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Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

PostPosted: May 28th, 2018, 11:28 am
by bangster
Drove it to this milestone and further.
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I can average 34 mpg on the 120 mile drive, however it is a drop in elevation, and I only average 28 coming back. Unless I release the tiny turbo and then mileage goes to hell quickly.

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

PostPosted: May 29th, 2018, 1:46 pm
by endermouse
My 08' Escape is finally getting a professional detail inside and out today, so I'm without my baby for about 9 hours. Hoping she looks good when she comes back. I prefer to detail myself, but I don't have a garage or driveway to do it in right now (apartment living sucks).

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

PostPosted: May 29th, 2018, 2:47 pm
by MadMax
endermouse wrote:My 08' Escape is finally getting a professional detail inside and out today, so I'm without my baby for about 9 hours. Hoping she looks good when she comes back. I prefer to detail myself, but I don't have a garage or driveway to do it in right now (apartment living sucks).


I spent all weekend doing the same to my E, it was so hot I had to take frequent beer breaks. :roll: My E looks great and I had fun with the process :lol:

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

PostPosted: May 30th, 2018, 8:51 pm
by DuratecDon2011
A few days ago I installed some Redline Tuning QuickLIFT struts on the hood so I can get rid of the prop rod and be like all the cool kids with their fancy new cars.

I also ordered a LED third brake light assembly and some new wiper blades (don't buy that cheap stuff they sell at the mechanic's shop in order to pass inspection!!!)
https://www.carid.com/lumen/chrome-red- ... =569570810
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076H7S658/re ... UTF8&psc=1

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

PostPosted: May 31st, 2018, 6:42 am
by FRENCHY
Is the 3rd brake more red than the OEM or is just the picture effect?
Thanks

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

PostPosted: May 31st, 2018, 1:30 pm
by DuratecDon2011
FRENCHY wrote:Is the 3rd brake more red than the OEM or is just the picture effect?
Thanks

I'll let you know once it gets delivered and I install it tomorrow. But I have to graduate from high school first so that might be at like 2am that I get around to it!!!

It looks like it may be, though. Which isn't bad, seeing that the old one is much more of a dark/matte finish than the other tail lights. I'm working on converting everything else to LED, including upgrading the current Sylvania LED interior/license bulbs (will be putting 2 Diode Dynamics LED boards in the dome light and one in the cargo light housing), installing VLEDS V6 Triton's in the stop/turn signal lamps, side-firing amber LEDs in the sidemarkers, Morimoto XB LED fog lights, and high-power reverse lights (and drilling out the upper section to add a second pair ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh10ztx0SvE )

I also recently rebuilt my HID retrofit to better align the projectors, in addition to stripping off the chrome on everything but the shrouds and painting it all black.

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

PostPosted: May 31st, 2018, 3:19 pm
by FRENCHY
Thanks, it would be cool if you have time to take a pics side by side, the OEM and the new one :thumb:

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

PostPosted: June 2nd, 2018, 12:35 am
by DuratecDon2011
FRENCHY wrote:Thanks, it would be cool if you have time to take a pics side by side, the OEM and the new one :thumb:


Well I finally got it installed. :fire: .

Original 3rd brake light (redneck engineered a solution to activate it by wedging a gas station squeegee between the pedal and seat)
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Old and new side-by-side. The newer LED unit has a wire lead instead of a connector on the board and 12 LED bulbs instead of 5 T10 incandescent pieces. It also included a new washer nozzle, which sprays too far away from the glass. I filed down the clip on the old one to use it instead.
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It appears to be "more red" as one user mentioned, perhaps more of a bright red-orange color similar to the other tail lights.

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Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

PostPosted: June 2nd, 2018, 1:38 am
by MadMax
That's very nice and looks to be a lot brighter then the OEM light. Good job :thumb:

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

PostPosted: June 2nd, 2018, 3:03 am
by phelix9
I installed a stereo, and found the speakers don't work...