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Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-19-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Kotobuki
I replaced my front control arms at 115K because...

I replaced my front control arms at 115K because the bushings were showing some tearing. No issues with the ball joints. But, my outer tie rods were pretty well shot.
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 04-19-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By Kotobuki
I say do it. If you're gonna be putting miles on...

I say do it. If you're gonna be putting miles on it, none of the collector types are going to want to touch it anyway. There will be plenty of fools out there that think a car's an investment that...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-06-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Kotobuki
Some of the screws that hold it in go through the...

Some of the screws that hold it in go through the bumper cover at the front. If it tore the bumper when they came out, you're gonna have to put some new holes in your bumper, but you can probably...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 02-26-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Kotobuki
I replaced my factory shocks at around 42K miles...

I replaced my factory shocks at around 42K miles with the STR.Ts. I've put another 95K miles on them since, and they're still far and away better than the original equipment was even with only 25K...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 02-17-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Kotobuki
I had a lot of front end noise on my car, the...

I had a lot of front end noise on my car, the cause was blown sway-bay bushings. Check there.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 10-05-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,047
Posted By Kotobuki
Brake fluid is a good idea, it absorbs moisture...

Brake fluid is a good idea, it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and reduces its boiling point, and therefor performance potential. If you haven't had the fuel filter changed, it's as good a time...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 07-25-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Kotobuki
Had my original alternator go at about 42K. Had...

Had my original alternator go at about 42K. Had it rebuilt at a local shop, it went again around 60K. Put an aftermarket one off eBay (200A, I think) and it's been running strong since. Currently...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 07-21-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Kotobuki
That's access to the adjuster on the hand brake. ...

That's access to the adjuster on the hand brake. Over time the cable stretches, that's so you can tighten it back up, also useful if your cable needs replacing, so you can put enough slack in it to...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 07-13-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By Kotobuki
To answer your last question from your original...

To answer your last question from your original post, since that hasn't been covered: No, you can't get a tune for a 3v motor that will give you more or less lope. Lope is a function of event...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By Kotobuki
I will attest to Sam's bars being pretty great. ...

I will attest to Sam's bars being pretty great. I've got a set of them on my (fairly stock) 06 GT. Even on the softest settings the car is MUCH flatter through the turns, and is significantly less...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-14-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By Kotobuki
I did my rear shocks first, and left the fronts...

I did my rear shocks first, and left the fronts alone for a while, it was fine. I went with the Koni STR.Ts. Noticeable improvement, even with just the rears. It was even better when I put the...
Forum: Classic Mustang General Discussion 06-04-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By Kotobuki
Depends on what Gold it was... if it was Sauterne...

Depends on what Gold it was... if it was Sauterne Gold or Anniversary Gold I'd probably think about something else... If it was Antique Bronze, I'd probably stick with it, and use some black striping...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 03-09-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,889
Posted By Kotobuki
GreyStang, try putting a little lubricant in the...

GreyStang, try putting a little lubricant in the shifter. Just run a bead around the ball/socket joint that's right inside the brass bushing. I used Break-Free Lubricant/Preservative which is a...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-28-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By Kotobuki
For the motor mounts, the Prothane units run...

For the motor mounts, the Prothane units run about $129 anywhere that has them. The hardest part of the install is getting the left mount out from under the mounting arm. Since I wasn't going to be...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-25-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By Kotobuki
What is causing the problem you're experiencing...

What is causing the problem you're experiencing (binding in the shift linkage) is the engine torquing over at high RPM. That can cause the shift linkage to misalign making the shift impossible. The...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-18-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,312
Posted By Kotobuki
I just did this a week ago at 101K. Got my plugs...

I just did this a week ago at 101K. Got my plugs and the Lisle tool from O'Reilly's. Had a hard time tracking down the Nickel anti-sieze, ended up getting an 8oz tub from Grainger, so I'm in...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-18-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By Kotobuki
My car does the same thing. The aftermarket...

My car does the same thing. The aftermarket alternator I went with does not have a clutch pulley, so when you shift rapidly the crank (and thereby belt) speed drop, while the alternator shaft speed...
Forum: Mustang News, Concepts, Rumors & Discussion 11-10-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,102
Posted By Kotobuki
You do realize that GM has been putting 427s in...

You do realize that GM has been putting 427s in the Corvette for years now, that actually get highway fuel economy comparable the 5.0 Mustang, right?
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-02-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,874
Posted By Kotobuki
One thing to keep in mind, the 06+ mustangs are...

One thing to keep in mind, the 06+ mustangs are fully digitally controlled and integrated. The system that runs all the interior (including gauges and climate control) is called CAN-BUS, and is...
Forum: Classic Mustang General Discussion 10-06-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,389
Posted By Kotobuki
If you're going to leave the front bumper stripe...

If you're going to leave the front bumper stripe less (as you have done the back) definitely get rid of the stripes that show above the bumper. The back looks great without stripes, and I think the...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 09-28-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,906
Posted By Kotobuki
Don't start painting random bits of trim. Even...

Don't start painting random bits of trim. Even in white, I think you're just in for a bunch of heart ache.

If you want to bring white into the interior, without it looking like a hot mess, you're...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-18-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,753
Posted By Kotobuki
http://www.inventory.ford.com I know year...

http://www.inventory.ford.com

I know year end clearance from ford is $3,000 off Mustang. See what you can find in a '12. Might be cheaper than you think.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-29-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By Kotobuki
I'm normally more a fan of black for cars, but...

I'm normally more a fan of black for cars, but that silver is slick.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 08-28-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,061
Posted By Kotobuki
The only test I've seen that does what you're...

The only test I've seen that does what you're talking about is all the way at the bottom of the page for the WMS High Velocity (http://www.wmsracing.com/new_wms/05hvi.php) intake for the 05-09 4.6L...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-27-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By Kotobuki
Unfortunately, the Ford Racing site no longer...

Unfortunately, the Ford Racing site no longer seems to offer the handle as an accessory part. I also can't find the Hurst part number for just the stick.

You can always try calling Hurst's sales...
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