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Cars > Challenges > “'89 Cougar XR7” Vs “Project M”

 

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1989 Mercury Cougar XR7

“'89 Cougar XR7”

1999 Chrysler 300M

“Project M”

 
Photo of: 1989 Mercury Cougar
Photo of: 1999 Chrysler 300M

No longer owned

 

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About “'89 Cougar XR7”

My third Supercharged V6, basically a rust bucket, lol

About “Project M”

This was my 1999 Chrysler 300M, also known as Project M!! The scope of the project is simple, to make this car do something that is was not necessarily built to do, be a quick street car, and a decent drag strip car, while being in the lap of luxury!! We have pushed the limits of the stock PCM programming. Now, we have upgraded that as well.

This is what the car has done at the track. These results were reached on 11/18/2006 at Edgewater Raceway Park in Cleves, OH.
Best 60': 2.099
Best 1/4 Mile ET: 15.014
Best Trap Speed: 90.84
We ended the 2006 season .015 seconds away from the 14's!! We will break through the barrier in 07...stay tuned!!!

**UPDATE** this car was totaled in an accident on 2/21/2007.

RIP My Faithful Steed!!

 

Specs for “'89 Cougar XR7”

I know it makes 210HP and 315 Ft lbs tq stock, who knows what mine makes. Hopefully really close to 250 hp and 330 or 340 ft lbs tq.

Specs for “Project M”

3.5L High Output SOHC 24V V6
253 HP
250 ft/lbs of torque

4-speed Automatic Transmission with Autostick

 

Factory Options for “'89 Cougar XR7”

Too many to list :-D

Factory Options for “Project M”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “'89 Cougar XR7”

- Ported Early Style Blower
- 10% Overdrive Pulley
- Ported Inlet Plenum
- 70mm Throttle Body
- 3" Cold Air Intake
- Custom Exhaust Set up
- IC fan

Mods for “Project M”

This is the current list of mods that are on the car:
Powertrain Mods
B&G Chrysler Performance ECM
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L TCM
Disabled Torque Management
Chrome Breather Filter
Custom Intake w/9" K&N Cone Filter
70MM Throttle Body
0-100 Marshall Fuel Pressure Gauge (mounted on the fuel rail)
Cincinnati Ghetto Racing 3/8" Intake Spacer (Prototype)
Custom Dual Exhaust with the following features:
-Header Wrapped Catalytic Converters
-2.25" w/H-Pipe
-Summit Racing Turbo Mufflers
-Corsa Resonated Stainless Exhaust Tips
Cincinnati Ghetto Racing 160* Thermostat
Easy Performance Cooling Fan Switch
ASP 26% Underdrive Crank Pulley
Dodge Intrepid Police Package 160A Alternator
Cincinnati Ghetto Racing Alternator Rewire Kit
Tsunami 24K Gold Plated Positive Battery Terminal, and Cable Ends
300M Special Gears (3.89:1 gear ratio)

Suspension Mods
Heavy Duty Rear Sway Bar
Polyurethane Swaybar Bushings (front)
Polyurethane Rear End Link Bushings

Exterior Mods
Keystone Accesories 300M_1 Spoiler
Painted Calipers & Rotors (Black)
Zenki Racing 17" wheels w/Gorilla Closed End Tuner Lugs
Toyo Proxes TPT's (235/55VR17's)
Blacked Out Grilles
Hood Mask
Startech Clear Euro Side Markers w/ LED's from superbrightleds.com
Sylvania SilverStar Lo & Hi Beams
Pilot Hyper White 55W H3 Driving Lights

Interior Mods
Windows Tinted 20%
2004 300M Color Matched Door Seal/Weather Stripping
Dodge Intrepid Red Courtesy Light Covers
Custom headliner (Done by Spade Kreations)
Upgraded LED Interior Illumination by superbrightleds.com
Custom 3-Gauge A-Pillar (Done by Spade Kreations)
Gauges Installed - Auto Meter Z-Series:
Oil Pressure
Transmission Temperature
Voltmeter
2004 300M Special Gauge Cluster (w/ 150 MPH speedometer)
2001 Leather Shift Boot with Console
Chrome Shift Knob Overlay
Pioneer DEH-P4600MP MP3/WMA Player
Blaupunkt BQA120 4x30 Quadro Amplifier
Polk Audio DB650 6.5" 2-Way Door Speakers
Alpine Type S SPS-69C3 3-way 6x9 Rear Deck Speakers
LHS Winged Clock Bezel
Custom Clock Overlay
2001 Slate Leather Steering Wheel, Airbag, and Column Trim

These are the things I do for race prep:

Removal of the spare tire and all items out of the trunk
Removal of the rear seat, and passenger seat assemblies
Running the car on 1/4 tank or less of 93 octane or higher fuel - (1/8th tank preferable)
Removal of the floor mats
Running Cooling fans & heater for thermal management
Installation of racing slicks (running at 19psi driver side, 17psi passenger side)
Installation of GTO Spring Blockers for the rear coil springs

 

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