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Old 02-12-2013, 08:16 PM
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It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

Got your attention! Ha!

Have you noticed how the rear suspension and exhaust are totally exposed on most of today's SUVs? I was behind a Land Rover LR4 today and boy oh boy what an ugly rear end!

The suspension and the exhaust on the WK2 are well camouflaged. Jeep did an amazing job on aesthetics!

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:32 PM
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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

I agree I was stuck behind the ford escahp-ay and all you see is exhaust.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:45 PM
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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

I have noticed the same thing...the Escape is one of the worst
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:55 PM
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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

My wife even noticed that, and asked me about going off road with one.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:14 AM
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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

Great topic, I can't believe how many vehicles like that are out there, poor engineering at its finest...

Ford engineers found a solution for the Explorer though, they simply designed the rear using styling cues from the front, saving a lot of development costs. Headlamps and taillamps are exactly the same size, and the exhaust tips fit into the same area as the fog lamps. The hatch lid utilizes the same design as the grille. A Better Idea from Ford!

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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

Haha, That looks hideous!!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:39 AM
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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

Milous your nuts hahaha thats too funny...
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:52 AM
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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

Ford always has the better idea LOL. I haven't owned many, but I've sure worked on alot of them.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:23 AM
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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

I agree with the OP, however after the lift there is quite a bit more control arm visible. I have always though this was one of the ugliest suv's from the rear....
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:30 AM
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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

I got rear ended pretty hard and the exhaust wasn't even affected. Trailer hitch took most of the impact.
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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

Vehicle rear ends are very difficult to get right. Most of the time it looks like the design engineers started at the front and gave up somewhere around the C pillar.

However, one company that's been doing a GREAT job on the rear ends is Lincoln (e.g. new MKS).
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Re: It has a beautiful rear end compared to others

it's just a pity about the front ends e.g mkz
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