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post #1 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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thefranchise713's 2014 Taurus SEL AWD (Bull 2.0)

Meet the vehicle I refer to as "Bull 2.0," the AWD successor to my first G6 bull that was FWD only. Much like Bull 1.0, it's Tuxedo Black with black cloth interior and 3.5L N/A engine:





Getting interior cleaned at Delta Sonic:





Ford Factory Options:
-201A (MyFord Touch w/backup camera, center speaker, reverse sensing, non-memory adj. pedals)
-Rear Spoiler, non-SHO style
-Non-Flex Fuel (California Emissions)

Mods at this point in time:
-Separate snow tires and rims (General AltiMax Artics)
-Police Interceptor grille
-New Kenwood speakers (4)
-Lukas LK7900 dash cam, hardwired
-Ford Remote Access (smartphone based cellular remote start, impact alarm, and SMS alerts)
-AWD Torque Gauge (As Built Data change)
-Amber Daytime Running Lamps (IDS option)
-Mounted ScanGauge 2.0
-Factory Navigation courtesy of Ford PI Mods

Troy McClure says: "You May Remember My Car From Such Meets As:"
-Ford Nationals @ Carlisle, 2014
-TCCA Albany @ Crossgates/Thatcher, 2014
-TCCA Toronto/Oakville, 2014

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Repair post:

-Body shop is going to repair the car wash's damage, at the car wash's expense. A terrible scratch was put in, ugh.

-Also going to see FMC body shop for warranty work. The trunk mounted light on right side was not aligning with it's tailight counterpart. Upon closer inspection, Chicago did a poor job installing the lamp, and did so in such a poor fashion that it wore down/scraped/damaged some paint on the trunk above the lamp with some wear on the part itself. Bummer, but hopefully will be easy to get covered.

Dashcam is running well on the vehicle and hasn't killed the battery. Woo!
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Wow nice car, did you but it new, What rims do you have on the first pic i like those, are they factory?
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Bought it new, but those are winter-designed wheels from Momo.

win-pro-black

Threw some General AltiMax Artics on there and it's a force in the winter. Both wheels and tires came from Tire Rack.

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Nice, take car of it lol regular oil changes. Tnx
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Oh, you know it. I baby this thing.
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Maintenance update:

Body shop work kept the bull down for 3.5 days last week. Two working days were needed to repair the damage Delta Sonic inflicted, and another 1.5 days were needed to correct some paint damage on the trunk from a misassembled light module on the right side. Paint had chipped and was severely uneven with the corresponding right tail lamp on the body.

The lights are more even now, though not perfect. The paint damage on the trunk was also corrected.

Also threw some cash out of my own pocket to PDR a weird dent that didn't appear up close, but distorted the continuity of the door on the rear pass/driver side. Cost way more than I expected (almost double my last PDR, and above the price I was originally quoted by nearly a third), but it was worth it just to get it all done during one of the body shop visits. Good to have a slush fund.
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Picture update and repair (sort of) update.

Went back to the selling dealer to get a TSB done that re-enabled the Compass menu in the right hand side of the cluster. Except we couldn't do the TSB as written.

A while ago, a source figured out how to enable the AWD gauge in the LH side of the cluster. Applying the TSB as written would pull OASIS as-build data to blank this change out. So the dealer went ahead and made manual programming changes to the cluster to retain the AWD and enable the Compass selection.

It worked.

And for posterity, have a money shot.
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Put a monster battery in tonight as the stock battery was questionable for supporting the parasitic loads on it now -- Ford Remote Access and the dash cam.

Went from 540/675 (0F and 32F) CCA BXT-59 to the 850/1090 CCA BXT-65-850.

Huge boost in reserve capacity, too. 100 -> 165 minutes!
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Can you post a little more on the whole dash cam setup you have? I have wanted one of those for a long time, and I am curious about your setup.


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