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ShelbyRacer78

Shelbyracer78's 2002 Mercury Sable Ls Premium (Allison)

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I like those rounders

They really make the car look a lot better. Now you better burn off whats left of the old tires with multiple neutral drops

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Volvo wheels on a sable 

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On 7/14/2016 at 4:22 PM, Brian_05_SEL said:

When I disc-swapped the 2005, I bought every needed component brand-new except for the spindles and backing plate/dust covers, and the half dozen metric bolts that hold them on each rear knuckle. That method totaled up to about $1000 in parts, and then Kevin and I self-installed everything. 

$1000 for rear disc, lol. I've been slowly getting components for the rear disc swap. I have one order left to make and I can officially get everything onto the car. 

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It happened!! Rear disc installed!! 

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Also did the front brakes. Raybestos advance tech rotors on all 4 corners with Hawk HPS pads on front and rear!

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Best moment ever right there^

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That would have been the last mod I did to my Sable.  U can really tell the difference!  Oh well, it's gone now.  It was a good car!

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ayyyy, welcome to the correct century!

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Plugged the A/C compressor back in and gave it a charge. Its like nothing ever happened. Compressor isn't knocking and there's no horrible sounds coming from it. PLUS I can't see or find any signs of leaks or loss of refrigerant.... God I hate this f*cking car...

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took the sable over to Long Island and had a friend detail what's left of the black paint... 

Before. 

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After

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Pretty happy with the results. Up close the paint shows its cracking sadly. But from 5 feet away it looks really good!

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Welp, last week and last weekend I filled that 6x9 hole in the rear deck of the sable. I tried wiring in JBL rcu with an aftermarket amp and subwoofer but that didn't work. Went with a line-out converter on the mach rcu to make me happy. Rockville 6x9 subwoofer and a Rockford Fosgate amp with a 4awg KnuKoncepts amp wiring kit. 

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replaced that spacer with a smaller one so it'll fit under the parcel shelf 

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I'm sure the wiring could look better but I'm still looking for the proper trunk liner with the home for the CD changer...

Overall I'm happy with results filled that missing part of the audio experience I was looking for. 

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forgot to post in here that i got the power passenger seat 

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Also got a proper subwoofer and box. 10in kenwood with a carpeted and sealed box 

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Couple years ago the thermostat piping failed on me when the port for the return line broke off. I replaced it back then with the Dorman part..... 40/10 DO NOT RECOMMEND. (you'll see soon enough) I finally got my hands on the proper motorcraft unit which included a new thermostat housing. Also had a chance today to replace said unit. Here's the pics from the job.

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Wonderful new Motorcraft unit. 

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POS dorman removed

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Motorcraft installed 

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went and got some worm gear hose clamps to replace the grenade spring clamps. 

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This is why you shouldn't cheap out on part. I really tried to take the dorman out in one piece.... That didn't happen... All the plastic turned brittle, the hoses were able to be torn apart by hand and the return line snapped off as soon as I touched it. 

And of course, you all know i keep the car looking good... 
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63jONah.jpg Might, could have a super rare mod coming in the mail soon for the car....

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