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Watching the Iowa Wisconsin Football game channel 5 in NY. Just saw a commercial for the Ford Edge St. Pretty Cool!!

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"It is a vehicle for somebody that doesnt want to compromise the excitement of driving..." And their answer to this is a nose heavy 2 ton SUV? How things have changed from the days where M3's were considered drivers cars...

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Part 2 of 3

 

 

 

 

New info from the video:

@0:54-0:56 Dedicated traction control off button next to the headlight switch with 4 mode selectable advance track.

 

@2:01 The PTU is water to air cooled.

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Part 3 is up now too.

 

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Unfortunately, Part 3 is the worst!! noting informative. A NASCAR driver having fun driving it and that it is quicker in a drag race than the Fiesta ST & Focus ST, no surprise! The Edge Sport (2015-2018) was already quicker than both!

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See, I told you ! ST's are only made in BLUE.

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I don't hate the stock rims as much as I thought I would but the blacks do look much better.

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Still like the Titanium Elite Wheels, as Omar 302 pointed out in an earlier post. Hopefully they will fit on the ST and can be switched at the dealer? Geez, when will one of the car magazines do a write up?

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Anyone have delivery dates? Local dealers are saying late Sept or early Oct. It's now end of Sept... going nuts waiting.

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Mine is week of Nov. 5th with build date of Oct. 18, was ordered June 14. Talked directly to Ford Performance Division today and that is what they gave me. Anyone know of a 2019 Edge of any kind delivered??

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This might be the 1st video review:

 

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LOL! Within the firts 20s of the video I confirmed exactly what I said when they announced an Edge ST, like all these supposed ST models, it is sprung so stiffly you cant even record a proper video in it.

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LOL! Within the firts 20s of the video I confirmed exactly what I said when they announced an Edge ST, like all these supposed ST models, it is sprung so stiffly you cant even record a proper video in it.

At ~10:33 it shows the tire pressure, and they are at 38-39 psi, don't know why that high, but they definitely don't help the ride.

 

Also at around 10:40, there is a boost gauge!

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LOL! Within the firts 20s of the video I confirmed exactly what I said when they announced an Edge ST, like all these supposed ST models, it is sprung so stiffly you cant even record a proper video in it.

 

the camera mount could also be lousy (loose?) which causes the vibration in the picture.

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the camera mount could also be lousy (loose?) which causes the vibration in the picture.

 

Wouldn't matter - he's convinced the ST suspension tuning sucks.

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Wouldn't matter - he's convinced the ST suspension tuning sucks.

 

:2thumbs: let me just clarify sucks - overly stiff for its purpose. This is true in the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS and now in the Edge ST. Ford will figure it out eventually. All the other manufacturers did, Ford just need to follow their own process to get to the same answer.

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:2thumbs: let me just clarify sucks - overly stiff for its purpose. This is true in the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS and now in the Edge ST. Ford will figure it out eventually. All the other manufacturers did, Ford just need to follow their own process to get to the same answer.

I'll wait for the reviews to come out and my own road test to confirm what at this point is just an ongoing whiny assumption on your part.

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:2thumbs: let me just clarify sucks - overly stiff for its purpose.

 

"overly stiff" is very subjective. i find my '16 Ti a touch on the mushy side. it's okay but hardly sporty on winding roads (or when swerving to avoid a deer.) i might prefer an overly stiff suspension.

 

i must admit that i am puzzled as to how you came to this conclusion since it would be safe to assume that you haven't yet ridden in one yet.

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"overly stiff" is very subjective. i find my '16 Ti a touch on the mushy side. it's okay but hardly sporty on winding roads (or when swerving to avoid a deer.) i might prefer an overly stiff suspension.

 

i must admit that i am puzzled as to how you came to this conclusion since it would be safe to assume that you haven't yet ridden in one yet.

 

I have driven every ST since the first 2.0 Duratec ST Fiesta... But like you guys say, this one will probably be different LOL!

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I'll wait for the reviews to come out and my own road test to confirm what at this point is just an ongoing whiny assumption on your part.

 

Looking forward to your professional unbiased opinion. Welcome to the forum, great first post!

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It's not a matter of whether it's different or not - it's your conjecture that it's stiffer than it needs to be and that every other manufacturer does it so much better.

 

That's your opinion so there's not point in arguing that. But we don't have to agree with it. I think they tuned it for the performance they wanted even if you don't like it.

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It's not a matter of whether it's different or not - it's your conjecture that it's stiffer than it needs to be and that every other manufacturer does it so much better.

 

That's your opinion so there's not point in arguing that. But we don't have to agree with it. I think they tuned it for the performance they wanted even if you don't like it.

 

All the manufacturers (including Lincoln with the MKX) is at minimum giving buyers the option of adaptive suspension where it is not standard (heck, its even standard on the Fusion Sport..... If you want the permanent overly stiff ride, you buy the standard car, if you want to be able to dial it down, you get adaptive dampers. Why is Adaptive Dampers offered on the MKX but not the ST? Because they believe ST stands for "handling" and the way you make people believe its a great "handling" car, you make it very stiff or slap a nurburgring sticker on it....

 

The Edge Sport is already on the firm side for a SUV especially when riding on the optional 21's. The new Edge is 10% firmer. This is not rocket science.... I dont know about the roads in the rest of NA about up north in Edmonton, you cannot have a family SUV with sportscar suspension as a daily and a Edge is definitely not a weekend car.

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