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James Stanley

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  1. James Stanley

    Passenger seat fold flat?

    Can someone with a fold-flat seat post a pic of theirs folded down?
  2. James Stanley

    Ecoboost Mods that Fit From Other Applications

    Just confirmed that the MK3 Focus RS Tow Hook fits perfectly in the MK2 TC.
  3. James Stanley

    LED lights for cargo area in 2016 wagon

    Got the lights in that I posted earlier. It's like daylight at night! I have one left to install. I'm waiting for some cool looking buttons so I can have the two over the rear seats turn off and on as maplights in addition to turning on and off when the doors open. LOVE THEM!
  4. James Stanley

    2016 connect wagon back hatch water leak

    I have the same issue with mine, and I have the car doors.
  5. James Stanley

    MK2 SWB With 2nd row Captains Chairs?

    I know I'll technically loose a seat, but I never have three in the back seat, but is it possible to put he 2nd row captains chairs from a long wheelbase connect into a short wheelbase? I have access to a set cheap and they're the matching color. I think they look a ton better and are way more comfortable. Is this possible?
  6. James Stanley

    Great Sounding Mufflers

    It's been on the list for months. Keeps getting pushed for other higher priority vehicles :-(
  7. James Stanley

    LED lights for cargo area in 2016 wagon

    Found these LED lights on eBay. They're very low profile as well. For only $32.00, I might have to give them a shot.
  8. James Stanley

    Interest in interior panel kit?

    I'd like a set for my rear cargo doors!
  9. James Stanley

    Great Sounding Mufflers

    I live a block from Borla Performance's R&D facility, and I work them all the time. My 2016 is on their R&D list for a full cat-back :-)
  10. James Stanley

    Big Brake Upgrades

    I've never gotten more than 22mpgs on roadtrips... I've got a lead foot, so a BBK reducing MPGs isn't going to deter me much.
  11. James Stanley

    2016 Ford Focus ST wheels.

    You inspired me to dump my 18" Fusion wheels for ST wheels :-)
  12. James Stanley

    2014 TC, where to mount cell phone/gps?

    I've got a MOBArmor phone holder and I've mounted it to the small window on the drivers door. Works perfect, and the magnet is incredibly strong. I've taken my connect offroad and had no issues. Great placement. I'll get a pic later.
  13. James Stanley

    Ecoboost Mods that Fit From Other Applications

    I'll add links to the OP
  14. A quick google search got me this image of one installed and I'm very pleased with how it looks! Still not sure what that slot is for over the hazard button is, and I'll probably have to buy it from the UK to fill the hole, but I'll take it. I also noticed that this unit does not accommodate the airbag light, but.... I don't really care about that. If anything, I'll tap into the OEM one, and add some LED indicator lights.
  15. I hate my factory stereo. It's a 2016 XLT SWB Wagon without Navigation and I'm looking to put in an aftermarket head unit and I'm sorely disappointed with the face plate adapter available. I first saw , in person, the Metra/Scosche kit installed in a XL Cargo van with a Double DIN touchscreen head unit at SEMA last year. I wasn't impressed. A few things caught my attention that I really didn't like. 1. The angle at which the head unit is placed. If you've seen these installed, you'll notice that the head unit is significantly tilted back. It looks awkward and it is prone to glare since it technically sits forward of the top of our IMAX windshields. Anything overhead is perfectly reflected to your face. Also, depending on the time of day, the sun will be beating down on your screen and also, again, reflect in your eyes. With the overhead warehouse lights at SEMA, this was painfully obvious. 2. The fit and finish: While it seems to visually fit just fine, the finish is slightly off, and looks out of place. I was lucky enough to see three different TC's with three different finishes on this kit. The flat black, the silver, and a custom painted one. The only one that looked decent was the custom painted one in piano black. The other two just looked off and didn't match the rest of the finishes in the interiors of the vans they were in. The finish is really sub-par. Also, all three builders had the same complaint about the kit and the vents. They fit in very loosely and are prone to popping out with just a fir too much pressure when adjusting them. Where has the quality gone? 3. The overall design: They just look like a quick afterthought. It's as if the designers took on this project and thought to themselves, 'no one is going to buy this, and those that do, won't care, so we don't care'. Even the crap I've seen from China for similar vehicles has a better design aesthetic. There's too much negative space in the design and just looks boring. For a minivan/cargo van, this thing has a very cool looking dash board, so when you add something like this in there, it furthers it out of place in our interiors. I came across an alternative that looked promising at first, While browsing eBay UK, I noticed that the adapters that they have look different. There's just a hair more thought put into the design and it makes a massive difference in the overall look. I can't speak to the quality since I haven't seen one in person, but I'm going to hold out hope. Also, with this UK version, the recess for the head unit looks to be tilted back forward a bit. It will most likely still tilt back, but hopefully it's enough of a difference. My only concern for fitment is the holes at the bottom center where in the North American TC's, we have the hazard button, and airbag light indicator. On the European version, there is the same hole for the hazard lights button, but I'm not sure what the hole is for above it. I'll find out soon enough. I've ordered one and I'm going to give it a test fit, and I'll continue to research what that second hole is for.