Rick Bottom Designs was given the keys to a 2011 Ford Taurus SHO and the custom car builder decided it wanted to hear more from the Blue Oval sedan. The 365-horsepower EcoBoost V6 has been bumped up by a Hahn Racecraft Stage 1 upgrade package, meaning this SHO is now putting out 465 hp. Re-christened as the SHOx, further modifications include a performance Exhaust system, cold air intake kit, large Baer brakes hidden behind 22-inch Axiom forged wheels and a custom body kit.
It's not the engine, however, that is making all the noise. We said Rick Bottom Designs wanted to hear more from the car... so the tuner installed a 16,000 Watt stereo system capable of blaring the most intense block-rockin' beats. The car has been modified to a two-plus-two seating arrangement, and we imagine that potential fifth passenger will be glad they now have to walk, since all his or her Taurus SHOx-riding friends are going to be deaf.
Ford Taurus 3.0L 12v Timing Cover Coolant Leak Repair
In this video I show how to remove the front cover on the 3.0L 12v Vulcan
engine. Coolant leak from the main coolant ports is very common on these.
This can be a very costly repair, with this video I am sure anyone with any
mechanical experience can handle this job with ease.
Tighten bolts in the sequence shown.
Tighten numbers 1-7 to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
Tighten numbers 8-12 to 10 Nm (89 lb-in).
Torque Sequence Illustration
13MM Crank Pulley Bolts- 37 ft lbs
Large Center Dampner Bolt- 107 ft lbs
Wheel Lug Nuts- 100 ft lbs
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2010 Redline Dodge Charger Concept at SEMA
Among Chrysler's homage to the storied past at this year's SEMA Show is
this 2011 Dodge Charger Redline Concept -- the Charger that Mopar
Underground would build if it could. The crimson four-door sits an inch
lower to the ground over 22-inch Super Alloy wheels, all the better to keep
your eyes on the black roof. Other trim pieces include the black spoilers
fore and aft, tinted head- and taillights and a black side scoop to take
you back to the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T.
Under the aluminum hood is a 5.7-liter Hemi wearing Mopar headers, as well
as a cold-air intake and Exhaust. Come
shimmy and shake time, things are kept in better check by a Mopar strut
tower brace. A black and red interior fills out the theme, aluminum bezels
and Katzkin leather keeping it swish and prototype paddle shifters keep it
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AIRAID Intake For Ford Taurus SHO, Ford Flex 3.5L EcoBoost 2010-2012 Install Video
One thing that every car enthusiast is looking for is more power, and Ford
Taurus SHO and Ford Flex owners are no exception. The engineers at AIRAID®
Filter Company have used their extensive experience to design their newest
MXP Series Intake for the 2010, 2011, 2012 Ford SHO EcoBoost & 2010, 2011, 2012 Flex 3.5L EcoBoostturbo. The new MXP Series intake system showed
significant gains on our in-house Mustang Dynamometer with increases of
9HP and 15 ft./lbs. of Torque over stock.
This AIRAID MXP Series Intake also fit's other EcoBoost applications including the 2010, 2011,
2012 Lincoln MKS, and 2010, 2011, 2012 Lincoln MKT with the 3.5L Eco-Boost!
This MXP intake is a complete one-piece cold air-box featuring a blade
style weather strip that keeps the engine heat away from the filter.
Airaid's high flow premium filter consists of a urethane body that won't
crack or shrink and is available in either oiled or non-oiled filtration
technology. The kit also comes with a roto-molded intake tube designed to
maximize airflow and all the necessary hardware for a complete
installation. The simple design makes installation a breeze and it comes
with easy to follow instructions and AIRAID's exclusive "No Hassle"
• One-Piece Roto-Molded Cold Air Box: Isolates Hot Air From The Filter
• High Flow Premium Filter: Maximizes Airflow and Filtration
• Made In The USA: Using Only the Highest Quality Materials
• Bolt On Installation: Easy Installation Using Basic Hand Tools
P/N # 450-260 (Oiled) :
P/N # 451-260 (NON-Oiled)
2013 Ford Taurus SHO Road Test
Can you drift a 2013 Ford Taurus SHO like Nascar racer Carl Edwards does in
the commercial? I tried and couldn't. This press car didn't have the ESC
button in the center console to disable the stability management system so
try as I might, the car would never get sideways.
I did however find out how great this car is at being a world class sedan.
Around town and in the canyons, this 4400 pound vehicle feels flat out
It's also pretty fast, 0-60 in 5.2 seconds will get your attention and the
immensely capable all wheel drive system, huge brakes and fantastic
suspension will keep it.
I'll go on record for loving the eco-Boost engine platform. The 3.5L Twin turbo V6 is only mildly laggy at the low end but
more than makes up for that once it starts to rev. The practical side is
that you could use all 365 horsepower in this car and
still manage fuel mileage in the mid 20's and then on the highway settle in
at about 30 MPG.
Would I own one, heck yes...as long as it had that ESC button in the center
console to disable the stability management systems so that I could four
wheel drift the tires off the thing.
2011 Ford Taurus SHO
Part 2 of a tour around a new 2011 Ford Taurus SHO. Includes the Microsoft
This Isn't Your Grandma's Ford Taurus
Ford specifically chose DUB to debut its 2010 Ford Taurus at the L.A. kick
off event for the Monster Energy 2009 DUB Show Tour on Sunday, March 22.
Ford gave us only 24 hours to create our special DUB Edition 2010 Ford
Taurus and weve created quite a head turner. We tinted the windows, threw
on some DUB badges, lowered the suspension and added a fine pair of wheels
and tires to dramatically change the already sleek look of the car. The
Taurus features a sculpted hood, pronounced front fenders, and character
lines that run front to back ending at the tall trailing edge of the rear
fenders. Go to
for more on the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO.