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RJI

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About RJI

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    U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location
    Clinton Township, MI
  • Current Vehicle
    2018 Ford Escape Titanium

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  1. I recently bought a 2018 Escape Titanium with 32000 miles. The tires were Michelin Latitude. They still had 6 /32 - 7/ 32nds tread with what seemed like a smooth wear pattern. Problem was that they were extremely noisy. I began to think there was a bad wheel or internal drive bearing that went bad. I decided to go with new tires, and after some research went with Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive in the stock size. The difference was amazing. All noise was gone and city driving slap from things like tar strips were nearly eliminated. Road defects were absorbed better than I could have ever imagined. Due to some heavy rain, I was able to check for hydroplaning and wet traction. Both were very good. Dry road handling was very controlled and even when pushed hard, held the road like you would expect from a premium V rated all season tire. I owned an auto repair shop for over 20 years and handled many brands of tires . This new series has impressed me enough to write this and pass on my findings. No it won't be the tire you want for off road or the race track, but if you want an outstanding on road tire, Keep it in mind 235/50/18 Goodyear Assurance QuietDrive 700 treadwear-Traction A Temperature A
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    New Grill

    I never was a fan of the chrome grill and I found this overlay. It seems to be high quality and for me improves the look. I also added a pinstripe. It gives the illusion of being longer and lower. I first tried a black stripe but it didn't have the contrast I wanted so I went with a silver and charcoal and it works pr
  3. Soft reset the system by pressing the power button and fast forward button >> until the screen goes black . Let go and the unit will restart shortly. I am totally disgusted with Fords Sync 3 system because you will be doing the reset quite often. As much as my 2018 Escape Titanium is a nice vehicle I would NEVER had bought it had I known this was an incurable problem that has gone on for years with only a promise of a cure. It should be a recall with a fix or there needs to be a class action suit .
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    Cornering lights

    Hi everyone, new to the forum and looking forward to tinkering with my new toy. Can anyone help me in trying to add the cornering lights to my 2018 Escape Titanium? Looks like the Titanium has cornering lights, just need brighter bulbs LOL
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