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 11, 2014, 07:34:03 AM
Our chiropractor has been good 4 us:  Dr. Doug Beech in Bethesda, MD.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 11, 2014, 07:35:21 AM
Which part of your post was the symbol supposed to appear in?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 11, 2014, 07:41:18 AM
Which part of your post was the symbol supposed to appear in?
Right after the first paranthasese and before spelling ...this symbol to be clear "<"
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 11, 2014, 07:41:45 AM
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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 11, 2014, 07:42:16 AM
As it ate the rest of post...lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 11, 2014, 07:50:46 AM
Ah, the Pacman symbol.  I C Now.  Will look into it, really odd ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on August 11, 2014, 12:11:52 PM
Old pickup, new block?


Not that extravagant, unfortunately! Haha
Old truck, old block, old...everything.

Just updated a little. Trying to improve road worthiness right now.
XD
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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 11, 2014, 04:16:40 PM
^^^nice truck

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/2u3e5ube.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 11, 2014, 05:41:45 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/6ema6e7y.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/meqaqypy.jpg)

It's been raining for 10 hours now.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 11, 2014, 07:07:36 PM
Hope their electronics are secured!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 11, 2014, 07:09:19 PM
11 hours of rain. Pretty heavy the entire time. These are photos of friends on Facebook.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/vuma6u4u.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Wilson on August 12, 2014, 08:23:27 AM
Was on the Livernois site looking to pick up a 160 degree thermostat...$21 shipping for Fedex Ground?  WTF?  How much does that thing weigh?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 12, 2014, 08:29:18 AM
Was on the Livernois site looking to pick up a 160 degree thermostat...$21 shipping for Fedex Ground?  WTF?  How much does that thing weigh?
Lol...no usps regular ground...small items like the tstat get delivered faster than 3 days usually
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on August 12, 2014, 06:46:16 PM
Was on the Livernois site looking to pick up a 160 degree thermostat...$21 shipping for Fedex Ground?  WTF?  How much does that thing weigh?

We are taking a serious look at shipping costs for smaller items.  We have been using the Fedex calculator.  Looking at other options now.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 12, 2014, 07:00:53 PM
Was on the Livernois site looking to pick up a 160 degree thermostat...$21 shipping for Fedex Ground?  WTF?  How much does that thing weigh?

We are taking a serious look at shipping costs for smaller items.  We have been using the Fedex calculator.  Looking at other options now.

PLEASE PLEASE stop using fedex i have had several bad experiance with them lately.. For small packages the USPS still is the best and they have been getting my purchases to me personally faster that fedex and UPS.  just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 14, 2014, 03:13:03 PM
Got pulled over today. I guess ripping a u turn, driving down the turn lane for at least a mile, and then cutting off the car behind me was in the sake of safety to tell me my windows are tinted.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 14, 2014, 03:18:47 PM
Got pulled over today. I guess ripping a u turn, driving down the turn lane for at least a mile, and then cutting off the car behind me was in the sake of safety to tell me my windows are tinted.
Blah!!!  You'd think they'd better things to do.  Too quiet lately?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 14, 2014, 03:21:26 PM
Wife in the car...seems to attract law enforcement lately...made an appointment with eye doctor, might tint the windshield after the ok.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 15, 2014, 05:50:57 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/15/qesy7ysu.jpg)
 
Is this just a concept car?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on August 15, 2014, 06:54:44 AM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/15/qesy7ysu.jpg[/url])
 
Is this just a concept car?

Ferrari F80 Concept 2014: http://youtu.be/OIEZoyGQFPA
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 15, 2014, 07:50:36 AM
Looks like a hot wheels..  the replacement windshield would be pricey.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on August 15, 2014, 08:31:37 AM
Looks like a hot wheels..  the replacement windshield would be pricey.
Lol.....The replacement anything would be pricey!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 15, 2014, 08:50:21 AM
I don't think safelite could replace that windshield with their little suction cup device.
Hah
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 15, 2014, 09:10:16 AM
What would the part be labeled,  hood windshield roof thing a ma jig
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on August 15, 2014, 09:36:18 AM
What would the part be labeled,  hood windshield roof thing a ma jig
Lmao
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 15, 2014, 09:55:23 AM
Another Ford recall..........13-14 Taurus and MKS and more..

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ford-recalls-83250-cars-suvs-24988742 (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ford-recalls-83250-cars-suvs-24988742)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 15, 2014, 01:31:31 PM
Another Ford recall..........13-14 Taurus and MKS and more..

[url]http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ford-recalls-83250-cars-suvs-24988742[/url] ([url]http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ford-recalls-83250-cars-suvs-24988742[/url])

More of a continuation of the previous. Guess they found more than they thought are affected.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on August 15, 2014, 04:11:51 PM
I sometimes create portraits, when I can find time, which isn't often. I'm a little rusty, haven't worked on one in a while. Made one pretty quickly as a tribute for Robin Williams. Not totally satisfied with it, so working on a better one now.
I've been pretty bummed this week that the world lost such a profound talent.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-08-14%2018.43.34_zpshg0foeg1.png) (http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-08-14%2018.43.34_zpshg0foeg1.png.html)


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 15, 2014, 04:48:54 PM
Not totally satisfied with it, so working on a better one now.
Dude!!!  Nice work, and thank you for posting it :thumb:  Being a creative talent often demands a high price.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 15, 2014, 07:40:43 PM
Very nice. I draw a little from time to time, but not that good. Faces were always my downfall in sketching...great talent you have!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 16, 2014, 06:30:10 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/16/a7u9eges.jpg)
This guy was playing in his benz alot. Spinning the tires almost every time we moved. Said it had the "black package" and was pulling 675 hp. Best 1/4 was only a 12.3 though. Told him I ran a 12.6 in my $25 k car and he laughed. Then I launched next to him at same time and leaped out on him he wouldn't chat no more...lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 16, 2014, 06:54:00 AM
Looks like a c63 black edition. Nice car no doubt.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 16, 2014, 07:12:18 AM
Ya they have too much power.   The black. Series where not any faster to 60 than the lower powered amg car
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 16, 2014, 07:20:04 AM
Guy was real cool, at least 65 years old playing like he just got his license. ..lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 17, 2014, 05:51:22 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/17/zepumu5e.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on August 17, 2014, 03:12:15 PM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/17/zepumu5e.jpg[/url])

Nice! Are you on CarFiend?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 17, 2014, 03:41:46 PM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/17/zepumu5e.jpg[/url])

Nice! Are you on CarFiend?

Nope, what is carfriend?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 17, 2014, 03:46:04 PM
When the Turbo is bigger than the car lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on August 18, 2014, 03:37:40 PM
Here's a few photos of a trip my wife and I took to Switzerland in June:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-17%2020.34.02_zps4rclsear.jpg) (http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-17%2020.34.02_zps4rclsear.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-17%2020.39.11_zpsirpl1zow.jpg) (http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-17%2020.39.11_zpsirpl1zow.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-18%2014.00.23_zpsqge3yvh3.jpg) (http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-18%2014.00.23_zpsqge3yvh3.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/20140619_094612_zpspwwaxe4i.jpg) (http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/20140619_094612_zpspwwaxe4i.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 18, 2014, 03:49:08 PM
Could be paintings ... nice!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on August 18, 2014, 04:36:33 PM
Here's a few photos of a trip my wife and I took to Switzerland in June:
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-17%2020.34.02_zps4rclsear.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-17%2020.34.02_zps4rclsear.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-17%2020.39.11_zpsirpl1zow.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-17%2020.39.11_zpsirpl1zow.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-18%2014.00.23_zpsqge3yvh3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-18%2014.00.23_zpsqge3yvh3.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/20140619_094612_zpspwwaxe4i.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/20140619_094612_zpspwwaxe4i.jpg.html[/url])

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Beautiful
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on August 18, 2014, 04:38:44 PM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/17/zepumu5e.jpg[/url])

Nice! Are you on CarFiend?

Nope, what is carfriend?

CarFiend, not friend....it's a cool free app for vehicle enthusiasts, like instagram but only cars and trucks. Pretty cool, see some amazing build and photos and videos.  Check it out, it's on android and apple.
My user name is Zealous
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 18, 2014, 04:46:32 PM
Thx ford4thot...will have to check out.

Great pics of Switzerland!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ShoBoat on August 19, 2014, 08:21:15 AM

Here's a few photos of a trip my wife and I took to Switzerland in June:
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-17%2020.34.02_zps4rclsear.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-17%2020.34.02_zps4rclsear.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-17%2020.39.11_zpsirpl1zow.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-17%2020.39.11_zpsirpl1zow.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-18%2014.00.23_zpsqge3yvh3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-18%2014.00.23_zpsqge3yvh3.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/20140619_094612_zpspwwaxe4i.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/20140619_094612_zpspwwaxe4i.jpg.html[/url])

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I suddenly had a terrible flash back as a child being forced to watch the Sound of Music.....


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 19, 2014, 08:22:45 AM
^^^^Haha...that's funny
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on August 19, 2014, 09:06:41 AM

Here's a few photos of a trip my wife and I took to Switzerland in June:
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-17%2020.34.02_zps4rclsear.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-17%2020.34.02_zps4rclsear.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-17%2020.39.11_zpsirpl1zow.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-17%2020.39.11_zpsirpl1zow.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/2014-06-18%2014.00.23_zpsqge3yvh3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/2014-06-18%2014.00.23_zpsqge3yvh3.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/20140619_094612_zpspwwaxe4i.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/20140619_094612_zpspwwaxe4i.jpg.html[/url])

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I suddenly had a terrible flash back as a child being forced to watch the Sound of Music.....


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Haha! Yeah. I don't think I've ever seen that movie all the way through. But, it was actually filmed wholly or mostly in Austria, which we actually visited as well. In fact, the trip began in Salzburg, Austria, where most of that movie was filmed. We visited (not becasue they were filming locations), most of the sites featured in the film, including the remarkable Mirabellplatz, where various scenes are filmed in the fantastic gardens there. Even the mountaineous scenes were Austrian Alps, which are quite lovely (we visited Hitler's Kehlsteinhaus as well), but simply can't hold a candle to the Swiss Interlaken region.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 19, 2014, 09:09:33 AM
Anyone looking at buying one of the new 2015 Suburbans/Yukon/Tahoes?

The wifey is due for a new car and we are pretty much set on a 2015.5 Yukon XL Denali 4wd.  Stickers at around $75K for what we want and seeing dealers discounting to $65K already.  If I can get one around $60K, then I'm buying it.  Hopefully in 6+ months I'll be seeing these prices.

Other than the updated Expedition EL coming out with the 3.5 EB, nothing else compares to these guys in carrying and towing capcity.  They keep their value like crazy and the new ones are just beautiful inside and out.

I can't belive I'm considering dropping this much money on a SUV, but you only live once and a happy wife = happy life!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 19, 2014, 09:13:32 AM
20k more an you can be sitting behind a twin turbo benz suv.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 19, 2014, 09:16:55 AM
Ha, no thanks.  Aren't the GL63's over $100K?  I love the space behind the 3rd row in the XL. 

Corsa is supposed to have the exhaust done by next month for the new big GM guys.  Sounds amazing on the Sierra 6.2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hebtOnpXuA8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hebtOnpXuA8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJZ03BjoEqc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJZ03BjoEqc)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 19, 2014, 09:27:41 AM
Ha, no thanks.  Aren't the GL63's over $100K?  I love the space behind the 3rd row in the XL. 

Corsa is supposed to have the exhaust done by next month for the new big GM guys.  Sounds amazing on the Sierra 6.2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hebtOnpXuA8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hebtOnpXuA8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJZ03BjoEqc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJZ03BjoEqc)
Hah, yeah new the GL63's go for $140k. For the black edition is around $160k. 

I always see this old ladies driving them. They have no idea what they are driving and what it's capable of.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 19, 2014, 07:41:02 PM
Didn't realize how many childish little morons were on the SHO owners Facebook page...just unliked that nonsense
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 20, 2014, 02:42:43 AM
Didn't realize how many childish little morons were on the SHO owners Facebook page...just unliked that nonsense
???
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on August 20, 2014, 05:03:59 AM
On my trip down south was a pretty new M5 parked next to me,and my son says wow,and i told him i could have 3 SHOs instead of that,and his Pirelli pzeros were almost bald,haha.lol.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 20, 2014, 06:52:51 AM
Wanted to ring a Driver of a brand new mustang that cut across three lanes of traffic.  Including a school bus and blind spot of a cattle Truck coming up to a red stop light
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 20, 2014, 12:45:49 PM
http://speedsociety.com/dodge-cummins-driver-gets-pissed/?var=1320

This guy needs help. If you have a bad day, assaulting someone with your truck will only make it worse.

Could be staged though. Who knows.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on August 20, 2014, 01:02:07 PM
[url]http://speedsociety.com/dodge-cummins-driver-gets-pissed/?var=1320[/url] ([url]http://speedsociety.com/dodge-cummins-driver-gets-pissed/?var=1320[/url])

This guy needs help. If you have a bad day, assaulting someone with your truck will only make it worse.

Could be staged though. Who knows.

I wonder if the guy in the truck realizes that his assault justified the use of deadly force?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 20, 2014, 01:04:21 PM
[url]http://speedsociety.com/dodge-cummins-driver-gets-pissed/?var=1320[/url] ([url]http://speedsociety.com/dodge-cummins-driver-gets-pissed/?var=1320[/url])

This guy needs help. If you have a bad day, assaulting someone with your truck will only make it worse.

Could be staged though. Who knows.

I wonder if the guy in the truck realizes that his assault justified the use of deadly force?

He would when the rounds start flying in his direction. I wouldn't hesitate to inform him by demonstration.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: glock-coma on August 20, 2014, 01:13:11 PM
[url]http://speedsociety.com/dodge-cummins-driver-gets-pissed/?var=1320[/url] ([url]http://speedsociety.com/dodge-cummins-driver-gets-pissed/?var=1320[/url])

This guy needs help. If you have a bad day, assaulting someone with your truck will only make it worse.

Could be staged though. Who knows.

I wonder if the guy in the truck realizes that his assault justified the use of deadly force?

He would when the rounds start flying in his direction. I wouldn't hesitate to inform him by demonstration.


Hence my username, there would have been .45 cal lead flying
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 20, 2014, 01:22:35 PM
Yep. Aim for the wipers since the bullet will deflect once it hits the windshield.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ShoBoat on August 20, 2014, 02:00:26 PM
All true, but tell me you have never been tempted to do that at least once lol.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 20, 2014, 02:26:39 PM
I may have contemplated using a T-90 as my daily driver once or twice. Hah
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on August 20, 2014, 06:51:52 PM
[url]http://speedsociety.com/dodge-cummins-driver-gets-pissed/?var=1320[/url] ([url]http://speedsociety.com/dodge-cummins-driver-gets-pissed/?var=1320[/url])

This guy needs help. If you have a bad day, assaulting someone with your truck will only make it worse.

Could be staged though. Who knows.

I wonder if the guy in the truck realizes that his assault justified the use of deadly force?

He would when the rounds start flying in his direction. I wouldn't hesitate to inform him by demonstration.


Hence my username, there would have been .45 cal lead flying


.45 cal, for when you care to send the very best....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Livernois Motorsports on August 21, 2014, 09:15:08 AM
Was on the Livernois site looking to pick up a 160 degree thermostat...$21 shipping for Fedex Ground?  WTF?  How much does that thing weigh?

We are taking a serious look at shipping costs for smaller items.  We have been using the Fedex calculator.  Looking at other options now.

We are offering free shipping on Even Flo Thermostats now.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on August 21, 2014, 01:04:38 PM
A while back after changing my tstat noticed a couple of wires rubbing against the valve cover gasket,turned out to be the knock sensor wires which i put a wire loom over themto protect from heat exposure,today noticed a green and black wire almost in the same area rubbing on the valve cover gasket but also screwed into it as a ground,it was a pita to place the wire loom over it,hopes this helps someone from future headaches.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 21, 2014, 01:31:44 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/21/b49cb01d04109511d82a28966d9d8f66.jpg)
Pretty cool corn maze
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 21, 2014, 01:43:08 PM
Pretty cool corn maze
Great idea!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 21, 2014, 01:45:56 PM
Definitely taking the family to get lost in there. We live right there basically. I see enough room for a SHO symbol there. Lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 21, 2014, 01:47:43 PM
I suggest leaving your hedge clippers at home lest you run up against a bouncer named Freddie or Jason ;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 21, 2014, 06:35:47 PM
I suggest leaving your hedge clippers at home lest you run up against a bouncer named Freddie or Jason ;)
Lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 22, 2014, 12:14:48 PM
Does anyone know what a tuned 2.0L eco fusion awd will do 0-60 in?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on August 22, 2014, 12:48:03 PM
Does anyone know what a tuned 2.0L eco fusion awd will do 0-60 in?
Why? Have you been challenged?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 22, 2014, 01:03:52 PM
Does anyone know what a tuned 2.0L eco fusion awd will do 0-60 in?
Why? Have you been challenged?
Haha. Nah. I'd destroy it if I was. Just curious as to what it might do. It's quite slow in stock forum. Maybe high 5 ' s after a tune I'm thinking.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 22, 2014, 04:12:03 PM
I heard there's a Super version of the EB Fusion prowling the streets ...   :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on August 22, 2014, 05:34:49 PM
I heard there's a Super version of the EB Fusion prowling the streets ...   :)
They'll think its super till they meet up with one of the corn injected big girls...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 22, 2014, 06:52:28 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/22/fd9bfdc81babd27a0d9f8527b22bfcc5.jpg)
Vette anyone?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 22, 2014, 07:22:19 PM
yes please
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 23, 2014, 06:15:18 AM
yes please
Looks nice, sounds nice, but would send me to being a single man.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on August 23, 2014, 06:19:31 AM
With the new Z06 pricing revealed, starting at $78K, you're going to see a lot of Corvettes for sale, including some C7s.

Drool!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 23, 2014, 06:35:06 AM
That vette has 1018 rwhp to boot!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on August 23, 2014, 10:21:53 AM
Looking for a few opinions. I enjoy both original and at least partially custom looks on classic pickups.

Currently, my 72 C-10 sits all original, and it's a great look. I'm running the thin whitewall tires and everything. I enjoy the look enough to keep it that way, but perhaps freshen it up a tad by powder coating the original steelies a fresh coat of white, losing the factory covers, and perhaps just running those hub and nut caps, and keeping the whitewalls. Also, would run a mild static drop, such as a 3/5 or perhaps a 2/4.

Here it is now:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/20140320_140840_zpskxxt0pnt.jpg) (http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/20140320_140840_zpskxxt0pnt.jpg.html)

Alternatively, I also dig the semi-custom appearance of aftermarket, oversized wheels...something like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/coys%20and%20low_zpsoxqdktlv.jpg) (http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/coys%20and%20low_zpsoxqdktlv.jpg.html)

The wheels above are I believe 20", which is a little larger than I want. I'm thinking 18", with a little more tire, in a very similar style wheel.

There's bound to be an objective opinion base here. At least, more so than the truck forum. Ha.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 23, 2014, 10:32:27 AM
Looking for a few opinions. I enjoy both original and at least partially custom looks on classic pickups.

Currently, my 72 C-10 sits all original, and it's a great look. I'm running the thin whitewall tires and everything. I enjoy the look enough to keep it that way, but perhaps freshen it up a tad by powder coating the original steelies a fresh coat of white, losing the factory covers, and perhaps just running those hub and nut caps, and keeping the whitewalls. Also, would run a mild static drop, such as a 3/5 or perhaps a 2/4.

Here it is now:
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/20140320_140840_zpskxxt0pnt.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/20140320_140840_zpskxxt0pnt.jpg.html[/url])

Alternatively, I also dig the semi-custom appearance of aftermarket, oversized wheels...something like this:

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/coys%20and%20low_zpsoxqdktlv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/coys%20and%20low_zpsoxqdktlv.jpg.html[/url])

The wheels above are I believe 20", which is a little larger than I want. I'm thinking 18", with a little more tire, in a very similar style wheel.

There's bound to be an objective opinion base here. At least, more so than the truck forum. Ha.

Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk

I like the look of some aftermarket wheels on an old truck. Original is a must for some, but they don't compliment the trucks nice lines it seems.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on August 23, 2014, 10:41:45 AM
Looking for a few opinions. I enjoy both original and at least partially custom looks on classic pickups.

Currently, my 72 C-10 sits all original, and it's a great look. I'm running the thin whitewall tires and everything. I enjoy the look enough to keep it that way, but perhaps freshen it up a tad by powder coating the original steelies a fresh coat of white, losing the factory covers, and perhaps just running those hub and nut caps, and keeping the whitewalls. Also, would run a mild static drop, such as a 3/5 or perhaps a 2/4.

Here it is now:
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/20140320_140840_zpskxxt0pnt.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/20140320_140840_zpskxxt0pnt.jpg.html[/url])

Alternatively, I also dig the semi-custom appearance of aftermarket, oversized wheels...something like this:

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/coys%20and%20low_zpsoxqdktlv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/coys%20and%20low_zpsoxqdktlv.jpg.html[/url])

The wheels above are I believe 20", which is a little larger than I want. I'm thinking 18", with a little more tire, in a very similar style wheel.

There's bound to be an objective opinion base here. At least, more so than the truck forum. Ha.

Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk

I like the look of some aftermarket wheels on an old truck. Original is a must for some, but they don't compliment the trucks nice lines it seems.


I'm with ya there!

I don't want to lose utility, becasue I still use it alot for yard/house work and such, and even pulling a trailer, even though that is more infrequent. And I don't want to lose any more ride comfort. These old trucks aren't exactly the pinnacle of comfort, with their rudimentary cab mount design and suspension arrangement. 15" wheels gives alot to the ride comfort. Ha!

I found an example of exactly what I want to shoot for. This example is a short wide, and a Cheyenne, but still perfect to give an idea. The wheels are 18" and the drop is 3/5.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/dcp_3615_zpsiza8zlar.jpg) (http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/dcp_3615_zpsiza8zlar.jpg.html)

Looks friggin sweet!



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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 23, 2014, 11:04:37 AM
Old Craggar rims (spelling?)...exactly what I was thinking too...love it
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on August 23, 2014, 11:20:04 AM
Looking for a few opinions. I enjoy both original and at least partially custom looks on classic pickups.

Currently, my 72 C-10 sits all original, and it's a great look. I'm running the thin whitewall tires and everything. I enjoy the look enough to keep it that way, but perhaps freshen it up a tad by powder coating the original steelies a fresh coat of white, losing the factory covers, and perhaps just running those hub and nut caps, and keeping the whitewalls. Also, would run a mild static drop, such as a 3/5 or perhaps a 2/4.

Here it is now:
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/20140320_140840_zpskxxt0pnt.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/20140320_140840_zpskxxt0pnt.jpg.html[/url])

Alternatively, I also dig the semi-custom appearance of aftermarket, oversized wheels...something like this:

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/coys%20and%20low_zpsoxqdktlv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/coys%20and%20low_zpsoxqdktlv.jpg.html[/url])

The wheels above are I believe 20", which is a little larger than I want. I'm thinking 18", with a little more tire, in a very similar style wheel.

There's bound to be an objective opinion base here. At least, more so than the truck forum. Ha.

Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk

I like the look of some aftermarket wheels on an old truck. Original is a must for some, but they don't compliment the trucks nice lines it seems.


I'm with ya there!

I don't want to lose utility, becasue I still use it alot for yard/house work and such, and even pulling a trailer, even though that is more infrequent. And I don't want to lose any more ride comfort. These old trucks aren't exactly the pinnacle of comfort, with their rudimentary cab mount design and suspension arrangement. 15" wheels gives alot to the ride comfort. Ha!

I found an example of exactly what I want to shoot for. This example is a short wide, and a Cheyenne, but still perfect to give an idea. The wheels are 18" and the drop is 3/5.
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/dcp_3615_zpsiza8zlar.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/dcp_3615_zpsiza8zlar.jpg.html[/url])

Looks friggin sweet!



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Yes !!!!

Plz dooo eeet
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on August 23, 2014, 11:20:37 AM
Fyi it's Cragar
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 23, 2014, 11:30:17 AM
Fyi it's Cragar
Thx...been awhile
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on August 23, 2014, 11:36:34 AM
Fyi it's Cragar
Thx...been awhile
Their soft 8s are popular in the Ford Ranger world
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 23, 2014, 01:42:15 PM
Always wanted Cragars but always had FWD :(
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 23, 2014, 02:57:38 PM
Anyone else have this rust colored stuff on the firewall
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 23, 2014, 03:04:01 PM
Anyone else have this rust colored stuff on the firewall
It's directly below the suction and discharge lines for the evap. it's most likely just moisture staining. If it's oily then it's a freon leak.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on August 26, 2014, 03:01:57 PM
Appreciate the advice on the pickup, fellas.

Now, for something a little off the wall...
Anybody have experience painting with a latex sprayer and air?
I have a little rinky dink 1 gal compressor I use for small nailing jobs, dusting, airing up a tire, whatever. I'm looking into picking up a 6 gallon and a sprayer, to paint the trim and doors in my home. I'll essentially be painting the entire interior. Though, I'm guessing spraying is likely not a good idea in a filurnished home, even with drop cloth. That's fine, I can roll onto the walls.
But, I can't STAND brush strokes, which seem impossible to hide on untextured surfaces, like doors and trim.

Probably going to refloor the entire house while I'm at it, while the trim is off. Can just haul doors and reusable trim to the warehouse at work and paint them, and allow them to dry there.

Anybody have advice? I don't know much about paint, especially spraying it.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 26, 2014, 03:27:22 PM
Never sprayed myself. Did plenty of rolling and brushing. Think my painters always mixed a little extra water in paint and said to keep the gun very clean, as in after use clean it good. Painting is a non fun job I've learned. And make sure you have a good light to shine on the walls.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 26, 2014, 03:29:35 PM
Paint strainer also, most paint comes with chunks and you never know how long it's been there. So when using a gun, not to clog it, strain paint...i may think of more...lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on August 26, 2014, 06:05:05 PM
That's good stuff. Lawd, I hate painting. Especially with a brush on trim. So, the prospect of spraying is literally exciting.
In the past, I've used some additive which is added to paint, which is suppose to reduce brush strokes, and it works a little, but it just seems impossible to avoid entirely, when using a brush. I know temperature and especially humidity play a pretty big factor in how paint settles and brush strokes and all of that jazz.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 26, 2014, 06:12:50 PM
Quality of brush makes a big difference also. Spraying does sound fun. Wish I had the skills to spray cars, that sounds real fun!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: kinder on August 26, 2014, 06:56:47 PM
Why do we drive on parkways but park in drive ways? ???
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 28, 2014, 12:11:06 PM
http://bankspower.com/products/show/480/94 (http://bankspower.com/products/show/480/94)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ShoBoat on August 28, 2014, 12:18:19 PM

[url]http://bankspower.com/products/show/480/94[/url] ([url]http://bankspower.com/products/show/480/94[/url])


Sexy!


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on August 28, 2014, 12:39:52 PM
Also contacted them about there water meth systems they sell for the f 150 and they say the plug and play will work on the SHO explorer aand flex
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 29, 2014, 10:50:27 AM
Pretty cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jExV7N9U0k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jExV7N9U0k)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 29, 2014, 10:53:15 AM
For those of you that forget what this capable of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-DsrC57UD8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-DsrC57UD8)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 29, 2014, 04:59:56 PM
Out to eat and see this. Had to park next to.(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/29/f0f447bd0bef08016fdaa193304bad59.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on August 29, 2014, 08:51:08 PM
Twins!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on August 29, 2014, 10:43:13 PM
Nice straight parking too!  Grille looks great.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on August 30, 2014, 06:20:35 AM
Funny you mention the parking,  as the wife was driving. After a a couple attempts we achieved this nice angle...lol. Made sure she parked a bumper ahead though..lol
 Looks like guy in red one made his grille, looked spaced a little weird.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on September 02, 2014, 09:29:19 AM
Found a place that sells VP M1 for $4.05 a gallon! I love cheap meth...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Wilson on September 02, 2014, 10:18:27 AM
Found a place that sells VP M1 for $4.05 a gallon! I love cheap meth...

Oh wow, online or local?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on September 02, 2014, 10:26:16 AM
Found a place that sells VP M1 for $4.05 a gallon! I love cheap meth...

Oh wow, online or local?
Local. It's 58 miles away from me so with $20 in gas it's still way cheaper than online. All I could find on the net was $16 a gallon and up.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on September 02, 2014, 05:57:05 PM
Wish I was in the SHO when I saw these guys. May have changed routes real quick!
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/02/99678831ed3cba46377e923477d4253b.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on September 02, 2014, 05:58:28 PM
Saw this today too.(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/02/d3015e7716be1af777a312bf46c41edb.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/02/ff351a152efc3fcadfb0013469cf78b4.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on September 03, 2014, 12:02:37 PM
Didn't realize our cars had a washer fluid level sensor.... that makes meth even safer.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on September 03, 2014, 12:47:38 PM
Its all the way at the bottom,held in by a rubber grommet,will be a good idea just to have one of those rubber grommets laying around just in case of a leak?Little pita to remove though,you have to remove the rim and tire and remove part of the wheel well for access for the pump.grommett and the level sensor.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on September 03, 2014, 01:21:13 PM
Yeah I keep a tube of 1 min gasket on the car for the just in case times on the road. Stuff works wonders.

I'm just glad the car has a sensor so If i ever do get low on meth on a long road tip I'll know to pull over and fill up.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on September 03, 2014, 04:36:06 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/03/ae475011a932f2e0a95dd1615bafa40a.jpg)

METH!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on September 04, 2014, 07:23:48 AM
Not to many SHO in my area,driving my kids to school saw a Black SHO but it turned out to be a limited with the 20in flower wheels,just the front grill was a dead giveaway,looked identical.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on September 04, 2014, 05:23:58 PM
The xcal x4 hardware is a huge disappointment. I look at all the tech thats packed in my nexus 7.....then I look at the x4 with its ridiculous shape, lack of mounting bracket, and a screen reminiscent of a kids electronic toy.....so much fail in one tiny package.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ford4thot on September 04, 2014, 05:25:12 PM
I agree!! ^^^^
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on September 04, 2014, 10:07:21 PM
IMHO....Seems that you just need a (your tablet/laptop connector) to OBDII cable or a wireless dongle.  Beyond that it is simply on the tuner to allow you to load the app and tune on some device other than SCT or MyCal tuner. Then we'd find out how much a tune is really worth.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 05, 2014, 01:23:03 AM
Embedding the tuning software in hardware standardizes the operating environment, raises reliability & provides better protection for proprietary elements from hackers than portable software ever could.  Really no different from what Apple has been doing (albeit significantly better) for decades.  That said, I am looking at Windows tablets for running software such as SCT Livewire and ForScan.  Hate having to lug around a laptop for these things, as I do extended logging frequently.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on September 05, 2014, 03:18:39 AM
Embedding the tuning software in hardware standardizes the operating environment, raises reliability & provides better protection for proprietary elements from hackers than portable software ever could.  Really no different from what Apple has been doing (albeit significantly better) for decades.  That said, I am looking at Windows tablets for running software such as SCT Livewire and ForScan.  Hate having to lug around a laptop for these things, as I do extended logging frequently.
Wasn't the original machine for the masses that functions like current tuners called Nintendo or was it Atari?  LOL, let's find a way to take a big step forward....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on September 05, 2014, 10:14:54 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/AP3-SUB-003-17_zpsojpmajnb.jpg) (http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/AP3-SUB-003-17_zpsojpmajnb.jpg.html)

This little rascal leaves quote a bit to be desired. Even the v2 was pretty decent. The v3 AP is just sweet.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 05, 2014, 10:31:13 AM
This little rascal leaves quote a bit to be desired. Even the v2 was pretty decent. The v3 AP is just sweet.
Do tell!  Application, self-tuned, diagnostics etc ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on September 05, 2014, 11:42:20 AM
Unless Cobb comes to our platform, windows tab plus livewire makes a lot of sense.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on September 05, 2014, 11:43:46 AM
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/AP3-SUB-003-17_zpsojpmajnb.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/AP3-SUB-003-17_zpsojpmajnb.jpg.html[/url])

This little rascal leaves quote a bit to be desired. Even the v2 was pretty decent. The v3 AP is just sweet.

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Just from an aesthetics perspective, that is Much better.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on September 05, 2014, 06:01:38 PM
I'd gladly pay what I'm paying now for the software license only, especially if it would allow for one device that actually doesn't look like s*** in my $50,000 car.

I get tired of swapping out devices every time I get a tune tweak or want to run a data log.

The x4 is extremely limited for data logging so this just adds to my frustration as I would need to use it in pass thru mode in conjunction with a laptop to get all the needed parameters.

Ultimately what this market needs is competition, then SCT wouldn't be able to peddle this crap off on us.



Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 05, 2014, 10:05:14 PM
I have no reason to believe a Windows tablet wouldn't be able to replace a laptop for what we need.  ForScan uses Bluetooth, have to check if Livewire does as well.

I am in agreement with your thinking, FoMoCo, but short of having portable software, I too would like hardware that is in step with the times.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on September 07, 2014, 05:33:48 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/07/16bdf5abd1881429fc715e5c1c3ae6c1.jpg)

SHOdded, think we could start a random pics thread?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 07, 2014, 06:01:51 AM
You rang?
www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=3647 (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=3647.new#new)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on September 07, 2014, 06:04:19 AM
You rang?
[url=http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=3647]www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=3647[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=3647.new#new[/url])

This is why you are the "MAN (U)"
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 07, 2014, 06:05:52 AM
LOL :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on September 08, 2014, 09:00:28 AM
Anyone know why ford doesn't use the 3.2 diesel that is in the transit 250 in the f150? Seems like it would be a good fit. Maybe to much is invested in the ecoboost branding.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 08, 2014, 12:53:57 PM
Maybe revert to 2-bar stock first and see how bad the soot gets so you have a baseline comparison?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on September 09, 2014, 08:29:18 AM
I don't think there's a properly running DI engine out there that doesn't soot up the exhaust outlets.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on September 09, 2014, 08:33:56 AM
I don't think there's a properly running DI engine out there that doesn't soot up the exhaust outlets.

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Mine does not.

Corn FTW!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 09, 2014, 08:48:35 AM
Same benefits from methanol or ethanol?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: glock-coma on September 09, 2014, 10:08:13 AM
I had this is random pics of the day, but thought its probably better here.

Testing a fire suppression system in an engine test cell this morning.
Not an ecoboost, but a ford 3.5 v6 going through some intake/exhaust valve tests.
The test engineer couldn't/wouldn't give me
anymore info.


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on September 09, 2014, 10:59:37 AM
Ha guys/gals MsSHOman went in the Hospital to replace her knee!(owch!!!!) Every thing went good but dropping the hammer in her EcoBoost any time soon is not going to be happen!!! Will keep you up dated.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on September 09, 2014, 12:02:23 PM
Wish you and Ms SHOman the best and a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 09, 2014, 12:15:17 PM
Best of luck, shoman, I'm sure she'll be up & around in no time at all :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on September 09, 2014, 12:41:16 PM
^^^X2...heavy throttle might be good rehab on the leg:)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: shoman04 on September 09, 2014, 01:47:06 PM
Thanks guys! Her 1.6L EB Escape is got nice pick-up but it's her right knee so she will not be driving for some time. Boo Woo!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Needmoreboost on September 09, 2014, 07:43:49 PM
Good to catch up with you Ecoboobie's once again.  Woops...is that a bad word around here now.  LOL.  I felta thigh was...on another Dave/LMS forum.  Cheers.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on September 11, 2014, 06:41:23 AM
It's about to get a little bit toasty in another thread lol.... shots fired!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on September 11, 2014, 06:48:36 AM
It's about to get a little bit toasty in another thread lol.... shots fired!
Lol...great thing about the passion from both sides is the obvious satisfaction with both tuners...competition is what keeps the platform moving forward
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on September 11, 2014, 06:57:26 AM
 Don't even get me started on that list.. lol.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on September 11, 2014, 07:07:20 AM
Noticed since having a tune my plugs need to be replaced more often,this is my third time changing the plugs,the first set were pregapped at 0.31-0.32 and installed them,the set that i changed now had the same gap so gapped them at 0.30 exactly and noticed the car to run much smoother at 0.30 than 0.31-0.32,MC SP-534,the picture are plugs changed at only 3k on them and that was after a lengthy car trip,there is no oil residue on them thats the antiseize.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 11, 2014, 07:10:56 AM
You changed them already?  What was the gap on the previous set at?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on September 11, 2014, 07:52:10 AM
You changed them already?  What was the gap on the previous set at?
The SP-534 came pregapped at 0.31-o.32 and installed them,now i gapped them at 0.30 exactly and feels alot smoothe,and thats why i changed them cause wanted them exactly 0.30.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 11, 2014, 07:54:46 AM
Aha!  Cool beans :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on September 11, 2014, 08:12:35 AM
I just want to state for the record...

Demolishing ceramic tile thinset from concrete substrate is the absolute worst s*** imaginable in a lived-in domicile.

Never again.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 11, 2014, 08:21:13 AM
Sure looks like it on all the home improvement shows!  Move into a new home?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on September 11, 2014, 08:25:10 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/11/8f326869980c6fc11001c0c2870ee372.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/11/424937a4c9f8c6d58a05f05f3c841a2d.jpg)
Custom tile, love it!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on September 11, 2014, 08:31:11 AM
I just want to state for the record...

Demolishing ceramic tile thinset from concrete substrate is the absolute worst s*** imaginable in a lived-in domicile.

Never again.

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You use hammer drill with wide chisel bit?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on September 11, 2014, 08:50:59 AM
Sure looks like it on all the home improvement shows!  Move into a new home?


Actually, no. Bought this house new in 2012. Somebody else had it built with some customizations, including the horrendous tile throughout most of the home. They backed out on their contract and we swooped in and bought it, becasue it was new and move-in ready. Been there since. Never liked the tile. Can't believe anybody would pay a premium to have this garbage installed.

([url]http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/11/8f326869980c6fc11001c0c2870ee372.jpg[/url])([url]http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/11/424937a4c9f8c6d58a05f05f3c841a2d.jpg[/url])
Custom tile, love it!!!


Looks fantastic! I love tile. It's my favorite flooring, when it's good tile and done correctly.

I just want to state for the record...

Demolishing ceramic tile thinset from concrete substrate is the absolute worst s*** imaginable in a lived-in domicile.

Never again.

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You use hammer drill with wide chisel bit?


I did, actually. I am using a Hilti demolition hammer drill, with a chisel bit.
This is my first time demoing tile from a concrete subfloor, so I don't have anything to compare it to. But, whoever laid this tile did a hell of a job. The mastic is literally like apart of the slab. It's unreal.
So far, chisel it all off, grind off the remaining high spots, then go back and fill in the low spots with compound filler, then go back again and take those high spots back down with the grinder...Then the subfloor is ready.
I still have like 600 Sq ft. to demo. I'm really hoping the thinset is not set as well in the remaining areas. Sheesh.

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on September 11, 2014, 08:56:51 AM
Sounds like you should have just lived with it..   hopefully the rest of the House was built as strong as your floors
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on September 11, 2014, 09:01:41 AM
If they used mastic instead of mortar it is a complete PIA...I've actually convinced customers to use a self leveling mortar instead of demoing that crap. Little pricy, but awesome to lay tile afterwards on completely level surface.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on September 11, 2014, 02:13:56 PM
Sounds like you should have just lived with it..   hopefully the rest of the House was built as strong as your floors

Omg I know it. I just wanted to replace the carpet! Yeah, I agree with the wife, the tile is horrific. But, totally livable. She refused and said if we do carpeted areas, we do it all. And so, FML.

If they used mastic instead of mortar it is a complete PIA...I've actually convinced customers to use a self leveling mortar instead of demoing that crap. Little pricy, but awesome to lay tile afterwards on completely level surface.

Really, I guess I am ignorant to the difference. Whatever it is, there are areas (most of it) where it's impossible to even differentiate between slab and thinset, which is why I etched into the slab numerous times. It's just unreal. If there were an F5 tornado, nothing would be left, except for the slab.....with ugly ass tile on it. Lol

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on September 11, 2014, 03:52:12 PM
Hit a little over 15k on BAD BETSY so thought will do a little preventative maintenance on her,removed both map sensors and air charge sensor,IAT and cleaned them up with some air mass cleaner,great and safe for electrical components and leaves no residue,car feels smoother with a little more PEP.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 11, 2014, 05:15:50 PM
Your SHO's gonna have that Colgate smile, ZSHO :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on September 11, 2014, 05:16:41 PM
^Probably a pretty good idea, with all of the oils a junk making their way into the intake tract upstream of the sensors, from emissions control systems, and over oiled air filters. XD

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on September 11, 2014, 06:39:50 PM
Your SHO's gonna have that Colgate smile, ZSHO :)
With taxes and financing&interest,fees,extended warranty=50k,thats why my wife hates me,i spend more time with my car then her,lol ,so why not making her smile,which one? lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on September 12, 2014, 11:14:48 AM
A while back the map sensors CX-221&CX228,2bar&3bar were relatively evenly priced,as of late the 2-bar is a fraction of the cost of a 3-bar?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SwampRat on September 14, 2014, 10:22:20 AM
leecox go to the introduction page and serup profile and some pics of the ride and WELCOME ABOARD THE ECOPOWER FORUM.


Am I missing something ?

I thought this was Ecoboost Performance Forum ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on September 14, 2014, 05:01:29 PM
leecox go to the introduction page and serup profile and some pics of the ride and WELCOME ABOARD THE ECOPOWER FORUM.
Am I missing something ?

I thought this was Ecoboost Performance Forum ...
Simply ZSHO's creative way of referencing the forum :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on September 27, 2014, 04:57:15 AM
In my area there very few SHO's but what caught my attention lately are the large amounts of X-SPORT in my area,maybe cause its twards the end of the year with good incentives,last year at the same dealer where i purchased my SHO the X-SPORT was going for close to 50k.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on September 27, 2014, 10:29:55 PM
I'm proud to say I own the only 13 sho within a 100 mile radius of my town. But there are quite a few x-sports around.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 08, 2014, 08:11:30 AM
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=618933


That's hot....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 08, 2014, 08:12:30 AM
Even the bmw guys bash gm. Hah.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=489056
GM Recall/Stop-Sale thread of the day
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on October 08, 2014, 08:37:29 AM
[url]http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=618933[/url]


That's hot....

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/08/7b902c26f68efe03fa9a8dffe692ff22.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/08/737879efc8afbe662d78bcae75a126da.jpg)

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on October 08, 2014, 09:39:14 AM
Those VW engines run so hot! I had a 02 Passat 1.8T that sludged up at 30K miles.  I was the second owner, came off lease, so never had synthetic.  Dealer replaced oil pump and other stuff under warranty.  Then I chipped it and it still had major turbo lag.  Traded it in for a new '06 GTO :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 08, 2014, 10:46:03 AM
Those VW engines run so hot! I had a 02 Passat 1.8T that sludged up at 30K miles.  I was the second owner, came off lease, so never had synthetic.  Dealer replaced oil pump and other stuff under warranty.  Then I chipped it and it still had major turbo lag.  Traded it in for a new '06 GTO :D
That's a perfect storm for engine failure. Dyno oil on a cherry red turbo... I bet that oil lasts all of 1k miles. Do they all run that hot? I was considering an audi down the road but I don't want that kinda s*** going on.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on October 08, 2014, 10:57:46 AM
Has anyone checked to see how hot our turbos are after a run to say 140. I'm sure there is some color to them.  I've never had a problem with an Audi Turbo motor using synthetic oil
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 08, 2014, 10:59:09 AM
Has anyone checked to see how hot our turbos are after a run to say 140. I'm sure there is some color to them.  I've never had a problem with an Audi Turbo motor using synthetic oil
I'll check on Friday. I'll do a before and after temp with pictures.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 08, 2014, 12:06:46 PM
Has anyone ever used the tire sealer that comes in the PP kit?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 08, 2014, 12:13:16 PM
I'll check on Friday. I'll do a before and after temp with pictures.
With or without the engine cover?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 08, 2014, 12:48:25 PM
I'll check on Friday. I'll do a before and after temp with pictures.
With or without the engine cover?
I'd prefer to do this once so I'll do it with the cover on for max heat.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on October 08, 2014, 03:05:35 PM
I had an 1992 Audi s4 that had from the factory an external waste gate, engine oil cooler and water cooled Turbo.  It took a very high speed run over 20 miles.  It was glowing nicely when that run was done. Turbos when used do get to glowing to some degree rather quickly. Same with brake rotors.  It's a fun trick to do the night before you change pads and rotors 5 or 6 80 to 0mph runs then hop out and take a look
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on October 17, 2014, 07:12:54 PM
I apologize if this was mentioned in the past,anyone consider painting the bottom skirt the same color of the car,best of my knowledge they have to use a special flex-all paint made for plastic,rubber,plexiglass,to hold up better and give our cars a bolder and fuller appearance especially the side and rear skirt to make it look more color coordinated.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 17, 2014, 08:11:27 PM
Yay! (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/17/4adb8e56a725ed3e5f9865a5f01ea7c7.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 17, 2014, 08:36:54 PM
So now Torque can tell when you are doing a wheelie?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on October 17, 2014, 08:51:15 PM
So now Torque can tell when you are doing a wheelie?
Wheelies....haha

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on October 17, 2014, 09:51:53 PM
How does that work?  Can you toggle it with the rpm/fuel screens? 

Which dealer enabled it for you?

I'm jelly!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 17, 2014, 10:43:04 PM
So now Torque can tell when you are doing a wheelie?
Hah. I was surprised how much of the power it actually puts to the rear on a lunch after watching it for awhile.
How does that work?  Can you toggle it with the rpm/fuel screens? 

Which dealer enabled it for you?

I'm jelly!
Yeah its just one click after the rpm gauge. I really like it. Just I wish it was like the edge where it shows each individual wheel. None the less it's cool to know what it's actually doing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 17, 2014, 10:51:39 PM
Turned on the engine hours too. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/17/f6145d87c834e2f4bad8453ddb94b1fa.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 17, 2014, 11:29:03 PM
AWD Gauge demonstrated: http://youtu.be/GSz8OaivNQI
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Airbornemaikai on October 18, 2014, 02:13:39 AM
I apologize if this was mentioned in the past,anyone consider painting the bottom skirt the same color of the car,best of my knowledge they have to use a special flex-all paint made for plastic,rubber,plexiglass,to hold up better and give our cars a bolder and fuller appearance especially the side and rear skirt to make it look more color coordinated.

Here's a link to a thread of a guy who did this on his Explorer. Maybe he could give you some more insight on this if you can get in touch with him
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=406649 (http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=406649)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on October 18, 2014, 05:12:13 AM
August is a year that i had the car,right before that submitted pictures of the tires and the condition of them,service advisor stated you still have a little bit more meat left buy look of the pics,and to call him in oct,called him yesterday and told him i want to go with 255-45-20,bit wider,he said which tire do you want to go with and will take it from there,my appt next friday,will see what happens,
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 18, 2014, 05:49:15 AM
Good luck with the tires, Z, post some pics along with your experience with them.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on October 18, 2014, 06:55:30 AM
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Eagle+Sport+All-Season+%28W-Speed+Rated%29&partnum=545WR0SAS&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Eagle+Sport+All-Season+%28W-Speed+Rated%29&partnum=545WR0SAS&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes)                 Any one install these tires on there vehicles,went with the 255-45-20.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on October 18, 2014, 07:02:29 AM
Good luck with the tires, Z, post some pics along with your experience with them.
Will do -MANU
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on October 24, 2014, 07:03:39 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/24/78eaf3f215bb5aad275ec6b84ed6188e.jpg)
Poor thing has been outside for 5 days now. Finally located a local front diff for the truck at almost half the price of others online. Time to put what I took apart back together and send it to my mechanic and free up the garage already.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 24, 2014, 07:55:48 AM
The SHO is a brute, it can take it :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on October 24, 2014, 09:40:21 AM
The SHO is a brute, it can take it :)
Notice the frost on roof across the street, brrrr. 36* this morning.


Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on October 24, 2014, 09:47:17 AM
Finally got this sucker cleaned up a little. Now, to get it running better.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/HiFiveRecognized/20141018_160712_zpsglawcnye.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/HiFiveRecognized/media/20141018_160712_zpsglawcnye.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on October 24, 2014, 09:51:21 AM
Yesterday, in my search for the front diff on the truck I put in a parts request on one of those free part finders. Hour later I get a call back from a guy I can barely understand. He asks, for some weird reason, "how long have you been looking"? I reply not that long and I've been calling around locally today to locate one. He then wants make sure I realize they are not a junk yard, they are "advanced recyclers"...I literally laughed out loud and stopped him to ask if that's the new glamorous phrase for junk yard. He shrugs it off and starts listing the parts I'm actually looking at online already (exact same mileage on each part). After I choose the low miles part(that is already sold that I had gotten a price on earlier before they realized they didn't have it anymore) he throws out a price hundreds of dollars more than I got. So I call him out on not even being a "recycler" and the only thing he's doing is trying to rip me off for his "advanced" pocket lining. Quickly received the dial tone, some people.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 24, 2014, 11:00:54 AM
C'mon, Rich, that guy's time must have been worth at least a couple of hundred bucks, easy ;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on October 24, 2014, 11:53:05 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/24/96011e719f9389bd3abe85771c2f2ef1.jpg)

It's nice having this only a mile away.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on October 25, 2014, 05:50:12 AM
^^^^very nice

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on October 26, 2014, 05:41:32 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/26/63b092152484ff552e519d5b2208a3c1.jpg)
This may be the ugliest $500 I ever spent.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 26, 2014, 08:31:08 AM
A little time with rust remover, wire wheel, paint and it just may look pretty again :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on October 26, 2014, 08:36:34 AM
I think it has an inner beauty!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on October 26, 2014, 10:47:25 AM
As long as it works, I will find the beauty that is obviously hidden somewhere in there.

Chose to not sparkle it up, didn't want to make the surrounding parts feel bad.;)

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on October 26, 2014, 01:01:58 PM
LOL ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on November 14, 2014, 08:50:27 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/14/263818600da5eea85bf1692f37f2f4ed.jpg)
Notice the nice dent in the grille. This happened about a month ago now. No feathers, no fur, and no chipping of the paint leads me to believe someone kicked it in. Dent happens to fit the toe of my shoe perfectly....hmmmm

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on November 14, 2014, 09:19:15 AM
^Sonsabitches

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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 14, 2014, 10:03:07 AM
Whoa, that sucks, man!  No call for that :chair:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on November 14, 2014, 10:19:16 AM
You know, really would like to chalk it up to random object. But the looks of it just makes it fall under some a-hole that didn't appreciate me taking up a parking space at the back of the lot.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 14, 2014, 10:27:36 AM
Is it fixable?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on November 14, 2014, 10:32:35 AM
Is it fixable?
I think so. The metal sheet used for the grille lining is pretty stout, but looks to be workable. I imagine the paint will chip pretty bad in the process though. Looks like a winter project as it sits.

On a better note, I have clearance from the "boss" to say, collect some parts after X-MAS!!!

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 14, 2014, 10:58:55 AM
Great news, Rich!  The CIC giving the upgrade project a thumbs-up is a mighty big victory :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on November 14, 2014, 11:08:26 AM
For sure! One small tiny step in the automotive world, but one hugely massive step cleared for one lucky guy!!!

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on November 17, 2014, 11:47:10 PM
Sitting in my car listening to music while I wait for the leonid meteor shower to start. Love watching the stars...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 18, 2014, 02:21:21 AM
Telescopically or naked eye?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on November 18, 2014, 08:16:52 AM
Telescopically or naked eye?
Just my eyes. They were to far spread out for any magnification. Put about 3 idle hours on the car, :o
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 18, 2014, 09:18:01 AM
First Contact ;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: irondoor19 on November 18, 2014, 11:25:59 AM
Looking outside at the ICE on the fence,Wondering why it is 18 Deg. Out in Columbus
OHIO on Nov 18, with a wind chill of 11 @ 1.30 in the afternoon...This Just Sucks ??? :(
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 18, 2014, 11:48:24 AM
Gotta say, it is very pretty here for a below freezing day!  Sunny, no ice/snow.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FPO on November 26, 2014, 07:42:02 AM
...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on November 26, 2014, 07:46:09 AM
Funny!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on December 02, 2014, 02:34:54 PM
Just watched an Unleashed tuned viper,on "That Racing Channel", getting it!

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: southtxSHO on December 02, 2014, 07:15:26 PM
Loving these gas prices
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Airbornemaikai on December 02, 2014, 07:58:45 PM
^^ Wow that's gotta be nice. We're still at 2.89, I'm paying 3.29 for 91 non ethanol...


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on December 03, 2014, 07:51:03 AM
Must be nice seeing green grass! :/
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: southtxSHO on December 04, 2014, 06:52:04 PM
Direct port injection meth kit on my friend's 2014 Silverado twin turbo  . Thought it looked cool . Can't wait to see how it runs with adding meth .
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Josephm on December 04, 2014, 07:48:39 PM
Wow that is beautiful!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on December 18, 2014, 05:46:30 PM
http://www188.carbuzz.com/news/2014/9/19/Ford-Wants-to-License-its-Police-Interceptor-Tech-to-Competitors-7722694/ (http://www188.carbuzz.com/news/2014/9/19/Ford-Wants-to-License-its-Police-Interceptor-Tech-to-Competitors-7722694/)

for the Leo and no leo in the forum
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on December 18, 2014, 08:16:58 PM
I wanted a pair of upgraded turbos for christmas,but prefer this set. http://thethrottle.thechive.com/2014/12/15/more-than-2-wheels-for-your-holiday-4-photos/ (http://thethrottle.thechive.com/2014/12/15/more-than-2-wheels-for-your-holiday-4-photos/) Happy holidays.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 18, 2014, 08:53:29 PM
Good idea to license the tech!  And Z, we need more closeups of the bike please ;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on December 24, 2014, 08:39:18 AM
Like many of us went to grab some last Christmas items the very last minute today,with mother nature bringing all the rain to us,it was a little challenging but still loved driving in the rain,finally came home and rushed to bring the items inside while raining,few minutes later realized forgot something in the car,and noticed the two front door windows and sunroof was open,that was a nice Christmas present for me,****happens.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 24, 2014, 08:41:43 AM
Ugh!  Need to put up a canopy ;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 24, 2014, 09:03:31 AM
I wanted a pair of upgraded turbos for christmas,but prefer this set. [url]http://thethrottle.thechive.com/2014/12/15/more-than-2-wheels-for-your-holiday-4-photos/[/url] ([url]http://thethrottle.thechive.com/2014/12/15/more-than-2-wheels-for-your-holiday-4-photos/[/url]) Happy holidays.


Sweet turbos there for sure!, but the red cloth support system won't go with my color scheme  :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 24, 2014, 09:21:46 AM
Tuning without voiding warranty is possible... Not as hot, but you decide.  From Ford Racing:
http://blog.caranddriver.com/the-boost-is-on-ford-racing-offering-ecoboost-reflashes-that-wont-kill-your-warranty/ (http://blog.caranddriver.com/the-boost-is-on-ford-racing-offering-ecoboost-reflashes-that-wont-kill-your-warranty/)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on December 24, 2014, 09:25:41 AM
I wanted a pair of upgraded turbos for christmas,but prefer this set. [url]http://thethrottle.thechive.com/2014/12/15/more-than-2-wheels-for-your-holiday-4-photos/[/url] ([url]http://thethrottle.thechive.com/2014/12/15/more-than-2-wheels-for-your-holiday-4-photos/[/url]) Happy holidays.


Sweet turbos there for sure!, but the red cloth support system won't go with my color scheme  :P
Cant beat these turbo's,MERRY CHRISTMAS TOM.https://chivethethrottle.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/c-mas-girl-550-3.jpg?w=1116&h=1110
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on December 24, 2014, 11:49:56 AM
。 ° · 。 · ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛
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★MERRY★ 。 · ˚ ˚ ˛
。CHRISTMAS 。 。°
 _Π__ 。 ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛
/_____/ \。˚ ˚ ˛ ˚
l田田田 |門| ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ ·

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!

Wife's birthday is today... all the kids and significant others arriving now for that and staying through Christmas... so you get a break from me for a couple of days!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 24, 2014, 11:51:51 AM
Many happy returns of the day to the CIC, BiGMaC, and happy holidays to our membership :thumb:  def take the time to take it slow ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on December 24, 2014, 11:54:54 AM
。 ° · 。 · ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛
。° 。 ° 。˚ ˛ · ˚ ˚ ˛
★MERRY★ 。 · ˚ ˚ ˛
。CHRISTMAS 。 。°
 _Π__ 。 ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛
/_____/ \。˚ ˚ ˛ ˚
l田田田 |門| ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ ·

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!

Wife's birthday is today... all the kids and significant others arriving now for that and staying through Christmas... so you get a break from me for a couple of days!
Happy birthday to the Misses,and wishing you and yours a Merry joyful Christmas. :bday:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on December 26, 2014, 10:04:44 AM
I dropped of my car at the dealer for the updated valve cover gaskets and updated pvc system,have good relations there so they supplied me with a nice new MKZ,must admit to all the MKZ members here that the car really impressed me with its featues like no shift handle,everything is push button,and the large moonroof.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 26, 2014, 10:14:51 AM
Got to try out the "competition" :D  Great way to do it!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on December 27, 2014, 03:25:53 PM
Installed the new updated valve cover and updated crankcase vent oil separator,found oil in accumulation in left hand valve cover baffle,stated by tech the new parts will slightly help any oil migrating similar to a catch can.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on December 27, 2014, 04:07:59 PM
Good luck!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on January 01, 2015, 10:52:42 PM
Me and the SHO are tired of winter already.

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh507/pokermunkee/SHO/SHO-Snow_zpsa85fca99.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 01, 2015, 11:16:14 PM
Still looking great though!  Nice thermal impressions on the hood there :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on January 02, 2015, 02:17:16 PM
Still looking great though!  Nice thermal impressions on the hood there :)
You see the heat generating through the rear of the hood making the snow melt,on Monkees car,same also for SHOnUup a while back,so there is more heat generated in the rear of the engine.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on January 02, 2015, 02:50:36 PM
I am curious to see on the XSPORT if the snow melts while the car is running on the rear of the hood,same as the SHO does,cause there is a couple of conclusions pertaining to the heat of the engine generating more twards the rear of the engine,magority of the SHO the rear valve cover need replacing than the front,on the XSPORT its more common for the front valve cover to need replacing than the rear,if also someone with an XSPORT can produce a pic for us,to determine that theory,correct me if i am wrong,thanks.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Airbornemaikai on January 02, 2015, 02:54:01 PM
I can try. Problem is I park inside my garage and it's so freaking cold outside (4°) I'm not really one to stand outside and look at my warm car lol. If the right scenario presents itself, I will snap a pic and post it up


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on January 02, 2015, 04:00:44 PM
Couple thoughts. Heat rises. Back of the hood gis taller. More insulation on the middle of the hood
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on January 07, 2015, 01:44:38 PM
Someone a while back wanted to know if there was a cross drilled pisto on the performance package SHO,and ran across this article http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1205_2013_ford_taurus_sho_performance_package_first_test/photo_05.html (http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1205_2013_ford_taurus_sho_performance_package_first_test/photo_05.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on January 07, 2015, 02:29:20 PM
I believe that is the article that sold me on the PP. It was PP or die when I was SHOpping.

One of the most interesting aspects of that article is the specs provided for the PTU cooling - less 75 degrees, compared to the non cooled unit. Not bad!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on January 08, 2015, 03:20:54 PM
Another invention idea...

Heated wheel wells for the Uber luxury rides in cold climates. No more kicking ice!!!

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on January 08, 2015, 03:44:11 PM
I'd settle for a way to clean the backup camera.  Totally worthless after driving in the snow.  I see the '16 Explorer will have it, but why so long for someone to do this?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 09, 2015, 12:08:52 AM
I'd settle for a way to clean the backup camera.  Totally worthless after driving in the snow.  I see the '16 Explorer will have it, but why so long for someone to do this?
Can't remember who it was but I know some auto makers put a washer jet in front of the camera. It's odd how long it takes for tech to be adopted. Just like back up cameras used to be far and few. Now it's standard on almost everything.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on January 09, 2015, 09:20:55 AM
Hyundai backup cameras are hideaway. When you select reverse, it flips out. And then select out of reverse and it hides again. Not sure how long that'll last though. It suck if that mechanism/motor failed. Lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on January 09, 2015, 01:21:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq05bNUaBnU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq05bNUaBnU)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on January 09, 2015, 01:43:23 PM
A member was inquiring about a Diablo tune a while back,as a Amazon prime guy,ran into it today,clearly had bad reviews,glad to see that he opted out http://www.amazon.com/DiabloSport-I1000-inTune-Vehicle-Programmer/dp/B0064IU5FW/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1420823839&vehicle=2013-54-697-732--1-6-6-19548-2173-1-1-2832--4-0&sr=1-1&ymm=2013%3Aford%3Ataurus (http://www.amazon.com/DiabloSport-I1000-inTune-Vehicle-Programmer/dp/B0064IU5FW/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1420823839&vehicle=2013-54-697-732--1-6-6-19548-2173-1-1-2832--4-0&sr=1-1&ymm=2013%3Aford%3Ataurus) ,glad to see that he went with LME OR Torrie.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 09, 2015, 03:37:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq05bNUaBnU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq05bNUaBnU)
Fun show, great watch!  Think a spoiler on the roof would've helped mileage significantly?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 11, 2015, 11:03:16 PM
Check out what car is on the main page... http://www.zeroto60times.com/ (http://www.zeroto60times.com/)

Edit: it was a SHO.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on January 12, 2015, 05:33:23 AM
Check out what car is on the main page... [url]http://www.zeroto60times.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.zeroto60times.com/[/url])

On the 0-60 topic.

Wallaceracing.com has an easy 0-60 calculator based off of 1/8 mile time and speed. Has my best trip to the track at a 3.8. Not bad for a 4 door family sedan...lol

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 12, 2015, 08:03:10 AM
The 4's are well-cracked :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on January 12, 2015, 08:03:53 AM
http://jalopnik.com/ford-gt-this-is-it-1678893649?rev=1421073124631

Newest member of the ecoboost platform!!!

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 12, 2015, 09:12:48 AM
[url]http://jalopnik.com/ford-gt-this-is-it-1678893649?rev=1421073124631[/url]

Newest member of the ecoboost platform!!!

Rich

That's awsome! Now all we need are more aftermarket parts. Like a HPFP!!! This could be good.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on January 12, 2015, 09:17:53 AM
[url]http://jalopnik.com/ford-gt-this-is-it-1678893649?rev=1421073124631[/url]

Newest member of the ecoboost platform!!!

Rich

That's awsome! Now all we need are more aftermarket parts. Like a HPFP!!! This could be good.

Those were my first thoughts..."what can we scavenge from this thing"...lol

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 12, 2015, 09:24:41 AM
[url]http://jalopnik.com/ford-gt-this-is-it-1678893649?rev=1421073124631[/url]

Newest member of the ecoboost platform!!!

Rich

That's awsome! Now all we need are more aftermarket parts. Like a HPFP!!! This could be good.

Those were my first thoughts..."what can we scavenge from this thing"...lol

Rich

Can't wait till torrie gets his hands on one.

This thing is going to destroy the vet/viper world.


Wonder what it would cost for the motor out of one..
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 12, 2015, 09:34:42 AM
"The GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup."

If the RS is as nice as it sounds I think it will be my next car.


" The GT features an all-new, port/direct dual fuel-injection setup to improve engine response, plus a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain. The twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle for near-instantaneous gear changes and exceptional driver control."
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 12, 2015, 10:14:40 AM
Sounds like a Euro-challenger for sure.  A true DCT will hopefully filter on down to "lower"-end vehicles soon!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 12, 2015, 04:07:33 PM
An automobilia site I ran across with a couple of articles on DI tech:
http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article.html?&A=1761 (http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article.html?&A=1761)
http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article.html?&A=107830 (http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article.html?&A=107830)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 16, 2015, 12:25:02 PM
Anyone know how many current Gen SHO's have been built?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on January 16, 2015, 02:50:44 PM
Nope, but have you got your car to a 1/4 track yet???
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on January 16, 2015, 06:21:17 PM
I'm in need of a new propane grill. Looking at Weber, but it'd be great to spend a little less and still get a solid grill. So, I have also considered DynaGlo, which seem to be well made and decently reviewed. And cheaper of course.
Anybody have any input?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on January 16, 2015, 07:05:22 PM
I'm in need of a new propane grill. Looking at Weber, but it'd be great to spend a little less and still get a solid grill. So, I have also considered DynaGlo, which seem to be well made and decently reviewed. And cheaper of course.
Anybody have any input?
If you do go with a cheaper grille, check for replacement parts. Sometimes they're outrageous, or can't be found. Weber is great, I've seen many old ones working great. Our main grille is a mid-grade Char-Broil that isn't very good. Uneven heat and frame twists easy making the doors tight.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 16, 2015, 07:48:20 PM
Nope, but have you got your car to a 1/4 track yet???
I'm going to in march when the track opens. Might haul it there with the new truck too.

You ever get your exhaust put on?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 18, 2015, 12:52:10 PM
I'm in need of a new propane grill. Looking at Weber, but it'd be great to spend a little less and still get a solid grill. So, I have also considered DynaGlo, which seem to be well made and decently reviewed. And cheaper of course.
Anybody have any input?


I have had two Weber gas grills in the last 20 years... both still like new (son has the older one now)... We cook out a lot (2-4x/week) so we really use them!... like even now clear blue skies and 75 degrees They cook great and Home Depot stocks all the parts.  I have owned a couple of high end grills that cost 2-4x as much, but compared to the Weber they're fertilizer!  I'll never own another brand.

My $0.02
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 20, 2015, 08:06:49 PM
haha... this is going to be every Hellcat driver at every stop light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421782837&v=kG6veF_34QE&x-yt-cl=84359240 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421782837&v=kG6veF_34QE&x-yt-cl=84359240)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on January 20, 2015, 08:28:55 PM
Silent, but deadly Tesla. That's fast for an electric job.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on January 20, 2015, 08:45:42 PM
haha... this is going to be ever Hellcat driver at every stop light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421782837&v=kG6veF_34QE&x-yt-cl=84359240 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421782837&v=kG6veF_34QE&x-yt-cl=84359240)
Same thing I thought...lol

There's a video of a stock one losing the driveshaft at launch too.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 20, 2015, 08:49:49 PM
haha... this is going to be ever Hellcat driver at every stop light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421782837&v=kG6veF_34QE&x-yt-cl=84359240 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421782837&v=kG6veF_34QE&x-yt-cl=84359240)
Same thing I thought...lol

There's a video of a stock one losing the driveshaft at launch too.

Rich
Granted the guy driving is an idiot.. just think of how many more idiots will take these out and crash them. All it takes is one punch to the floor when trying to pass a car and you are done.

 I'm not worried about beating one from a stop. They will take some decent skill to hook at a stop light.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on January 20, 2015, 09:18:36 PM
I'm with ya...700 HP to anyone over 16 that can afford it. Almost sounds criminal.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on January 20, 2015, 10:35:54 PM
Wow, the Charger driver had to be super embarrassed with all eyes on him. lol.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 20, 2015, 10:46:41 PM
Lol yeah... I'm kind of wondering if the stock tires are really just that bad or if it's just that much of a beast. Either way that is a bad combo for anyone on the street.

Insurance on those is going to be painful.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 23, 2015, 04:15:45 AM
Looks like the 2016 Explorer retains the 3.5EB from this newsletter I got yesterday:
http://www.ford.com/suvs/explorer/2016/reveal/ (http://www.ford.com/suvs/explorer/2016/reveal/)

Win an all-new 2015 F150:
http://fordvehicles.emipowered.net/profootball2014/ (http://fordvehicles.emipowered.net/profootball2014/)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on January 23, 2015, 09:12:45 AM
manu:
what i'd like to know is where they got the extra 15hp to make the lincoln navigator 380hp? left the expedition 365hp but upped the lincoln. saw a black one recently & at first didn't know what it was. it was huge!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 23, 2015, 12:13:47 PM
I guess the insurance company ok'd the extra power for the Lincoln label :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 28, 2015, 06:49:18 AM
Looks like FordTechMakuloco's Ford related videos have been pulled.  No longer available on YouTube.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on January 28, 2015, 06:53:19 AM
Looks like FordTechMakuloco's Ford related videos have been pulled.  No longer available on YouTube.
I wondered when this was going to happen. His little videos are insightful, but Ford couldn't be to pleased with one of their own pointing out the flaws in the design.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 28, 2015, 07:06:26 AM
Too true!  They must be reviewing them, because some of the videos were simple How-To's like changing spark plugs on the 3.5 engine.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on January 28, 2015, 07:10:46 AM
Yup, couple key phrases got him I think...like, Ford knows of this issue but there isn't a fix yet...and, the ones where he reveals that cars coming in for certain TSB'S or recalls were getting this "extra" stuff done to all of them.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: vernonator on January 28, 2015, 11:49:04 AM
Looks like the 2016 Explorer retains the 3.5EB from this newsletter I got yesterday:
[url]http://www.ford.com/suvs/explorer/2016/reveal/[/url] ([url]http://www.ford.com/suvs/explorer/2016/reveal/[/url])

Win an all-new 2015 F150:
[url]http://fordvehicles.emipowered.net/profootball2014/[/url] ([url]http://fordvehicles.emipowered.net/profootball2014/[/url])


So what does this play with some people stating there will not be a 3.5 EB for the Taurus - the Explorer uses virtually the same engine no? Transverse mounted 3.5EB? Unless the rumored "stretched Fusion" platform is too small. I really hope they unveil the new Taurus at the Chicago Auto-Show I am jonesing a new Mustang, but REALLY love the 4dr performance sedan that is the SHO.....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on January 29, 2015, 01:02:25 PM
Wife's 2007 Durango just got rear ended by a 2006 Chrysler 300.   His car is a total loss, will post pic later.  Sonofabitch!  Was about to trade this thing in or a new Yukon/Tahoe.  Don't think it will be totaled, bummer.  At least the kiddos weren't in the car.  Police officer told her the car seats need to be replaced.
 
Anyone dealt with diminished value before?  How exactly does that work?

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh507/pokermunkee/durango/Durango-Damage_zps6ea8f5f1.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on January 29, 2015, 01:06:52 PM
Did any air bags deploy?  Possible chance of it being totalled.  You have to use there insurance company to give You the money for reduced value

How's the wife? Hope she is well!

How fast was the 300 goin?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 29, 2015, 01:13:28 PM
Sorry to see this, PM!  Hope the wife is OK!  Yeah, def get full replacement value, nothing less.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on January 29, 2015, 01:14:01 PM
Wife's 2007 Durango just got rear ended by a 2006 Chrysler 300.   His car is a total loss, will post pic later.  Sonofabitch!  Was about to trade this thing in or a new Yukon/Tahoe.  Don't think it will be totaled, bummer.  At least the kiddos weren't in the car.  Police officer told her the car seats need to be replaced.
 
Anyone dealt with diminished value before?  How exactly does that work?

([url]http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh507/pokermunkee/durango/Durango-Damage_zps6ea8f5f1.jpg[/url])

Glad to hear no one was hurt. Best of luck getting some value out of it.

Rich
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on January 29, 2015, 01:35:40 PM
Wife's 2007 Durango just got rear ended by a 2006 Chrysler 300.   His car is a total loss, will post pic later.  Sonofabitch!  Was about to trade this thing in or a new Yukon/Tahoe.  Don't think it will be totaled, bummer.  At least the kiddos weren't in the car.  Police officer told her the car seats need to be replaced.
 
Anyone dealt with diminished value before?  How exactly does that work?

([url]http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh507/pokermunkee/durango/Durango-Damage_zps6ea8f5f1.jpg[/url])

Diminished value laws vary state to state. You'll need to learn how the laws apply in your state of residence. Or just contact the insurer I guess.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on January 29, 2015, 03:40:31 PM
It's at the body shop.  Trying to get a new Yukon/Tahoe as a rental.  The owner is our neighbor so they gave us a 2002 Tahoe to drive for now until the Chrysler 300's insurance company authorizes the rental car (1 or 2 days).

Wife was a stop light when he hit her, probably on the phone.  He tried to swerve to miss her but failed.  Got a ticket and he only has liability, bad day for him!  At least it's only a V6 300 lol.


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10945528_10153046491919985_2056951653272379210_n.jpg?oh=44e67998430197554e70c42f02540027&oe=555A8BBE&__gda__=1432865217_3874950114c90024c4963440667570e4)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10943640_10153046491774985_7285335641720497509_n.jpg?oh=7d85b4b7074f79e088396d2c6211aea2&oe=555E6725&__gda__=1428330330_02401098ee538adfa3cec58c3df14324)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 29, 2015, 04:18:43 PM
Yikes!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on January 29, 2015, 05:10:16 PM
Hope everything is well,thank god nobody was seriously hurt,any children inside the truck.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 29, 2015, 08:24:35 PM
The FordTechMakuloco web content is back up:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FordTechMakuloco/videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/FordTechMakuloco/videos)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 29, 2015, 08:28:15 PM
Thought this was kinda cool. Found it in the truck behind the dash. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/29/3c1abb4053434b296f11d7358fc15604.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 29, 2015, 09:41:49 PM
Thought this was kinda cool. Found it in the truck behind the dash. ([url]http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/29/3c1abb4053434b296f11d7358fc15604.jpg[/url])

Kinda like an Easter Egg in a computer operating system... They are cool. I have seen a few, but if I have one in my ride it's still hiding!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 29, 2015, 10:17:50 PM
Thought this was kinda cool. Found it in the truck behind the dash. ([url]http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/29/3c1abb4053434b296f11d7358fc15604.jpg[/url])

Kinda like an Easter Egg in a computer operating system... They are cool. I have seen a few, but if I have one in my ride it's still hiding!

Oh yeah I forgot you bought a 15 as well. How do you like it? Are you in love with the way the doors close like I am? It's amazing. Any pics?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 29, 2015, 11:13:19 PM
Thought this was kinda cool. Found it in the truck behind the dash. ([url]http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/29/3c1abb4053434b296f11d7358fc15604.jpg[/url])

Kinda like an Easter Egg in a computer operating system... They are cool. I have seen a few, but if I have one in my ride it's still hiding!

Oh yeah I forgot you bought a 15 as well. How do you like it? Are you in love with the way the doors close like I am? It's amazing. Any pics?

Must have me confused with some really lucky guy! ... When I hit the lottery I'll buy a new DD SHO and then go crazy on this one!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 29, 2015, 11:16:40 PM
Thought this was kinda cool. Found it in the truck behind the dash. ([url]http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/29/3c1abb4053434b296f11d7358fc15604.jpg[/url])

Kinda like an Easter Egg in a computer operating system... They are cool. I have seen a few, but if I have one in my ride it's still hiding!

Oh yeah I forgot you bought a 15 as well. How do you like it? Are you in love with the way the doors close like I am? It's amazing. Any pics?

Must have me confused with some really lucky guy! ... When I hit the lottery I'll buy a new DD SHO and then go crazy on this one!

Damn.. lol. I know someone else on here bought a new truck and I though manu said you did. Well.. sorry bout that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 30, 2015, 03:17:30 AM
I did say you are in good company with BiGMaC, didn't I?  Sorry for the confusion, simply meant both of you have a '13 SHO and a nice Ford rig!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 30, 2015, 07:37:31 AM
I did say you are in good company with BiGMaC, didn't I?  Sorry for the confusion, simply meant both of you have a '13 SHO and a nice Ford rig!
Ahhhh see. It's my failure to read between the lines that made me look stupid.. hah. Well the interent will forever encapsulate this moment for me..
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 30, 2015, 07:41:03 AM
I did say you are in good company with BiGMaC, didn't I?  Sorry for the confusion, simply meant both of you have a '13 SHO and a nice Ford rig!
Long live the 3.5 GDI TT!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 30, 2015, 08:04:48 AM
Well then.... not sure if I like it over my beloved E63 S AMG but... it looks good and I'd probably drive one. Maybe.... idk. Can't bring myself to the GM side that easy.. http://m.caranddriver.com/features/2016-cadillac-cts-v-in-depth-with-the-four-door-corvette-feature
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 30, 2015, 08:11:22 AM
"Muffler bypass" aka cutouts?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Wilson on January 30, 2015, 02:02:12 PM
Well then.... not sure if I like it over my beloved E63 S AMG but... it looks good and I'd probably drive one. Maybe.... idk. Can't bring myself to the GM side that easy.. [url]http://m.caranddriver.com/features/2016-cadillac-cts-v-in-depth-with-the-four-door-corvette-feature[/url]


I'm trying to stay true to Ford, but that new CTS V might be enough to pull me to the dark side. It's either keep the SHO and pickup a 13/14 Shelby or trade in the SHO and roll a CTS V for both work and play. Waiting to see what the pricing of the Caddy is going to be.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on January 30, 2015, 02:45:23 PM
Well then.... not sure if I like it over my beloved E63 S AMG but... it looks good and I'd probably drive one. Maybe.... idk. Can't bring myself to the GM side that easy.. [url]http://m.caranddriver.com/features/2016-cadillac-cts-v-in-depth-with-the-four-door-corvette-feature[/url] ([url]http://m.caranddriver.com/features/2016-cadillac-cts-v-in-depth-with-the-four-door-corvette-feature[/url])


I'm trying to stay true to Ford, but that new CTS V might be enough to pull me to the dark side. It's either keep the SHO and pickup a 13/14 Shelby or trade in the SHO and roll a CTS V for both work and play. Waiting to see what the pricing of the Caddy is going to be.

The V is a great car (albeit not as comfortable as the SHO IMHO)...BUT if you can get a real Shelby... especially with Caroll just dying... sweet!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 30, 2015, 02:45:40 PM
$85,000 plugnplay for the V.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 30, 2015, 03:10:59 PM
Yeah..... not sure if any US made car is worth 85k. Only exception being the Ford GT.

Maybe a used E63 would be my choice over the CTS. AWD will always win in my book.

That and a twin turbo handcrafted 5.5L is far more attractive than a supercharged GM motor.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: s1krr on January 30, 2015, 03:28:44 PM
My brother has a 09 c63 amg and that thing is wild. Def a looker as well
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on January 30, 2015, 03:41:45 PM
My brother has a 09 c63 amg and that thing is wild. Def a looker as well
I like the c63 as well but it's a different animal compared to the E63 S. 0-60 in 3.7 without brake boosting.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Wilson on January 30, 2015, 05:38:50 PM
Damn, 85k?  Yeah that's a little strong.  For that price I'd much rather have an E63 over the V.  Can't believe they went up 20k on the price since the last version.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on January 30, 2015, 09:08:09 PM
No more bailout?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 02, 2015, 06:14:17 PM
So im kind of in love with the Tesla P85D... 0-60 in 3.2, 691 hp, all kind of cool tech i could fap with for days... and its cheaper than my beloved E63 S AMG....

http://my.teslamotors.com/models/design (http://my.teslamotors.com/models/design)

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a6358/first-look-tesla-model-s-p85d-dual-motor/ (http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a6358/first-look-tesla-model-s-p85d-dual-motor/)

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/entertainment/videos/a24870/tesla-model-s-p85d-insane-mode-makes-people-lose-their-minds/ (http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/entertainment/videos/a24870/tesla-model-s-p85d-insane-mode-makes-people-lose-their-minds/)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 02, 2015, 06:57:06 PM
Tesla does the 1/4 in high 11's right?

Wonder what type of mods are available because it looks like top end gets shafted a bit with that great 0-60.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on February 02, 2015, 11:33:31 PM
Got a 2015 Suburban LT 4X4 for a rental car.  Damn, I love this thing!  So big and comfty.  Rides like a Cadillac compared to the 2007 Durango.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 03, 2015, 07:55:28 AM
So im kind of in love with the Tesla P85D... 0-60 in 3.2, 691 hp, all kind of cool tech i could fap with for days... and its cheaper than my beloved E63 S AMG....

[url]http://my.teslamotors.com/models/design[/url] ([url]http://my.teslamotors.com/models/design[/url])

[url]http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a6358/first-look-tesla-model-s-p85d-dual-motor/[/url] ([url]http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a6358/first-look-tesla-model-s-p85d-dual-motor/[/url])

[url]http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/entertainment/videos/a24870/tesla-model-s-p85d-insane-mode-makes-people-lose-their-minds/[/url] ([url]http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/entertainment/videos/a24870/tesla-model-s-p85d-insane-mode-makes-people-lose-their-minds/[/url])

Little more speed.
http://m.motortrend.com/wot/1501_tesla_model_s_p85d_acceleration_to_improve_with_software_update.html??adbid=10152745492931312&adbpl=fb&adbpr=18332466311&sm_id=social_aumomotortrendhub_MotorTrend_20150202_39795367

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: mval on February 03, 2015, 08:10:55 AM
wash:
They had a couple of them at our car show. Looked really well made, just a might plain of course with no engine & them not showing the batteries could account for it. but it's an amazing car that's for sure. nothing i'd buy as i like some noise from my car, but is for sure the future.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 03, 2015, 09:04:33 AM
Started a trial run with Lubegard Fuel Booster in the Edge today.  Anyone here give it a go yet?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Airbornemaikai on February 04, 2015, 08:10:56 PM
All white but still the Odd man out, but there are some eco boosted vehicles in there
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/04/0706bd16e70e78e3cf16763770181db9.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/04/cfc7a16b8927954101e94af876f92089.jpg)


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 07, 2015, 01:06:30 AM
Cool story, also cool they gave him a taurus but i would of thought they would give him an awd version because of the snow... Unless i missed the awd badge. http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/28045659/man-who-walks-21-miles-to-work-surprised-with-new-car (http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/28045659/man-who-walks-21-miles-to-work-surprised-with-new-car)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on February 07, 2015, 09:01:51 AM
It has the optional wheels the SHO has.  Isn't it AWD?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on February 07, 2015, 09:04:50 AM
Nevermind, those wheels are optional on FWD as well. 

That's a sharp looking Taurus.  Good publicity for Ford, some people will give the Taurus a look now.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on February 07, 2015, 12:29:25 PM
That's awesome. Hope he enjoys his new car as much as we all enjoy ours.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 08, 2015, 05:45:21 AM
For transmissions without a serviceable filter, 30K fluid exchange intervals are recommended:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nse_z9RmPcQ#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nse_z9RmPcQ#ws)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on February 08, 2015, 06:26:38 AM
For transmissions without a serviceable filter, 30K fluid exchange intervals are recommended:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nse_z9RmPcQ#ws[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nse_z9RmPcQ#ws[/url])
TRUE to that,guess thats why they dont recommend changing the original fluid if you exceeded more than 60k on it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on February 09, 2015, 06:49:58 AM
Anybody point me in the right direction to pick up a little knowledge about cold start and warm up, open loop and closed loop, and how O2 sensors are in play for that warm up period?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 09, 2015, 07:23:22 AM
For transmissions without a serviceable filter, 30K fluid exchange intervals are recommended:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nse_z9RmPcQ#ws[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nse_z9RmPcQ#ws[/url])

Good video. Glad you found it. I'll have to look into it on mine. Wonder if that could be part of my issue. Is there any upgrade oil that we can use on our cars? Or should be stick with the ford oil?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 09, 2015, 07:43:12 AM
I think service interval is key, appropriate for your driving habits.  With performance cars, driven in that style, I feel it is better to stick to severe duty intervals rather than "normal".  If you do that, the Ford fluids should be just fine, though you can certainly upgrade if you so desire.  Full synthetic is preferred pretty much across the board for all the fluids.  One addendum:  brake fluid is not mentioned at all that I can see in Ford's services, but flushing it regularly would be good too, say, every time you change pads/rotors.

Anybody point me in the right direction to pick up a little knowledge about cold start and warm up, open loop and closed loop, and how O2 sensors are in play for that warm up period?

For a quick definition:
http://www.modularfords.com/threads/58339-Definition-of-Closed-Loop-vs-Open-Loop?p=610557 (http://www.modularfords.com/threads/58339-Definition-of-Closed-Loop-vs-Open-Loop?p=610557)

Bike-related post, but still the basics apply:
http://bikeboy.org/open_closed_loop_efi.html (http://bikeboy.org/open_closed_loop_efi.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on February 09, 2015, 08:12:51 AM
Thanks for the leads. I will follow up.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on February 09, 2015, 09:00:39 AM
Very interesting and educational. I'm thinking this is playing a part in my ongoing KR spike issue.  Thanks again for the tip!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 09, 2015, 10:55:45 AM
I think service interval is key, appropriate for your driving habits.  With performance cars, driven in that style, I feel it is better to stick to severe duty intervals rather than "normal".  If you do that, the Ford fluids should be just fine, though you can certainly upgrade if you so desire.  Full synthetic is preferred pretty much across the board for all the fluids.  One addendum:  brake fluid is not mentioned at all that I can see in Ford's services, but flushing it regularly would be good too, say, every time you change pads/rotors.

Anybody point me in the right direction to pick up a little knowledge about cold start and warm up, open loop and closed loop, and how O2 sensors are in play for that warm up period?

For a quick definition:
[url]http://www.modularfords.com/threads/58339-Definition-of-Closed-Loop-vs-Open-Loop?p=610557[/url] ([url]http://www.modularfords.com/threads/58339-Definition-of-Closed-Loop-vs-Open-Loop?p=610557[/url])

Bike-related post, but still the basics apply:
[url]http://bikeboy.org/open_closed_loop_efi.html[/url] ([url]http://bikeboy.org/open_closed_loop_efi.html[/url])

I'm looking at redline, royal purple and mobile 1 as a replacement. Do you know how to find out what transmission I have?  The manual has specs for 3 different transmissions. No numbers on the fill cap maybe on the Trans case.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 09, 2015, 11:09:41 AM
Pretty sure our trans is the 6f55

Rich
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 09, 2015, 12:08:05 PM
I have always liked Castrol for oil/trans fluid, some of the best around, if you want to throw that into the mix ;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on February 09, 2015, 01:35:54 PM
I am basically refering to the owners manuel which says to use M.C mercon LV fluid,11.6 quarts for the 6F55 transmission,rear differential (AWD)Fluid M.C SAE 80w-90 2.4 pints,Power transfer unit (PTU)M.C SAE 75W-140 synthetic rear axle lubricant 18 ounces,based on 13 SHO manuel.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 09, 2015, 01:48:13 PM
After reading into it more I think I'm just going to drain out what I can and put Mercon LV back in since I don't know if redline will mix with it.

So far redline D6 ATF is the only one that says it's "suitable" for Mercon LV replacement. What ever that means...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 09, 2015, 01:55:27 PM
In case you are worried that the Mercon LV is looking dirty:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBoXyQ7UDQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBoXyQ7UDQ)

Alternatives to Motorcraft:
http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?product=30704 (http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?product=30704)
http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/signature-series-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=ATLQT-EA (http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/signature-series-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=ATLQT-EA)
http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/oe-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=OTLQT-EA (http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/oe-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=OTLQT-EA)
http://www.valvoline.com/products/consumer-products/automatic-transmission-products/automatic-transmission-fluid/37 (http://www.valvoline.com/products/consumer-products/automatic-transmission-products/automatic-transmission-fluid/37)
http://www.castrol.com/en_au/australia/products/cars/automatic-transmission-fluids/transmax-dexron.html (http://www.castrol.com/en_au/australia/products/cars/automatic-transmission-fluids/transmax-dexron.html)

Need more?  :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 09, 2015, 03:12:10 PM
In case you are worried that the Mercon LV is looking dirty:
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBoXyQ7UDQ[/url] ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBoXyQ7UDQ[/url])

Alternatives to Motorcraft:
[url]http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?product=30704[/url] ([url]http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?product=30704[/url])
[url]http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/signature-series-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=ATLQT-EA[/url] ([url]http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/signature-series-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=ATLQT-EA[/url])
[url]http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/oe-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=OTLQT-EA[/url] ([url]http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/oe-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=OTLQT-EA[/url])
[url]http://www.valvoline.com/products/consumer-products/automatic-transmission-products/automatic-transmission-fluid/37[/url] ([url]http://www.valvoline.com/products/consumer-products/automatic-transmission-products/automatic-transmission-fluid/37[/url])
[url]http://www.castrol.com/en_au/australia/products/cars/automatic-transmission-fluids/transmax-dexron.html[/url] ([url]http://www.castrol.com/en_au/australia/products/cars/automatic-transmission-fluids/transmax-dexron.html[/url])

Need more?  :D

That's impressive.. hah. Thanks for all the work that had taken. Wonder why  LV looks like that so soon... :/
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 09, 2015, 03:17:22 PM
Yeah, hopefully the smell is not as deceptive as the sight of it!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on February 09, 2015, 03:39:49 PM
Very interesting and educational. I'm thinking this is playing a part in my ongoing KR spike issue.  Thanks again for the tip!
Except that apparently the 3.5 EB does not follow this same method of control logic, which I'd understood as being universal.

It has been a topic here before. Instead, it appears that the EB ECU only operates in open loop, ignoring sensor feedback only in cold start operation, or perhaps in the event of failure or failsafe. Under load/acceleration, the EB continues to fuel based on sensor loopback data, or closed loop. Pretty unorthodox.

I saw you mention some KR issues in another post. KR can ghost on you quite a bit, as it can at all times register normal engine noises or rattles in the same range of frequency as real knock. Or, it could be minor detonation under light loads, as a result of a method of maximizing efficiency by advancing ignition timing to extreme levels. Either way, many engine tuners ignore it, so long as it isn't occurring at the onset or during high load situations.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on February 09, 2015, 05:15:07 PM
Thanks that's good to know. I was assuming from my general reading/studying up, that if given enough throttle, it would revert to open loop. If that's not the case, IDK. I'm  tempted to retire the KR gauge as it takes up a fair chunk of my valuable tablet screen. Trying to figure out what is going on, been driving me crazy for months. I wonder if removing the engine cover (which I did) could promote general engine noise, as it does provide a pretty thick layer of sound deadener.........
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on February 09, 2015, 09:24:51 PM
Thanks that's good to know. I was assuming from my general reading/studying up, that if given enough throttle, it would revert to open loop. If that's not the case, IDK. I'm  tempted to retire the KR gauge as it takes up a fair chunk of my valuable tablet screen. Trying to figure out what is going on, been driving me crazy for months. I wonder if removing the engine cover (which I did) could promote general engine noise, as it does provide a pretty thick layer of sound deadener.........
Yes, that is because that is literally how control logic works in every other automobile. It seems wreckless and implausible. I'd never heard of WOT closed loop control, and while I still have yet to verify this claim on my own (lazy, right), there have been several owners here who've confirmed it.
I'd still love to hear some facts on this.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Larrylu on February 10, 2015, 05:42:54 AM
Well an easy way to confirm would be to set up a "loop" gauge. Ecoboostsho mentioned there was that capability in Torque Pro. A quick WOT would confirm open or closed loop. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on February 10, 2015, 09:47:15 AM
Is it me only but havent noticed any outside vendors as of late.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 10, 2015, 10:28:39 AM
Definitely been quiet, but for the Z2S guys.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: southtxSHO on February 11, 2015, 11:44:41 PM
Ran the sho tonight and compared tunes ..... will be posting results later
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Wilson on February 12, 2015, 07:42:06 AM
Ran the sho tonight and compared tunes ..... will be posting results later

Looking forward to this
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 16, 2015, 08:42:27 AM
So who here can give a rough guess on how much a tune and meth will drop the 0-60 time on a 15' F150 3.5?

The 13's do it in 6.5s and the 15' does it in 5.8s. I'd like to think I could get it down to 4.8 so I could beat up on Jeep SRT's. :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 16, 2015, 08:45:37 AM
I do believe the MKS can drop a second or more with just a 93 tune.  So at least a second with t+m for the f.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 16, 2015, 09:11:05 AM
That would be nice to see. This latest engine version seems to be a lot more stable than the 13 we had. So once we get a few miles on it I think I'll see what kinds numbers it will make. Interested to see how the auto 4wd setting will handle a boosted launch.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 16, 2015, 09:15:37 AM
That would be nice to see. This latest engine version seems to be a lot more stable than the 13 we had. So once we get a few miles on it I think I'll see what kinds numbers it will make. Interested to see how the auto 4wd setting will handle a boosted launch.
From what I hear...SCT will have capabilities to tune these by end of March?

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 16, 2015, 09:20:42 AM
That would be nice to see. This latest engine version seems to be a lot more stable than the 13 we had. So once we get a few miles on it I think I'll see what kinds numbers it will make. Interested to see how the auto 4wd setting will handle a boosted launch.
From what I hear...SCT will have capabilities to tune these by end of March?

Rich
A lot of places are already working on a tune for it. I'm not sure how many miles I should have on it before it gets tuned. At least 2000 or maybe the first oil change.  Still under 500 miles :o Just a baby.

I'll ask torrie to look into it next time I send him a datalog.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 16, 2015, 11:39:14 AM
Just saying

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/16/6914f5e36afec88f1bec941d7f48794b.jpg)

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 16, 2015, 03:39:46 PM
Hey now!  A lot of my fav fruits & veggies come from the sunshine state  :hsugh:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 16, 2015, 03:43:16 PM
Hey now!  A lot of my fav fruits & veggies come from the sunshine state  :hsugh:
Only 1 day...lol

They will be stuck inside all summer hiding from hurricanes and humidity. I do believe people in warmer states live longer too...hmmm

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 19, 2015, 12:40:17 AM
http://www.autoblog.com/2015/02/18/14-year-old-hacker-caught-industry-by-surprise-featured/?ncid=edlinkusauto00000016

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 19, 2015, 04:25:12 AM
Auto industry = WAY behind the times.  I see demand for pre-1980 cars exploding ;)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on February 19, 2015, 05:26:41 AM
I had an appt at the dealer yesterday for another free oil change,but at the end my service advisor which is a buddy of mine informs me that they performed the repair/inspection of the rear door handle and all was good,the point i'm trying to make is you never know what the dealer is going to change or look at while your waiting in the shadows,so put it back to stock!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 19, 2015, 05:41:11 AM
Car is currently in stock mode. Going in for accident repair. Honda, Acura, Kia dealer....hmmmm what rental?

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 19, 2015, 06:03:06 AM
you never know what the dealer is going to change or look at while your waiting in the shadows,so put it back to stock!!!!
Nice to have a dealer with the old-time bedside manner!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on February 19, 2015, 06:25:30 AM
Car is currently in stock mode. Going in for accident repair. Honda, Acura, Kia dealer....hmmmm what rental?

Rich
The last loaner the dealer gave me was anew MKZ,which was nice but everything was push button,no shifter,the Kia OPTIMA is cool if they approve it,best of luck for a quick and quality repair buddy.  http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/620/420/cms/images/auto-show/2013/new-york/2014-kia-optima/205722.jpg (http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/620/420/cms/images/auto-show/2013/new-york/2014-kia-optima/205722.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 19, 2015, 07:48:28 AM
Car is currently in stock mode. Going in for accident repair. Honda, Acura, Kia dealer....hmmmm what rental?

Rich
Get the kia optima SX turbo. Or one of the Acura's that are more sport related. If you can..
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 19, 2015, 08:05:10 AM
Car is currently in stock mode. Going in for accident repair. Honda, Acura, Kia dealer....hmmmm what rental?

Rich
The last loaner the dealer gave me was anew MKZ,which was nice but everything was push button,no shifter,the Kia OPTIMA is cool if they approve it,best of luck for a quick and quality repair buddy.  [url]http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/620/420/cms/images/auto-show/2013/new-york/2014-kia-optima/205722.jpg[/url] ([url]http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/620/420/cms/images/auto-show/2013/new-york/2014-kia-optima/205722.jpg[/url])

Thanks

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 19, 2015, 08:07:15 AM
Car is currently in stock mode. Going in for accident repair. Honda, Acura, Kia dealer....hmmmm what rental?

Rich
Get the kia optima SX turbo. Or one of the Acura's that are more sport related. If you can..
Will look into these also.

Sent the wife with a list of "demands" so I could unload tools, garbage day, and pick up garage some.

She just called and said cx-7 I think...came down to just telling her AWD is a must for the weather.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on February 19, 2015, 08:11:19 AM
CX7 AWD should be pretty nice.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 19, 2015, 08:12:43 AM
Car is currently in stock mode. Going in for accident repair. Honda, Acura, Kia dealer....hmmmm what rental?

Rich
Get the kia optima SX turbo. Or one of the Acura's that are more sport related. If you can..
Will look into these also.

Sent the wife with a list of "demands" so I could unload tools, garbage day, and pick up garage some.

She just called and said cx-7 I think...came down to just telling her AWD is a must for the weather.

Rich
I kinda assumed they would just give you what ever they had used laying around. That's how it always is. At least it would be cool to try out the new kia Sorento awd.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on February 19, 2015, 08:20:54 AM
They said we could take anything we want when we where there getting it looked over last week. The $30 a day rental coverage was "good enough". Also said we could bring back rental at anytime for another.

I think mentioning we were looking at getting another SUV when the weather breaks and their prices drop may have inspired the take whatever thing.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on February 19, 2015, 03:14:29 PM
It is impressive to see how quickly these guys can develop an intercooler. Really makes me heavily consider buying a 16' STI.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2688576
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 05, 2015, 07:47:23 PM
I know it seems to be a very odd question but under members profile and in regards to statistics,for example time and hours spent on the forum,why is that calculated,find it kind off odd and thought there would be a little more disclosure in many aspects.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 05, 2015, 07:56:17 PM
I know it seems to be a very odd question but under members profile and in regards to statistics,for example time and hours spent on the forum,why is that calculated,find it kind off odd and thought there would be a little more disclosure in many aspects.
Its built into the forum software, like the stats on the bottom of the forum home screen.

I think it's pretty standard with forum software in general.

It is in your profile so it's not like anything is being hidden from you.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 05, 2015, 08:06:01 PM
I know it seems to be a very odd question but under members profile and in regards to statistics,for example time and hours spent on the forum,why is that calculated,find it kind off odd and thought there would be a little more disclosure in many aspects.
Its built into the forum software, like the stats on the bottom of the forum home screen.

I think it's pretty standard with forum software in general.

It is in your profile so it's not like anything is being hidden from you.
To cut to the chase,anyone can just search and find out how many hours or total days you spent time on here is that correct.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 05, 2015, 08:07:39 PM
Yup
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 05, 2015, 08:08:31 PM
Now what I don't know is if only members can see those stats...i will log out and check for you.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 05, 2015, 08:09:33 PM
Only members can see your stats, fyi.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 05, 2015, 08:16:08 PM
There is a profile mod to turn off your online status but I have no idea if that affects yours stats being able to be viewed or not.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 05, 2015, 08:27:49 PM
Yup
I really appreciate you responding to my initial question accordingly and with a YUP to go along with it,unfortunetly other forums i have been invited to seemed more private(closed doors)than this one,will give my answer on friday,thanks .Z.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 05, 2015, 08:37:23 PM
Yup
I really appreciate you responding to my initial question accordingly and with a YUP to go along with it,unfortunetly other forums i have been invited to seemed more private(closed doors)than this one,will give my answer on friday,thanks .Z.
I have a mod account so regular accounts may not be able to see you.

Hopefuly SHOdded will chime in if he knows.



Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 05, 2015, 09:28:08 PM
Currently, any member can view any other member's stats.  I don't think a member can modify their profile to turn this on/off, would have to be done by moderator/admin, and would be systemwide.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on March 06, 2015, 05:09:58 AM
Oh the neglect

http://truckviewtv.com/bad-brakes-really-bad-brakes/

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 06, 2015, 04:37:14 PM
Not good!  Hope this is not going to parallel Hellcat history.
https://autos.yahoo.com/news/2015-mustang-gt-goes-flames-dealership-visit-130004488.html (https://autos.yahoo.com/news/2015-mustang-gt-goes-flames-dealership-visit-130004488.html)
(http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/cms/autos/Boldride/2015mustangfire.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on March 06, 2015, 05:20:43 PM
Not good!  Hope this is not going to parallel Hellcat history.
[url]https://autos.yahoo.com/news/2015-mustang-gt-goes-flames-dealership-visit-130004488.html[/url] ([url]https://autos.yahoo.com/news/2015-mustang-gt-goes-flames-dealership-visit-130004488.html[/url])
([url]http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/cms/autos/Boldride/2015mustangfire.jpg[/url])

Oh boy, the Ford haters are gonna love this. Bet that picture is viral already.


Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on March 06, 2015, 05:57:46 PM
Lol. Geeze.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 06, 2015, 08:17:32 PM
It has come to my attn that unfortunetly will be leaving this great forum.honestly if it wasnt for MANU and his great suppport would of left a long time ago,thanks again for all that you all have done,lets see what happens down the road maybe i'll change my mind,thanks guys,Z.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 06, 2015, 08:27:13 PM
Well, I don't know what's going on but my PM box is always open if you need to chat about anything.

I would also be happy to move it to a more personal form of communication if need be.

Good luck!

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on March 06, 2015, 08:36:55 PM
It has come to my attn that unfortunetly will be leaving this great forum.honestly if it wasnt for MANU and his great suppport would of left a long time ago,thanks again for all that you all have done,lets see what happens down the road maybe i'll change my mind,thanks guys,Z.
Your presence will be missed buddy. I hope all is well with you and your pops. Feel free to send me a message anytime you want to chat.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 07, 2015, 02:56:34 PM
Yup
I really appreciate you responding to my initial question accordingly and with a YUP to go along with it,unfortunetly other forums i have been invited to seemed more private(closed doors)than this one,will give my answer on friday,thanks .Z.
They may "seem" more private but that doesn't make it so.

I seriously doubt anyone here cares how much time you spend on the forum. I know the staff (all 3 of us) have better things to do than watch the movements of our members. Hell, I never paid any attention to the personal stats till you brought this up. If you consider how many hours people spent logged in afk because they forgot to log out, the data is absolutely useless.

If you think there is something nefarious going on, I wish you'd just explain what it is that's bothering you so we can get to the bottom of it. I'm an extremely private person and there is nothing going on here that concerns me in the least.



Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on March 07, 2015, 02:59:56 PM
WTF......there are no women on this forum last time I checked, why the drama?  LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 08, 2015, 07:31:08 AM
Yup
I really appreciate you responding to my initial question accordingly and with a YUP to go along with it,unfortunetly other forums i have been invited to seemed more private(closed doors)than this one,will give my answer on friday,thanks .Z.
They may "seem" more private but that doesn't make it so.

I seriously doubt anyone here cares how much time you spend on the forum. I know the staff (all 3 of us) have better things to do than watch the movements of our members. Hell, I never paid any attention to the personal stats till you brought this up. If you consider how many hours people spent logged in afk because they forgot to log out, the data is absolutely useless.

If you think there is something nefarious going on, I wish you'd just explain what it is that's bothering you so we can get to the bottom of it. I'm an extremely private person and there is nothing going on here that concerns me in the least.
FoMoCoSHO never knew you were so concerned,thats very kind of you,let me start by saying that my decision was based on a personal level,and clearly not on the status feature,my initial question was if the feature can be turned off and nothing more or less,personally have supported this fine forum in many aspects for quite sometime know and surely dont think any nefarious things are going on,if a little respect was shown to one another rather than comments like Drama being brought up would make things better here,thanks.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on March 08, 2015, 11:27:29 AM
I've been on car forums since 2000 when I had a Isuzu VehiCROSS.  I've never had issues with privacy.  What issue are you having?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 09, 2015, 09:33:32 AM
I guess it will benefit me more being active on the forum due to a personal issue at home,in response to p.munkee comment there is no such issues affecting me or anyone in that matter,thanks.z.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on March 09, 2015, 01:20:49 PM
If anyone is interested in getting a new gopro hero 4 black or silver let me know I can save you around $180.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on March 10, 2015, 02:12:04 PM
http://www.svtperformance.com/?p=13617

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 10, 2015, 02:21:05 PM
[url]http://www.svtperformance.com/?p=13617[/url] ([url]http://www.svtperformance.com/?p=13617[/url])

Rich
NO search found Rich!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Airbornemaikai on March 10, 2015, 02:25:57 PM
Working here, 11.77 ecoboost mustang


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FLOSHO21 on March 10, 2015, 07:03:56 PM
It has come to my attn that unfortunetly will be leaving this great forum.honestly if it wasnt for MANU and his great suppport would of left a long time ago,thanks again for all that you all have done,lets see what happens down the road maybe i'll change my mind,thanks guys,Z.


I hope you're not leaving, I've been posting a short while but I don't want to see you go, we don't have enough people here as it is, yet knowledgeable like yourself...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 10, 2015, 07:18:55 PM
Thanks FLOSHO,that was very kind and considerate of you,probably will be around because of cool people like you and many others,thank you for the warm thoughts,Z.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: AJP turbo on March 10, 2015, 07:23:06 PM
Yeah bud don't go....Would you stay even for me? I'll feel empty inside knowing the person I gave my first thank you to is gone
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 10, 2015, 07:38:43 PM
Yeah bud don't go....Would you stay even for me? I'll feel empty inside knowing the person I gave my first thank you to is gone
I really needed to clear up my head based on a personal family matter,so probably will be around,dont temp me i can always delete that thank you in a touch of a button,thanks for the warm thoughts.Z.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 13, 2015, 07:42:07 AM
It really amazes me and find it quite upsetting based on reading up on the E.B platform having issues with coking of the intake valves which is nothing new to us,but after reading on the F150 forums and others find it amazing the amount of bashing of outside vendors due to there false products and scams especially on the oil catch can front,no wonder they simply dissapeared from this forum which is a good thing,just did not want to disclose any names or titles of the co,would be great to have a section on which vendors to avoid which i mentioned a while back,personally i think it really would benefit everyone and avoid a costly mistake,thanks,Z.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 13, 2015, 07:53:04 AM
It really amazes me and find it quite upsetting based on reading up on the E.B platform having issues with coking of the intake valves which is nothing new to us,but after reading on the F150 forums and others find it amazing the amount of bashing of outside vendors due to there false products and scams especially on the oil catch can front,no wonder they simply dissapeared from this forum which is a good thing,just did not want to disclose any names or titles of the co,would be great to have a section on which vendors to avoid which i mentioned a while back,thanks.Z.
Well, I'm not sure it's a "scam" necessarily. Under boost PCV operation reverses and all of that crap exits the clean side into the front turbo. When those gasses hit the charge cooler and everything falls out of suspension I believe it falls to the bottom of the charge cooler and if too much builds up over time it will get sucked up into the intake stream. There is a thread somewhere that shows how to check your CAC for buildup and iirc one member had pretty substantial buildup.

I have seen Ford's training vid on our PCV system and operation is exactly as vendors have described. Whether or not it falls out of suspension in the CAC is speculation but I don't think it is an unreasonable assumption.



 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 13, 2015, 08:05:36 AM
And it will be interesting if the Z2S IC pulls even more out of suspension.  Hopefully it has a drain plug on it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 13, 2015, 09:35:05 AM
It really amazes me and find it quite upsetting based on reading up on the E.B platform having issues with coking of the intake valves which is nothing new to us,but after reading on the F150 forums and others find it amazing the amount of bashing of outside vendors due to there false products and scams especially on the oil catch can front,no wonder they simply dissapeared from this forum which is a good thing,just did not want to disclose any names or titles of the co,would be great to have a section on which vendors to avoid which i mentioned a while back,thanks.Z.
Well, I'm not sure it's a "scam" necessarily. Under boost PCV operation reverses and all of that crap exits the clean side into the front turbo. When those gasses hit the charge cooler and everything falls out of suspension I believe it falls to the bottom of the charge cooler and if too much builds up over time it will get sucked up into the intake stream. There is a thread somewhere that shows how to check your CAC for buildup and iirc one member had pretty substantial buildup.

I have seen Ford's training vid on our PCV system and operation is exactly as vendors have described. Whether or not it falls out of suspension in the CAC is speculation but I don't think it is an unreasonable assumption.

Of course the asymmetric design will still have that stuff hitting the compression impellers of the front turbo...coking the blades up before it gets to the IC to condense... with the back spared this insult... it has to decrease turbo performance and longevity.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 16, 2015, 10:06:27 PM
I think its time to put my downpipes on....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 17, 2015, 06:08:41 AM
FoMoCoSHO good luck on the DP install,after having it done twice on my car found it beneficial to use some PB blaster liberally before removing those bolts,and two sets of gaskets to ensure a leak free system,hope this helps and good luck to you.Z    http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat (http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 17, 2015, 11:11:56 AM
FoMoCoSHO good luck on the DP install,after having it done twice on my car found it beneficial to use some PB blaster liberally before removing those bolts,and two sets of gaskets to ensure a leak free system,hope this helps and good luck to you.Z    [url]http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat[/url] ([url]http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat[/url])

I refuse to wrench on my cars anymore. I just want to drive it and enjoy it. Hence why God made dealership techs....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 17, 2015, 11:16:35 AM
Any yeah, new gaskets all around.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 17, 2015, 06:58:03 PM
FoMoCoSHO good luck on the DP install,after having it done twice on my car found it beneficial to use some PB blaster liberally before removing those bolts,and two sets of gaskets to ensure a leak free system,hope this helps and good luck to you.Z    [url]http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat[/url] ([url]http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat[/url])

I refuse to wrench on my cars anymore. I just want to drive it and enjoy it. Hence why God made dealership techs....

Spot On!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on March 18, 2015, 08:38:23 AM
Got my first speeding ticket in the last 5 years.  Helluva a run considering how I drive, hopefully I can go another 5! lol

Was nailed going 12 over.  I had my radar detector muted and I wasn't paying attention.  Took off hard at a stop light and came around a corner and there the trooper was. 

Seeing if an attorney can reduce the ticket to a non moving violation.  Right now it's 4 points but gets reduced to 2 points if I pay the $170 fine within 20 days. 

If this is the worst thing that happens today, then I'm doing alright I suppose!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on March 18, 2015, 08:41:23 AM
Got my first speeding ticket in the last 5 years.  Helluva a run considering how I drive, hopefully I can go another 5! lol

Was nailed going 12 over.  I had my radar detector muted and I wasn't paying attention.  Took off hard at a stop light and came around a corner and there the trooper was. 

Seeing if an attorney can reduce the ticket to a non moving violation.  Right now it's 4 points but gets reduced to 2 points if I pay the $170 fine within 20 days. 

If this is the worst thing that happens today, then I'm doing alright I suppose!
Select the show up in court option. May be able to sweet talk the judge?

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 18, 2015, 08:52:02 AM
Stiff fine, PM!  Hope you can get it reduced/dropped.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: AJP turbo on March 18, 2015, 09:17:38 AM
FoMoCoSHO good luck on the DP install,after having it done twice on my car found it beneficial to use some PB blaster liberally before removing those bolts,and two sets of gaskets to ensure a leak free system,hope this helps and good luck to you.Z    [url]http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat[/url] ([url]http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat[/url])

I refuse to wrench on my cars anymore. I just want to drive it and enjoy it. Hence why God made dealership techs....


You mean stealership techs that leave your car dirtier and smudged up? LOL sorry couldn't resist...There are good techs out there though
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 18, 2015, 09:24:12 AM
FoMoCoSHO good luck on the DP install,after having it done twice on my car found it beneficial to use some PB blaster liberally before removing those bolts,and two sets of gaskets to ensure a leak free system,hope this helps and good luck to you.Z    [url]http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat[/url] ([url]http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat[/url])

I refuse to wrench on my cars anymore. I just want to drive it and enjoy it. Hence why God made dealership techs....


You mean stealership techs that leave your car dirtier and smudged up? LOL sorry couldn't resist...There are good techs out there though


So far my dealership has done well by me... BUT even if they smudge it up I have standing instructions... no courtesy wash and no wiping on the finish. My service advisor always writes it in red on the work order and on the car work ID tag. It's why I put Quart Finest on the car...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: AJP turbo on March 18, 2015, 09:27:31 AM
I'll admit it's ME that is the problem as I expect people to take care of the car as if it was their own but that's just unreasonable on my part...I'm anal and I'm ok with admitting that...And most people love the courtesy wash but like you I'll wash it myself by hand.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 18, 2015, 09:31:03 AM
I'll admit it's ME that is the problem as I expect people to take care of the car as if it was their own but that's just unreasonable on my part...I'm anal and I'm ok with admitting that...And most people love the courtesy wash but like you I'll wash it myself by hand.
I'm OC about it too... to the point where I no longer touch the car when I wash and dry it... As soon as my spot free rinse water deionizer arrives I'll REALLY be the neighborhood attraction when i was it, LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on March 18, 2015, 09:32:18 AM
Got my first speeding ticket in the last 5 years.  Helluva a run considering how I drive, hopefully I can go another 5! lol

Was nailed going 12 over.  I had my radar detector muted and I wasn't paying attention.  Took off hard at a stop light and came around a corner and there the trooper was. 

Seeing if an attorney can reduce the ticket to a non moving violation.  Right now it's 4 points but gets reduced to 2 points if I pay the $170 fine within 20 days. 

If this is the worst thing that happens today, then I'm doing alright I suppose!
Select the show up in court option. May be able to sweet talk the judge?

Rich
A lot of the times if you go to court the officer that issued the fine will not be there so if you contest the charge the judge will dismiss the charge because the officer is not there.

Or they will move it to another day when he is there lol. I got out of one this way.
Got my first speeding ticket in the last 5 years.  Helluva a run considering how I drive, hopefully I can go another 5! lol

Was nailed going 12 over.  I had my radar detector muted and I wasn't paying attention.  Took off hard at a stop light and came around a corner and there the trooper was. 

Seeing if an attorney can reduce the ticket to a non moving violation.  Right now it's 4 points but gets reduced to 2 points if I pay the $170 fine within 20 days. 

If this is the worst thing that happens today, then I'm doing alright I suppose!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 18, 2015, 11:19:16 AM
I'll admit it's ME that is the problem as I expect people to take care of the car as if it was their own but that's just unreasonable on my part...I'm anal and I'm ok with admitting that...And most people love the courtesy wash but like you I'll wash it myself by hand.
I'm OC about it too... to the point where I no longer touch the car when I wash and dry it... As soon as my spot free rinse water deionizer arrives I'll REALLY be the neighborhood attraction when i was it, LOL
Tom love the video you posted a while back on how to properly use the cleaning product starring the super,sensual.sexy lady.LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 18, 2015, 11:23:34 AM
FoMoCoSHO good luck on the DP install,after having it done twice on my car found it beneficial to use some PB blaster liberally before removing those bolts,and two sets of gaskets to ensure a leak free system,hope this helps and good luck to you.Z    [url]http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat[/url] ([url]http://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2013/ford/taurus/sho-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/exhaust-system-cat/exhaust-components-scat[/url])

I refuse to wrench on my cars anymore. I just want to drive it and enjoy it. Hence why God made dealership techs....


You mean stealership techs that leave your car dirtier and smudged up? LOL sorry couldn't resist...There are good techs out there though

My situation is "unique".

High Command sees to it that my car is treated properly.

Only certain techs are given access to my car.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on March 18, 2015, 12:16:25 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/18/2e2c2c9805164474172a1fb3d3c802f2.jpg)

Congrats to Torrie...looks to be one of the first to crack the code.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 18, 2015, 12:25:10 PM
Jeez almost as much to the wheels as stock crank!  Looks like the HCs have good tuning potential.  Just don't want to see them decimated so early in life.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on March 18, 2015, 12:28:00 PM
Jeez almost as much to the wheels as stock crank!  Looks like the HCs have good tuning potential.  Just don't want to see them decimated so early in life.
I can't wait to see where people take these things. We'll see where the weak links are soon.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on March 18, 2015, 02:30:42 PM
Jeez almost as much to the wheels as stock crank!  Looks like the HCs have good tuning potential.  Just don't want to see them decimated so early in life.
I can't wait to see where people take these things. We'll see where the weak links are soon.

Rich
I wouldn't want to be the guy to find all those weak links. Hah. Drive shaft breaking at 190 is a no fun zone.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on March 18, 2015, 02:35:59 PM
Jeez almost as much to the wheels as stock crank!  Looks like the HCs have good tuning potential.  Just don't want to see them decimated so early in life.
I can't wait to see where people take these things. We'll see where the weak links are soon.

Rich
I wouldn't want to be the guy to find all those weak links. Hah. Drive shaft breaking at 190 is a no fun zone.
For sure. Seeing a couple rip the drive shaft out already, makes you wonder. Just read another post from Torrie that they really need a pulley. Right now it's maxing out at 10 psi.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on March 18, 2015, 02:37:10 PM
Jeez almost as much to the wheels as stock crank!  Looks like the HCs have good tuning potential.  Just don't want to see them decimated so early in life.
I can't wait to see where people take these things. We'll see where the weak links are soon.

Rich
I wouldn't want to be the guy to find all those weak links. Hah. Drive shaft breaking at 190 is a no fun zone.
For sure. Seeing a couple rip the drive shaft out already, makes you wonder. Just read another post from Torrie that they really need a pulley. Right now it's maxing out at 10 psi.

Rich
That's pretty low. I wonder how the internals will hold up with more boost.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 22, 2015, 08:57:35 PM
So....White Platinum Metallic Tri Coat.

Everything I have now plus Performance Package, Multi Contour seats, and 7/100 Premium care which I was getting ready to stroke a check for on the current one.

Cheaper payment.

I was planning on keeping the current one, but High Command heard about the extra incentives and knows how I crave an Alcantara steering wheel and multi contour seats. She has also heard my grumbling about the extra HD parts PP offers. Seeing as I don't like to make her unhappy.....

I really didn't think I could get a better deal than my current one, but a fat rebate, D-plan, and 2 extra incentives stacked on a very low money factor lease exceeded my expectations.

If i pull the trigger, car will be delivered to me, then driven directly to Concours John for a Cquartz finest treatment.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 22, 2015, 09:00:51 PM
Sure sounds difficult to say no to that proposition, although ...  Switching from Darkside to BrightLight?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 22, 2015, 09:18:07 PM
Sure sounds difficult to say no to that proposition, although ...  Switching from Darkside to BrightLight?
Deep Impact Blue was my first choice, but there are none available with PP.

Tri White was my second choice, and I've always been a fan of white.



Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 22, 2015, 10:59:44 PM
Sometimes you can't afford not to buy a new car!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 23, 2015, 04:51:27 PM
And the dealership model fails the Ford customer again....

It seems the other dealership will not play ball with my dealership because they have 2 or 3 "interested" customers.

Well if they're so "interested", why is the damn car still sitting on their lot?

If they're so interested, maybe they should get out their g-damn checkbooks!





Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on March 23, 2015, 05:53:32 PM
Money talks!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 23, 2015, 06:09:13 PM
So.....Bronze Fire?

Anyone know the difference between the cars that have "California emissions" on the window sticker vs the ones that don't?

When I think about "California emissions" I tend to think less power or potential for power...

IOW, buzzkill....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 23, 2015, 07:31:23 PM
Sucks about the pushback.  CA Emissions - Higher capacity cats, maybe?  According to this blurb, no real difference after 2001:
http://www.discountconverter.com/tech-tips/news_page.cfm?Key=catalytic_converter-&News=251 (http://www.discountconverter.com/tech-tips/news_page.cfm?Key=catalytic_converter-&News=251)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 24, 2015, 09:29:39 AM
I was comparing the height on our SHO,think the coilovers are called for compared to my BIIIMER,which has Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks,guess have to wait until they hopefully come out soon.Z.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 24, 2015, 10:40:31 AM
I was comparing the height on our SHO,think the coilovers are called for compared to my BIIIMER,which has Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks,guess have to wait until they hopefully come out soon.Z.
Does anyone know if pp springs are shorter? Yours looks lower than mine did stock....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: slurppie on March 24, 2015, 11:51:57 AM

I was comparing the height on our SHO,think the coilovers are called for compared to my BIIIMER,which has Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks,guess have to wait until they hopefully come out soon.Z.
Does anyone know if pp springs are shorter? Yours looks lower than mine did stock....
Not 100% but I think the springs on my PP are longer than non PP based on ride height comparison.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 24, 2015, 12:48:15 PM
It looks like my new big girl will be here in a day or two....

Bronze Fire is the color I ended up with.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 24, 2015, 12:49:51 PM
Love that color, new for the SHO line, isn't it?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 24, 2015, 12:56:55 PM
Yup...$595.00 "option"

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: peppelepugh on March 24, 2015, 01:09:10 PM
NIIIIICE! Congrats!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on March 24, 2015, 01:09:42 PM
It looks like my new big girl will be here in a day or two....

Bronze Fire is the color I ended up with.
Congrats on the new purchase! Bronze fire...sounds nice. Going to have to Google that.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 24, 2015, 01:15:11 PM
Yup...$595.00 "option"
Could be the equivalent of the Kona Blue in its' relative rarity :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 24, 2015, 02:08:56 PM
Yup...$595.00 "option"
Could be the equivalent of the Kona Blue in its' relative rarity :)
Beautiful choice!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on March 24, 2015, 06:04:02 PM
My dealer did the work on this rear door handles based on a TSB... the issue is now an NHTSA recall, # 15V-040.  Ford uses a different reference number in the letter stating you should ask your dealer for a service date for Recall # 15S02 and to give the dealer your VIN.   

I just got the letter today.  It says they will inspect them and if they pass they will install "reinforcements to prevent future concerns" and if they fail a revised interior door handle assembly will be installed.  Of course, because it's a safety recall, no charges for parts or labor will be made regardless of age or mileage on your SHO.  They say less than 1/2 day... My dealer did that, the license plate light fixture, replaced the LP fuel pump, replaced the fuel control module, and test drove mine twice between 7am and noon on my last trip to the shop... so it should be quick if they get the parts. 

They also list an address to get a refund if you've paid for this service or authorize the dealer to refund the money on presentation of a paid receipt.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 24, 2015, 10:19:44 PM
notice sent to dealers
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on March 24, 2015, 10:36:02 PM
Ha,  I blamed my 4 year old son for breaking my rear inside door handle.   I think he did yank on it.  Was fixed under warranty.   Will have them check it out on next visit.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 25, 2015, 06:25:19 AM
I guess its a safety recall,like BiGMaC stated,recall#15S02 had mine performed a couple of weeks ago and they also had to order the part for the rear passenger door handle,and installed reinforcement clips on three doors based on the work order,cause the passenger rear door failed inspection,have an appt friday for a few issues hopefully can get resolved.Z.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on March 25, 2015, 07:41:03 AM
It looks like my new big girl will be here in a day or two....

Bronze Fire is the color I ended up with.
So how long before this girl becomes an alcoholic?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on March 25, 2015, 07:53:43 AM


My dealer did the work on this rear door handles based on a TSB... the issue is now an NHTSA recall, # 15V-040.  Ford uses a different reference number in the letter stating you should ask your dealer for a service date for Recall # 15S02 and to give the dealer your VIN.   

I just got the letter today.  It says they will inspect them and if they pass they will install "reinforcements to prevent future concerns" and if they fail a revised interior door handle assembly will be installed.  Of course, because it's a safety recall, no charges for parts or labor will be made regardless of age or mileage on your SHO.  They say less than 1/2 day... My dealer did that, the license plate light fixture, replaced the LP fuel pump, replaced the fuel control module, and test drove mine twice between 7am and noon on my last trip to the shop... so it should be quick if they get the parts. 

They also list an address to get a refund if you've paid for this service or authorize the dealer to refund the money on presentation of a paid receipt.

It took some time for this to roll out, as expected. I couldn't deal with mine just flopping around so I fixed it myself.

Not to certain what they mean by "reinforcments"...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 25, 2015, 08:54:01 AM
It looks like my new big girl will be here in a day or two....

Bronze Fire is the color I ended up with.

So how long before this girl becomes an alcoholic?

For once I'm hoping the dealer leaves no gas in it.

I want to experiment....Shell v-power, maybe a gallon of corn and a couple bottles of HEET.

The goal is highest effective octane with least amount of corn for fuel volume

The guys over at the Mazdaspeed forums have had success with small amount of directly injected meth....

http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/ (http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/)


Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on March 25, 2015, 10:24:27 AM
FoMoCoSHO best of luck with the new girl coming soon,have them change that oil on the spot.Z.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on March 30, 2015, 08:37:28 PM
FoMoCoSHO best of luck with the new girl coming soon,have them change that oil on the spot.Z.
She goes in next week for Amsoil in the crankcase and tranny plus some downpipes.

Oh damn, need plugs re-gapped and a t-stat too.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on March 31, 2015, 02:40:50 AM
Anybody handy with Adobe Illustrator or similar products?  A member on SHOforum is looking for assistance in interlacing vector graphics for a Gen III SHO part.  TIA!
http://www.shoforum.com/index.php?threads/adobe-illustrator.129768/#post-1426690 (http://www.shoforum.com/index.php?threads/adobe-illustrator.129768/#post-1426690)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 01, 2015, 07:42:14 AM
I just came back from a new Target store,and earlier found parking right in the front and after coming out of the store the alarm was honking and the lights were flashing,left the shopping cart and ran to the car and found a small amount of damage to the drivers door cylinder,guess the idiot was trying to open the door with a screwdriver and the alarm sounded,guess the alarm did its job pretty good,a buddy of mine has a bodyshop and can probably buff it out i hope.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 01, 2015, 08:13:53 AM
I just came back from a new Target store,and earlier found parking right in the front and after coming out of the store the alarm was honking and the lights were flashing,left the shopping cart and ran to the car and found a small amount of damage to the drivers door cylinder,guess the idiot was trying to open the door with a screwdriver and the alarm sounded,guess the alarm did its job pretty good,a buddy of mine has a bodyshop and can probably buff it out i hope.Z
That's Flippin horrible Z....right up front too. You think of asking for video surveillance to at least try and get a visual ID?

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 01, 2015, 08:44:32 AM
I just came back from a new Target store,and earlier found parking right in the front and after coming out of the store the alarm was honking and the lights were flashing,left the shopping cart and ran to the car and found a small amount of damage to the drivers door cylinder,guess the idiot was trying to open the door with a screwdriver and the alarm sounded,guess the alarm did its job pretty good,a buddy of mine has a bodyshop and can probably buff it out i hope.Z
That's Flippin horrible Z....right up front too. You think of asking for video surveillance to at least try and get a visual ID?
x2!  Get that SOB and make him pay!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 01, 2015, 11:59:44 AM
It looks like my new big girl will be here in a day or two....

Bronze Fire is the color I ended up with.

So how long before this girl becomes an alcoholic?

For once I'm hoping the dealer leaves no gas in it.

I want to experiment....Shell v-power, maybe a gallon of corn and a couple bottles of HEET.

The goal is highest effective octane with least amount of corn for fuel volume

The guys over at the Mazdaspeed forums have had success with small amount of directly injected meth....

[url]http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/[/url] ([url]http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/[/url])

I hadn't ever seen that thread. I use to spend alot of time at that forum. If you wade through the mountains a horse crap, there's invaluable information, which can transcend platforms. Member Phate is also quite a contributor of all things Mazdaspeed, most recently suspension dynamics.

Pretty interesting study. If we could learn the sealing materials used in our fueling system, we could learn limitations without running to failure.

I think most commonly found materials in auto systems are fluorocarbon elastomers. Viton.
Also perhaps Buna Nitrile, Chemraz and Kalrez. All alcohol safe, but I suppose swell differently.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 01, 2015, 12:20:21 PM
It looks like my new big girl will be here in a day or two....

Bronze Fire is the color I ended up with.

So how long before this girl becomes an alcoholic?

For once I'm hoping the dealer leaves no gas in it.

I want to experiment....Shell v-power, maybe a gallon of corn and a couple bottles of HEET.

The goal is highest effective octane with least amount of corn for fuel volume

The guys over at the Mazdaspeed forums have had success with small amount of directly injected meth....

[url]http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/[/url] ([url]http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/[/url])

I hadn't ever seen that thread. I use to spend alot of time at that forum. If you wade through the mountains a horse crap, there's invaluable information, which can transcend platforms. Member Phate is also quite a contributor of all things Mazdaspeed, most recently suspension dynamics.

Pretty interesting study. If we could learn the sealing materials used in our fueling system, we could learn limitations without running to failure.

I think most commonly found materials in auto systems are fluorocarbon elastomers. Viton.
Also perhaps Buna Nitrile, Chemraz and Kalrez. All alcohol safe, but I suppose swell differently.


http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,4595.0.html (http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,4595.0.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 01, 2015, 04:47:46 PM
It looks like my new big girl will be here in a day or two....

Bronze Fire is the color I ended up with.

So how long before this girl becomes an alcoholic?

For once I'm hoping the dealer leaves no gas in it.

I want to experiment....Shell v-power, maybe a gallon of corn and a couple bottles of HEET.

The goal is highest effective octane with least amount of corn for fuel volume

The guys over at the Mazdaspeed forums have had success with small amount of directly injected meth....

[url]http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/[/url] ([url]http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/[/url])

I hadn't ever seen that thread. I use to spend alot of time at that forum. If you wade through the mountains a horse crap, there's invaluable information, which can transcend platforms. Member Phate is also quite a contributor of all things Mazdaspeed, most recently suspension dynamics.

Pretty interesting study. If we could learn the sealing materials used in our fueling system, we could learn limitations without running to failure.

I think most commonly found materials in auto systems are fluorocarbon elastomers. Viton.
Also perhaps Buna Nitrile, Chemraz and Kalrez. All alcohol safe, but I suppose swell differently.


[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,4595.0.html[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,4595.0.html[/url])

Missed that thread somehow, I guess. Hmmm...


Any gardeners here?
All of my perennials are coming back. Redbud and almond look incredible. Dropping some annuals around, here and there. Spring is just the best.

Too bad...I've yet to treat the rose bush for blight. Fully expect it'll be back this spring.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 01, 2015, 04:56:29 PM
It looks like my new big girl will be here in a day or two....

Bronze Fire is the color I ended up with.

So how long before this girl becomes an alcoholic?

For once I'm hoping the dealer leaves no gas in it.

I want to experiment....Shell v-power, maybe a gallon of corn and a couple bottles of HEET.

The goal is highest effective octane with least amount of corn for fuel volume

The guys over at the Mazdaspeed forums have had success with small amount of directly injected meth....

[url]http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/[/url] ([url]http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/[/url])

I hadn't ever seen that thread. I use to spend alot of time at that forum. If you wade through the mountains a horse crap, there's invaluable information, which can transcend platforms. Member Phate is also quite a contributor of all things Mazdaspeed, most recently suspension dynamics.

Pretty interesting study. If we could learn the sealing materials used in our fueling system, we could learn limitations without running to failure.

I think most commonly found materials in auto systems are fluorocarbon elastomers. Viton.
Also perhaps Buna Nitrile, Chemraz and Kalrez. All alcohol safe, but I suppose swell differently.


[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,4595.0.html[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,4595.0.html[/url])

Missed that thread somehow, I guess. Hmmm...


Any gardeners here?
All of my perennials are coming back. Redbud and almond look incredible. Dropping some annuals around, here and there. Spring is just the best.

Too bad...I've yet to treat the rose bush for blight. Fully expect it'll be back this spring.

The wife always throws out some flowers in the spring. We do have some cool stuff that comes up every year though.

We have a trumpeter vine that brings in hummingbirds, under that some massive lily's in a bed, these huge peony bushes(huge pink flowers that ants open up), and a bunch of daffodils around the pool area. And 2 of these 10' tall trees that bloom purple flowers.

Spring gets pretty colorful around here too.

We're going to do a small garden this year...per the wife's request (demand...lol)

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 01, 2015, 07:29:44 PM
It looks like my new big girl will be here in a day or two....

Bronze Fire is the color I ended up with.

So how long before this girl becomes an alcoholic?

For once I'm hoping the dealer leaves no gas in it.

I want to experiment....Shell v-power, maybe a gallon of corn and a couple bottles of HEET.

The goal is highest effective octane with least amount of corn for fuel volume

The guys over at the Mazdaspeed forums have had success with small amount of directly injected meth....

[url]http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/[/url] ([url]http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f303/methanol-direct-injection-114220/[/url])

I hadn't ever seen that thread. I use to spend alot of time at that forum. If you wade through the mountains a horse crap, there's invaluable information, which can transcend platforms. Member Phate is also quite a contributor of all things Mazdaspeed, most recently suspension dynamics.

Pretty interesting study. If we could learn the sealing materials used in our fueling system, we could learn limitations without running to failure.

I think most commonly found materials in auto systems are fluorocarbon elastomers. Viton.
Also perhaps Buna Nitrile, Chemraz and Kalrez. All alcohol safe, but I suppose swell differently.


[url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,4595.0.html[/url] ([url]http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,4595.0.html[/url])

Missed that thread somehow, I guess. Hmmm...


Any gardeners here?
All of my perennials are coming back. Redbud and almond look incredible. Dropping some annuals around, here and there. Spring is just the best.

Too bad...I've yet to treat the rose bush for blight. Fully expect it'll be back this spring.

My perennials are showing life but I'm seeing nothing on the trees...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 01, 2015, 09:50:23 PM
Wish I had better fuel around here. I'm seeing 1-2° of knock with a 40mph head wind in 6th at 70 mph gear. The car figures it out but still don't like it.

Might have to just add meth to the gas.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 01, 2015, 10:10:48 PM
Wish I had better fuel around here. I'm seeing 1-2° of knock with a 40mph head wind in 6th at 70 mph gear. The car figures it out but still don't like it.

Might have to just add meth to the gas.
The tank the car came with was horrible.

I would see +3 KR cruising at 42mph on a flat road during calm conditions with the stock tune...

There is a steep hill that leads to my house...

Tuned with E-85 I could slow to 20 and drive up in third seeing plus 5 the entire way on the happy side.

87 on the stock tune showed +6 on the naughty side the entire way up.

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 01, 2015, 10:16:05 PM
Wish I had better fuel around here. I'm seeing 1-2° of knock with a 40mph head wind in 6th at 70 mph gear. The car figures it out but still don't like it.

Might have to just add meth to the gas.
Hell I figured you would've had a retune for that by now, lol...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 01, 2015, 10:16:12 PM
Wish I had better fuel around here. I'm seeing 1-2° of knock with a 40mph head wind in 6th at 70 mph gear. The car figures it out but still don't like it.

Might have to just add meth to the gas.
The tank the car came with was horrible.

I would see +3 KR cruising at 42mph on a flat road during calm conditions with the stock tune...

There is a steep hill that leads to my house...

Tuned with E-85 I could slow to 20 and drive up in third seeing plus 5 the entire way on the happy side.

87 on the stock tune showed +6 on the naughty side the entire way up.
Makes me wonder how the trucks do running 87 while towing... can't be healthy. Guess it will just cut power till its happy.

I was at 1 psi boost while at 70 mph with the cruise set. It was a pretty steep load to be under boost like that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 01, 2015, 10:16:59 PM
Wish I had better fuel around here. I'm seeing 1-2° of knock with a 40mph head wind in 6th at 70 mph gear. The car figures it out but still don't like it.

Might have to just add meth to the gas.
Hell I figured you would've had a retune for that by now, lol...
Haha. Tune revision #4,604. Help me Torrie!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 01, 2015, 10:24:38 PM
Wish I had better fuel around here. I'm seeing 1-2° of knock with a 40mph head wind in 6th at 70 mph gear. The car figures it out but still don't like it.

Might have to just add meth to the gas.
Hell I figured you would've had a retune for that by now, lol...
Haha. Tune revision #4,604. Help me Torrie!!!!
I was on revision 11 when I detuned the black car.

Driving it stock was quite shocking to say the least....

Last tune showed negative knock the entire run and that was at 20%....was getting ready to start cranking up the timing and moving the blend down to 15%
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 01, 2015, 10:35:10 PM
Wish I had better fuel around here. I'm seeing 1-2° of knock with a 40mph head wind in 6th at 70 mph gear. The car figures it out but still don't like it.

Might have to just add meth to the gas.
Hell I figured you would've had a retune for that by now, lol...
Haha. Tune revision #4,604. Help me Torrie!!!!
I was on revision 11 when I detuned the black car.

Driving it stock was quite shocking to say the least....

Last tune showed negative knock the entire run and that was at 20%....was getting ready to start cranking up the timing and moving the blend down to 15%
How long before you start to push it on the new girl? Ever going to put WM on it?
I have quite a few revisions on my WM tune. Car keeps taking the small steps up so the wall has to be coming up here soon.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 01, 2015, 10:47:37 PM
Wish I had better fuel around here. I'm seeing 1-2° of knock with a 40mph head wind in 6th at 70 mph gear. The car figures it out but still don't like it.

Might have to just add meth to the gas.
Hell I figured you would've had a retune for that by now, lol...
Haha. Tune revision #4,604. Help me Torrie!!!!
I was on revision 11 when I detuned the black car.

Driving it stock was quite shocking to say the least....

Last tune showed negative knock the entire run and that was at 20%....was getting ready to start cranking up the timing and moving the blend down to 15%
How long before you start to push it on the new girl? Ever going to put WM on it?
I have quite a few revisions on my WM tune. Car keeps taking the small steps up so the wall has to be coming up here soon.
Probably 1st oil change at 4k.

IDK about WMI, too early in the game.

Are you ever going to get that thing on a track?

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 01, 2015, 10:55:09 PM
Wish I had better fuel around here. I'm seeing 1-2° of knock with a 40mph head wind in 6th at 70 mph gear. The car figures it out but still don't like it.

Might have to just add meth to the gas.
Hell I figured you would've had a retune for that by now, lol...
Haha. Tune revision #4,604. Help me Torrie!!!!
I was on revision 11 when I detuned the black car.

Driving it stock was quite shocking to say the least....

Last tune showed negative knock the entire run and that was at 20%....was getting ready to start cranking up the timing and moving the blend down to 15%
How long before you start to push it on the new girl? Ever going to put WM on it?
I have quite a few revisions on my WM tune. Car keeps taking the small steps up so the wall has to be coming up here soon.
Probably 1st oil change at 4k.

IDK about WMI, too early in the game.

Are you ever going to get that thing on a track?
You should get WM so you can do some corn injection experiments. Hah.

As for my car... idk. As long as he keeps sending tunes I'll keep sending logs. I know he was working on the boost curve, not sure what else he's working on. It gives me a reason to go play. At this point I think I'd become a tad depressed if I don't see any more emails from Torrie.. haha
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 02, 2015, 06:09:49 AM
Hopefully the summer blend gas will help or cure some of the issues,think the changeover is around May 1st i believe.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 02, 2015, 06:18:04 AM
Hopefully the summer blend gas will help or cure some of the issues,think the changeover is around May 1st i believe.Z
Yes, I think the refineries switch over May 1st, expect a 2-4 week delay before it gets to the pumps. Makes it only 5 months of the year for the good stuff...:(

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 02, 2015, 08:06:42 AM
Need to win the lotto so I can have a tank of 116 under my garage.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 02, 2015, 09:18:01 AM
Hopefully the summer blend gas will help or cure some of the issues,think the changeover is around May 1st i believe.Z
Yes, I think the refineries switch over May 1st, expect a 2-4 week delay before it gets to the pumps. Makes it only 5 months of the year for the good stuff...:(

Rich

Here's the details on that...

The refineries begin switching over well before May 1st. And bulk shipment via pipeline of reduced RVP product begins as early as mid to late March. By federal law, the bulk storage at the fuel depots/distribution terminals must be fully turned by May 1st. The requirenent varies by region, according to state and even municipal mandate. Federal reg requires 9 pound at the retail level by June 1. This means retail conversion deadline is June 1. By state or local mandate, and typically in urban areas, the requirement by June 1 may be 7.8 pound, 7.0 pound, or other.

I'm in the process of turning tanks now. It's rather annoying and heavily scrutinized by HQ. It actually takes careful planning, where to put product, how much and when. Getting marketing to play with prices to get the stuff out of here. Low throughput plays hell. It can be tricky sometimes. The design of the tank weighs in, floating suction and such. The size of the tank. Tanks which aren't converted by May 1 face seasonal lockout, which is of course a very costly occurrence. But it's seldom an issue in the end.

But, what this all means for you is that you're almost certainly filling with "summer" gas already. Or, at least a nice blend of it. By early May or even late April, you'll be filling with pure summer gas. 7 to 9 pounder.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 02, 2015, 09:54:19 AM
Need to win the lotto so I can have a tank of 116 under my garage.
Still wont give You the effective octane as direct injected corn/wood.

I'd have a custom pump/cam made and tank of corn installed on my compound with the 1/4 mile and small road course. Everyone would be invited.

Of course we're taking Powerball.....lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 02, 2015, 09:59:57 AM
Need to win the lotto so I can have a tank of 116 under my garage.
Still wont give You the effective octane as direct injected corn/wood.

I'd have a custom pump/cam made and tank of corn installed on my compound with the 1/4 mile and small road course. Everyone would be invited.

Of course we're taking Powerball.....lol
Hah. I want something to fill the gap between when meth isn't being sprayed. I suppose I could just mix meth with my fuel at each fill.

 I'm on a anti-knock campaign.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 03, 2015, 10:23:28 AM
I guess with all the topics about changing trans,ptu,fluids makes you a little bit more skeptical where to have this performed.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-avpx8UTakI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-avpx8UTakI)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 03, 2015, 10:43:28 AM
Interesting!  Saw a Gen 4.1 Taurus in there BTW :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 03, 2015, 11:06:33 AM
Hopefully the summer blend gas will help or cure some of the issues,think the changeover is around May 1st i believe.Z
Yes, I think the refineries switch over May 1st, expect a 2-4 week delay before it gets to the pumps. Makes it only 5 months of the year for the good stuff...:(

Rich

Here's the details on that...

The refineries begin switching over well before May 1st. And bulk shipment via pipeline of reduced RVP product begins as early as mid to late March. By federal law, the bulk storage at the fuel depots/distribution terminals must be fully turned by May 1st. The requirenent varies by region, according to state and even municipal mandate. Federal reg requires 9 pound at the retail level by June 1. This means retail conversion deadline is June 1. By state or local mandate, and typically in urban areas, the requirement by June 1 may be 7.8 pound, 7.0 pound, or other.

I'm in the process of turning tanks now. It's rather annoying and heavily scrutinized by HQ. It actually takes careful planning, where to put product, how much and when. Getting marketing to play with prices to get the stuff out of here. Low throughput plays hell. It can be tricky sometimes. The design of the tank weighs in, floating suction and such. The size of the tank. Tanks which aren't converted by May 1 face seasonal lockout, which is of course a very costly occurrence. But it's seldom an issue in the end.

But, what this all means for you is that you're almost certainly filling with "summer" gas already. Or, at least a nice blend of it. By early May or even late April, you'll be filling with pure summer gas. 7 to 9 pounder.
Appreciate the info my guru of gasoline ;)

I just read an article stating this exact stuff. It also mentioned California getting it earlier and for a longer stay, with no dates given though.

Rich
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 03, 2015, 11:23:40 AM
Yeah, I believe California is quite a bit more stringent, surprise surprise. Glad I'm not an operator in California. Heh heh.
I have found the marketing and environmental side of this business to most interesting. I'm still learning all of the time. But I have a rather indirect role in both, so I'm forced to learn...indirectly. :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 03, 2015, 11:31:05 AM
The indirect learning and ever changing language used leads me to believe it may be strategy...you know, that political jargon. Makes me slightly sick think about

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on April 05, 2015, 07:46:26 AM
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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 05, 2015, 11:27:27 AM
Here's to bunnies, chocolate, and EASTER!!!  :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 05, 2015, 06:36:28 PM
So I noticed the valve covers on my 15 are composite...

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 05, 2015, 06:43:33 PM
So I noticed the valve covers on my 15 are composite...
Weight-saving or new design, do you think?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 05, 2015, 06:46:17 PM
So I noticed the valve covers on my 15 are composite...
Weight-saving or new design, do you think?
I assume both....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 05, 2015, 07:14:35 PM
FoMoCoSHO do these look familiar to you?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on April 05, 2015, 07:27:22 PM
Hmm.  I want those!

Taking off winter wheels tomorrow,  can't wait to be back on a real tire and wheel again.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 05, 2015, 07:31:05 PM
So I noticed the valve covers on my 15 are composite...
Weight-saving or new design, do you think?
I assume both....
they are the updated version which look really cool,but unfortunetly they are heavier than the aluminuim valve covers.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 05, 2015, 08:01:35 PM
So what is the point then?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: southtxSHO on April 05, 2015, 09:01:38 PM
https://youtu.be/VBs5-44dTx8
Wonder if something like this would look good on the sho .
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 06, 2015, 04:32:17 AM
So what is the point then?
My intent was only to show the weight factor,appologize for intefering,chiming in.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 06, 2015, 04:50:57 AM
So what is the point then?
My intent was only to show the weight factor,appologize for intefering,chiming in.
I think he meant what was the point of the composite covers?  Why couldn't they have stuck with aluminum?  Maybe it was cheaper to get these mfr'd for the TSB's, then propagate to production.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 06, 2015, 04:59:02 AM
So what is the point then?
My intent was only to show the weight factor,appologize for intefering,chiming in.
I think he meant what was the point of the composite covers?  Why couldn't they have stuck with aluminum?  Maybe it was cheaper to get these mfr'd for the TSB's, then propagate to production.
Correct, just trying to figure out the reasoning behind the change....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 06, 2015, 05:18:08 AM
This (context)gets to be confusing to me sometimes,based from my experience last fall with a rear leaking valve cover,that updated valve cover in the pic was ordered for me from the dealer and did not install cause had to purchase the matching front valve cover out of pocket,but as stated from the service advisor the new updated ones are heavier but really look nice though,but as mentioned cost production,ITS ALL GOOD.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 06, 2015, 05:24:12 AM
:) :thumb:  would be nice to compare old and new side by side.  Z, does your SA have both available by any chance?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 06, 2015, 05:36:13 AM
:) :thumb:  would be nice to compare old and new side by side.  Z, does your SA have both available by any chance?
I can definitely try to obtain a pic for you SHOdded,just give me a little time.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on April 06, 2015, 09:09:42 AM
Put on my summer tires and noticed driver rear shock had a brown oil substance lightly coating the middle area.  Didn't notice any of the others with this issue.  I cleaned it up and will check back in a few days.

Think shock is a gonner?  Anyone else dealt with this?

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on April 06, 2015, 09:26:32 AM
A quick search shows many others have same issue.  Great.  Don't have time to take it to dealer, traveling for 8 days next week. Will be at least 2 weeks until I can get it.

My tune and Corsa will wait some more.  I'll put in new plugs and t-stat but don't want to tune it until I get the shock, hopefully both, replaced. 

There sill no aftermarket shocks?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 06, 2015, 09:42:02 AM
I'd like an after mart shock as well as mine is leaking too. I'll look into it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 06, 2015, 09:58:50 AM
Put on my summer tires and noticed driver rear shock had a brown oil substance lightly coating the middle area.  Didn't notice any of the others with this issue.  I cleaned it up and will check back in a few days.

Think shock is a gonner?  Anyone else dealt with this?
Yes, my rear passenger shock is blown out at this moment. Dealer was going to fix it under warranty but didn't ship all necessary parts. After the mechanic explained to me how my PTU was setup (completely wrong), I said don't touch my car again and will wait to put the coilovers on.

I wonder if Megan would sell just the shock portion for the rear?

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 06, 2015, 10:12:03 AM
To add to that^^^^

Was going to be a $107 charge to replace. I asked how much the shock would cost...$270. I chuckled a little and said I got upgraded springs and the shock for that corner cheaper.

Oh that look...the one of, I just don't know what to say. Many times I saw that look on the visit.
A bit terrifying knowing they were working on my car.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on April 06, 2015, 10:17:51 AM
^^ lol

I'd just replace myself if a better alternative was available.

Here is email from my service advisor:
MR HARRIS, I AM GLAD TO HELP YOU, BUT I AM FULL-UP THIS WEEK.  PLZ CALL WHEN YOU RETURN FROM YOU TRIP AND WE’LL GO FROM THERE.  SOME SEEPAGE/SWEAT IS CONSIDERED NORMAL.  IF THE SHOCK IS WET, THEN FORD WILL REPLACE THEM.  THEY WILL ONLY REPLACE THE ONE THAT IS ACTIVELY MALFUNCTIONING, UNDER THE WARRANTY.  THANK YOU, PAUL


Meh.  I'll monitor it and get it replaced next month.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 06, 2015, 11:29:27 AM
If it makes you feel any better, PM, this is a common practice.  Look at this guideline from Infiniti:
http://www.infinitig37.com/TSB/ITB99-001a.pdf (http://www.infinitig37.com/TSB/ITB99-001a.pdf)
and Toyota:
http://media.fixed-ops.com/Toy_ServiceBulletins/sb0145t11.pdf (http://media.fixed-ops.com/Toy_ServiceBulletins/sb0145t11.pdf)

They figure, out of sight, out of mind.  Who the heck cares about a balanced suspension anyway?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 06, 2015, 11:33:54 AM
Just visit Michigan, we'll get those shocks blown out evenly no problem...lol

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 06, 2015, 12:24:15 PM
 I had a chance to change the plugs today and went relativly smooth,figured check to see if there was any oil in the cac with the oil dipstick,was amazed how much oil was inside with the car being level.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: HtrdMKS on April 06, 2015, 12:52:16 PM
Wonder if dealership would be smart enough to tell leaked shock oil from strategically placed shock oil? Just Saying!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on April 06, 2015, 01:48:44 PM
Ha,  I bet not!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 06, 2015, 03:11:02 PM
I had a chance to change the plugs today and went relativly smooth,figured check to see if there was any oil in the cac with the oil dipstick,was amazed how much oil was inside with the car being level.Z
That's not too bad, but could become scary!  Supposedly more oil accumulates on the OTHER bottom end of the CAC, too!  Cleaned it before, Z?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 06, 2015, 03:55:09 PM
I had a chance to change the plugs today and went relativly smooth,figured check to see if there was any oil in the cac with the oil dipstick,was amazed how much oil was inside with the car being level.Z
When I checked mine last fall, it was slightly less than that...slightly meaning very close.

Something I should do again shortly.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: glock-coma on April 06, 2015, 04:05:49 PM
If you jack up the drivers side when the cac is warm the oil will flow over. That's how I removed it with my fluid extractor.  Other have zipped tied shop rags to their dip stick and soaked it up. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 06, 2015, 04:15:54 PM
Need that Z2S intercooler NOW!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 06, 2015, 04:24:15 PM
I had a chance to change the plugs today and went relativly smooth,figured check to see if there was any oil in the cac with the oil dipstick,was amazed how much oil was inside with the car being level.Z
That's not too bad, but could become scary!  Supposedly more oil accumulates on the OTHER bottom end of the CAC, too!  Cleaned it before, Z?
Actually that was my first time doing that at 22k,the bigger issue is the hotpipe that connects from the tb to the cac(intercooler)side inlet was bent a little by the t-bolt clamp,dont have pics at the moment,thanks.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 06, 2015, 04:29:30 PM
That T-bolt means business!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 07, 2015, 05:23:55 AM
I guess sometimes its worth to get your hands dirty and have a look for yourself on the very aspect such as oil in your cac like many have performed,after seeing oil inside leads me to believe preventative maintenance is in order,that map sensor before the tb is so vulnerable to oil and dirt,would grab a can of maf cleaner every oil change and actually clean both of them,especially being so simple such as removing a few screws,so if your experiencing any hestation that will be a good easy place to start.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 07, 2015, 06:43:53 AM
I guess sometimes its worth to get your hands dirty and have a look for yourself ...
Exactly, enjoy spending some time with your ride, take care of it and it will take care of you :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 08, 2015, 06:55:00 PM
Dirty girl needs a bath...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 08, 2015, 06:58:05 PM
Much better...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 08, 2015, 07:05:48 PM
Love that color.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 08, 2015, 07:14:39 PM
Much better...
Luckily im not a woman,probably arouse my nipples,especially in the car wash.LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on April 08, 2015, 07:20:41 PM
Love that color.

Me too.. I dont think there is a bad color for the SHO.. i usually want a black car, but this is the first car i didn't want black :) But i didnt want silver either.

Congrats on the purchase FoMoCo
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 08, 2015, 08:40:57 PM
Love that color.

Me too.. I dont think there is a bad color for the SHO.. i usually want a black car, but this is the first car i didn't want black :) But i didnt want silver either.

Congrats on the purchase FoMoCo
Thanks.

In order I wanted...

Deep Impact Blue
Tri White
Ruby Red

This color wasn't on the list at all, and I was really unsure but I'm glad I took the chance.





Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 08, 2015, 08:52:23 PM
Headturner for sure!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 08, 2015, 09:02:16 PM
Much better...
You missed a spot! :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 09, 2015, 05:35:02 AM
In general wish there was more respect shown to each member here on this fine forum and the same respect and courtesy that was shown to you when you first introduced yourself,another note to mention the same reverence should also apply to our esteem vendors here on the forum which contribute there time in helping us learn more about the E.B platform,the lack of respect and batter should come to an end.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 09, 2015, 09:27:46 AM
In general wish there was more respect shown to each member here on this fine forum and the same respect and courtesy that was shown to you when you first introduced yourself,another note to mention the same reverence should also apply to our esteem vendors here on the forum which contribute there time in helping us learn more about the E.B platform,the lack of respect and batter should come to an end.Z
Z, I'm not sure what your referring to but this is a pretty polite and respectful little corner of the internet.

As far as the vendors go, there will always be disagreements and calling someone out because you may have a different opinion isn't disrespectful, this is an internet forum and there will be disagreements and heated exchanges. I appreciate the vendors but that doesn't mean they are above criticism.

If someone bothers you, just engage the ignore feature on them.

As the recovering drunks like to say.....

Take what you like and leave the rest....

 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Airbornemaikai on April 09, 2015, 12:44:06 PM
FoMoCoSHO couldn't have said it any better. I believe this forum is the most civilized of any forums I frequent. Also its important for vendors to be openly scrutinized (as well as praised) as to help the community be able to find answers and solutions to any problems they may have. Its the same as people reporting issues with their vehicles from the manufacturers to the government so that they can find issues and address them appropriately. If all it consisted of were butt kissing and praises all day long then vendors and manufacturers would simply take advantage of customers and it would be a lot tougher for people to see if they have a common issue or an isolated one and or how to resolve an issue. Look at all the PTU threads suddenly, a lot of people may be completely in the dark if it wasn't for things like that being discussed, and even the air intakes and how they may be a complete waste of money on these vehicles. (keep in mind these are just examples) Civilized discussion and the ability to take criticisms and how you respond is what contributes to the community and helps further the advancement of knowledge, whether you be a vendor or a customer or even just an enthusiast.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on April 09, 2015, 01:09:59 PM
I agree, this is a good little forum.  These are cars are still expensive enough that the little punks haven't gotten their hands on them yet! lol
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 09, 2015, 01:25:02 PM
Compared to other forums, this one is a gem. I've experienced nothing but civility here.

Sometimes it makes things interesting, though, when we get pot stirers.

And there's nothing wrong with "going against the grain", for the sake of challenging what might otherwise be accepted as fact.

You want disrespectful, pay a visit to MSF.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 09, 2015, 01:31:22 PM
I have always supported and endorsed this fine forum in many aspects and even eulogized a while back to Mike B about the awesome Administrators and moderators here at E.B.P.F ,heck even donated last week which must tell you something,and of course you get some bad apples anywhere you go and nothing and no one is perfect,lets just leave it at that.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Airbornemaikai on April 09, 2015, 03:22:48 PM
Yea Z, this forum is great, I was glad to donate. I came from the toxic explorer forums where if it ain't stock it ain't $*** mantra was rampant, people would disagree for no reason other than to disagree. My local car scene Facebook is a constant stream of bashing and drama lol. Like you said, we all get it enough elsewhere we don't need to bring it in here, but we definitely need to not be afraid to speak our minds in fear of retaliation. I definitely frequent this forum more than any other because of this respectful community of ecoboost lovers


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Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 12, 2015, 02:50:19 PM
What's the longest road trip some of you have done in a sho? Or anything else for that matter.

Looking at making a 3300 mile trip this summer.

Not sure if I can bring enough meth with me.. :-[
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 12, 2015, 03:32:58 PM
I would personally try to disable the meth kit before making a trip like that,just for precautionary measures1)running out of methanol ,2)hot summer months combined with unlimited,extended driving,with extra heat transfer =more strain on engine and especially on the meth kit,3)Bad gas from different states could affect performance,made two 2400 miles trips and felt the overall lack of performance due to the poor quality fuels in some states,and the long term durability and progression of the meth kit to function properly would lead me to be more hesitant on making such a long trip.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: glock-coma on April 12, 2015, 05:59:28 PM
I took the SHO to the outer banks last summer from NE OHIO.  It was about 2000 miles round trip. It was nice having all that torque going through West Virginia with a full trunk/back seat. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: liteyouup on April 13, 2015, 07:27:08 AM
I want downpipes...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 13, 2015, 10:07:30 AM
I would personally try to disable the meth kit before making a trip like that,just for precautionary measures1)running out of methanol ,2)hot summer months combined with unlimited,extended driving,with extra heat transfer =more strain on engine and especially on the meth kit,3)Bad gas from different states could affect performance,made two 2400 miles trips and felt the overall lack of performance due to the poor quality fuels in some states,and the long term durability and progression of the meth kit to function properly would lead me to be more hesitant on making such a long trip.Z
I'd rather have the meth to protect against super hot boost temps in the mountains and desert. I will be putting alcohol in the fuel to combat the random bad gas but I'll try to get to a shell station on each fill up.

As for the kits durability, I am not concerned at all about it. I have the pump mounted with plenty of shock protection as well as using braided lines.

I'd like to think everything will hold together but there is only one way to find out. ::)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 15, 2015, 07:50:36 AM
I would personally like to take the opportinity to give a big CONGRATS to SHOnUup Rich which ran a 12.42 the other day with a tune from Livernois Motorsports and an intake,and possibly the best time with only a tune and cai,Congrats on a well deserved achievment buddy.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHO-Time on April 15, 2015, 08:13:02 AM
I would personally like to take the opportinity to give a big CONGRATS to SHOnUup Rich which ran a 12.42 the other day with a tune from Livernois Motorsports and an intake,and possibly the best time with only a tune and cai,Congrats on a well deserved achievment buddy.Z

That is quite impressive...perhaps a little bit of a factory freak going on. What track was this accomplished at?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 15, 2015, 08:23:08 AM
I would personally like to take the opportinity to give a big CONGRATS to SHOnUup Rich which ran a 12.42 the other day with a tune from Livernois Motorsports and an intake,and possibly the best time with only a tune and cai,Congrats on a well deserved achievment buddy.Z
You're too kind my friend!

The congrats is greatly appreciated, as I'm just trying to perfect my visits to the track each time I go.

Without the help and wealth of knowledge from you guys on the forums, I'd be lost. So this is a time we should all be proud of for the platform.



Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 15, 2015, 08:24:00 AM
I would personally like to take the opportinity to give a big CONGRATS to SHOnUup Rich which ran a 12.42 the other day with a tune from Livernois Motorsports and an intake,and possibly the best time with only a tune and cai,Congrats on a well deserved achievment buddy.Z

That is quite impressive...perhaps a little bit of a factory freak going on. What track was this accomplished at?
Milan dragway was the venue...DA was 650ish at time of the 12.4211

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 15, 2015, 08:25:08 AM
I would personally like to take the opportinity to give a big CONGRATS to SHOnUup Rich which ran a 12.42 the other day with a tune from Livernois Motorsports and an intake,and possibly the best time with only a tune and cai,Congrats on a well deserved achievment buddy.Z

That is quite impressive...perhaps a little bit of a factory freak going on. What track was this accomplished at?
And thanks also...car was built on a Wednesday 2 days after Valentines day, so I think there may be a little extra love in this one.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 15, 2015, 08:33:12 AM
That's a very impressive time! Wow.

Congrats! Car must really feel good.
That sucker scoots.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Wilson on April 15, 2015, 08:39:26 AM
Damn that's an amazing run, congrats! Can't wait to see what meth and downpipes will do. 11 sec club possibly.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Airbornemaikai on April 15, 2015, 08:43:25 AM
Awesome stuff, grats. I'd love to run anywhere with a da lower than the average 3500 I have here
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 15, 2015, 08:54:35 AM
Thanks guys. I took 3 CAI'S on this day. All had best times within .02 of each other. Write up in the works.

Here's a video I found of the day on YouTube. I run right at the 2 minute mark and a little into the 25th minute. 60' times were 1.77 on the stock RSA'S.

https://youtu.be/bvBl1ab1H9o

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 16, 2015, 06:57:20 PM
I was planning a trip to the track this week and unfortunetly today while backing out of my driveway heard a clunk sound coming from the rear of the car which didnt sound good,checked both rear shocks and they seem fine,called my service advisor and said to bring it in tommorrow am,well see what happens,lifes unexpected obstacles sometimes have a meaning behind it.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on April 16, 2015, 08:45:56 PM
Batteries and motor oil are making my head spin.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 16, 2015, 08:48:15 PM
I was planning a trip to the track this week and unfortunetly today while backing out of my driveway heard a clunk sound coming from the rear of the car which didnt sound good,checked both rear shocks and they seem fine,called my service advisor and said to bring it in tommorrow am,well see what happens,lifes unexpected obstacles sometimes have a meaning behind it.Z
You seem to be in great hands with your dealer. Bet whatever it is, they take care of ya.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 16, 2015, 08:53:55 PM
Gool luck at the dealer's, Z.  Any possibility of the muffler/exhaust making contact with the pavement?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 17, 2015, 06:09:00 AM
For those of you that use Facebook. I started an ecoboost related page.

I invite everyone to join. No bashing or disrespect towards others will be tolerated.

Ecoboost Enthusiasts

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on April 17, 2015, 07:17:52 AM
http://www.shelbyamerican.com/Baja700.asp (http://www.shelbyamerican.com/Baja700.asp)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on April 17, 2015, 08:43:59 AM
Got to drive home from the Denver airport last night, 80 miles in a snow storm on my half bald Goodyear SuperCar tires!  T/C light was on going up a pass half of the time, fun times!  Couldn't feel my fingers after I got home from gripping the wheel so tight lol.

Going to drive the wife's Durango this weekend, don't want to put my winter tires on again.  Probably going to buy some Conti DWS tires soon.

Got over 15" of snow and still coming down.

How she looks this morning:

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 17, 2015, 08:58:41 AM
Glad to hear you made it home without any trouble. Must have been some serious white knuckle driving.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on April 17, 2015, 09:09:52 AM
And to think how nice it been in Colorado last week. We didn't get much snow on the northern plains. But its been raining non Stop. Glad you made it home safe
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 17, 2015, 09:17:28 AM
Wow, it's April, right?  Glad you made it safe, PM, you gotz good skillz :thumb:
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 19, 2015, 04:47:13 AM
I know the front brake pads the options are kind of limited,especially a high performance pad,had very good experiences with the Akeebono on my other cars.Z     ProACT Ultra Premium Ceramic Pad w/ Premium Stainless Hardware


Akebono Pro-ACT Ultra-Premium brake pads are the aftermarket's only OE-validated, application-specific friction formulations. Pro-Act Ultra Premium brake pads apply the same materials, engineering, quality standards and advanced technologies used to create OE ceramic brake pads. This guarantees that Pro-ACT Ultra-Premium brake pads provide the ultimate braking experience.

ProAct Ceramic Disc Brake Pads are engineered to eliminate noise, vibration and harshness. In addition to dramatically quieter braking, ProACT Ceramic Pads provide best-in-class braking performance, including enhanced initial effectiveness (no break-in required), high resistance to fade, consistent brake pedal feel and ultra-low dusting for cleaner wheels and tires. Ceramic technology also causes minimal wear on brake rotors.
• Harmonically damped design for maximum control of NVH
• Vehicle-optimized ceramic formulas for superior performance that is unmatched by “one size fits all” brands
• Post cured and heat scorched to ensure the highest initial effectiveness requiring no “break-in procedures” (exclusive to front formulations)
• “Rotor-friendly” pad formulations prevent uneven rotor wearing and pulsation complaints
• Precision-fit steel backing plates lead the industry in reducing vibration induced noise
• 100% chamfered and slotted to further enhance NVH control
• High resistance to fade with fast recovery
• Precision-fit shims aid in noise abatement and prevent shim migration
• Black powder coat finish provides OE-level corrosion resistance
• 100% asbestos-free formulations
•High-temperature resistant moly lube included in all boxes
 
http://www.rockauto.com/info/Akebono/proActChart.jpg (http://www.rockauto.com/info/Akebono/proActChart.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 19, 2015, 04:53:40 AM
Which rotors do they pair well, with, Z?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 19, 2015, 05:37:06 AM
Which rotors do they pair well, with, Z?
I would personally stick with the oem Rotors considering both are vented,would test them out in the front to see if there is any noticeable difference in stoppping power due to the ceramics vs the semi-metallic oem pads and if so then change the rears out.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: Wilson on April 19, 2015, 08:50:19 AM
What are a set of flower wheels going for nowadays? Thinking of selling mine since I can't see a scenario where I'd put them back on.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 20, 2015, 06:15:45 AM
I apologize if this topic was brought up before,just was curious how many miles are you getting with your original pads,rotors,cause changed my front rotors and pads under warranty at 22k,now over the weekend noticed the car is harder to stop,checked rear rotors and felt some uneven groves which leads me to believe its the rears now going,getting a little fustrated,cause car has 23k on her and over 4k was on long unlimited trips,thanks.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on April 20, 2015, 08:03:10 AM
http://blog.caranddriver.com/ford-ecoboost-engines-reach-the-5-million-mark/ (http://blog.caranddriver.com/ford-ecoboost-engines-reach-the-5-million-mark/)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 20, 2015, 08:30:04 AM
It's raining snails!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on April 20, 2015, 01:57:29 PM
Why is choosing an oil such a hard thing.

But i do love my local napa store. They carry Amsoil, Redline, Liqui Moly, and Enos syns.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on April 20, 2015, 02:00:05 PM
I apologize if this topic was brought up before,just was curious how many miles are you getting with your original pads,rotors,cause changed my front rotors and pads under warranty at 22k,now over the weekend noticed the car is harder to stop,checked rear rotors and felt some uneven groves which leads me to believe its the rears now going,getting a little fustrated,cause car has 23k on her and over 4k was on long unlimited trips,thanks.Z
I was at 33k+ when I traded and the brakes were still good.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 20, 2015, 02:05:17 PM
Why is choosing an oil such a hard thing.

But i do love my local napa store. They carry Amsoil, Redline, Liqui Moly, and Enos syns.
Lucky, I have to order all my oil. Shipping kills if it's not on amazon.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on April 20, 2015, 07:00:26 PM
Why is choosing an oil such a hard thing.

But i do love my local napa store. They carry Amsoil, Redline, Liqui Moly, and Enos syns.
Lucky, I have to order all my oil. Shipping kills if it's not on amazon.

Though im seriously thinking of running Shell T6 0w-40 in the car...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 20, 2015, 07:06:06 PM
Why is choosing an oil such a hard thing.

But i do love my local napa store. They carry Amsoil, Redline, Liqui Moly, and Enos syns.
Lucky, I have to order all my oil. Shipping kills if it's not on amazon.

Though im seriously thinking of running Shell T6 0w-40 in the car...
What makes you want to go with T6? It's a good oil but I'd think redline would be just as formidable.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: AJP turbo on April 20, 2015, 07:17:32 PM
Why is choosing an oil such a hard thing.

But i do love my local napa store. They carry Amsoil, Redline, Liqui Moly, and Enos syns.
Lucky, I have to order all my oil. Shipping kills if it's not on amazon.

Though im seriously thinking of running Shell T6 0w-40 in the car...

I wouldn't run a 40 weight. You will never get that oil hot enough. You will have increased oil pressure which the turbos are already having a hard time with. Thicker oil will give you increased oil pressure
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on April 20, 2015, 07:22:46 PM
Not 100% sure yet, but with the technology of the ecoboost motors being very similar to diesel motors the T6 might actually be of better use in our motors.
This is just a thought no proof or anything of that sort, but the diesel oils are designed with a strong cleaning package to reduce or hold soot in suspension.
plus they are designed with a thought to strong sheer resistance and a few other points. Plus its A LOT CHEAPER :)

5 gallon jug is $20 and right now there is a $5 mail in rebate, and 1 quart bottles are $6 to $7 dollars, plus a 8 dollar filter puts you cheaper than the oil change specials for the normal mobil 1, Castrol Edge ect. Considering you still have to buy an extra quart of oil that puts you over $45 dollars usually.

I have no problem running a 0w-40 or 5w-40 in the summer at all. And only limited hesitation in the winter.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: IHeartGroceries on April 20, 2015, 07:34:48 PM
I'll work in SOPUS lubricants one day...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: AJP turbo on April 20, 2015, 07:41:52 PM


I have no problem running a 0w-40 or 5w-40 in the summer at all. And only limited hesitation in the winter.

You wouldn't know a problem if you had one.....You'd have to monitor oil pressure....It wouldn't be anything you could feel. If you were running the car on a road coarse you could potentially get the oil hot enough to thin to get oil pressure back down to stock levels
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 20, 2015, 08:13:00 PM
I would compare the MSDS/PDS for both the Motorcraft 5W30 and the T6 xW-40 to see how wide of a gap the differences are (at the very least).  Def don't want those oil passages flowing anything less than freely.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on April 23, 2015, 01:58:13 PM
3 days in sunny Ft. Lauderdale... Saving on sunscreen!  .... At least the food is good, LOL
(http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscsnq33ld.jpg) (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscsnq33ld.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 23, 2015, 02:07:43 PM
Welcome back Tom,hope you had a relaxing and peaceful time,did you miss your SHO.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 23, 2015, 02:28:09 PM
Too bad about the rainy days, BiGMaC, but I hope the food did make up for it.  Some of the best & freshest I've had has been in FL.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: BiGMaC on April 23, 2015, 02:42:42 PM
Too bad about the rainy days, BiGMaC, but I hope the food did make up for it.  Some of the best & freshest I've had has been in FL.
Agreed... Eating all local seafood... Cobia with blue crab tonight... Hope there's sun tomorrow or no beach this trip.   

Z...thx, not home yet, & Yes... Can't even enjoy s beach quad or a jet ski with the weather.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: glock-coma on April 23, 2015, 06:44:31 PM

3 days in sunny Ft. Lauderdale... Saving on sunscreen!  .... At least the food is good, LOL
([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscsnq33ld.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscsnq33ld.jpg.html[/url])

I would take rain any day compared to this...
It's freakin late April...(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/23/20782309c5c051fc055624ffcc8134aa.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on April 23, 2015, 07:03:51 PM

3 days in sunny Ft. Lauderdale... Saving on sunscreen!  .... At least the food is good, LOL
([url]http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w596/knot2bfound/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscsnq33ld.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/knot2bfound/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscsnq33ld.jpg.html[/url])

I would take rain any day compared to this...
It's freakin late April...([url]http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/23/20782309c5c051fc055624ffcc8134aa.jpg[/url])
Global warming for you,LOL
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 25, 2015, 06:02:29 PM
Started the sho for the first time in 16 days. :) 

Also I remote started the car with my phone but left the fob in the cup holder and when I open the door this countdown timer popped up in the screen and started beeping faster and faster as the numbers counted down saying car alarm will activate. Hah. Curious as I was I let it get to zero, it shut the car off and started the alarm. It wouldn't shut off either. I pushed the lock button on the fob, pressed the brake and start button, only thing that stopped it was pressing the lock button on the phone app.

It was an exciting experience to say the least haha.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on April 25, 2015, 11:47:12 PM
Hopefully you did it in a quiet residential area or in a hospital zone ;)  I guess it's a safety feature that the originating device has to shut off the alarm?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on April 26, 2015, 12:40:44 AM
I think so, what ever started the car is the only one that can deactivate it. Which is good because if someone stole the fob I could keep them from driving off with my car.

I know it's possible to recreate the same signal the fob produces and allow someone to steal the car but I think it would take them a little while. That and it's not exactly worth all that trouble haha.

I'll do it again and take a pic of it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on April 26, 2015, 05:05:23 AM
Started the sho for the first time in 16 days. :) 

Also I remote started the car with my phone but left the fob in the cup holder and when I open the door this countdown timer popped up in the screen and started beeping faster and faster as the numbers counted down saying car alarm will activate. Hah. Curious as I was I let it get to zero, it shut the car off and started the alarm. It wouldn't shut off either. I pushed the lock button on the fob, pressed the brake and start button, only thing that stopped it was pressing the lock button on the phone app.

It was an exciting experience to say the least haha.
Oooh...intense moment for sure. Lol

I can imagine the scramble and array of button pushing that took place...as I'd probably be doing the same scramble.



Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on April 26, 2015, 07:02:21 AM
That could be a useful practical joke 😂
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on May 01, 2015, 08:19:40 AM
I figure would post a couple of updated work orders related to the front and rear rotors and pads,since Ford always seems to be updating there part #,figured it will help someone from the confusion.Z
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on May 01, 2015, 10:22:21 PM
What are some of you guys using as a paint protectant? Also what about a swirl remover that actually works?

I've spent a few hours on forums reading into products but most have mixed opinions, as with everything.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on May 02, 2015, 03:09:38 AM
I saw a good article regarding BMW,Mercedes turbocharged vehicles having issues with carbon buildup,wastegate and turbo issues,and adding a few gallons of E85 to give it a little boost,at the sametime activating your built in tuner,pretty cool stuff.Z  http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/10-reasons-the-e60-535i-is-better-than-the-m5-1608323644 (http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/10-reasons-the-e60-535i-is-better-than-the-m5-1608323644)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on May 02, 2015, 03:39:33 AM
Good read, Z!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on May 13, 2015, 11:34:01 AM
Anyone here put a usb charging port in the clove box yet?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on May 13, 2015, 01:44:24 PM
Thought there was one in the center console
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on May 13, 2015, 01:50:02 PM
Thought there was one in the center console
There is lol. I just don't like wires hanging around so I'd like to put one in the glove box so I could charge stuff inside.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: panther427 on May 14, 2015, 05:18:01 AM
Ok thought I missed something. It should be a simple addition
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on May 14, 2015, 01:23:14 PM
Looking for an opinion...

Should I try to trade my car for another sho with the color I really want or just keep what I have.

If I did trade I'd want one in the Magnetic color with nav, moonroof, and the driver assist package.

Things keeping me from trading are, I bought my sho with 10k miles so it's still in excillent shape with zero issues and an extended warranty and I have my mods done to it already.

Right now there are some good prices on SHO's so I could make an even trade I think.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on May 14, 2015, 01:25:59 PM
Sure, go for it.  Life is too short to drive something you don't want.  Does your SHO have any options?

I'm kind of considering trading in my SHO for a 2015 Power Wagon that gets 12MPG on a good day.  But I love my SHO too much.  Trying to figure a way to have both, along with getting the wifey into a new SUV.    Need to win the powerball....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on May 14, 2015, 02:09:01 PM
Sure, go for it.  Life is too short to drive something you don't want.  Does your SHO have any options?

I'm kind of considering trading in my SHO for a 2015 Power Wagon that gets 12MPG on a good day.  But I love my SHO too much.  Trying to figure a way to have both, along with getting the wifey into a new SUV.    Need to win the powerball....
I have all the options I care to have which is nav and moonroof. I hate how ford won't let you get the PP with the driver assistance package.

What makes you want the power wagon so much? Most tests the raptor out performed it. Plus the new raptor will have the 3.5.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on May 14, 2015, 02:30:13 PM
It's a 3/4 and looks awesome.  It's a rock crawler and the Raptor is a desert runner.  Front/rear lockers, electronic sway bar disconnect, 12k lb winch, push button start, heated steering wheel, uconnect, ram box, etc etc that's better than current Raptor.  Raptor won't get 3.5 until 2017. 

Get a Laramie in granite just like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYMSQtvu7HQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYMSQtvu7HQ)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on May 14, 2015, 03:07:39 PM
It's a 3/4 and looks awesome.  It's a rock crawler and the Raptor is a desert runner.  Front/rear lockers, electronic sway bar disconnect, 12k lb winch, push button start, heated steering wheel, uconnect, ram box, etc etc that's better than current Raptor.  Raptor won't get 3.5 until 2017. 

Get a Laramie in granite just like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYMSQtvu7HQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYMSQtvu7HQ)
Sounds like you have your mind made up lol. It would be an awesome toy for the mountains but I wouldn't want to daily drive it.

I love how tall it is. Do you still have to unlink the front suspension for longer travel?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 14, 2015, 06:13:30 PM
Looking for an opinion...

Should I try to trade my car for another sho with the color I really want or just keep what I have.

If I did trade I'd want one in the Magnetic color with nav, moonroof, and the driver assist package.

Things keeping me from trading are, I bought my sho with 10k miles so it's still in excellent shape with zero issues and an extended warranty and I have my mods done to it already.

Right now there are some good prices on SHO's so I could make an even trade I think.
I'm very happy I traded up.

Love the PP and the car is just put together better.

Good luck finding that color unless you order.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOnUup on May 15, 2015, 01:20:32 PM
There's a SHO heading to the track tonight that's shooting for mid 11's. Weather permitting.

Rich

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 15, 2015, 04:09:25 PM
There's a SHO heading to the track tonight that's shooting for mid 11's. Weather permitting.

Rich
Let him know we're all rooting for him!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: sunwolf on May 15, 2015, 05:06:01 PM
A thought for team corn. I see some of you look for gas that has exactly 10% ethanol in it to start your blend. I understand that you may do this so that you know exactly how much ethanol is in the gas. My question is if you have 93 octane gas with 10 % ethanol as your base gas then you spike it to 20% with E85 wouldn't your gas be a lower overall octane than if you used 93 octane pure gas then added the required amount of E85 to make it 20%? If the gas only has to be rated at 93 octane from the pump I would think that they are going to use lower grade gas and rely on the 10% ethanol to get to the 93 octane.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 15, 2015, 05:33:27 PM
Sunwolf, you are 100 percent correct.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: FoMoCoSHO on May 15, 2015, 05:35:25 PM
The flip side is that when the E is directly injected, it is basically E on a meth binge. So while not optimum, still many benefits.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: PokerMunkee on May 18, 2015, 10:25:35 PM
Bought the wife a new Armada Platinum today.  Was the best truck for us in size, price, and capability.  Needed a 3rd row SUV that could tow, so selection was limited.  Came down to GM Tahoe/Burb/Yukons, Expedition, and Armada.  Got the Armada for $49K with 0%/72 financing through Nissan, lifetime powertrain warranty, and they extended B2B to 84/84K.   Stickered at $55K.  Also got window tint, 3m bra, and nitrogen.  Decent deal, around $8-10K cheaper than GM and Ford offered.

Missing some new tech stuff, like blind spot monitoring, rain sense wipers, HIDs/LEDs, which is why it's cheaper.  Has all the important stuff, and wife loves it, so that's all that matters.  The 5.6 sounds good in stock form, gotta love V8s.  Sounds better than her 2007 Durango 5.7 HEMI we traded in.  Durango had 120K trouble free miles, was time to upgrade.  Got $7K for it, so I'm happy.  Paid $20K for it 6 years ago with 40K miles.

(https://scontent-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11047872_10153300359669985_8960422110789244425_n.jpg?oh=74b8f0696315921c6b45e847d6906e32&oe=55D30439)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on May 19, 2015, 02:04:01 AM
Congrats on the new ride, PM!  Hope it gives you nothing but troublefree miles of joy :)  Cute kids!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: ZSHO on May 21, 2015, 07:06:11 PM
I found some pretty cool videos related to misfires and turbos,hope it helps someone . Z      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJBG2r1a5qg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJBG2r1a5qg)        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ru5kyKrQXg&list=PLQSWzOHR3Di_w4nmSvMav-b_e2YQBDEGX (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ru5kyKrQXg&list=PLQSWzOHR3Di_w4nmSvMav-b_e2YQBDEGX)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: wasinger3000 on May 23, 2015, 07:13:28 PM
Well this is annoying...(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/23/5ab7cea371d9f12b2350ac7f3f0424af.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the day
Post by: SHOdded on May 23, 2015, 08:58:56 PM
ecoboostsho & glock remind on another thre