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#1 DaveE

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 09:45 AM

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#2 DaveE

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 10:07 AM

First Mods: Tint/Steeda Antenna/AFE Dry Pro

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 10:10 AM

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 10:12 AM

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 10:14 AM

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 10:15 AM

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 11:17 AM

Dave, do you think it has the potential of matching a Livernois tuned SHO in the quarter?  They have had tons of experience with the 3.5 and much less with the 2.7.  Do you think there is more to be had?



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Posted 17 December 2016 - 11:46 AM

No doubt.  13.00 is a good time for a tune only SHO.  I'm .2 behind that now and there is more finite tuning to come.  I'm thinking 13.00 or better with a tune and mid 12's with down pipes.  Should be close or match the '12 SHO I had.  If I can match or get close to the old SHO, I'll be very happy! 


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:49 PM

Steeda Strut Tower Brace and Hood Struts

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:04 PM

Dave, did you have to drill any holes to install the strut tower brace?


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:58 PM

No.  It went in very easy.  Take out two strut tower bolts on each side, put the brace in place, catch all four bolts, center brace and then snug them down.  I did the hood struts at the same time so I put the brackets in place first.  Under the brace flanges. 


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 10:28 AM

Some little things.......

 

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 11:32 PM

Nice silver bullet...did you notice much throttle responce with that drop in AFE? I drove the edge sport with the same motor and it didn't feel as quick as the explorer sport even though on paper it says it is.

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 11:45 PM

Yes.  The engine immediately felt like it was breathing easier.  Sounds great too!  Very glad I invested in it.  I got to say that the 3.5 is really a force to be reckoned with. But between weight and power I would think the Edge and Explorer would be pretty close.  The SHO and the Fusion Sport are really close.  I pulled a 13.001 with my SHO on the LME 93 Perf 4+ and a 13.261 with the LME 93 Perf v.3 (I also weighed 100 lbs. more so that's a tenth LOL) Depending on what you read, the are the same stock.  


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:39 PM

Looking good Dave!!

Excited to see how your Sport grows!

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:26 PM

Thanks! Lately, I have been thinking, all I really want to do anymore is a dyno tune. Hopefully, this Winter to be the fastest tune only, 93 Octane Fusion. Then, tires and maybe wheels. If I can find any wheels I like better than the stock ones.
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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:25 AM

Dave, question for you:  With the stock tune and at wide-open-throttle did your car feel like it just falls on its face at the 1-2 shift?  My Continental has very strong engine power but the 1-2 shift is horrible at WOT.  It shifts great at part throttle and not too bad even with fairly heavy throttle but at WOT,  It feels like it hits the rev limiter prior to the shift.  The engine bogs, the shift occurs and then it surges forward again.

 

I really hope Livernois can address that but I was wondering how your Sport behaved when it was stock.    Also, did your transmission shift quickness improve as you accumulated more miles?



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:32 PM

I tuned so early, I can't really remember. I know that on early tunes the shifts were quite firm. The tune I run now basically shifts with the same firmness as stock. Except at WOT when it firms up. Of course the tune also provides very noticeable performance gains.
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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:38 PM

I tuned so early, I can't really remember. I know that on early tunes the shifts were quite firm. The tune I run now basically shifts with the same firmness as stock. Except at WOT when it firms up. Of course the tune also provides very noticeable performance gains.


We really need a Dyno sheet from you DaveE

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:48 PM

Yeah.  Right now, I am waiting for LME to say when to come out.  I already talked to the boss and I can go anytime. Just need to get fit in.  I'm hoping that my time on the dyno will yield a new tune for all the Sport guys to get.  12's with just a tune is probable!


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