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    New owner In NY

    Hello, I am a new Marauder owner in NY in lower Westchester. I will be scouring the boards for info. Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself.

    Nick

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    Welcome aboard!
    2003 Marauder 300B,
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    Welcome and Congratulations! There is a ton of info on this forum. Reach out to Marty Ochs at www.mosspeedshop.com at (914) 582-6262 for a tune so you can really enjoy your car! Also, since you're a new owner, check out this great website for a ton of information such as owner's manuals, specs, etc. (Credit goes to Gdmjoe):

    http://www.gdmjoe.com/marauder/documents/documents.html

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    I already did contact Marty, My first items on the list are Tune, K&N cold air Intake, Mufflers/exhaust, coolant crossover rear of heads, the usual starter pack. Open to suggestions for maintenance, care, mods. I will be using Mobil one and either factory or Wix oil filters. I also ordered The Marty report and Marauder Certificate
    Last edited by NickT02LS; 02-05-2021 at 07:38 AM.

    2003 Marauder Purchased Feb. 2021 from original owner 62,000 miles
    Cylinder Head Cooling Mod from Marty
    K&N Cold Air Intake
    SCT 4 with custom Tune
    Stainless Works Cat Back exhaust with Magnaflow 10416 mufflers
    4:10 gears with Cobra Carbon posi disc and Ford Girdle cover
    Real Oil pressure gauge Autometer
    Morimoto XB LED fog lights from Panther Lights
    Headlight bulbs GTR Lighting Ultra 2.0 from Panther Lights
    TCI Trans. Pan
    Aeromotive 340 fuel pump


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    The cooling mod is definitely the important one. Some of the ones that I really like are:

    a) Marty Tune;
    b) 4.10 Ford Performance Gears;
    c) K&N CAI
    d) Stainless Works headers;
    e) Metco Control Arms and Watts link;
    f) Addco front and rear sway bars;
    g) TCE Performance Stainless Brake Hose Kit;
    h) And of course, Boost!

    You may also want to take a look at a set of new Timing Chain Guides / Tensioners when the time comes. This thread will help you:
    https://www.mercurymarauder.net/foru...des-Tensioners

    Many of us do the mods over time, so don't feel you have to do it all at once. Once the mod bug hits, it's hard to stop.
    You'll find that Marty, Zack, Jerry and Jim (Fastblackmerc) thoroughly know these cars.

    You mentioned that you're in Westchester. If you plan to drive year-round, you will want to wash it often to keep it clean, otherwise the rust will creep up on the fenders and underneath. It can happen in less than two years and it's a never-ending battle.
    Last edited by Ambitious1; 02-05-2021 at 08:27 AM.

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    Thank you, I know about the bug. In the 90's I had a repair shop we mostly did Mustangs and other popular performance cars of that time. I am trying to not go over board and keep reliability (yea I know, we all say not gonna do this or that ). After my beginner pack will see how long before I am bored and want more

    2003 Marauder Purchased Feb. 2021 from original owner 62,000 miles
    Cylinder Head Cooling Mod from Marty
    K&N Cold Air Intake
    SCT 4 with custom Tune
    Stainless Works Cat Back exhaust with Magnaflow 10416 mufflers
    4:10 gears with Cobra Carbon posi disc and Ford Girdle cover
    Real Oil pressure gauge Autometer
    Morimoto XB LED fog lights from Panther Lights
    Headlight bulbs GTR Lighting Ultra 2.0 from Panther Lights
    TCI Trans. Pan
    Aeromotive 340 fuel pump


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    Just saying hello.
    Jay
    03 MM, DBP, Charcoal, 6disk, HS, organizer, spoiler Mods: Z&M arms, Beamtech Led headlight bulbs, LED turns, ditch, tails, reverse & interior(blue), oil deflector, U-Hall Tranny pan. running stock size Cooper Zeon RS3-G1

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    Greetings! Welcome to the board!!!
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    Metco Control Arms & Watts Link
    SW Headers and Exhaust
    Accessories By FastBlackMerc
    4.10 Gears
    Aeroforce Gauges
    Pantherlights Headlamps

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    Hello from
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    Where are you at? I’m in New Rochelle
    I got a couple lean mean street fighting machines

    2003 Mercury Marauder
    1996 Chevy Impala SS
    2002 Toyota Corolla (RIP)
    2006 Chrysler 300 Touring

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    very nice - good to see my fellow new yorkers on the site
    Thank God for freedom, thank god for America

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyP2011 View Post
    Where are you at? I’m in New Rochelle
    I am in New Rochelle as well, by Costco side

    2003 Marauder Purchased Feb. 2021 from original owner 62,000 miles
    Cylinder Head Cooling Mod from Marty
    K&N Cold Air Intake
    SCT 4 with custom Tune
    Stainless Works Cat Back exhaust with Magnaflow 10416 mufflers
    4:10 gears with Cobra Carbon posi disc and Ford Girdle cover
    Real Oil pressure gauge Autometer
    Morimoto XB LED fog lights from Panther Lights
    Headlight bulbs GTR Lighting Ultra 2.0 from Panther Lights
    TCI Trans. Pan
    Aeromotive 340 fuel pump


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    Quote Originally Posted by NickT02LS View Post
    I am in New Rochelle as well, by Costco side
    Oh **** I’m on Pelham Road lol
    I got a couple lean mean street fighting machines

    2003 Mercury Marauder
    1996 Chevy Impala SS
    2002 Toyota Corolla (RIP)
    2006 Chrysler 300 Touring

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    We are close then. I bought the car in Florida last month and it has been there since. Currently getting transported here and should be here by Tuesday.


    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyP2011 View Post
    Oh **** I’m on Pelham Road lol

    2003 Marauder Purchased Feb. 2021 from original owner 62,000 miles
    Cylinder Head Cooling Mod from Marty
    K&N Cold Air Intake
    SCT 4 with custom Tune
    Stainless Works Cat Back exhaust with Magnaflow 10416 mufflers
    4:10 gears with Cobra Carbon posi disc and Ford Girdle cover
    Real Oil pressure gauge Autometer
    Morimoto XB LED fog lights from Panther Lights
    Headlight bulbs GTR Lighting Ultra 2.0 from Panther Lights
    TCI Trans. Pan
    Aeromotive 340 fuel pump


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