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  1. Nah man- I heard from a guy online that Powerstop parts are the way to go. You can get them as kits real cheap!
  2. IWRBB

    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    This is a TSB. I guarantee your dealer is filing it with Ford under warranty work and as a customer complaint, They aren't just doing it for you because they are such a wonder dealer of automobiles.
  3. Whatever floats your boat dude. If you want Powerstop brake parts on your vehicle, go for it! I've done my research and have hands on experience with the brands discussed here. I gave you my input, if you choose to ignore it, so be it.
  4. You do have to worry about lawsuits. Anyone can sue anyone at anytime for anything. Powerstop is a force on the internet, they might sue someone who is disparaging of their products. So I'm not going to say anything bad about them. I will say they couldn't get a caliper to my friend after 3 shipping attempts. Damaged and/or wrong parts each time. As for what I buy- I don't buy "kits". I buy two rotors and a set of pads. They are typically not made by the same company. I have used the top end Wagner, Raybestos, and Centric parts for years without issue. IMO, Centric sells the best brake parts for your money right now. I would have said Raybestos 5 years back, but the mechanics are going with Centric parts more and more. Less comebacks for noise and vibrations from what the parts suppliers tell me. Have at it with the Powerstop brakes if you want though- it's no skin off my back.
  5. Shill is a bad thing. It's people claiming something is great, when it's really not. I'm not going to say anything bad about them since- lawyers and all that, but lets put it this way- you'll never see a mechanic using Powerstop brake parts unless a customer brings them in. They can get better parts for less. You can have a good experience with cheap brakes, but better brakes are quieter, smoother, don't grunt in the rain, work better in temp extremes, etc. It's a slight improvement, but it is there.
  6. IWRBB


    CARid can be shady, but I've bought stuff from them without issue more than once. It goes on my CC, so who cares if they try some BS? If they screw me, I'll have the CC company reverse the charges.
  7. IWRBB

    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    They won't just flash it to the latest software simply because you ask them to. That 1/2 hour costs money and is NOT covered under warranty unless there is an issue the customer is complaining about. To simply say, "I want the latest software" is not a valid issue that gets warranty coverage. A particular dealer may eat the cost to keep you happy, but it's not the norm.
  8. IWRBB

    Mustang SUV

    Just looked once more to make sure I'm not crazy. Nope. It's just plain fugly and it won't sell. Personally, I don't believe that most people really want EVs. I also don't believe that in 5 years Ford will be selling 5 different EVs in any quantities that move the needle, ie 100K plus units per year. Maybe one, an EV F150, more than likely. We'll see.
  9. I swear Powerstop brakes are the most shilled product on the entire internet.
  10. IWRBB

    Mustang SUV

    We'll see in time. I don't see it appealing to anyone simply via the Mustang name. The problem is- the cheap ones aren't fast, and the fast ones aren't cool. I think we'll see them majorly cutting production numbers within 2 years after a decent first year of sales, and it being completely gone within 5 years. My sales predictions: Year 1: 50K Year 2: 45K Year 3: 20K Year 4: 15K Year 5: 15K Let's hear your numbers for the first five years and we'll see how it shakes out. 2025 will be here before you know it. Mustangs have averaged around 90K per year over the last 5 years for comparison.
  11. IWRBB

    Mustang SUV

    After the dust has settled on the launch- I don't like it, at all. I've bought a Mustang Cobra new off a dealers's lot, and I now have kids to haul around, I like Fords, I'd like to have a dual motor Tesla but don't want to drop 100K on one, and I can afford to buy a brand new Mach E- so I *am* the target market, but there's no way I'd buy that. I feel that Ford foolishly stole the Mustang moniker for this coupe-ish EV thing. This is not a Mustang. Can't get a stick shift, you can't do a burnout, it makes no sounds that are satisfying, and worst of all, it's generally ugly. I don't see any angle that is particularly good looking. This a nothing but a new Ford EV crossover that they ripped the Mustang's heritage to promote. My predictions is it won't sell well at all, and it'll be gone in less than a decade. This will not make Mustang owner more likely to buy one- probably 100% the other way and it'll keep people form buying one out of disdain. I also predict that Ford and GM are going to find out the hard way that the lefty types that buy EVs/Teslas look down their nose at anyone who drives a Ford or a Chevy.
  12. IWRBB

    Mustang SUV

    Plent yof room for special editions/hipo variants. GT###s.
  13. IWRBB

    Mustang SUV

    What a moronic commercial that was. "Who says EV can't drive on snow?" Uhh- nobody? I thought they were going to address how sub-zero weather kicks the crap out of a battery, but they have solved that. Nope, we'll just ignore that elephant in the room and show that we can rotate tires in a circular manner just like a gas vehicle.
  14. I had to do ball joints on my last F150 at 90K miles. 50K is early, but sometimes you get the out of spec parts. Edit: My SHO had 3 of it's 4 wheel bearings replaced at less than 40K miles. Never had other vehicles with bearing issues like that. At least the bearings were done under warranty. Been good for the last 15K since they were replaced though.
  15. IWRBB

    Windshield Wiper Arm Park Issues

    Yeah, RTFM is totally appropriate here- I just never expected a special process to change wiper blades I guess. Only done wiper blades around 100 times over the years on dozens of vehicles with no such special instructions necessary, but I've never owned anything with the whack ass center-out style wipers either.