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Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by 2015TuxedoSport, December 2, 2017.

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    1. 2015TuxedoSport

      2015TuxedoSport New Member

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      I just purchased a 2015 Explorer Sport, Tuxedo Black - AND I LOVE IT!

      I bought WeatherTech Mats, SunShade, FOB Protector & a booster seat protector due to my 5 year olds messes.

      I'm thinking about Caliper Covers and wanted a few thoughts on whether Red or Black look cleaner in your opinion?

      Also, I don't know exactly what performance mods will void the warranty but I want to do whatever I can without doing so.

      Any Suggestions will help. Thanks in advance.
       
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      I would paint the calipers instead of covers. Leave that kind of stuff to the Honda boyz. Covers just look soooooo lame.

      Intake, tune, exhaust, lowering springs, interior/exterior leds. Any performance mods have the chance to void warranty obviously. That’s the chance anyone takes when they mod.
       
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      Read your vehicle's Warranty Guide and it will pretty much cover your question.

      Peter
       
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      Appreciate the feedback and I hear you on the Honda boyz. Good call. Not too sure of where I can have them painted but I will find out. Any suggestions on intake and tuner?
       
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      For sure need to devote some time to that.
       
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      Paint the calipers black they look good, covers look cheap.

      Anything can void the warranty but remember before they can void the warranty they have to prove the mod was the reason for the issue.

      Most, NOT ALL, get a tune and maybe a CAI in order to get the best bang for the buck.

      Do lots of reading on here, many have shared their honest experiences with other modifications, some good, some not so good.
       
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      My first 5 basic mods were:

      1. Window Tint
      2. All Weather Floor and Cargo Mats (oem)
      3. Splash Guards (oem)
      4. Rear Power Seat Control Panel Cover (ebay non oem)
      5. Rear License Plate LED replacement bulbs

      My next mods are performance mods
      intake, ecu flash (livernois), 3 bar map, thermostat, spark plugs, etc...
       
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      1. Window Tint
      2. All Weather Husky Floor & Cargo Mats
      3. Livernois Tune 93
      4. Dash Cam E-Prance 0806 (Hardwire)
      5. 3-M Clear Film on the rear bumper sill, door sills, and front.
      6. Painted black calipers front and back.
       
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      Hello there!
      My mods were/are,
      1. Tint (if tint is considered a mod)
      2. Weathertech mats (same)
      3. Livernois motorsports 93 tune/ airaid cai/ 3bar map/ thermostat.
      4. Lowering springs
      5. Livernois/corsa full exhaust.

      I definitely recommend LMS for your performance needs, although there’s some other very good tuners out there.

      The only thing that probably will not void your warranty is the cold air intake and superficial mods like tint, paint, etc. Everything else will void the warranty depending the category you modify. For example if you lower your vehicle, it may void your suspension and steering warranty but you’ll still have cover on engine, Trans, and everything else.
       
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      I installed a DiabloSport Trinity T1000 tuner on my 2015 sport. Great performance Improvement overall, added a lot of torque a lot more horsepower and really changed up the shifting. It was very noticeable. I've had it on the vehicle for 3 years and no issues at the dealer. The worst was when I took it in for something with the computer my service guy asked me to detune it so he could cover things without it being an issue. It only takes a few minutes to do that, so if I ever brought it in for anything like that I would simply detune it and then retune it afterwards. I'm about to buy a 2017 Explorer Sport and will install the DiabloSport T1000 on this one assuming it fits appropriately. I still have to call the manufacturer and double-check. I also installed a K&N air filter which was another good Improvement. Tinted windows of course. Enjoy your sport!
       
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      This is not mine, and I don't know if they are painted or covers....

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      Performance mods...
      The single biggest bang-for-the-buck mod is a tune. Add a 3-bar MAP and t-stat for a few more ponies. After that, intake and exhaust will squeeze a little bit more out, plus make it sound more beastly.

      Caliper covers vs. paint is a personal preference matter. IMO, the stock calipers are ugly in shape and finish, no matter what color you paint them. I went with MGP covers ( red with black "EXPLORER" lettering - without the fake bolt heads), and still love them 9 months later. They look great (IMO), and are super easy to keep clean. I have not yet seen a set of painted calipers on an Ex that I like the look of. As I said, it's personal preference.
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      Some people have argued that the covers reduce braking performance due to excess heat. However, it's an assumption, and not one person I've seen make that argument has been able to back those claims up with factual information, or have any personal experience with the product. In my own experience, and discussing the issue with other MGP cover users, not one of us has noticed ANY reduction in braking performance, or any signs of other heat-related brake issues.
       
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      To each their own on caliper covers. No one will ever convince me that caliper covers look good. Just a fake fixed caliper look.
       

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