1000 Miles on F Type S V8 - Jaguar F-Type Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 08-27-2013, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 15
1000 Miles on F Type S V8

Great ride so far and a big crowd attraction wherever we drive on the California central coast. Got FST JAG for the plate (not the best but Jag guys had all the really good ones taken). Anyone know what is required to change out the chrome power vents for shinny black ones?
Jim Jones is offline  
post #2 of 8 Old 08-27-2013, 11:13 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 48
RE: 1000 Miles on F Type S V8

Congratulations on your new car. We would like to see pictures.
Tom45 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 08-28-2013, 06:04 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 33
RE: 1000 Miles on F Type S V8

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Jones
Great ride so far and a big crowd attraction wherever we drive on the California central coast. Got FST JAG for the plate (not the best but Jag guys had all the really good ones taken). Anyone know what is required to change out the chrome power vents for shinny black ones?
Get the vents taken out and powder coat them Black or any other colour your heart desires , then fit them back .
Spirit R is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 Old 08-28-2013, 01:33 PM
Super Moderator
 
Chip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 103
RE: 1000 Miles on F Type S V8

Welcome Jim. A question for you. After 1K miles of driving do you think that the V-8 engine / exhaust sounds are a bit over the top for comfort on longer drives? I've read that some folks find the exhaust note a bit overpowering.



Chip is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 08-28-2013, 09:13 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 39
RE: 1000 Miles on F Type S V8

Given that:

3 in 10 people over age 60, or 30%, have hearing loss;
1 in 6 baby boomers (ages 41-59), or 14.6%, have a hearing problem;
1 in 14 Generation Xers (ages 29-40), or 7.4%, already have hearing loss;

Hearing loss citation

It will only be a problem for some of us...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Chip
Welcome Jim. A question for you. After 1K miles of driving do you think that the V-8 engine / exhaust sounds are a bit over the top for comfort on longer drives? I've read that some folks find the exhaust note a bit overpowering.
Paulfcdx is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 09-04-2013, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 15
RE: 1000 Miles on F Type S V8

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chip
Welcome Jim. A question for you. After 1K miles of driving do you think that the V-8 engine / exhaust sounds are a bit over the top for comfort on longer drives? I've read that some folks find the exhaust note a bit overpowering.
I have taken some 2-3 hour trips and the sound was no problem. But then I am a top down like to hear the exhaust kind of guy. You can put it in stealth mode and the sound is very resonable.
[hr]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spirit R
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Jones
Great ride so far and a big crowd attraction wherever we drive on the California central coast. Got FST JAG for the plate (not the best but Jag guys had all the really good ones taken). Anyone know what is required to change out the chrome power vents for shinny black ones?
Get the vents taken out and powder coat them Black or any other colour your heart desires , then fit them back .
Thanks. I ended up ordering the black ones from the factory and putting them in myself. See exterior thread where I posted the experience. In summary you can do it if you are not afraid of putting the muscle to an aluminium $100k+ car! Looks great with the 20" shinny black spoke wheels.
[hr]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spirit R
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Jones
Great ride so far and a big crowd attraction wherever we drive on the California central coast. Got FST JAG for the plate (not the best but Jag guys had all the really good ones taken). Anyone know what is required to change out the chrome power vents for shinny black ones?
Get the vents taken out and powder coat them Black or any other colour your heart desires , then fit them back .
Thanks. I ended up ordering the black ones from the factory and putting them in myself. See exterior thread where I posted the experience. In summary you can do it if you are not afraid of putting the muscle to an aluminium $100k+ car! Looks great with the 20" shinny black spoke wheels.
[hr]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom45
Congratulations on your new car. We would like to see pictures.
Thanks Tom, I will takes some and send them along in a separate post. Its Italian racing red V8 S with 20" Black Tornado wheels and the red and black interior. Have a 2009 CTS V modified and tuned to 670 bhp in essentially the same color. (GM calls it Chrystal Red Tricoat) They make a great pair for my driveway but boy do they behave differently. Jag feels much faster and way more nimble. It is more nimble but not faster according to some street testing. I would take the Jag any day, however. Just a lot of fun to drive.
[hr]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom45
Congratulations on your new car. We would like to see pictures.
Thanks Tom, I will takes some and send them along in a separate post. Its Italian racing red V8 S with 20" Black Tornado wheels and the red and black interior. Have a 2009 CTS V modified and tuned to 670 bhp in essentially the same color. (GM calls it Chrystal Red Tricoat) They make a great pair for my driveway but boy do they behave differently. Jag feels much faster and way more nimble. It is more nimble but not faster according to some street testing. I would take the Jag any day, however. Just a lot of fun to drive.
Jim Jones is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 09-16-2013, 07:19 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 14
RE: 1000 Miles on F Type S V8

Enjoy SOUNDS quick trick. Keep dynamic mode OFF with car was etc. Dont let suds get into. However my experience after all this time if u want to rip it close dynamic in then ensure wet snow not active then rip it.
palmbeacher is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 09-16-2013, 07:39 PM
Super Moderator
 
Chip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 103
RE: 1000 Miles on F Type S V8

Easy palmbeacher...



Chip is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome