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Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 06-27-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Bob T
Gas mileage for 2089 mile road trip

The trip started in Tucson, from there I went east to New Mexico, then north to Colorado Springs to spend a few days with family for fathers day,
then north and west to Utah and down to Bryce...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 06-06-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Bob T
For me the 3.55's was a great choice. A good...

For me the 3.55's was a great choice. A good balance between getting better acceleration without too drastic of rpm increase for highway driving. On the highway my rpm's are about 500 rpm higher than...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 06-05-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Bob T
Some Ford service departments will do it but...

Some Ford service departments will do it but you'll typically pay more to have them do it.
I had mine changed from 2.73 to 3.55 at the Ford service department and it cost me 1400 parts and labor and...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 06-02-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Bob T
Sounds good! What track is that and what...

Sounds good!

What track is that and what date/time was the run?
Forum: 2010-current S197 Appearance Section 04-18-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Bob T
Thank you very much Rudolph and cruisin5268d!

Thank you very much Rudolph and cruisin5268d!
Forum: 2010-current S197 Appearance Section 04-18-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Bob T
The Milky Way and my Mustang

This is a good time of year for viewing the Milky Way, especially in this part of the country if you are away from the city lights. Early this morning I drove several miles out of town and got this...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 03-30-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,408
Posted By Bob T
Vegasrph98 sorry to hear you or anybody having an...

Vegasrph98 sorry to hear you or anybody having an experience like that.
I don't have experience with a lot of different Ford service departments but I can tell you the one I go to for my car is 180...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 03-25-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,408
Posted By Bob T
That looks significant to me. Looks like...

That looks significant to me.
Looks like someone didn't have the right tools for the job.
Hate to hear the bad luck is continuing for you on your car.
So far it sounds like Ford may still do the...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 03-25-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Bob T
You are right Choppertwo, as they say "spinning...

You are right Choppertwo, as they say "spinning ain't winning".
Sometime in the next month or so, me and a couple of work buddies are planning a trip to the dragstrip. Then I'll have some actual...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 03-14-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,870
Posted By Bob T
Today I went on my first highway trip since...

Today I went on my first highway trip since switching from 2.73 to 3.55 gears.
Once you get out of town around here the typical interstate speed limit is 75 and the flow of traffic is usually a...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 03-06-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,499
Posted By Bob T
I vote for sticking it out and getting all these...

I vote for sticking it out and getting all these things addressed under warranty. It's unfortunate that you've had this many problems. The squeaky front suspension sounds like it's the well...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 02-28-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Bob T
Thanks for the responses everyone. I'm not...

Thanks for the responses everyone.
I'm not trying to give the impression that I'm not happy with the performance, this is probably the best all around car I've ever had.

The reason I asked the...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 02-26-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Bob T
In that youtube video it looks like the burnout...

In that youtube video it looks like the burnout he did was with some help from power-braking.

I do have tires with good grip, they are 255/45-18 Sumitomo High Performance HTR Z II Tire on 18x9...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 02-25-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Bob T
Who can do a burnout with all stock and just a tune?

My car is all stock and I've recently switched to 3.55 gears and an MPT tune.
Part throttle response is great, at full throttle it pulls hard, and shifts hard under full throttle.
Overall very...
Forum: 2010-current S197 Appearance Section 02-23-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,752
Posted By Bob T
I wouldn't do it to my car...but I do like the...

I wouldn't do it to my car...but I do like the way it looks. It's kind of a newer version of a Two-Lane-Blacktop kind of look. Your car needs to be able to run 10's to be allowed to have this look. :)
Forum: 2010-current S197 Appearance Section 02-23-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By Bob T
Potential custom stripe idea

I drove my car to work today and when I looked at it in the parking spot I thought the reflection on the hood made a pretty cool kind of custom stripe looking thing that flowed across and bended and...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 01-28-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Bob T
Thank you Siber Express and Alex! I would...

Thank you Siber Express and Alex!

I would lower the car in a heartbeat if I wasn't concerned about clearance between the ground and bottom of the car.

Siber Express, the amount you lowered your...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 01-28-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Bob T
My car with new MMD Kage wheels

I've had my car a little over a year, looked at a lot of different wheels, and this is what I went with. MMD Kage 18x9 that I got through American Muscle.
Very happy with this decision, the only...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 01-13-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Bob T
Siber Express thanks for providing that link to...

Siber Express thanks for providing that link to plug in your VIN and get your window sticker!
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 01-12-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Bob T
Good point JimC. These 6 speed autos have a...

Good point JimC.

These 6 speed autos have a really low first gear.
For comparison I used to have a Camaro with 4.10 rear gear and a TH350 auto, the overall gearing in 1st gear of that 4.10/TH350...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 01-12-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Bob T
I have a 2013 with 2.73 gears and am thinking...

I have a 2013 with 2.73 gears and am thinking about going with 3.55.
It's not my daily driver, when I do drive it sometimes it's just around town and sometimes taken on trips on the interstate so I...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 01-11-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Bob T
I hear a slight lope to it at an idle. Not a...

I hear a slight lope to it at an idle. Not a bottom of the page kind of cam lope but it doesn't sound stock.
How does it run?
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 12-23-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Bob T
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 12-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Bob T
Thank you everyone for your responses. ...

Thank you everyone for your responses.

ModBargains I have a follow up question for you (or anybody).
Do you also sell wheel/tire kits?

I'm open to suggestions if you offer a wheel/tire kit or...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 12-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Bob T
ModBargains, you have my attention. Please make...

ModBargains, you have my attention.
Please make a recommendation.
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