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zalienz

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About zalienz

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  • Region
    U.S. Pacific Coast
  • Location
    California
  • Current Vehicle
    2017 Transit Connect LWB Cargo Van

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  1. Who got arrested ???

    Lol, yeah, you're busted. Should have got the EcoBoost.....
  2. new member in SoCal

    Welcome! I am one of the five..... Lol
  3. Turn on all interior lights (2016)

    Don, Great job on the interior lights. I was thinking of adding an additional LED light in the cargo area that would be manually switched but this is a better idea. I think I will incorporate it. Thank you for sharing.
  4. Insulating your van

    Lots of good info here, pick and choose what works best for your situation. http://thevanual.com/
  5. 5W-30 Synthetic Oil Use

    Great thread. I also have a 2017 Transit Connect LWB Cargo Van with the 2.5L motor and optional Trailering Package. Stick with the 5W/20 oil, Mobil 1 is available in that weight. As GBL said, the TC has a engine oil and a transmission cooler, all stock. If you tow a lot, change the engine oil every 5000 miles and the transmission fluid every 30,000 miles, as Ford recommends. There are a few on this forum that tow regularly and have no issues. Go for it, and have fun.
  6. Cargo Mat for Van Models

    Thank you for that Mustang, I just ordered 4 more of those D-Rings for the sides.
  7. Vincent VanGoing 1.0

    I like your electrical setup. I have been considering adding a aux battery to mine as well. This post is great. I also was considering placing the battery under the floor extension, which you said wasn't going to work out. What was the difficulty about that idea?
  8. I've seen that pink and purple crap too. I overheard a couple of guys talking about that, something like, the deeper the color, the "more HID" the bulbs are. Complete rubbish. Reality is, the closer you are to true white (about 6K) the more light you have on the road. Isn't that what it's all about? The ability to see further and clearer?
  9. I have seen it once, but yes it's a rare occasion. Have the dealer reseal it under warranty.
  10. States seem to decide the difference between passenger vehicles (wagon) and commercial vehicles (van). This VIN guide shows the complexity of VIN. http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/ford/general/pdf/maintenance/vin-decoder/2016_VIN_Guide_Final.pdf Looking at this guide, you can find that the Transit Connect is produced in Valencia, Spain, with the world manufacturer characters NM0 - decoded as a "Truck - Completed vehicle" which is probably why some lenders think they are all commercial vehicles. I know when I purchased my van, the financing was turned down by Wells and Chase due to the "commercial vehicle" status. I wanted to go with my local credit union, which happily went for it.
  11. Alright, cool then, thanks for the input. I will probably go with the 4800 lumen for all, high / low / fog. I used to have yellow fogs in an old Lexus LS400 I had, seemed to do a pretty good job when I used them, which was rare. I think the reflector design has a lot more to do with fog lamp beam placement than the yellow color does. But I thought it looked good. France can keep their yellow headlights, they're probably not legal in California anyway, lol
  12. So which bulbs did you use for the high beam? Looking at the Street Cat bulbs. the 4000 lumen bulbs say H11 (H8 / H9), and the 4800 lumen bulbs just say H11. I'm liking the LED idea, and would probably go with the 4800 lumen bulbs. I also need to decide about the fog lamps, if I should go with something traditional like yellow fogs or go with the H11 LEDS. Fog where I'm at is relatively rare, and might decide to use the white LEDs to get more light out front. Pretty cool ideas, though, thanks for sharing.
  13. Ok, I'll bite. Looks interesting. I'm up for a headlight upgrade, still on the fence, upgraded PIAA halogens, HID, LED, etc... so do you like the LED's?