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5th Gen Explorer Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2018 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by tektoo2, February 18, 2016.


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    1. benny18

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      Been watching the forum for a while and really liking all the mods. I've got a 2013 Limited that I've done some work too (blacked out wheels, grill and windows. Wrapped Carbon fiber emblems) I'm getting ready to do an interior/exterior Led makeover on. Replacing maps and Carlos, puddle lights, plate lights and adding the Oracle halos to the headlights. I ordered the led strips too but I'm not sure if I'm going to use them yet or not. Probably swap out the halogens for 6000k hids too. If anyone has any experience installing the Oracle halos in the headlights I'd love to hear about it, seems a bit daunting. Also, saw a couple of you guys blacked out the amber in your headlight housings, I love that look, what did you use? That's all for now, I'll post some pics When I can figure out how lol.
       
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    3. benny18

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      Looks amazing man. What did you use to kill the amber? Is it just film? Inside the housing or outside? Love it!
       
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      Nice... PICS PLEASE!!! Let's see your ride!!! :)

      Here's mine. I posted pics already with my stock wheels that I powder coated but got inspired from a few members here to get some new wheels, tires and lower my EXP [@14ExplorerNC and @ken60631] and tint front windowsnand color brake pads [@supr squirrel].
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      Damn I love those wheels in black!
       
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      Yep Def f'd that up. How do I get the pics on the thread without links?
       
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      There are a couple of ways:

      1) Become an Elite Explorer. The cost is $20 a year and then you can upload pictures directly to the forum. You can also have your own avatar and a whole slew of other benefits (plus it helps keep the lights on in this great place.) I'm sure @peterk9 will be around soon enough and can give more details on the Elite Explorer membership.

      2) If you use the icon that looks like a portrait (instead of the one that looks like a camera) you can upload your pictures to a hosting site (like photobucket, OneDrive, etc.) Just copy the URL of the picture, click the portrait image and insert the URL...and your pictures will show up here without having to click a link. :)

      Welcome aboard. ;-)
       
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      Elite is like a nickel a day. Worth it, my friend!
       
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      Nice!!! Welcome to Elite Status :) looking good, my friend.
       
    11. benny18

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      Thanks, The ease of posting pics alone is worth the $20.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum Benny :wave: and for helping to support it by taking out the Elite Membership.:thumbsup:

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      Look who I met tonight! @jonnoriega is a great guy! Could have spent hours talking to him if I didn't have the little ones with me, haha. He took a few pictures, too (his turned out better as well.) We should try to get more of us in this general area together and have a meet-up. I think that would be awesome. :)

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      Definitely, brother. Your kids are awesome. I could've chatted all night as well. I'll be through your area again soon.

      We'll have to make more time and should have other forum members join us! Much better to see cars up close, compare notes and make new friends.

      Plus I'll have the car washed, too :p
       
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      Oracle 3m film, 20%
       
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      Finished the headlight mod this weekend. Painted the chrome in that housings satin black, upgraded to hid's and added halos and led switchbacks. One of the resistors on the halos was faulty so they are sending me a new one. But the switchbacks look pretty decent. Kind of tough to see the amber during the day but I've still got the one on the mirrors so screw it lol. Tried to spray the amber lens inside the housing with nite shades and it melted the plastic so don't try to do that. Ended up taking another day to build it back up, sand and paint black.

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      Absolutely love the look. Congrats!
       
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      What's the offset?
       
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      My wifes 13 Explorer, that I have completely become obsessed with luckily we have the same taste, just need to black out the door handles, and tint the windows...(Intake is part of a intercooler pipe off a 15 duramax) homemade bullshit..but works..once I sell the mustang going hard on the performance mods.

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      First mod to the car was getting my wheels done in glossy black. Up next is blacking out the chrome trim on the grill, doors, and trunk!

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      Personally I think the remaining pieces of chrome make the vehicle look nicer. Makes the black really stand out.

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      I know a lot of people like the chrome trim, but I personally can't stand chrome on any cars. Not sure why, but I've always had a thing against chrome, just seems to be on every car/motorcycle everywhere and I don't want any part of that :p
       
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      I'm the exact same way...I honestly can't figure out why I hate chrome so much I was just born that way I'm assuming..lol
       
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      I have a feeling it's because almost every car/motorcycle I see has chrome everywhere. But, who knows, I just like to be different, heh
       

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