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blwnsmoke last won the day on January 17 2017

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  1. Ford and RAM came out with a Good rating in the latest crash tests where they hit straight on in the fender (sorry, forget the official term). Toyota and Chevy did bad in it. Already saw it on the TV news stations this afternoon.
  2. I nod the Explorer forum and there is a VERY lengthy discussion on this.. we are talking dozens of pages over the years on this. Just about every person who has bought a CO monitor registers extremely low if not 0 amounts. Ford has addressed this by changing drain plugs, changing some of the rear air vents under the bumper cover (stronger flags to prevent air entering), reprogramming the HVAC so at wide open throttle, the HVAC shuts off recirc and brings in fresh air, has changed some customers mufflers to turn down and has even replaced gaskets of the rear trunk/hatch. You do not know the scenario of these 1 off customers compared to the 1.5+ million 5th gen Explorers that have been sold with zero issues with this.
  3. blwnsmoke

    2020 Ford Explorer

    Limited and ST are the 2 trims with only captains chairs.
  4. May 6th they start building.
  5. When is the last day of 5th gen production?
  6. Dipshit sales people... ah yes.... ranger production 24 hours a day yet?
  7. blwnsmoke

    2020 Ford Explorer

    It is not an option. If it is like the 5th gen, the same bolt holes will be there to mount the bench however, carpet would need to be cut. The bench will be pricey since there will be nothing in salvage yards and your leather won't match (at least in the ST).
  8. You don't need to buy the whole shift assembly. You can get a replacement kit now for under $40 which is the switch and wire harness only.
  9. Exactly. Fwd with a junk ptu system. Really looking forward to my 2020 Explorer ST being rwd based.
  10. blwnsmoke

    2019 F-350 Platinum GVWR options

    I can tell you based on my 2015 F350 SRW 6.7 Platinum which will be similar in weight. I have a 40 foot 5th wheel which is supposed to be 11,200 dry and about 2,200 pin weight. My 5th wheel slider is about 260lbs in the bed. These weights were fully loaded with me, my wife and 2 kids with a full tank of fuel. Unloaded - Front 5,160lbs and Rear 4,040lbs. Loaded - Front 5,180lbs and Rear 6,540lbs. Trailer 10,180lbs Gross 21,900lbs. In total I had about 220lbs too much on the rear of the truck (GVWR of 11,500 but truck was 11,720) which would easily be fixed by moving some of the stuff in the front bedroom to the rear. I was not worried about 200lbs of GVWR being under both axle ratings. So my 11,200lb trailer actually weighed 12,680lbs or 1,480lbs above the dry weight. My pin weight that is rated at 2,200lbs dry was 2,500lbs or 300lbs more weight on the front end. So you can see the trailer put an additional 2,500lbs on the rear axle when hooked up which equates to a 19.7% pin weight to total trailer weight. Hopefully this will help you in your decision.
  11. blwnsmoke

    GM Sales February 2019

    So being down 17% vs Sierra's 1% doesn't tell anything?
  12. blwnsmoke

    Problem w/ intermittent defrost a/c