It is not a catback. I cut out the rear muffler where the pipe comes over the rear suspension, deleted the muffler completely and split the pipe into the two tips. I bought the rear panel from a base model Escape S and made the cutout in it for the tips.
Wow, no rear muffler? won't that be really loud, could you please post photo(s), Thank you.
100%% agreed. What would they name that package though. The Not actually ripping you off with more plastic peices, packageThey should've made a real Sport... not just an appearance package... like the Explorer and Edge Sport. Give it a 2.3 EcoBoost like what is in the new base Explorer or Mustang... that would be nice!
So how will that hitch work with the hot exhaust. I would be guessing no ice coolers on that rack or anything that can't take heat.Over the long holiday weekend I managed to build my vertical hitch, install my center exit exhaust, and black out the rear bumper reflectors. . The hitch is completely hidden until I insert the receiver piece into the vertical section. Then it has a 2" receiver like any other hitch. For the exhaust I deleted the muffler and split the pipes into two center exit 4" Tips. I bought a bumper insert from an escape S that did not have any exhaust cutouts and made my own cutout. I have attached a few pics. The first is in daily driver mode, 2nd is with the hitch receiver installed, and the 3rd is with a hitch carrier inserted. You can also see the bumper reflectors blacked out in all of the pics.
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Very nice! I like your mods. They are not over the top, just the right look.I made a bit more progress on the escape today. First off I installed a Cobb air filter. Sorry, no pics, but it just looks like an air filter. lol. The second project was the installation of a honeycomb grill.
So how will that hitch work with the hot exhaust. I would be guessing no ice coolers on that rack or anything that can't take heat.
Very nice! I like your mods. They are not over the top, just the right look.
You and I share the exact same vehicle. I am thinking about the honeycomb grill and you answered a very important question with your pics. The question being what it would look like without blacking out the outer chrome piece of the grill. In your pics it’s looks really good and I’m satisfied that it won’t be necessary to paint that chrome piece. Thanks for that.
Not looking forward to removing the front bumper. Any tips or tricks? I see all the honeycomb grills come with all or part of the reinforcement piece. Did you discard the OEM inner reinforcement piece?
LOL, darn it. Back to the drawing board! Great minds think alike! I was actually looking for a used grill just so I could have that piece already painted and ready to go. But the chrome looks pretty darn good as well.Funny that you mention the chrome, because I plastidipped it black, but scratched it putting it back together, lol. I am planning on painting it black in the future. There is still an oem brace that goes across the top that I reused.
LOL, darn it. Back to the drawing board! Great minds think alike! I was actually looking for a used grill just so I could have that piece already painted and ready to go. But the chrome looks pretty darn good as well.
Yeah, I hear ya. And you are right, with the Sport Appearance Package it’s probably why you and I thought that it would look better all black. Your pictures are the only ones that I could find that really shows this. I’m not a fan of the raptor style grill.I think that on mine, and yours as well, the chrome is a bit out of place since everything else on the vehicle is gloss black. The grill surround is literally the only thing that is chrome.
Super nice! Hey, I'm in Fairfax!Finally got around to working on the Escape a little bit last weekend. I got the grill back in and installed the ST emblem. Also put the H&R springs back in. In the second pic you can see the ST center caps that I installed on the wheels.
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If you want the best:Well guys, my build took a step backwards over the past month. I had planned on trading in the escape and returned it to stock. There were some issues with the vehicle that I was going to trade for and I ended up keeping the escape. I will be remodding the escape in the next month or so when I get time. Here is a little teaser of some of the stuff that I currently have to install, lol. I will also be removing the resonator and will go with 2.5" pipe from front to back. The plan is to embroider "ST" on the headrests as well. If anyone knows of a good embroidery shop around the northern va area, let me know. The "Escape ST" should be coming to life again soon. I will keep you updated.
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