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  1. ZX3ST

    How many crank revolutions to fire all cylinders?

    To get a complete 4-stroke cycle (intake, compression, power, exhaust) for all cylinders, it takes 2 total crank revolutions. Firing order, crank configuration, and cylinder count are irrelevant. The voodoo still fires at 90* intervals like the coyote. The difference is that it never fires a...
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    UPDATE - 89 days at the dealer - Ford Service Engineer in-person assessment - new steering rack - not fixed

    I just found a sample contract. Wow. After reading through that, I'm amazed. If I understand everything correctly, the best you can hope for is a pro-rated refund of the plan price if they fail to deliver. https://www.floodfordesp.com/Ford ESP/Forms/Ford_ESP_Sample_Contract.pdf I'm no...
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    UPDATE - 89 days at the dealer - Ford Service Engineer in-person assessment - new steering rack - not fixed

    Same thoughts here. It's already been 3mo and they've basically told you that you're not a priority and can plan for another 7mo before they attempt to diagnose. Let alone how long it will take to get parts acquired/installed. IF that even fixes it. They've already delivered the car back to...
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    It’s starting to get cold, does everyone pack it in for the winter?

    The super sports go back on it when the temps dip. It gets put up for the season once the salt hits the roads the first time. Pretty much exactly how the Harley gets treated. :blush:
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    Looking for a good battery charger for the winter

    Agree with the Deltran and Ctek suggestions above. I keep a few of these around the house for all my vehicles: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EDFPN1O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I don't take the battery out. Just leave it plugged into the car while it's in the...
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    Sway bar setting vs strut setting

    Just another suggestion here. I had similar light feeling in the rear under hard braking. It pretty much went away after I replaced the rear LCA and toe link bushing with bearings. YMMV. I will also agree with the alignment adjustments. EDIT: Apparently reading comprehension escapes me...
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    Enclosed Trailers, who do you love? Any advice?

    Based on what you've shared so far, my opinion is that you're at the upper limit of what you can get away with, if you were hauling by yourself. I believe that having the rest of the family in the truck (+ gear/luggage) will preclude you from towing a 3000lb trailer + car. If I were in your...
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    Enclosed Trailers, who do you love? Any advice?

    Something to consider, many boat trailers are pretty light in the tongue. 5-7% is fairly common. You may find the stability isn't as great once there's more weight involved. EDIT TO ADD: I don't want to sound like a debbie-downer or that I'm trying to talk you out of it altogether. I've had...
  9. ZX3ST

    Gt500 wheels/tires on a 350

    *spits out coffee* Those look great on your car, but wow. I thought my OE 350 wheels were boat anchors.
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    Enclosed Trailers, who do you love? Any advice?

    I completely understand. I'm currently running a 20ft open Aluma tilt trailer. Towing with a F-150 with the max-tow package (rated 12,700lb with my particular options and cab/bed/wheelbase config). I've been considering the possibility of going enclosed, and even with my situation I'm...
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    Enclosed Trailers, who do you love? Any advice?

    OK so this reinforces the tow rating. You have 1050lb payload. A loaded trailer at 7000lb with 10% tongue weight means you have 350lb left to play with (2 adults will squash that in a hurry). And you will also need to be careful not to exceed your GFAWR and GRAWR. They will be shown on the...
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    Tough decision, need guidance

    I'm somewhat guilty on this one. Some of us just like to tinker and can't leave well-enough alone!
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    ZL1 Premium Tow Hook vs Titanium Tow Hook. Does it really matter?

    Even if you track it, unless you're gutting the car it's a fart in the wind. Tracking it in full street trim like most do at a typical HPDE? I just take a crap at the start of the day to offset the extra few ounces.
  14. ZX3ST

    Not letting engine sit all winter

    Clutch and accelerator all the way to the floor. Tap the start button like you'd normally do when you start the car. Engine will crank without starting. At this point you can do 2 things. Tap the start button again, it will stop cranking. Or release the accelerator pedal and it will start...
  15. ZX3ST

    Not letting engine sit all winter

    You can hold the accelerator to the floor before starting. The engine will crank without starting until you release it. Or push the start button again to end the cycle without starting.
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    Enclosed Trailers, who do you love? Any advice?

    Assuming you're buying new? Trailex makes a really nice unit. But unless you find a great deal, I think they're going to be outside your budget. As far as I know, they make some of the lightest options available. Futura is also a great option, but again, more $$$. I would also add...
  17. ZX3ST

    Bad day at the track for a 350

    I haven't purchased coverage with anyone yet, just been looking into it. A buddy wadded up his 2008 911 Turbo Cabrio last fall and he said he was super satisfied with them.
  18. ZX3ST

    Bad day at the track for a 350

    Yep it's a numbers game as always. I always do 2-3 day events, and I would break even at 5 events vs single-event coverage. Just tossing it out there.
  19. ZX3ST

    Bad day at the track for a 350

    I hear you, but this is basically disaster insurance, and 1 way they can keep premiums somewhat reasonable.
  20. ZX3ST

    Bad day at the track for a 350

    I think many of these places do 12mo unlimited event coverage. Open Track does at least. Hypothetical 60k policy:


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