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Duece McCracken

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  1. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    Noticed the rear Panoramic glass is cracked. Yey!! Ugh, now I have to get safelite out here to fix it. In which they will probably wreck my trim, like they did on my focus. Wish I had all the gear to do it myself. I really hate other people touching my cars, lol.
  2. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    G2 caliper paint kit. Gotta freshen things up since you are actually going to see them now, lol.
  3. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    Got the slipping lug off. Bashed the extractor on, hit it with the 1/2 impact, and she came right off, lol Should receive my new lugs and valve stems tomorrow. Then finally get to mount, balance and what not.
  4. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    Fast Wheels FC04 in titanium color. 20x9.5 +35 offset. Like 23 lbs a rim.
  5. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    Well, tracking lied, should actually be here today. 3 of them anyway... Idk wtf happened, but they left one rim, which is grouped as part of the 4 package shipment, at customs or something. Or they just havnt scanned it like the other three, which doesnt make sense across a few transit points too. These rims are coming from Canada, and we'll see today if they are screwing me. Geez. I will at least get a better idea of what lugnuts to buy. I have a red G2 kit for the calipers. Additionally, one of my two piece OEM lugs, has a spinning outer sleeve. I use hand tools on these lugs, and at 44k one is now fudged. SO I bought an extractor, and I hope I can get it to work. Not sure what size the lug, under the cap is really sized.
  6. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    Awwwww schnapp! Rims should be here today!! I have tpms, hubcentric rings, and the rubber. Just have to select lugnuts, wanted to see how concave the rims are first. 20×9.5 and i forget the offset. Either 30 or 40, lmao. 23lbs each advertised.
  7. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    275/40-R20 Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4's. I am waiting for the new rims to ship. All said and done, I should have 55lbs rim/tire configs. Maybe a bit less. People on here say our OEM setups are like 70 lbs a corner. If thats true, then this is a huge upgrade in unsprung weight reduction and rotational mass. I currently have the 20"rim package with some 245/50-r20 Yokohama Geolandars, which suck. I have found myself pushing them out in turns here and there. They suck in the rain too. They do not inspire driving confidence. So swapping to the 275 wide MPSAS4 will be a huge improvement in a lot of conditions. I am concerned going this wide with potential for snow, but who knows. Going to jump that hurdle when I get to it, lol. The superior tread pattern and rubber composition may counterbalance the width and still outperform those crap Geolandars.
  8. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    Swapped these into the high beams.
  9. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    You can see the height difference to the clamping/sealing surface. This does not work in the rear caliper, not sure if it fits fronts. Not worth the risk, lol Like a clown, I sank her deep in the rears. Leading to a checkvalve situation. Swapped back to OEM, no issues. Just had to rebleed. Front installed, you can see the line support bracket is off the strut mounting point. This is bent at an angle due to the bracket being installed on the line 180 out. Not allowing it to seat properly. It's not a huge deal, but geez Goodrich. Here's the OEM rear line support, had to pry this open to replace the line. You can see how sharp that angle is from the frame hardline to the support bracket, I tweaked it some here, but not enough. Had to tweak the angle big time. Two tie wraps to keep the parking brake wires secure, the OEM lines had clips, but they are not usable in this situation. Rear lines angle bends. Not sure which way they wanted them to run, In my config the rear bleeder was accessible, but not super easy, had to flex the line a smidge to get on it. WRONG BANJO BOLT INSTALLED IN THIS PIC. She's all good now, but wish I had this info beforehand, lol. The years on this kit are odd too, like 2011-2015 awd Sport. So maybe they are for G1 not G2 Edges, and thats part of the problem. Idk, they do fit pretty well. Maybe a tad short at full suspension travel, but unless im road jumping it everyday I doubt its an issue.
  10. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    There are not many options, especially for a full kit. I'd still get them, let me throw up those pics and do a little install how to. Will save you the small headaches.
  11. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    I'll upload pics later. Installed the Goodrich SS brake line kit for all 4 corners. Theres no instructions, no line designations, included hardware is two different sizes when OEM is the same all 4, front line support bracket is upside down, and rear line is a little shorter than I'd like. Additionally, the rear line utilizes the OEM roll over crimped support, which requires some good bending to get to work. Used a power motive to bleed, always great. Bad news, passenger rear caliper is hanging up. Gotta pull the banjo bolts on the rears and either grind them shorter, or install the OEM bolts. They were too long, and appear to be restricting backflow of brake fluid. Calipers bled well, but street testing has proven otherwise. I am running Wilwood EXP fluid, and had just enough for the job, so im waiting on more from amazon, before I can fix the banjo bolts and re-bleed. So back to DD'in the racecar till the weekend. Overall, Goodrich lines are super quality, but for the money I was expecting instructions(for their hardware positions F/R), side designations(seems relevant for the rears only) and proper orientation of the mounting bracket on the fronts. So not thrilled. Waited like 2.5 months for these lines, and a smidge dissapointed.
  12. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    This was a video of that air sound I previously had, which was a valve cover to intake manifold hose that was disconnected. Lmao
  13. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    So the GFB dv+ is in and the Boomba spacer is getting me that with whoosh. Luckily I had some longer bolts on hand. Super easy install. like 10 min job. I used This is the perfect length, and proper size/pitch. Just wish it wasnt a zinc plated phillips pan head, a hex head in stainless would have been better. I used antiseize on the threads because of the brass, aluminum, and steel it passes through/interfaces with. As a reference for this install. Super easy. Very straightforward.
  14. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    Lol, sorry! We have a plastic bypass valve (BPV), which is the air valve on the hotside charge pipe that comes from the rear (closest to firewall) turbo. This is the pressure release for the charge piping to prevent compressor surge when the throttle body closes in off throttle situations. The BPV vents this pressurised air into the intake piping. BPV has plastic components, and has been documented on here to have issues holding higher boost. Which being tuned, I run around 21.5 psi peak, and I'm always romping on it, lol. So you either replace the original equipment manufacturer's BPV with an aftermarket BPV, a Blow Off Valve (vents the air to atmosphere aka VTA), or you go with the Go Fast Bits DV+ BPV upgrade kit. It removes the plastic sealing bits with metal ones and a new spring, that holds more boost. The Boomba bypass valve spacer just raises the BPV up off its flange, to a raised location with a vent window. Now the pressurised air released by the BPV will now vent to atmosphere instead of recirculating into the intake tract. Creating that turbo "whoosh" air dump on throttle release after building boost. So this is just for my enjoyment, lol. The Ecoboost lineup uses a Manifold Absolute Pressure setup aka speed density, so this charged air is not metered like in a Mass Airflow ecu setup. Dumping this air with our MAP setup is fine. Dumping it with a MAF setup would then cause the vehicle to run rich and stutter some, due to the ecu measuring fuel in response to an air volume that is no longer as large.
  15. Duece McCracken

    The Dirty Duchess...

    Well, I wasnt crazy. Turns out I didn't seat the PCV tubing from the valve cover that goes right to the intake manifold. So under boost I've just been blowing air out that tube. I snapped it back down, need to take the edge for a spin, but it makes all the sense, lmfao! I still have the GFB dv+ coming, and I bought a boomba BPV spacer, that turns it into a VTA BOV. If it gets super annoying, I'll ditch the spacer.
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