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03-10-2013 01:35 AM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by SCaliber View Post
Man, Ive been thinking this thing turns tight. My Ranger turns like a damn steam boat...sobad
The cars with the Ti handling package actually have steering radius limiters that prevent the car from turning the wheels quite as far. This is intended to prevent rubbing under all conditions, however as a consequence of this they actually have a wider turning radius than the normal Foci that came equipped from the factory with 15-17" wheels.

People have put the 18" wheels on their cars without the limiters and have yet to find an issue, but then again they aren't simulating all the abuse that Ford did when they tested these cars in development.
03-10-2013 01:31 AM
SCaliber Man, Ive been thinking this thing turns tight. My Ranger turns like a damn steam boat...sobad
03-09-2013 03:38 PM
thejordan
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Originally Posted by GoldenHour View Post
i'm in northern cali too and i am paying too much! usually around $80.
just hit me up, i have a friend who does good work, he also does laser alignments.

another friend of mine is a pro detailer too.

i'm near sacramento.
03-09-2013 03:34 PM
GoldenHour
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Originally Posted by Arco-Zakus View Post
Soooo, what you're implying is that to "powerslide into that spot" is a bad thing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HElWdv5EltU
naw he just needs to chime in to justify the beating he took on buying a fully loaded car that he didn't research and took a beating on.
03-09-2013 03:13 PM
GoldenHour
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Originally Posted by thejordan View Post
You know other places than stealerships do alignments right? Most places do front end alignments around $40-50. A 4 wheel alignment from $60-90.
i'm in northern cali too and i am paying too much! usually around $80.
03-09-2013 12:14 PM
VOLDAR
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
Ugh. Stop reminding me. You should see me trying to maneuver into my alley when the driveway is full. I feel like Jimmy Fallon in Taxi when he tries to make a 78-point turn.
This is one of the 3 reasons I didn't buy a Ti.
03-09-2013 10:21 AM
flyboyike
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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
Since this is a new model, I personally would not let an independent mechanic touch it just yet.

Just my personal preference.
Good preference. Of course, a Goodyear store is not an "independent mechanic". That would be Pepito's Auto Repair on Ditmas.
03-08-2013 07:33 AM
OPsDad
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Originally Posted by gonefhsn View Post
Don't be to hard on yourself, hell I had my ST for two hours and scuffed a curb when pulling in to a parking spot. I was not used to the turn radius. Got to say my 05 turned tighter then this design does.
I curbed my 18-inch wheel with 89 miles on the odo of mine, in a parking garage (one of those spirally ramps, no curb all the way except last 10 feet, suddenly, there it was). 100 bucks to repair, but they did a fantastic job, it looks as good as ever.

I might add that in the meantime, I found a new one for 200, bought it, and now I have a full spare to "rotate" in, hopefully getting about 25,000 mi. from those Michelins instead of 20,000 as rated.
03-08-2013 04:18 AM
Arco-Zakus
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Originally Posted by hotleadsingerguy View Post
... at least yours was an accident and not the "I think I can powerslide into that spot..." type of thing.
Soooo, what you're implying is that to "powerslide into that spot" is a bad thing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HElWdv5EltU
02-25-2013 12:35 PM
Rybo13 188 bucks at the Ford Dealer for a new Continental 17 inch tire balanced and mounted. Sadly the tire wont be in until tomorrow morning :/
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