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2022 Explorer ST 401a AWD

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Nice little 825 mile trip to Crater Lake, averaged 25mpg, not bad considering all the mountain passes we went over. The ST got filthy and coated in bugs, huge pain to clean 2D0898E9-0850-473C-A37C-FC6CAAA32B3C.jpeg 78C20762-D34A-47A9-9A91-61A7749D9B30.jpeg 2473D532-F229-4BB4-A69C-44B4706A498B.jpeg D48B9F98-0A59-4497-96A5-C4D0CEBE0D1E.jpeg
 

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Not much new, but I washed it.

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Flew into Park City for the driving experience. Had a blast, stayed a few nights, and won the trophy cone for the quickest auto cross time. 5A1F642B-B960-4F2A-8261-A6BEE0001757.jpeg F9D6D188-4A1C-4D93-AB2C-C0896472E3EA.jpeg 1290859F-5C20-4E41-86F2-40346FDC0FC6.jpeg
 

I Bleed Ford Blue

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You mean this?

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In Asheville they called it "the prize of unspeakable value"
 

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Here's a video of one of my runs, 31.517. I sound disappointed because I had already clocked my final time that actually counted was slower, 32.229. That was still good enough to take the cake tho.

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Not much new, gave it a wash and finally installed the black ST Experience badges. I’m slowly making my list of suspension upgrades and hopefully will make an order in the near future.
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Alvord Desert

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The process

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Stanley, ID
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Ordered a set of Steeda lowering springs and the AFE rear anti-sway bar. Debating on spacers. Anyone track or drag race their rig with spacers?

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Picked up this little hybrid for daily commuting. Still waiting on the ST’s suspension parts to come in.
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Eeww front plate mount. I never understand why some states require a front plate!!!! Destroys the look of every vehicle with a giant pimple on the front bumper.

Wife and I are looking at doing PPF, but doing the matte one, so it gives the ST a matte black finish. We have the same options ST and since we went to the driving school with the purchase, we got the Black ST badges from the school. And swapping out the red ST for the Black ones looks AMAZING!!!! Red calipers, 401a, 360 CO pilot +, st high, towing, black on black, only we wanted the captains 2nd row and not a bench, but got the bench. Got her off the delivery truck with 8 miles on the clock. Now at 3200 miles in the last year. All the wfh and my wife had some serious surgery complications right after we took delivery, so the past year we drove bearly at all and she's just starting to drive again after 14 months recovering.

Put in the glove box light, did a built in cam (front/rear), Forscan customizations, HPTuner customizations to the engine tune, intercooler upgrade, black lug nuts from Ford performance (other ones didn't fit the ST wheels (why the black package came with chrome lugs pisses me off), aFe dual CAI, oil catch can, rear diff stiffener mount to help protect the rear bolt snap (or when it does, give us the ability to drive home and not tow, aFe strut tower brace (stock is stamped metal and twists super easy, when twist, it then moves, the aFe one is solid welded tube steal. Looks amazing and stiff as hell now, highly recommend. You'll pull the stock one off and feel how flimsy it is. )
 

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Hit the two year anniversary of ownership last month, coming up on 20,000 miles. Went to the drag strip to have some fun this weekend, first time taking this vehicle racing. She’s a bit hefty with me driving, but still ran as expected. Planning to go back on a cooler day, DA was around 1,000 feet.
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Also got the ID Speed rear diff brace installed a while ago, so no worries about the single bolt snapping!
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