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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. jonnoriega

      jonnoriega Elite Explorer

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      I wonder if the same calipers will work? I'm blaming autoanything.com because they steered me to the wrong set. Again, I'm calling first thing tomorrow if not Monday to get this corrected.
       
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    3. Jon M

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      The bigger pads definitely won't fit in those calipers. Not front or rear. You'd have to redo the entire thing.
       
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    4. jonnoriega

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      Stay tuned, I’ll let you know what happens. Going to ask them to make it right.
       
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      Fitted the front grille LED light bar.
      Set up to work with Hi beam..
       
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      Ca you share what type of Led bar and length you have?

      Thanks in advance...
       
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      I did buy the light on Chinese taobao website.
      It it about 30 inches long...
      Curved to fit the grille.
      Comes with remote control that I end up not installing.
      Got it hooked up with a relay to hi beam.
      Cost was about 85 USD for the kit.


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      Excellent... Thanks...
       
    9. jonnoriega

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      @Jon M correct brakes on the way. After a long arduous back and forth, we settled for right in the middle so we're both satisfied.

      But in the meanwhile, I changed the wrap on my ride and had it done right with Paul and his team at Crown Customs & Coatings in Elk Grove, IL.
       
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      Jonnoriega, I really like the new flat black wrap which makes for a great touch. For me the previous red accents on the center hood and rear hatch section was a wee bit too much. The smaller red stripes accent the flat black perfectly and is very well done!
       
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      Amazon roof rack cross bars. Roof storage basket is next.
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      Just keep in mind the 100 lb. limit.
       
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      Maybe I am wrong but he has no sunroof, might be more like 150 - 200 lb.
       
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      I think it’s the same with all.
       
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      Sunroof limit is like 45lbs or something equally useless.
       
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      I used a Thule Coffin from Chicago, IL to Sarasota, FL and back. I have a '16 Platinum with dual sun/moon roofs. I had 90 lbs in it with no problems at all.

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      Removed my Sport and Ecoboost emblems today. Recently I swapped to black Ford emblems, changed reverse lights to LED, and rear turn signals to red LEDs. Also put in some LED bumper reflectors. Looking to remove the exhaust trim pieces and dip them black, or have them wrapped black. Also going to be deleting the roof rack soon as I source the parts, and put the H&R springs on w/Ineterceptor struts when I Get the time.
       
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      @jonnoriega - Admittedly I didn't know how I felt about the full red racing stripes however the more I looked at it the more I started liking it. Very Mustang GT'ish, which is not always pulled off well on an SUV. That said... the new, more subtle variation is a great look and a good compromise, styling wise.
       
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      That’s where I got the inspiration from. @Eric F pulled up a mustang pic and I loved it.

      The great thing about wrap, you can easily remove it. I just wanted a different look.
       
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      Oddly enough, there was no distinction between having a moonroof or no moonroof in the 2013 Manual. Load limit is 100 lbs. distributed evenly on the crossbars.

      Peter
       
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      I washed my engine and installed new weather striping between the doors.
       
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      jonnoriega, I really like the satin black mustang stripes on your ex, good choice. I have been thinking about doing that to mine for a future project but I can’t make up my mind between satin black or magnetic met since all of my trim & rims are magnetic met. Thanks for the inspiration! Btw too bad that SRT photo bombed you!
       
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      LOL. Thanks, man. I love vinyl wrapping my ride. You can always change it up later.

      Post photos of your ride if and when you do it. I would love to check it out!
       
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      Today the new one got it's first leather cleaning and conditioning. Tomorrow it's back to the dealer to check a couple of things, then Wednesday will be the first clay bar treatment and waxing, along with blacking out the roof rack rails, and maybe the grill, if I have time. If not, the grill will get done next week.
       
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