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"Ben Wiren" YT Channel Takes Explorer ST-Line to Salt Flats For Top Speed Run

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Man, people today be crazy!
(or just really, really bored)

 

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I did the same thing a while back but only got to a bit over 100…the salt was in horrible shape and rough as hell. C1CD766A-94F1-4FE0-86C1-730CA79FEEA8.jpeg
 

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What? No comments about an Explorer making a top speed run on the flats!
 

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We took my wife's ST to Vegas back in March from Western Washington. Once we hit Nevada the speed limit jumped to 80. Not a problem for the ST.
We got stuck behind a couple tractor trailers going up a hill so I punched it when it was safe to pass. Hit 120 and still had more to go. Slowed down because my wife was trying to put her feet through the floor board.
Amazing speed and power.
She says it's her car but my toy.
Great fun to drive.
 

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We took my wife's ST to Vegas back in March from Western Washington. Once we hit Nevada the speed limit jumped to 80. Not a problem for the ST.
We got stuck behind a couple tractor trailers going up a hill so I punched it when it was safe to pass. Hit 120 and still had more to go. Slowed down because my wife was trying to put her feet through the floor board.
Amazing speed and power.
She says it's her car but my toy.
Great fun to drive.
Thank you for responding and thank you for your service!

So, how did you get the foot imprints out of the floor board and what divorce lawyer are you using? Lol
 

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That thing his horribly slow, even if he does have a rooftop cargo piece. Also, the instrument cluster is ugly AF compared to the ST.
 

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Thank you for responding and thank you for your service!

So, how did you get the foot imprints out of the floor board and what divorce lawyer are you using? Lol
Floor board was easy. Armored floor mats!
As far as the lawyer goes we've been married 44 years. She won't use a lawyer. It'll be a shot gun and my back hoe.

Thank you for the Thank you. I retired back in 97 after 21 years. Amazing I've been out longer then I was in.
 

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I didn't notice but what mode were you in? I discovered that the tranny won't shift into 9th or 10th when in Sport mode. May be why you maxxed out at 116. On the freeway it didn't take long at all to hit the 120 mark.
Cool video.
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I didn't notice but what mode were you in? I discovered that the tranny won't shift into 9th or 10th when in Sport mode. May be why you maxxed out at 116. On the freeway it didn't take long at all to hit the 120 mark.
Cool video.
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Mine will hit 10th and run north of 160.
 

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Weird. I tried it even in manual and no 9th or 10th.
I'd love to see if it would hit 160.
 

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Is it possible your ZFG tune has something do to with your ability to hit 10th in Sport Mode?
That…and hit 160. lol
FWIW I drive in Sport exclusively…it shifts into 10th on my normal drives too.
 

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That…and hit 160. lol
Pretty sure the truck in the video only hit 116 or so because it's the ST-Line, 2.3EB. Missing a few cylinders and about 100hp.
Yea…that’s the ST from Wish. lol
 

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I had my real ST up to 136 on my favorite mexican road when it was stock. I could have gotten more but I ran out of road.
 

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I had my real ST up to 136 on my favorite mexican road when it was stock. I could have gotten more but I ran out of road.
I've gotta take a trip to Mexico and watch the thousands of people doing their top speed runs. ;)
 

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Notice that his "mexican road" is located somewhere in Ohio!
 

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No, it's really in Mexico, takes me quite a while to drive there, so I don't go often.
 



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