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Re: Got demolished by a Ford Explorer Sport

I drive a 2012 F150 with the Ecoboost. There were some issues with the Intercooler which Ford has since redesigned. I had the IC replaced in mine and it's fine now. It has 420 lb/ft of torque and it's funny because I get alot of guys in Range Rovers trying to race me but I beat them every time. Very funny.

I love the GC however as my next vehicle. I'm in sales and the truck is a little impractical when trying to park in tight urban parking lots
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Re: Got demolished by a Ford Explorer Sport

I bet that is great in a truck!
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Re: Got demolished by a Ford Explorer Sport

Since i've had my 14 with the v6 i've been toasted many times. I traded in a 2011 kia sorento with a v6 AWD and its was so much faster, i think the 0-60 was about 6sec and topped out at 130. but like Scott said, its a car and ment for differant duty. im sure we can take them on the trails. On a side note i've hit about 118 +/-with the 2014.
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Re: Got demolished by a Ford Explorer Sport

The only thing I've (barely) beat with mine was a Ranger (4.0), and 2nd Gen Ram (5.2 or 5.9?). The WK2 is not geared for stoplight races. I've surprised many with my Ram (3.92s) on the other hand. I have the small 17" wheels, and it jumps nicely.
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Re: Got demolished by a Ford Explorer Sport

Does the 8spd Trans make that much of a difference? I dusted my friends 2013 both have the Hemi maybe he just can't drive I don't know. he's been bothering me ever since i got mine to compare them off the line. I'm no racer I bought JGC to be able to go off road. I test drove a sport explorer I wasn't impressed it's just a lifted ford Taurus right? Not really a fan of front wheel drive/all wheel drive cars.
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Re: Got demolished by a Ford Explorer Sport

the 8 spd does make a difference but theres also another gear before 60, with the 14s you need to be in sport mode or the shifts are week, even flooring it with eco on the power and shifts just are not there, in sport mode it shifts fast and hard at the red line.
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Re: Got demolished by a Ford Explorer Sport

i test drove the Explorer Sport before I bought the Hemi JGC. That thing is the real thing. No way the hemi keeps up with it, at the low or the high end.
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Yeah I was in sport mode but it wasn't even a race he was in my rear view the entire way I got up to 80 and shut her down he probably just can't press the gas hard enough or his shit is broke already

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Re: Got demolished by a Ford Explorer Sport

My 14 Wk2 hemi feels faster than my 2011 with CAI/Hypertech/corsa. The gearing is a night and day difference . My father in law bought my old truck so I 'll have to set up a little drag race to tell for sure.
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My 14 Wk2 hemi feels faster than my 2011 with CAI/Hypertech/costs. The gearing is a night and day difference . My father in law bought my old truck so I 'll have to set up a little drag race to tell for sure.
My neighbor seen me bragging on here lol now he wants a rematch where you at man ? Guess you're going to get a super charger now

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Re: Got demolished by a Ford Explorer Sport

Been there, done that, and got a T-shirt! I got whipped by a Mitsubishi Outlander. Yeah! I know how it feels.
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Re: Got demolished by a Ford Explorer Sport

Why would anyone who plans on taking their SUV off-road even consider the Ford Explorer Sport (cross-over) anyway?



I don't care if the Ford Explorer Sport is quicker...my Jeep Grand Cherokee is a REAL off-road vehicle...body on frame design, and that's why I bought it. PLUS my V6 get better gas mileage to boot!

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