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  1. I will certainly try this out. Headed to the Outer Banks in a couple weeks to work on the Sunnyside Beach Cottage Retirement home with some good windshield time. The trip would be much more enjoyable without a bunch of humming.
  2. WISH LIST!!!!

    Easier to modify. You know if they sold such a thing inside a week someone would have a 5.0 sitting in it. Three months later there would be a kit for most anyone to do it. Sadly, none of these little vans are RWD.
  3. WISH LIST!!!!

    A rear wheel drive would be even more interesting. From my pov. And a "less awkward Traction control switch" is really an understatement. After a good bit of trial & error I finally found it (I even did the RTFM command). The manual is very good about telling you that you CAN do this, but sorely lacking in telling you just HOW to accomplish the task. I hope like hell I never need to turn it off WHILE driving. That would be exponentially worse than texting while driving.
  4. Wheel Size Question

    Had the 275/45R16s mounted today on the16x7 Volvo rims without issue and they look pretty good. In and out at the tire shop 15 minutes flat. I'm working on a scheme whereby I can run them both on the TC and the Outback since they use very similar size tires & wheels albeit different bolt patterns. Waiting on the front tires and some custom made adapters from Australia.
  5. Wheel Size Question

    Marketing only wants sell what they THINK 90% of the customers want to buy. Salespersons selling a product they know nothing about. Just counting beans.
  6. Wheel Size Question

    Yes, you cannot buy white letter 16s that small. When I grow up I think I want to be a professional tire painter.........or a brain surgeon........or a fry cook.
  7. Wheel Size Question

    Round 4: Went with 245s all around again. Only regret is that the rear tires just aren't wide enough. I didn't mount the 275s but did put 295s on them but they were pinched a bit too much. Could have run them though. Next time.
  8. Second that. Mine seems to have some harmonics going on about 70mph. Been trying to think of some way to deflect air without affecting functionality.
  9. What color is your Transit Connect Wagon?

    I was told I could have mine in any color.......as long as it was white. What is Solar?
  10. What does the stock wireless do?

    I just use an MP3 player run thru the aux input. So simple. I cannot stand what is on the radio anymore. The factory stereo is not that great though but it beats spending tons of money.
  11. Doh! The RTFM command! Mine is a paperweight on my desk
  12. General Grabber AT2 upgrade

    Certainly, it couldn't help but affect it, just a matter of to what degree. It's much harder to physically sense or "feel" the difference in an automatic than a stick shift. And it is more curiosity than concern.
  13. How did you "shut off" the auto door locks? I don't mind the seat belt reminding me so much but I despise the chiming that occurs simply with the front door open. I'd love to find a way to turn that sucker off that didn't involve a dealership or a degree in computer programming.
  14. General Grabber AT2 upgrade

    I am doing a fit test so to speak on 225/60R16s on the front. It fits of course but I have not had the chance to drive it around to check for any scrubbing which it shouldn't. This is with a wheel with +40 to +42 offset so its bumped off just slightly from stock (had these just lying around). I bumped it out an additional 1.25" with a spacer just see how that affected the turning radius and boy is it tight.....but it still clears although I would be extremely surprised if there wasn't some rubbing issues with that particular setup (about +10ish and a little increased width). I took the spacers off because it was just a test to see where things might land if an adapter was used. 5x108 in a 16" wheel really is the bastard red-headed stepchild of the wheel world. Moral to the story is that 225/60R16 will work although there will be an increased speedo error from your 215/60R16 setup. I have been wondering what is the point where gearing becomes an issue? I think jrm233 is at the limit in diameter and still be able to turn the wheel (without additional mods).
  15. I don't have the same problem but I'm just annoyed with so-called "improved" technology. I don't want my doors to lock automatically, I want them to lock when I CHOOSE to lock them. Give me some manual locks and I'm happy. Give me some manual window cranks and I'm happy. Seems you have to pay extra to get something simple theses days. KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid.