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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. bogieb

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      Johnnoriega: I gotta admit at first glance I wasn't a fan of the red wheels but watching the video, especially at the angle around 0:34 (and the following walk around), they look great. I think it is the exact side view shot that mislead me into my original impression.

      14Explorer548: I think the purple would be great and your wife would love it in the end.
       
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    3. Ryant35

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      I pealed off my failed plastidip attempt and and repainted the my chrome trunk strip.
      Much better this time. Don't mind my dusty finger prints.
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    4. jhu8

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      You can a slight bit of wire where it's plugged in but otherwise that's it.

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    5. jonnoriega

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      Nice job!


      Here’s my set up with the radar detector. On the right side I have a Cobra85HD dash cam (front and rear).

      Both installed for me for $85.
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      You can see both in through the windshield.
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    6. 14-EXPLORER-548

      14-EXPLORER-548 Elite Explorer

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      That’s what I’m hoping for. All my tires should be here by Thursday. However, my TPMS sensors are showing Monday. So it might be another week before they are mounted.
       
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    7. Rainlord

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      Painted two out of four calipers in glossy black. I was debating between matte & glossy, but figured if I don't like it I can always paint them over. There's far too many red calipers where I live so I didn't want to go that route. Maybe I'll accent paint something later. I also spray painted the center hub matte black with high-temp paint as it rusts incredibly fast (after steel brushing them and cleaning them properly). I didn't want to touch the inner hub so I left it as is. It's not visible anyway. Two more to go. It's a slow process...

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    8. Jon M

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      I'm thinking of doing mine black as well. I liked the red on my white Explorer with black rims, but on this one, I'm going entirely black or grey. The chrome delete is in progress; after Monday, all that will be left is the grill strips, and the chrome in the headlights (I'm not opening them and I'm not spending the money to replace them) though I'm leaving the Ford logos as is. That will leave me with getting the rims powder coated, which is going to run me about $800 by the time I rent a car for the 4 days it takes to get them done. I'm thinking about waiting until I need tires and just doing it all at once, so I don't have to worry about the tire shop screwing up the powder coating.
       
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    9. Rainlord

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      I have no idea on quality, but these headlights are black on the inside, and cost very little (compared to Ford originals). That seller has lots of versions of these.. tempting.
       
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    10. Jon M

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      Well, my front door and third row OEM speakers have been replaced with Infinity Primus component woofer/tweeter in the front and Infinity Reference two way in the rear. The back doors will get done next week, when the correct speakers arrive; I somehow managed to order two front door sets instead. Those will also be Infinity Primus, but two way. Even with just the front, the difference was noticeable.
       
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    11. Eric F

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    12. 14-EXPLORER-548

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      TPMS sensors showed up Friday so I was able to get the wheels mounted up today. (Ignore all the bugs on the car)

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    13. Rainlord

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      Finally got around to installing the security LED. It's a silly little thing and I've honestly no idea where the factory puts it, but I felt like this was the best spot (easiest) where I'm the least likely to have to remove it when I play around with wires.

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    14. Jon M

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    15. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I'm sure the member will answer you on that but I would think putting any kind of tint, no matter how light, would reduce the amount of light and brightness of a clear lens. I'd be more concerned about the rear ones.

      Peter
       
    16. 14-EXPLORER-548

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      My headlights are not smoked. I pulled the clear lenses and painted the chrome inside. I did smoke the orange turn signal covers and reinstalled them. So to answer your question, no it does not seem to affect the brightness.
       
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    17. JimN'11

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      Just bought one!!!

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      Nice. Looks exactly like my first Explorer.:thumbsup:

      Peter
       
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      Yes, I had mine smoked out. It does reduce the brightness a lot! Solution was to install HID and light bar for high beam.
       
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      Getting this last blackout done this weekend. One of the first with the CA Digital plates.

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      Installed a DAB+ (digital radio) radio receiver/transmitter. We don't have Sirius in Europe, and all FM radio stations have been moving to digital the last few years. Easy to install, pain to hide the wiring. Opted to drill a hole in top of a vent and get a few other wires tucked away at the same time, and have them come out in corner of the vent.

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      B8F08AB6-0FEC-44D0-94DF-019D30724B85.jpeg 4FDC751A-4656-4AC6-BDB7-76B47A71C7BF.jpeg I just got back from Texas to find this pair of Steering Wheel shifter extensions in blk waiting for me. It was a 5 1/2 week wait. They are aluminum and come in 4 colors(blk,red,blue&grey). They are sold on eBay by global_drive. Thanks to jonnoriega for finding them and posting the pics and info. The second thing I did for my X is a 2018 Stanley Cup Champs magnet. CAPS!!! (Finally!!!)
       
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      ABC34ADE-1A1C-4CCD-9E23-E8E9E42356CA.jpeg A little bonus that came with the shifter extensions. I just found these little plastic stickers taped inside the middle of the box. They did not tell me about them l just happened to see a bump in the box as I was tossing it into the recycling bin.
       
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      Happy Fathers day to all the members :)

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      Took my wife and daughter on our first trip to OC this weekend for the air show. Going there averaged 27.3mpg and on the way back in the heat with AC on the whole time and a ton of stop and go traffic, 25mpg. Very impressed given the car being loaded with all our stuff and everything.
       
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