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brucelinc last won the day on December 15 2018

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  1. brucelinc

    California smog requirements

    No, the strut tower brace has to be removed....unless something has changed on the 2020 models.
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    California smog requirements

    I highly recommend the phase 2 Roush kit...not the phase 1. Discuss it with them. People who have upgraded from phase 1 to phase 2 report MUCH improvement in drivability, cooling and performance. Both phases have the warranty. I have phase 2 and Roush is very good about providing tune updates for it to make it even better.
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    Goodbye Continental

    Seems to me that if one wants a vehicle to be taller, they are more of an SUV or CUV buyer. The MKS and Taurus were taller. I had an MKS and still have a Taurus. I prefer the lower seating position of the Continental.
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    Goodbye Continental

    I have said all along that the Conti was much too conservatively styled and that it lacked road presence. However, in my opinion, the last thing it needed was to be larger. The back seat has cavernous leg room and I can't imagine anyone wanting more leg or hip room in the front seats. I like plenty of leg room and we still can put a larger cooler on the floor behind the front seat so we have drinks when we travel. Great trunk space, too.
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    Goodbye Continental

    Certainly the best all-around vehicle for extended travel that I have ever driven....extremely comfortable, powerful and user friendly. Likely my last Lincoln unless things change in the next few years.
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    Going for boost

    I got the car back after a couple of days. Drivability is excellent. In normal driving, you would never know it was supercharged. On our cold highways, traction is a problem under heavier throttle, though.
  7. brucelinc

    2019 Mustang Ecoboost

    Is there a specific reason you would want an Ecoboost instead of a GT? As for daily driving, yes, new Mustangs are surprisingly comfortable, refined and friendly to drive. They are available with a number of safety, convenience and comfort options, as well.
  8. brucelinc

    Going for boost

    Surgery:
  9. brucelinc

    2020 Nascar season

    I have been a NASCAR fan for many years...and still am. However, these demolition derbies at Daytona and Talladega are a disgrace to the sport, IMHO. I will watch the Daytona 500 just because it is....the Daytona 500. However, I look forward to the real racing season to begin. From my perspective, the 1 1/2 mile tracks, the short tracks and road courses are far more entertaining than seeing 40 cars in one big pack and waiting for the inevitable crashes.
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    Going for boost

    Yes, stage 2. I changed my mind at least a dozen times over the past few months. I am not sure there is a BAD choice. It really depends on the end goals.
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    Going for boost

    For several months, I have been researching superchargers for my Mustang GT. I considered Whipple, Edelbrock and Roush. With either the Whipple or Edelbrock, I would need a custom tune from a tuning company to make the car run well and to have safe engine parameters. The Roush has a very good running and safe tune. Although the Roush uses an excellent and highly respected Eaton blower, they do have a design flaw. The intercooler is smaller and mounted under the blower instead of on top. That can lead to heat soak at the drag strip. The Roush would provide me with a year of powertrain warranty which the others would not have. Roush recently introduced their phase 2 kit for 2018+ models with 750 crank HP and 670 lbs/ft of torque. So far, customer feedback and dyno results look very good. It is still not the best design but they upgraded the heat exchanger and tuned the fans to run more. I like the affiliation with Ford, too, so I ordered the Roush kit. I am having a Senior Master Ford tech install it.
  12. Yes, the 2018+ manual transmission is a disappointment. The gearing hurts acceleration and flexibility compared to earlier models. Additionally, the shift forks in the 2018 models have proven to be a weak link and a TSB was issued for that. As far as I know, the shift fork issue was corrected in 2019+ but the gearing is wrong if maximum acceleration is the goal.
  13. Maybe some new colors and larger wheels would be a nice upgrade..... 😎
  14. One of the things many people like about the current Mustang is that it makes a surprisingly good daily driver. Visibility is excellent. There is a lot of trunk space. While the rear seat is basically just decoration, the front is roomy and the seats are comfortable. Ergonomics are quite good, too. The ride is pleasant. Road and wind noise is very muted. While a lower, swoopier design might be pleasing to the eye, there is danger of losing some of the usability....like the Camaro has done. I do agree with facelifts that keep it fresh and we expect a more major change in a few years but I think the current model has done a remarkable job of marrying sportiness, performance, handling, comfort and usability.
  15. I don't care if it is considered a sports car, muscle car or pony car. The 2018+ models drive great, handle great, perform great and also make very civilized daily drivers. To my eye, they are also the best looking Mustangs ever produced.
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