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Mazda Tribute, Ford Escape, SUV
#41 of 235 mxmisl re: Cladding
Sep 10, 2001 (9:22 am)
The Escape has molded in body cladding & bumpers (unpainted), and keeping those clean and wax-free gets a bit harder than taking care of painted bumpers and cladding. As mentioned in a couple of Yahoo! clubs for the Escape/Tribute, "Back to Black" seems to do the trick with keeping the unpainted cladding & bumpers nice and dark(black).
#42 of 235 Looking for stereo replacement
Sep 14, 2001 (9:06 am)
I would like to replace the stock stereo in my 2001 Tribute with a AM/FM radio, CD, and cassette player. Does anyone know what brands will fit?
#43 of 235 For Radio
Sep 14, 2001 (3:05 pm)
Check out Circuit City or someplace similar. You need Double DIN unit to fit properly.
Pioneer makes a pretty decent setup, also Alpine and Sony have some nice sets. Good luck on you new stereo when you get.
#44 of 235 speed grille insert for Tribute?
Sep 15, 2001 (9:27 am)
Does anyone know of a source for a speed grille insert for the Tribute? Street Scene Equipment has an application for the Escape, but nobody seems to have this for the Tribute. I've been checking for the past several months and contacted a few manufacturers ... still nothing.
Please share any info you may have. I'll post again about this if/when I find out something new.
#45 of 235 armrrests
Sep 27, 2001 (8:57 am)
www.zetaproducts.net sells center armrests for the escape and tribute.
Dec 11, 2001 (3:17 pm)
Would someone please verify one way or another whether the 2000 Ford escape cargo cover will fit the 2001 Mazda Tribute?
#47 of 235 re: cargo cover
Dec 16, 2001 (8:50 pm)
Yes, the retractable cargo area cover for the Escape will fit the Tribute. (An owner of both the Escape & Tribute tested this for us a while back.) 'Looking to get that part? I'm sure http://www.partscheap.com has it, but I don't know if their price is that good.
#49 of 235 Details for painting the cladding/bumpers?
May 14, 2002 (6:11 pm)
Ever since I saw the midnight package on the 02's I have been drooling to put it on my Black 01. The day I first saw one up close, I didn't like the claddings. Just from talking to the parts departments, and reading forum posts online I know it can be done, but what else is there to consider beyond sand to smooth, prime, and paint? What's the best tool to use for sanding?, how smooth should it get?, what's the best primer?, and which paint should you use to prevent (or delay as long as possible) peeling? What paint should you use to match the original color?
Alternatively, can this be done professionally?, or are the parts available from aftermarket sources? (parts departments want around 1000 bucks for them).
Thanks! I so love my Escape. :o)
#50 of 235 NEED HELP WITH OEM STEREO
Jun 05, 2002 (9:17 pm)
I just picked up my 2002 Midnight XLT with the Mach MP3. I'm an older guy and I won't ever use the MP3 functionality, but I do need to have a cassette player for audiobooks. I would like to swap out the MP3 stereo for a dual mode unit. To maintain the look of the dash, I'd like to stick with a Ford OEM unit and as best as I can tell, the MP3 head unit has the exact same dimensions as the dual mode unit that is in the Escape XLS (as well as the units that I've seen in other Ford Trucks, like the Explorer).
Does anyone know if there will be a problem taking a dual mode unit from an XLS and swapping it for the MP3 unit? (When I picked up my car I asked the dealer if he though there would be any XLS buyers who might want to take my MP3 in trade, and he said that the two units weren't compatible - but I'm pretty sure he didn't have any idea what he talking about).
How about swapping it for a dual mode from another Ford Truck? They look exactly the same as the unit in the XLS. I see a bunch of Ford dual mode stereos for sale on Ebay and could pick one up pretty easy.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.