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  1. breeves002

    Done with Ford

    I like my mustang. . . I also like my Electric Focus... I like all the SUVs and trucks. My mom loves her C-Max. I like the new Focus Active too. I'll probably buy another mustang in the future. Looking into selling the electric car and buying a 2017 fusion energi platinum. I like them a lot and they're so inexpensive used... If you are in the market for a midsize sedan Ford isn't for you anymore I guess. We'll see what the future holds.
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    Adam's Polishes Review

    So of course most of you know me. I'm Sam! Anyways, when Adam's first became a vendor on this forum I was lucky enough to get a free bottle of Adam's Detail spray. The stuff smells like candy and really puts the shine on the outside of a car. It even is nice for cleaning the inside..... Really just a good top coat that makes everything shine really nicely. Doesn't seem to attract dust either. Anyways about a week ago I finally placed an order for some more stuff. After talking to another TCCA member who has purchased their products after receiving the free bottle I ordered a bunch of different things. I ordered: -1 Gallon of Adam's Detail Spray -Bottle of Adam's Total Interior Detailer -Bottle of Adam's Waterless Wash -Bottle of Adam's Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner -Bottle of Adam's Super VRT Tire and Trim Dressing On to the products: Total Interior Detailer - Perfect for mostly clean interiors that just need a quick final cleaning. Make sure large amounts of dirt and crap are gone. Good for removing dust, fingerprints, and other small stuff. The best thing it does is make surfaces look new. It works REALLY well on a black interior. On my 2008 with the light grey/beige interior you didn't really notice much of a difference - it just removed the dust and any grease. However on a black or dark interior it really gives it a nice matte finish that looks brand new. It did however make my woodgrain look brand new and so far it isn't collecting any dust which is rare. Usually when I clean it dust sticks like crazy to it within hours! It made the 2012 KIA Soul my girlfriend drives interior panels look brand new (black interior). It's not greasy, and leaves everything feeling NEW. So not grease, matte, not shiny finish, and it smells soapy - but not a bad smell. Doesn't reek in your car or anything. I haven't found anything else that does the same thing yet.a Waterless Wash: This stuff is fantastic and I've only used it once. Shake well before you spray. It seems to separate some in the bottle. So before scrolling down and looking the picture let me preface this. My car was last washed on 9/05 - the day I used waterless wash on the car for the first time. I really should have taken before pictures. The car was decently dirty. Water spots from the drizzle from today, covered in dust, some light dirt on one side, and bird poop in 3 spots. I started by spraying the bird poop. I literally watched it dissolve as I sprayed. Took one wipe to remove some of it completely. One piece was more stubborn and required a few wipes. I then went one body panel at a time. Started with the hood, moved to fenders, doors, and the trunk. You spray the panel, then wipe lightly in straight swipes to remove dust and prevent micro swirls, then you flip the towel and buff to remove anything else. Boy was I happy with the results. 1/4 bottle later and the car looks freshly detailed! Keep in mind you should only use this with a car that has a decent wax on it. If you have never waxed your car or haven't done it in a LONG time then wax it first! This product prolongs the life of the wax. I plan on using it every 5 days or so and washing the car when it truly needs it! Great product, costs less than washing weekly, and makes things SHINE! I didn't even use the detail spray on top of it! Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner: Well I will report back when I get to try this to clean my horribly dirty carpet and drivers floor mat. We'll see how well it works for me! SVRT: I have not used this on my car yet but I used it on the black trim to the '04 Acura TSX. Here is a comparison to the treated and non-treated surfaces. It takes VERY little to do it. You need to use a foam applicator for the best result that uses the least amount of product. I have yet to see how long it lasts though. That will be the key. Adam's products have a 110% Money back guarantee. Meaning if you don't like the product you send it back and receive 110% what you paid back. They will also buy you the product you used to use that you liked better. Adam's products are EXPENSIVE compared to some other manufactures and products. Partially because everything is made in the USA. Nothing made in China. I personally think some other, less expensive products can be used in place of Adam's products and I will do so. I have yet to try even close to all of Adam's products, and hope to try more in the future and will report back on how they are! As a college student I don't have a ton of expendable income. I choose to spend my detailing budget on Adam's Polishes because many of them are truly the best product for the job and no other company even comes close to doing what they can. Are there any products anyone would like me to buy and try out? I'm willing to try new things on my next order!
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    The Official Dang Near Anything Thread

    Except Kevin, sometimes the beer you don't pay for is just god awful.
  4. Its mark. His image doesn't mean anything. He is the ***** destroyer. But #racesable does have one great sounding exhaust.
  5. #RaceSable got a new sticker!
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    The Official Dang Near Anything Thread

    My dad did that once with his Toyota Minivan. Too funny.
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    Carlisle 2015 - And So The Planning Begins...

    Im getting so pumped!!
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    Carlisle 2015 - And So The Planning Begins...

    Haha no way. They are really rare in that color.
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    Carlisle 2015 - And So The Planning Begins...

    I'll be there In the Focus ST Ugly stickers and mudflaps but it ain't my car. Dyno's at 240HP 305LB-FT torque. Thing is quick. First gear is useless... Taboo here but if you want a TCCA shirt, I'll have them, PM me.
  10. Don't buy a gen 5. Great motor. Great transmission. Great highway fuel economy and super roomy. The rest of it sucks.

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    2. TaurusKev


      Built Ford Tough! And by that, it means tough to work on and tough to maintain! :P

    3. breeves002


      Actually my car really isn't that bad to work on. I find most jobs aren't that bad if you know what you are doing.

    4. Jeff


      At least the parts are cheap (relatively) compared to other cars....

  11. Make sure to have clear tubing going into the fresh fluid bucket to be sure it's actually pulling fluid in. My trans hoses are in a weird spot and there wasn't enough vacuum to pull in new fluid. I ended up just dumping fluid in the filler through a funnel as it emptied. My dipstick filler is in the front and vertical which makes it way easier then the gen 4's position. I did get 11 QT's changed and it didn't take long at all. Old fluid wasn't that bad just a reddish brown color and didn't smell that bad. New fluid does look better though!
  12. METAL DEATH BOX! Good luck. Seriously. Good luck. Roll over - dead. Full front - dead. Side - probably dead. Small overlap or normal overlap - definitely dead as a doornail.
  13. Going to do a trans fluid change today. Just going to pull both cooler lines off and put one into an empty drain pan and one into a bucket full of new ATF. Let the pump do all the work! Easy.
  14. Need to replace all of that on my sisters 1997. Once its mine I'll slowly fix it up to its former glory. Needs a lot of interior love too. The body is rusty (but not awful), and it has a huge oil leak I haven't gotten around to fixing yet. Luckily its not an awful fix. Someone stole my floor jack though so I have to buy a new one and thats annoying. I can't remember if I posted about this last week but I got they 1997 to run again. Pulled the ignition switch and steering column. I then drilled out the rod where it connects to the key cylinder and jammed it into the run position. So you start the car with the ignition switch and then the steering wheel and shifter are always unlocked. Easy to steal because you literally just have to start the car with the switch but its a piece of crap so no one wants it.
  15. Why would you get a N/A one?
  16. breeves002

    Happy Birthday Sweet 16!

    Get rid of the appearance cover and put hood struts on ford!
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    The Official Dang Near Anything Thread

    I literally did this lAst night!! I want to gut and extended length one, separate the driver and passenger compartments, and turn it into a limo lol. Could be really awesome.
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    The Official Dang Near Anything Thread

    Cruise control is so cheap to add these days it comes standard on almost everything. Seriously. Costs a few bucks for the buttons and wiring, thats it. Its all computer programming.
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    The Official Dang Near Anything Thread

    I had one of my rear springs break in the 08. Other one is fine. One front one is missing some coating and the other one looks fine... Not worried about it puncturing the tire. Theres a huge catcher on it. My 2000 had all original springs at 125k when I changed the front two with quick struts. Rear springs were OEM when I sold it at 145k. P.S. It'sthatcar - they use a beet juice brine mixture. SO its salt water. Not nearly as bad as regular salt but you still get a tad of it.
  20. I ended up getting it towed home. I'm going to have to drill out the lock cylinder or replace the steering column or both...
  21. Been trying... To no avail. Will keep trying tomorrow. May have to break the cylinder out and replace it.
  22. The 1997 Grand Marquis won't let the key turn I think the key is just so worn down. I'm hoping I can get it to turn so I don't have to spend a ton of money to have a new key cut or replace the entire steering column.... Either way cross your fingers I can just find the key code!
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    The Official Dang Near Anything Thread

    They are if you do special modifications Plenty of people have done it for more power. Seen a flex with 550hp to the wheels running on E85.
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    The Official Dang Near Anything Thread

    I really like that cluster. Minimalistic but beautiful.
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    The Official Dang Near Anything Thread

    I personally think the K&N panel filters are stupid. I remember someone doing testing finding that new paper filters have better flow then the K&N's do. You just have to replace them on the correct intervals. I replaced the filter when I bought the car and just recently replaced it again. So I've spent about $22 on filters in 2 years. Will take 5 changes to equal the cost of a K&N. I probably will be getting rid of this car about then. Fram's cheapest stuff stinks. Their low end oil filters you should avoid. Their higher end ones are fine - you get what you pay for. I just use motorcraft oil filters though...