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April 10th, 2016 09:52 PM
tbayarea I put in a new sound system, radio and speakers. Next up a subwoofer.
April 6th, 2016 06:20 AM
marwyn Just charged the battery and installed new pads.
February 22nd, 2016 03:48 AM
Chum
What TECH Did You Do To Your Sixxer Today?

I changed my diff oil today, I found out the pumpkin is so rusted on the bottom it caused a leak in the gasket. Not that much fluid came out after I opened her up, maybe a quart, which could have contributed to a rattling noise I was hearing from the rear end while driving at low rpms. While changing the oil I sprayed the contact surfaces for the gasket sealant with brake cleaner and scrubbed off as much rust and grime as possible for about two hours. It was still a little rusty, but hopefully that's good for another 10k miles or so, until I work up the nerve/money to fix it right or get an 8.8 rear end.

In either case, my car drives way better now. No more rattling noises coming from the rear in the 1k-2k rpm range.

I also finally painted my cobra calipers that I bought from about 2 years ago, hopefully I have another weekend to install them soon. That, and I wanna change the transmission fluid soon too.


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November 12th, 2015 11:20 PM
marwyn Just received my lowering springs and LED bulbs for the interior lights. Will do the installation tomorrow.
October 11th, 2015 02:38 AM
Xzavier247 Slowly molding the sixxer again.
October 1st, 2015 08:11 AM
marwyn Just change the oil and spark plugs. Then gave her a quick wash.
September 24th, 2015 11:55 AM
SlowSix yep.
September 24th, 2015 11:46 AM
Iconiq
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Originally Posted by SlowSix View Post
A tune on an auto is pretty good. Really firms the shifts up
that it does...seeing it shift at redline when at wot is nice vs where it use to shift under 5k before stock. the big downside of course is if i decide to work on the car in depth one day it'll be a pita to remove the chip and send off. so if that ever happens ill just buy a tuner lol, but for now i love having things like my rear o2s killed, and my shifts firmed.

question though. if i find an 8.8 at a salvage yard that still has the stock new edge 3.27 gears in it i can swap it out and not have to have it re-tuned for anything right? because the gearing wont change.
September 24th, 2015 08:42 AM
SlowSix A tune on an auto is pretty good. Really firms the shifts up
September 24th, 2015 12:24 AM
Iconiq Put a 93 octane bama tune on the car today. Wow the difference over stock in an auto is unreal
September 21st, 2015 11:13 PM
Iconiq Looked into the SR radiator fan replacement on American Muscle. Anyone have experience with it? Reviews seem good even with it not being plug and play
September 17th, 2015 12:03 AM
Toph6888 Got the last miscellaneous bits done on the mustang tonight and back out of the garage/test drive around the neighborhood.

Here are pics of how I clearanced the front bumper so that it didn't block the top 1/3 of the intercooler. It is at about a 45* angle on the bottom, so still structural, just with a sweeping angle so air can still get into the cooler.



Got the car back together and worked on clearancing the front bumper for the tow strap. Decided the best way was to just F'it and just cut a small hole into the bumper. Easiest way to access it. Might go ahead and find or make some kind of cover for the hole, but for now its fine.



Can just tuck it in for daily driving then pull it out (woot) when at the track.



Everything back together:


Finally, picked up a set of new motive 3.90 gears for the rear end.


Now, I know a lot of people are going to say don't go 3.90s, that I need more load for the turbo, blah blah blah. The fact is, my turbo isn't huge. It spools just fine, and I get over 150% load on my engine already, so getting load into the engine isn't the issue. Looking at overall gear ratios compared to my WRX it will be almost identical to the mustang with the 3.90s and the t5 trans. Also, my turbo size to my engine size is about the same as the wrx engine to the wrx turbo, so I don't have any concern about the turbo being able to spool up. Its honestly a smaller size turbo as I'm not trying for high end hp, I want mid range for autox/trackdays, and also being more street friendly would be a lot nicer. Anyone who has driven a wrx will know their 1st and 2nd gear is where the money is, but then the stock ecu starts pulling boost out of the engine at higher loads and makes 3 and 4 not quite as fun. Anyways, long way of saying its worth the gamble to me for how my car is set up/what I want it to do.
September 16th, 2015 02:58 PM
HiMyNameIsWyatt I ran a diablosport tuner and it woke my car up with the harder shifts.
September 16th, 2015 02:24 PM
Iconiq just order a bama chip since i've been wanting to A) fix my cel from where my rear o2's are cut off and B) get some firmer shift points on my auto. i did a lot of looking online but can't find alot of v6 reviews. anyone here run one?
September 14th, 2015 11:18 AM
Toph6888 got all the necessary bits buttoned up on the mustang and got it running after putting in some new coolant.


I also noted that the front bumper has a very minimal contact to the intercooler, so I started notching that part out. I cut out part of the steel box and bent it to form a triangle instead, this way it won't contact the intercooler or block any of the vents, it should allow plenty of air to pass through the intercooler instead of blocking about 1/3 of it. I will post pictures of this tonight.
September 12th, 2015 08:53 PM
Iconiq got the flowmaster 10s but on with some temp tubing for the mid pipe. gonna be taking off the cats and then adding in an x pipe shortly.



also did my fuel filter today as well since i hit 130k miles. figured it was time
September 10th, 2015 01:06 PM
Iconiq what did you end up going with?
September 10th, 2015 01:04 PM
marwyn Installed new coil pack and plugs. Then, washed the exterior.
September 8th, 2015 06:48 PM
Iasis
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Originally Posted by 97veesicks View Post
I was skimming through all of this at work. I thought he was just talking about what he fabricated.
September 8th, 2015 10:17 AM
Toph6888 Got the bumper support welded on this weekend (with the addition of an awesome burn on my arm from the welding torch, doh). Not the prettiest welding, but should hold for what I need it to do.





Painted that black as well as some miscellaneous brackets and some spots I missed when I originally sprayed the engine bay black.

Pushed the car outside and used a 1 gallon spray bottle to clean up the engine bay from any coolant residue (wish I had a house with a hose, but this worked out pretty well for a $15 spray bottle and cleaned it up enough).

spraying engine bay (damn you white balance!)


Spraying down other parts/piping


Started getting parts back onto the car. Turbo and pre turbo exhaust is in that I wrapped up with some DEI heat wrap, ac condenser and the powersteering cooler are in, radiator, shroud and lower coolant line are in minus the top brackets, and the intercooler bracket is back in.

Gonna get the rest back on tonight, which includes the fan, turbo dump, air filter, upper coolant pipe, intercooler piping, vacuum line for the BOV, connect up my o2 sensors, wideband, and front bumper/headlight panel. Hopefully get to the point where I can start it again tonight.
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