Saturday, July 20, 2013

New badges installed.

I finally installed the custom badging from Billet Pro Shop over the weekend.  The build quality is outstanding - easily OEM quality.  The attention to detail and ability to customize the badging really sets them apart.  

The install only takes a few minutes and the badges install with automotive 3M tape.  I elected to reuse my factory grill snake which simply reattached with 3M tape.  I attend a show every month and, to my surprise, these badges drew a number of compliments.  They were a huge hit.  I'll take pics and post them up soon.  

New Steeda rear X-brace

I installed the new Steeda X-brace.  I still need to trim the panels but this should give you an idea of how it will look.  I removed the polished Steeda plate and painted it textured black so it blended better.  Fitment is great and I installed it myself in about 30 minutes.

There are a few reasons I went with this brace over the Boss 302 brace available through Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP).  First if function.  In my opinion, the Boss 302 brace is marginally functional at best.  It does not tie in the rear shock towers nor is it made of anything substantive.  Second, the FRPP brace does not allow you to retain the rear seat.  Third is price.  The FRPP brace is over $1,000.  The Steeda brace is $299.  Fourth, ease of install...the FRPP is not quick to install.