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Old 12-30-2009, 05:29 PM   #253
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Word is....the 5.4L is also going to be replaced with some "yet determined" powerplant. For now they get the 150lb lighter weight Ford GT-sourced aluminum block which should be a substantial improvement.

I'm hangin' tight...there should be some sweet new parts in the Ford Racing catalog next year (5L 4V engine, new getrag based 6-speed, etc etc ) all of which will work in my current chassis.

Hard to believe the track-pack ADDS weight. My aftermarket swaybars, springs, dampers REMOVED weight from my car (hollow bars and much lighter springs).

As for the sequential taillights....uhhhh...riiiiicccceerrrr . Don't care for em personally lol.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:39 PM   #254
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That's going to make a few people angry, if it's true. So, what are the tweakers going to get to play with? Forced induction, typical boltons, yeah. But with only a little room for a displacement gain......why would Ford do that to their customers who they know are going to want to play?
You kinda hit the nail on the head here and this was the dealbreaker on trading my car in. They're putting the same damn powdered metal rods in the new motor effectively limiting the HP anyway. And at 11:1 compression how will it handle boost??? I can't feel good about trading my car in for one of these if it's not capable of 500+whp under boost. I'd just as soon swap a forged assy 5.4L into mine, or a DSS supermod 3V etc, etc.

I think Ford was just wanting to stay competitive with the Camaro by designing this quasi-cammer 4V with cheaper components. Defeinetely an improvement over the 3V but not a forged assy 3V so....

They seem to do JUST ENOUGH to stay somewhat competitive w/o killing the aftermarket...oh well. I'll sit back and watch the show.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:17 PM   #255
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Hard to believe the track-pack ADDS weight. My aftermarket swaybars, springs, dampers REMOVED weight from my car (hollow bars and much lighter springs).
Did you upgrade to 19" rims and 14" brembos too?
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:48 PM   #256
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Nope. My mistake. I was thinking of the 08-10 track-pack which did not include 19's and brembo's, only dampers, springs, bars. That makes sense...
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:57 PM   #257
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I saw a pic of the dash and it was lit up pink. I HOPE this is adjustable because it looked like pepto bismol.
It is. It's the same My Color design that lit up the gauges in the 05-09 models. It's just been extended to the doors, cup holders, and above the pedals. It looks cool in purple.
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:33 PM   #258
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It is. It's the same My Color design that lit up the gauges in the 05-09 models. It's just been extended to the doors, cup holders, and above the pedals. It looks cool in purple.
It was pink in the press photos hey handed out.

I was shocked! Why make it such a horrible color in the press kit?
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:07 PM   #259
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It was pink in the press photos hey handed out.

I was shocked! Why make it such a horrible color in the press kit?
Good question, it's been blue or green in the past. On the website it shows a few of the colors I think.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:26 PM   #260
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Yep that pinkish color is ugly as hell, but the blue and red are cool as hell.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:37 AM   #261
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It was pink in the press photos hey handed out.

I was shocked! Why make it such a horrible color in the press kit?
I thought the same thing when GM paraded around that first yellow Camaro
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:52 AM   #262
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I thought the same thing when GM paraded around that first yellow Camaro
I think everyone knows why they chose yellow.
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You kinda hit the nail on the head here and this was the dealbreaker on trading my car in. They're putting the same damn powdered metal rods in the new motor effectively limiting the HP anyway. And at 11:1 compression how will it handle boost??? I can't feel good about trading my car in for one of these if it's not capable of 500+whp under boost. I'd just as soon swap a forged assy 5.4L into mine, or a DSS supermod 3V etc, etc.

I think Ford was just wanting to stay competitive with the Camaro by designing this quasi-cammer 4V with cheaper components. Defeinetely an improvement over the 3V but not a forged assy 3V so....

They seem to do JUST ENOUGH to stay somewhat competitive w/o killing the aftermarket...oh well. I'll sit back and watch the show.
i don't know of any motor that comes with forged internals other than factory force induction engines. you're just setting yourself up for disappointment.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:41 AM   #265
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Nice intake port design, straight drop

thats flow.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:22 AM   #266
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Nice intake port design, straight drop

thats flow.
Is that 5 injectors on each side I'm seeing?
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