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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Shiny driveshaft.


    I dont know why but I have always drove around in D and went into OD when I reach speed on the highways etc. Must have been how my father taught me.
    Yep, this is also how I do it. I do not let my car go into OD unless it's 50mph or above or I know I'll be able to float along for at least a mile before it has to shift out. And if it shifts into OD, I'll baby the throttle to prevent it from downshifting if I can. The whole OD shift on these is pretty goofy as it is. It's not a bad thing to spin the engine, many a 302 was behind a three speed auto or manual trans and they lived just fine.
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    So I sold my marauder and I finally bought the tires for the 88 mgm
    Front 255/45/18 nitto 555 g2
    Rear. 295/40/18 nitto 555 g2
    Should install them today after work will take pic tomorrow with them installed. Also might be receiving the adtr rear arms some time next week. Will take more pics when they get here
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    Haven’t posted pic but here’s a few pictures of the car they look good and there a few pic of the rear control arms I should install them Sunday hopefully
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    Looks good.
    I like the black against the grey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitymerc View Post
    Looks good.
    I like the black against the grey.
    Thanks
    I know some of y’all seen them on ig and fb but for y’all that haven’t heres a few pics of the rear control arms from adtr. Half way done because of father day and work haven’t had time to finish but when I get out from work I should be done today.
    Pic comparing original arms vs adtr arms
    And smaller rear bar vs 1” bar
    Also I need to figure out how these dam pictures can post right they always end up turning upside down or sideways
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    Darn you Texas dudes and the rust free undercarriages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Darn you Texas dudes and the rust free undercarriages.
    Lol and to me I fell like it’s rusting a lot. 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elias View Post
    Lol and to me I fell like it’s rusting a lot. ��
    Nah... your frame is nice... the body on the other hand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    Nah... your frame is nice... the body on the other hand...
    Just surface rust sly hopefully next year I will be painted with a new top

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elias View Post
    Lol and to me I fell like it’s rusting a lot. ��
    LOL, I know you've seen pictures of my cars. Especially The Ice Car, and the picture you saw on FB was the good side.
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    The Megamerc has a super solid frame, but the body is deteriorating.

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    The new wheels look mean. I love the dish on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    The new wheels look mean. I love the dish on them.
    Thanks

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    Elias,

    Have you put many miles on the new wheel/tire combo?

    Any rubbing or cutting issues?

    Recap, You are running

    295/40/18 Nitto 555 G2s

    1.25" spacer

    6.28 BS

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    I already have

    1.5" spacers

    The wheels I am looking at are

    10" 6.3" BS

    Same tires.

    What think Ye?

    '10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

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    '91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, 'Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitymerc View Post
    Elias,

    Have you put many miles on the new wheel/tire combo?

    Any rubbing or cutting issues?

    Recap, You are running

    295/40/18 Nitto 555 G2s

    1.25" spacer

    6.28 BS

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    __________________________________________________ ____________________

    I already have

    1.5" spacers

    The wheels I am looking at are

    10" 6.3" BS

    Same tires.

    What think Ye?
    Sorry been busy
    I’ve put about 50 miles on them
    Tire size is nitto g2
    295/40/18 rear with 1.25” spacer
    255/45/18 front with 1” spacer
    It does rub the inner fender on the driver side a bit on certain bumps on high speed but it’s probably because I still haven’t put all the bolts back on when I replace it with the 91 inner fender. Right now i haven’t really had time to work on it as much it’s currently sitting on jack stands from the rear. Been working to much with my new job. And been messing with my new to me 04 marauder. But Thursday I get out early so should finish and grease the rear arms.
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    Maurauder, cool! I've wanted one since they came out.

    '10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

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    '91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, 'Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    I haven’t done anything major to my 88 mgm but I received my lower guage pod that I will be using. This it the one I am going to be using. Not finished I will be painting it same color as my a pillar pod. And here’s a few pic
    https://paceperformance.com/i-609441...pod-15022.html

    Edit on first and second pic which do y’all think will would look better guages push towards the back or towards the front and closer to the ash try. Also it will need trimming if installed closer.
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    Here’s how it would look at night
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    Look like the two would be more visible the closer you set the gauge pod towards the front.

    nice piece. Will look nice and finished.

    Way back when..... I used to run three gauges down there with the individual pods mounted to the ash try. The weight of the gauges over bumps would cause the ash try to fly open. Just stared using door panel christmas trees wedged in the back hinge to prevent that from happening.

    Pic from 10 years ago.....

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    Aestheticaly, I like the 1st pic better but visibility while driving is key.

    '10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    ‘87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    '91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, 'Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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