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About Thub

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  • Birthday 06/28/92

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    02 Taurus / 97 SHO
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    Vulcan V6 / Yamaha V8

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    Green Bay, WI
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    Fishing, ATVing, aquariums, sporting clays
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  1. I finally got around to ordering a soft roll up toneau cover for the truck. I should be done working nights pretty soon and have more time on hand to pop the plastic bed liner out and get the bed and front door sills sprayed with Line-x and then install the cover.
  2. I took actions to make the truck look better and make it way more comfortable to drive on a hot summer day when the sun is shining. Those massive windows really let the sun in and cook that black leather interior. With the factory match front windows and the windshield visor its so much nicer. The 5% visor is amazing on that huge windshield, no need for the sun visors anymore. I was driving straight west this evening into the sun and no need for the sun visors or sun glasses.
  3. Champion spark plugs at that, I won't even use those in a lawn mower engine, junk.
  4. See you say 17-18mpg isn't bad but I think that is horrible for that car, considering I am getting 15mpg in a 6000lb truck and I'm not afraid to let the ecoboost loose once and a while. I think its mainly because the ecoboost is so powerful that for normal driving it isn't even breaking a sweat, its basically just idling even up to 60mph.
  5. I removed the tie downs in the bed of the F150 to pull the bedliner out. They are held in by T27 torx screws, had to use an electric impact just to get them to move and then of course one of them snaps off so I'm stuck with half of the screws threads left in the bed. I mean come on Ford, I get that those tie downs have to be able to really hold a lot of weight and pressure but geez, use a bigger bolt or screw then, not some little stupid T27 torx. Its also amazing the amount of garbage that ends up under a drop in bedliner.
  6. Hitting a turkey sucks, they make a big mess. We have them like crazy around NE Wisconsin. Apparently to the point where people in Appleton Wisconsin thought they had to call the police because groups of turkeys were walking though their neighborhood. I honestly think they should be considered small game here in Wisconsin instead of having their own seasons. At least your car isn't brand new, last fall a guy I work with bought a new Silverado and the next week he hit a deer and smashed the front end in.
  7. 4 beers is better than 2.
  8. Some pictures I have taken from the past few weeks. Me pulling into the driveway and realizing how big the F150 is compared to the SHO or any normal car, or maybe its just that a normal 2.5 car garage is not designed to handle a full sized pickup. Antenna hits the bottom of the garage door when pulling in or backing out. We took a vacation to Colorado last week, had a Expedition for our rental, very impressed with the fuel economy of the EB in this SUV, cruising at 80mph it was pulling 20mpg with ease and at 8000 feet to boot. Overall a very impressive vehicle, gobs of power, smooth as hell driving down the road, and the SWB variant we had is super easy to manage in tight spaces. You didn't have to baby this thing near as much to get the good fuel numbers like you have to with the F150. This vehicle is on the top of my list if and when I am ever in the market for a family hauler. I'm just shy of 6' tall, and look at the third row leg room, my thighs are flat on the seat cushion. 85 Octane gas at 10,000 feet. I opted for the more expensive 87 for the Ecoboost.
  9. How many guys does it take to inspect a car, that has gotta be one of the most inefficient shops I have ever seen. Pretty good material though.
  10. I got the SHO unwrapped this weekend. Fired right up no effort with that V8 roar. Took it for a quick spin to get it warmed up, everything seemed to be good. That bright red sure looks good sitting next to the dark metallic blue F150. The SHO V8 is like the exact opposite of the Ecoboost so it was a interesting driving experience. Although both vehicles have the same issue...its hard to keep your foot out of them. Not looking at any numbers or figures it sure feels like that 6000lb truck could out run the 3300lb SHO with ease, the Ecoboost never feels like it runs out of power it just keeps pulling. Its gotta be around 7 seconds 0-60, and I know the SHO isn't that fast.
  11. Not saying this is your problem but one of my friends had family that had a Ford 500 that had a similar issue. The whole firewall was just bad and leaked water in everywhere. Probably some seam opened up somewhere on your firewall and is letting water slip in.
  12. I took the hard tonneau cover off the truck so I can actually haul stuff around which I actually did immediately following that. The cover retailed for over $800 new so I am hoping to get a few hundred from it at some point. Most likely should cover the cost of a new soft roll up cover. I will probably ditch the drop in plastic bed liner at some point too, get it sprayed with LineX instead.
  13. Well the big revel, the new vehicle. I didn't hold back on this one. 2013 F150 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4, 3.5L EB. 38,000 miles. Lariat plus package Chrome Package "Eyeball" HIDs Max trailer tow with 3.55 electronic locking rear axle 36 gallon gas tank Sony premium sound, navigation, etc. About as loaded as a Lariat can get. In Blue Jeans Metallic with Pale Adobe two tone and a black interior. The truck is in amazing shape, only 1 blemish on the tailgate. Interior is in perfect condition, already has front and rear weather tech mats. Previous owner converted everything over to LED, the tail lights are ok but I think they are going to go and I'll switch back to the incandescent bulbs. I really like the billet grill insert and will keep that in place. The hard tonneau cover is going to go though, its useless to me. It rides like a truck but honestly its like driving a luxury vehicle, its super quiet and smooth, and the ecoboost just pulls like a freight train. Its a lot of truck but I plan on keeping it a long time and it will be the right choice. The truck can haul just about anything, and with that massive interior it will make a good family vehicle in the future. I figured I better buy what I want now before I do have other commitments and can't afford it. Everyone else with other cars hangs around here so I won't wander too far away, this is a good tight knit forum and I will continue to share, plus I still have the SHO machine.
  14. I sold the Subaru earlier this evening. For more than I paid for it so I did pretty good. Big update to follow at the end of the week...stay tuned. Hints in signature.
  15. It's not your fault Nick, it was just older hardware, 21 years of use is bound to have some effect.