Looking for opinion on 16 SHO at Dealer MODDED a ton

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - General Discusson' started by beeej55, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. beeej55

    beeej55 New Member

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    Found this at a dealer. Went to look at it and found a ton of stuff. Looking for opinions if I should buy it for $22,400 with 31k miles (Listed on Cargurus if you're interested). Note: its lowered, has very good tires and has a full exhaust. Dealer has no clue what mods the car has done (a bunch). I did find the Driver seat is not reclining correctly (only one side leans the other is stuck) and The rear heated seats don't work either. They were willing to fix that. So please let me know your Thoughts?
    P.S. no idea on tune and I would've started down this path of mods over the years if it was stock. I'm worried about it falling apart.
    Thanks for reading! (Maybe this is one of y'all's old cars? lol)
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    Hmmmmm interesting


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    At least 1500$ in just the hpfp and tune. Epp coated dual intake aint cheap either.

    Id buy it, has most of the aftermarket parts with it for a good price. Just gotta see if there is a tuning device with it and maybe the stock hpfp and map sensor if its a 3bar. So it can be made stock again for Ford diagnostics.
     
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    I see like $3k worth of mods visible under the hood. EPP hot pipes and dual intake, MSD coils, XDI HPFP...
     
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    It kinda looks like @StealBlueSho, I think he was in the market to sell it for a Mustang GT350.

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  6. Zpak

    Zpak Es Aich Oh!

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    My first thought too, but he had Gearhead overlays on the wheels and ford badges. I also didn’t see the fuel it ethanol reader.
     
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    Or you can buy my baby (2014 SHO PP) for $20,000 with only 52,000 miles and I'm the original owner - been pampered more than a housewife in Beverly Hills! I have the full AD listed in SHO Trader on this forum - not sure if the Admin has approved the AD or not...

    EDIT: Looks like it's still waiting for Admin approval. Here's the Description:

    Loaded 2014 Ford Taurus SHO-Performance Package, very low miles, always garaged & showroom condition!
    Original owner - I bought the car new in November, 2013.
    52,000 miles, AWD, Auto Trans, Leather heated/cooled/massaging Seats, Rear Heated Seats, Heated Alcantara Steering Wheel, Sirius Satellite/CD Radio, Bluetooth, Dual Climate, Backup Camera, Remote Start, Rear Window Auto Sun Shade, 2 Key Fobs and more!...
    1 year left on extended full bumper-to-bumper warranty (the highest / best warranty from Ford) when I bought car off lease.
    Lifetime Rust Warranty: add-on warranty bought with car and stays with car.
    Never been in an accident.
    All receipts, paperwork, window-sticker, etc.
    All recalls completed: last one was rear toe links.
    Very aggressive maintenance completed, oil changes about every 3,000 miles.
    New tires at 40,000 miles - Continental Control Contact Sport.
    Professional fuel injector clean at 40,000.
    Brand new PTU installed under warranty at 28,000 and transmission serviced at same time.
    Full paint correction and ceramic coating, 2019.
    Full front end clear bra.
    WeatherTech Floor Liners front & rear - factory carpet floor mats never used and still in clear bag!
    Interior Cabin Filter replaced every year.
    Drive Bright LED DRLs with amber turn signals.
    Upgraded the factory 4300k HID bulbs to Philips X-treme Vision 5000k HID bulbs, very clean white light.
    Cree LED puddle, license plate, reverse lights and interior lights.
    20% window tint - not that dark.
    Gearhead Auto Octane Tune installed around 37,000 miles. This car has NEVER seen a track or drag-strip. This tune is just for a little more pep. Makes 350 Wheel HP and 400 Wheel Torque (440 HP & 500 Torque at crank).
    Windstorm Cold Air Induction.
    New spark plugs.
    H&R Sport Springs - the car sits perfect with these and since this car has the Performance Package with stronger suspension, the ride is NOT harsh at all, just like factory.
    Custom Magnaflow Cat-Back exhaust - installed bigger resonator to make quieter, but more aggressive than stock.
    This car has been pampered and babied since I picked it up new off the lot - will not find another one like it!
    Serious offers only!
    $20,000

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  8. StealBlueSho

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    That’s my old SHO.. pm me for questions. It has every bolt on available with upgraded Gearhead turbos running a highly custom Auto Octane tune..

    I got a message that it was serviced at Ford dealer in NJ.

    Do not run anything less than 93 octane for ideal performance...

    I still have the tuning device with the E30 tune that puts it into the mid to high 11’s depending on day...

    Current Modifications are:

    Gearhead Custom Tunes, Gearhead Gen3 Turbos, Gearhead Intercooler, Gearhead 170 Tstat, EPP Dual Feed Intake, EPP Hot Pipes, EPP Ceramic Coated Catted Downpipes, Corsa Exhaust, XDI-35 Fuel Pump, Fuel-It Bluetooth Ethanol Analyzer, HR Lowering Springs, Whiteline Upgraded Rear Sway Bar, AD Lower Trans Mounts, 3Bar MAP, SP-542 Plugs, Custom SHO Puddle Lights, SHO battery tie down..

    Also has been upgraded to Apple Car Play and manually updated to latest supported Microsoft Sync.

    Depending on miles right before I offloaded it I had just done a full 3 x drain and fill of the transmission, brand new gapped at .028 sp-542 plugs, and has 2K miles on the oil change.

    Car will pass emissions just fine, the auto octane tune will run low 12's on just 93 at full weight.

    I know that car inside and out like the back of my hand..

    The transmission has a small leak at the rear where the halves meet.. very typical, dealer told me it wasn't worth fixing YET. If daily driven you probably would never notice the leak.

    Here is the build thread for it.. has lots of good information..

    SBS 2016 Taurus SHO Build Thread - LOCKED (ecoboostperformanceforum.com)

    Here is the last video I made of the baseline dyno..

    2016 SHO Dyno and 11 Second 1/4 Run - YouTube

    That was on a baseline E30 tune from Gearhead. It was afterward turned up a bit more, never had it dyno after but it should be better than 500/500 at the wheels.

    Ummmm what else...

    It won first place at Ford Nationals last year in its group which was fun..

    The first to second shift has always been odd since the day I bought it.. meaning.. it tends to be a bit harsher than the other shifts, hasn't been a problem though..

    Lots of data.. look around the forums.. PM me if you want to talk..

    I ALSO WOULDN"T REMOVE THE HPFP!!!! The original bolts supplied snapped and stripped the pedestal a bit on the right side bolt. I used a longer bolt than stock and rebuilt the threads, it has held fine through lots of track time and data logging and driving.. should be fine. I just wouldn't go about messing with it too much ;-)

    EDIT: Just read the two isses about the seat not reclining and the rear seat heaters.. Those were not issues when I got rid of it.
     
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  9. OmaHahn

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    I can't message you - so PM me if you don't mind - curious what you got on your trade-in? Or did you private sell?
     
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    I thought it might be overpriced but if it's got the GH turbos in there too I'd jump on it.
     
  11. StealBlueSho

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    Its fully built with the exception of the motor lol...
     
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    Definitely worth the money. I know the car and the owner very well.
     
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    And the next logical question I get all the time is... WHY DID YOU GET RID OF IT!!!!!??????

    I wanted to do something different, I was bored.. its not worth dropping a motor into because the drive train wont handle it.. I had been looking at picking up something different for a long time but hadn't decided on what I wanted. I had tried to private party the vehicle several times but got a lot of tire kickers...

    Racing cars and building street cars was something I had been doing since I was 15 and decided to change things up now that I have kids who are old enough to tell me they don't like going to the track and mean it.. (not sure where I fucked up there..) but they love camping and offroading..

    I so I picked up a brand new 2021 JLU Rubicon (yes.. I know.. at that price I could have gotten at GT350..) that I am currently building as an overland vehicle.. slowly gathering the parts and pieces for that build too.. Never played with a Jeep other than my wife has been in a jeep since we started dating when we were 18. And she won't let me build hers out lol!

    Anyway.. thats a great SHO, has some minor quirks... you will get lots of enjoyment out of it!
     
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    Now I’m depressed, mostly because you didn’t wait for a Bronco. HA! But for real, sad to see you let her go. You built a killer SHO and contributed a lot to the community. Best of luck in the future.
     
  15. StealBlueSho

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    To be honest there are several reasons why the Bronco wasn’t on the table..

    1: I’m not interested in a first run vehicle.

    2: They are sold out already on preorders which means any dealer stock is going to be marked up.

    3: I know what it takes to keep an EB motor running but well. And they are a maintenance hog.

    4: Ford lately has been having lots of recalls and issues.. figured I would wait awhile and see how the Bronco does. The Rubicon’s hold their resale value well, I can sell it for what I paid for it at this point.
     
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    Once you've modded the shit out of a car and ran it for a while, that's the time to let it go. Then you can start on something new!
     
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    He has to have about 10k in that build.. Labor, dyno time and everything else.. It adds up fast.. Good buy
    if some one wants a race sho in a rare color..
     
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    I figured you had sold yours since you had been quiet for a while. The source of most of my SHO aspirations. Almost a perfect template of what is the most sensible build.

    The best thing about a jeep, there's always a sucker that will buy it for way too much when you sell it. Lol

    I've researched a lot of practical and tactical vehicles and mods which crosses over into overlanding.

    Overlanding is awesome but I would choose a reliable vehicle for that purpose..... Yikes. But the good news is most jeep guys carry tons of extra parts and tools. They also will work on each other's jeeps for most of their trips so they are dedicated. I guess it's a jeep thing and I don't understand.
     
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    Yup... I have all the receipts... it’s about $10K.. maybe a bit more.

    Every part is the best available. There were no cheap parts in that build. I went best of breed at the time. For reliability reasons.

    That SHO is built to last.. even the tunes worked with Matt are designed for bracket like stability at the track.

    It was never sent down the track with the intent of a one and done record.
     
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  20. StealBlueSho

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    I appreciate the compliment!

    The Jeep world is... interesting for sure.... but you run into the same stuff.. people try to build on the cheap and get pissed when stuff breaks.. that is a common problem across building vehicles..

    Between my wife’s 2021 JLU 80th and my 2021 JLU Rubicon... we should be good to go when WW3 breaks out LOL..

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