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  1. Fingernip

    "Soccer Mum SUV"

    Isn't that what we do? We make things go fast that aren't supposed to go fast and we make things that are fast go even faster. Ford felt the market existed for a cheaper hot CUV than was was available from the Germans. You will have trouble finding a non tuned/tweaked or modded X5 NON 40i/Base older than 4 years. Subaru WRX break half-shafts if you look at them and it doesn't stop anyone. Focus ST motor swaps are becoming commonplace. Aftermarket analyzes the failure and develop stronger parts to prevent it. That $2000 (after core) transmission cost is a drop in the bucket. A tuner would have it built if it blows.
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    Air hissing noise when accelerating.

    In park it will not build much boost. I really believe its the turbo you are hearing with high frequencies tuned out and heavily muffled.
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    "Soccer Mum SUV"

    Absolutely. But many are willing to void their warranties anyway... Ford should let them. You cant expect the same durability with a 100hp+ tune. Ford seemingly doesn't even want it launched hard on the stock tune for some reason. At this point we really don't know what point is the weakest link.
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    "Soccer Mum SUV"

    We don't know that yet. Besides, we can use something to help drive the aftermarket for transmission upgrades. So far the Case and torque converter have been the weakest links. Case might just be casting faults and torque converter just bad batches.
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    "Soccer Mum SUV"

    You think the sport is less soccer mom-ish than the ST? I couldn't disagree more. Any CUV/SUV will have some of that stigma but the ST for me looks and rides how the sport should have. Just need to remove the torque limits so we can really play with it.
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    Air hissing noise when accelerating.

    I have always gotten what i presume to be intake noise in the cabin under heavy acceleration. Could also be stray frequency from muffled turbo not cancelled by the ANC system. Never sounded concerning and in fact kinda sounds cool.
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    I've started to hate my ST

    Not really a flaw.. The wipers should only be flipped up when washing or servicing the glass. No real reason to hit the ignition switch with them in that position. Cylinder deactivation on the dodge plus a better drag coefficient let it match fuel economy numbers to the edge on paper. So yes the dodge running with 4 cylinders can match the edge when running on all 6. How exactly did you mess up the wheel? Steering input will re-start the car, take a bunch of effort because of no power steering though. For me its a great feature and definitely saves me some fuel (although miniscule). Dropping someone off at the bank I just hold down the brake, I'm seldom in traffic so no stop and go annoyance. Sounds like an issue with the engine microphones. Early builds (pre December 2018) had the piped in engine noise turned up very loud and sounded awful. It was since tuned down/removed and even with an ear to the speaker its hard to notice now. The BMW X5 40i likely makes around 400hp. BMW is known for underrating their vehicles and dyno tests show the X5 making the claimed 335 at the wheels.
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    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    I believe you get more boost in 1st gear on the 2018 and older 2.7 edges. My 2019 with traction control off chirps tires several times on a run to 60 with stock tune but it wont just spin them though. The stock tires don't make a lot of noise though and with windows up and music playing you might not even notice.
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    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    I don't think you will notice .2 seconds to 60mph in the seat-o-pants meter. Real world says the ST is actually quicker anyway though.
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    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    Get a tune. Torque targets are still there but many of the tuners can get a few lbs more off the line and you will be breaking tires loose easily. You can break torque launch it also and get 4-7lbs at launch. It enough to trigger the traction control for sure and will rearrange anything in your cargo area.
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    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    Likely mostly due to Ford limiting boost in the first few gears. Stock tune with traction control off pointed straight will barely break lose the tires. BMW also always underrates their power numbers. The 3.0 likely makes upwards of 400hp.
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    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    I would not be surprised if the 2021 run the same programming as the post TSB vehicles. I don't see any reason for the 2021 to be any faster since 2nd is skipped anyway (even pre TSB its skipped under heavy acceleration). They likely call it a 7 speed to avoid lawsuits in the future.
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    2019 Edge ST ptu fluid service

    That would make sense. Thanks.
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    2019 Edge ST ptu fluid service

    US spec? From all Fords literature the liquid cooled version was introduced in 2019... that is interesting.
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    2019 Edge ST ptu fluid service

    It is. The 2019+ ST has a liquid cooled PTU.
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