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Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2018 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by ibmike, March 17, 2014.


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      Not bad for an amateur! Thanks, my friend!
       
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      Are you tired of my postings yet? Here's a video of what the Borla S-Type Cat-Exhaust sounds like inside the cabin. A driver's perspective if you will.
      Please do note that this is a brand new install and barely has 100 miles on it. From my understanding, the tone will get deeper the more I drive it.
      I hope you find my videos useful if not entertaining. Please like it if you can on YouTube.

      Thank you!
       
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      Using FORScan, I disabled the "Double Honk" feature that has been driving me crazy and enabled concurrent hi-beams & fog lights. Once I get an updated OBDII Bluetooth reader that supports the MS-CAN I will be enabling the Reverse Tilt Mirrors feature. I also removed my Livernois Motorsports Windstorm intake and replaced it with the OEM air box with a KNN drop in filter. I am much happier now with my intake versus ambient temperatures. The Livernois intake is now for sale. PM me if interested. Used for less than 500 miles, has a 3/4" hole drilled into bottom of plastic intake pipe that was used as the vacuum source for my UPR oil catch can.
       
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      Ugly Honda gets to sleep outside. Did you install a CAI also?
       
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      That's my wife's car. LMAO. She had the garage full of shit in her side.
       
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      It sounds just perfect. More growl then the stock Sport. Did not seem to have any drone too. Why did you not pick Livernois exhaust over Borla? Also did you get a CAI for that beefier engine and turbo sound?
       
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      I thought about the Livernois but I've been admiring the Borla and Magnaflow for a while now. After research and lots of questions from our fellow members and other forums, I decided to go with the Borla exhaust. It showed to be the most quiet on long drives and so far it's been true. As for my entire ride, I have the Performance Level 2 Package from Livernois. That came with the Windstorm CAI, Thunderstorm Downpipes and Tune. I also bought the 3 Bar Map sensor for $80 separately and I'm very happy with it. I just have to take it to the track now. Also, I'm looking to get it Dyno'd but no one really does 4 wheel drive dyno's in the area. Thanks for looking at the video!
       
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      Looks like the Borla exhaust doesn't require the removal of the exhaust trim pieces on the bumper whereas the exhaust from Livernois does?
       
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      All I know is that it was plug and play for the guys at Car-One Auto in Hoffman Estates, IL. They only had to cut it from the cat-back? Sound right?
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      Looks like the tips for the Borla are just straight pipes and the Livernois ones are bigger which requires you to remove the trim pieces.
       
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      Red wheel center caps...
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      Using FORScan, I enabled the reverse tilt mirror feature.
       
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      Can that be done on the 2014 sport?
       

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      Has anyone swapped their rear lower valance from the chrome square exhaust cutouts to the round one? I would really like to switch and I'm having trouble finding the part number.
       
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      According to the parts sites, the valance you seek is not shown as fitting a 2016 or 2017 Explorer. The one shown is for one with rear sensors and tow package.
      https://parts.levittownfordparts.com/oem-parts/ford-lower-cover-bb5z17f828ea/?c=Zz1ib2R5JnM9YnVtcGVyLWFuZC1jb21wb25lbnRzLXJlYXImaT1NRjExNzI1NSZyPWxheWVyXzEzJmE9Zm9yZCZvPWV4cGxvcmVyJnk9MjAxNSZ0PXNwb3J0JmU9My01bC12Ni1nYXM=

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      I thought all I needed was this part:

      https://parts.levittownfordparts.co...vcmVyJnk9MjAxNyZ0PWJhc2UmZT0zLTVsLXY2LWdhcw==
       
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      No, the DDM and PDM modules were added in the 2016 model year.
       
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      BOOOO!!!
      but thanks for the quick reply
       
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      Sorry, I thought the 2017's all had the rectangular ports. At least you found the part #.;)
      As far as I know no member had done what you plan to do. There was a member who went the other way and was adding the Sport/Platinum setup to his Limited.
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/2016-17-sport-platinum-exhaust-tips.455588/

      Peter
       
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      Just had my '16 Platinum touched up.

      Front grill replasti-dipped and emblems as well.

      Thanks to Paul and Garrett over at Top Coverage LTD in Elgin, IL for another job well done!

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      Just had my '16 Platinum truly murdered-out. Front grill complete replasti-dipped and emblems as well. Thanks to Paul and Garrett over at Top Coverage LTD in Elgin, IL for another job well done!

      (Going to get her hand washed now)

      TopCoat Products Velgen Wheels Livernois Motorsports & Engineering Ford Motor Company Yokohama Midwest Tint & Vinyl Specialists
       
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      You should paint the exhaust trim pieces black as well. :)
       
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      That's next :p
       
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      Made my own device for extracting small pebbles/grains of sand from the perforated portions of my Limiteds seats (my kids all play sports - baseball, softball, football, volleyball plus we go to the lake quit a bit to boat and swim at the beaches there). I took a size #6 non-barbed fish hook and straightened is out a little and push the pebble out from the underside while using my shop-vac to finish the job. So I go "in" one hole over from where the pebble is, poke up with the hook and vac it out. Works like a charm!!
       
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      Photo?
       
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      Its just a #6 bronze fish hook but I can take a picture of it if you want.
       
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