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.
2011 Jaguar XF Black Pack
The highly successful Jaguar XF sports saloon is now available with a
dramatic new appearance pack for customers who want their Jaguar to make an
even stronger visual impact.
The exclusive new Jaguar XF Black Pack brings an added sense of power and
purpose to the sought-after XF range, and follows closely in the wheel
tracks of a similar option on the XK sports car which has aroused huge
interest since its launch earlier in 2010.
Featuring menacing dark-grey 20-inch Draco alloy wheels with diamond turned
rims, a gloss black grille and gloss black window surrounds, the Jaguar XF
Black Pack is available on XF Diesel S, the 5-litre naturally aspirated
petrol and XFR models, with prices starting at £950.
"The Black Pack gives the XF a highly distinctive, very modern and a
slightly edgy appearance," said Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar
UK. "Since the Black Pack and Speed Pack were launched on the XKR sports
car at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, almost half of XKR coupe buyers have
selected one or both options - double our original estimate - and we expect
the Black Pack will generate just as much excitement amongst XF customers."
To provide added exclusivity and to maximise the visual impact, Jaguar XF
Black Pack vehicles can only be specified with a special colour palette
chosen by Jaguar designers, including Polaris White, Spectrum Blue,
Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Lunar Grey and Liquid Silver, plus Kyanite
Blue and Salsa Red which are colours unique to the XFR.
For an even more dramatic effect, the Black Pack can be combined with the
XF Aerodynamic Pack which was launched on XF Diesel S earlier in 2010. This
pack includes a re-profiled front bumper, striking black mesh inserts for
the grille and lower air intakes and the muscular side sills from the XFR.
2011 Ford Taurus
http://www.cherokeeford.com 2011 Ford Taurus presented by Cherokee Ford of
Alpharetta and Woodstock a locally owned Atlanta Dealer of used cars, used
trucks and new Ford Lincoln and Mercury also serving Canton and Roswell
Ford Taurus 3.0L 12v Timing Cover Coolant Leak Repair
This is my favorite gasket set to complete this job-
If the front cover is pitted here is a complete kit front cover included-
If the water pump is needed this is the one to get-
This is the serpentine belt tensioner tool I use Here-
This is the Engine Sealant I recommend-
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
2011 Ford Taurus Limited
http://www.cherokeeford.com 2011 Ford Taurus Limited presented by Cherokee
Ford of Alpharetta and Woodstock a locally owned Atlanta dealer of used
cars, used trucks and New Ford.
2011 Ford Taurus Auto Reviews with Mike West for Pacific Northwest's Automotive Marketplace
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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)
2011 Ford Taurus SHO
Part 2 of a tour around a new 2011 Ford Taurus SHO. Includes the Microsoft
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.
The 2011 MRT PREDATOR
* 2011 Ford Mustang GT
* 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
* 6-speed manual transmission
* Sean Hyland Motorsports twin-screw Supercharger system
* MRT stainless steel axle-back Exhaust
* MRT high-performance stainless steel MaxFlow h-pipe
* ACT lightweight performance clutch
* Dynatech longtube headers
* Shaft Masters aluminum one-piece driveshaft
* H&R coilover suspension package
* MRT rear suspension handling package
* Baer Brakes
Wheels and Tires:
* Forgestar F14 wheels, 20×9 front, 20×11 rear with MRT custom paint
* Pirelli tires, 255/35/20 front, 295/30/20 rear
* Sherwin Williams paint, MRT custom black cherry ghost application
* 3dCarbon Boy Racer styling kit
* MRT paint applications and finishing
* Boss grille
* Shadow tinted glass
* MRT rear window louvers
* SilverHorse Racing quarter windows and billet fuel door
* TMI custom interior design and fabrication
* MRT distributed tilting headrests
* MRT custom interior effects
MRT Performance, Plymouth, MI
2011 Ford Taurus SHO
Located in Lapeer, MI (30 mins East of Flint next Walmart)