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Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by tektoo2, February 18, 2016.

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  1. tektoo2

    tektoo2 Member

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    Stolen from the 3rd Gen forum:...

    Post up pics of your X's in whatever state you have it in. Modded, Stock, or in-between. Let see 'em


    Here's mine that I've just started with. got it in August last year...
    '13 XLT

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    cwescapexlt4x4 Explorin' the Desert SW Elite Explorer

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    My previous 13 XLT 4x4 (up at Crown King, AZ)
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    Looking good. What tires and size you have on?? Also did you lower the truck???

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    Nice! which sharkfin did you get?
     
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    Thanks man, appreciate it.

    Tires Parada Spec X 295/45/20 - Love them.
    Rims 20x10.5
    Lowered on HR (flex springs)

     
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    Here is my 14' XLT,
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    How much did it lower it? Change in ride? That much bumpier or no?
     
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    Thanks ! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    visualgarage.com

     
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    Thanks Buddy... What you think of lowering the Ex with the HR Springs and leaving the 20" stock rims??? maybe putting wider tires but I have my doubts because i love the 10.5 wheels. make it look great with the truck.
     
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    Surprisingly the ride quality was not really compromised much at all. I have lowered on H&R in the past and it was pretty bumpy. I would do it again, rides great still!

     
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    Here is stock with the springs on, still looked good. However, tires were sunk in too far, stance was not wide enough with the factory setup. Definitely would have needed a decent sized spacer.

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    I had 22" on order, then backed out. Would have had to run a 30 series tire and didn't want to have a low profile side wall like that, would have rode like crap too. I love the 10.5 width, +45 offset. Gives a real nice concave look, looks meaty and aggressive leaving a thicker side wall too and it handles like a champ.

     
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    You are the man. Great pics for comparison. And you are right it looks good with the stock rims lowered but the 10.5 really makes a difference but that clears out my doubts. One step at a time (Springs and then rims and tires).

    Thanks again for clearing my doubts out.
     
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    Springs first always! Gotta get rid of that wheel gap first, then worry about the shoes :)

     
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    Their site is under construction :( do they come pre-painted? Hows the reception from it. do you find that it affects SiriusXM?

    About to pull the trigger on this because the stick antenna is in the way when carrying my canoe on top. Any insight would be awesome!

    Thanks again!
    Ted


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    Never mind I found my answer...lol
    Thanks again. Going to get this ASAP!
     
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    AM reception is not good even in the city. I only listen to one (all news) for the weather. Out of the city forget it. Doesn't bother me. Got it to clear the sprinkler system in my condo underground, plus looks way better. Can't understand how Ford brought out the new Ex, and put an antenna on it, while other brands had the Shark Fin for years. Antennas are so dated!

     
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    I mainly only listen to XM as i hate commercial radio...lol

    so if the recept is good for that i'm all in.

    Thanks!
     






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