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  1. Hi Don, Sorry for the late reply, yes, this company from Latvia turned out to be A FIRST CLASS! I received the product as specified and it a perfect match at about half the cost verses the American alternative .Wow. Total thumbs up on this!!! Attached are a few pics of my "RARE BIRD" 2016 Transit Connect XLT passenger van w/ hatchback seats removed. You will not find this configuration out there it is just too rare. Thule Cargo Box Pulse attached. INNO Fairing. Painting Contractor Vehicle. Factory rails installed. Hatchback. Work vehicle. RARE. Wish I had a bit more room, however more room means more "JUNK in the trunk". This vehicle forces me to think sharply about how to pack "essentials". Have modified storage as of these pics to better configurations . Still love my Transit even though still hate the low end rumbling from the tires. If anyone is interested, I had to add factory rails to the vehicle through my local ford dealer, it was a tough pill to swallow, mega bucks. Please enquire I will detail results. Steven.
  2. Don, I contacted the seller, but noticed he only had 2 of the Left and 1 of the Right in stock so I just ordered up. I will take the chance on the fit.
  3. Thank you Don, I checked your links they are active and at 67.50/ unit that is definitely the best price by far on the market (plus no core charge!) I am going to contact the seller to see if they will fit my 2016. (they should) I will report back on this. I have searched for quite awhile, don't know how I missed this seller. They look very fine on yours and a huge safety boost to boot.
  4. Hi Don, Thank you for this posting of photos on the new reflectors look fantastic!, I own the exact same transit connects as yours, it is a rare bird on the road, is there any way you could supply the link that you purchased these items from? Thank you for being "ginny pig" on this. America charges unacceptable prices on these 2 items. thank you! frisky
  5. Thanks guys for the in depth research. I called my dealer again today (7-2-18) and got a more knowledgable person this time. Yes, they are reflectors and for my 2016 Transit Connect XLT Platinum I can have them for 86.00 each plus 50.00 each for the core charge. With tax that would run me 292.40 for two small plastic pieces about 4 inches long. So I will take advice, review what has been searched, and do some more deep google searching like you all have done. This is cool! As a group we can break through the status quo and make things desired a bit more affordable!
  6. Hi all, Anyone know where to get the "upper real tail light assembly" (maybe it is just a reflector assembly) instead of the dumb "black insert that makes no sense why it's there" assembly? I saw one pass by on the highway in Chicago yesterday and hell if I can't find any info on google or Ford on it . My dealer is clueless too. Has no idea told me "maybe an after market thing." Why such a mystery I do not know. frisky
  7. frisky

    To combat road noise

    Thank you all for your responses, very helpful insites however it turns out the low rumbling that occurs is dependant on the actual composition of the asphalt that I am cruising over. I have found SO MUCH variation due to road condition! It is like NIGHT & DAY, if the road is smooth I sail quietly. If not, RUMBLE CITY! Anyway thank you! I will figure this out, I LUV my transit. I am going to post tonight a HUGE question about rear tail light assemblies. Why the hell do some transit connects have an "upper red/white" reflective assembly instead of the stock black insert? Making me nuts! My dealer is clueless... saw one on the highway yesterday in Chicago...
  8. frisky

    To combat road noise

    LnnyRi, I just purchased a TC XLT 2016 8 days ago from Carmax . 20,500 miles. I am now noticing a low rumbling sound at 25 miles per hour and below most certainly coming from the rear like right over the back axle area. It almost seems like a wheel bearing issue. It is VERY DISTURBING, I cannot shake it now that I am aware of it. Was your issue coming from the back of the wagon like mine? I have Conti tires OEM. Why does this show up now, it was not there when I test drove it. UGH! Further info is that I have removed both rows of seats completely to turn it into a contractor van. I have a heavy carpet over the OEM carpet plus a lot of painting gear in there so it not an empty reverberating space. any thoughts? Thx, Steven.