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Jeff

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About Jeff

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  • Birthday 11/30/1983

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  • Actual Name
    Jeff
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Paragould, Arkansas
  • Interests
    Anything automotive
  • Chapter
    Midwest

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    2018 Dodge Charger SXT
  • Engine
    3.6 Pentastar

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  1. Sounds like it's time to pass the torch to someone else.... I've cut back my car collection over the past few years....both my 54 Caddy and 55 Caddy hearse have found new homes. The sale of the 54 allowed me to pay off the mortgage on my home and purchase some things I had been saving for. I miss that car, but it was the right time to get out. Jeff
  2. I can never leave well enough alone with any of my cars. So, as such, I ordered rear Bilstein B6 shocks for my Charger and next week I'll order the set for the front. The rear already arrived and I'll be installing those in the morning. These are supposed to be a handling upgrade over stock, but for use with OEM springs. We shall see if my boat feels any different. Also, had the car in for its first official service at just over 3200 miles. I actually changed the factory fill about 3 weeks after I bought it. I let Glen Sain Ford service it using my supplied oil and filter(Valvoline Synpower 5w20 and Wix filter). Cost me $12 to let them do it and as a bonus it goes on the Carfax. That's really why I let them do it was for the Carfax record. Local Dodge dealer charges $49 for a semi synthetic oil change(not too sure what barrel they get their oil from). This one cost me $52 bucks all in with a good name brand synthetic oil so I'm not too upset. Also, I let a Ford garage do it because I have a really good relationship with them and they have top notch customer service. I dropped my car off on my way to work and when it was done they asked me if I wanted it delivered to my home or work. I declined and picked it up, but that says something about their commitment to customers. I may just keep paying them the $12. Saves my back and rolling around on the ground. Jeff
  3. My friend had an 06 Fusion with AC that acted up. Sometimes it worked good sometimes not. Turned out she had a bad evaporator core temp sensor. It finally played out and the AC stopped working all together. It was reading -41 degree temperatures even in 100 degree heat. I took her dash mostly out and replaced it. It has been great ever since. During that process I couldn't believe how dumb a design it was. They could have made this thing accessible through the glovebox, but no!! Jeff
  4. Some of you may not like this addition, but I decided to add the retro charger badging to my Charger. It's placed roughly the same area it would've been on the early 70s cars. I'm not 100% sure that I'm keeping it, but I do think it looks alright on there. What do y'all think? Don't mind my dirty car. I did clean the area where these were applied.
  5. I put a hellcat spoiler on my Charger yesterday. Bought on eBay, but had a local body shop paint it for me. Total cost was about $125 including the purchase of the spoiler. I was very nervous drilling my brand new car, but it turned out really nice. Also, added a nod to the original Chargers by installing a modern Pentastar emblem on the right fender. Chrysler Did this to every Mopar product in the late 60s to mid 70s so I figured I throw one on, plus it has the pentastar engine so it's applicable. Just gotta get tint and the SRT8 wheels on it now. Jeff
  6. Jeff

    Done with Ford

    Here's my take on Ford and the main factor I ended up in a FCA automobile. I had every intention of buying a new Ford of some type when I could no longer trust the longevity of my Fusion after it's malfunction and repair. Ford simply wasn't interested in selling me a car. FCA had been sending me approval letters for months to tempt me into their showroom. I had thought about a Charger before, but was really looking to get back into a Taurus. My local dealer had no interest in selling me a Taurus. They didn't even keep them up front....they were way in the back lot. Was told you don't want any of these....they aren't very well equipped. Wouldn't even give me the keys to one to decide for myself. My first FCA dealer visit went about the same as Ford, but they just wanted big $$ down and to buy my trade super cheap, but they at least tried somewhat. I drove 20 miles to a bigger city(nearly 100k in population) and bought my new 18 Charger. I was in and out in two hours(that includes the test drive). I did put a measely 250.00 down and they gave me a fair offer on my Fusion(still had some negative equity). I tried to give Ford my business and they weren't interested, AT ALL. I'm still Loving my new Charger. The heft of it reminds me of my 09 Sable and it rides like a land yacht which I also like and it has that look. Took it on a trip to Little Rock and got 30.7 mpg cruising 70-80mph. There is a market for cool big sedans and people like me want to buy them. The Taurus could be cool if Ford wanted to invest in it.
  7. Dave, is this a lease as well? I like it, but Ive never been sold on that strange bird beak looking front end. If I see you in October, presuming we have a meet and you come, then we will have to go for a ride. I promise to shake the dust out of my floormat afterward. Everybody is buying mainly fancy Lincoln's and here I go and buy a Dodge. Jeff
  8. The rack and pinion went bad on the trusty old Impala. I've got the car loaned out to my sister right now and little did I know my 17 year old nephew has been keeping the tires hot driving it. I'm not too thrilled about that being it was my late mother's car and teens are usually rather irresponsible, but anyways last week he called and told me it was driving funny. Well, after 14 years and 170k miles it lost power assist on left hand turning maneuvers and also seemed to bind up some as well. So, that was replaced today with a trusty cardone reman unit and tomorrow it'll get a front end alignment done. I guess it'll go back to her house and probably spend the next month or so there. I haven't seen the car in a month so I'm going to inspect it before it goes back out there. If they are abusing it then I'm just going to bring it back home and he can walk as far as I'm concerned. Jeff
  9. Speaking of power....my little 1.5 ecoboost Fusion couldn't hold a candle to the Pentastar V6 in my Charger. I know it isn't a V8, but that Pentastar puts out V8 power(maybe not hemi power), but well above Fords 4.6 V8 found in all the panther cars and the F150. This car is what I missed about my Sable(that na 3.5 was no slouch either). So far, it says I'm averaging 20 mpg which is only 2 mpg less than the Fusion in city driving. It rolled over 500 miles yesterday. Wish I could've afforded the V8 Charger(only for the smile factor when my foot gets heavy), but in no way regret the car I chose and I do not miss the Fusion at all. Jeff
  10. First mod done to the charger today. On Friday, I ordered a taillight lightwrap by LuxeAutoConcepts. It came in the mail today and I applied it after work. I didn't go dark so I chose light smoke. It went on super easy and I was done in less than 10 minutes. I'll update with pictures tomorrow. Just enough tint to make the taillamps look good and doesn't affect brake lamp output hardly any since they are LED. Taillamps are unaffected. Still need to tint the windows. Jeff
  11. I changed out the factory fill oil in the Charger today. It had a week and 320 miles on it. When drained, it had the fine metallic debris you expect from a brand new engine during break in and I didn't want the circulate all of that for 3-6 months. I went back with a Mopar oil filter MO-349 and 5w20 Quaker State Advanced Durability conventional oil. It is one of only a few that had the proper Chrysler spec printed on the packaging and I want to adhere to the guidelines set by Dodge. I'll likely run this for 1500-2000 miles and then change it again. I change my oil often so I may stick with conventional on this car. Even though I work for a parts house, I purchased everything at Walmart because it saved me over $10.00 on the exact products I bought. Ten bucks is ten bucks. Jeff
  12. I don't think a v6 charger is going to win any races, but compared to my 1.5 ecoboost it will move. I had to really wind that 4 cylinder up to get it going. This car does it almost effortlessly. Driving it reminds me of my 09 Sable, only better. Also, yes we're all buying new cars....I thought that was weird as well. Jeff
  13. Well, after my ordeal with Ford on my Fusion and the fact that it was nearly out of factory warranty....after weeks of going back and forth over it in my head and still having the gut feeling to get out, I traded it in tonight and bought a brand that I've never had the pleasure to own before. I put a brand new octane red 2018 Dodge Charger in my driveway. With the incentives on the charger and the Chrysler Capital rates for first time Mopar buyers I couldn't pass it up. It's the V6 SXT model with some options less sunroof and leather. Has touchscreen radio, backup camera, parking aid sensors and all the standard stuff...that's about it. It has most everything I actually used on my fusion and none of the things I didn't. So far, really liking the room and ride of this barge. I know I don't own any Fords now so hopefully y'all won't kick me out and hopefully I'm still invited to meets and what not. Jeff
  14. Who all are going to Carlisle Ford Nationals this year?  Since we aren't having a meet this spring I'm thinking about going this year.  

    1. Kodachrome Wolf

      Kodachrome Wolf

      I'm taking the year off from Carlisle. May do more regional stuff or just hold out until the Fall.

    2. REDTRUCKCHASER

      REDTRUCKCHASER

      I'll probably go down on Saturday. 

    3. ShelbyRacer78

      ShelbyRacer78

      I plan on going, 4th year out there.

  15. PDR turned out great! Only one dent couldn't be totally removed, but he was able to make it 90-95% better. Also, last year I put Monroe OE Spectrum shocks on (because that was all that was available aftermarket). I know I could've put motorcraft on, but I didn't. Well, finally Bilstein released shocks for the 2g fusion that are available in the United States. So, I swapped those mediocre shocks for some very nice Bilsteins. The Monroe made noise from day one. So far the Bilsteins are good and quiet. Jeff
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