Hello All !
Pictures of the car before installations:
Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 2003 pictures by craigsnamo - Photobucket
My project continues. Latest update:
1) Installed K & N Cold Air Intake. totally worth it.
Small performance increase, added a few more horse power (10 -13hp)
The engine sounds more aggressive, and acceleration is quicker.
2) Installed aftermarket tinted front head and corner lights, looks great !!! and makes the car look newer than it is. (this is personal preference, some people like stock lights, some put on marauder lights, some put on xeon lights (i hate them) I am in between)
2) The new black 18" rims (Cobra 03 SVT Style Mustang Wheels/Rims) arrived at last. After 2 weeks of negotiations with slacker-ebay-seller) He was slow and misleading at times (said things which were not true), it took him 2 weeks, 5 email and 4 calls just to send the freaking rims out. But the wait was totally worth it. They look much better than on the picture. 18" New Black WHEELS RIMS Ford MUSTANG COBRA 03 SVT :eBay Motors (item 200375892962 end time Aug-30-09 17:38:57 PDT)
3) Ordered new tires from Discount Tire Direct (good people !)
a set of 4 tires 235/50/18 BFGoodrich BFG KDWS
I was going back and forth whether I should get staged tires front
235/50/18 and rear 245/55/18 but came to conclusion, that with such set, I can't rotate them. Instead I ordered all 4 of the same size. (on my crown vic currently my tires lasted for more than 50K and still have another 10-15K to go I rotate them every oil change).
Next thing for me is to mount the new tires on the rims, install on my crown vic and do wheel alignment. While the car will be on the lift, I will measure my mufflers size and check out how to replace them with Borla mufflers (also, I would need to cut resonators from exhaust).
After all of upgrades will be done, planning to take the car to Dyno shop for tuning.
What else can I do ????? Ideas and thoughts are welcome !
Thanks guys !