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  1. Airflow

    2020 Explorer 3.0

    The exclusivity was nice and it is unfortunate Ford does not want to invest in truly elevating Lincoln above all Ford products. However, the use of the 3.0 in other places brings down costs which helps keep Lincoln profitability up.
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    Thinking About a Lease Swap

    It’s funny because you were in the back of my mind when I submitted my post. Yes, this car has almost everything except being black label and does not have a sunroof. I specifically ordered without the sunroof because I don’t tend to use them and wanted less weight up top. I really like the styling of the Edge ST and the additional room will come in handy with our two kids as they get older. I will be going down from 400 hp stock to 335, but hopefully a tune will remedy some of the lost power. You are right about test driving first as I don’t want to find the extra two gears bring about a lot of gear hunting and rough shifts. Let’s definitely discuss the swap more. I can send you any additional photos that you need and provide copies of all documents. Many thanks.
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    Thinking About a Lease Swap

    Hi All - As much as I love my 2017 MKZ, I guess I am fickle as upon seeing the new 2019 Ford Edge ST that is about to arrive at dealerships, I have begun to think about exiting my lease early if I find someone to take it over. Below are the specs: 2017 3.0T AWD Reserve, Diamond Black Metallic, Technology Package, Luxury Package, Driver's Package, Climate Package, Cargo Net. This is a 36 month lease that ends 5/8/20 with an annual mileage allowance of 10,500 miles per year. I am right at the midway of the lease with 8,804 miles so this car is seriously under its mileage allowance. The vehicle is in EXCELLENT condition and the only blemish is a very small amount of curb rash on one of the wheels. The MSRP was $57,395 and the current payment inclusive of Connecticut sales and property tax is $642.21 per month. The residual value is $32,141. Please contact me if interested.
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    Recommend me a cell phone holder

    I always liked the vent mounted magnetic holders. There are a few on the market. You need to attach a metal disk to the back of the phone or the cell phone case, but they make placing the phone on the mount very easy.
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    2017 3.0T AWD mpg update

    My split is about 60% city and 40% highway and my 2017 3.0 AWD averages 18.2 on the vehicle computer.
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    2017 3.0 Exhaust Cutouts

    This is awesome! Any pics of where you mounted the switch inside the car?
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    Have my 2018 Reserve 3.0T AWD

    Excellent choice and great options! I have the Driver’s Package and speced very similarly to you without a sunroof. Enjoy!
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    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    Mine was Ingot too. It pretty much looks clean even when dirty which is a plus.
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    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    Excellent! Things will work out okay. I had a Focus Titanium with the handling package. It was one of the best cars I have ever owned and Ford was on top of things with extending the warranty and repairing the dual clutch transmission proactively. It will be a good in between vehicle until everything pays out. What color?
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    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    I am happy to hear they found the guy. If you don’t mind me asking, did you have gap insurance? If you did, you should come out on top of thus. Plus, the pain and suffering will be worth $$.
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    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    Zalvern - I am so sorry to read this and see these photos, but so thankful you are okay. That looks like a very scary accident. I am impressed how well the passenger compartment stayed intact and it is a testament to the build quality on these vehicles. You were a pioneer for modifying this 3.0 MKZ and your thoughtful, colorful, and insightful posts will be missed on this forum. I wish you all the best with whatever you choose next and hope you achieve a full recovery from any pain and suffering that you are encountering. Please keep us in the loop.
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    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    They do, and that further improves shift speed, but initial driving results in a clunky first to second shift until the transmission warms up a bit. If they could figure out a way to eliminate that issue I would use the firm shift tune all the time.
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    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    The additional power is worth it. I find turning Advancetrac off makes the shifts quicker too. There is definitely less delay with the tune.
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    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    I have a 3.0 AWD with driver’s package and absolutely love the car. The tune adds a lot of power and improves shifting, but does not make it shift like a dual clutch transmission. However, the transmission is not lacking so much where it is a deal breaker for me. As far as I know, Livernois has not released a revision to their initial tune.
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    2017 3.0 at the dragstrip

    Thanks for sharing on tires and rpm. 1500 to 1800 seems to be a sweet spot from what I hear. Still haven’t been to the track, but I hope to go and see what the tune does for me. That is a beast Thunderbird!! I love it! Beautiful car and color.