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    davidparker reacted to i86hotdogs in MK2 With Sparco Terra Wheels   
    I've been eyeing these wheels ever since I got the van. I was never in a place to drop the cash for them, though. I found them on sale through Tire Rack for $120/wheel. They originally run for $160/wheel. I finally pulled the trigger, and have zero regrets. Bolt pattern, diameter, and width all are matching to OEM (OEM steel wheels per say). The only difference was the offset. Factory offset is +52mm; and these have an offset of +40mm. This just means the wheels stick out 12mm further than factory (about .5 inch). Personally, I think they look awesome on the winter/race tires I mounted them on. Tires are Sumitomo Ice Edge 215/60r 16.
     
     




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    davidparker reacted to Mtx75transit in How’d y’all   
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    davidparker reacted to JackGrimshaw in Transit Connect Tailgate Tents   
    SkiZo
    This is how I deal with barn doors and a tarp attached to roof rack.
    Modified from another members design,can't remember who.Windguy maybe??
    Standard conduit fittings.For wider tarp ,I have 2 pieces of foam pipe insulation with a slit that slide on to the top of the door.


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    davidparker got a reaction from LizaJane in #vanlife   
    Ceramic tint is a film you place on the windows to darken them.  It reflects more light (actually UV rays) than regular window tint.  The advantage of ceramic tint over regular tint is that you can get the same heat reduction without being so dark.  However, if you are looking for privacy as well as heat reduction, the regular window tint would be a better (and cheaper) option.
     
    Attaching items in the cargo version is easier than the passenger version.  If you look around inside you will find "holes" in the metal ribs around the inside.  You can either tap those holes and insert a bolt or use a self-threading bolt to mount whatever you need to.  You will probably have to make some brackets to adapt the mounting point of the item you want to attach to the rib location in the van.  But thats easy enough to do with some thought a couple of trips to a hardware store.
     
    The air bag question is too complicated for a quick answer, but basically, I would not mess with extending the shelf above the driver without knowing the answer.
     
    Someone on this forum, changed their console for a euro version.  You can take a look at that.  The existing console mounts with 4 bolts so a custom one would not be too difficult to adapt.
     
    A moisture barrier keeps water from condensation (changes in temperature) from going where you don't want it.
     
    CUTE cat!
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    davidparker reacted to Banjeed in Any Trek fans here?   
    After discovering some other threads on Myford touch wallapapers, I decided to whip one up for mine.  Sharing here in case anyone else wants it.
     


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    davidparker reacted to Slamsit in 2010 XLT Slammed   
    Sorry for the poor resolution photos. Screen snapped them from a video. I’m seriously happy. One few minor change will be the front lip. When it went into the shop, it was aggressive but not clean. It’s now clean but not aggressive. I have a fix for this and it will get back to the style I need. But enjoy these pics for the update. 
     
    Floor lighting is the same interior green.
     
    Yes that’s a tv for tailgating.
     
    New headliner.
     
    Car show detail rack.
     
    99% of where I need it to be. Front lip fix then done!
     
     






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    davidparker got a reaction from jrm223 in Passengers seats or Cargo????   
    +1 on the wrap.  If you get a fairly new one, the wrap actually protects the paint.  So when it's resale time, it looks better.  And you can have anything you want on it.
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    davidparker reacted to Slamsit in 2010 XLT Slammed   
    I actually did Morimoto Gatling switchbacks in the lamps. 

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    davidparker got a reaction from jrm223 in TPMS question   
    There is a process for resetting the TPMS when you change sensors.  It a bit too length to list here, but you can search for it on this forum or just google it.  You don't need to buy a different trigger.  The one you have should work fine, but if not, you can just let air out of the tires to "trigger" the TPMS module.
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    davidparker got a reaction from tnoll in Cannot remove driver armrest 2019 LWB   
    They may have gone to clip system like the full sized Transit.  I found this with Google.
     
    https://www.fordtransitusaforum.com/threads/removing-armrests.23921/
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    davidparker reacted to G B L in 2019 LWB rear springs   
    I used 800# of tools in mine , dropped it the required 2 "s !
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    davidparker reacted to OLDSCHOOLFOOL in 2019 LWB rear springs   
    I wonder if some "air tools" would raise the rear end just a tad?
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    davidparker reacted to eliminatethis in 19 connect roof spoiler   
    Added a roof spoiler and sound proofing/heat shield to the roof of my 2019 connect.





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    davidparker reacted to Slamsit in 2010 XLT Slammed   
    Funny you say that. I heard it start up. Annnnnd. Well it’s loud. Especially on a cold start.....sounds like it’s cammed. Here are a few new pictures sent to me from the shop.shows the camera underneath the wing, and the dual exhaust well. That is a real functional carbon fiber wing as well

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    davidparker reacted to sKiZo in Passengers seats or Cargo????   
    Anything? Ho ho ho!
     

     
    Another option might be a simple DIY job with PlastiDip. Hit YouTube for some outstanding examples of work done using that. It'll stay where you put it, but once you're done, peel it right off.
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    davidparker got a reaction from jrm223 in Passengers seats or Cargo????   
    +1 on the wrap.  If you get a fairly new one, the wrap actually protects the paint.  So when it's resale time, it looks better.  And you can have anything you want on it.
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    davidparker reacted to kruss77 in Safety Recall 18S20 – Shift Cable Bushing Replacement   
    Regarding FORD Safety Recall 18S20 – Shift Cable Bushing Replacement affecting 2013-2014 Ford Escape, & 2013-2016 Ford Fusion, this failure mode also appears on certain models of the Ford Transit Connect.  In my case, I have a 2015 XLT that experienced this failure.
     
    The original factory-original bushing is white.  The replacement bushing outlined in the recall below is orange.  This is a standard Ford part used on "small" chassis Ford vehicles and is common amongst vehicles using this type of transmission shift linkage. 
     
    The Ford part number for the REPLACEMENT bushing is: DG9Z-7K340-A and can be found at most ANY ford dealership.  I paid $5.10USD for it, and ended-up buying two just to have the 2nd one around in case this is actually a recurring problem (or in case I dropped the first one down in the engine bay accidentally during installation!).
     
    BACKGROUND: Please note that when I searched for a recall SPECIFICALLY covering this particular failure mode on the Ford Transit Connect I could not find any references to one anywhere.  However, a very smart parts guy at my local Ford dealership in Lake Orion, Michigan knew of the problem on the Focus and Escape and had a small box right on his counter full of these replacement bushings.  This told me that it's a failure common problem (despite not being specifically referenced to the Transit connect).  I suspect that the original plastic bushing was molded from a material not capable of withstanding the constant pressures of the daily shifting cycle.  As such, it would seem that if Ford went to all the trouble if initiating a recall action on a number of vehicles with this problem, they wouldn't simply have released the exact same "replacement" bushing, but would have molded it from a more durable material in order to prevent a recurrence.  This has been my experience with OEM safety recalls as an auto industry engineer since the OEM is legally responsible for demonstrating to NHTSA that their planned repair solution resolves the safety concern prior to deploying that solution into the field.  As such, it is unlikely that NHTSA would have approved an OEM-proposed solution that utilized a bushing the same as the one that originally failed from the factory (common sense?).  Incidentally, when replacement parts are produced in a different color, that is usually an indication that they are a different material so that technicians don't erroneously install the wrong replacement part when effecting the repair.  Visual cues are important in repair circumstances and used broadly in the auto industry so that quick visual reference can be made when assessing the completion of a safety repair.
     
    Here is a link to some of the detail of the recall.
     
    REPLACEMENT/INSTALLATION: I knew as soon as I saw the replacement bushing that it was an exact replacement, and as you can see from the photos below it is.  To complete the repair, I first snapped the replacement bushing onto the transmission shift lever, then pressed the shift cable onto it.  As luck would have it, that was the opposite of the replacement instructions I later found online for the Focus and Escape.  regardless, it snapped right in and securely retained the shift cable once installed.  The repair took me about 5 minutes and was a bit of a tight squeeze when attempting to get my hands past other 'obstacles' in that area of the engine bay.  it was a little challenging holding onto and orienting the replacement bushing when attempting to push my hands past the intake snorkel and fuse box!  But, again, it only took 5 minutes total to complete the repair.
     
    I hope you find this information helpful.
     
    Ken
     
    Here are a few photos of the actual linkage and bushing:
     
     








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    davidparker reacted to G B L in Curt Hitch Class 2 or 3?   
    The curt hitch is flush with the bumper and has a 1 inch drop.  The ball mount I use has a bout a 4 inch rise to allow the trailer  frame to be level.

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    davidparker reacted to Beta Don in Curt Hitch Class 2 or 3?   
    It's about flush with the back of the bumper, but it's tucked up very tight with the bottom lip of it
     
    If you have a need for the 2" receiver, by all means go that way  -  It is more versatile, though they do make bike racks for the 1 1/4 receivers too  -  My daughter has one on her car and she never pulls a trailer.  Otherwise, I actually prefer the smaller Class 2 for 4 cylinder cars which will never tow anything heavy where you don't need the extra tongue weight rating
     
    Don
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    davidparker reacted to Beta Don in Curt Hitch Class 2 or 3?   
    I bought the class 2 mainly because I've had them on other small cars and I already had an assortment of hitch receivers to fit it . . . . and, because in more than 20 years, I've never had any accessory (bike racks etc) which require a 2 inch receiver.  Also, the smaller hitch adapter is easy to stow away  -  I wrap mine in an old tee shirt and stow it in the rear drivers side compartment
     
    But . . . . it's true that the 2 inch receiver *is* more versatile, *if* you have need of accessories which will only fit a 2 inch   -  Not a consideration in my case
     
    Don
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    davidparker reacted to Don Ridley in Curt Hitch Class 2 or 3?   
    2" is more versatile. A simple insert converts to 1.25". 
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    davidparker reacted to G B L in Curt Hitch Class 2 or 3?   
    Go with the 2" receiver that make all the hitches useful with other vehicles .
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    davidparker got a reaction from jrm223 in Curt Hitch Class 2 or 3?   
    It is a 2018, Gen 2 Cargo.  thanks for the feedback!  I am leaning towards the Class 3.  Just want to check with the members first, to make sure I know if there are any issues.
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    davidparker got a reaction from jrm223 in Curt Hitch Class 2 or 3?   
    It is a 2018, Gen 2 Cargo.  thanks for the feedback!  I am leaning towards the Class 3.  Just want to check with the members first, to make sure I know if there are any issues.
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    davidparker reacted to i86hotdogs in Curt Hitch Class 2 or 3?   
    I'd agree with Fifty here. I am fairly positive that 800lb trailer will have a 2" hitch attachment. Most things you attach to your hitch will have a 2" end. Not sure if you have a 1st or 2nd gen TC, but the 2nd gen TC's have pretty good rear clearance.
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