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Discussion in 'Gen I, II, and III Taurus SHO' started by sb306, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. BLK03-MACH1

    BLK03-MACH1 New Member

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    I have 94 auto that I purchased new. Currently I have 270,948 miles on it (still runs great). I get 22 mpg (mix of city and highway) and I have used the lower octane (87 or 89) for over three years with no issues.
     
  2. yamahaSHO

    yamahaSHO Member Established Member

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    Yes, the first diff was your fault... And so was the second one. You bought one that was "supposedly reinforced" and it blew... When the pin is already broken, it can come out of your case during normal driving. That's generally what happens. It's Quaife or bust.

    However, if you really would rather have an ATX, you're definitely going to have tranny problems down the road.


    To the guy who said they're cheap. Yep, they're cheap to buy, but bringing it back up to operational status is the killer. If you get one that doesn't have a clean body for cheap, it's not worth it.

    FWIW, I just moved from Denver to Omaha and got 27mpg averaging 80mph with the windows down and the trunk loaded down. My Civic got 37mpg with more weight and the AC going.
     
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  3. sb306

    sb306 New Member Established Member

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    Well the paseo pulled a little over 44 mpg out of the second tank after the halfshafts, wheel bearings and max pressure tires(and a K&N LOL). Went 294 miles and took 6.5 gallons to fill it back up. pretty cool.
     
  4. SHOspeedProject

    SHOspeedProject New Member Established Member

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    NICE!
     
  5. BuckChoklit

    BuckChoklit Schooled by Satan Established Member

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    Well, I got the transmission from someone that everybody in the SHO community knows and loves. From what they told me, it was basically indestructible. Three other people supposedly had the same reinforced differential and beat the shit out of it. Not only did I not beat on it, but it had less than 5k on it before it shit on itself.
     
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  6. blue92

    blue92 Member Established Member

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    The supercharged guys here in Texas don't run those axles, they'd rater have that part break than break something in the transmission. Axles are cheaper and easier to replace than having to rebuild a transmission.
     
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  7. RedJet

    RedJet New Member Established Member

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    I've been looking into getting an SHO as well.
     
  8. Team Dave

    Team Dave I broke something Established Member

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    Fantastic post. :sleeping:
     
  9. yamahaSHO

    yamahaSHO Member Established Member

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    I'm thinking of washing my SHO.....



    :)
     
  10. sb306

    sb306 New Member Established Member

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    i bought a paseo :poke:

    edit: also turned my man card in afterwards. lol
     
  11. yamahaSHO

    yamahaSHO Member Established Member

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    You would have had to do that if you bought a SHO too, so don't feel bad.:dancenana:
     
  12. nicknelson7

    nicknelson7 New Member

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    i bought my sho from a girl .... lmao

    i think the 03 cobra and new R6 in the garage at the time let me hold half my man card..... now all are gone including the sho right before the tranny blew hahaha
     

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