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What did you do to your 5th Gen today?

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


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    1. jonnoriega

      jonnoriega Elite Explorer

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      So I shot this today for all of you wondering about the tone/sound difference with my Borla S-Type Cat-Exhaust several weeks later.
      Facts:
      - I've driven over 2K miles since the install 3 weeks ago.
      - I recognize the control areas are different with one being in the complete outdoors and one in an open garage.
      - Control areas are in a fairly quiet area.
      I'll take another video another 3-4 weeks and another 2K - 3K later as well as a drive around inside the cabin and outside the cabin.
      I hope you enjoy!

       
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      Sounds AWESOME!!!!! I haven't been around much, just bought a 2017 (brand new) F150 Supercrew 5.0 in Lightning Blue to be best friends with my 2016 Explorer.
       
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    5. jonnoriega

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      Sweet!!! PHOTOS!!! :p
       
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      I know this is an older thread but my ford dealership tells me adding factory nav is impossible and I found ODB Genie on eBay. I'm curious if anyone here has purchased it and installed themselves and would recommend it?
       
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      As I've mentioned previously Mrs. Squirrel is hesitant to let me change out the front and rear ovals. My plan is to buy a set online, paint them, put them back together and then put them on the Ex. I'm thinking painting the 'Ford' and the small trim ring (just inside of the blue) orange and the blue areas (as well as the big trim ring) black. I think I'll like the looks of this, but won't know for sure until I actually do it. If I don't like the looks I'll probably paint the blue areas magnetic metallic and the chrome areas black.

      At any rate all of that planning is moot until I can get the Mrs. on board. Today was the first step. Matte black vinyl over the front and rear ovals. I was initially going to do the chrome trim ring as well (and still might eventually), but the matte black really toned down the look of it (at least to me) and I'm going to hold off for now. Mrs. Squirrel doesn't hate it, so that's a positive, haha. I don't think she's fully on board yet, either, but I didn't really expect her to be. But this is my way of easing her into the painted ovals mentioned above.

      The front turned out much more 'defined' than the rear. Took a hair dryer to both for just a bit, but will rely on sunlight to allow it to fully 'cure' (for lack of better phrasing) and for a few imperfections to go away (was told they would by the guy who sold me the vinyl.)

      (And yes, he's dirty. I only cleaned the surfaces I was working on. Going on vacation this Sunday and going to detail it prior to leaving.) :)

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      Put on a nice chat of Topcoat last night. IMG_20170814_112619-01.jpeg
       
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    10. supr squirrel

      supr squirrel Elite Explorer

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      Got to get me some of that. I've been using a quick detailer that does a great job, but it only lasts for a few washes.

      Also, looks great.
       
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    11. peterk9

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      Put on a nice chat....??:dunno:
       
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      Replaced the "EXPLORER", "SPORT", and "EcoBoost" badges with a black ones today.
       
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      Got pics?
       
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      Shoot me an email

      And I will reply with pics.
       
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      Here you go Jon, its a new color for 2017, Lightning Blue. I am in love...

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      Looks nice. Let the modding begin. :)
       
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      I've added it to my 13 Limited. Check out the forscan thread, it has a bunch of info on adding nav
       
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      Finally hooked up Feniex light bar to Switch Pro harness+buttons, including some Philips DRLs I had bought previously (bottom). Also wired up break light to a switch but to be always on by default if car is on.

      Just DRL's + headlights (some day I'll look at seeing if I can get just DRLs to run without lowbeams on in some mode).
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      Feniex 600 WL off-road lights flipped on as well, at some point I might co-wire them to high beams
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      Switch module. Haven't put stickers on it yet in case I decide to rewire something, and panels on left were off to check some fuses (thanks Ford for putting those in the dumbest place I've ever seen). I contemplated long and hard where to put the switches. In the end I decided a trim panel was a good choice as if I sell the car and take it with me, at least it's a panel that's fairly cheap to replace. I don't need visual access to it constantly so down by my right leg is perfect for me.
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      Hey guys,

      Recently I made a detailed review of a 2017 Explorer Platinum and just wanted to share it here incase you guys know anyone that could be helped or entertained by this.

      I absolutely love the interior of the platinum but I'm looking forward to some upcoming mods on my '15 Sport at least :)



      Thanks everyone

      Thomas
       
    21. Sgt1411

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      Got my front passenger/driver windows tinted today with 35% ....looks good with the all black trim.

      Now just gotta deal with the grey painted pocket wheels.
       
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      Fronts? As in headlights? Curious of how it looks. As well as light output. I know @jonnoriega has it done, just curious for a bit more input. Also...

      .:pics:
       
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      Ya just the windows nothing on the lighting, the OEM darkening of light housing is enough for me. 35% light allowed through is about as dark as you can go around here without drawing the eye of a cop whose entire being in life is writing honest citizens traffic tickets.

      It just makes such a big difference when A/C is trying to cool the interior during the hot months.
       
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      I installed the Traxda lift, along with 17" wheels and Geolander 265/70
       
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      Before and after tint on the front windows


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    26. supr squirrel

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      Gotcha. I almost asked if you meant window or lights but just went with lights, haha. Still would be curious to see how it looks, although I'm fairly sure I'd get pulled over every 100 feet if I did that in Illinois. I'd love to swap out to sport headlights, but $750 a housing is a bit rich for my blood. Thought about trying to crack them open and do it myself, but again, that $750 price tag should I screw up is a bit too rich for my blood (when you add in the price of a divorce lawyer, I mean. :p )

      On a separate issue not sure why I got a 'disagree' on my first post to you (not from you) regarding the possibility of tinted headlights. Maybe just the question itself? Who knows, haha. It's a question I had zero interest in prior to having the tint put on my tails. I figured the light output would be diminished too much and you like to be able to see in front of you. But after having the tails done and seeing how little of a difference the tint makes at night I am 'intrigued.' :)
       

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