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  2. mrtn

    Replacing tires 2016 TC

    More like “see if you have a discarded design laying around, the cheaper the better”.
  3. Beta Don

    Replacing tires 2016 TC

    Here you go - #1 of the Ten . . . . Don't over inflate your tires! https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/ownership/10-things-you-should-never-do-to-your-car/ss-BBLG50T?li=BBnb7Kz You've got a VERY hard volleyball!!! Don
  4. G B L

    Replacing tires 2016 TC

    The real problem with the explorer tires was Ford was too cheap to have Firestone design a tire for the vehicle.
  5. Fifty150

    Harbor Freight

    Harbor Freight does not have open stock sockets and wrenches. I broke a socket once. I let one of my friends put it on an impact gun, and it shattered. Of course, I didn't tell the store manager about the impact gun. "What do you mean how? It broke. I turned the handle, the socket broke. Isn't the corporate policy 'no questions asked'?" Store manager replaced the broken socket by giving me the $5 socket set that they sell. Okay with me, since I actually like that little $5 set. And somehow after selling those for about $5, for the last 20 years; the price has dropped to $4. Double click on above image to view full picture 40 Pc 3/8 in. Drive SAE & Metric Socket Set Pittsburgh®- Item#62843 (564) Write A Review A high quality, low price socket set that fits under your car seat Only: $4.00 Compare to $19.97, Kobalt 89809
  6. Fifty150

    Replacing tires 2016 TC

    It says 51 on the sidewall of the tire. A lot of people warn against airing up the tires to maximum PSI. I've always air to maximum for on-road, decrease as needed off-road. Most people will tell you that the OEM knows what they are doing with the door jam sticker. That is suppose to be the best PSI for ride comfort, handling, and braking. But Ford was wrong about that with the Explorer. I had one of those Explorers. The sticker said 26 PSI - which is about the same amount of air as I put into a volleyball. Despite all the controversy, I never had a rollover or blowout.
  7. BSUPC

    Harbor Freight

    Ok. I finally got to talk to someone at my local store that new something other than what is on the shelf that they can see. These are only sold by HF in the kits. I asked how they planned to replace one under the lifetime warranty when I break mine and was told we would have to cross that bridge then. But as for now they have no way to replace this item even though it has their lifetime warranty on it.
  8. windguy

    Replacing tires 2016 TC

    thanks GBL
  9. windguy

    Replacing tires 2016 TC

    51 psi seems pretty high compared to the recommended 44 front / 48 rear. You would think higher pressure would make the ride harsher with increased road noise. I check the tire pressure monthly and the spare twice a year. The OEM tires hold pressure very well for my usage, but that's low mileage.
  10. Fifty150

    Overhead center console - what's it for?

    That is what I want to do also. Just another thing I never get around to doing.
  11. Fifty150

    Replacing tires 2016 TC

    Maybe air pressure will help. I try to fill tires to 51 PSI. Although I don't check the air nearly as much as i should. An old habit of mine has always been to fill up tires to whatever it says on the sidewall, not the sticker on the door jamb.
  12. G B L

    Replacing tires 2016 TC

    I replaced The Continentals with these. https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+A%2FS+P02+(H-+or+V-Speed+Rated)&partnum=16VR6HTRASP02XL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes I went to 215/60/16. Better ride Less noise and very acceptable handling . They also are the proper load range and are priced very competitively. When I mounted the set they were round and required very little weight to balance.
  13. DonShockley

    Overhead center console - what's it for?

    I put a 12v power port and a USB power port in mine which is why I had it apart to take the photos. And I keep emergency supplies under the cover for the non-existent sunglass holder.
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  15. windguy

    Replacing tires 2016 TC

    Thanks Fifty150 for the info and pics of your tires. Your tires appear to have more tread than mine and you have 13% more mileage on them than mine. I have seen Conti tires with an 80,000 mile rating. See screen shot below from America's Tire website (Discount Tire outside CA). Perhaps that's where I originally got the 80,000 mileage rating not noticing that this tire isn't the exactly the same as the OEM tire. The OEM tire with a similar name shows 60,000 on the same website. With a replacement tire I'd be willing to give up mileage life if I could have a quieter tire. That's most important for me with handling being a low priority. The reality might be that my driving habits will prematurely destroy any tire out there so might as well get the benefit of a quieter tire.
  16. Just comfort yourself with the knowledge that you have The Royal Family, and the U.S.A. is Making America Great Again!
  17. Fifty150

    Overhead center console - what's it for?

    A good place to mount auxiliary switches, USB power ports, whatever your heart desires......
  18. DonShockley

    Overhead center console - what's it for?

    Here's a photo of what's on the back side. This is from my 2015 with Sync so it has the microphone in that area.
  19. Mike Chell

    Overhead center console - what's it for?

    If it's like the one in my 2017 ... it doesn't do ANYTHING. I assume the two round holes are for tweeters in Hi-Def sound systems ... which we don't have. All the rest of the relief/cut outs are for non-existent buttons higher paying customers have. I've been looking for ways to fill the space without buying actual Ford parts. It's been a while, But I believe I pried it down near the front, and it hooks in the back. So, pull down and pull forward and it comes right out. Be careful, though, because my memory sucks.
  20. mrtn

    Overhead center console - what's it for?

    Search for sunglass holder in this forum. The issue has been beaten to death.
  21. I have a 2014 TC XLT without Sync. It has this insert in the center of the overhead bin with a couple of small, round grates on the outside. Does this do anything? If not, can it be replaced with something useful?
  22. OLDSCHOOLFOOL

    2019 TC will have a 2.0 vs 2.5 liter... Thoughts?

    Corporate mandates to engineering to start with something you already produce and tweak it slightly. Design changes the outside appearance by making horizontal lines vertical lines and marketing calls it something new and improved. Production reduces cost by reducing labor's wages and purchasing buys cheaper parts to go in it. Marketing convinces the customer that it is now worth three times what you paid last year and sales sells it for twice the price of last year convincing the customer that they got an awesome deal. Bottom line increases thereby increasing bonuses paid to corporate executives. Shampoo, rinse and repeat.
  23. It seems the world is in the Moving backwards mode. We are right there with you!!
  24. Drift superstar Vaughn Gittin Jr. stopped by the Ford booth at the Woodward Dream Cruise today to officially hand over keys to the 700-horsepower Eagle Squadron Mustang GT to its new owner Brayton Williams. View the full article
  25. Ford Motor Company sharpened its vision for Detroit’s Corktown community by inviting nearly 200 millennial leaders from across the region to participate in Reimagined Detroit Tech, a day of design challenges, workshops and community building ideas focused on shaping the future of Detroit’s oldest neighborhood. View the full article
  26. It’s an Ecoboost engine, which has been in production for years with updates: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_EcoBoost_engine Probably not for Europe tho. We’re moving backwards, towards cole mines and steam engines.
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