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Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 12-18-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Bob T
I just want to mention I got a reply back from...

I just want to mention I got a reply back from American Muscle and they indicated I could select from other tire sizes they have available. That's good news since I want to maintain the stock tire...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 12-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Bob T
Getting different non-packaged tires is an...

Getting different non-packaged tires is an option. So far I haven't gone much further than deciding on the wheels, still considering all the tire options.
I like the idea of a kit though, keeps it...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 12-13-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Bob T
Which tires would you pick?

I think I'm going to get my 2013 some new tires/wheels for Christmas.
I really like the look of these MMD Kage black with machined lip, and think they would look great on my silver Mustang....
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 10-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,163
Posted By Bob T
Sport mode is also handy for mountainous driving...

Sport mode is also handy for mountainous driving or anywhere you have steep downhill grades, it will keep it in a lower gear and let the engine help keep the speed in check so you don't have to use...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 09-01-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Bob T
The mph shows enough power to run low 14 or high...

The mph shows enough power to run low 14 or high 13 if you can get the 60' down.
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 08-27-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By Bob T
My car is a 2013 V6 base model. I haven't...

My car is a 2013 V6 base model.
I haven't checked every tank but when I've checked I got:
21 mpg city,
26 mpg combined city/highway,
27 highway with a high percentage of steep grades up and down...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 07-28-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Bob T
Thank you Nuke. It was pump-to-pump (going back...

Thank you Nuke.
It was pump-to-pump (going back to the same pump) and hand calculated.




Lol! No offense taken. Funny you should mention that. Getting off on a tangent here but I recently...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 07-27-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Bob T
31 mpg!

I have an all stock 2013 V6 and I know that this is fairly typical highway gas mileage for these cars....but I was still excited to get 31 mpg! Took a short trip last weekend that was mostly on I-10...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 06-13-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Bob T
Most of my knowledge/experience is from a long...

Most of my knowledge/experience is from a long time ago with Chevy engines but let me list some generalizations that applied then and tell me if they still hold true (my memory may not have these...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 04-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Bob T
Glad you asked! I plan on doing some of the...

Glad you asked!

I plan on doing some of the typical mods like CAI, tune, headers, maybe gears, maybe driveshaft, maybe suspension mods, possibly leading up to a procharger. Undecided at this point...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 04-18-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Bob T
Thanks JimC! This is the first of what I hope...

Thanks JimC!
This is the first of what I hope to be many modifications. A simple modification but still excited to make the first one!
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 04-18-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Bob T
JLT oil separator install question

I know this should have been an easy one minute install, and it was, except the sticker on the hose that has an arrow pointing "to intake" is pointing towards the valve cover and not the intake.
My...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 04-08-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By Bob T
This is a good example of a sleeper. Randy...

This is a good example of a sleeper.
Randy Jackson's Mustang.

Sleeper
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 03-09-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By Bob T
After I posted my response and read your...

After I posted my response and read your response, Goldenpony, out of curiosity I did some internet searching and see most people in the tire related industry would not recommend using a plug.
...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 03-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By Bob T
I haven't heard anybody mention plugging a tire...

I haven't heard anybody mention plugging a tire instead of patching. I've done that a couple times before. It's easier to do and I didn't have any problems with any of them. Like patching I would...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 03-04-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By Bob T
I wish I had the Perfomance Package but I agree...

I wish I had the Perfomance Package but I agree with you, those are not good looking wheels. Plus extra bonus 19" wheels bring with it expensive tires from what I hear.
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 02-22-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,195
Posted By Bob T
What size tires and wheels does the 2013 V6...

What size tires and wheels does the 2013 V6 Performance Package have?
I'm wondering how it compares to my base model.
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 02-02-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,280
Posted By Bob T
2013 with about 4600 miles. Mine also has loud...

2013 with about 4600 miles. Mine also has loud squeaking/creaking noise from front end when going slowly over bumps. I thought that was something I'd have to live with, sounds like I should take it...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-28-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bob T
I've used higher stall speed converters on other...

I've used higher stall speed converters on other cars but not this one.
But I can pretty much guarantee if you put a 3k stall converter in one these cars, end of problem. However a good converter is...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-26-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bob T
Thanks for the responses everyone, very much...

Thanks for the responses everyone, very much appreciated.
Mike, I know what you mean about feeling like a bog. I've had my car for around 2 months and I knew that it was strong up top but down on...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-26-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bob T
Thank you for that well written and detailed...

Thank you for that well written and detailed report on your results!
I can see following in your footsteps with my modifications.
Looking at your dyno graph I see it picked up substantially at 3000...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-26-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bob T
How to improve idle to 3k rpm performance?

I've been really impressed with the performance of my stock 3.7 V6 with the exception of the idle to 3k rpm performance. It also doesn't help that I have the 2.73 rear gears. I guess one solution...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-23-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By Bob T
Last weekend I got my oil changed and the tires...

Last weekend I got my oil changed and the tires rotated by the Ford Dealer.
Now you have me wondering if they set mine at 35, I better go check. :)

Mike - sorry if I side tracked your thread a...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By Bob T
I re-read my statement and it may sound a little...

I re-read my statement and it may sound a little misleading but I still think it's correct. Let me see if I can convince you.

Any engine will require a certain amount of spark advance to make the...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-17-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By Bob T
The panel on the inside driver door frame of my...

The panel on the inside driver door frame of my 2013 calls for 35 front and rear.
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