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A year since I became the owner of MME. The story started earlier in march 2021 when I first saw MME in a dealer parking lot. From the first moment, I fall in love with this car and decided I will sell my GL550 and buy Mach-E. Almost took me 3 months to sell the GL and at this time dealers started to charge crazy markups and have limited inventory. Only one way to buy MME was to place an order. 6 months later in December 2021, I received a call from dealer that my MME Premium was delivered and ready to be picked up. Unfortunately, my experience with the dealer was a nightmare. The car was not ready for pickup. It was dirty outside and inside, and I noticed that the trunk door was misaligned. I never thought the car like this can be delivered to the customer. The purchase process was even worse. In total they included nearly $7k for junk add-ons and warranties. Next day I came back to speak with the general manager about the final numbers issue and he agreed it was their mistake and luckily money was refunded immediately. Unfortunately, my problems with this Premium have only just begun. Soon I realized that this car had many issues from the factory and after months and a few attempts to fix it I ended up in the Lemon Law process which also took nearly 4 months to be closed.
Finally, in July 2022 I picked up a replacement car 2022 Mustang Mach-E GT. Is this a perfect car? …. No. But pretty much close to it. I love this car! With the help of the forum, I made a few modifications that make this car ideal for me.

Was done:
  • Dashcam (front and rear camera). Later, a custom button was added to disable the parking mode when the car is in the garage.
  • Xpel PPF was installed on the headlights, front grill, door edges, main and instrumental screen.
  • Side badges removed. Without them much easier to wash the car and looks better.
  • “Dechromed” windows trims, wrapped with gloss black vinyl.
  • Blacked out the rear end with gloss black vinyl. You can ask why? …. Unfortunately, my imagination drives me crazy and I see two mysterious creatures on the rear of my car. Blacked out rear helps me with this issue … a little bit.
  • The rear lights were tinted with red film.
  • The front windows were tinted to match the rear windows. I tried my best but I did a few mistakes and maybe later I will go to the professionals for a re-tinting.
  • Installed bypass kit from megaohmmotorsports.
  • Removed air covers, and installed aftermarket gloss black lug nuts and center cups.
  • AOSK volume and shifter knob covers.
  • AOSK side windows louvers V2 and rear spoiler V2.
  • The rear wiper arm was removed.
  • Custom license plates and frame.
  • A trunk open/close physical button was installed in place of the max defrost button.
  • And finally full interior and exterior detailing.

Planning:
  • Convert the self-parking button to activate the camera.
  • Purchase a KEY fob with a frunk button.
  • Install AOSK rear mirrors covers and rear roof spoiler if found one which will match the rear spoiler V2 style. @AOSK ?
  • Enable temperature display instead of a compass.
  • Maybe install the spacer or wider tires.
  • Something should be done with suspension. The ride quality on highways is fun and I like it, but short rides with low speeds around the neighborhood are terrible.


Here is "TIE Whisper"

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Looks great! Is the name Star Wars related like TIE Fighter, TIE Interceptor, etc?
 

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Okay, I personally am not one much for GT trims on anything as a rule, not even the stock GT MME. That said? This looks fantastic. If this were a straight-from-Ford option package, I’d have thrown my money right through the screen. Well done.
 


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nice mods, but a bit filter/edit happy on the photos haha.
what was the tint % on the front windows?
and as for ppf, you only got it on the grill? not the hood or mirrors?
 
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nice mods, but a bit filter/edit happy on the photos haha.
what was the tint % on the front windows?
and as for ppf, you only got it on the grill? not the hood or mirrors?
3m Ceramic 25%.
Only grill. "Wear and tear" .... I’m almost fine with this fate of my cars. In my opinion installing PPF on a car for a daily commuting is just a very expensive gift for next owner. The grill is a different story, it’s fragile and can’t be repaired with touch-up paint.
 

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3m Ceramic 25%.
Only grill. "Wear and tear" .... I’m almost fine with this fate of my cars. In my opinion installing PPF on a car for a daily commuting is just a very expensive gift for next owner. The grill is a different story, it’s fragile and can’t be repaired with touch-up paint.
oh good idea. hadn’t thought of that. got the vehicle last week but haven’t taken it out anywhere yet.
i read that other people replaced all their tint because the rear/sides were not heat-rejecting. you notice any heat from the factory tint?
 
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oh good idea. hadn’t thought of that. got the vehicle last week but haven’t taken it out anywhere yet.
i read that other people replaced all their tint because the rear/sides were not heat-rejecting. you notice any heat from the factory tint?
I have no complaints about factory tinting. Under California sun even windshield and glass roof are good with heat rejection. Only front windows haven’t protection. For the beginning you can tint only them as I did. You always can tint other windows later.
 

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Planning:
  • Convert the self-parking button to activate the camera.
This is the best idea I’ve heard in a long time. Please keep us posted. Subjectively, it is better than using the screen button (even one provided in the latest update) and more useful than a self-park feature.
 

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What do you mean when you say you “disabled the parking mode”?
 

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In my opinion installing PPF on a car for a daily commuting is just a very expensive gift for next owner. The grill is a different story, it’s fragile and can’t be repaired with touch-up paint.
I disagree, for someone who sees and is bothered by every chip on the hood, PPF is a must. Especially on NJ roads.

Your car looks great. I am thinking of removing the back wiper, too. How involved was that?
 

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The center cups and lug nuts look great. Which ones did you end up purchasing?

Also, the wheels without the aero covers look absolutely gorgeous.

 

 
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