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5th Gen Explorer With LED Light Bar

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by shooterSVT, August 22, 2014.

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  1. jonnoriega

    jonnoriega Elite Explorer

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    Does anybody know what kind of light bar this Explorer has? The one underneath the front grille? I've been searching the web and am not finding it. I want this!!! Any help would be appreciated.
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    I bet any single row led bar would work. Looks very slim. Maybe something like this

    https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...off-road-led-light-bars-54w-5000-lumens/3771/

    This is what I wanna get. I hope it fits with the Setina push bumper on it's way.

    http://www.rigidindustries.com/led-lighting/22001
     
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    Hey, I went to a body shop and they said the lower grill panel can't pop out forward....the whole bumper needs to come off? WTF
     
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    How are these wired to the interior to toggle on and off? Did you add a switch or link them to an existing setting/button? If new switch, pics?
     
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    Over the weekend I placed an order for a 2017 Explorer Sport. It's a big departure from the dozen or so VW's I've owned.

    I have a thing for lighting and I live in the country. I'm considering mounting a LED light bar behind the slit in the front bumper below the grille. But that may be dependant on how effective the headlights are.

    I'd like to see what you guys are doing for auxiliary lighting on your Explorers.
     
  8. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
    Your thread was merged with this one on "lightbars".
    As for headlights, I travel country roads and find the OEM lighting more than adequate. Some owners of 2016/17 models have added LED in place of the high beam Halogen lights. There are threads on that and other lighting mods as well. The Forum has a very handy 'Search' feature (upper right) that can be very helpful in finding those existing threads. It may take a little practice to use it to its full capability. Good luck and happy modding.:thumbsup:

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  9. One2nine

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    My only concern for adding a single row under the grille is air flow blockage to the cooler. I imagine you could mock something up and monitor your IAT's and see if they fluctuate. I had a single row bar that fit perfectly in that spot but opted to put it on my side by side.
     
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    Hi all! Had this roughcountry LED light installed on the lower grill area. Toggle switch is on the dash.

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    Thanks, appreciate it!

    I added a toggle under the dash that allows for an easy on/off... it's nothing special, just a standard switch that came with the lightbar.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum blockhard.:wave:

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    You're right, it was the 30" - not sure why I thought it was the 42". For the lights, I had them do a matte clear automotive paint over them.
     
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    Thanks the matte finish on the tail-lights look great.

    Were the brakes also something custom or off the self? I cant find a decent big brake upgrade.
     
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    It's a custom Baer set up that uses their calipers, rotors and hats, I had to have brackets fabricated to make them work.
     
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    What size is the cree bar and where exactly did you mount it behind the bumper?

    Looks awesome!
     
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    I believe the opening is 23"-24"
     
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    Afternoon everyone need an assist. Have a new 2017 explorer sport getting hail damage fixed and new 2 tone paint. Guy says he will install light bar for free seeing how everything is apart. I need help on where to put them. Looks like a thick one can go in lower valance but what fits closer to grill with what i think is a sensor center of opening.
     
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    Probably need more explanation and pics of what you are talking about?...
     
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    How do you attach a pic?
     

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