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Old 11/12/06, 04:53 PM
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That doesn't sound too bad of a price getting it on eBay.

I am curious about the info the G-Tech provides, but after seeing the numbers, I can't really see a need for it any further. Unless of course I install a substantial HP mod in the future. It would be different if my car was bone stock, then see how much HP each mod will yield.
I use the Vector all the time for reading cornering force. You should have seen the look on my buddy's face when I took a fast turn without squealing the tires and he looked over and exclaimed, ".89g on a stock suspension! Holy s***!!" It also has a datalogging mode for road courses that will do a full lap at least.
All the 0-60 and 1/4 mile stuff can be downloaded to my computer and the datalogging too.
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Old 11/12/06, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
... Does make it hard to get a jack under, though... or get it up on ramps.
What I do...

For the rear, it's a no brainer. Jack it up from the pumpkin.

For the front, jack up one side (doesn't matter which) at the factory point pinch weld just high enough to get the floor jack into position under the center A-frame. Then it's just a matter of jacking it high enough to place the Rhino ramps under the front tires or the placement of jack stands.
Then when it's time to drive off (the ramps), simply place a couple 2x4's side-by-side at the base of the ramp, and slowly back down.
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Old 11/12/06, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
For the front, jack up one side (doesn't matter which) at the factory point pinch weld just high enough to get the floor jack into position under the center A-frame. Then it's just a matter of jacking it high enough to place the Rhino ramps under the front tires or the placement of jack stands.
Then when it's time to drive off (the ramps), simply place a couple 2x4's side-by-side at the base of the ramp, and slowly back down.
I'm glad you clarified - I might have driven off the jack stands.
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
I'm glad you clarified - I might have driven off the jack stands.
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Old 11/12/06, 06:39 PM
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For the H-Pipe change, should I put the front on the ramps and the rear axle on jack stands? Once the front is in the air, it's harder to get the jack under the rear end, though.
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Old 11/12/06, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
For the H-Pipe change, should I put the front on the ramps and the rear axle on jack stands? Once the front is in the air, it's harder to get the jack under the rear end, though.
This is what I would do...

Jack up the front as high (and safe) as you can and place your jack stands on the frame. Then place your ramps 'backwards' so the runway doesn't get in your way.. tires wont contact as this is only for a secondary safety back-up.

Leave the back on rubber; just needs to be chalked.

There's plenty of access to the mid-pipe doing it this way.

If you're by yourself, always leave your cell phone within reach of wherever you're working under the car. Reason is obvious.
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Old 11/12/06, 07:28 PM
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Old 11/12/06, 09:13 PM
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Here is a video of a cruise I went on last Sunday.
Thanks for sharing, Rusty.

Looks like y'all had a great drive-in and cruise!
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Old 11/12/06, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
It wasn't me.

It's true though, with your 17" Machined wheels, it will cover up the view of the rotors somewhat, but not totally (like having Moon hub caps )... see pic. As you can see, enough of the rotor surface can clearly be seen.


Driving around with the Ultralites will be no different than if you had a C6 Corvette. Take Tom for example, he's the got both the CDC and Ultralites, and is (1/2) a daily driver.
Trying to get me to spend more money I see. I have to leave something for my Christmas wishlist to the wife.
If I can sell my 04 wheel and tires then I'll have the money to buy the rotors and the ultralites. They need to be put on Ebay before I can hope to get rid of them though. (Waiting on Tom)
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I have to leave something for my Christmas wishlist to the wife.
What wife wouldn't appreciate a set of brand new blue Ultralite springs for Christmas?
And if she doesn't want them, just tell her you'll take them instead!
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Old 11/13/06, 05:59 AM
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What's this? Alice selling his 500 HP Pony?
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Old 11/13/06, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
This is what I would do...

Jack up the front as high (and safe) as you can and place your jack stands on the frame. Then place your ramps 'backwards' so the runway doesn't get in your way.. tires wont contact as this is only for a secondary safety back-up.

Leave the back on rubber; just needs to be chalked.

There's plenty of access to the mid-pipe doing it this way.

If you're by yourself, always leave your cell phone within reach of wherever you're working under the car. Reason is obvious.
Wheres the best place to put jack(front or back) for simple flat tire change?
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Old 11/13/06, 08:07 AM
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What's this? Alice selling his 500 HP Pony?
Haha! I saw that too, I'll pass.
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Old 11/13/06, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Boltzman View Post
Wheres the best place to put jack(front or back) for simple flat tire change?
For the rear, I've always used the pumpkin. Just be careful of the rear differential cover, it can dent causing it to leak if the jack is improperly positioned. There's a 'flat' section on the differential just forward of the cover that's a good place to jack from. I also use a hard piece of rubber on top of my jack cup so there's no metal-to-metal contact.

For the front, it's like what I described in my above post. Of course, this is only applies in a garage surrounding.

If you're on the road, you have no choice but to follow Ford's instruction on where to place the jack. Instructions in the manual are a little vague (see pic) as they only reference the rear tire.
For the front, it's the same section in the pinch weld, just back of the front tire.
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Old 11/13/06, 11:11 AM
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Bill- Just checked the tracking number on the shock tower covers and it says "out for delivery". Hopefully I'm back from my post office exam before UPS show's up.

BTW- You really need to add some stuff to your mod list considering all you really have left is the head unit. You can't possibly be done modding.
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Bill- Just checked the tracking number on the shock tower covers and it says "out for delivery". Hopefully I'm back from my post office exam before UPS show's up.
Keep me updated!


BTW- You really need to add some stuff to your mod list considering all you really have left is the head unit. You can't possibly be done modding.

I can't think of any at the moment... I have PS3 and the Wii occupying most of my grey matter.
I'm trying to figure out how to score a Wii Sunday morning before the Sunset carshow and not be late.
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Old 11/13/06, 11:34 AM
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Bill- Just checked the tracking number on the shock tower covers and it says "out for delivery". Hopefully I'm back from my post office exam before UPS show's up.
Keep me updated!
You know I will.


BTW- You really need to add some stuff to your mod list considering all you really have left is the head unit. You can't possibly be done modding.

I can't think of any at the moment... I have PS3 and the Wii occupying most of my grey matter.
I'm trying to figure out how to score a Wii Sunday morning before the Sunset carshow and not be late.
Good luck on that one.
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Old 11/13/06, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
I can't think of any at the moment... I have PS3 and the Wii occupying most of my grey matter.
PS3 (Way overpriced)
Wii (Good, but more for the younger crowd, for Chris I am sure)
I love my 360 though.
Bought Gears of War Saturday evening. They did a VERY good job with that game. I played a little co-op campaign last night on Hardcore. Insane level is going to be a ***** !

Hey LEO, you sent me a message on XBL but you must have had your mic muted; no sound
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Bought Gears of War Saturday evening.
Chris also got GOW, and he said that he'll take the both of you on Live!

Daryl, send him a request at OGS WaRrIoR.
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Old 11/13/06, 12:47 PM
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Hopefully I'm back from my post office exam before UPS show's up.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Snicker.

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