2000 Mercury Cougar...

JScullin

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Technically it's in storage since October. But yesterday was too nice so I went for a ride. Needs a wash & wax before it snows.









Waxed pic from a different day:

 

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Minus the tinted tails and ridiculous hood you got yourself a nice car there. I like the stance it has going on, how much is it lowered and any vroom vroom mods?
 

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The dual-exhaust looks great. I think I'd like other wheels better, and the hood is a little much for me, but all-in-all, looks good.

Have you looked for the "3rd eye" taillight cover?

Done a 2001-MY interior swap yet? ;-p
 

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Minus the tinted tails and ridiculous hood you got yourself a nice car there. I like the stance it has going on, how much is it lowered and any vroom vroom mods?
Thanks. I like the meaner look the tail covers gave it. Plus I have a whole black & blue them going (minus the 3rd light still). Hood is love or hate, no hard feelings. Is it the paint or the hood in general out of curiosity?

Mods:
- KKM intake
- MSDS headers & y-pipe
- True Borla exhaust
- NPG rear 278mm disc kit
- R1 slotted & drilled rotors & Mintex A/F pads
- Koni's w/Ground Controls
- OMP fsb
- ST200 rear strut tower brace
- Roush rsb
- Visteon body kit (front lip not installed)
- Kaminari hood
- GTO taillight covers
- Cheap wheels & even cheaper tire package.


The dual-exhaust looks great. I think I'd like other wheels better, and the hood is a little much for me, but all-in-all, looks good.

Have you looked for the "3rd eye" taillight cover?

Done a 2001-MY interior swap yet? ;-p
I can't find a set of black wheels that I like (or can afford). So I get close. I keep meaning to hit a tint shop up for some scrap I can wrap it in. Maybe over the Winter.

I have some '01 interior pieces waiting to be installed when I get more together.
 

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Can you swap a KLZE into those cars?
 

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Was that the SVT Contour/Mondeo engine that was supposed to go in the never-actually-happened-but-still-shows-up-on-tirerack.com-anyways Cougar S?
 

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It was essentially an SVT 2.5l. They never offered the 3.0 as an option and they really should have. Even dropping in a standard 3l gives the car more life from the torque alone. You can run the a/c and not feel it sap power from the motor like it does on the 2.5l.

Why they offered it up on Sables and Taurus's and not this is beyond me.
 

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Why the hell did you go for that hood?



Seriously.
 

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Is it legal to tint the 3rd brake light in MA? Because if it is, I think you should get it to match the other lights.

Other than that, great ride! I usually don't like the Cougar, but that body makes it look good.

Pssst. Post more pictures of the P71
 

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I love the color of your car but I just don't like the design of the hood and the matte grey, I don't really like two tone though, but this is all personal preference so no big.

Nice mods too, dyno'd it by chance?
 

JScullin

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Is it legal to tint the 3rd brake light in MA? Because if it is, I think you should get it to match the other lights.

Other than that, great ride! I usually don't like the Cougar, but that body makes it look good.

Pssst. Post more pictures of the P71

The covers on there now are illegal. But I put in LED bulbs so it shines bright enough to pass and be easily visible at night/day. The 3rd I'll have to do the same for but plan to. Just never think of it.

I love the color of your car but I just don't like the design of the hood and the matte grey, I don't really like two tone though, but this is all personal preference so no big.

Nice mods too, dyno'd it by chance?

I'm going to repaint it anyway. First, it's a bitch to maintain because the guy didn't put a satin clear coat on it so I'm constantly polish & waxing it to keep it looking a satin black and not primer. Secondly, something/someone flung paint on the hood and it stained the black and I can't get it out.

Thanks for the compliments/input though. I love the color. It's pretty rare amongst these and it was only for the 2000 model year.

I haven't dyno'd it. I doubt it makes much more than 170-80whp at best. All the money is in the suspension as you can see. Which is what this car does best anyway.
 
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