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redwake 07-26-2012 01:29 AM

Redwake's ZTS
 
As it sits now
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/690b81de.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/0bba7341.jpg

Lentech
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/260918ff.jpg

Mim mustang wheel restoration
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/7d03943e.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/cd9efc2b.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/bd3e862e.jpg

Some old interior shots (wire tucks since these)
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/0cdedfde.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/1c143e4d.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/f06ff9bc.jpg

Hidden after market fogs
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/56cb73bf.jpg

Lowes lip
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...r/d1cb7051.jpg

Modifications:
Performance: 3" Cat-back; K&N Type Air filter; FSWERKS Tune; Scan Guage 2 Computer; Lentec ATX
Curb Appeal: 44" Thule Fairing; 2" drop; Projectors; Vinyl Visor; Hidden Fog Lights; Indeglo Gauges; CF Hood
Entertainment: 2din In dash Touch Screen LCD DVD,BT, & iPod Video Input; Dual rear LCD DVD; 10" RF Sub

Future plans:
FSWERKS Turbo; Plasti-dip Door Pillars & Front Cowling

GreySkorpion 07-26-2012 01:39 AM

Looks great!! Need more pics of the gauge cluster lit and unlit. If you don't mind, you can even pm me. Thanks man!

redwake 07-26-2012 02:14 AM

Not great cell phone pics but...

http://i43.tinypic.com/9qlqar.jpg
http://a.yfrog.com/img619/3079/zfhpf.jpg

Can take more when the cars out of the body shop next week

This cluster overlay has a wired remote control to change the colors. I don't use green any more I use blue and my scan gauge computer on the column has been changed to match it as well.

Some one else with the same cluster:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSCF00407.JPG

sleepyboy 07-26-2012 04:01 AM

Not bad, really dig the wheels!

GreySkorpion 07-26-2012 04:11 AM

That's really sweet and your wheels are AWESOME. Was wiring the gauge cluster very involved? Did it require needle removal? Sorry for all the questions but I am purchasing those exact gauges. Thanks!

G-Man's SVTF 07-26-2012 04:42 AM

looks good man. only thing i'd change is the roof rack.

katiekay 07-26-2012 09:28 AM

Looks good, I really like those wheels. Don't really care for those headrest monitors, however I see that you need them for your kids.

redwake 07-26-2012 12:42 PM

Thanks for the compliments and feedback :). The mods you see current state are not going to be changed.. I’m probably going to rattle can the small strip on my front bumper below the lower grille and above the lowes lip there is some gravel pits and paint chips from a previous owner… I want to put a shift boot on my ATX because the indicators are scratched.. I may end up changing to an MTX style shift knob. But the big item now is saving for FI leaning towards Turbo but SC is also an option at this point. Will be quite a while before I have funding allocated for this but unless some one else backs into my car its going to happen.

I also have some OE ford centercaps that should fit those wheels i'm going to try to get on in the next week or two (they aren't going to just snap in i'm going to need to mod the pressure ring).

Quote:

Originally Posted by f250lightnin (Post 4276981)
That's really sweet and your wheels are AWESOME. Was wiring the gauge cluster very involved? Did it require needle removal? Sorry for all the questions but I am purchasing those exact gauges. Thanks!

Wiring for the cluster is a breeze and by no means the most difficult part of the install.. you just need to splice into the fuse box using a lead that’s only hot when the head lights are on.

The more difficult part is removing the entire cluster to install it taking all the needles off and the governing pins. you also need to remove the OE light bulbs that illuminate the cluster. Your factory dimmer is effectively eliminated by doing this. The BEM remote has a dimmer on it and I’m sure there is a method for splicing into that wiring harness to get it to work but i did not go that route.

Removing the needles on the cluster is probably the most time consuming element because when you put them back on you need to re-calibrate them. my MPH is still a little off but i gave up on it. Having the scan gauge computer you see on my steering column helped me quite a bit in re-setting these gauges.

Overall install time for me was about 2.5 hours; that would have easily been doubled without having an accurate reference to re-set my gauges.

There are Saleen clusters vs. this aftermarket solution. But, be warned if you go this route they do not include the indigo lighting you have to figure that part out on your own.

Also, your mileage is stored in your cluster so if you swap the entire thing your odometer reading will not be accurate. For me this overlay was the best option and I’m happy with the result… the only complaint I have is some of the numbers/icons don’t light up exactly with the factory ones no matter how hard you try because they used the funky font. After a couple weeks I got over it.

1sloho 07-26-2012 05:10 PM

mmmmm...lentec. very nice man.

redwake 07-26-2012 11:55 PM

It's new.. Put less than a quarter mile on the new atx driving it from the transmission shop to the body shop. Supposed to be getting it back tomorrow.

I'll be bringing my xcal3 with me to add some shift pressure although I did feel it already without a flash.

Also just got a letter from DMV assume its them saying my custom plates are ready.

My old oe Atx is up for grabs if any nor cal folks wana give me core value.. Also have a new in box trans cooler.


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