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What did you do to your 5th Gen today?

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

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    1. tysoneric

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      I had a bit of an issue with the right side sliding pin. What appears to be the paasenger air bag bracket was blocking it from sliding into the release position. It wouldn't budge for me. I ended up accidentally breaking that hole in the glove box assy, because I tried to see if I could do the cabin air filter change with just one side out. It certainly looks like someone had been down there before me: it was a bit chewed up before I started. With 50k mi on the '16 Ex that I ordered in 2015, I can't really explain the apparent damage. It makes me think you need to drop that air bag bracket before sliding the glove box pin out.
       
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    3. jonnoriega

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      Red vinyl wrapping done on the hood and back and got the rig washed today. Here's the finished look. Some say that I should do the top of my ride but I think that will be too much red since I've got the bottom trim done in red already. Thoughts?

      Next to be one is the Power Stop brake set. It's being delivered on 4/11 and installed 4/14.
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    4. Jon M

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      Well, today was fun...full Powerstop HD brake kit installed, and changed the center caps on the wheels from silver to black.

      Everything was fine until we went to connect the brake line to the last caliper, and found the threads in the hole damaged. We had to take the fronts off and reinstall the old ones until I can get a replacement caliper.

      I also went through almost 2 liters of fluid doing a complete flush. Some of that was lost to leakage while messing with the bad caliper.

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    5. jonnoriega

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      Damn! Let me know how it goes. I got mine coming in on the 11th and having installed on the 14rh.
       
    6. Jon M

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      I emailed Rock Auto last night, so I should hear from them tomorrow.
       
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      That’s where I ordered mine from! I hope I don’t have problems, too.
       
    8. Jon M

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      I don't think you have anything to worry about. They've already sent me a return label. I have to return both fronts since they're sold as a set, and then they'll send me replacements.
       
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      Today's mini adventure, new weatherstrip between the front and rear doors!

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    10. Halford1

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      During my oil regular oil change, transmission fluid and coolant were flushed and change, also. everything else looks good at 94,000 miles.
       
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      Where did you get the weather striping? Mine are bad and they need to be replaced too.
       
    12. jonnoriega

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      Some disappointing news as my PowerStop Brake System has been delayed and won't be delivered to me until 4/18 so I had to push the install out to 4/21. On another note, i've been looking at radar detectors for some time now and boy oh boy have they technologically advanced.

      After asking in differenct forums, doing my own research i decided to go with K40 Electornics RLS2 because of one huge factor and that was their advisor/consultant Brian. I barraged him with a million questions about radar detectors and their competitors and he answered every one of them truthfully never desparaging another brand and only talking highly of them.

      He gave me the features, advantages and benefits of the detectors they have as well as his competitors and I chose his because of his excellent customer service and the fact that they will pay for my ticket if i get one in 2 years using their product. Pretty impressive.

      I wanted to get an integrated one but didn't want to spend $1500 - $2500. This portable wasn't cheap neither nor was it outrageous.
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    13. Jon M

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      Almost stock...but with tinted windows......
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      Love the radar but also keep in mind most states now use Lidar and your Radar detector will do you no good. I paid over $400 for my ALP Lidar detector and it has saved me at least 4 tickets I also use a STir Radar Detector for some of the old school city's I might pass through. I had a Radar detector and got a $400 ticket and had no idea till I did a little more research. Turns out the officer was using a Lidar gun. The Radar Detector & Laser Jammer Forum - Welcome to the Radar Detector & Laser Jammer Forum Great forum with some great info. Best of luck and the ride is looking great like always.
       
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      Thanks, my friend. I’ve been consulting with friends of law enforcement and wanted to get the K40 system with laser diffusers but didn’t want to invest $2K into that.

      I use the Waze app and with the radar, I think I’ll be okay. I drive relatively smart and safe but every now and then like to hear my Borla exhaust growl and see what my tune can do on the highway. :p
       
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      I have these on my Tacoma. Cheaper than factory, but nothing to write home about.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      Please add the model year to your profile. Thanks.

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      Thanks. It's already on my profile.
       
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      It isn't showing in the margin. It just says Ford Explorer XLT which is all it shows in Year, Model & Trim Level: in your profile.
       
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      OOOH you're talking about me adding my Tacoma as well, right?
       
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      How did you color match the black plastic trim around the bottom? Wrap or paint? Can't tell if thats stock ruby red or if all the red is a wrap
       
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      When I first saw the Ex I thought it was totally repainted instead of being the OEM Ruby Red. Still not sure.

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      I wanted to share my $20 ebay shark fin antenna with everyone. I feel it’s a great comparison to the visual garage one for less than 1/4 the price. I haven’t noticed any reception loss with my normal FM stations. Sorry for the photo quality, I was trying to take them before dark.

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      Power Stop brake upgrade is complete! I love the red, and the improvement in stopping over the worn out standard duty brakes I had.
       
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