I've had that happen on my other cars. Its pretty standard when the cities use panic quantities of salt on the roads. Clean thoroughly with brake cleaner then apply "Rust converting primer". Followup with Spray on bedliner or undercoat spray.
Wow. Its hard to complain about them wanting to give accurate numbers.
Actually its quite easy but you sound really stupid like: "Please feed us wildly inaccurate performance numbers that lack any meaningful context."
I'm curious about the snorkel but I'm willing to wait for accurate...
Got the truck back today. Service sheet reads Coil replacement and sparkplug replacement. Seems like they also did an ECU reset so now it runs-like-I-stole-it (very aggressive throttle response). I assume that will level out as the ECU does some relearning.
2 Days ago the my 2019 XLT FX4 threw a CEL and started bucking under ANY attempt at acceleration. I made an appointment and dropped it off at the service dept this morning and 4 hours later they tell me one of my coil packs failed. Has anyone heard of this happening on their Ranger? Coil packs...
I definitely have a compass heading on the small screen inbetween the Tac and Speedo on my XLT. I'm looking at a picture from a month or 2 ago and I distinctly see a South-East heading being displayed just to the left of the temperature.
I could swear that in addition to the 1" restrictor there is also some kind of a spring loaded flap or valve inside the OEM muffler.
A little search tells me that it was @Duke that posted that he cut open the stock muffler and found it there.
If your concern is additional heat from high HP, I would strongly suggest a radiator upgrade instead of a colder thermostat. A colder thermostat opens coolant flow sooner but does not do anything to change your overall cooling capacity.
The tradeoff is installation. Its a PITA. If things are especially tight there may be a blood sacrifice.
The other stuff you mentioned is nonsense.
The "extra" heat is vented from the turbo as expanding gasses exiting the tailpipe.
Reasons for a higher capacity radiator:
Hot weather operation
High elevation operation
Operation in Hot weather @ high elevation
Sustained high rpm operation
High HP. More air and more fuel make more power and absolutely produces more heat
My 2 cents.
A turbo blanket is really a PITA to install. It was a massive pain installing on my WRX and rest assured it will be super annoying to install on my Ranger. But in HOT weather it was a game changer when doing errands, commuting or getting stuck in traffic. I was thankful for it...
So lets assume that Ford didnt really care about the terrible alternator location or at worst they intentionally designed it to fail in any kind of watercrossing where it isnt lifted something absurd, like 18 inches over stock. The next step would have to be a sealed alternator assembly of some...