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Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Post by ClutchFork » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:51 pm

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My truck had similar tint all the way around when I bought it. I found it significantly increased the degree of difficulty of driving at night and destroyed the usefulness of the right outside mirror when the sun was low in the sky and behind me. It was also one more thing the gendarmes could give me a hard time about if they so chose.
It felt very unsafe to me... found myself opening the windows at night just to see.
About 5 years ago I bought my wife a '99 Plymouth Voyager that had the tint on the sides and back. Could not see at night to turn a corner or back up. Had the front side tint and back tint removed and it was much better and safer.
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Post by potownrob » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:38 am

it's probably similar in a lot of other northern states, but having dark tint is a recipe for being mistaken for a drug dealer. it's also not as crucial as in the southern states. on top of that, there are legal limits on tint darkness which people tend to disobey. then someone else ends up with an illegally tinted car.
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Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Post by potownrob » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:42 am

ClutchDisc wrote:
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Better lighting with the grill:
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Imageam eye the own lee won who prefers the stock grill??
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Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Post by ClutchDisc » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:05 am

Nah, I gotta say I like my grill better.
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Post by tankinbeans » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:58 pm

Rob, body coloured stock looks good, but the Gillette style grille is gross. YMMV

If anything put the marque back in the grille, but CD's grille is much better than the chromestache.
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Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Post by potownrob » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:38 pm

To each their own. Wasn’t gonna say it but my hand is being forced - it looks ghetto to me.
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Post by ClutchDisc » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:53 pm

Well to each their own. I don't see it as ghetto at all. If I had the stock grill would I buy this and add it? Nah, I wouldn't. But to me, the all around black out tint is what looked ghetto. This grill is very plain. Better than all silver.
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Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Post by ClutchFork » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:42 pm

The grill is functional. No need to mess with it. I think I have the Ford oval off my Ranger (replaced it with the Mercury emblem found at the side of the road). Could put that in the middle, but it is rather small by today's standards.
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Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:55 pm

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The grill is functional. No need to mess with it. I think I have the Ford oval off my Ranger (replaced it with the Mercury emblem found at the side of the road). Could put that in the middle,
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but it is rather small by today's standards.
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Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Post by tankinbeans » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:35 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if Ford eventually make every front end into a large Ford oval now that they're abandoning cars. The emblems across the board have gotten yuge. I suppose at least they've not gone the MB route and lit it up.
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Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Post by ClutchFork » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:04 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
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I wouldn't be surprised if Ford eventually make every front end into a large Ford oval now that they're abandoning cars. The emblems across the board have gotten yuge. I suppose at least they've not gone the MB route and lit it up.
Funny thing though is that Ford's logo is antiquated, Model T-ish. Shouldn't they redesign their logo to be modern like their cars?
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Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Post by tankinbeans » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 pm

I like that it's clean and understated. I'm really not sure what they could do with it to update it other than the minor tweaks and embiggening they've done.
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Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Post by ClutchFork » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:36 am

tankinbeans wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 pm
I like that it's clean and understated. I'm really not sure what they could do with it to update it other than the minor tweaks and embiggening they've done.
Oh I like it but the type face is definitely an antiquated typeface. Aside from the redneck spelling, they could go from this,

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to this,

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