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  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. 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.
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    New Cargo Divider (Discontinued!)

    Hey guys sorry just wanted to let everyone know I still have this, but it's going to be local pickup only. Just too much trouble for me to ship. If you're in SoCal let me know. PM me so I get an email alert.
  4. 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
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    2014+ Lowering Springs

    Yeah I might have to ream out the stock thru holes a tad. Hopefully not, but we'll see.
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    2014+ Lowering Springs

    Nevermind I finally found the specs. 12mm in case anyone is curious. Will use 1/2" bolts with the MA817's. Should be perfect.
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    2014+ Lowering Springs

    Hijacking my own thread to ask...does anyone know the rear shock bolt diameter? I'm looking to put Monroe MA817 air shocks out back. They have a 1/2" sleeve ID. I measured the thread sticking out of the stock shocks and it appears 1/2" but I want to be sure. All aftermarket shocks for our van on RockAuto have larger sleeves, but guessing they use reducers. Love my lowered van, but the back end bottoms out when fully loaded with junk in the trunk.
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    New Cargo Divider (Discontinued!)

    Cool yeah. I'm camping right now but when get back I'll figure out cheapest shipping option. PM me your zip code.
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    New Cargo Divider (Discontinued!)

    Does anyone want this before I throw it in the trash? It's brand new never used. Local pickup preferred.
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    Brake Caliper Covers

    I use the yellow covers on my TC. They look great and are super easy to clean.
  11. 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
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    Curt Hitch for 2014+ $60 SoCal

  13. 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
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    Curt Hitch for 2014+ $60 SoCal

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

    It's for either model that has the clips in the ceiling. It goes behind the 2nd row.
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    Passenger seat fold flat?

    Yep, that's where mine is too.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
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    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.
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    JMS BoostMax for 1.6 Ecoboost $200

    BUMP This is still available.
  21. 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.
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    2014+ Lowering Springs

    Lowering springs from ModYourConnect.com
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    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.
  24. Yes, but didn't you JUST say you are running LPG? We are talking gasoline mpg (petrol to you EU folks).