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Old 03-28-2013, 08:04 AM   #51
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Great they got going on it for you. I always left the running boards on the rack. How do you like that chunk of billet alumium, that going over the top of your motor? I'd be installing the mount for the filter before you drop the cab. Perfect time to upgrade your turbo & down pipe now. LOL Your there, break out your c/c & get some more parts coming.
It got a new turbo a year ago. The exhaust system by MBRP was turbo back. And the plastic is already quite gooey, I can't melt any more of it right now. Gear change is next, 3.54s front and back (current 4.10s).
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:08 PM   #52
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Moments like these make me miss my 08 Super Duty. That thing was a beast!
You could always buy another one. I love the 450's, but I like the 6.0's. I've resealed so many bedplates & back covers on the 64's.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:58 AM   #53
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Yesterday I stopped by. They are back to work, and the passenger side head was back on, not the driver side. They put me on a back burner for another job, which is fine with me because I don't need the truck, I can drive the Focus.

This guy does a good job. I'm really happy with his meticulous work. He really cleans things thoroughly before they go back in the engine. This is a fun thing to watch!
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:26 PM   #54
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Well, today I bit the bullet and upgraded my F350's Edge chip (they are the same company as Superchips, who make a chip for the 2013 Focus ST)... Got the full boat version, including back-up camera. I caught them just in time to get it tomorrow, so I can leave the shop with the chip installed at the end of the whole "bulletproofing" process. The shop got "jammed up" and I told them to put me on the back burner, I have a Focus to drive, the truck can wait! Maybe Friday afternoon, maybe Monday, but I'll post up when things are done.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #55
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Chip, Backup Camera, and Turbo Timer accessory showed up Fed-Ex during lunch hour. Now I'm all excited to get the truck back, but the guy got busy on a Vee Wee tranny and didn't work on it today. Engine work is done, but the cab is still 7 feet in the air. Maybe tomorrow he'll finish. If not, Monday. I'm getting a pretty good deal on the labor costs, because I'm not in a hurry... so I don't mind.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #56
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It will be Monday (or after). My mechanic was pulled to other projects, which is, as I have said, part of the sweet deal I got.

On another subject, just did my taxes. The re-gear money has been found. 3.73s (or perhaps 3.54s) will be the next project.

As I also posted elsewhere: I'd be using some money for a Focus tuner instead, but nobody is making one (yet). Sigh.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:04 PM   #57
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I got it back Tuesday afternoon. Chip, backup cam, and turbo shut-down accessory for chip installed. Went out to a back road and did a 14.1 ET according to the Chip's test function. Not bad for a crew cab dually with a full tank, spare tire aboard and tailgate in! With some tweaks, I think I could get in low 13s, were I inclined to bother.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #58
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Today, I went and bought this for the F350:



Local shop, I just used Crutchfield for the pic. They would have installed today, but were out of interfaces to make the steering wheel controls, etc. work. So install is on Thursday. If I like this, I'm getting another for the wife's 13 SE Hatch (Focus) with one of those Chinese bezel kits and the Sync interface kit from Kenwood.

The truck is a King Ranch and came with upgraded speakers, so I'm leaving those alone. Mostly after Nav, Satellite radio and HD radio, plus the dual zone so movies in the back seat / headphones and radio in the front! The headrest monitors are already there, just getting rid of the console DVD player for this. It also gets rid of my old Motorola hands free bluetooth kit, which works but doesn't turn down the radio for a call.
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How much did this head unit cost?

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$899. Let me also add emphasis that this unit is compatible with Sync, and only needs a bezel with the Emergency Flasher/Door Lock buttons to work in a Sync-equipped Focus, given that you also purchase the sync harness for it.
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