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Old 12-05-2010, 01:47 PM
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I have had my 2011 Sport FX4 "Off Road" for a week now and I have put my typical 500 km (300 mi) on it and I have noticed something very unusual. It doesn't "ride" or "sound" like a truck. I have had a new '84 XL single cab, '97 XLT supercab and '03 XLT FX4 supercab in the past and they all had little their squeeks and rattles in them, but this '11 is soooo tight, it doesn't make a sound. The fit and finish is really remarkable. Even my wife said the same thing last night.
I agree I have 500 miles on my 2011 4X4 XLT and it is so smooth, One thing I have encountered is sometimes my gauges all go off and the cluster lights all come on the truck keeps running, then they all start working again, not sure how the ford guys are going to find this problem
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:31 AM
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Three days ago, I gave everybody a peek at my new 2011 Ranger FX4.

On Sunday, we had 200mm (8") of lake effect snow from Lake Huron over south-western Ontario. Monday, we added 300mm (12") more and last night we woke up to another 300mm of snow. In St. Thomas, we only have about 500mm, but in London, about 30 minutes north, they have the full 800mm (32"). And it is still snowing. All schools have been shut down, along with City Hall and snow plows have been working non-stop for 48 hours. We have never seen this amount of snow before Christmas, since the 1960's. So much for global warming.

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Normally, it takes me 40 minutes to get to work; but yesterday it took 90 minutes. Today, only about 70 minutes. Half of my colleagues aren't in today. My sweet little 4x4 cuts through the snow and drifts with ease and is very sure footed.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:38 AM
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I agree I have 500 miles on my 2011 4X4 XLT and it is so smooth, One thing I have encountered is sometimes my gauges all go off and the cluster lights all come on the truck keeps running, then they all start working again, not sure how the ford guys are going to find this problem
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Sorry to hear about your problems, Dewey. Hopefully the boys at Ford can figure things out for you.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:00 AM
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Whoa! Hey Gerry do you turn traction control off for that or just throw it in four wheel drive and go? I'm on the 403 alot and I'm sure the snow is about to fly in these neck of the woods soon too. Just wondering what works best. Jay
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:08 AM
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I just throw her in 4x4 "high" and take her out of "overdrive". We are only traveling about 50 km/hr. (30 mi/hr.) on Highbury Ave (Hwy 126). No problems.

The worse part of the trip, was getting out of our subdivision. The plows haven't been down our street since yesterday.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:29 AM
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Crunch27 that truck is sexy... That snow picture is just awesome. Id rather have the blue myself.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:50 AM
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man id love to have all that snow!
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:25 AM
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We'll see what we can do for you this winter.

We always get blamed for the freak storms in the mid south...."another damn Canadian cold front pushing this weather into North Carolina!"
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:36 AM
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Oh that reminds me... how are the stock Wrangler tires through the snow?
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:55 AM
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they suck balls all around IMO!
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:26 AM
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They are OK....not my favourite tire. My '03 FX4 "Level II' had the BFG All Terrains, but I mostly do highway driving and I found them to be quite noisy. They lasted 113,000 km (70,000 mi) and then I switched to a Michelin LTX A/T 31x10.50R15/C tire and loved them. When I "totaled" my truck last month after hitting that deer on the 401, the Insurance adjuster was going to credit me with all the maintenance work I had done on my truck over the last 12 months and he asked me about my "new" tires. They were really 24 months old and had 63,000 km (39,000 mi) on them, but he gave me credit for them anyway.....1/2 life, I think he said.

I'll keep the Wranglers for now, but I would like to do a 3 inch BL next year and I will get some more Michelins, 32" or equivalents.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:10 PM
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Hmmm... I'll be driving the I75 thru Michigan at the end of the month, headed to Northern Ontario. Guess I should have a look at better rubber. Argh... more money LOL
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:44 PM
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IMO, BFG > Michelin. Look how long that BFG lasted, 70k! Michelin just doesnt offer a good all terrain, and the one that they do is OK. The BFG A/T is the best A/T out there hands down
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:31 PM
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Just called for a quote on a couple of winter tread choices. Place is busy they told me to call back tomorrow LOL

Save the Wranglers for spring/summer/fall.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:33 PM
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IMO, BFG > Michelin. Look how long that BFG lasted, 70k! Michelin just doesnt offer a good all terrain, and the one that they do is OK. The BFG A/T is the best A/T out there hands down
I didn't hate the BFG's. It was just that they are too noisy for all my highway driving.
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