I'm Back!! Sorta.

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by sn95jones, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. sn95jones

    sn95jones Well-Known Member

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    Kinda anyways, probably will poke my head in from time to time but this is my ride now.

    06 GT Don't have any good pics yet but these will do for now.

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    sn95jones Well-Known Member

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    Couple quick pics I took..

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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Sweet, worlds better than our SN95 wet noodles
     
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    D3VST8R96GT Well-Known Member

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    Nice. S197s are fun to drive.
     
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    sn95jones Well-Known Member

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    Definitely fun to drive and the sound is amazing, already has 10 series on it but that'll be changing soon. For now just want to make sure everything is good before I start modifying.
     
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    Get some hotrod cams .... if you plan on staying mostly stock
     
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    sn95jones Well-Known Member

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    I'll look into them thanks!
     
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    Welcome back bro! I'd take one of those S197s any day, gotta be so much nicer to drive around than these old hags lol
     
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    A chick from my local mustang club has some hotrod cams in her s197 and damn does it sound wicked.
     
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    Should we change your username to "s197jones" ??
     
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    I love how it drives and handles, love how it shifts and how it sounds. Only complaint is the shitty stereo that is not the Shaker. Rear speakers are 25w each, so shitty lol.
     
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    Shaker 1000 FTW!

    3700 lbs FTL!

    Welcome to the S197. Mine is a 05 'premium' GT with the Shaker 1000, runs and drives so smooth compared to the SN. But I gotta say, I drove my 05 yesterday at High Plains Raceway, today I drove a 00 GT, and I could feel the S197 weight in every corner compared to the 00.
     
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    I'm still trying to figure out the trim levels, mine is apparently the Deluxe
     
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    Tank.


    I'll stick with my old 'hag'.
     
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    Jones trust me when I say your lucky you bought an 06.. 05 and 06 the rear speakers are a joke to change. 07+ you gotta take off all the plastic panels, rear deck and God knows what else. Ask me how I know.. haha
     
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    Lmao. They are old hags
     
  17. white95

    white95 Apex Junky Admin

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    Nice.. There's a few things you NEED to check or look into:

    1] Don't wait, do this now! Go ahead and pull the passenger side of the wiper cowl panel and inspect the drainage grommet. These are famous for clogging up, NOT draining and letting water enter through the HVAC via the cabin air filter. Pull it out, cut about an inch off of it [or until it's not touching at the bottom] and replace. Also, if that cabin air filter is any other color besides white or light grey, replace it.

    2] Go to a dealership and have the VIN number checked against the TSB database for repairs completed. They have to fix anything that was a TSB item, and the S197's had several of them.

    3] If you cant spring for a short throw shifter yet, the polyurethane bushing kit for the stock shifter is a great, cheap alternate

    4] Hand held tuner and a tune should be your FIRST MOD PERIOD. SInce the S197 is DBW [drive by wire] Ford left a decent amount of hp/tq [nothing earth shattering, but very noticable. It will get rid of that lazy feel below 2500 rpms] on the table.

    5] Skip all other CAI and get a JLT Series 3/110 mm CAI. Period. [our '05 made 318/330 with that CAI, charge motion delete plates, MAC axle back, offroad X-pipe [which I have the X-pipe for sale btw] and a tune.. That's it...]

    6] Long tube headers make a HUGE difference. We haven't made it back to the dyno but after we added 1 3/4" MAC longtubes [midlength's really] and a Prochamber with cats it really hauls ass. Even from a dig with 3.55's, helps out in the low end torque department.

    Check out S197forum, but be warned.. You think the crowd here is tough, those guys don't play nice with others.
     
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    white95 Apex Junky Admin

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    oh, and if you have an issue when pumping gas, hold the fuel nozzle at the 11 o'clock position. Works like a charm :thumbsup:
     
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    Lol yeah s197f reminds me of svtp ......
     
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    What's the word on the tuner? Brand and place to buy?