SLWKRT (Slow Kart): My attempt at self-control

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JohnG595
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SLWKRT (Slow Kart): My attempt at self-control

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Hello everyone. Just picked up my 2022 Ford Maverick XLT this week. Loved them since the day they were announced. Finally found one with the specs I was looking for and a price that was "reasonable". Hard to turn down a 2.0T, AWD, heated seats, remote start, and tow package in a daily driven MI car.

Not planning to mod this one nearly as much as the car it replaced (I went all out). Aiming for simple mods that allow me to keep my MPG, have a little fun, and not void the warranty. @Brian is making me lean heavily towards lowering the truck. Though in MI that's always a gamble. Plus it limits the potential off-road shenanigans.

Plans:
Suspension - Shocks/springs/camber adjustment/sway bars
Engine - MRT Exhaust
Brakes - Pads/rotors/lines
Protection - LineX bed liner and under coating

Pics of the Maverick the day I bought it, plus one of the previous project it replaced.
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Re: SLWKRT (Slow Kart): My attempt at self-control

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So about that self-control…

A big thanks to MRT Performance for squeezing me in tomorrow morning. Going to get the exhaust done so I can actually hear the truck. Also getting the front tint to match the rears later that day.

Also, my brother has a 17 Escape and is in need of new tires. So my factory wheels and tires are coming off. It might look a little goofy with Turbomacs on 235/60/18 and no drop, but worth it if it fixes his dad mobile. The day the Good-Win lowering springs ship I’ll be ready.
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Re: SLWKRT (Slow Kart): My attempt at self-control

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No muffler is 100% the way to go. It is just the right amount of growl. Thanks again to MRT.

https://youtu.be/4ngqJsVks5o
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Re: SLWKRT (Slow Kart): My attempt at self-control

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Sounds fun John! Nicely done.
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Re: SLWKRT (Slow Kart): My attempt at self-control

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Brian wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:06 pm Sounds fun John! Nicely done.
Thank you. Definitely geeked with the result.

Also got the front windows tinted to match today and ordered my Turbomacs/AT tires. Figured since I live in a less than hospitable climate half the year that going rally focused would be better.

Now I just need some Good-Win drop springs and the real fun begins. Sno*Drift is only three months away.
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