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Loki-MKZ

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    U.S. Great Lakes
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    Illinois
  • My MKZ's Year
    2017

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  1. Loki-MKZ

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    I drove 14 hours yesterday, we decided to get it over with. The transmission exhibited an abrupt 1-2 shift a few times but averaging 72 mph for the entire trip I averaged 27.7 mpg, one reason is because on my way home a guy in a Honda Accord V6 drove straight up my tailpipe going around a long curve merging off of 290 West to get onto Rt 20. I put the car into sport mode and gav it some gas, now it's true the MKZ is no Sport sedan but it actually does better than other non Sport sedans in the twisties. He couldn't keep up and of course we ended up next to each other at the stop light where I figured I'd just let him go but no, I looked over to my left and he and his girlfriend looked like they thought they were going to whup on an old fart in his old fart Lincoln. The light went green, he gave it everything he had, I waited a sec before hitting the gas and then floored it and the car responded with the front tires screeching for grip and blowing by him like he went into reverse. What a waste of gas, I knew what the result would be and it went exactly like that but watching it happen it drove home the point that the way the MKZ sits right now if I race a stock 3v Mustang GT, a lightly or more modified 2v New Edge GT it isn't even going to be a race and it may very well scare a few gen 1 Coyote's if not give them a run. I'm trying to envision Lincoln execs as engineering has delivered to them a new 3.0 twin turbo that delivers 400hp / 400 torque, screw Ford it's about time we had some fun. I have seen other 3.0's on the road, but they are driven exactly like the 2.0's and 3.7's, very conservatively not that I expect them to be street racing but Lincoln has a rep for old folks driving slow cars. I fully intend to use that when I go to Great Lakes Dragaway this Spring, I'm going to let the car cool down when I get there and I'm going to pick and choose a few Mustang's running what I think my car will run and then I'm going to ask them if they want a go. I'm pretty sure of the responses, like, you're kidding right? I simply can't wait, who would have thought I bought a new Mustang GT April 2018 and then I would trade in a lease for what I thought might be a 3.7 MKZ only to find out it's the mighty 3.0 twin turbo that turns out to put the same kind of smile on my face when driving, incredible. 😜
  2. Loki-MKZ

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    I disabled the function, I'll re-enable it in the Spring.
  3. Loki-MKZ

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    The power folding mirrors on my MKZ have issues with very cold temps and freezing up so they don't fold. I turned the folding feature off even though the dealer says no need. Well if no need why did they have to repair them, so I'll leave that off until Spring. I also wonder about the future of the MKZ, I could see keeping mine until 2021 and then trading in for a new one with maybe a hybrid design making 450+hp and 500lbft of torque or more, I can wish. :) As for the Mustang, we'll have to see but an AWD version with more power, oh yeah that would be awesome. An option to dis-engage the front wheels for some fun like Mercedes does would be fantastic.
  4. Loki-MKZ

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    Well, I received my Livernois tunes, a 91 and 93 octane tune. I uploaded it to my car, not exactly blown away by the tuner interface, when it was done it didn't say complete or finished, just key off ignition for 3 seconds so I figured it was done. I read the information sent with the tune and it states the transmission may shift funny while it's re-learning, that's for sure! It shifted like it was drunk at first even my wife was asking me what the hell is going on with your car?? About half way to work it seems to have sorted itself out. Throttle tip in is incredible, just a bit of throttle and boost comes on and you're passing people with zero effort. It has always done this but it's better now. Full throttle will set the front tires begging for grip until the back tires are engaged which is very fast but still, the tires are not adequate for this power level, so what the tune does give is enough to want me to get better tires. The butt dyno says the car is definitely making more power you can feel, perhaps the timing comes in sooner and higher because it honestly feels like there is more kick than before. Starting at 1/4 of the way to work I babied it and drove normal, I noticed it likes to stay in 5th longer than it did before the tune so when I hit 40mph I now paddle shift into 6th and I notice the converter seems to lock up and you can just use boost/torque to gain momentum and while doing so it doesn't use as much gas as before. Most times I tested this I am at 21/22 mpg when I get to work, today I was at 24.9 keeping in mind I had to make sure to up-shift at 40 into 6th. I haven't done a full throttle 1/4 mile run yet, but so far I'm very impressed with the acceleration. I have a 5 hour drive on Monday which should help get the transmission learning fully sorted and I plan a couple of full throttle test runs as well.
  5. Loki-MKZ

    3.0T Performance Modifications

    Agreed, I've only had mine for 2 months and no real road trip yet so mine is going to work 24 miles, it's just too easy to tip into boost to pass traffic with damn near no effort. Completely different way to accelerate compared to my Mustang GT.
  6. Loki-MKZ

    3.0T Performance Modifications

    I think getting 28 mpg hwy in a 4200lb car with AWD and 400hp is pretty economical. 😁
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    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    Zalvern, Yep, over there I'm Loki GT. :) The GT Premium 401A is an awesome package, mine is the 400A package so doesn't have the fancy LCD gagues.
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    3.0T Performance Modifications

    Yep, Lincoln couldn't have that "Ecoboost" moniker for a Luxury brand, I found it funny when it was released that the MKZ and Continental would have the 400hp AWD version and not Ford models. That was when the decision was made to get the MKZ. I was hoping to not have to buy tires but I have to I have to, we'll see.
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    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    Oh this is all I'm doing to the Lincoln, I'm going to race it at GLD once in the Spring and that's it, daily driver with a kick. The Mustang is my performance car and will be getting all the goodies, been owning most versions of the Mustang since 1985.
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    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    I noticed the first night that at full boost all 4 tires are straining which blew my mind. I'm looking into some better ones.
  11. Loki-MKZ

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    I just bought the tuner/tune for my MKZ, can't wait to see how it runs!
  12. Loki-MKZ

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    Well I'll be a monkeys uncle, now I have to call them again. I just received an email my car might be ready today so I need to order this fast.
  13. Loki-MKZ

    Izzy's Showroom

    I used to compete back in the mid 80's in sound competitions, took a few first place trophies. This reminds me of those days. I no longer install big systems in my cars due to 5 decades of playing music a bit too loud. So I of course built a 4000 watt 11.3 channel Home Theater that will rattle your eye balls and give people with a pace maker palpitations (yeah, figured that out the hard way). So I still crank it once in a while but actually use the power headroom for better dynamics and to ensure 11 channels get all the power they need while the massive subs have 1500 watt amps each. I want to upgrade the car stereo, I just don't keep the cars long enough.
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    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    I thought you only get one tune?
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    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    We have the same color MKZ, I also have a new Mustang I'm modifying a bit with a Steeda closed CAI/Tune, the Mustang is almost the same color, Royal Crimson.
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