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My 2013 Explorer progress (pic heavy!!)

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by R1chard, April 5, 2013.

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    1. Nightcrew

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      also correct me if im wrong; but dont LEDs generally have a much greater life and reduce power consumption?
       
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      Thanks, I wanted to keep my modifications to a minimum.
      Regarding the photos....... photography is a great hobby of mine.

      Indeed on both accounts unless they are units where corners were taken (such as the original license plate LEDs I obtained via eBay).
       
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      Well done on the lighting mods. Gonna get those LED license plate lights on your recommendation... Thanks! Probably will end up doin the puddlelights too. Is there a reason why you didn't match your puddlelights (4000k) to the crisp bright white (6000k) of the license plate lights?

      Also I was wondering how the 35% tint looks next to the factory rear tint... do they match up well? I thought I had read that the factory rear windows were tinted at 20%. I'd like to line up them as close as possible. What brand and type of tint did you use?

      Thanks for sharing! Pretty pics. Makes me wanna go to New York... till I saw the snow ;)
       
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      Yes, I specifically wanted a more warm white for the puddle lamps.

      The fronts are a lighter tint but I specifically chose it that way since I drive quite a bit at night. If I recall correctly I believe I picked 31% for the front windows.

      Not so bad right now, we hit a whooping 18.5'F here tonight.
       
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      I just want brighter headlights without any wiring or baking the headlights in an oven, or using a Dremel...

      Are there any brighter stock bulbs that are any brighter than the included bulbs?
      Even a little bit is fine...the stock headlights are anemic.
      Anything can wash them out.

      I can see great up and down the sides of the street, but I can barely see the street...
       
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      For non-HID equipped Explorers, the manual states the bulb used is HB3 (9005), you should be able to easily use 9011 HIR (not HID) bulbs.

      http://store.candlepower.com/9011.html
       
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      Will check this out, thanks.
       
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      Nice work on everything. What is the exact part number for the aftermarket REAR bumper protector? Can't seem to find the exact one you show in the pictures.

      I went to the web site and only see one that has octagons on it and not the front to back lines like the one you purchased. Let me know. Thanks.
       
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      For the love of our cars....great photos and thanks for sharing. I especially like the sundown pictures.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      Just thought I'd let you know that the last post by R1chard was September 22, 2016 so I'm not sure if he is still around. Designs change over time so it might be best to contact that company and see if what you are looking for is still available.

      Peter
       
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      Thanks Peter. Will absolutely do that.
       
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      Hey guys for what ever its worth... I put on a black vinyl protector on my 15 sport and opted to go with the one that goes over the edge by like 1/4 as to protect the edge from getting dinged. I felt that is where the most of the ding happen( or at least did on my expedition) and I have not been sorry. My protector has been amazing in saving the back edge .. It is not the ford OEM one.
       
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      Provide a link to the one you used if you wouldn't mind. Thanks.
       
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      That's a design change. They only make the octagon ones now.
       
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      unfortunately this one has the octagons on it vs the lines.( as I purchased) still covers the edge..
       
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      Yes, that is what I have found. However, everything I read says it won't work with the automatic liftgate.....I like this one being it covers the edge. Looks and seems much better than the OEM alternative.
       
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      I'm quite sure that expoman55 has an automatic/powered liftgate on his Sport. Check out this thread found with the 'Search' feature; Rear Bumper Protectors

      Peter
       
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      Thanks for the quick response.
       
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      Peter is correct.. I have power lift gate.. I do not have the octagon edge protector but should be irrelevant... I have NO clearance or touching issues..
       
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      Great, thank you. I have always had an Expedition so am new to the Explorer. Thanks again.
       
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      I added a link to the 'protector' thread in post 43 above.

      Peter
       
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      Great find on that bumper cover. I just got finished touching up the paint I scratched up. It happens way too often.
       

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