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Old 04-20-2015, 06:21 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by trboescortgeorge View Post
just a rant.

when the news came out i was super excited. couldnt tell me i wasnt going to get one. i went to the ny auto show ready to take pics and videos only to be a little disappointed. my problems were

-where are the rs recaros that were in the videos. i dont want st recaros
-wheels sticking out of fender. 235/35 19' + nyc streets = hell
-dont like these black rims, want the multi spokes rims in video
-want the regular blue not this sky blue version. supposedly reg blue not an option
-where is rear fog light?

so i left the car show hoping ford will make some last minute alterations to production model. car still look good. if the rs in videos was 100% this car show one is 80% IMO.

rant over.
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Originally Posted by loki993 View Post
Maybe the RS Recaros are an option...my money is on that.

I don't care about the wheels sticking out..but I do agree about the rubber bands and bad roads, Im in Michigan where the roads are slightly worse than a war torn 3rd world country in some places. Gonna need different wheels and tires if I dont want constantly bent rims.

dont like the rims? See above....we will probably need something else anyway

Dont like the blue but I think they're trying to emulate the Mustang Grabber blue.
Unless you move to Europe or Asia you will not be able to buy the car with the Recaro CS Shell seats. No side airbags and they were not crash certified to FMVSS standards. The base RS Recaro seats will be the only ones available here. If you want to import the parts yourself go right ahead, but it won't be cheap. Ford has said the Recaro RS CS Shell seats are for Europe and Asia only.

The wheels on the show car in the USA are the Forged lightweight alloy wheels, the base multi-spoke wheels as shown on the reveal car.

The wheels are only as wide as the ST wheels (8") afaik so it doesn't stick out very far if at all.

Rear Fog light is not an FMVSS requirement, rather an ECE one so it will not be available due to being unnecessary.

Nitrous blue is the RS exclusive color.

Liquid Blue is not available on any Ford, and is the special show car paint used for the reveal of the Ford Performance range only.
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