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Old 11/28/06, 02:55 PM
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I sent BMR an email explaining how I want the weight reduction (I have to lose 170lbs to come down to the coupe weight), and how I want to get rid of the pre-load. I explained that I am a daily driver and don't do any road racing. I asked if other than slightly more body roll, would any damage be done to the car. I'll post the reply here, too.
Coming to work felt absolutely no different than any other day... and I was purposely taking the corners harder than normal. The guy I drove with never would have been able to feel the difference, so I ended up telling him and he still couldn't tell.

Two guys from BMR replied to my email and said other than slightly more body roll no other damage could result from that mod. So, I'll drive around a few more days and if I still feel no difference, I'll go ahead and order the radiator support to replace that heavy cross-member.

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Incase I don't come on later tonight, I'll be off to the LA Autoshow in the morning.
Have a good time! Sounds like a lot of fun!
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Old 11/28/06, 03:10 PM
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Where's the pics?
No pics, but here's the model I got, TH-42PX6U.

Is that why you skipped work?
Of course! I can't find a better reason!

Did you get a deal on it or did you just say screw it?
Well, I didn't get the kind of Black Friday deal I was hoping for, but Costco had them on sale (ended yesterday) for $1299.99. So, I guess I did say 'Screw it!'
I want one now. I'm sure Chris will enjoy playing 360 and Wii with the 1080i output.


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Incase I don't come on later tonight, I'll be off to the LA Autoshow in the morning.

My plan is to be there for the Press breakfast at 7:30am

Bum around and take pics of Mustang stuff
Be at the Ford Conference at 11:40am (supposed to be some interesting news)

And finally, hit the Press luncheon for some grub


Then I'm outta there!
Lucky.
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Old 11/28/06, 03:12 PM
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Hey guys I finally figured out how to make my own auctions on Ebay. You guys were right it's very simple. Do you guys mind taking a peek at my auctions and giving me some feedback on stuff I should change to increase my chance of selling.
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Old 11/28/06, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Hey guys I finally figured out how to make my own auctions on Ebay. You guys were right it's very simple. Do you guys mind taking a peek at my auctions and giving me some feedback on stuff I should change to increase my chance of selling.
One suggestion I would make is to NOT tell people what your reserve is. It takes all the mystery away. People know what the reserves is so they may not even show any interest. Try to get people into a bidding frenzy at the end of the auction.
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Old 11/28/06, 07:32 PM
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One suggestion I would make is to NOT tell people what your reserve is. It takes all the mystery away. People know what the reserves is so they may not even show any interest. Try to get people into a bidding frenzy at the end of the auction.
Thanks for the tip. Question if I remove my reserve do I then have to sell my item even if the bidding only gets to $5?
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Old 11/28/06, 07:52 PM
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Yes. You could structure it a different way by putting on a minimum bid...The reserve will give you an out though...

I find that unless the item is really collectible, the reserve is not that useful when compared to the cost of having one. It also depends on the value of the item. Just set the minimum bid at a fairly discounted price and let things happen naturally...

If I'm selling a CD, I'm listing it for minimum of $0.99 with no reserve. If I am selling a 1965 Mustang, I am setting a reserve of $129K...
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Old 11/28/06, 08:18 PM
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Got rid of the reserve and lowered the prices lets see if that draws any bidders.
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Old 11/28/06, 08:56 PM
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What do you guys think of these?
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Old 11/29/06, 05:37 AM
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Don't have too much fun Bill.
And give us all the good insider info you can, we will be waiting!
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Old 11/29/06, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
What do you guys think of these?
I'd like to see them on our wheels before passing judgement.

At first, I thought they were 50 CAL rounds!



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Don't have too much fun Bill.
And give us all the good insider info you can, we will be waiting!
I'll be leaving in a few minutes to the show.
I'll be sure to post any new Ford news I hear.
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Old 11/29/06, 07:44 AM
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Oh, I forgot to mention. My theory about the swaybar was correct. The ride quality is a little better. The guy I car pool with says it feels like it floats over the road now. Bumps are still bumps... but there does seem to be less harshness.

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I'd like to see them on our wheels before passing judgement.
Same here.
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Old 11/29/06, 03:24 PM
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Well I guess I'll have to be a pioneer and order them.
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Well I guess I'll have to be a pioneer and order them.
And I guess I'll be a pioneer and order the BMR swaybar delete kit - I love how the ride feels less "busy" now. And I might as well get the panhard bar from them, too.
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And I guess I'll be a pioneer and order the BMR swaybar delete kit - I love how the ride feels less "busy" now. And I might as well get the panhard bar from them, too.
Sounds like a plan let us know how that goes.
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Old 11/29/06, 06:53 PM
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Sounds like a plan let us know how that goes.
Should be the same as the car feels now, but with 11 more pounds off the nose. The swaybar and end links weigh 15.5 pounds for a total of 26.5 pounds. If I do get it, I'll post pics of the cross-member change out.
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Old 11/30/06, 07:07 AM
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What do you guys think of these?


Did someone steal Bushmaster 25mm projectiles and weld them to lugnuts? They look nice!
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God do I love Oklahoma weather. Yesterday morning as I go out to get in the car the temp is 65° and wonderful.
Then by noon it was cold and sleeting. This morning when I go to the car, it's 25° and snowing/sleeting
Car was covered in an inch of ice and another inch of snow.
OKC Weather
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Originally Posted by OKCMustangGT View Post
Car was covered in an inch of ice and another inch of snow.
That sounds pretty cold!

I think you're the first one here to torture test the Shaker unit. Let us know if it can take the beating of OKC's sub-arctic temperatures.
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Old 11/30/06, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by OKCMustangGT View Post
God do I love Oklahoma weather. Yesterday morning as I go out to get in the car the temp is 65° and wonderful.
Then by noon it was cold and sleeting. This morning when I go to the car, it's 25° and snowing/sleeting
Car was covered in an inch of ice and another inch of snow.
OKC Weather
Heh!
Same front , but it was 70 deg here at 2300 last night. Now it`s 30 deg with a 28 mph wind and a little flakey snow/sleet crap. My baby`s in the garage!!!!!
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Old 11/30/06, 09:22 AM
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You have to love it though, the first snow and school shuts down as well as daycare. I have my son at work with me and he is eating it up
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