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by Spaldino
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 2.3 L ecoboost mustang engine swap
Replies: 14
Views: 5201

Re: 2.3 L ecoboost mustang engine swap

someone is in the process of or has already swapped a 2.0 ecoboost into one of our cars. http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=28895&hilit=2.0+ecoboost whoever this is would probably be your best bet for advice and whatnot for doing the 2.3 swap if you still felt inclined to do so. ...
by Spaldino
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Tired of low ride, changing to stockish ride. Advice please?
Replies: 14
Views: 3030

Re: Tired of low ride, changing to stockish ride. Advice ple

x4 for MC2. Love my suspension that I got from them. I went with adjustable height front bilstein coilovers with 350lb springs and the rear are 650lb springs in stock location with bilstein shocks. its not harsh at all on the crap roads in Michigan so far... and that's with all poly bushings. also b...
by Spaldino
Wed May 17, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: MotorMount cross references? ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4412

Re: MotorMount cross references? ?

I don't think 108 per side is outrageous... especially when you are getting the right part from a guy that has supported these cars from day one. Since you spent good money on other parts, why sully that with a "good enough" solution that will be about what... 100 bucks cheaper overall?
by Spaldino
Fri May 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN
Replies: 183
Views: 66074

Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

the "kits" (brackets and hand brake cable) are ready. i have the brakes installed on my car now.
by Spaldino
Fri May 05, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: wheel locks
Replies: 10
Views: 4165

Re: wheel locks

They also fit Cosworths, which is driving the price up up up : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Sierra-RS-3-Door-Cosworth-RS500-Alloy-Wheel-Centre-Cap-Locks-/112254422857?hash=item1a22e28f49:g:1FQAAOSw241YZ7V9&vxp=mtr So when I put up my basket weaves complete with center caps that have the locks and k...
by Spaldino
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: An '88 XR that could be mine, or it could be sold.
Replies: 20
Views: 5432

Re: An '88 XR that could be mine, or it could be sold.

it literally takes less than 10 seconds to snap one pic and about a minute to put it up on imgur and another minute or two to post a reply with the link wrapped in an IMG tag. if a few minutes isnt worth the 100-500+ bucks for the car then the car isn't worth selling... why even make the post in the...
by Spaldino
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New guy with XR4Ti
Replies: 13
Views: 3993

Re: New guy with XR4Ti

the axles won't like the hard launches on slicks either
by Spaldino
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Carlisle 2015 (NOW 2017) Build or Bust - My 87 XR build
Replies: 18
Views: 6829

Re: Carlisle 2015 (NOW 2017) Build or Bust - My 87 XR build

looks fantastic. really makes me want to get those arches ASAP
by Spaldino
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 15 year storage resurrection XR
Replies: 20
Views: 4130

Re: 15 year storage resurrection XR

blinkers quit working... try fiddling with the hazard light button. if that button is messed up it can impede your ability to use the turn signals. On both of the 88's I have owned this button was messed up and I had to press it in/pull it out and devise something to prevent it from moving so the si...
by Spaldino
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN
Replies: 183
Views: 66074

Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

I got my rotors from Rockauto, pads from Amazon, calipers and brackets from where you can find a good pair cheap. I believe the Focus from 12-16 have the same rear calipers regardless of trim. Braided lines, can get them from Merkur Depot but request them at least 2" longer than normal to help clea...
by Spaldino
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: 1987 Merkur xr4Ti
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

Re: 1987 Merkur xr4Ti

1987 Merkur xr4Ti I purchased this car 2 years ago to restore and drive. Well the first part was completed, but I haven't driven it and really have too many cars. Starting to sell before I need to buy a bigger building. 136,200 original miles 5 speed manual A/C Aftermarket AM/FM/CD Player Exterior ...
by Spaldino
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: A few pieces & dare to be different
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Re: A few pieces & dare to be different

do you have a pic of that bumper on a car?
by Spaldino
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Revolution RFX Wheels 16" 4 lug
Replies: 9
Views: 5511

Re: Revolution RFX Wheels 16" 4 lug

I love the way they look and I'm only about 40 minutes south of you but they are not wide enough for the tires I want to run.
by Spaldino
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: ideal offset for 17x7.5 wheels on xr4ti
Replies: 8
Views: 3894

Re: ideal offset for 17x7.5 wheels on xr4ti

what about ideal offset for 17x8? 35?
by Spaldino
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear suspension geometry and anti-squat
Replies: 18
Views: 8068

Re: Rear suspension geometry and anti-squat

So why am I doing this. Is there some science behind it, or is it just me wanting to cut things for the fun of it? :headbang There is definitely some science behind it. Even though my car is AWD, I have reached the point of having enough HP that I need to improve my traction. I can quite easily spi...