Join Date: May 2005
Location: Leesburg, Florida, USA
Re: Taurus/Sable Accesories/Modifications
Hey, I'll have a go. Just noticed your request and thought I'd chime in. My 1994 Sable wagon is a pretty darn good car. Very pretty and very comfortable. In many ways one of the best cars I've ever owned (That covers a lot of territory!)
Mine has a 3.8 and, of course, the transmission failed. I had it upgraded to the latest clutches so the new transmission should be good to go for the duration. I suppose that counts as a modification.
I've put in a bit more powerful headlight bulbs and have polished the headlights. Added small fog lamps under the bumper aimed out to the sides to cover the dark area that the headlights ignore. I changed the horn to a Maserati air horn (I've always used these. It's just fun!). I've changed my front seats to nice, plush vinyl. Who ever started this idiocy of cloth seats? We moved past that garbage long, long ago. Leather or good vinyl doesn't stain, feels great, looks great, can be cleaned and feels good even when entering or leaving the car. And it just looks better!
I've added an inexpensive CD player, just because. My only real complaint is the mushy rear end handling. I want oversteer, darnit! I've finally found a supplier for the Addco rear antiroll bar that is actually strong enough for the job. It hasn't arrived here yet, I'll follow up when it does. I'm still looking for a source for stiffer suspension bushings, especially for the rear.
Hey, Tbird - I'm interested in that dimming rear view mirror with compass that you have. I wasn't aware of such an item from Ford. Where do I find one?
As for Gordon above - I've "reported" his abusive posts. Nobody needs to read that kind of stuff. We all know those words but decent people don't write them. Does the "reporting" of this sort of thing do anything?