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  1. TorqueMan

    Strange request from the Ford dealership

    Nope, Klingon. :dance:
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    Strange request from the Ford dealership

    Judge not, lest ye be judged...
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    Strange request from the Ford dealership

    I don't know why this is controversial at all. Everyone's different. Some don't mind a loud exhaust, others do. Who cares what other people like? You do you. If you have the exhaust system why is it any problem for you to offer it to the guy for sale? Just because you like loud exhaust systems...
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    How bad did ford Sandbag the Ecoboost?

    Please let me know if anything I posted is not factual. No, not with ease, with money. The Ford Mustang has always been about high performance for the masses. There's a reason why the EcoBoost outsells the GT. Since you repeated yourself I will too: There's only one car manufacturer on the...
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    How bad did ford Sandbag the Ecoboost?

    I live on Earth, where last time I checked the laws of physics still apply. When it comes to discussions like this you have to get away from squishy terms like "healthy." What does that mean? Top fuel dragster engines live "healthy" lives...for about 4 seconds. Words like "reliable" and...
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    How bad did ford Sandbag the Ecoboost?

    The fact that someone was able to boost a Coyote engine (or 3, or 100) long enough to run 1/4 mile without blowing it up says nothing about whether it's overengineered or not. This is anecdote; you need data to make that claim. Unless you have access to the engineering data used by the designers...
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    How bad did ford Sandbag the Ecoboost?

    The 2.3L EcoBoost can absolutely compete with the Coyote--with appropriate upgrades. It's just that by the time you get done paying for the appropriate upgrades you will have likely paid more than if you had simply bought a GT. That aside, how do you know the Coyote engine is overengineered? If...
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    How bad did ford Sandbag the Ecoboost?

    According to Dave Percak, chief engineer for the S550 program, cars running the software used for the FP tune were tested on fully instrumented test cars alongside those running the stock software for the equivalent of 60K miles. Test engines are torn down and measured following testing, with...
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    How bad did ford Sandbag the Ecoboost?

    The "problem" is that you think this is a problem. The fact Ford didn't "overengineer" the engine to produce more power than designed is a feature, not a bug. Since when is it incumbent on a manufacturer to design their engines to produce more-than-stock power? Modern engine designers and...
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    How bad did ford Sandbag the Ecoboost?

    Agreed. As far as I know, there is only one manufacturer selling a production 4cyl engine producing more than 400 HP, and I don't believe it's available in the U.S. If it were easy everyone would be doing it.
  11. TorqueMan

    NEW SYNC 3.0 Build 20204 Nav Android Auto/Apple Carplay

    According to Ford, this update adds Waze to the list of apps that you may run directly from Sync, and further adds to Alexa routines added in the last update.
  12. TorqueMan

    JBL door speakers

    Yes, there is a difference in the way they sound, and that's one of the things engineers take into account when designing a speaker or speaker system. Different speakers using different materials may be paired together to complement each other. I remember paper speakers rotting out in older...
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    JBL door speakers

    I don't know who manufactured the speakers Ford installs in the Mustang, but there is nothing inherently inferior in paper speakers. Some of the best consumer-grade speakers on the market use paper drivers. Paper speakers got a bad rap for use in automobiles because untreated paper tends to...
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    Sold my baby, need consoling - did I get a good deal?

    I just checked on autotrader.com. There are nearly 20 new GTs for sale within 100 miles of where I live. 2020 sales figures have recovered over the past few months from the huge decline earlier in the year, but that's likely because of the incredible incentives currently on offer. We just...
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    Sold my baby, need consoling - did I get a good deal?

    New car sales are in the tank at the moment, which means not many trade-ins, which means not many used cars on dealer lots. Supply and demand says when the supply is low price goes up, and when demand is low price goes down. That's exactly what you're seeing. Low demand for new cars means you...
  16. TorqueMan

    Ecoboost High Performance Pkg 0-60 actual

    I agree with all the posters here who say you need premium to get the most out of the car. I disagree with those who suggest you need to run premium to keep the car "safe," or that the car "won't like" regular gas (assuming you are running a stock tune). There is no increase in safety from using...
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    Unable to pass "safety" part of inspection anymore due to off-road H-pipe.

    What are those requirements? If an "emission control system" under this title includes a catalytic converter then you are illegal based on this clause.
  18. TorqueMan

    Opening trunk with the trunk release button above tag

    If you have two fobs, try tossing one in the trunk before closing it. If the rear proximity sensor is working the trunk should pop back open. If it doesn't you may have a problem with the sensor.
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    Another Black Eye for the Mustang Community

    The overwhelming majority of people reading about this incident couldn't care less the car is a Ford Mustang.


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