What have you done to your mustang today?

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by *JZ*, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. 07 Boss

    07 Boss Senior Member


    I love the center fogs but I think those are a little too close together. The first grill I had was from SHR and the grill mesh matched the factory pattern pretty exact.


    After I replaced the bumper I switched grills to match the new lower grill, keeping the center fogs at about the same location.


    Those ones just look a tad too close together.
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  2. Aerofinz

    Aerofinz Member

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  3. Aerofinz

    Aerofinz Member


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  4. CoyoteRed

    CoyoteRed Junior Member

    Got adjustable sway bars and rear lower control arms installed. Nice and tight in the corners. Also put in a volante steering wheel wich I’m really liking. Plus my cruise control doesn’t work due to the coyote swap so the buttons on the wheel where pointless.



  5. Midlife Crises

    Midlife Crises Senior Member

    Rescued this little sucker from my oil pan. Removed the drain plug and fished around with a magnetic prob and out it came. Awesome! Now I don’t have to pull the pan.

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  6. jewc75

    jewc75 S197 Junkie S197 Team Member

    Been there done that. Glad you found it.
  7. Juice

    Juice forum member

    Rebuilt my tune from scratch. SCT advantage III was padding some of the files (added 2-4Mb) and SCT support was like, Yea, it does that. They told me that after I got the software. This always kind of bothered me. Now, I was able to save the tunes with just a few kb added. I hope that this will keep the two codes I would get.
    So, stock strategy + swap specific settings + SCT 93 octane value file, is loaded now.
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  8. Midlife Crises

    Midlife Crises Senior Member

    I’ve been procrastinating on tuning software sense purchasing a supercharger. Just can’t choose between SCT and HP. I read SCT is limited now by EPA overreach and won’t allow a full race tune (no cats) and that HP is more difficult to learn.
  9. Juice

    Juice forum member

    I have full access with SCT, dont believe the hype. You take a 20 min open book test and you are all set. You sign a form that you will not disable emission shit for a street driven vehicle.
    SCT is the only tuning software that is emission testing friendly (if that matters)
    As you can see from my post, I find it a bit 'scetchy'. I have had to flash the same tune twice on a few occasions.
    If you own an x4, its a no brainer, sct.
    If you dont have a tuner device, price is about the same for both.
    HP will work the same. But they have not been targeted by the EPA yet.
    I find pretty much all tuning software laid out very similiar. I have used TunerPro to tune my 91. Interface is practically identical IMO.
    I also had Syked tuning hardware software, same basic interface, but Kevin could not get it to work on my swap. Did not have support for the Control pac strategy, so I was left with a no crank/no start condition.

    I have two theories on the file size funkiness.
    1 I entered a value in a field that it does not like. Some values change slightly when moving to next field.
    2 some areas of the tune when changed, cause this additional file size change.
    Not sure yet on this
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  10. Midlife Crises

    Midlife Crises Senior Member

    I have my old (now unmarried) X3 and a newer X4 I have seen using to transfer files and datalog. Being familiar with SCT I have ben leaning towards the Advantage software but keep hearing tails of whoa from people who could not tune off road vehicles. It sounds like with a little effort the software from SCT will work for me. Thank you for you insight.
  11. Juice

    Juice forum member

    I should have gotten the Advantage software before I even fired the coyote for the first time. I thought a stock engine would be easy for a shop to tune. It was not the case. lol I had my idle fixed within a couple of revisions.
    One of the best purchases made IMO.
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  12. Forty61

    Forty61 forum member

    I added my $60 Chinese eBay spoiler!

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  13. Tman

    Tman forum member

    What is that?

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  14. kazman59

    kazman59 King of Kazmania

    Looks like a valve keeper
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  15. Midlife Crises

    Midlife Crises Senior Member

    Valve keeper. Just like Kazman59 said. Changing valve springs with engine in car is a nightmare. Even with the correct tools! I can’t get my old, less agile fingers anywhere near the exhaust valve keepers and down it went. Thankfully it went to the bottom of the pan. Now the heads are on the bench and all the springs are changed.
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  16. xeninworx

    xeninworx Member

    Made a video of my catback.

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  17. GlassTop09

    GlassTop09 Member

    Performed 500 mi service on my rear axle after new gear install & serviced TR3650 fluid while I had car in the air..........

    On TR3650 trans found that local Ford dealership had overfilled unit (fluid coming out filler port on plug removal......car was level) on initial trans service after buying car thus fluid (MC Mercon V ATF) was dark brownish-red colored from potential fluid overheat thus breakdown (been in for 3+ yrs but less than 13K.....looked up TR3650 overfill issues, found that fluid overheat\foaming\breakdown was main issue from overfilling). Reloaded w\ 2 1\2 qts of Valvoline Mercon V ATF & 1 bottle (3\4 qt) of Lucas Hi Perf Transmission Fix to hit the 3.2 qts recommended fill volume (supposedly at the 1\2"-3\4" level below fill port.......got no spill out the fill port while refilling). Since my original trans has 158,312 mi on it currently, I'm testing the Lucas to see how it works out (formulated to work in manual trans as well as automatics).

    On the rear axle (shop used Lucas Hi Perf 85W-140 GL-5 dino gear fluid on break-in.......all On3 carries), fluid was in like fresh condition w\ no sign of overheat at all (good ole FoMoCo 8.8" Track Pack finned diff cover) or breakdown (no stinky smell). Checked mag drain plug......had hardly any metal on it at all so no gear mesh\bearing wear to speak of. Good for lube.......not so good for initial gear break-in so reloaded axle w\ some Lucas Hi Perf 80W-90 GL-5 dino gear fluid (thinner viscosity when hot to see if gears will wear mesh better......). All else looked good inside. This Lucas Hi Perf 85W-140 GL-5 dino gear fluid is some good stuff but hot viscosity\lubricity may be too good to be used for initial gear break-in\street use from my observations.

    PS--Got an Eaton Tru-Trac diff installed thus why the dino GL-5 fluid........
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  18. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

    Finished a battery relocation. Now need to trim/fit the trunk mat. Next is installing a new H/E tank where the battery was.
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  19. Aerofinz

    Aerofinz Member

    Good info! I am planning a trans fluid change due to age (only 10K miles). Would you recommend the Lucas additive or just straight Mercon V on a low mileage fluid exchange? Thx!
  20. Treecutter

    Treecutter Junior Member

    Ordered 5 injectors after only changing 1 last week. And ordered a leather steering wheel cover that stitches together. We will see how it works.
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