Mustang sale – Scode Mustang http://scodemustang.com/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 10:00:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scodemustang.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-1-150x150.png Mustang sale – Scode Mustang http://scodemustang.com/ 32 32 Hunting license for sale in New York State https://scodemustang.com/hunting-license-for-sale-in-new-york-state/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 10:00:44 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/hunting-license-for-sale-in-new-york-state/ Summer heat and August is here in New York State. While we enjoy our picnics, camping, and summer fun, some of us look forward to the cool mornings and crisp clear afternoons! Hunting season is not that far away and there are some important things to remember for those who hunt. First and foremost, it’s […]]]>

Summer heat and August is here in New York State. While we enjoy our picnics, camping, and summer fun, some of us look forward to the cool mornings and crisp clear afternoons! Hunting season is not that far away and there are some important things to remember for those who hunt. First and foremost, it’s time to buy your permit or apply for a deer permit!

The New York State DEC reminds all hunters to get their license early so you don’t miss out! According to the website, new licenses will be available this week.

Hunting license/tags:
-You must wait 14 business days to receive permits and tags by mail before going hunting. The purchase receipt / telephone confirmation number is NOT a valid proof to carry out hunting activities. To receive licenses/tags instantly, visit a sports licensing agent.
-The 2022-23 season licenses and deer management permits will go on sale the week of August 1, 2022.
-Hunting and trapping licenses are valid from September 1 to August 31 each year.

The best thing we can do as hunters is to keep conservation in mind. By being safe and following the rules, we can protect our natural resources and a way of life we ​​love here in New York State. Last week it was announced that someone had shot and killed what turned out to be a real wolf! The hunter thought he had shot a coyote. After a DNA test, it was confirmed to be a wolf. This type of information will help hunters identify and protect animals that may be endangered and protected.

According to a News 8 story in Connecticut:

“Although this wolf was killed, we are grateful that the hunter has agreed to provide a tissue sample for DNA analysis. Now is the time for state and federal leaders to step in and d help these endangered and protected wolves return to the northeast.

WATCH: See how much gas it cost the year you started driving

To learn more about how gas prices have changed over the years, Stacker analyzed the cost of a gallon of gas figures for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released April 2020), we analyzed the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI ) for regular unleaded gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover how much a gallon cost when you first started driving.

WATCH: Here are the pets banned in each state

Since the regulation of exotic pets is left to the states, some organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States, are advocating for standardized federal legislation that would prohibit the ownership of large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home country, as well as nationwide.

Why do cats have whiskers? Why are they meowing? Why do they take so many naps? And the answers to 47 other kitty questions:

Why are they meowing? Why do they take so many naps? Why do they have mustaches? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies called kittens, are mysterious creatures. After all, their tallest relatives are some of the most mystical and deadly animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions about kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.

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The intersection 31-07-22 | Automotive News https://scodemustang.com/the-intersection-31-07-22-automotive-news/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 17:00:01 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/the-intersection-31-07-22-automotive-news/ So many billions, so many changes There’s a quote on page 1 of this week’s issue – we’ve blown it up in large print so you don’t miss it – that is surely up for quote of the year. It’s from Kristin Dziczek, automotive policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and she […]]]>
So many billions, so many changes

There’s a quote on page 1 of this week’s issue – we’ve blown it up in large print so you don’t miss it – that is surely up for quote of the year.

It’s from Kristin Dziczek, automotive policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and she comments on what the auto industry faces in the third quarter of 2022 as it climbs out of the hole of the global microchip shortage that cost millions of vehicles in production.

“Even if you had all the tokens you had in 2019,” Dziczek tells us, “you couldn’t build the same number of vehicles that you built in 2019 because there are more tokens per vehicle. And we don’t we don’t have all the chips yet that we had in 2019.”

We tell you this week that chipmakers and governments are now racing to spend unprecedented billions to make more chips in hopes of solving the problem. It’s heroic and amazing to watch. Last week, the US Senate passed legislation that will provide $52 billion to fight the crisis.

It will still take a long time to convert a world of good intentions and rolled up sleeves into factory production. But things are moving.

And things are also changing in the industry. In this issue, we present snapshots of the fundamental changes taking place around us. Not trends, not changes in consumer preferences. But real and lasting changes in how things are done and how things work. Lidar? Does anyone still think lidar is an idea for the future that may or may not gain widespread adoption? Alcohol Screening Equipment – Sounds Implausible? Well, it’s now enshrined in law. CO2 reduction in industry — an ongoing political debate? Not anymore.

This is the new reality of the automotive industry: we have entered an era where the technologies of the factories, the dealerships, the vehicles themselves, far exceed anything you have been comfortable with until now. . And it’s going to take an ocean of microchips to make all of this happen.

Lindsay Chappell

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2022 Kia EV6 Review: The Middle Child https://scodemustang.com/2022-kia-ev6-review-the-middle-child/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/2022-kia-ev6-review-the-middle-child/ Verdict 9.1 / ten Design | Comfort | Technology | Performance | Security | Fuel economy | Pricing | FAQs The 2022 Kia EV6 is an objectively brilliant electric crossover. Long legs, nicely priced, freshly styled and fun to drive, it’s no wonder Kia has struggled to keep up with demand even as dealers throw […]]]>

Verdict

9.1 / ten

Design | Comfort | Technology | Performance | Security | Fuel economy | Pricing | FAQs

The 2022 Kia EV6 is an objectively brilliant electric crossover. Long legs, nicely priced, freshly styled and fun to drive, it’s no wonder Kia has struggled to keep up with demand even as dealers throw in all sorts of markups. But the EV6 is just one of three compact electric crossovers from the South Korean conglomerate. And when I put my objectivity aside, the EV6 is the last one I would consider.

However, this ultimately comes down to personal preference rather than critical evaluation. Mechanically, the EV6 is identical to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and very close to the Genesis GV60. You can’t go wrong with any of these three EVs, though I personally prefer the styling of the Ioniq and the available performance and interior design of the Genesis. But if the Kia tickles your fancy, or if you’re just having trouble finding one of the other two in stock, the EV6 is a smart, enjoyable alternative with plenty of range and impressive charging speeds.

A vehicle’s ratings relate only to its own segment and not to the new vehicle market as a whole. Read more about how Motor1.com rates cars here.

Quick Stats Kia EV6 GT-Line 2022
Engine: Single synchronous permanent magnet
Production: 225 horsepower / 258 lb-ft
0-60MPH: 7.2 seconds
EV range: 310 miles
Price as tested: $53,405

Design

8/10

Exterior colour: matt steel gray
Interior color: Black
Wheel size: 19 inch

Despite their relationship, Hyundai Motor Group’s three electric crossovers have their own unique exterior styling. Kia is arguably the most avant-garde. The hood dips downward, presenting an angular, wedge-like shape, which the sleazy headlights and thin grille emphasize. The sill finisher lifts aggressively as it moves toward the tail of the EV6, eventually merging with the C-shaped light bar that wraps into the fenders. Matte gray paint is available, and it makes a good-looking vehicle that much better, but I’d recommend a gloss or metallic color unless you’re prepared to deal with the special demands that come with that finish.

The EV6’s cabin has much more in common with the Ioniq and GV60. The central display panel, which houses two 12.3-inch screens, is identical, and in general the Kia and Hyundai have similar material choices and dashboard/door shapes. However, the EV6’s cabin isn’t as open and spacious as that of the Hyundai or Genesis. A center console that extends further forward and the all-black interior are certainly to blame on that front. The optional suede upholstery looks great and is reasonably affordable, at least.

Comfort

7/10

Capacity: 5
Seat configuration: 2 / 3
Cargo capacity: 24.4 / 50.2 cubic feet

Even with 19-inch wheels, the EV6’s ride is relaxed thanks to 55-series tires (vehicle shown wears optional 20-series tires on 45-series rubber). Thick sidewalls pay dividends, giving the Macpherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension plenty of room to maneuver and contributing to a stable, isolated ride. There’s also very little tire roar here, and a twist of the volume knob easily beats any wind noise that creeps into the cabin.

Where the EV6 fails is with ho-hum front seats. They feel flatter and less supportive than the thrones of the Ioniq 5 and EV6, not to mention rival EVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E or Volkswagen ID.4. The rear seat is better placed and benefits from a flat floor which makes the space usable for three adults in a pinch.

Interior dimensions Head room, front/rear Leg room, front/rear Cargo volume
Kia EV6 2022 39.0 / 38.0 inch 42.4 / 39.0 inches 24.4 / 50.2 cubic feet
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E 40.4 / 39.3 inches 43.3 / 38.1 inches 29.7 / 59.7 cubic feet
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2022 39.1 / 37.5 inches 41.7 / 39.4 inches 27.2 / 59.3 cubic feet
Toyota bZ4X 2022 38.6 / 37.1 inch 42.1 / 35.3 inches 38.1 / 56.1 cubic feet
Volkswagen ID.4 2022 40.6 / 37.9 inches 41.1 / 37.6 inches 30.3 / 64.2 cubic feet

Technology and Connectivity

7/10

Center display: 12.3-inch touchscreen
Instrument Cluster Display: 12.3″
Wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto: No

Attractive graphics and quick responses from the central touchscreen, along with a layout that promises quick and efficient navigation, make the infotainment system of the EV6 (and its siblings) one of our favourites. The digital instrument cluster that works alongside the touchscreen has a few different themes, although Kia could be bolder – there’s very little differentiation between the looks.

One point of contention during my week with the EV6, which I shared with editor Seyth Miersma, was the touch bar that sits below the infotainment screen. Press a button and it displays climate controls. Press again, and the dual-zone climate control buttons begin to adjust the volume and tune the radio while the quick access buttons for infotainment appear – didn’t know that and had my first day behind the wheel thinking that the EV6 didn’t have hardware controls for the audio system. The arrangement isn’t bad, but I think it’s unnecessarily complicated. Miersma feels different. Tell Seyth why I’m right in the comments.

Performance and handling

5/10

Motor: Single permanent synchronous motor
Output: 225 horsepower / 258 lb-ft
Transmission: single-speed automatic

One thing I’ve realized after years of testing electric vehicles is that it rarely makes sense to go for the most powerful model. I made this argument in my review of the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and I will do so soon with an article on the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580. For now, however, I would like to contradict myself, because the EV6 is deeply uninteresting in single engine form.

Rear-mounted electric motor and 77.4 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery (GT-Line not available with 58.0 kWh base package) are good for 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, but they struggle to motivate the 4,255-pound crossover. There’s immediate off-line torque, sure, but the performance feels more useful than sensational. It may just be that we’ve been spoiled by all-electric rockets, but the EV6’s 7.2-second sprint at 60 feels downright leisurely, especially compared to the 5.1 seconds it takes a two-motor model to achieve the same speed.

Also, and this is my Midwestern brain talking, the idea of ​​a rear-drive CUV has limited appeal in Michigan. But there might be a small handling advantage with the rear driver, which is nearly 200 pounds lighter. The ride is nimble enough but never feels particularly engaging. Body movements are loose but linear, while throwing this Kia around a corner quickly overwhelms the 235/55/19 tires and soft suspension tuning.

Braking is predictable, though, as is usually the case, I relied on the engine’s adjustable regeneration. Like Ioniq and GV60, there are three stages in addition to a fully disabled setting and i-Pedal smart mode, which offers one-pedal driving. The main drawback of the system is that the i-Pedal is not persistent; the driver must reactivate it each time the vehicle is started.

Security

9/10

Driver Assistance Level: SAE Level 2 Hands-Free
NHTSA Rating: Not Rated
IIHS rating: not rated

The EV6 GT-Line includes all the active safety systems of the Kia catalog standard. The highlight is, of course, Highway Driving Assist 2, which combines adaptive cruise control and lane keeping tech with an automatic lane change function. The system performs wonderfully on the road, behaving predictably in heavy traffic or when cornering on the highway. HDA 2 includes navigation-based adaptive cruise control that can even slow down when approaching corners.

fuel economy

9/10

EV Range: 310 miles
Load type: 110 volts at 12 amps / 240 volts at 48 amps / 50 kilowatts DC at 125 amps / 240 kilowatts DC at 200 amps
Charging time: 68 hours / 7.2 hours / 73 minutes (10-80%) / 18 minutes (10-80%)

Efficiency EV range 240V charging time DC load (80%)
Kia EV6 RWD 310 miles 7.2 hours 18 minutes @ 240kW
Ford Mustang Mach-E X RWD 303 miles 10.9 hours 45 minutes at 150 kW
Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD 303 miles 7.2 hours 18 minutes @ 240kW
Toyota bZ4X TA 242 miles 9.5 hours 30 minutes at 150 kW
Volkswagen ID.4 RWD 262 miles 7.5 hours 38 minutes at 125kW

Pricing

7/10

Base price: $41,400 + $1,295
Trim base price: $52,995
Price as tested: $53,405

Without absurd markups, prices for the 2022 EV6 start at $42,695 (including a $1,295 destination charge). But this lightly equipped model also runs out of power and has a smaller battery. If you want the fully loaded GT-Line with its larger battery and 225 hp, budget for $52,995. The purchase price for my tester, which added the $695 matte paint job and a $295 suede seat pack, was $53,405. Adding the dual-motor all-wheel-drive configuration would add $4,700 to the price, and while $58,000 is a nice change for a car, the EV6 makes a compelling case.

I’m not sure I’d pay that because the mid-range EV6 wind is such a strong value. With a starting price of $48,795 in rear-wheel-drive form and $52,695 in all-wheel-drive form, it sacrifices a bit that I would really call critical. The HDA2 is gone, but the standard HDA 1 system is great – I promise you’ll survive without the automatic lane changes. Things like a panoramic sunroof and an augmented reality HUD are nice, but is it all worth $4,200? And would you want more than the two-motor arrangement, which costs just $3,900 on the Wind? Exactly.

Pricing Basic price with destination Competitive equipment price
Kia EV6 GT-Line RWD $41,400 + $1,295 $53,405
Ford Mustang Mach-E Prem X RWD $43,895 + $1,100 $55,875
Hyundai Ioniq 5 SEL RWD $44,000 + $1,295 $52,395
Toyota bZ4X Limited TA $42,000 + $1,215 $47,915
Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S RWD $41,230 + $1,295 $47,025

FAQs

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EDITO: What type of green? https://scodemustang.com/edito-what-type-of-green/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 09:52:58 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/edito-what-type-of-green/ Bloomberg reports that Ford is preparing to lay off up to 8,000 workers to boost profits to fund production of more electric vehicles, which the automaker is struggling to sell in the first place. That’s not exactly what President Biden had in mind when he said last week, before it was announced he had tested […]]]>

Bloomberg reports that Ford is preparing to lay off up to 8,000 workers to boost profits to fund production of more electric vehicles, which the automaker is struggling to sell in the first place.

That’s not exactly what President Biden had in mind when he said last week, before it was announced he had tested positive for covid, that he equates the fight against climate change. to job creation.

Ford sold about 27,000 electric vehicles in 2021 and now plans to spend $50 million to manufacture 2 million a year by 2026. The decision is not driven by market demand (which is growing for electric vehicles , by the way), but by government decree. Recent mandates on greenhouse gas emissions are forcing automakers’ hands.

The demand for electric vehicles is increasing. Kelley Blue Book reports that U.S. electric vehicle sales more than doubled in the first quarter of 2022, year over year. Electric vehicles now represent 5.2% of the US auto market.

Five bucks a gallon will motivate, but transform an industry in no time? California has banned the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035; other states are expected to follow. So we’re expecting an even larger caravan of gas-powered SUVs and pickups from the east.

The United Auto Workers union, meanwhile, predicts the loss of 35,000 union jobs in the industry as electric vehicle manufacturing increases, the Wall Street Journal reports. Electric vehicles require fewer parts, and therefore fewer workers to assemble them.

In 2021, Arkansas was home to 1,330 registered EVs, representing 0.13% of the total EV market in the country. California accounted for 42% of the market. Top 10 states were Florida at 5.7%, Texas at 5.1, Washington at 5, New York at 3.2, New Jersey at 3, Arizona at 2.8, Illinois at 2 .6, Colorado at 2.4 and Georgia at 2.3.

The good news is that electric vehicles are getting cheaper. But they’re still running about $10,000 more than the industry average at $56,437, according to Kelley Blue Book.

The folks at Energy say that when you factor in price, maintenance, financing, repairs, possible tax breaks, and gas costs, electric vehicles are more affordable over time. An electric SUV costs $0.4508 per mile, compared to $0.4727 per mile for a similar gas-powered vehicle. Over 200,000 miles, which Car and Driver considers the average life of a vehicle, translates to costs of $94,540 for a gas-powered car and $90,160 for an electric version.

We welcome the weaning of the market from its dependence on fossil fuels. But can the electric vehicle industry keep up? In the short term, supply chain issues could prevent EV makers from meeting demand. Ford announced last week that it would use cheaper but less powerful lithium-ion phosphate batteries for its electric Mustangs and F-150s.

And for now, at least, the batteries will have to be imported from China.

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West Virginia and Mid-Ohio Valley Businesses Celebrate a World of Opportunity Through Exporting | News, Sports, Jobs https://scodemustang.com/west-virginia-and-mid-ohio-valley-businesses-celebrate-a-world-of-opportunity-through-exporting-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 04:08:42 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/west-virginia-and-mid-ohio-valley-businesses-celebrate-a-world-of-opportunity-through-exporting-news-sports-jobs/ CHARLESTON — Ten area businesses have been honored by the state of West Virginia for their export success. Thirty-seven West Virginia companies that grew their business by exporting a good or service to a new country in the last year were recognized at a July 13 ceremony in Charleston. Nine companies were winners […]]]>

CHARLESTON — Ten area businesses have been honored by the state of West Virginia for their export success.

Thirty-seven West Virginia companies that grew their business by exporting a good or service to a new country in the last year were recognized at a July 13 ceremony in Charleston. Nine companies were winners for the first time.

The companies received the Governor’s Award for International Market Entry, which is awarded to companies that made their first sale in a new country during the previous calendar year.

The local businesses awarded were:

* Appalachian Log Structures, Ripley, Jackson County. Product/Service: Log house kit. Country product/service exported to: Panama.

* Constellium Rolled Products, Ravenswood, Jackson County: Product/Service: Aluminum fabrication plant. Country product/service exported to: Thailand.

* Green Loop Exports LLC, Ravenswood, Jackson County. Product/service: recycled plastics. Country product/service exported to: South Korea.

* Mustang Holdings, Ravenswood, Jackson County. Product/Service: Analytically accurate solutions in sample conditioning systems. Country product/service exported to: Singapore, Taiwan.

*Niche Polymer LLC, Ravenswood, Jackson County. Product/service: plastics. Country product/service exported to: Colombia, France, Taiwan.

* OVIS, Millwood, Jackson County. Product/service: specialized hardware. Country product/service exported to: Brazil, Russia.

* Star Plastics, Millwood, Jackson County. Product/Service: Full service labs accomplished to develop, test and compound plastic materials. Star Plastics offers high quality custom color blends (known for batch-to-batch consistency), tolling, sourcing, and polymer supply. Country product/service exported to: Italy, Mexico.

* Paul Wissmach Glass Co., Town of Paden, County Wetzel. Product/Service: Handmade sheet glass for architectural and artistic purposes. Country product/service exported to: Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea , Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine.

* Baron Blakeslee, Williamstown, County Wood. Product/service: vapor degreasers, industrial and precision cleaning systems. Country product/service exported to: Romania.

* Kreinik Manufacturing Co. Inc., Parkersburg, Wood County. Product/Service: Yarn Products. Country product/service exported to: Mexico, Sweden.

“Exports are a key factor in the success of West Virginia’s economy. Our small businesses are making a meaningful impact by continuing to export, and I’m honored to recognize their accomplishments. » said Gov. Jim Justice.

West Virginia’s exports in 2021 are up 37%, he said.

“This growth is further proof that West Virginia products and services continue to be competitive, not just locally, but globally,” Justice said.

West Virginia’s exports in 2021 accounted for $6.2 billion of the state’s economy.

Since 2002, more than 2,200 export awards have been given to more than 170 companies for selling products in nearly 200 countries. This year, awards were presented to companies in 16 West Virginia counties for exporting goods and services to more than 60 different countries.

“West Virginia has a very diverse economy with several thriving industries and an array of companies that have taken the next steps to export outside of the United States,” said Mike Graney, executive director of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development. “Any time a West Virginia company expands into a new market, it should be celebrated. It is an incredible achievement that contributes so much to the economy of the state.




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The 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor will get the standard V8 https://scodemustang.com/the-2023-ford-f-150-tremor-will-get-the-standard-v8/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 15:07:16 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/the-2023-ford-f-150-tremor-will-get-the-standard-v8/ Ford recently offered the latest generation of its off-road super truck, the F-150 Raptor, the option of a V8. A 3.5-liter V6 powers the standard 2022 Raptor. The 2023 F-150 Raptor R gets a monstrous 700 horsepower from the same supercharged V8 as the Shelby GT500 Mustang. But the Raptor has little brothers. They also […]]]>
Ford recently offered the latest generation of its off-road super truck, the F-150 Raptor, the option of a V8. A 3.5-liter V6 powers the standard 2022 Raptor. The 2023 F-150 Raptor R gets a monstrous 700 horsepower from the same supercharged V8 as the Shelby GT500 Mustang.

But the Raptor has little brothers. They also want to get in on the action.

Middle bro gets a V8

Ford includes two other off-road specials in the F-150 lineup. The Tremor is the middle sibling. It takes the standard F-150 and adds improved suspension, higher ground clearance, skid plate, off-road running boards, and similar amenities to outfit the truck for trail service. But it forgoes some of the Raptor’s more extreme upgrades to keep the price reasonable. The 2022 Tremor costs more than $16,000 less than its big brother, with a starting price of $54,120, plus a destination fee of $1,795.

Like the Raptor, it comes standard with a V6 engine. For 2023, it gets a power upgrade. An ordering guide posted on enthusiast forum F150Gen14.com lists a 400-hp 5.0-liter V8 as standard equipment for 2023. The current 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 is listed as an option.

A Ford spokesperson confirmed this morning that the guide is genuine.

The document does not list prices. We hope to know more in a few weeks.

And the latest? We do not know yet

And you are now wondering about the third brother.

The F-150 Rattler is all new for 2023, and we still don’t know much about it. It shares the skid plates, locking rear differential and off-road tires of Ford’s other trail trucks. But it’s designed to slot in at a lower price point and likely sticks with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 turbo engine from the base F-150. We are still awaiting confirmation of details.

The Rattler goes on sale this fall, so we expect to have them soon.

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Steeda building modified Ford Mustangs, explorers for the police department https://scodemustang.com/steeda-building-modified-ford-mustangs-explorers-for-the-police-department/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 12:55:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/steeda-building-modified-ford-mustangs-explorers-for-the-police-department/ Police vehicles face a tough job that demands a sturdy platform that can move quickly. Today’s Ford-based police vehicles are built for the job, but just like their road cars, the aftermarket has found a way to improve on stock offerings. The team of Steeda, a famous Ford spare parts supplier, now offers a multitude […]]]>

Police vehicles face a tough job that demands a sturdy platform that can move quickly. Today’s Ford-based police vehicles are built for the job, but just like their road cars, the aftermarket has found a way to improve on stock offerings. The team of Steeda, a famous Ford spare parts supplier, now offers a multitude of parts or complete vehicles for law enforcement based on the Ford Explorer Interceptor or the Ford Mustang GT.

The Steeda SSV Mustang is the pinnacle of cool Ford police vehicles. This Mustang GT-based police vehicle uses the 10R80 10-speed automatic transmission and unrated Coyote V8 along with a host of suspension upgrades to create the ultimate chase vehicle. The V8 engine benefits from tuning and a cold air intake for a small bump in power. With the addition of the AWE Track exhaust, criminals will be able to hear you a mile away.

The real performance upgrades of the Steeda Mustang SSV are in the suspension system. Steeda’s complete Mustang SSV package includes front and rear stabilizer bars, IRS subframe bushing bracket kit, IRS subframe alignment kit, IRS subframe bracket brackets, low-profile lifting rails and a G-Trac Ultralite 2-point brace. Steeda will perform a performance alignment to ensure these new suspension upgrades are put to good use.

If the Mustang SSV isn’t roomy enough for your police needs, Steeda offers upgrades for the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor. Since there are no more Ford sedans on sale today, the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor is now the default choice of police departments nationwide. The Ford Explorer Police Interceptor is roomy and comfortable, but because it’s an SUV, it has to contend with a higher curb weight and center of gravity than older sedan-based interceptors.

Steeda is working to improve the handling of the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor with a suspension upgrade kit that includes lowering springs, adjustable rear stabilizer bar and front strut tower brace. The Ecoboost-powered Ford Explorer Police Interceptor can also benefit from tuning from Steeda to improve power output.

Which Steeda police vehicle build is your favorite? For us, it has to be the Mustang SSV. Although it’s a car we’d hate to see in our rear view mirror.

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The 10 Coolest Chevys To Ever Wear The SS Badge https://scodemustang.com/the-10-coolest-chevys-to-ever-wear-the-ss-badge/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 22:30:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/the-10-coolest-chevys-to-ever-wear-the-ss-badge/ The Chevrolet SS nameplate has been the indication of performance within the model line of Chevy models. As probably inferred, the “SS” is an abbreviation for “Super Sport”, which not only improved engine power, but also offered upgrades to the suspension, thereby improving handling. The SS badge was introduced with the fourth generation Impala and […]]]>

The Chevrolet SS nameplate has been the indication of performance within the model line of Chevy models. As probably inferred, the “SS” is an abbreviation for “Super Sport”, which not only improved engine power, but also offered upgrades to the suspension, thereby improving handling.



The SS badge was introduced with the fourth generation Impala and was to become the performance version of most Chevrolet models. SS-badged Chevrolets were on par with R/T Dodges and GT Fords. The SS trim started out as a simple visual upgrade, with sportier styling and nicer wheels, but later included overhauling most of the car – so much so that some Chevrolet SSs had VIN numbers. specials to differentiate them from normal variants.

The SS badge is still present on Chevrolet models today – mostly muscle cars – with the Camaro being the most performance-oriented model currently in the lineup. With that, here are ten of the coolest Chevrolets to ever wear the SS badge.


ten 1961 Chevy Impala SS

The first instance of the “SS” badge was on the 1960 Impala SS. At the time, the SS badge denoted true performance and included not only a visual and engine upgrade, but also handling enhancements for help make driving the car less like a boat.

The Impala SS started with a 5.7 liter V8 producing 305 hp in 1960, but was upgraded to a 6.7 liter in 1961 which produced 360 hp. From 1962, the SS package was available as a visual upgrade for all Impala models, even up to the 135 hp 3.9-liter inline-6.

9 1969 Chevy Camaro SS

The original Camaro SS may have been a few years behind the muscle car party, but it definitely made an impact. The Camaro was designed, built and marketed with one thing in mind: to compete with Ford’s Mustang.

During the first three years of production – 1967, 1968 and 1969 – there were three main packages available, along with multiple options. The Camaro had 12 different engines to choose from, 5 different transmissions, and a plethora of possible combinations. The 1969 SS model was the best of the bunch, as it offered the best blend of performance, looks, and awesomeness.

Related: The 10 rarest Chevrolet Camaros ever made

8 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

The Chevy Chevelle was one of GM’s most successful nameplates and was sold between 1964 and 1978 across three generations. The Chevelle was based on GM’s A body platform, which underpinned many larger vehicles such as the Pontiac Tempest, Oldsmobile F-85 and Buick Skylark.

The 1971 Chevelle SS is the best known model thanks to its styling. The SS was available with two different V8s, including either a 396 6.5 liters or a huge 454 7.4 liters. The SS 396 was rated at 350 hp, while the much larger SS 454 produced 360 hp.

seven 1972 Chevrolet El Camino SS

The Chevy El Camino SS was based on the popular Chevelle but had an extended wheelbase and rear bed. The El Camino followed styling cues, engineering, and engines from the Chevelle. The El Camino SS was also available with two engine choices.

The SS 396 – which was a 402cui (6.6 liter) V8 produced 240 hp, while the top end SS 454 had the same 7.4 liter V8, but only produced 270 hp. The El Camino SS was discontinued in 1987 but was revived as Holden in the form of the Maloo, which was sold until 2017.


6 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

The Chevrolet Cobalt was quite a boring car. It was available as a sedan or a coupe, which was not much desired. To push sales forward, GM decided to supercharge the Cobalt and give it an SS badge, creating one of America’s coolest sleeper cars.

The Cobalt SS featured a 2.0-liter inline-4, which was supercharged until it exceeded emissions regulations, after which GM replaced the supercharger with a turbocharger – which produced even more power. The original Cobalt SS models produced 205 hp – which could be increased to 260 hp with dealer upgrades. The turbocharged Cobalt SS started at 260 hp, with the only dealer upgrade resulting in 290 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque, all of which went to the front wheels.

Related: Why The Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo Is America’s Ultimate Sleeper

5 1964 Chevy Impala SS

The 1964 Chevy Impala is probably the model most thought of as it’s popular among custom shops, lowrider culture, and the West Coast hip-hop scene. The 1964 model has a squarer design, fitted with four headlights in a rectangular grille.

The taillights include six independent lights with a piece of trim above. The 1964 Impala SS has become iconic in the American classic car world, with videos of hydraulically sprung Impalas often making the rounds on the internet.

Related: This Air-Suspension 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Has a Special Personal History


4 2006 Chevy Trailblazer SS

The Chevrolet Trailblazer was a relatively uninteresting SUV based on the Chevrolet Colorado platform. Normal Trailblazer models were equipped with either a base straight-six or two versions of a 5.3-liter V8. All Trailblazers were equipped with a traditional 4WD system, which had the normal “2-High”, “4-High”, and “4-Low” drive modes.

In 2006, Chevrolet added an SS badge to the Trailblazer, marking it as the first SUV to do so. The engine was the 6.0-liter V8 straight out of the C6 Corvette, which produced nearly 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The Trailblazer SS also featured a conventional all-wheel-drive system to handle the power, instead of a 4WD layout.


3 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS

The Camaro has come a long way since 1967, experiencing terrible styling between 1982 and 2002. Fortunately, the fifth generation Camaro has improved dramatically in terms of styling and engineering, leading to one of the best modern muscle cars around. currently on sale – the sixth generation Camaro SS.

The current Camaro follows the original in that it offers several different options – 4 engines, three transmissions and several main packages with additional options for each. The Camaro SS is equipped with a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8, producing 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque, which can be mated to a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic.


2 1994 Chevy Impala SS

The last true Impala SS was the seventh generation model. Like the Impalas before it, the SS was based on the Caprice design, but a bit more utilitarian and sportier. The Impala SS featured a 5.7-liter V8, with power sent to the rear wheels through a 4-speed automatic.

The Impala SS came standard with a limited-slip differential—which was an option on the Caprice—and produced 260 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. The seventh-generation Impala was the last to be rear-wheel-drive and the second-to-last to feature a V8 engine.

Related: A Detailed Look At The 1996 Chevy Impala SS


1 Chevrolet SS 2014

The Chevrolet SS was the last of Chevrolet’s properly fast and fun sedans. Based on the Australian Holden Commodore GTS – which was originally based on an American car – the SS was fitted with the 6.2 liter LS3 V8 from the C7 Corvette. The engine produced 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque, going to the rear wheels only via a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.

The Chevrolet SS was sold between 2013 and 2017 and rumors suggested the chassis was tuned by ex-BMW engineers, the same ones who worked on the E39 M5 – one of the best chassis in the world. This rumor alone makes the Chevrolet SS one of the coolest GM cars to ever wear an SS badge.

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American pickers shelled out nearly $20,000 for these two classic Ford cars https://scodemustang.com/american-pickers-shelled-out-nearly-20000-for-these-two-classic-ford-cars/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 01:51:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/american-pickers-shelled-out-nearly-20000-for-these-two-classic-ford-cars/ To be clear, Mike Wolfe wasn’t shelling out nearly $20,000 for a 1960s Mustang or a late ’50s Thunderbird on “American Pickers.” Instead, he and his now former co-star Frank Fritz went all-in for a pair of classic Fords from the early days of the automobile. This very expensive pick came in a season 13 […]]]>

To be clear, Mike Wolfe wasn’t shelling out nearly $20,000 for a 1960s Mustang or a late ’50s Thunderbird on “American Pickers.” Instead, he and his now former co-star Frank Fritz went all-in for a pair of classic Fords from the early days of the automobile. This very expensive pick came in a season 13 episode of “American Pickers” and happened more or less by chance.

As Mike tells the story, he and Frank only find their way to the front door of a Virginia collector named Larry after a few local junkyards put him on their radar as a man who might be hot to sell a vintage car or two for the right price. And it’s safe to say the duo are genuinely stunned when they walk into Larry’s garage to find not only a well-maintained 1931 Model A coupe, but also a 1911 Model T with the original engine seemingly intact.

According to Mike, the Model A would have been worth the trip, but he clearly had no intention of leaving without the Model T which, according to Ford’s website, is a legitimate historical artifact even if not ready for the road. It is. And after crunching some numbers in his head, Mike decides to lock up both cars, initially offering $18,000 for the pair. Although he finds a few hundred dollars to close the sale at $18,200, he still feels like he’s gotten the deal of the century.

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14 Best Drift Cars Ever Made https://scodemustang.com/14-best-drift-cars-ever-made/ Mon, 11 Jul 2022 20:40:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/14-best-drift-cars-ever-made/ Although it was the S13 that first brought the Silvia/240SX line into the limelight as a drifter, the S14 has now become the most popular generation with buyers looking for a drift-ready S chassis. . Data from Hagerty Insurance shows that 64% of insurance quotes for H14 were reported as changed, compared to 52% for […]]]>

Although it was the S13 that first brought the Silvia/240SX line into the limelight as a drifter, the S14 has now become the most popular generation with buyers looking for a drift-ready S chassis. . Data from Hagerty Insurance shows that 64% of insurance quotes for H14 were reported as changed, compared to 52% for H13. So, it’s safe to say that at least half of the S14s remaining on the road in the US are modified in some way, with many of them likely to be configured as drift cars. . The S14 was lowered, widened and featured better weight distribution than the previous generation car, according to Hagerty. The car’s other big selling point is its engine bay, which is roomy enough to accommodate a number of engine swaps, with LS swaps being common in the US.

S14s were once very affordable, but their popularity among drifters has subjected them to what is often referred to as “the drift tax”. As more and more examples are modified, raced and often crashed, it becomes more difficult to find stock examples in good condition. This drives prices up, to the point that enthusiasts on a tight budget are now often shut out of the market. Hagerty reports that an unmodified, well-preserved S14 can now command a $20,000 premium, a far cry from the four-figure price tags the same cars would have sold just a few years ago.

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