Best products from r/CrownVictoria

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Top comments mentioning products on r/CrownVictoria:

u/burnt_wick · 0 pointsr/CrownVictoria

I got my car in rural Pennsylvania. I did a lot of searching online and found the advert. It was a long drive (300 miles round trip).

The only reason I took the chance and made the drive was because the miles on the car were reasonable (91.5k), the idle hours were exceptionally low (295h), and the price was reasonable (dealer was asking $4,250, I bought it for $3,750).

The car was in immaculate condition because it was a Sheriff's car in an extremely rural area (population about 1,000) with zero crime. I looked up the Sheriff and there was only one guy in the entire department and he is an 80 year old guy.

This is probably the best criteria for buying a CVPI - get it from a rural area with little to no crime and low population. That means that the car probably wasn't beaten on because there wasn't much police work to actually do.

The opposite would be a car that was used by a state trooper or highway patrol. That pretty much guarantees high idle hours and lots of operating the car at WOT to run down speeders.

My friend, I don't mean to be hard on you for the way that you write. But I have to tell you that if this is the best you can do, you are severely limiting yourself in terms of future employment opportunities. If I got a job application from someone with your writing skills, I wouldn't hire them to pump gas.

What school teaches children to put a space before a comma? Also, is it really that hard to type the word "you"?

I'm not trying to be hard on you man. I just have a really hard time putting any effort into communicating with someone who has little to no respect for the English language.

That said, you did seem to try to put some effort into a coherent reply, so I responded. But even at that your grammar is atrocious.

Do yourself a favor: get better. Put in the work to learn how to properly communicate with adults.

This may sound harsh, but it is the best advice you have ever received towards bettering yourself, but I doubt this is the first time you are hearing this from someone.

I wish you the best with your quest to find a good car. And if you are interested in learning how to properly use the English language, here is a 100 page book for less than $10 that will truly help you.

Again, I'm not picking on you. I'm trying to help you - because you need the help unless you are ok with working minimum wage jobs for the rest of your life.

u/Snownel · 16 pointsr/CrownVictoria

As a practical matter, you should pull the 08 and 11 manuals from here:

The 08-11 manuals have instructions on aiming the headlights. The 11 manual also has some extra info as it was sort of Ford's "send-off" for fleet servicers, like the TPMS reset procedure, so it's good to have around.

In any event, if Ford's site goes down many years into the future and someone stumbles along this post trying to figure out how to aim the headlights, I slightly rewrote the instructions for myself as follows:

  1. Park the vehicle directly perpendicular to a flat wall, 25 ft (7.6 m) away, at night.
  2. Mark the centers of the headlights on the wall, as if you were aiming a laser beam out of the headlights straight and level onto the wall. To do so, on the wall, mark the horizontal centers of the headlamps at the base of the wall. It may help to mark the horizontal center of the vehicle as well. Then, measure the distance from the ground to the vertical centers of the headlamps. Mark that distance from the two headlight horizontal centers already on the wall. These two points should be where the headlights would point if they shot out straight and level from the vehicle.
  3. Turn on the low beam headlamps and open the hood.
  4. Look to the wall. The headlights should be showing a circular beam (if using aftermarket housings, it may be an X or a chevron or some other shape). The brightest area of that beam should be below the center points, so that the headlights do not shine any significant light above the points. It is a good idea to leave an inch or two between the brightest part of the beam and the center points to be safe. If your headlight beams are too high or low, you will need to adjust them vertically.
  5. Check the horizontal alignment as well. The brightest area of the beam should be to the right of the center points. Combined, this will leave the brightest area of the beam to the lower right of the center points. If your headlights are not aligned horizontally to your liking, you will need to adjust them horizontally.
  6. To adjust vertically, rotate the adjustment bolt on the outboard side of the light.
  7. To adjust horizontally, rotate the adjustment bolt on the inboard side of the light.

    And for those who don't have a headlight aiming tool (extremely helpful), this is what I have.
u/Lightningstar95 · 3 pointsr/CrownVictoria

You don't really need to do a whole lot, it's just fine the way it is.

However, I would highly recommend an aftermarket center console if yours doesn't come with one. Most of the common ones don't need any fasteners or anything, they fit snug enough between the seats. Most people I know use the cheap plastic walmart ones, which work alright but aren't too comfortable and they don't make them in tan. There's one they make for Jeeps which happens to fit real nice in a P71, and it's padded and looks more like it belongs. I think it's called the Rampage.

If you want one, DM me, I have a nice tan one that I don't use anymore and would be willing to part with.

It's this one.

u/Webguy20 · 2 pointsr/CrownVictoria

I just installed this pioneer head unit and i LOVE it. It's worked great with my smart phone, and its easy to use and you can match the color to the dash lights.

u/Tidepod_chef · 2 pointsr/CrownVictoria

OP, learn from my mistake. I bought the one you linked a couple years ago. It does fit well and matches the light grey interior pretty well. Also great to have 4 extra cupholders. There is a downside though, which is the build quality. It is pretty cheap plastic, I broke mine when I was kneeling on the plastic sliding door part. Other thoughts are that I was always wishing for some kind of cushion for my right arm, the plastic is not really comfortable.

I bought this one to replace it and am happy so far:

u/thecaptainlag · 0 pointsr/CrownVictoria

I bought a set of Auxbeam 9007 LED bulbs for my Crown Vic. They’re very bright and fairly easy to install. The only thing you gotta watch out for is the plastic retaining ring for the factory halogen bulbs won’t fit over the fan housing on the back of the LEDs, so you actually have to unscrew and remove the plastic ring with the gaskets on the bulb and put the retaining ring on over the LEDs. After that, just make sure the bulb goes in the right way (Auxbeam logo facing up after you put them in the headlight housings) and that’s all there is to it!

u/braxvang · 1 pointr/CrownVictoria

You should make a separate post for this on this subreddit. If it was stripped then chances are that it would at least move, just not the way you would want it to. Maybe the answer to your problem is a longer wrench? Maybe something like this: . I've never done this, but maybe also spraying a little WD down around the plug and letting it soak might also help?

u/tunisia3507 · 2 pointsr/CrownVictoria

Honestly, dropping a hundred bucks to get a bluetooth-capable radio in mine might be some of the best money I've ever spent. Think of the hours you're going to spend with that thing. I listen to a lot of audio books and podcasts.

I got a clip like this, which works much better than something stuck on the windscreen (my dash looks identical to yours). I used crutchfield for the radio itself: came with all of the mountings and instructions for my specific car, very easy to mount.

u/77ticktock · 2 pointsr/CrownVictoria

No worries, you've got a good mindset to learn and no time like the present.

I'll add that most swear by solder and heatshrink + electrical tape. This is nice once you're really acclimated but you'll likely end up reconnecting things several times as you tinker and expand. I'll list below my couple of absolute favorite things I've picked up over the years and why I bought it:

Ratcheting Wire Crimper-- Can't tell you how many crimps have failed just because I didn't apply enough force. The ratchet ensures you get that final click down.

And a pricier ratchet I invested in over time-- Nice because it's more modular but not needed.

Posi Twists and also Posi Taps-- These make for quick connections + testing. Various sizes available but I tend to get some that cover 14+, and another set for smaller gauges ~22+

Solder Seal Wire Connectors-- I started buying these in bulk recently because they're just stupidly easy to use and make a rather quick and solid connection. Soldering is another experience onto itself if you've never done it before. While I tend to do more circuit-board soldering than wire to wire, it's all relatively similar and you'll find certain products that you fancy more over time. The biggest thing I'd say here is to buy solder WITH lead. Can't tell you how much frustration I've had over shit solder, haha.

My most recent wire stripper-- I chose because it has the largest range of gauges and there's no internal spring that forces the stripper open. Having one tool to do 10awg all the way to 26 is pretty sweet.

u/adventure_dog · 2 pointsr/CrownVictoria

Gabriel Front shocks $58.99

Gabriel rear shocks $80

These Spring assisted gabriels can be replaced with basc hand tools and need 2 jacks to be replaced.


Front and rear shocks $135

Other than needing a single car jack and hand tools this set can be installed easily.

how to front shocks

coil spring $61

Coil spring $64

Coil spring insulater $5

coil spring tool $15 - $50 or you can rent a tool at your local auto shop for a refundable deposit.

how to replace coil springs

If you have basic tools this entire repair can be had for as little as $250. You would pull out the shocks and springs then install the springs first then the shocks.

u/ciscogrant · 1 pointr/CrownVictoria

Good to see a Vic in the Halloween spirit! Also, I hated that license plate camera and got this one instead...takes a little drilling to the left of the license plate light, but looks WAYYYYY better!

u/The__Fat__One · 2 pointsr/CrownVictoria

Feels good to hear that!

My stock housings were all fogged, cracked and shaken up inside when I got the car, so the first thing I did was buy these off Amazon.

u/Director_of_the_CDC · 4 pointsr/CrownVictoria

Get one of these. Ingnore that amazon says they dont fit CVPIs. I have one in mine and have been absolutely thrilled with it.

u/AylissSellsword · 2 pointsr/CrownVictoria

Funny to see that light on... thought it was a shot of the console in my 2009 P71

I picked up one of these:

I'm going to try and reset or reprogram this weekend...

u/Grinch89 · 1 pointr/CrownVictoria

Oh, and I installed a Rampage center console based on other Redditors' advice.

u/Killtrend · 3 pointsr/CrownVictoria

RAMPAGE PRODUCTS 31515 Denim Black Deluxe Locking Center Console for 1976-1983 Jeep CJ5
Squeezes in between the seats of my 2011 crown vic. No install needed.