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    Bike rack for the Focus ST

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    Installed the Curt hitch that was designed specifically for the ST earlier in the week. Got to to try it out this Sunday. I was a little concerned that the heat from the exhaust would have an effect on the plastic caps on the Thule rack. After 15 miles of driving, I pulled over to check on it and there was no issue at all. The rack wasn't even warm.

    I think this will be a pretty good mountain bike vehicle. Not as comfortable or convenient as the Silverado but a lot more fun to take to North Carolina.

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    is the reciever in the center? Looks offset due to center exhaust?

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    Bike rack for the Focus ST

    It's centered. Works great!

    Man what a fun car !

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    What he said times 2.

    Dead center as well.

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    Loved mine when I had it. Almost got another one today. Ford dealer couldn't make the numbers work.

    Bike rack for the Focus ST-20130712_124007.jpg

    Ended up with a Subaru instead.

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    Dont you feel ripped off that they don't offer the RS here, but instead we get ST? that irks me to the point that I wont consider buying the car....

    waaaaaay, off topic, I know...

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    Not really. We should be used to getting screwed out of the best cars. The ST is still a sweet little rocket. Looks good, drive nice, comfortable, good on gas...and hauls ass when you want it too. Mod it a little and you can keep up with anything out there in the same class.

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    Bothers a little, I know how the motor is on the boost so I can only imagine what it will be like when you add DI to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbernard71 View Post
    Bothers a little, I know how the motor is on the boost so I can only imagine what it will be like when you add DI to it.
    The 2.0 Ecoboost is direct injection.

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    Really like these little Fords. Almost bought one but didn't want to drive stick. My buddy has one with the hitch rack and it's a great car.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    The 2.0 Ecoboost is direct injection.
    Correct, I was referring the 2.3 that is going to be in the RS and 15 Stang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbernard71 View Post
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    Installed the Curt hitch that was designed specifically for the ST earlier in the week. Got to to try it out this Sunday. I was a little concerned that the heat from the exhaust would have an effect on the plastic caps on the Thule rack. After 15 miles of driving, I pulled over to check on it and there was no issue at all. The rack wasn't even warm.

    I think this will be a pretty good mountain bike vehicle. Not as comfortable or convenient as the Silverado but a lot more fun to take to North Carolina.
    Can you post a pic on how the rack hitch is mounted? is it over or under the exhaust ?

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