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Old 02-07-2013, 06:25 AM   #36
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Is there a website or something we can look at?
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:47 AM   #37
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That looks awesome! Can't wait for it to be completed!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #38
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so how much will that end up being and cant I still bolt the CAI i have to it...?
That baby will get painted....and the maybe the valve covers
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I really can't tell you the price since I am only the 'test mule' - but they said it will be very competitive and should be attractive. The price point they mentioned for the production part wasn't outlandish I thought. Of course if the revised intake doesn't show any gains, they won't bother taking it to market they said - anticipating that most won't bother to buy it just to make it "look nice" under the hood.

One thing they plan to change on the next version is taking the downward angle off the throttle body mount and having it come out straight. It will still require some adjustment of the CAI tube since the current throttle body points toward the driver side and this one will be straight. If you saw the pictures from testing you can see that we ended up having to put the CAI up on the radiator cover because I didn't have the right angles on the pipe I bought to get it to fit.
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I can always add an elbow.....i've made some 'home made' CAIs for friends....small adjust ment and 2 rubber couplings...and ill still be in business
Thanks for the update there Jim. BTW...with installing the RTR kit...will an RTR dealer certify your car...? was a question from the Roush RS thread...
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ITS COOL! I can get an elbow and 2 connectors and make mine work...done that before
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JIM...unrelated question. on the thread Roush RS......folks were asking about your RTR upfit....can you get that certified as an RTR with your upgrades???? one person had picked up that RTR will have a V6 exhaust here shortly.....
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I've seen engine paint rated for 500 degrees or hotter, run like water.

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Definitely go with 1000 or hotter
+1 I saw the same thing in the old days
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JIM...unrelated question. on the thread Roush RS......folks were asking about your RTR upfit....can you get that certified as an RTR with your upgrades???? one person had picked up that RTR will have a V6 exhaust here shortly.....
I don't know - CDC did the upgrade as part of a package I won from them. Since they are the manufacturer for the RTR I would think if it could be certified they would have said something. But I am missing the RTR rear spoiler. I changed from the stock spoiler to the GT/CS style in black so they left that alone when they did the conversion.

I'll have to ask one of the CDC reps next week when I see him - and I'll ask about the V6 RTR exhaust as well.
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Thanks Jim. Installing my Trufiber 'boss' (gt/cs) spoiler tomorrow....was a real pain getting the old one off. Thanks to all here who posted the how to, and many how told me how to remove the rear bumper. Slimer's backside is somewhat disassembled at moment....LOL
RTR chin spoiler goes on soon...
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Thanks Jim. Installing my Trufiber 'boss' (gt/cs) spoiler tomorrow....was a real pain getting the old one off. Thanks to all here who posted the how to, and many how told me how to remove the rear bumper. Slimer's backside is somewhat disassembled at moment....LOL
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love to post em to my comments...how the heck you do that...?
BTW...never got the pic of your Strut Bar
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this is a really old post...
and I didn't want to start a new thread
Has anyone painted their valve covers?
and has that intake manifold gotten anywhere as far as production/development?
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That manifold hasn't been done again - apparently the project was abandoned. They offered to sell me the prototype if I wanted to continue with it and re-work it myself but I declined. The developer sold her car so she won't be doing anything more on it.
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As to COP covers (coil over plug); what we are calling valve covers, our 3.7 V6's do not have them. You'd have to mask off the surrounding engine area (and COP's: coil over plugs), then paint to make it appear that covers exist, and are painted. And that would be on the drivers side. No reason to paint the passender side, as it is not exposed; the intake runners wrap over it.



So I'd say not worth it.
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And that would be on the drivers side. No reason to paint the passender side, as it is not exposed; the intake runners wrap over it.
This is the main reason I don't see a point in painting them. Our engines already look lopsided to begin with. Accenting one side with paint will make it even more apparent.

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This is the main reason I don't see a point in painting them. Our engines already look lopsided to begin with. Accenting one side with paint will make it even more apparent.

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I didn't like the lopsided look either, so I put the tupperware Ford Ti-Vct logo Engine cover on it. My guess is Ford thought the same or else they would have never made the cover for the drivers side.
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