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#1 DeviLSh

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:01 PM

Hi all,

 

I wanted to introduce myself here, as I just picked up a 2014 cpo'd MKZ a few weeks ago. It is currently 1 of 2 Lincolns I own, the other being a 2006 LS V8 Sport. I owned a 2001 LS as well years ago.

 

I bought this car to be a comfy, classy and reliable daily, as the LS receives a lot of modifications and is generally more of a needy car. I like to document everything I do with my vehicles, so I will continue to do so here with the MKZ. Looking forward to meeting you all, and becoming part of the MKZ community.

 

Details on the car:

Sterling Grey / Charcoal

2014 MKZ 3.7 awd

Preferred, Tech Pkg, and Pano Roof

25k miles

Charcoal gray 19's

 

So far I love the power delivery of the 3.7, and I have pleasantly surprised with how stiff the car becomes in suspension and steering in 'S' mode. The looks/styling of the car are fantastic, and so far I am a happy owner!

 

I need to take some better pics, but here are two for now.

 

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First on the to do list will be window tint, and I am going to attempt the stubby antenna. Would also like to give it a fresh detail, as the dealer just did a general clean before delivery.

 

-devin


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#2 Airflow

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:13 PM

That gray looks great with those wheels. Welcome!

#3 drolds1

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:09 PM

Glad you're here, Devin! 

 

Now we're on two Lincoln forums. ;)



#4 DeviLSh

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 10:24 PM

Coming up on the first month of ownership, and still enjoying it! Work finally slowed down, so we had some time to take care of the first couple of changes on the car, as well as document them. I went ahead and took advantage of the weather/sunset tonight to snap a few better images.

 

This week the car received:

1) 20% tint all around (no front windshield)

2) Removed rear emblems

3) Installed stubby antenna, from Cravenspeed.com

 

Let me know what you think!

 

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Edited by DeviLSh, 23 April 2017 - 10:25 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 01:13 AM

I like the debadged look, Devin.



#6 MediumWilly22

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:53 PM

Great color/wheel combo. Debadge is a must. Don't sleep on the 3.7

#7 jmcgliss

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:13 PM

Beautiful shots. Those are my favorite wheels.



#8 DeviLSh

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:02 PM

Installed the Steeda RSB last night - 45min or so and I was back on the road. So far we really like the way it has sharped the handling on the car. I wrote a formal write-up in the chassis forum

 

RSB write-up here

 

Also, while running around today, I could not resist taking a shot of the mkz with some fairly modern architecture/design in the background. Also including on of her older sister too. (My LS)

 

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Have a good weekend!


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#9 jmcgliss

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:39 AM

Very nice!



#10 DeviLSh

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:30 PM

Still here - hope everyone had a good holiday, just hit 40k in the mkz. Had it listed for a while (still do on here/ cars.com) but not in a rush to sell it. A fantastic car, really.

 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

Nice!



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

Good to hear from you, Devin.  Happy new year.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:09 PM

Looks great! Don’t sell it!

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:24 PM

Only 8 months with it?  Why the urge to sell?

 

Never mind...read your classified ad here...you want something larger.  GLWS!


Edited by sleestack1, 05 January 2018 - 10:28 PM.


#15 DeviLSh

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:34 AM

Yeah I would like something bigger ideally (I would love to own a wagon again) but I also wouldn't mind a 3.0t MKZ if prices come down some more. Either way, I still love this car, so I am not dying to get rid of it.

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Last night we flirted with Forscan in an effort to change my DRL's from dedicated (white) to Turns (Amber). That was unsuccesful, however, we did change the following:

 

1 - Added AWD gauge to cluster menu

2 - Increased HSW temp to 94*

3 - Removed courtesy honk when key goes out of range from running car.

4 - Removed seat belt chimes for both seats

 

In addition, I was able to find a vin on cars.com of  few mkz's that have the summer handling package. Going to look into as-built data and compare these cars to mine, to see if I can pinpoint the EPAS and CCD settings and move them to my car.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

Is the AWD gage actually functional?



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:26 AM

In our X it just shows the torque distribution to front vs. rear. Under acceleration it goes to all four wheels and as soon as you let off and cruise it goes to full FWD.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:46 PM

That's exactly what it's supposed to do.



#19 DeviLSh

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

The gauge shows up in the tach area, under the driver assist menu - but as far as I can tell its not functioning.


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