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Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by ibmike, March 17, 2014.

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    1. jonnoriega

      jonnoriega Elite Explorer

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      Did you know that if your battery dies and you need to get in your Explorer and you forgot your code there's a key inside the key fob?!

      You learn something new everyday.
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    3. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I guess you never got that far when reading your Manual, eh? Amazing the info you can find in there.;)
      If excessive radio frequency interference
      is present in the area or if the transmitter
      battery is low, you may need to
      mechanically unlock your door. You can
      use the mechanical key blade in your
      intelligent access key to open the driver
      door in this situation. See Remote
      Control (page 49).

      Peter
       
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    4. Sgt1411

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      Leave the MODKING alone!....he rules!
       
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    5. jonnoriega

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      LMAO
       
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      Manual? Manual? We don't need no stinking manuals... :p

      Went to a Ford dealer in MN. Key wasn't being recognized. Guys replaced my batteries for free and showed me that.

      He asked why I wasn't shown that by my dealer. I told him I don't like my dealer. LOL
       
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      I saw the key blade on a YouTube video. They were showing how to replace the key fob batteries and yes... we have two per key fob. The key was in there. I also got a spare key that looks like a Valet key as well on a key ring. So keys everywhere for me.
       
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    8. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I have one of those 'valet' keys and all it will do is unlock/lock the door and the glovebox. Not really of any use to a Valet.:D I'm guessing it just a copy of the key blade found in the fob.

      Peter
       
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    9. SickSix

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      Hey all, been a member here for a couple years, but haven't visited in a long time because the wife had the Ex and I was driving the Fusion, so I was spending time on those forums. Now that we have switched vehicles back, I'm looking to make some upgrades.

      Planning to plasti-dip almost everything that isn't black this weekend (roof rack rails, door handles, rear Explorer trim, door trim, etc). I've heard people say something like "foiled the chrome inserts on the grill". I was thinking about dipping them, but wanted to find out what the "foil" thing is first. Anyone have more info on that?

      Loving the custom stuff going on here, looks really good! Oh, and my current mods are in the signature.
       
    10. Jon M

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      Today, I cleaned and conditioned all of the leather, with Lexol cleaner and conditioner. I also used Meguiar's 39 to remove the wax I got on the trim. It works well. As soon as they finish repaving my street, I'll wash it and hit the trim with Mother's Back to Black again.
       
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    11. CarsAndCaffeine

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      Replaced my third brake light with a blacked out one this weekend. Fits in much better with the black stripe I have.

      Was actually expecting an easier install....Didn't realize I'd have to remove the entire spoiler piece to get at the light :dunno:

      Comparison of lights:
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      And after install:
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      sorry for the crappy after install pic...I get better ones eventually
       
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      That was mentioned in another thread in this Forum.:D

      Peter
       
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      Drove to AZ and saw 2 nice explorers. One white with the lower black pieces painted to match, tinted, black wheels. The other a red xlt with led tag lights and led/hid lows and fogs. I like to see other explorers with personal touches on them. both 2011-2015.
       
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      Can you give us a photo with the new unit lit up?
       

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      What tire is that? nice...
       
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      Got WeatherTech trunk liner today!! Yay
       
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      Last week i added the Cargo Area Protector, for third row (BB5Z-6111600-BB).
      the BMC (RBP-005) is on its way. should be here thursday.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      I have the full OEM cargo area protector + the previous one I used in my MKT. It is a rectangular shape and covers the folded 2nd row perfectly when needed.:)

      Peter
       
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      I've changed the tire size on my 13 sport to :
      255/55r20 with no rubbing at all.
      just a little increase in body roll when hard cornering and of course better riding experience ;)

      NEXT : 2.25" lift kit in front 1.25" in the back
       
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      Welcome to the 5th gen Forum.:wave:
      That size is just slight over the accepted maximum diameter variance of 3% at 3.3%.

      Please complete your registration by adding the 2013 Sport to your profile so that it shows in the margin. Thank you.

      Peter
       
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      What I wanna know is.....Why has the "ModKing" been so quiet lately?.........something is brewing me thinks......
       
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      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Run out of $$$?
       
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      Over the past couple weekends, I tried my hand at plasti-dip. Results turned out pretty good IMO. I went for the "blacked-out" look. The best part is I can easily remove it all if I get tired of it.
      Dipped: Roof rails, door handles, lower door trim, grill chrome, rear Explorer chrome bar, Limited lettering, wheels.
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      AFTER:
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      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      The only issue I see is that your garage is waaay too clean.:D

      Peter
       
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      Chrome Tailpipes next?
       

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