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#41 OFFLINE   dalesky

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 08:46 PM

I was surprised at the way dirt collected on the trunk area of the car, the vacuum effect of the styling traps it there.  Now, however, I have a lot less dirt buildup on the trunk.  The crazy secret was when I put Splash Guards behind all 4 wheels the trunk stays much, much cleaner.  Go figure.

What splash guards did you use?  I don't want mine to look too 1980s!  haha

Seriously tho, where did you get yours?

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#42 OFFLINE   TonyHzNV

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:20 PM

I think the best price you will find for the OEM accessories is on eBay. They are molded to fit the body perfectly. Here are a couple of current listings:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...aaa52e6&vxp=mtr

 

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At your Ford dealer they retail for $49.99 for each pair. They aren't that hard to put on, but it's so much easier if you remove the rear wheels to install them in the rear. The rear ones are screwed on using existing holes with longer screws that come with them and a little clip that clips it to the wheel well liner. The front ones can be installed without removing the wheels by turning extreme left then right. They are secured by reusing some of those little plastic button-head fasteners that hold the wheel well liner in place and a clip like the rear. Careful not to break them when removing them. They are 2-piece fasteners. What looks like 1 button-head is actually 2. Pry up on the outer head with a sharp knife or very thin screwdriver. If you are prying on the right thing, the head will slide out of the fastener. You will see a rectangular shaft extending down from the center of the button. That is what spreads the "wings" in the lower part of the fastener to keep it in place.Now you can remove the faster itself using a forked type pry bar or the claw on a carpenter's hammer. You should be a handy person and have a 7mm socket/ratchet and 7mm wrench. The socket/ratchet for the rear and the wrench for the front and rear lower bolt. You'll need that for front and back. I installed mine myself. It took about an hour including removing/reinstalling the rear wheels. Your dealer will probably charge an hour labor to install them.Good luck and have fun!


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#43 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:33 PM

What splash guards did you use?  I don't want mine to look too 1980s!  haha

Seriously tho, where did you get yours?

thanks

TonyHzNV has it right...

 

From a Ford Dealer on Ebay, they are OEM Ford parts and were $80 (?), made in Germany - they are high quality.

You can get them cheaper from Ebay Chinese suppliers, I like mine just fine.

Since I've added them they've taken a few hits from road debris and a varmint or two with no damage.

 

I got all mine on without removing an 18" wheel/tire.  Beware, you can easily ruin the attachment screws if you aren't careful.

The good news is: those weird Ford push/screws can be found at Lowe's in the nuts and bolts section>specialty screws>automotive for a lot cheaper than a Ford Dealer.


Edited by GrySql, 20 January 2015 - 09:39 PM.

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#44 OFFLINE   TonyHzNV

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:54 PM

The good news is: those weird Ford push/screws can be found at Lowe's in the nuts and bolts section>specialty screws>automotive for a lot cheaper than a Ford Dealer.

Yeah, the dealer charges $1.20 each for those little push/screws! Hence, my edit above!  :)


Edited by TonyHzNV, 20 January 2015 - 09:55 PM.

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:26 PM

My list of nits to pick (against dozens of more important standout features - looks, mileage, value, fun to drive, fun forum, etc.)

 

1) Uneven trunk due to battery (I especially noticed this when transporting a 25" pizza)

2) Sensitive dash buttons make it easy to accidentally press them - ex. inadvertently activating seat warmer while adjusting volume.

3) Inability to adjust MyView with all the fuel information I want - if the 2014 models were updated to also include the Fuel info in the right dash screen then this issue is solved.

4) At times ICE at low speeds sounds less than spectacular

 

Ford definitely has a winner with the Fusion Hybrid and I'd like to see them keep pushing the technology envelope - such as able to configure Internet access through smartphone, allow set up of common online music apps, and allow voice activation commands to work within those apps.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 08:26 PM

My list of nits to pick (against dozens of more important standout features - looks, mileage, value, fun to drive, fun forum, etc.)
 
1) Uneven trunk due to battery (I especially noticed this when transporting a 25" pizza).


That's an interesting problem to solve :)

Without the need to transport additional backseat passengers folding over the backseats might help with that problem. Good thing you can fold down the seats.
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:36 AM

That's an interesting problem to solve :)

Without the need to transport additional backseat passengers folding over the backseats might help with that problem. Good thing you can fold down the seats.

This is exactly what we've done to transport large pizzas that we don't want to set on the leather & that don't fit in the lowest part of the trunk. 🍕

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:46 PM

Good suggestion.  I was about to drop the back seat down but found a jacket in the trunk I rolled up and placed under that corner of the pizza box.  

 

It's been a great car so far with much better mileage than the EPA estimates.  One thing I also could have added to my wishlist was an affordable home link solution for those without Titanium trim or moon roof option in SE.  For $200 I added an after market auto-dimming mirror that included home link.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:41 PM

Good suggestion.  I was about to drop the back seat down but found a jacket in the trunk I rolled up and placed under that corner of the pizza box.  

 

 

Maybe a bit clumsy, but you could cut a piece of quarter inch plywood to fit the shape of the lower part of the trunk and fashion some support legs so that its height matches up with the battery shelf.  This would give you a flat surface for the entire trunk area and although it would be shallow it would work for your oversized pizzas (or similar cargo). The current fiberboard floor insert might be a good start for a pattern.


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#50 OFFLINE   TonyHzNV

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:50 PM

One thing I also could have added to my wishlist was an affordable home link solution for those without Titanium trim or moon roof option in SE.  For $200 I added an after market auto-dimming mirror that included home link.

Where did you get that mirror and did you install it yourself or have it installed? Did the $200 include installation if you didn't do it yourself? Thanks! I had the Universal Garage Door Opener/Moonroof in my 2012 (gas) Fusion SEL and I kinda miss it.


Edited by TonyHzNV, 22 January 2015 - 02:52 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:53 PM

 
Maybe a bit clumsy, but you could cut a piece if quarter inch plywood to fit the shape of the lower part of the trunk and fashion some support legs so that its height matches up with the battery shelf.  This would give you a flat surface for the entire trunk area and although it would be shallow it would work for your oversized pizzas (or similar cargo). The current fiberboard floor insert might be a good start for a pattern.


That's not a bad idea not at all!
You could even make a square cutout like a little trapdoor secured with a piano hinge and door / window latch.

In case I will ever have too much time on my hand I might just make one.
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:48 PM

SiriusXM sound quality is on par with your typical AM radio station. - That's on SiruisXM. They compress their media to the point of poor sound quality.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:12 PM

That's not a bad idea not at all!
You could even make a square cutout like a little trapdoor secured with a piano hinge and door / window latch.

In case I will ever have too much time on my hand I might just make one.

CC, maybe we better patent this idea before WeatherTech builds it.  ;)


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:20 PM

CC, maybe we better patent this idea before WeatherTech builds it.  ;)


50:50? :)
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:30 PM

50:50? :)

Deal.



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:04 PM

We now have a $30,000+ pizza delivery machine. The Forum strikes again!
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:17 PM

50:50? :)

How about we give the moderators a cut?  They were lamenting recently about the lack of pay.  ;) 


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:53 PM

How about we give the moderators a cut?  They were lamenting recently about the lack of pay.  ;)

I married an Heiress so I'll give my share to charity... :)


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 05:14 PM

I married an Heiress so I'll give my share to charity... 

Wow, GrySql, we have more in common than I knew! I also married an heiress, but I had to sign a pre-nup and then we got divorced!  :drop:


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 07:36 PM

My wife and I won one of the first Ohio lottery games. This was just before we were married.....41 years later....it's all gone, so I have no $$$ to contribute.


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