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Old 12-20-2011, 10:29 AM   #511
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No, no he means the actual handle bars you use to close the hatch from the interior portion - easier to bring it down when closing (and not get your hands all dirty with mud/salt/dirt).

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You mean the two grips on the inside of the hatch?
Because part of me is thinking something akin to an old school subway strap is what you are describing.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:31 AM   #512
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Ahhh ... I would also like the subway strap. Have you seen the new Escape? You wave your foot under the bumper and the lift-gate opens. I wonder how it closes?
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:37 AM   #513
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Ahhh ... I would also like the subway strap. Have you seen the new Escape? You wave your foot under the bumper and the lift-gate opens. I wonder how it closes?
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #514
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No, no he means the actual handle bars you use to close the hatch from the interior portion - easier to bring it down when closing (and not get your hands all dirty with mud/salt/dirt).
Ah. I was worried I was missing something. I do like those. Although I don't think it would be too hard to retrofit a pull down subway style strap.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:58 PM   #515
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Not sure why you'd need a subway-style strap. The existing hatch handles are just about perfect for closing the hatch without needing to touch the exterior of the hatch.

I grab the handle somewhat loosely, palm facing away from myself, and if I pull down with just enough energy, I can let go of the handle about half-way down and the hatch will continue downwards and close itself. It doesn't even take a very hard pull - it's almost as easy as those doors/trunk lids that latch themselves electrically, but this is just done with good balance and design, and is likely more reliable in the long term.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:50 PM   #516
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:11 AM   #517
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You can drive using only the two driver side wheels. Using a 4' bike ramp will allow you to do this. " in the Ti at least " haha :p

Lol, sealing your cool air intake plumbing with black caulk will help in a more sealed box. I didn't like the plumbing just resting there. Made sense to me. Cheers!

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Old 01-14-2012, 05:46 AM   #518
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Not sure why you'd need a subway-style strap. The existing hatch handles are just about perfect for closing the hatch without needing to touch the exterior of the hatch.

I grab the handle somewhat loosely, palm facing away from myself, and if I pull down with just enough energy, I can let go of the handle about half-way down and the hatch will continue downwards and close itself. It doesn't even take a very hard pull - it's almost as easy as those doors/trunk lids that latch themselves electrically, but this is just done with good balance and design, and is likely more reliable in the long term.
if it doesnt close all the way you can always push the license plate if you are worried about touching paint and leaving finger prints
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if it doesnt close all the way you can always push the license plate if you are worried about touching paint and leaving finger prints
Or, better still - there are two torx bolts that hold the latch in place. Loosen both (not overly), and pull the latch toward the rear of the car just a little. Now tighten the bolts and try closing your hatch. The hatch should work better.

If you want to make an even better adjustment, leave the bolts slightly loose and close the hatch while pushing on the release. This will set the latch in place. Gently raise the hatch while holding the release button. Next tighten the bolts and try closing your hatch. Repeat the steps until you are satisfied that the hatch is closing gently and completely. Ours locks securely in place with a very gentle push.

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Old 01-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #520
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Not sure if it has been mentioned, but the USB input (in the Titanium at least) will charge my iPhone with the standard iPhone cord. I am glad I didn't have to buy a separate charger.
Ditto for my HTC Desire & Kindle 3G.

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