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blksn8k2

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  1. Hard to say how hard anyone was trying but the Fords did post the 1st and 3rd fastest times during test session #6. One of the Vettes was 2nd. https://us.motorsport.com/imsa/news/tincknell-mazda-roar-daytona-Sunday/4320019/
  2. IMSA's BOP numbers for the Ford GT in the GT Le Mans class were upped for the Roar Before the 24. Gained 20 kg of weight and lost boost between 5500 and 7200 rpm while most competitors were given more favorable numbers.
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    Left-over 2018 F-150

    Added Husky brand rear wheel well liners and some off-brand splash guards. Looking at tonneau covers next.
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    Lemon Law Vehicles

    Price dropped another $505. Don't everyone flock to WI all at the same time...
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    Harvick's 2019 Mustang

    Funny, I somehow missed the roll cage option in the Mustang Ordering Guide. And the air bag delete option. And the racing slicks option... They might be close to a stock body but they are not a totally stock car either. V8 Supercars might look a little more stock than a NASCAR Mustang but they have a tube chassis underneath too. The bodies that NASCAR rules dictate today have evolved over time for a lot of reasons, some of which were initiated by the manufacturers trying to get a competitive advantage. Remember the Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Ford Torino Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler? NASCAR didn't dictate those bodies but they did try to rein them in. I'm not saying what they have today couldn't be better, but there are reasons why they are what they are and driver and fan safety have a lot to do with it along with trying to maintain a level playing field. As long as aerodynamics play such an important role in building a competitive and relatively safe race car that will see speeds approaching or even exceeding 200 mph you are never going to see a totally "stock" body in NASCAR.
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    Harvick's 2019 Mustang

    NASCAR "stock" cars haven't been stock since the sixties and the same could be said for most racing series everywhere. "Stock" cars wouldn't last 50 miles on the tracks where NASCAR races and very few drivers would survive a serious crash. Even if they did they couldn't see where they are going once the airbags deployed anyway. 😲
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    Harvick's 2019 Mustang

    Maybe, but they weren't really that competitive in pack racing last year either. The only reason Dillon won the Daytona 500 was because he wrecked Almirola on the last lap. I would also be surprised if anyone, including NASCAR, knew that far in advance what the 2019 rules were going to be. They seem to be in reaction mode trying anything and everything to fill the stands and get kids to look up from their phones.
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    Harvick's 2019 Mustang

    I don't see Ford having the same issues as Chevy did last year. The new rules package for 2019 will create somewhat of an even playing field. In other words, everyone will be starting from scratch, especially on the intermediate (mile-and-a-half) tracks where not only will they be dealing with different body rules but also reduced horsepower thanks to the new restricted engine package for those tracks. Look for more pack racing and, unfortunately, more wrecks and more unpredictable results. If anything, Ford should have an advantage just based on the recent history of Roush-Yates engines under the old restrictor plate rules. Doug Yates learned well from his dad how to make a choked Ford run and staying up front means staying out of more wrecks. The other factor that everyone seems to want to ignore is the fact that GM's best team (Hendrick) had very few experienced drivers last year. That meant that it was going to take longer for them to figure out what the Camaro body needed to be competitive as opposed to Ford with their veteran driver lineups at SHR and Team Penske and Toyota with JGR and Furniture Row.
  9. I'm fully aware of where Nair landed. What I would be more interested in is why he left Ford. Seems to me he was one of the few in management who understood the meaning of the word performance and made sure all of Ford's performance vehicles lived up to their expectations. Did he do something really worth his fate or was he the victim of a witch hunt?
  10. The problem is most of those other products are not as profitable and global competition makes it more difficult to make any green.
  11. Even though I didn't take delivery until Jan 3rd, the paperwork on my '18 F-150 was signed on 12/31/18 so I guess I contributed to those 2018 numbers. Happy New Year!
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    TFL, Ranger at Moab

    I'm impressed. But still happy that I went the F-150.
  13. So what really happened to Raj? Did he get caught asking Siri out on a date?😉
  14. OK, I'll bite. WTF is a 90s OBS single cab?
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    Window Sticker Lookup

    Ice, I think reyrey01 is the one who is wanting to look up a VIN.
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