New Family Hauler-Explorer ST

Discussion in 'All Non-S197 Media' started by RED09GT, May 25, 2020.

  1. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    Just picked it up on Saturday. I took advantage of some Covid pricing and traded my 2017 Explorer Sport. So far, it is a much better vehicle than the Sport.
     
  2. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    Has it got cop tires, cop brakes, cop suspension? LOL

    Kinda looks like a police car.
     
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  3. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    The brakes and suspension are the same as the police interceptor with the exception that the P/I doesn't have the ricey red painted calipers.
    The wheels on mine are the street pack 21" with 275/45R 21's. I think the cops get something smaller.

    If I could have found one with the 20" wheels, I would have went that way. I still have my Foose 20x10's from my Ex Sport so I may look into getting a set of 295/45 or 305/45's for those wheels as they sit much closer to flush than the stock wheels and like everything big and heavy, more tire width (within reason), the better.
     
  4. MrBhp

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    We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.
     
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  5. tjm73

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  6. Gabe

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    Congrats on the new ride. It is rumored that the 2022 (or whatever year it comes out) Mustang may switch to the new RWD-based platform in the new Explorer. Which would also mean that a possible AWD Mustang may finally get offered. I can't say I hate the idea of a 500-hp Coyote-powered 10-spd-auto AWD Mustang. Awesome traction off the line. Finally, lol.
    How do you like the new Explorer, and the much-different driving feel compared to the '17?
     
  7. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    The new explorer blows the old platform out of the water. The 17 sport felt like an oversized mushy station wagon. It was a hard car to drive quickly on a windy 2 lane, the new one feels much more poised.
    For 2022, I am hoping we see a 500 hp coyote powered Explorer RS, or why not go all-out, put the predator engine in it and go after the Trackhawk jeep, but with a 3rd row?
     
  8. Greg Hazlett

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    Looks great! Not a fan of the red "look at me" calipers either :(
     
  9. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    get a tune in the thing yet????

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  10. JJ427R

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    Dodge Durango SRT did that, they even offer a 3rd row seat delete as a track option... I'll never understand why anyone wants a track based SUV. Most SUV's never even go off road, how many do you think will actually see a track? I have however seen and run with a couple Jeeps on track and they are no joke, but doesn't make me want to go get one.

    AT BIR Performance Driving School, before class begins first timers get a ride along on track and they do it in a Explorer, Expedition or Crown Vic and they do it at speed. That is a weird sensation sitting in the back seat on the ride along. Guys have thrown up....
     
  11. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    I just now see that dodge confirmed a supercharged durango for next year. I guess the realized that they'll need it to keep ahead of the tune only ST's.
     
  12. JJ427R

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    I've mentioned this before but I find it very funny that Dodge builds the track based Durango SRT, but they don't have a track based Challenger or Charger.
     
  13. JJ427R

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    I just remembered this from BIR a couple years ago. He actually went pretty well, just when you thought you'd seen them all
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  14. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    He was going to road race it? At least he had the foresite to put seatbelts in it.

    As long as the covid thing calms down, I'll take advantage of Ford's ST SUV driving experience that they offer as a perk with buying it. I have a choice of Park City, Utah or Asheville, NC.
     
  15. JJ427R

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    Friend of mine bought the Edge ST and did the Utah thing last year, said it was a lot of fun.

    Yes the guy did run that truck on track and actually ran fairly well, I'll see if I can find any video of it.
     
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  16. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    I'm just picturing those radial T/A's just screaming around every corner, or maybe they are hard enough that they just drift.
     
  17. dark steed

    dark steed Resident noob

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    This guy lives pretty close to me and does pretty well on the track with his truck. Of course there’s not much stock about it except maybe the sheet metal. Built 4.6, DOB kit, QA-1 full suspension and custom chassis[​IMG]


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  18. MrAwesome987

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    I followed a good bit of his build on another forum. Pretty slick truck.
     
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