The stock suspension is very soft and "bouncy" to the point where "The Ranger Bounce" was a thing.
This is to give it a more comfortable ride on roads. It sucks, but its not anything HUGELY detrimental.
I'm going to upgrade to the Fox Stage 1 kit when I get the spare cash, specifically to get...
The broke it, they pay for it. Period.
That's why you pay them for it. If they fight you on it, take it to Ford directly, as I doubt they appreciate having a dealership that breaks their parts 50% of the time, then charges the customer for their stupidity.
Honestly, I would try fixing the part you have, up to the point where the part is unsalvagable, before buying a new one.
Vinyl is easier to apply than you think, 2-3 attempts and you'll get the hang of it. Soapy water is key, watch some videos, you can do it. You can get a roll of vinyl...
After having a 2 month odyssey getting my HVAC fixed, I can't help but feel a bit of vindication from this.
Doesn't fix the absolute crap fan output from the drivers side floor, or anything if you split it, but, maybe this will prevent someone else from having to give up their new truck for a...
Headroom (6'4" doesn't fit in a Tacoma)
Turbo charged Engine that makes it fun to drive.
Cheaper than Honda.
Ridgeline with any weight in it drags ass.
Will never own a GM product again.
Will never own a Nissan product again.
Ford's reputation with Trucks.
All added up to this.
Got my truck back finally after a full month in the loaner while we waited for Ford to send the part.
Parts that got replaced:
Which involved pulling the entire dash and center console apparently, and replacing the HVAC box.
Super glad to have my...
Update: In a Ford Escape top trim rental for the indeterminate future.
Ford told them to replace the "HVAC Box" which contains the part that they have been replacing. However, the part is on backorder, and so is the box, and currently there is no ETA.
So my projected repair time is 1 week -...
6'4" with plenty of leg room, I'm a few clicks forward even. But that's also why I couldn't even consider a Tacoma, no headroom.
Might want to check your leg angle to make sure you're not over extending/in a less than ideal position to apply full pressure to the brake if needed. I know if I...
Apparently, the Ford Service troubleshooter ends at "replace this part" because the truck is too new.
They sent an internal request to Ford for guidance, I drop it off Wednesday for them to do whatever they are going to do. Rumor is they're going to have to replace the whole HVAC system but...
Another loud pop and ratcheting sound today. First time I had been out and about longer than the commute to work since getting it fixed.
So back to having no heat and calling the dealer again tomorrow. Oh joy.
Yeah I definitely love the drive train and handling. Everything it needs to be as a "truck" is fantastic. I just wish more care was paid to the details. For instance, the "ignition ring" thing. My first car was a Ford, and I can't say they've improved much in the 20 years since in that regard...
Probably better on the higher end trims. Almost none of the plastic pieces in the interior of my XL fit perfectly, and are all of the cheapest possible material they could find, the vinyl floor is bubbly and lose, the gap in the tailgate on either side is hilariously large, the plastic material...
Shrockworks sliders have you drill 1 hole, and use 3 stick nuts, so you wouldn't be any less user friendly than they are.
Was still relatively simple once you understood where everything goes and what you have to do.
I haven't drilled the hole yet, so they aren't giving full protection, but...
5k miles since I bought it in December. Probably a little fudged since I have upsized tires, but less than 1mph at 75, so meh.
The handling is fantastic.
The drivetrain is a joy.
It functions as a fantastic truck.
I smile just about everytime I look at it.
The HVAC is...