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DapperVan

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  1. Passenger seat fold flat?

    Yep, that's where mine is too.
  2. 2014+ Lowering Springs

    Just the MK2 springs. I didn't like the coil over option because the fronts have to be removed to adjust the damping. Amazingly there is zero rubbing even when I'm overloaded. My only gripe is the rear springs are little too soft for me because when the van is loaded with lots of stuff I'm sagging in the rear and will sometimes scrap my trailer hitch on driveways. I'm looking into rear air shocks for when I have heavy loads. I just need to measure the stock shocks to find the right model number. Sorry I don't recall the offset, but I think I wrote it down in the wheel thread section somewhere.
  3. JMS BoostMax for 1.6 Ecoboost $200

    BUMP This is still available.
  4. 2014+ Lowering Springs

    Lowering springs from ModYourConnect.com
  5. 2014+ TC Manual Conversion

    If I wasn't selling my '65 Cortina on eBay right now I'd consider swapping in that Duratec. Would make a great powerplant for a Cortina or Lotus 7 kit car.
  6. Yes, but didn't you JUST say you are running LPG? We are talking gasoline mpg (petrol to you EU folks).
  7. mrtn you're running the 1.6 ecoboost or the 2.5 n/a? I think the 1.6 probably actually gets worse mpg than the 2.5.
  8. I have a very heavy right foot so I'm happy to get 20 mpg. Plus my tires are 245mm wide and I have a roof rack so I'm not surprised.
  9. If I go off of what my car display says I'm averaging 20.3 mpg since new (7200 miles). That's mostly city as my daily commute is side streets only. Before I installed the K&N I was getting 19.4. It has been rising ever since, but I think I've plattoud. Real world I will have to verify before I install the boostmax.
  10. I must be nucking futs. Now I'm planning on installing the damn thing afterall. I'm just going to use the 87 octane chip though so I'm not messing with the knob.
  11. I just listed the BoostMax for sale in the marketplace section. Nothing wrong with it, I just decided not to install it. The K&N 57s-4000 works so damn well that I really don't desire any more power right now. If I did more freeway driving I'd probably install the BoostMax as top end is still lagging on my van, although I'm hoping a custom exhaust will help with that.
  12. I bought the Rousch Yates JMS BoostMax ECU controller for my 2016 Transit Connect Wagon 1.6 Ecoboost and have decided not to install it. I am so pleased with my results from the K&N 57s-4000 kit that I don't really need anymore horsepower. The kit is unused, but I did open the box just to look at everything. The part number is ryp-bmx1.6. This is the exact one I bought on eBay for $289 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Roush-Yates-by-JMS-BoostMAX-Digital-Device-1-6-2-0-Ford-Ecoboost-/252498094259. I waited too long and they won't let me return it now so I'm willing to sell it for $200 + shipping to a forum member. If it's not sold here I'll offer it to the Escape and Focus guys. If you're not familiar with this thing here's the basics: It's a tuner that plugs into the MAP, TIP and pedal position sensors which increases boost pressure (up to +5 psi) along with maintaining the A/F ratio. There is a knob you can mount under the dash for on-the-fly adjustment of the boost. There is also an optional "87 octane chip" which replaces the knob (it basically puts the setting at 50% all the time). Claimed increase is 11 hp/20 ft-lbs with the 87 octane chip although I did see someone online saying they dynod +20hp to the wheels at 90% setting. This guy dropped 7/10ths of a second on his 1/4 miles time with the 87 octane setting http://www.imgrum.net/user/jmschip/849756481/1235183509146380785_849756481 so it certainly works. PM me if interested. I'm in no hurry to sell as I may end up changing my mind again and just installing it. It's pretty easy to install, plug-and-play with some wire routing.
  13. To be honest I hadn't heard of the Turbo Transformer until you posted this. I just Googled it and the reviews are mixed. It looks like it does the same thing as the BoostMax, but with only 1 connection. That makes me a bit leary to be honest. The BoostMax is taking readings from multiple sensors and manipulating them to trick the ECU. The Turbo Transformer is also tricking the ECU, but without a direct reading from the necessary sensors it must be using some type of algorithm to fake the readings...which to me just opens up more opportunities for the ECU to freak out and put the van into limp mode. I'm already hesitant to install the BoostMax and will probably just hold onto it for a while for when I get really bored. I think I will be installing a custom exhaust next to help with the little 1.6 top end power. I'm really happy with the additional torque the K&N 57s-4000 gave me.
  14. Well it took me the entire day, but I got the springs installed. Not an easy job on these vans. Results are great though. Excuse the dirty van. No time to install the BoostMax yet. Another weekend project. Getting to the firewall is not easy on these vans.
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