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Old 4/6/18, 06:50 PM
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Old 4/7/18, 07:22 AM
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Bad *** man. The 2018's are growing on me.
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Magnetic's a great color
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MMD Chin spoiler ... cheap plastic piece of ****... yeah I don't care if the forum censors me, you know what I said.
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New custom interior. Diamond stitching in light grey and the black with blue stitching. Switching out the steering wheel tomorrow with oem blue stitching wheel.
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Old 4/7/18, 08:20 PM
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Bad *** man. The 2018's are growing on me.
thanks!
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Old 4/8/18, 05:02 PM
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Took in on a cruise with the wife


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Old 4/9/18, 04:39 AM
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Awesome Gabe! I canít even get mine out of the garage. Freakin snow. Stupid Iowa weather.
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Old 4/9/18, 06:15 AM
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Awesome Gabe! I canít even get mine out of the garage. Freakin snow. Stupid Iowa weather.
Lol, thanks, I laugh cuz it seems nobody's looked at the bottom-left of that pic
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Old 4/9/18, 05:23 PM
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Last time I drove it I hit some bumps and the car hit really hard in the back.
Today I took the rear tires off (car supported on jack stands under the rear axle) and saw that the driver side bump stop was almost touching the body, and the pass side was actually touching.
Not sure why my car sits about 3/8" higher on the left rear compared to the right rear, but it does.

I went ahead and trimmed the top part of the bump stops. Looking forward to driving it again to see how she drives now.


Today I also put new spark plugs in the wife's Shelby, cleaned the throttle body and the supercharger elbow, and tested the boost bypass valve since it was sticking a bit yesterday, making the car run like crap.
For some reason it works just fine again if shutting off the car and re-starting it.
Did the same thing to us at the beginning of last year and after the initial trouble it was fine for the rest of the year.
Hope it doesn't end up going bad cuz an initial search only found them available through VMP for a whopping $80 or something.

Putting everything back together, the throttle body pigtail went on and didn't click, just felt loose.
I fidde with it a bit, the retainer clip breaks off. FML, now I go ahead and redneck a quick fix involving 3 zipties, and go ahead and order a new Motorcraft WPT-948 pigtail, so I can fix it the right way in a few days

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Old 4/9/18, 06:49 PM
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I trimmed my rear bump stops also. It's an improvement for sure. Your clearance is much closer looking than mine though. I'm running Steeda ultralights though.
Great fix with the zip ties.

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Old 4/9/18, 07:46 PM
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Started cleaning all the bugs off and found some of the damage the road trip to Long Beach took on the car... ???♂
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Old 4/10/18, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
Last time I drove it I hit some bumps and the car hit really hard in the back.
Today I took the rear tires off (car supported on jack stands under the rear axle) and saw that the driver side bump stop was almost touching the body, and the pass side was actually touching.
Not sure why my car sits about 3/8" higher on the left rear compared to the right rear, but it does.

I went ahead and trimmed the top part of the bump stops. Looking forward to driving it again to see how she drives now.


Today I also put new spark plugs in the wife's Shelby, cleaned the throttle body and the supercharger elbow, and tested the boost bypass valve since it was sticking a bit yesterday, making the car run like crap.
For some reason it works just fine again if shutting off the car and re-starting it.
Did the same thing to us at the beginning of last year and after the initial trouble it was fine for the rest of the year.
Hope it doesn't end up going bad cuz an initial search only found them available through VMP for a whopping $80 or something.

Putting everything back together, the throttle body pigtail went on and didn't click, just felt loose.
I fidde with it a bit, the retainer clip breaks off. FML, now I go ahead and redneck a quick fix involving 3 zipties, and go ahead and order a new Motorcraft WPT-948 pigtail, so I can fix it the right way in a few days
Sounds and looks like a very busy day Gabe! Wow.
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Old 4/12/18, 06:51 AM
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Ugh Laser, I hate when stuff like that happens.
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Old 4/12/18, 02:04 PM
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Took the car out for a quick errand. Made it a not-so-quick errand

Trimming the rear bumps stops made a huge difference in the ride quality, she's no longer got a lead-filled *** over bumps.
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Old 4/12/18, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabe
Took the car out for a quick errand. Made it a not-so-quick errand

Trimming the rear bumps stops made a huge difference in the ride quality, she's no longer got a lead-filled *** over bumps.
I can't believe you didn't trim those until now. When I had the H&R Supersports I switched to the Ford Racing ones and had to trim those too!
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Old 4/12/18, 04:07 PM
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I can't believe you didn't trim those until now. When I had the H&R Supersports I switched to the Ford Racing ones and had to trim those too!
The Steeda Sport springs sat about a half-inch higher in the back, almost 3/4" on one side.
I didn't lose my clearance until the BMR springs went on.

I'm actually surprised how much lower the BMR's sit compared to the Steedas.
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Old 4/13/18, 09:32 AM
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Replaced the broken TB connector on the wife's Shelby with a new Motorcraft pigtail, and now getting ready to take it on a cruise with the wife


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Old 4/13/18, 02:42 PM
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Replaced the broken TB connector on the wife's Shelby with a new Motorcraft pigtail, and now getting ready to take it on a cruise with the wife
Nice!!!
How was the cruise?
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