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    Dj Tranz

    Grey Goose Project

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    Sounds like you should have bought a Honda Civic if your after that awesome 4 cylinder fart can sound. As already noted, the MKZ is a luxury car, not a tuner. You will reduce the resale value with all your mods. Potential buyers will quickly recognize that a teenage driver owned the car....no bueno, when the see the fart can exhaust, CAÍ and vinyl wrap. 🙄. It’s your car though so tear it up. Detroit is making new ones every day.
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    Hi jivedaddy. I'll answer your questions best as I can. 1- I purchased the same console tray that" kramf411" linked to above (but from a different seller at a lower cost at the time). If I need to charge my phone while driving (don't often need to), I usually place the phone in that new center console tray (and close the console lid). You can also place the phone in the open...sitting flat across the open cup-holder area, facing up, charging port to the rear of the car if needing to charge. Or you can place the phone sideways down in the cup-holders, charging port facing the rear, if needing to charge. In any of those positions, I can easily pick up the phone without it being "upside down", if I needed to, whether plugged in or not. Either way, the phone is not "upside down" if/when I pick it up. I would only add/ask...How often do you actually need to physically pick up the phone while driving, since once in the car, the phone automatically connects to SYNC for phone calls, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto etc.? 2- In my case, I usually simply keep the keyfob in my pocket. I guess if I had to take it out of my pocket, I would place it in the cup-holder, or in the center console on the aforementioned aftermarket center console storage tray (or the smaller factory one, which you seem to be missing), or the "ashtray". On that related note: It sounds as though the previous owner kept the small, removable factory center console storage tray that came with our cars when new? Placing it in that tray would keep the keyfob from becoming "lost" in the center console. If that is the case, I would highly recommend you purchase the aftermarket storage tray which kramf411 linked to, and myself/others purchased. It will solve a lot of your issues. If you decide to purchase one, find a seller that includes the "MKZ" monogrammed rubber mats. It looks nicer (in my opinion). When I look at the link for the seller I purchased from, it seems the rubber mats no longer have the "MKZ" logo: https://www.ebay.com/itm/223087148663 3- Not sure if anyone has gone through the trouble of removing the center console in order to drill a hole in the bottom of the small front storage bin, run a USB cable etc. In my opinion (and it is only my opinion), that seems like a lot of work (and possible broken/scratched trim, future creaks/rattles etc.) to avoid a tiny issue. Let us know how you make out and good luck with whatever you decide to do. PS- Here is quick Google for the aftermarket center console storage tray that kramf411 mentioned and purchased: https://www.google.com/search?q=Lincoln+MKZ+center+console+tray&client=firefox-b-1-d&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj_w8CejOrwAhVoc98KHUhKCEUQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1920&bih=1005 Here is the small center console storage tray that should have come with your car: https://www.getoemparts.com/oem-parts/ford-storage-tray-dp5z5413546aa?origin=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3ZyKwozq8AIVi5yzCh1p7wyNEAQYAiABEgKTH_D_BwE
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    Hey all, just wanted to report back that I’ve had the car for 3 months and it’s been great. Had a steering wheel clicking issue that the dealer resolved under warranty but the headliner as it’s part of the interior they will not cover as electrical and mechanical are they only items that the the premium plan covers. Dealership was great and provided a loaner for 3 weeks as they were backed up. Just wanted to thank everyone for their feedback! R
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    2013-2016 arm rest

    R2D2 , Yes that's it , ( you can tell I am not real good with computer stuff ). But on both my 13 and 16 Z my elbow always seemed to find the space between the leather armrest and the cup holder doors , it was a little thing but noticeable . Now this $10.00 pad has me smiling , I can slide it forward for my whole arm or back for elbow , they even put the Lincoln logo on it ! Sometimes it is the little things that make us feel good , like holding the door open for someone in a store or letting a car get in front of you or just a $10.00 pad in a $45,000 car . Thank you for the picture .
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    Thanks for the hello's! Appreciated! It's a 2017 White with Tera Cotta interior, 2.0T AWD, Reserve model with stock 19' rims. Has the Revel standard audio system and does not have a sun roof or pano roof. For options the sticker states Interior climate package, White tri coat paint, block heater, multi contour seats and a front license plate bracket! lol It has 46,000 miles on it. Picked it up for what I think was a good price and hopefully will have a few years of happy worry free motoring.
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    Grey Goose Project

    Hi Dj Tranz. Your MKZ and new wheels look nice. Just need to correct some information you were given though. The wider rear wheels/tires will give you more understeer, not "a slight bit of oversteer". Generally speaking, wider tires in the rear means more traction in the rear than the front. And apples to apples, more traction in the rear/less traction up front means more understeer. Generally speaking, it will not really be noticeable in everyday driving on the road. However, it will understeer more in 9/10ths and 10/10ths driving, or in low traction situations such as rain, snow...if you ever get snow (I see palm trees...lol) etc. So be aware of that. And front engine, FWD/FWD based AWD cars (like ours) inherently understeer in the first place. And certainly more than comparable front engine, but RWD/RWD based AWD cars. Again...apples to apples. And the damage which may/will occur to the AWD, ESC and ABS systems due to "staggered" front to rear tire differentials will be cumulative and occur over time as the system tries to compensate for what it senses as different rotation speeds between the front and rear wheels. So while you may not get any warning lights now, the damage is occurring and will occur over time, as the system sensors and components try to compensate for what they sense/feel is a loss of brake traction and/or steering control. And this constant, excess compensation will lead to excess heat, which will result in component damage over the long term. And as with all mechanical devices, damage due to misuse, whether unintentional or intentional, is cumulative. It's like smoking cigarettes. The smoker may feel and claim there is no damage in the beginning, since they feel fine and are not coughing up a lung. But the damage is occurring, and sooner or later they will not feel fine, will be coughing, and it will be terminal. Understand I am not wishing this on you. I only want to make the drawbacks known. Hope you have many safe, happy driving miles and good luck.
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    Isn't he adorable?
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    Welcome from West Michigan
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    How about this?
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    It's the ambient light sensor for the autolamp feature.
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    Welcome. Give us more info about your new car.
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    Welcome and congrats enjoy it.
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    Welcome, Greg! Yes. Great people here with great info.
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    Hi Greg. Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ forum, and congratulations on your new MKZ! Good luck!
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    Izzy's Showroom

    These are hydro dip film and I search them on eBay. There are videos on how to hydro dip on YouTube if your interested.
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    Backup cam

    This is what your radio would look like in the back. The only possible way I could think off if you have the wiring diagram to see if any of those pins is an input for a cam.
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    Sirius Radio, free for 3 months

    Ahhhhahaha... it told me I had to talk to one of them.... NOT
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    Grey Goose Project

    Dj Tranz , Spectacular looking Z . As usual drolds is right , no matter how careful I am the bottom bumper seems to get scraped ( I hate that sound ) , this is my second Z and now I have same color spray paint to do the front bumper bottom now and then . I did notice it was better with the 19 inch wheels then the 18 . Good luck you have a real showpiece there .
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    Izzy's Showroom

    Did the hydro dipping in the engine bay and I got to say I'm not really good at this :)
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    Izzy's Showroom

    Lincoln symbol on the side rear view mirror.
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    Lincoln MKZ Favorite Color?

    When I bought the FFH I got Bordeaux, my second choice was Ruby Red. When we decided to buy the MKZh we got it in Ruby Red.
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    Lincoln MKZ Favorite Color?

    I haven't seen the the new colors in person yet, but I really like the new MKZ in Ruby Red.