Mark's Mach-E 4x

General Information

MAKE
Ford
MODEL YEAR
2021
MODEL & TRIM
Mach-E Premium 4x
COLOR
Infinite Blue
Standard Range / Extended Range
Extended Range
AWD / RWD
AWD
MODS - SUSPENSION / CHASSIS
I wanted to slightly lower the car to lessen the large gap between the tire and fender. Since the car is so new, no company has yet come out with lowering springs. Until they do, I decided to replace my higher rated springs meant for the heavier extended range battery with the lower rate springs designed for the lighter standard battery car. I believe there is around a 400 lb difference in weight between the two cars.

After replacing the springs, the height of the car did not change as much as would have liked but I will take it for now. The front dropped 3/8" and the rear 1/2". The ride has become a bit smoother but the car still has a slight bouncy, pogo motion which I feel is do to the way the shocks are tuned. I will be ordering Bilstien shocks as soon as they become available.

With the slightly lowered suspension and the slightly larger tires I put on, I was able to reduce the large gap in the wheel well.
MODS - WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES
This is a 5000 lb car and it needs a much larger/wider set of wheels and tires. I am not concerned at all about range on this car so loosing 10%-15% is not a problem. The OEM 225/55/19 tires are terrible at handling and are only on the car to gain maximum range. The OEM wheels are narrow at 19"x7" and are heavy. I had Terrance at Signature Wheels build me a set of Precision Series SV706 wheels in gloss black. I went with a staggered setup of 20"x8.5" up front and 20"x10" in the rear. I have been a Michelin guy for many years and their Pilot series are my favorite. I went with the Pilot Sport 4 SUV 255/45/20's up front and 295/40/20's in the rear.

This completely changed the way the car handles. It feels so much more planted and the steering is much sharper compared to the vagueness it had before. These tires are also quieter and have a higher load rating. Even though I went with much larger wheels and tires, I saved a total of 15 lbs weight (unsprung) since the Signature wheels were much lighter than the OEM wheels.

Painted the gray area on all four rotors satin black so they would look better behind black wheels.
MODS - EXTERIOR
Removed front license plate bracket and replaced with body colored plugs. I am eventually going to have the holes filled and painted so the plugs will be eliminated. Replaced the gloss black fender mouldings with ones I had painted Infinite Blue. Tinted all the reflectors with 20% film. Replaced rear license plate with a Reviver electronic license plate. Removed frunk divider. Drilled two 2" access holes (then capped them) above the LVB positive and negative connections in the frunk per Dan's DIY. Eliminated the Pedestrian Audio Alert sound and back up beeping by replacing the speaker with a resistor.
MODS - INTERIOR
Tinted all interior glass with SolarGard ceramic film for 99% UV and 96% IR rejection. Windshield and glass roof 70%, front door windows 50%, rear door and hatch windows 20%. Replaced factory floor mats with Lloyds Ultimat mats in the front, rear and cargo area. Completely sound deadened the interior with both Dynamat and Dynaliner in the doors, floor, cargo area and rear quarter panels. Added ambient lighting in the rear door storage area to match the lighting in the front doors. I only use the ice blue color for my ambient lighting so installed ice blue LED's in the rear doors.
MODS - IN-CAR ELECTRONICS
Replaced OEM sub with a JL Audio 400 watt powered sub and installed it in the lower cargo area under the floor. Added a remote volume control for the sub at the front of the console.
HISTORY, STORY, EXPERIENCE, COMMENTS
I am working on a custom leather steering wheel and a few other projects that I will post as they are completed.

Comments

Wow that’s impressive. Love the rims! I noticed you removed the MachE branding off the side. I really like that. How easy was it and did you have to do anything after removing it?
 
Thanks for the compliments. It's very easy to remove the emblem on the doors. I just slowly pulled the letters away from the door starting with the X. Sometimes the sticky pad behind the letter comes off with the letters and sometimes sticks to the door. If it sticks to the door, just take your thumb and rub it in one direction and it will come right off the door. Another way you can do this is to take some nylon fishing line and run it behind the emblem and that will remove it also. After you remove the emblem and sticky pad, just take some cleaner wax or whatever type of auto spray cleaner/detail you might use and clean off your fingerprints.
 
Looks fantastic! I'm not into the aftermarket sound scene, but I can tell you do high quality work, and I can appreciate that. I keep going back and looking at those wheels....awesome!
 
Car looks great! Dumb question for you - I have a Route 1 and was looking at potentially adding a sub. Nothing fancy, just need a little more bass. Where was the B&O sub located in your Premium? Wondering how hard it would be to add something simple in there. Thx!
 
Car looks great! Dumb question for you - I have a Route 1 and was looking at potentially adding a sub. Nothing fancy, just need a little more bass. Where was the B&O sub located in your Premium? Wondering how hard it would be to add something simple in there. Thx!
Hi Shawn,

I guess you didn't happen to see my very lengthly thread ( #1 ) on adding a subwoofer. It is actually pretty simple to do but takes time. After you read it, if you have any questions let me know.

Have a great week,

Mark
 
Hi Shawn,

I guess you didn't happen to see my very lengthly thread ( #1 ) on adding a subwoofer. It is actually pretty simple to do but takes time. After you read it, if you have any questions let me know.

Have a great week,

Mark

Ha! I literally just read it and posted another question on there. /forehead slap/
 




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