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    New 2015 Ford F-150 goes lighter, smarter ? and maybe better than ever

    Aluminum is a glorified clay :sad: I hope it works out as I'd like to see Ford beat the bailed-out automakers and I'd like to see the end of that "most efficient V8 engine in a truck, with better fuel economy than Ford Ecoboost V6" commercial (the one where the lone man is driving his empty...
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    Need new shocks. Monroe or Ranchos?

    :grin: Really? After being on there for quite a while mine are really showing signs of wear and tear.
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    Need new shocks. Monroe or Ranchos?

    Yes, I have those shocks and had that problem. Rancho bundled zip ties with my set so I could keep the sleeves on. I can't say that I like the sleeves as they're a little trouble to get on and aren't very durable (cracks and tears have appeared in them). Speaking of trouble, I think that it...
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    Help! buying a sprt trac

    I haven't seen too many Generation 2 STs for sale around me, and those that I have seen have only been the V6. I've seen a fair number of Generation 1s, with the 4.0, but they've all been 2001s, and some of them have even been the inferior version (<a...
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    Rubbing Salt In Our Wounds

    BTW I thought that salt made the wounds heal faster... Weird displacement, weird cylinder count (that reminds me of GMC) and diesel. None of which appeals to me as a normal American driver. I just don't understand the "Diesel cult" here in America. If it were cheaper, commonly...
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    Rubbing Salt In Our Wounds

    Meh, what does the rest of the world know? :grin: ...everything about this sounds wrong to me as an American driver.
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    Damn Snow

    Ouch, that sucks. I envy you and your snow though, Fall hasn't hit the mid atlantic yet (had a day in the 80s this week) and while you're getting snow we're still in the Danger Zone for a pending hurricane... :banghead:
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    Saw several Chevrolet Tornados last week in Cozumel

    I don't see the obsession with diesel cars, I really don't. Why would I want the hassle of diesel when I could have the convenience of gasoline? From what I've observed from illegal stop light racing, diesel is still slower than gasoline. Expensive, harder to find, more costly to...
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    Saw several Chevrolet Tornados last week in Cozumel

    :throwup::throwup: That wikipedia article says that this vehicle has a "trunk". Trucks don't have trunks... :sad: The picture on wiki for the 2003 model looks like it is trying to masquerade as a Nissan with the front design and the tiny "Chevy" written inside a silver circle on the...
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    The Grim Reaper Build

    I don't think he's around here any longer, but there was a member of this site called Caymen who converted his Gen 1 ST to rear discs and was almost always trying to get the rest of us to do the same. The disc brake evangelist lol. There's even an ancient project writeup on this site for...
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    The Grim Reaper Build

    Looks pretty cool. Say, seeing that pic where you're grinding near them, are you going to keep those drums?
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    Econoline Van: Ford ends it's life 2013

    It really does look like a Sprinter :( It also only has 2 grill bars. I thought Ford's new design paradigm was 5 bars, as seen on the 2013 Fusion among others, replacing the 3 bars which were standard for a few years. That article is dripping with unwarranted hate for body-on-frame...
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    FYI, about Ford escape Auto Transmissions

    Cars aren't toys? Not according to all enthusiasts I've met. What "training" are you talking about? We all know that state-mandated drivers' ed is just one long running practical joke that someone is pulling on the rest of the populace. When did I say that I couldn't "control" a car on...
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    FYI, about Ford escape Auto Transmissions

    So what about those of us who want to have the fun of AWD? I'm still not sure why people would want a FWD SUV, it's really just a "SV" at that point. RWD is fun, as long as it isn't raining, snowing, or the road isn't 100% dry. Unintentional oversteer is overrated. I wasn't...
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    Diesel-powered British supercar

    Didn't Trident make the horrible Bubble-Car, the "world's smallest 2-seater", that was featured in last week's Top Gear US? I can't say that having that POC "bubble-car" in their history makes me think highly of them. Speaking of Top Gear, is this Trident company truly British? The...
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    Should Ford Import the Ranger or Further Develop Transit Connect?

    I do not understand the fascination with diesel cars in America. They better get the awesome gas mileage they claim as diesel is rare and more expensive than gas in my area. I'd have to drive one of these EcoBoosted 4-cylinder SUVs before I buy into them being powerful enough for vehicles of...
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    Should Ford Import the Ranger or Further Develop Transit Connect?

    I don't think I could deal with another 4x2 truck, personally. 4x2 truck + rain/snow/mud = Russian Roulette, and I'm not much of a gambler.
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    Should Ford Import the Ranger or Further Develop Transit Connect?

    As I recall, the Transit Connect is shipped to Baltimore from its Turkish manufacturing plants in order to be revamped to avoid some outdated tariff. As a Maryland resident, I'd thus like to see the TC improved. I keep seeing more and more of them around here, which is nice if for no other...
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    Ford Makes A Bold Move

    Makes me proud to be a Ford owner. I wish I were a Ford shareholder along with them and had bought my shares back when they went for just a few cents :grin:
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    New Addition to the Garage

    No, but I'd say BMW could use the same style line Chrysler uses, "Imported from Detroit", or in BMW's case, "Imported from Spartanburg". :bwahaha:
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