As mentioned earlier, this is my wife's daily driver, and she doesn't want to go too crazy with anything on he Escape, and mostly just wants it to function well! But I am also a builder and love working on vehicles, so...we will see what ends up happening, but so far to this point, not crazy has been done to the Escape! Just practical upgrades!
To this point, the Escape has 42000 miles on it, and has had regular oil changes and tire rotations. It had one issue around 15,000 miles with the rear shocks going bad and creating a squeak, but besides that, it has been running good. We also did have the trans fluid changes out around 30,000 miles, and man did it look used up big time at that point. And we ran an entire fuel system cleaner at the 30,000 miles mark too. We have towing across the the State of Michigan a few times with it, and it pulled very well, and we took it on a trip all the way to Maine and back, and once again, it did great!
We have added a Ford Escape branded rear cargo mat and 235/55/R18 Cooper Discoverer True North winter tires. We have a Yakima roof rack on it's way, as well as a kayak/SUP carrier for my wife's VersaBoard. Also, I have knocked two of the underhood bumpers off, so I have some new underhood bumpers on the way to replace those.
Some future plans that i would love to see/do on this escape are:
- 235/55/R18 Cooper Discoverer SRX Tires for Soring/Summer/Fall
- Mount for CB/UHF/VHF Radio and Antenna
- Livernois Motorsports Tuner
- Oil catch can (Maybe RXP?)
- QLD Bull Bar
- HID/LED Headlight Upgrades
- Yellow LED Fog Upgrade
- Upgrade Sync 3 to Navigation
- BOV Upgrade (Turbosmart? Boomba Racing?)
- NGK Coil Packs and Plugs (When needed)
- EBC Pads and Rotors (When needed)
- Gauges and Gauge Pod Mount (Trans Temp? Turbo?)
- Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
- 1.5" Lift
- Hood Struts
- Proclip Dash Mount
Now, we'll see how much we can actual get done or get to do on this Escape. That is definitely a dream list, but i think it would end up looking great on the Escape, but as I said...wife's car, so she gets the final say! Haha! So stay tuned as some more of this does in fact get done and just to follow along with any adventures!