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Unread 01-19-2010, 05:33 PM   #21
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Here they are before drilling the holes for the screws, just to make sure they line up even and look right. They sit a bit out from the bumper but get pulled back a little bit once they are bolted on.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 05:54 PM   #22
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Ooooo, nice. Looks like Ford indended for them to be there the whole time.

Also, lol @ armadillo hit. How'd he get that high up anyways, AFAIK they're pretty low slung critters.
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he was sanding on a soap box *****ing about how his family got ran over by mustangs going too fast
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Unread 01-19-2010, 06:39 PM   #24
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Ooooo, nice. Looks like Ford indended for them to be there the whole time.

Also, lol @ armadillo hit. How'd he get that high up anyways, AFAIK they're pretty low slung critters.
They had better look stock for what I shelled out for them. They are a very nice product though... Other than the fact that I have to make a trip to Lowe's... Not all the hardware was included (they forgot 4 screws).

The armadillos around here (Louisiana) are pretty big. And there's lots of them. Guess I am helping keep the population down.

I've also found a solution to a problem almost all S197 (2005-2009) mustangs are having. Hood shake. The hood forms an extremely tight seal on the engine bay. When you reach high speeds (around 80-90 for most but I got lucky and it doesn't happen till around 110 for me) the pressure that gets built up in the engine bay becomes so great that it forces the hood up off the car to release the pressure. This results in a shuddering or shaking effect across the whole hood and will make your butthole pucker up so tight you could snap a pencil, if you aren't expecting it.

I recently discovered this forum and it has been invaluable for modding mustangs.

Link below is to a thread that shows a hood scoop that releases the pressure from the engine bay. I am going to do this mod, as well as some stealth hood pins (can't be seen from the outside). The hood scoop also helps reduce engine bay temps around 15F which is a nice plus.

http://mustangforums.com/forum/s197-...hood-vent.html
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Unread 01-19-2010, 08:11 PM   #25
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The armadillos around here (Louisiana) are pretty big. And there's lots of them. Guess I am helping keep the population down.
I have had a major impact on the armadillo population in LA my self. We used to hunt them down on 4 Wheelers with a harpoon the guy on the back would spear them at speed then jump off and catch them with the harpoon sticking out of there back. Can anyone say animal cruelty I has 12 didn't know better. Those bastards would still run with a 5ft harpoon hanging from there back.
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Is there a rubber gasket between the hood and fenders or something?
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Nope, there are just no vents on the rear shroud (where the bottom of the windshield seals with the hood) so at high speeds you get a build up of pressure.

We just rode around on 4 wheelers with .22's and 12 guages shooting 'em at the camp. Kinda like target practice when you're hauling ass and trying to hang on.
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Rotor cooling - Check!

Ok, so the process begins with removing the wheel, brake calipers, caliper mount, rotor, and brake dust shield. The dust shield is held on by three bolts but only two are re-used in the mounting of the spindel which is the first pic seen below. The brake dust shield cannot be used once the spindel is mounted, unfortunately.

To explain what this system does further for those who don't know... The air ram shrouds force air through the hoses and spindle. The spindle sits very close to the rotor and exhausts the cold air from the front of the car throught the inside center of the rotor and out the edges.





Once the spindel is mounted it's on to mounting the hose to the spindel as well as the air scoop. Yes, those zip ties are the correct method to securing the hose.







Best part about it, everything looks like it's stock. Unless you really know these cars you probably wouldn't know that those scoops aren't supposed to be there, and you really can't see the hose without turning the wheel to one extreme and looking rather closely. The flash on the camera makes it obvious in the pics though.










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Is there a reason we are limited to only 10 pictures per post?

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