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blwnsmoke last won the day on January 17 2017

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  1. ^^^.. happens on the 5th gen explorers and that was the cause.
  2. blwnsmoke

    Tesla pickup reveal Nov 21st

    No he doesnt realize as he said it towed it lol. Smh!!
  3. https://www.yahoo.com/news/900-hp-ford-mustang-lithium-182700998.html
  4. Driverless tech would be great for highways.. 3 hour road trips etc. But navigating the pitch black country roads, S curves that come up very quickly (the steering cant keep up with such quick changes yet), the lack of white lines on the outer edge of the road.. I just would never trust it. But to travel 100 miles to visit family out of state where it is all highway, it would be cool to not have to have the stress of long road trips. I very much enjoy driving and would not want a full 100% driverless vehicle but wouldn't mind the break here and there.
  5. blwnsmoke

    2020 Aviator - VIN sequence observation

    My only comment would be that VINs are assigned in order but not built in order.
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    Sync 4 is on its way....

    8" up to the 15" will be available.
  7. blwnsmoke

    Sync 4 coming 2020

    And this is competing products how? Is sync 4 competing with itself?
  8. blwnsmoke

    2020 Explorer Platinum

    I consider PDI the inspection and detailing the dealership does when a car is sold.
  9. You never said anything in your post about IACC, you said your lane departure never warned you and you ran off the road. Those lines are exactly that, Lane Departure and show you when it is actively monitoring the road or cant tell. So not sure what your reply is all about.
  10. Be aware that even with it on, if the lines are not lit up white, it is not sensing the sides of the road and will not work. And the steering wheel will gently vibrate, it will not shake. Here are a few videos I just took on a quick trip out. Watch the center road display.. you will see when it is white, when it isnt lit white and when it is yellow alerting you through the steering wheel. One of them shows you when it isnt lit white and I'm drifting into the brake down lane.
  11. So I guess you need to have your dealer look at it. Mine works exactly as it should. It lights yellow on whichever line I am starting to cross and helps to recover. There is no audio warning or any major alert except for as I said, the line turns yellow on the dash.
  12. Better than autopilot and sleeping...
  13. If the GM strike has cost 2B in 30 days, what has it cost Ford with the QC issues over the last 5 months?
  14. blwnsmoke

    2020 Corvette revealed

    Interesting article on the C8 power output.. https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/21/c8-chevy-corvette-horsepower-torque-dynamometer/?yptr=yahoo More details in link.. "The numbers after the first run in fifth gear run: 558 horsepower and 515 pound-feet of torque. At the wheels. Assuming parasitic driveline losses of 15% would mean the Corvette was putting out around 656 hp and 606 lb-ft at the crank. If we assume a 10% loss, the crank figures come to about 620 hp and 570 lb-ft. Either set represents a shocking surplus over the Corvette's official rating 495 hp and 470 lb-ft."