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Everything posted by DapperVan

  1. Getting my van this weekend and installing 19" Focus RS rims soon thereafter. I'm not holding my breath for a bolt-on coilover kit so for now I'd just like to put a mild 1" drop on it. Is there an H&R or Eibach spring kit available? Google isn't finding anything.
  2. Brake Caliper Covers

    I use the yellow covers on my TC. They look great and are super easy to clean.
  3. I think I found it. Part number appears to be Ford 519A58 and it's $491.92. It's hard to tell what, if any, other hardware you'll need to order and who knows how the heck to install the thing, but I'm hoping we find ourselves a guinea pig
  4. Curt Hitch for 2014+ $60 SoCal

  5. Technically it's still on my van, but I will be removing it this week. Great hitch, but my van is lowered and it causes me to scrape a bit on certain driveways. Great condition with the exception of a little scratch on bottom lip of receiver. If you're local just text or call 909-214-7105 Thanks, Mark
  6. Curt Hitch for 2014+ $60 SoCal

    Hitch and associated hardware is off my van and ready to pick up. Come and get it.
  7. New Cargo Divider (Discontinued!)

    It's for either model that has the clips in the ceiling. It goes behind the 2nd row.
  8. Ford doesn't offer this in their accessory catalog anymore and the only places still stocking them want $400! Anyways, I'm selling this for $250 or best offer on eBay, but will sell to a member for $200. PM me if you want it. Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/282670433144
  9. Passenger seat fold flat?

    Yep, that's where mine is too.
  10. Like the one shown in the video below. Fits 2014-2017 Ford Transit Connect (If you have the proper hooks). It's brand new never used. $60 + shipping. I'm in SoCal.
  11. I'm going to be buying a SWB Ecoboost XLT wagon soon. I'd much prefer the LWB, but the 1.6 motor is priority. I also own a Fiesta ST so I know how great this engine is. Ford really shot themselves in the foot by limiting the configurations. I'd love to hear from someone at Ford why such a decision was made.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. JMS BoostMax for 1.6 Ecoboost $200

    BUMP This is still available.
  15. 2014+ Lowering Springs

    Lowering springs from ModYourConnect.com
  16. 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.
  17. I just put on Yakima roof racks and the Yakima "windshield" which looks fantastic. I also just received my lowering springs from ModYourConnect in the UK. I'm installing those this weekend. It's a 2" drop so it's certainly a game changer. I already have 19" wheels so to finally get rid of that wheel gap will be great. I'm going to fit yellow caliper covers too. I think it will contrast my dark grey paint and black wheels nicely and also match my yellow/black license plates, but if I don't like them I can simply remove them. On top of this I am tinting my fog lamps yellow for a little rally style look. Eventually I will be pulling my headlights too to blackout the chrome. That's a whole project in itself however so probably not for a few weeks. And finally I bought a JMS Boostmax module which is an ECU piggyback which allows you to add boost to the 1.6 Ecooboost. Dyno results show only 11 hp gain on 87 octane, but I'll be running 91 octane with the booster set to 90%. Combined with the K&N 57s-4000 filter kit I'm hoping to see 20 hp, but more importantly more torque in the mid-range. I'm going to start researching a limited slip differential. I'm hoping that the one from the Focus ST will work, but really I haven't investigated anything yet. Currently traction is a problem with my van. The open differential is horrible in the rain and snow. I just spin the outside tire every turn.
  18. Yes, but didn't you JUST say you are running LPG? We are talking gasoline mpg (petrol to you EU folks).
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.