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  1. Bunch at Oldbridge............... https://www.allamericanfordinoldbridge.com/searchnew.aspx?Year=2019&Model=Ranger
  2. Because Ford already has plenty of SUV's with IFS that it could just change the body on, so what really is the point of an all NEW bronco chassis, if it is not competing against the wrangler.
  3. Then they are going to have an issue with the masses if it takes 50 grand to get AWD. We paid about that for our 17 fusion (Sport) and 17 escape (2.0 SE), both AWD.
  4. Find it hard to believe it's not also a function of motor size and power usage. I've read electrics don't have as high a top end speed due to being geared for accel. So re-gear them or use a 2 speed trans.
  5. Why can't they build a model 3 that does 0-60 in high 5's to 6, high 13 or-14.0 second 1/4 mile (plenty of speed for 95% of those on the road), has AWD, mid size sedan size, 380-400 mile range, has decently nice interior finishes with AC, power options, heated seats, halfway decent stereo, and be bought with discounts right around $25-26K? You can still get 18 Fusion Sports that do all that for that price. Can't they do 2 smaller motors, add more battery pack, and use less power so it's only fast, not ludicrous, then get more range?
  6. OX1

    7.3 hp/tq numbers?

    50% torque increase over the 6.2 sounds like quite a stretch.............
  7. Even at 25% EV sales, it takes 16 years to get 50% EV's on the road. Assuming average life of cars 8 years, which is 12.5 % replaced each year. When do "we" think EV's will be more than 50% of the sales, as that is the only way they even start gaining ground. Going to be along time, no matter how you slice it.
  8. It's sad the crappy memorial they have at that site. Just a tiny pole with a little blimp on it. Can barely see it.
  9. Exactly. I get 21 in my fusion Sport (Edge Sport gets 16), she gets 24 in her AWD 2.0 escape. Night and day vehicles. The Escape only does one thing better, sits higher. You couldn't pay me to drive escape, ride quality is horrible and handling pathetic. If I drove as conservative as her, I could get very close in mileage with a car, a class higher, larger and so much faster, you might as well be walking in the escape.
  10. OX1

    Tesla Model 3 review

    Nope, there level at on off, is not my level.
  11. OX1

    1978 Bronco brake upgrade

    I've put 79 F250 2WD Booster/MC, 93 F350 Booster/86 SVO MC, and late 70's Linc HB in my 78/79's. Search for 93 F350 booster and OX1, on fullsizebronco.com, I have plenty of old threads on there and pics of the 93 F350 booster, which is probably the one you want. You are going to need custom brackets for firewall, but not super hard to fabricate and required no welding.
  12. The worst part of electrics is going to be friends/family sponging. I can see it now. Buddy's show up to play cards and one them want to plug in since they "forgot" to charge up at home. I mean, it's only a couple bucks, right.........
  13. OX1

    2013 Escape Shaking @ 60 mph

    Pretty long thread about stock tires on fusion sports. I'm not the only one who has had problems. The Sports came with either conti's or goodyears and overall, seems to be less problems with the Conti's. There was one guy on fusion forum who got his dealer to swap wheels/tires. My only issue with this, is to make sure they let you drive/ride in that car first to see if it vibrates too. For a little more info, I drove 7 or 8 Fusion Sports before buying mine. They all vibrated from a lot to a little. They mostly seemed to vibrate around 70 MPH, so I drove mine right up to 70/80. No vibes, it was only later I felt a mild, but continuous vibe @ 50 MPH. I also think there is something to the lower profile tire and how long they sit. Even my Mich pilot sport AS3+ will get the tiniest of vibes for less than a mile after sitting in cold all weekend. After that totally smooth, even after sitting at work all day in temps well below freezing lately. You could also ask for hunter road force balancing if they have them Didn't help me, but it has helped a couple here and there. Worse case, buy another set of tires yourself.
  14. OX1

    2013 Escape Shaking @ 60 mph

    Did you swap out for new tires anywhere near the timeframe that this started? I also have had 3 sets of bad tires on my fusions. Two sets (first set replaced under warantee @ 11K, but did not help) on my 15 AWD and the original set on my 17 Sport. (all Goodyears BTW). Both cars were fixed with higher quality tires. Was really surprised how out of round the F1 Asym AS were on the Sport. For a tire that is $241 each (235/40R19), would have thought they would have been higher quality. Ended up going Mich Pilot Sport 4S for summer and another set of stock rims and Pilot Sport AS3's for winter. Both are smooth as silk. I have my own tire machine and balancer, so it is easy to see a tire is really out of round. I also balance rims when tires are off, to see if it is the tire or the rim that is requiring weight. The Sports rims are the first factory Ford rims I've ever had that were substantially out of balance by themselves. I had 2 sets of rims for my 15 fusion and 14 mustang, and almost everyone of them zero or less than an ounce to balance just rim. Here are videos showing the (large files, about 23Mg each) Goodyear http://luxjo.supermotors.net/FUSION%20SPORT/TIRES/20171114_211142.mp4 and Mich http://luxjo.supermotors.net/FUSION%20SPORT/TIRES/20171114_211519.mp4 You can see not only is goodyear out of round, but out of spec side to side, IMO.
  15. Any paved (and hence probably mapped out with GPS) I think they would have a reasonable chance in the snow. The scenerios like your second example, even if all the cars talked, so the second car (or 10th) knew about that problem, what about the first? I still use a 79 bronco to tow my 24 foot boat. It is the only vehicle ever made that has the combination of short length, short wheelbase, super tight turning radius, and can easily tow 5500 lbs (with severe upgrades on braking , axles, and suspension). We use a boat ramp that is a paved road that ends in the water. The precision required to get this package http://luxjo.supermotors.net/BOAT/BRONCO%20AND%20BOAT/20150905_181442.jpg Turned around at the end of this road http://luxjo.supermotors.net/BOAT/ramp1.jpg Only comes after doing it. Couple times early on, we had to disconnect boat to make it. Requires NOT driving into the water, driving off side of road to start (but in a perfect spot where top of boat won't hit trees), essentially jackknife trailer, drive onto wrong side of road and then stop directly in the middle of the street. Then you drive back until boat is in water, but you have to watch how level the trailer is. "ramp" is not paved and changes all the time with holes and grading due to usage and tide. Sometimes you have to pull out and move over a bit to get to a more level spot. Then add in 5-10 other people with boats and trailers waiting in various spots (all over that road to come in or out). It's absolute Chaos. I'd like know how the auton vehicles would even decide where to park while waiting, when you first get there, let alone negotiating all that for the first time.