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    Quote Originally Posted by Invective View Post
    Hmmm...where do I start? Recalling my HS days - we usually wanted to change out the radio, wheels and exhaust first, no questions asked. Perfectly good cars turned into sht within 6 months. OP is clearly brand new to Marauder (and cars in general?). Air Suspension, EATC for starters.
    I'm sure the cars from your HS days would have shocked drivers from the 1920's with how advanced they were

    EATC and air ride can be found on Ford products from the mid to late 1980's. Hell, a 80's Mark 7 and Continental had 4 wheel air ride, we don't even have that!

    Again, these cars are simplistic, I mean for Christ sake, how advanced is a car when two methods of fixing its electronics are "hit it" (The BCM and LCM).


    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedMarauder View Post
    New to the Marauder, yes. New to cars with finicky parts, no. My past 3 cars have been a 2004 Lincoln LS V8, a 2010 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost, and a 2014 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost. I currently own (along with the Marauder) a 2016 Ford Edge Sport. The Lincoln LS cost me more money to fix the more complex parts than I'd care to admit. I was just asking for some specs of some components. I went into this eyes wide open. It's 16 years old. Things are going to break. Parts are becoming scarce. I have every maintenance record for the car from the past 16 years. It was garage-kept until sold. I've done my homework.
    You have NOTHING to fear if you came from owning a LS V8. The Marauder specific parts are getting scarce yes, but since most of this car is the same as your basic panther platform, plenty of service parts will be around for decades to come.

    Top tip, since the forum search function is trash, if you need to search anything, open google and use site:mercurymarauder.net followed by whatever you need. it'll search just this forum for your query.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedMarauder View Post
    New to the Marauder, yes. New to cars with finicky parts, no. My past 3 cars have been a 2004 Lincoln LS V8, a 2010 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost, and a 2014 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost. I currently own (along with the Marauder) a 2016 Ford Edge Sport. The Lincoln LS cost me more money to fix the more complex parts than I'd care to admit. I was just asking for some specs of some components. I went into this eyes wide open. It's 16 years old. Things are going to break. Parts are becoming scarce. I have every maintenance record for the car from the past 16 years. It was garage-kept until sold. I've done my homework.
    This is good news - probably should have put a bit of this into your original posting. Be prepared as you will experience the gamut of responses. Be sure to check out the numerous Marauder FB pages too. Welcome to the world of the 4th gen Mercury Marauder - previous generations are welcome too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadkarter View Post
    I'm sure the cars from your HS days would have shocked drivers from the 1920's with how advanced they were

    EATC and air ride can be found on Ford products from the mid to late 1980's. Hell, a 80's Mark 7 and Continental had 4 wheel air ride, we don't even have that!

    Again, these cars are simplistic, I mean for Christ sake, how advanced is a car when two methods of fixing its electronics are "hit it" (The BCM and LCM).
    The OP decided to make his position clear well after his first post - strange. Now that we know portions of his itinerary(?), you may decide to state something worthwhile - or not. Many here make complete fools of themselves for no clear reason, other than to assert some form of obtuse 'supremacy'(?). The choice is yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invective View Post
    The OP decided to make his position clear well after his first post - strange. Now that we know portions of his itinerary(?), you may decide to state something worthwhile - or not.

    He asked about speakers and exhaust work. He wasn't asking how to strap a Saturn V rocket to his car on a P71 owners budget.



    Quote Originally Posted by Invective View Post
    Many here make complete fools of themselves for no clear reason, other than to assert some form of obtuse 'supremacy'(?). The choice is yours.
    Okay dude, coming from the guy posting like a boomer lost on facebook


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    440rwhp & 406rwtq Tuned by Adam @ Revolution Automotive

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    This thread hurts my head...

    A couple of SIMPLE questions and steered directly into the business end of a freight train.


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    I put a pioneer bluetooth player in my marauder. It required triming the radio bezel no big deal.

    I have the 6.5" JL w3v2 sub but hadnt cut the box to make it fit. The heat gun idea is much more appealing to me will try ir when i can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadkarter View Post
    Okay dude, coming from the guy posting like a boomer lost on facebook
    I had the same feeling.

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    One more noob question. What is the difference between the 4.6 4V in the Marauder and the one from the Cobra other than the supercharger? I'm assuming the heads are different as well. Just curious.
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    Heads are the same. Both have "C" heads

    The bottom end is the difference. Cobra is a low compression, forged internal, steel block
    Marauder is high compression, non forged internal, aluminum block

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    Do not go to ford and get the LCM light control module repaired, they will hack your wiring..
    Guy on here repairs them.
    Forget replacing the stock subwoofer, just use a stock amp on a 8 inch 4th order box off eBay and your choice of subwoofer, sounds 3.785 times better..
    Summit sells stainless steel 3 or 4 inch by 24? Tips for about 30-44.00 each. Even have the rolled edge too..

    Get a tune, Marty's shift schedule alone will change how nice the car drives

    change all the fluids and filters and buy new tires
    The twins2.3 whipple/aluminatorVortech V-2 lots of goodies

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    OP. I repair EATC's, compass, LCM and BCM. I can also supply LEDs, HIDs and other goodies. See the MARAUDER INNOVATIONS forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedMarauder View Post
    One more noob question. What is the difference between the 4.6 4V in the Marauder and the one from the Cobra other than the supercharger? I'm assuming the heads are different as well. Just curious.
    2003 heads have 4 threads for the spark plugs while the 2004 heads have 9 threads for the spark plugs as I recall. Spark plug torque is critical, around 12 ft lbs. Just had my spark plugs changed for the very first time ever, at 47,900+ miles. 2004 4.6L DOHC motors also have two knock sensors, vs. the 2003 4.6L DOHC, with one knock sensor - presumably to allow the pcm to respond quicker to combustion parameters, octane differences, etc.
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