2019 Year in Review

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  1. SM105K

    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    All Gens are welcome.

    Just take a couple of minutes and tell us:


    What did you do to your car this year? Performance Mods, Exterior Mods, Interior Mods?


    What are your plans for next year? Performance Mods, Exterior Mods, Interior Mods?


    Did you have an equipment failure? Motor, Trans, PTU, RDU, Turbo(s) ect. If so, what failed? What contributed to it? If you have a warranty, was it covered?


    What story on this forum caught your attention this year? LMS, TQ Mounts, Recalls, ect? What stood out?


    I will revisit this later and add all of my answers as well.
     
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  2. Jordan_R

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    Well dang. Where do I begin. I put an XDI35 HPFP on the car, j2 intake, Anthony DiCunzolo trans mounts, and GH intercooler on the car in the early months of the year. Ended up going crazy and stripping the car and running some decent quarter mile times!

    Next year it's either sell it or get upgraded turbos. Car needs some attention that I don't want to do and I am pretty unmotivated about doing it. After upgraded turbos don't think there is much else I would like to do. Never been a big exterior mods guy.

    After this year I am surprised to say that everything on the car is intact and still driving just fine! LOL

    The rise of SCT tuners and the fall of LMS has been a hot subject this year. SCT tuners taking the platform farther than ever before while LMS crumbles into the dust. A lot of big builds happening this winter and hope to see a lot of fast Ecoboost power plants putting down some bigger numbers than ever before!
     
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  3. SM105K

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    The SHO got a whole makeover. Right off the bat she received a new transmission. The GH Intercooler, PPE DP's, 3rd cat and stock resonator delete was replaced with a custom Magnaflow Resonator set up, AD Gen 2 TQ Mounts, H&R's, and rounded out with Curva Concept C7's. She was then chrome deleted, and the trim was paint matched. Completely changed the look of the car.

    Everything is chronicled here along with a ton of other info all on the first page. https://shoforum.com/index.php?threads/sm105ks-ownership-performance-maintenance-thread.138235/

    The ST....she got a Megan DP, Boomba BOV, Shortshifter, AJPTurbo Flex Fuel Tune. This little car is a riot. If you want a car that is somewhat comfy, and a blast to drive, seriously look at Focus ST.


    Next year for the SHO is the 802SHO (Andrew) splitter install. First performance mod on the list is the XDI- 35 Fuel Pump. Then turbos. I was thinking about nitrous but...maybe later. I also want to buy another pair of the Curva C7's for the rear for a staggered look. The rears on the car currently will then get a pair of drag radials mounted to them.

    Next year for the ST is honestly just coilovers and maybe a rear hydro brake set up. Because WWKBD?


    As of right now, my SHO has not had another failure. Everything seems to be happy. She is running strong. She is also getting mileage kept off her, because I have had the ST since February and have put 19K on it. As of right now, the SHO just clicked 75K. The bulk of that mileage was three CA trips that average right at 1000 miles per trip.

    The ST just clicked off 100k miles and she is rolling strong as well.


    Two things really stood out in my head as well. The whole LMS thing coupled with the rise of the SCT tuners. That along with Matt's hard work with being able to supply us with R&D and parts for our cars to really shine. Next year is going to be a big year for our platform. I bet we see at least 3 SHO's get into the tens, and the I bet we see a couple of 600/600 cars.

    Also fostering friendships along the way. I was cooler enough to help out Andrew with the splitter develop as well. So yeah...next year will be interesting.
     
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  4. Zpak

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    Cool thread, seems very sentimental.

    Wow now that I really think about it, what a year for my car it was. Let’s see, it started with the impending end of my 60K mile powertrain warranty. Which was a nail biter because I knew something was wrong with my transmission. Turned out it was a bad torque converter. Finally got bad enough that I was able to pin down exactly what to do to replicate the slipping for the Tech. Luckily, I got that changed for free. Also, I told them while their in there to change the PTU fluid. Not free, but only $100.

    So now that I was back in business and my warranty was smoked it was time to mod. I had planned to get at least a tune from day one but figured probably best to wait for the 60K mark just to be safe with Ford, and glad I did due to the trans issues.

    So, from bone stock in spring till now...
    Sp542 plugs
    3 bar MAP
    SCT BDX
    UPR catch can
    H&R springs
    Struts
    AD gen 2 torque mounts

    Not a bad start. I also have the EPP noisemaker eliminator on it’s way. And what I’m super excited about, PPE is currently welding me up a pair of catted downpipes which upon completion will be shipped to Jet-Hot for Ultra Extreme 2500 ceramic coating. I’m assuming I won’t see those till mid December so, merry Christmas to me!

    I planned to work on chrome delete but just ran out of painting season. I did get the TAURUS and SHO rear badges off and painted black but started to like the shaved look. I may put them back on in sort of a BPD fashion but... we’ll see.

    wishlist for 2020...
    Full EPP hot pipe kit and GH innercooler. Also I plan to get a little more aggressive track tune for the strip. I enjoyed myself a bit too much in my first trip to the track this year.

    I just want to thank you all for your advice, help, and knowledge I’ve gained this year. Also, F you all for making me want to spend all my money on car parts. ;)
     
  5. SM105K

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    Hahah good stuff Zpak. It is cool just to hear the stories of the different SHO owners and what they have done. Your car will be really fun with the DP's, IC, and a zippier tune. They change the car pretty drastically.
     
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  6. blk\blk90

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    What did you do to your car this year?

    I bought a 92 with a lot of good parts, picked up another 91+ that is slowly turning out to be possessed, fixed a bunch of loose ends on the first 91+, started disassembly of my 92 to part out, replaced the worn out motor mounts on the new 91.

    What are your plans for next year? Performance Mods, Exterior Mods, Interior Mods?

    Take the 13" brakes, quaife, clutchmasters clutch, konis/eibachs, and Shoshop intake off the 92; pull the 3.2(with stage 1 cams, BBB, EH intake 80mm MAF, xj2 w/lpm), tokicos/eibachs, y-pipe and 2.5" exhaust, and good body panels of my new 91+; take all that and make a very nice car out of my other 91+, and a mostly stock car with the other 91+. Probably part out the 92.


    Did you have an equipment failure? Motor, Trans, PTU, RDU, Turbo(s) ect. If so, what failed? What contributed to it? If you have a warranty, was it covered?

    Yup, blew up the tob/pp in the old 91, killed the LPM on the other 91 somehow. Warranty? What's that?


    What story on this forum caught your attention this year? LMS, TQ Mounts, Recalls, ect? What stood out?

    Anything posted by the gen1/2 experts caught my attention. Especially in my ongoing problem posts.
     
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  7. SM105K

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    Nice Blk/Blk90! I was hoping the Gen 1/2 community would post. Looks like you have a full plate.
     
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    What made you swap out the GH IC? Too much volume?
     
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    Who did?
     
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    ...Said no one ever.
     
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    This year I replaced my turbos and intercooler with an amazing company that decided to invest in this platform and develop better parts...GearHead. I also replaced all of the turbo's oil and coolant lines to start off fresh with new everything. EPP Hotpipes really completed the new turbos/IC. Upgraded to one step colder spark plugs Sp542 plugs I gapped at 27-28. Bought a new Alky Control methonal pump as mine was just 2 years old, nothing wrong with it but it's said to last around that much time so replaced. Added a Derale Trans cooler in addition to my PP trans cooler as first saw BPD1151 doing. Had to get a realignment after the subframe being dropped for the turbos/lines. Bought Anthony Dicunzolo trans mounts.
    Replaced the driverside rear lateral arm that I ended up having to notch the frame to remove the nut. Replaced my rear reinforcement bar. Had my exhaust tips powder coated satin black and welded back on. Had my 3rd cat removed and another 2.5" stainless x pipe put in its place. Replaced my front hood struts and front fender liners. Installed 1" hubcentric wheel spacers on all 4 corners. I vinyl wrapped all my window trim in Gloss Black Vinyl. Tinted over my 35% front windows with another layer of 35%. Changed my PTU and RDU fluid twice with Redline Lightweight Shockproof gear oil, 2 oil changes with Royal Purple 5w20 and 3rd oil change with Royal Purple HPS 5w30. Did 3 trans drain and fills. Bought a new oil dipstick. Took the car to get dynoed and it put down 463/569. Added Zex Nitrous, started with a 15 shot and went up to a 75 shot. Deleted my front grille mesh. Made a front splitter to compliment the front chin spoiler. Bought a Ford Emblem all black with Ford engraved from Billet Badges and had it painted Tuxedo Black. Also had my front chin spoiler repainted after it was damaged leaving the dyno but before I added the splitter. Lots of data logging with Brad and lots of fun at the track.

    Next year I want to buy the XDI35 HPFP, EPP intake, drag radials, new brakes, possibly make a NASCAR style rear spoiler, do something with my suspension, expand my dry shot nitrous kit to a wet kit and add jets pre turbos. Would like to make a rear seat delete and get lightweight front seats, lightweight battery. Just drive it more in general. (After winter ONLY)

    No failures. Sent out an oil sample do Blackstone Labs and it wasn't too shabby. Took samples of PTU and RDU and have yet to send them out to Blackstone, just been busy and forgot I had the samples. I had the passenger side front strut leaking just a hair so either going to replace stock struts or upgrade to coilovers.

    LMS blew up my favorite SHO and pissed me off and just about everyone else. But now that SHO is being rebuilt to be better than ever before.

    Got to hangout with Tim (ShoNoff) at the track. Got to know Easton a lot better and Jordan. Overall id say it was an awesome year
     
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    Yup. This was my 2019. All summed up. Ha!

    Short. Simple. Sweet.

    Here's to 2020!

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
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    I thought you pulled all that stuff out in the previous post. Reread looks like 3rd cat/res. replaced. Oops.
     
  14. SM105K

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    No the GH IC is staying for good. HPFP is next.
     
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    My 91' SHO hit 250,000 miles this year and still rolling as my daily driver. Mainly just maintenance issues to deal with this year, but she's still running strong with her original engine and transaxle!

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