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My '07 Limited V8 'Garage Thread'

Discussion in 'Modified 2006 - 2010 Explorers' started by Partsman109, March 1, 2016.

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      Sounds great! I may do the same mod once the weather is a bit warmer. Did you pick up a certain type of bulb or anything?
       
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    3. Partsman109

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      I ordered them from superbrightleds.com ...just use the Vehicle Bulb Finder and it shows you which ones to use.
       
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      I was messin' around a little more with this air deflector...and I think I like the way it looks flipped around backwards...

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      ...sorry for the dark pics.

      I like how the back of the air deflector sits higher this way as opposed to the way it was intended to be mounted.
       
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    5. Partsman109

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      ...another project in the works...

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      ...I can't wait to hear what it sounds like!
       
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      What muffler is that ?
       
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      Yes!...thanks MCF!...and that's exactly where I got it and what I paid.
       
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      please share how you set up the 2 pipes for the dual exhaust from looking under mine I cant see a way to make that work..... lol.... but im not an exhaust guy
       
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      I definitely will sir!...I won't be bending the tails myself, a friend of mine will be doing it. We are going to try to keep the spare where it is, but if I have to carry it in the cargo area for the sake of dual pipes, then that's what we will do!
       
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      Curious if you'd seen the Asian version of the Gen 3&4 tail lights. They have an amber turn indicator, looks a lot like a Jeep Cherokee IMO. Below are some example links to view the tail lights since you appreciate the uniqueness of the spoiler. The strip across the rear bumper probably borrowed from the Mountaineers parts bin.

      http://www.japanmotorauction.com/stocklist/details/2985
      http://www.japanmotorauction.com/stocklist/details/3253
      http://www.japanmotorauction.com/stocklist/details/2856
      http://www.beforward.jp/ford/explorer/bf148700/id/143734/
      http://www.beforward.jp/ford/explorer/bf126352/id/120966/
       
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      Thanks for the post!

      I actually did see those tails before, but on 3rd gen Australian models. Now you have me thinking...I do like the idea of the turn signal being 'separate'...

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      ...and it's a more 'normal' looking tail lamp than the U.S. ones.

      How do I get them?
       
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      Not actually a 'mod'...but I have been a Darth Vader / Star Wars fan since the beginning. Now my kids (5 and 9) are into it!...the 14 year old, not so much.

      My all-time favorite villain...

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      BrianDye I'll have another...

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      Ive seen those taillights before, on a 06-10 Mounty though. I wonder whats entailed in separating the blinker from the taillight circuit though. Since right now its one bulb, and when the blinker is on, thats "blocking" the brake light from staying on.

      I would like to do a set of custom tails where the top circle is the blinker, and the bottom circle is the brake light.
       
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      I have been thinking of doing the same exact thing!...well, maybe not exact...I want to separate the turn signal, maybe have the upper marker light blink if it's bright enough. It shouldn't be that difficult to do.
       
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      I removed my roof rails this evening...looks like I lowered the thing 10 inches compared to my wife's 2009...

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      The last bolt on the driver side rear mount of course had to give me a hard time. I had to cut the mount to get to the bolt, and eventually cut the bolt. Once I clean it up I will 'attach' the bolt head so it looks normal.

      Anyone need chrome roof rails cheap?...except for the drivers rear mount.

      Edit: I also got a more subtle Darth Vader for my side glass a few weeks ago.
       
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      Still have those rails??
       
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      Explorer looks great, Partsman! (so does the wife's)
      Have you considered painting the running boards to match the black of the vehicle?
       
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      Yes I do!...I have them listed in the marketplace on here. Let me know if you want them, I'm flexible on the price, thanks!
       
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      Thank you!

      The running boards are on the list!...I went so far as contacting a local place to spray them with bed liner coating. I just haven't got there yet.
       
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      I finally got everything to change my plugs...
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      ...after sifting through all the 'eBay coil' threads...and then all the eBay coil sets, I decided to just pay a few extra dollars and get the MSD set and be done with it. I'm sure there's no difference, but I've always had good luck with MSD stuff...and I got the whole set for the (employee)price of 3 Motorcraft ones.
      Someone put Accel coils on my 4.6 however long ago, and I don't want to reuse them...they will be in the marketplace on here soon.
      Now I just have to find the time to do the job!
       
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      I did my plugs and coils today...I sprayed PB Blaster in the spark plug wells yesterday and let it sit and soak over night. They all came out with no problems and none of them broke!

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      The front cylinders on both sides were only in hand tight. The rest came out with just a 3/8ths ratchet and the OTC socket.

      The MSD coils fit and function perfectly...
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      My truck runs like a top now!...nice and smooth!
      No more ticking and no more gas smell inside the cabin!
       
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      Hey man, nice truck. We have the same year, engine, model and colour! Happy to see your plugs came out easy. I need to do mine too. I will post a couple pics of mine. Cheers :chug:
       
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      Thank you sir!...I appreciate it!

      Same year, engine, model and color...haha, that's cool!

      Let me know where you post the pics so I can check them out!
       
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      Wheels came in yesterday...

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      ...some nice concave there...
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      ...now I just have to get the tires!
       
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      I test fitted my wheels today...

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      ...but I forgot to measure for tires while I had them on, doh!
      Now I gotta put them on again and take some measurements.
       
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