Had the car for two weeks now. I hardwired my Escort 8500 and had a clear bar install in week one of ownership. I was eager to get some other stuff done to the car. I wanted the heated seats but did not want to pay for the premium package as I did not want fog lights nor the sun roof.
So I installed a heated pad in the driver seat today. Now, my car has the best seat in the house. It was a bit more involved than I thought. The difficult part was taking the driver seat out of the car. Also, the back of the seat has to be separated from the bottom of the seat. A lot of tedious work. Overall, I took my time and I did it in 3 hours. I probably can do it in less time now I know what to do.
I also install a set of Eibach front and rear sway bars along with the Kartboy endlinks. Pretty basic install. I did have to remove the SPT muffler to get the rear sway bar in. I got the sway bar / endlinks locally from someone locally for a decent price. I am very please with the outcome.
Replaced the stock shift knob with a Blox 490 knob. Could not believe the difference. The overall height was reduced by about an inch. The shifting was much improved. I am waiting for my Kartboy short shifter/bushings and a boost gauge. Should be here tomorrow. The delivery was delayed due to a train derailment. At least that was what UPS told me. After that, I will be done for a while.