2006 Saleen Mustangs: Ultimate Guide

2006 Saleen Mustangs

All S281 Models

The Saleen S281 4.6-liter, three-valve supercharged coupe with the V8 engine gets bumped to 435 horsepower for the 2006 model year, an increase of 35 hp over the 2005 model, the company said Wednesday.

The 2006 Saleen S281 3 Valve’s 4.6-liter, single-overhead-cam V8 makes 330 hp, an increase of 5 horsepower over the previous model.

The Saleen 281 with the Racecraft suspension has a base price of $42,281. The S281 supercharged coupe is priced at $51,102 and the S281 supercharged convertible starts at $55,989, the specialty manufacturer said.

The company also has introduced its 2006 “cool tops” line, including the 2006 Saleen Speedster, which is equipped with a sport bar and a tonneau. It will be available by November. The 2006 S281 coupe can be equipped with the new Saleen “scenic roof,” a moonroof that extends from the windshield to the back window. That will be in production by January, the company said.

2006 Saleen Models

Coupe Models:

  • Saleen S281 3 Valve
  • Saleen S281 Supercharged
  • Saleen S281 Extreme

Convertible Models:

  • Saleen S281 3 Valve Convertible
  • Saleen S281 Supercharged Convertible
  • Saleen S281 Extreme Convertible

2006 Saleen S281 Coupe

Saleen S281 Coupe Base Price: $42,281

General

Curb Weight, lb. est 3550
Weight Distribution, F/R 53/47
Fuel Capacity, gal. 15.7
Wheelbase, in. 107.1
Track, F/R 63.9/62.8
Width 74.0
Length 189.1
Height 56.0
Trunk Space, cubic ft. 12.3

Engine

Type 4.6L, 3V, SOHC V-8
Bore and Stroke 3.55 x 3.54 in.
Displacement 4.6 liters, 281 cu in.
Accessory Pulleys Saleen Underdrive Pulleys
Exhaust System 2.5 in Variable Exhaust
Horsepower 330 bhp @ 5200 RPM
Torque 340 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
Fuel Premium Unleaded 91 Octane

Drivetrain

Transmission Standard aleen Quick Ratio 5-Speed Transmission
Transmission, Optional 5 Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic
8.8 in. Differential 3:73:1 Ratio Standard; Manual Transmission
8.8 in. Differential 3:31:1 Ratio Standard; Automatic Transmission

Air Management Design

Saleen design injection molded TPO front fascia
Saleen front aero ducting (New for 2006)
Saleen design injection molded TPO side skirts and door cladding
Saleen design injection molded TPO rear fascia
Saleen design front grille
Saleen integrated front turn signals
Saleen center body panels (rear)
Saleen design rear spoiler and end caps
Saleen design quarter window trim (New for 2006)

Front Suspension

MacPherson strut with lower control arm; Saleen Racecraft system including N2 struts with linear-rate coil-over springs; 1.38-in. tubular stabilizer (anti-roll) bar with urethane pivot bushings; specially calibrated suspension settings

Rear Suspension

Live axle located by three links plus a Panhard rod; Saleen Racecraft system including direct-acting, linear-rate coil spings and N2 shocks; 0.79-in. stabilizer (anti-roll) bar; specially calibrated suspension settings

Interior Styling

Saleen leather sport seats with louvered head rest
Saleen 200 MPH speedometer with black faced gauges
Saleen design dash vents and bezels
Saleen steering wheel badge
Saleen performance driving pedals with driver foot brace
Saleen close ratio shifter
Saleen shift knob (New for 2006)
Saleen door sill plates
Saleen S281 graphics and identification
Saleen windshield graphic
Saleen fender badge
Saleen serialized engine bay plaque
Saleen serialized bumper number
Saleen serialized dash plaque
Saleen championship wreath
Saleen S281 custom floor mats
Saleen key fob
Saleen “Eagle One” detail kit
Saleen owners document portfolio and warranty guide

Color Combinations – Exterior Color/Graphic Color/Wheel Color

HP – Performance White Clearcoat/Blue/White
HP – Performance White Clearcoat/Black/White
D3 – Torch Red Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
UA – Black Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
G9 – Vista Blue Clearcoat/Silver/Silver (New for 2006)
TL – Satin Silver Clearcoat Metallic/Black/Silver
D6 – Screaming Yellow Clearcoat/Black/Silver
T8 – Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic/Silver/Silver (New for 2006)
G2- Redfire Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
P1- Legend Lime/Silver/Silver
P3- Windveil Blue Blue/Silver/Silver

Saleen Scenic Roof (Optional)

Extend your driving pleasure with the installation of a high quality tempered glass roof. The structurally sound glass roof is tinted and has been tested to meet all federal safety requirements. This option completely replaces the roof of your coupe and provides stunning panoramic views day or night.

Exterior Upgrades (Optional)
Saleen Factory Paint Colors

Saleen Extreme Rainbow Paint (Optional)

A rainbow of clearcoat colors will set your Saleen apart from the ordinary. The chassis must be ordered with black exterior paint for this option.

Brakes

Power 4-Wheel ABS Brakes
12.4 in. Dual Piston Vented Disc (Front) – Standard
11.8 in. Disc (Rear) – Standard
Saleen ABS 4-Piston Calipers
14.0 in. Slotted and Vented Disc (Front) – Optional

Wheels and Tires

Saleen Seven Spoke Alloy Wheels
20 in. x 9 in. Front – Standard
20 in. x 9 in. Rear – Standard
20 in. x 10 in. Rear – Optional

High-Performance Radials

P275/35ZR20 (Front) – Standard
P275/35ZR20 (Rear) – Standard

High Performance Pirelli P-Zero Rosso Upgrade

P275/35ZR20 (Front) – Optional
P275/40ZR20 (Rear) – Optional

2006 Saleen S281 Supercharged Coupe

Saleen S281 SC Coupe Base Price: $51,102

General

Curb Weight, lb. est 3550
Weight Distribution, F/R 53/47
Fuel Capacity, gal. 15.7
Wheelbase, in. 107.1
Track, F/R 63.9/62.8
Width 74.0
Length 189.1
Height 56.0
Trunk Space, cubic ft. 12.3

Engine

Type 4.6L, 3V, SOHC V-8
Bore and Stroke 3.55 x 3.54 in.
Displacement 4.6 liters, 281 cu in.
Accessory Pulleys Saleen Underdrive Pulleys
Exhaust System 2.5 in Variable Exhaust
Horsepower 435 bhp @ 5800 RPM
Torque 425 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
Fuel Premium Unleaded 91 Octane
Saleen Intercooled Supercharger Saleen Series VI Integrated TwinScrew Supercharger With Two-Stage Water-To-Air Intercooler System; Cast 356-T6 aluminum alloy constructions

Drivetrain

Transmission Standard Saleen Quick Ratio 5-Speed Transmission
Transmission, Optional 5 Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic
8.8 in. Differential 3:55:1 Ratio Standard; Manual Transmission
8.8 in. Differential 3:31:1 Ratio Standard; Automatic Transmission
Saleen MaxGrip-Sensitive Limited Slip
Saleen Quick Ratio 5-Speed Transmission Optional

Air Management Design

Saleen design injection molded TPO front fascia
Saleen front aero ducting (New for 2006)
Saleen design injection molded TPO side skirts and door cladding
Saleen design injection molded TPO rear fascia
Saleen design front grille
Saleen integrated front turn signals
Saleen center body panels (rear)
Saleen design rear spoiler and end caps
Saleen design quarter window trim (New for 2006)

Front Suspension

MacPherson strut with lower control arm; Saleen Racecraft system including N2 struts with linear-rate coil-over springs; 1.38-in. tubular stabilizer (anti-roll) bar with urethane pivot bushings; specially calibrated suspension settings

Rear Suspension

Live axle located by three links plus a Panhard rod; Saleen Racecraft system including direct-acting, linear-rate coil spings and N2 shocks; 0.79-in. stabilizer (anti-roll) bar; specially calibrated suspension settings

Interior Styling

Saleen leather sport seats with louvered head rest
Saleen 200 MPH speedometer with black faced gauges
Saleen design dash vents and bezels
Saleen steering wheel badge
Saleen performance driving pedals with driver foot brace
Saleen close ratio shifter
Saleen shift knob (New for 2006)
Saleen door sill plates
Saleen S281 graphics and identification
Saleen windshield graphic
Saleen fender badge
Saleen serialized engine bay plaque
Saleen serialized bumper number
Saleen serialized dash plaque
Saleen championship wreath
Saleen S281 custom floor mats
Saleen key fob
Saleen “Eagle One” detail kit
Saleen owners document portfolio and warranty guide

Color Combinations – Exterior Color/Graphic Color/Wheel Color

HP – Performance White Clearcoat/Blue/White
HP – Performance White Clearcoat/Black/White
D3 – Torch Red Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
UA – Black Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
G9 – Vista Blue Clearcoat/Silver/Silver (New for 2006)
TL – Satin Silver Clearcoat Metallic/Black/Silver
D6 – Screaming Yellow Clearcoat/Black/Silver
T8 – Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic/Silver/Silver (New for 2006)
G2- Redfire Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
P1- Legend Lime/Silver/Silver
P3- Windveil Blue Blue/Silver/Silver

Saleen Scenic Roof (Optional)

Extend your driving pleasure with the installation of a high quality tempered glass roof. The structurally sound glass roof is tinted and has been tested to meet all federal safety requirements. This option completely replaces the roof of your coupe and provides stunning panoramic views day or night.

Saleen Extreme Rainbow Paint (Optional)

A rainbow of clearcoat colors will set your Saleen apart from the ordinary. The chassis must be ordered with black exterior paint for this option.

Brakes

Power 4-Wheel ABS Brakes
12.4 in. Dual Piston Vented Disc (Front) – Standard
11.8 in. Disc (Rear) – Standard
Saleen ABS 4-Piston Calipers
14.0 in. Slotted and Vented Disc (Front) – Standard

Wheels and Tires

Saleen Seven Spoke Alloy Wheels
20 in. x 9 in. Front – Standard
20 in. x 9 in. Rear – Standard
20 in. x 10 in. Rear – Optional

High-Performance Radials

P275/35ZR20 (Front) – Standard
P275/35ZR20 (Rear) – Standard

High Performance Pirelli P-Zero Rosso Upgrade

P275/35ZR20 (Front) – Optional
P275/40ZR20 (Rear) – Optional

2006 Saleen S281 Extreme Coupe

Price – N/A

General

Curb Weight, lb. est 3550
Weight Distribution, F/R 53/47
Fuel Capacity, gal. 15.7
Wheelbase, in. 107.1
Track, F/R 63.9/62.8
Width 74.0
Length 189.1
Height 56.0
Trunk Space, cubic ft. 12.3

Engine

Type 4.6L, 3V, SOHC V-8
Bore and Stroke 3.55 x 3.54 in.
Displacement 4.6 liters, 281 cu in.
Accessory Pulleys Saleen Underdrive Pulleys
Exhaust System 2.5 in Variable Exhaust
Horsepower 550 bhp @ 5800 RPM
Torque 500 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
Fuel Premium Unleaded 91 Octane
Saleen Intercooled Supercharger Saleen Series VI Integrated TwinScrew Supercharger With Two-Stage Water-To-Air Intercooler System; Cast 356-T6 aluminum alloy constructions

Drivetrain

Transmission Standard Saleen Quick Ratio 6-Speed Transmission
Transmission, Optional 5 Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic
8.8 in. Differential 3:55:1 Ratio Standard; Manual Transmission
Saleen MaxGrip-Sensitive Limited Slip Optional

Air Management Design

Saleen design injection molded TPO front fascia
Saleen front aero ducting (New for 2006)
Saleen design injection molded TPO side skirts and door cladding
Saleen design injection molded TPO rear fascia
Saleen design front grille
Saleen integrated front turn signals
Saleen center body panels (rear)
Saleen design rear spoiler and end caps
Saleen design quarter window trim (New for 2006)

Front Suspension

MacPherson strut with lower control arm; Saleen Racecraft system including N2 struts with linear-rate coil-over springs; 1.38-in. tubular stabilizer (anti-roll) bar with urethane pivot bushings; specially calibrated suspension settings

Rear Suspension

Live axle located by three links plus a Panhard rod; Saleen Racecraft system including direct-acting, linear-rate coil spings and N2 shocks; 0.79-in. stabilizer (anti-roll) bar; specially calibrated suspension settings

Interior Styling

Saleen leather sport seats with louvered head rest
Saleen 200 MPH speedometer with black faced gauges
Saleen design dash vents and bezels
Saleen steering wheel badge
Saleen performance driving pedals with driver foot brace
Saleen close ratio shifter
Saleen shift knob (New for 2006)
Saleen door sill plates
Saleen S281 graphics and identification
Saleen windshield graphic
Saleen fender badge
Saleen serialized engine bay plaque
Saleen serialized bumper number
Saleen serialized dash plaque
Saleen championship wreath
Saleen S281 custom floor mats
Saleen key fob
Saleen “Eagle One” detail kit
Saleen owners document portfolio and warranty guide

Color Combinations – Exterior Color/Graphic Color/Wheel Color

HP – Performance White Clearcoat/Blue/White
HP – Performance White Clearcoat/Black/White
D3 – Torch Red Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
UA – Black Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
G9 – Vista Blue Clearcoat/Silver/Silver (New for 2006)
TL – Satin Silver Clearcoat Metallic/Black/Silver
D6 – Screaming Yellow Clearcoat/Black/Silver
T8 – Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic/Silver/Silver (New for 2006)
G2- Redfire Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
P1- Legend Lime/Silver/Silver
P3- Windveil Blue Blue/Silver/Silver

Saleen Scenic Roof (Optional)

Extend your driving pleasure with the installation of a high quality tempered glass roof. The structurally sound glass roof is tinted and has been tested to meet all federal safety requirements. This option completely replaces the roof of your coupe and provides stunning panoramic views day or night.

Exterior Upgrades (Optional)

Saleen Factory Paint Colors

Saleen Extreme Rainbow Paint (Optional)

A rainbow of clearcoat colors will set your Saleen apart from the ordinary. The chassis must be ordered with black exterior paint for this option.

Brakes

Power Assisted 4-Wheel ABS Brakes
12.4 in. Dual Piston Vented Disc (Front) – Standard
11.8 in. Disc (Rear) – Standard
Saleen Premium 4-Piston Calipers
14.0 in. Slotted and Vented Disc (Front) – Standard

Wheels and Tires

Saleen Seven Spoke Alloy Wheels
20 in. x 9 in. Front – Standard
20 in. x 10 in. Rear – Standard

Ultra High-Performance Radials

P275/35ZR20 (Front) – Standard
P275/35ZR20 (Rear) – Standard

Summer Performance Package Pirelli Corsa Upgrade

P285/35ZR19 (Front and Rear) – Optional

2006 Saleen S281 Convertible

Saleen S281 Convertible Base Price: $47,168

General

Curb Weight, lb. est 3550
Weight Distribution, F/R 53/47
Fuel Capacity, gal. 15.7
Wheelbase, in. 107.1
Track, F/R 63.9/62.8
Width 74.0
Length 189.1
Height 56.0
Trunk Space, cubic ft. 12.3

Engine

Type 4.6L, 3V, SOHC V-8
Bore and Stroke 3.55 x 3.54 in.
Displacement 4.6 liters, 281 cu in.
Accessory Pulleys Saleen Underdrive Pulleys
Exhaust System 2.5 in Variable Exhaust
Horsepower 330 bhp @ 5200 RPM
Torque 340 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
Fuel Premium Unleaded 91 Octane

Drivetrain

Transmission Standard Saleen Quick Ratio 5-Speed Transmission
Transmission, Optional 5 Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic
8.8 in. Differential 3:73:1 Ratio Standard; Manual Transmission
8.8 in. Differential 3:31:1 Ratio Standard; Automatic Transmission
Saleen MaxGrip Optional

Air Management Design

Saleen design injection molded TPO front fascia
Saleen front aero ducting (New for 2006)
Saleen design injection molded TPO side skirts and door cladding
Saleen design injection molded TPO rear fascia
Saleen design front grille
Saleen integrated front turn signals
Saleen center body panels (rear)
Saleen design rear spoiler and end caps
Saleen design quarter window trim (New for 2006)

Front Suspension

MacPherson strut with lower control arm; Saleen Racecraft system including N2 struts with linear-rate coil-over springs; 1.38-in. tubular stabilizer (anti-roll) bar with urethane pivot bushings; specially calibrated suspension settings

Rear Suspension

Live axle located by three links plus a Panhard rod; Saleen Racecraft system including direct-acting, linear-rate coil spings and N2 shocks; 0.79-in. stabilizer (anti-roll) bar; specially calibrated suspension settings

Interior Styling

Saleen leather sport seats with louvered head rest
Saleen 200 MPH speedometer with black faced gauges
Saleen design dash vents and bezels
Saleen steering wheel badge
Saleen performance driving pedals with driver foot brace
Saleen close ratio shifter
Saleen shift knob (New for 2006)
Saleen door sill plates
Saleen S281 graphics and identification
Saleen windshield graphic
Saleen fender badge
Saleen serialized engine bay plaque
Saleen serialized bumper number
Saleen serialized dash plaque
Saleen championship wreath
Saleen S281 custom floor mats
Saleen key fob
Saleen “Eagle One” detail kit
Saleen owners document portfolio and warranty guide

Color Combinations – Exterior Color/Graphic Color/Wheel Color

HP – Performance White Clearcoat/Blue/White
HP – Performance White Clearcoat/Black/White
D3 – Torch Red Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
UA – Black Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
G9 – Vista Blue Clearcoat/Silver/Silver (New for 2006)
TL – Satin Silver Clearcoat Metallic/Black/Silver
D6 – Screaming Yellow Clearcoat/Black/Silver
T8 – Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic/Silver/Silver (New for 2006)
G2- Redfire Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
P1- Legend Lime/Silver/Silver
P3- Windveil Blue Blue/Silver/Silver

Saleen Convertible Sport Bar (Optional)

With the top down on your Saleen convertible the sport bar adds a European roadster appearance. This option includes a plexy-glass see thru wind deflector.

Saleen Speedster Package (Optional)

The Saleen speedster package is a great way to give an exotic appearance to your Saleen convertible. The package consists of a Saleen installed sport bar with wind deflector and speedster designed three piece tonneau cover that can be stored in the trunk with storage bag.

Saleen Extreme Rainbow Paint (Optional)

A rainbow of clearcoat colors will set your Saleen apart from the ordinary. The chassis must be ordered with black exterior paint for this option.

Brakes

Power 4-Wheel ABS Brakes
12.4 in. Dual Piston Vented Disc (Front) – Standard
11.8 in. Disc (Rear) – Standard
Saleen ABS 4-Piston Calipers
14.0 in. Slotted and Vented Disc (Front) – Optional

Wheels and Tires

Saleen Seven Spoke Alloy Wheels
20 in. x 9 in. Front – Standard
20 in. x 9 in. Rear – Standard
20 in. x 10 in. Rear – Optional

High-Performance Radials

P275/35ZR20 (Front) – Standard
P275/35ZR20 (Rear) – Standard

High Performance Pirelli P-Zero Rosso Upgrade

P275/35ZR20 (Front) – Optional
P275/40ZR20 (Rear) – Optional

2006 Saleen S281 Supercharged Convertible

Saleen S281 SC Convertible Base Price: $55,989

General

Curb Weight, lb. est 3550
Weight Distribution, F/R 53/47
Fuel Capacity, gal. 15.7
Wheelbase, in. 107.1
Track, F/R 63.9/62.8
Width 74.0
Length 189.1
Height 56.0
Trunk Space, cubic ft. 12.3

Engine

Type 4.6L, 3V, SOHC V-8
Bore and Stroke 3.55 x 3.54 in.
Displacement 4.6 liters, 281 cu in.
Accessory Pulleys Saleen Underdrive Pulleys
Exhaust System 2.5 in Variable Exhaust
Horsepower 435 bhp @ 5800 RPM
Torque 425 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
Fuel Premium Unleaded 91 Octane
Saleen Intercooled Supercharger Saleen Series VI Integrated TwinScrew Supercharger With Two-Stage Water-To-Air Intercooler System; Cast 356-T6 aluminum alloy constructions

Drivetrain

Transmission Standard Saleen Quick Ratio 5-Speed Transmission
Transmission, Optional 5 Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic
8.8 in. Differential 3:55:1 Ratio Standard; Manual Transmission
8.8 in. Differential 3:31:1 Ratio Standard; Automatic Transmission
Saleen MaxGrip-Sensitive Limited Slip Optional

Air Management Design

Saleen design injection molded TPO front fascia
Saleen front aero ducting (New for 2006)
Saleen design injection molded TPO side skirts and door cladding
Saleen design injection molded TPO rear fascia
Saleen design front grille
Saleen integrated front turn signals
Saleen center body panels (rear)
Saleen design rear spoiler and end caps
Saleen design quarter window trim (New for 2006)

Front Suspension

MacPherson strut with lower control arm; Saleen Racecraft system including N2 struts with linear-rate coil-over springs; 1.38-in. tubular stabilizer (anti-roll) bar with urethane pivot bushings; specially calibrated suspension settings

Rear Suspension

Live axle located by three links plus a Panhard rod; Saleen Racecraft system including direct-acting, linear-rate coil spings and N2 shocks; 0.79-in. stabilizer (anti-roll) bar; specially calibrated suspension settings

Interior Styling

Saleen leather sport seats with louvered head rest
Saleen 200 MPH speedometer with black faced gauges
Saleen design dash vents and bezels
Saleen steering wheel badge
Saleen performance driving pedals with driver foot brace
Saleen close ratio shifter
Saleen shift knob (New for 2006)
Saleen door sill plates
Saleen S281 graphics and identification
Saleen windshield graphic
Saleen fender badge
Saleen serialized engine bay plaque
Saleen serialized bumper number
Saleen serialized dash plaque
Saleen championship wreath
Saleen S281 custom floor mats
Saleen key fob
Saleen “Eagle One” detail kit
Saleen owners document portfolio and warranty guide

Color Combinations – Exterior Color/Graphic Color/Wheel Color

HP – Performance White Clearcoat/Blue/White
HP – Performance White Clearcoat/Black/White
D3 – Torch Red Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
UA – Black Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
G9 – Vista Blue Clearcoat/Silver/Silver (New for 2006)
TL – Satin Silver Clearcoat Metallic/Black/Silver
D6 – Screaming Yellow Clearcoat/Black/Silver
T8 – Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic/Silver/Silver (New for 2006)
G2- Redfire Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
P1- Legend Lime/Silver/Silver
P3- Windveil Blue Blue/Silver/Silver

Saleen Convertible Sport Bar (Optional)

With the top down on your Saleen convertible the sport bar adds a European roadster appearance. This option includes a plexy-glass see thru wind deflector.

Saleen Speedster Package (Optional)

The Saleen speedster package is a great way to give an exotic appearance to your Saleen convertible. The package consists of a Saleen installed sport bar with wind deflector and speedster designed three piece tonneau cover that can be stored in the trunk with storage bag.

Saleen Extreme Rainbow Paint (Optional)

A rainbow of clearcoat colors will set your Saleen apart from the ordinary. The chassis must be ordered with black exterior paint for this option.

Brakes

Power 4-Wheel ABS Brakes
12.4 in. Dual Piston Vented Disc (Front) – Standard
11.8 in. Disc (Rear) – Standard
Saleen ABS 4-Piston Calipers
14.0 in. Slotted and Vented Disc (Front) – Standard

Wheels and Tires

Saleen Seven Spoke Alloy Wheels
20 in. x 9 in. Front – Standard
20 in. x 9 in. Rear – Standard
20 in. x 10 in. Rear – Optional

High-Performance Radials

P275/35ZR20 (Front) – Standard
P275/35ZR20 (Rear) – Standard

High Performance Pirelli P-Zero Rosso Upgrade

P275/35ZR20 (Front) – Optional
P275/40ZR20 (Rear) – Optional

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