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  1. akirby

    Mileage on Pirelli Scorpion Verdes?

    We have the 21" Pirellis and had to replace them around 22K due to noise. Still had a little bit of tread left but not a lot. I usually get 25K-35K regardless. I think weather and road surfaces plays a bigger role than driving style.
  2. He might have been referring to Alexa in the car.
  3. If you check the owner’s manual it appears there is an alarm setting in the menu, Have you tried that?
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    Poor sound quality from Satellite Radio

    I didn’t say one was better I merely stated two things that satellite does better. Streaming has other advantages over satellite. Does AA or CP allow you to change presets with the steering wheel buttons or do you have to use voice commands? I prefer to scan the presets with the steering wheel button which I can do much faster than voice commands.
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    Poor sound quality from Satellite Radio

    Two benefits to satellite over streaming. Reception everywhere you can see the sky even with no cell reception and the ability to switch between channels using the steering wheel controls.
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    Poor sound quality from Satellite Radio

    You should check digital streaming to see if it sounds better. It might since they’re not dealing with satellites and it’s just one stream.
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    Poor sound quality from Satellite Radio

    Well "horrible" is a relative thing. While I can certainly hear the difference between SiriusXM and a CD, for the type of listening we do (70s/80s pop and a little country) it's perfectly fine for us and I suspect most others. The convenience of not having to switch from local station to local station as we travel and being able to listen to commercial free oldies is worth the subscription fee. I could also understand why an audiophile would hate it.
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    Poor sound quality from Satellite Radio

    There is no way to improve the sound quality because it's due to compression by SiriusXM. They do this to squeeze as many channels as possible onto a single satellite transponder. It's like taking a 4 MB picture file and compressing it to 50 kb. You're going to lose information. That's just their business model. Most people don't care. It's possible they don't compress as much if you're streaming. You could sign up for streaming (digital) only and try streaming it from your phone via bluetooth and see if it sounds better. I stream all the time from my phone to a Bose bluetooth speaker but have not tried it in the vehicle yet.
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    Not really. Best guess is 2021 for the 2022 model year.
  10. akirby

    Revel Ultima disappointment

    So you can listen to another system and see if yours is the same or if it might be defective regardless of what the dealer says. Have you listened to other vehicles for comparison?
  11. Depends a lot on the music source and a lot of it is 100% subjective. If you're an audiophile like one of my buddies who builds his own speakers and tunes them by changing the number of wraps on the copper wire you're probably not going to be happy with it or any other automotive sound system. We have the 13 speaker version on our 2016 MKX and it sounds great even on SiriusXM (most of the time). Then again we're not audiophiles.
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    If Only

    Displaying climate control or infotainment data requires communication between the cluster and the APIM or the head unit. It can be done but it's one more thing that has to be coded, tested and retested every time something changes. And we know Ford is in cost cutting mode on this gen Edge/Nautilus anyway. The next gen should get the Aviator display and it's possible they'll add more integration with other systems. I agree it would be nice to be able to customize the display to show whatever info is available.
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    IA backup keys

    The backup key is the physical key blade inside the fob. It's a backup in case the IA electronic access stops working.
  14. Well that is a good reminder to not overlook the simple causes.
  15. I assumed it was an engine rattle since you weren't very specific. If it's coming from the wheels then it's probably the CV joints but check the wheel bearings as well. Jack up one side and put it in neutral (with wheels chocked and parking brakes on) and see if you can recreate it by moving the wheel.