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iBraeson

New SEL w. EcoBoost Owner (Alberta)

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Hey guys!

 

So, I wanted to quickly introduce myself. I'm Rob, aka Braeson (@braeson) or iBraeson (@ibraeson). I'm from Alberta, Canada and I own a 2012 Ford Edge SEL with 2.0L EcoBoost. Not only do I have a new Edge, I'm also BRAND NEW to the Ford name.

 

Some background. In December of last year, I drove a 2006 Buick Allure CX. The tranny gave way as I accelerated at a green light. Just toast, gone. I was down to a couple options. Either pay the $4000+ to repair, or go buy new. I went with the second option.

 

My wife and I settled on the Ford Edge, in Tuxedo Black. (Admittedly, neither of us were big on Ford, up until recently.) The EcoBoost and the research and write-ups I've read on it was the real deciding factor. And, WOW!. Are we ever happy with this decision! I picked it up nearly a month later on January 4th, 2012.

 

The harder decisions I have to make now, are the mods and addons. (LOL!) Here's some of my "planned" projects:

 

- KMC Rockstar wheels

 

- HID conversion kit [if anyone has some advise here, that'd be great as I can't find decent HIR2 (9012) kits. Even a retrofit solution]

(Ideally, I'd like to find blacked out hardware with HID projectors and LED halos)

 

- Superchip (Only a maybe right now)

 

- Cold-air intake (Again, suggestions would be amazing, guys)

 

- Matte finish the chrome grill

 

 

That's all I have so far. For now...

 

Looking at the future of Ford and where they're leading to industry, I can't see us driving anything but now. Look forward to chatting with you all soon.

 

R.

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Congrats on your new Edge, welcome to the Forum, and you and your wife DIDN'T settle on the Edge, it was your SMART decision. Have my MKX 9 months, so far, has been sweet. I don't know how much you will gain with a superchip & cold-air intake, gotta be careful no to void your warranty with mods.

Joe

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Thanks, Joe! I didn't mean "settle" as in "oh, it'll do". I meant that we decided on it. I did opt for the PremiumCare so I should look into what I can and cannot do. Thanks, again.

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Hey Rob,

I was only busting your chops when I said you 'settled on' the Edge. Smart move with the premium care warranty, some say it's a waste of money, I say it's a gamble, like term life Insurance. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. My previous ride was a '06 Explorer Limited. Was a great truck, but in the last 9 months of ownership, the extended warranty covered over $4,000 in repairs - wheel bearing, axle, wiring harness, and more. I was grateful for having taken the warranty when I bought it. Check with the dealer before doing any mods, so you don't screw yourself with the warranty.

Joe

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