Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Original Owner XR Cougar

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Original Owner XR Cougar

    will just post these for now as the one I had all typed out just got deleted, so I'll reply with details tomorrow after you guys get to take a look. Car has 33k original miles, 25K of that in first two years before changes were made. here you go.


















  • #2
    very nice!!!! But to honest with you I prefer it without the redstuff...
    -99 T-RED 3L SVT TURBO
    -99 T-GREEN RHD MPV ST220 MAZDA 6 TURE DUAL 3L SVT
    -00 BLK/TAN SVT
    NEW OEM CONTOUR PARTS DEALER*
    SVTWAREHOUSE.COM COMING SOON!!

    Comment


    • #3
      Love the car. And like Sam said not a fan of the red stuff!!!
      98 Blk + Mnb 76k Chassis, 24K SVT Cam 3l Engine,PRT Goodies, SHM Long-Tube Headers, full 3" exhaust, Built Trans Torsen, KONI+Ground Control, fidenza, FSVT Five Spoke's...
      1999 T-Green - 85,128- SVT cam 3l (Parted)

      Comment


      • #4
        Beautiful car. I really like the clean look of the car before the red accents also. But it's what your vision of your car should be so thumbs up.
        2000 CSVT red and tan #1011

        Comment


        • #5
          Nice car! I also like it without the red...which is weird for me...because I like things that are loud and stand out from the crowd. Makes me think Corvette with those fender stripes.
          -Brent
          2000 Silver Frost SVT Contour 3L #1633 of 2150
          2009 F150 FX4 Blue Flame/ Sterling Grey
          1979 Mustang Notchback 357CI Windsor Street/Strip/Show

          Comment


          • #6
            So sexy! I was going to PM you on NECO for some pictures after I saw your avatar.

            It's nice to see another XR on the forums. I had no idea how rare these cars were until after I bought mine.
            1998 SVT Contour 3L (B/MNB) #542 (His)
            2000 SVT Contour (SF/MNB) #1533 (Hers)
            2003 BMW 540i M-Sport (6 spd)
            2002 Cougar XR - XR Racing Red
            2002 Lexus IS300 SOLD!!

            Comment


            • #7
              All these pictures of Cougar's lately are really pushing me to buy one. They look so dang sexy.
              -Mike
              If you are wondering where the avatar came from look here... Link
              98 SVT Contour - HoK TruBlue|CF roof|#49/6535 DOB 3/25/97|550whp here I come|Follow my extremely slow 3L/turbo build here Link
              85 Camaro - 1969 350ci, 503BHP

              Owner - RIES PEFORMANCE

              Comment


              • #8
                I love this car! I really have to ask what all was done to the front bumper for the mesh though as my Cougar is missing the slats due to the first owners couple fender benders...


                Still looking for a correct driver side light and fogs for mine too..
                Chris V.
                02 Cougar "Hello Cougar" 3L Hybrid, MSDS, Trubendz, Magnaflow, Quaife, Bat Kit, Hello Kitty Exhaust Tip + More
                04 Volvo S60R manual
                00 Sable LS Premium -Roush Springs, Magnaflow - 97 'Tour SE MTX

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by CSVT#49 View Post
                  All these pictures of Cougar's lately are really pushing me to buy one. They look so dang sexy.
                  My thoughts exactly.
                  -Brent
                  2000 Silver Frost SVT Contour 3L #1633 of 2150
                  2009 F150 FX4 Blue Flame/ Sterling Grey
                  1979 Mustang Notchback 357CI Windsor Street/Strip/Show

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sable23 View Post
                    Still looking for a correct driver side light and fogs for mine too..
                    I have a set of used fogs for an 01-02 if you need them. The passenger side has a broken mounting tab but they're otherwise in good shape. Do you have fog wiring already there? PM me for more info.
                    1998 SVT Contour 3L (B/MNB) #542 (His)
                    2000 SVT Contour (SF/MNB) #1533 (Hers)
                    2003 BMW 540i M-Sport (6 spd)
                    2002 Cougar XR - XR Racing Red
                    2002 Lexus IS300 SOLD!!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I still have pics of my black XR when I bought it at 33k, all it had was tint.



                      Drove it for 2-3 years mostly stock up to 70k then did an intake headers exhaust and blew the diff. Thats when it got put away for a 3L and LSD which has now turned into waaay more than that haha.

                      I have always loved your car, I really like what you did with the front lower grill too. Although I too prefer it without the red stuff, makes the clean mostly black look of the car turned cluttered IMO. Did you have the holes for the spoiler filled? If so did you think about getting rid of the rear wiper too? That and removing the ding guard on the side would clean it up more. Very nice car tho, wish mine was in that good of shape and only had 33k on it.
                      02 Cougar: Street driven track car. Full 3L w/ boltons, HMS trans, 6pt roll bar, weight reduction, built suspension, 13" Wilwoods, 8" w/ 245's
                      #4683: under the knife
                      07 GMC Sierra Classic: Duramax/Allison, loaded

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        The front bumper I customized over one winter after removing it from the car. I cut the slats out from the center and then actually reused them and made a molding that the mesh could be epoxied to. Everything was filled and smoothed before painting it with the mesh alread in place. I replaced the mesh in my wings west grill with the same type, it was off the shelf at the local speed shop, not the stuff from home depot (not stainless). If your bumper isn't perfect and it's just a simple cosmetic thing I would just get some mesh of some kind and do the same without making the molding perfect like I did. Paint it black or body color however.




                        The wheels are Axis Spyder's in 18's. The trunk was shaved and filled, so there are no spoiler holes, or mercury emblem holes, I didn't want to have to have the bigger hole of the wiper arm welded closed, so I just left it for the time being. I have an S upper that I'll be putting on for the spring as seen here.



                        I'm also going to be making a custom S inspired lower using two 99 style spoilers to make a flush mount for the trunk part only, not on the lights. Will be more subtle than the huge S lower. I'm going to call it the R lower.

                        So here's where I'm at with the red accents. I don't know if I like them or not either but, a couple things to consider, first, they are done really well, with a nice satin red that matches perfect the blood red color of the XR seats and badges, so it doesn't glow in person like it does in the pics. the fender stripes have a gunmetal border around them that matches the wheel color. I took the car to one show with it in this setup in 2011 before having it sit idle till now, and I couldn't believe the difference it made in people just coming up and actually taking a look. I don't necessarily think that it's going to stay long term, but I'm going to take it to a few this spring and see the reaction it gets. i don't mind if people like it or don't like it, it's good to go have conversations at these places, and sometimes you need to do something a little bold just to get that attention, whether it's good or bad. here are a couple more angles to show the fenders better.










                        and for what it's worth, the vehicle where the stripes truly belong, next year I'm redoing the black plastidip to all blue, don't see too many rams on blue 24's running around. Again, it's a good conversation starter.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I was just looking for pictures of this car and come to find all the links broken. Sad day!
                          Chris V.
                          02 Cougar "Hello Cougar" 3L Hybrid, MSDS, Trubendz, Magnaflow, Quaife, Bat Kit, Hello Kitty Exhaust Tip + More
                          04 Volvo S60R manual
                          00 Sable LS Premium -Roush Springs, Magnaflow - 97 'Tour SE MTX

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I just noticed Photobucket is now charging for hosting pics. will have to find a new way to post them up.

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X