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by Sporktek
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Best fit tool box for cargo area?
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Best fit tool box for cargo area?

I've got an 08 TX and the cargo cavity behind the back seat is just over 40" wide by 15" long. I'm assuming that's The same for all Freestyles and TXs. Has anyone found a good sturdy plastic storage box that'll fill this space? I'm looking to carry a small trolley (floor) jack, a toolkit that includ...
by Sporktek
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 2008 Taurus X AWD problem
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: 2008 Taurus X AWD problem

Will the Freestyle procedure work for the Taurus X? They use different transmissions, but I'm not sure if the PTU is the same unit.
by Sporktek
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Adding factory remote start?
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Adding factory remote start?

Has anyone here done this? I don't like hokey "bypass" third-party addons if there's an OEM solution that will work. I have run across listings like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-OEM-REMOTE-CAR-START-MODULE-FORD-LINCOLN-MERCURY-7L2Z-19G367-AA/222744695556?fits=Make%3AFord%7CModel%3ATaurus...
by Sporktek
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 2009 Ford Taurus X. LED Headlights.
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: 2009 Ford Taurus X. LED Headlights.

Here's some pics of that mod. Notice the "thickness" of the Intrepid housings - there's a shot of the openings that I had to make in the top and bottom to fit the projectors that I used (and they are about the smallest available). There's a high beam and low beam comparison and of course a picture o...
by Sporktek
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 2009 Ford Taurus X. LED Headlights.
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: 2009 Ford Taurus X. LED Headlights.

The "right" way to do an LED upgrade (or HID) is to use projectors. Halogen housings have a reflector design that takes into account the precise location and size of the halogen filament(s). LEDs are configured differently. Most, LED setups feature a flat heat-sink perpendicular to the base upon whi...
by Sporktek
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: SelectShift upgrade for TX?
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: SelectShift upgrade for TX?

Second addendum: "SelectShift" may not be the proper brand name to use here. What I, of course, mean, is any generic "manually shifted automatic" scheme. Not necessarily the dual dry clutch automatically managed manual transmission that is the "Ford SelectShift".
by Sporktek
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: SelectShift upgrade for TX?
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: SelectShift upgrade for TX?

Also, inb4 "I've never researched this but it can't be done because it's a totally different transmission unit." It isn't. For that, I offer this addendum: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM-Ford_6-speed_automatic_transmission The Taurus X utilizes the GM-Ford 6T transmission and it is shared with v...
by Sporktek
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: SelectShift upgrade for TX?
Replies: 2
Views: 232

SelectShift upgrade for TX?

A little background: years ago I did an AutoStick upgrade on a 94 Dodge Intrepid. Autostick as a feature was released in 96, within the first generation Intrepid production run, and prior to OBDII, so the upgrade is trivial. The transmission is a mechanically identical electronically controlled unit...
by Sporktek
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: From Sync 6 Disc To OEM Touch Screen Nav?
Replies: 0
Views: 330

From Sync 6 Disc To OEM Touch Screen Nav?

Picked up an 08 Taurus X Eddie Bauer edition today. There was a nearly identical 08 EB TX next to it on the lot that had JUST sold that had the OEM touch screen nav. Mine has the Microsoft Sync 6 Disc changer instead. Can the touch screen be swapped directly in for the 6 Disc unit, if so, anything t...