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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. Eject

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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.
     
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  3. 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:

    Peter
     
  4. 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.

    [​IMG]
     
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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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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome to the Forum blockhard.:wave:

    Peter
     
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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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    The easiest way to post pictures is by taking out a $20 Elite membership which allows you to post directly from your device and also supports the Forum. The other method is to find a 3rd party hosting site but those pictures then will not be saved on the Forum's servers and as you can see when scrolling through this thread, they have a habit of disappearing which is very frustrating.
    I'm not sure what you meant in another post about a sensor in the middle. I'm not aware of one in that location. Are you perhaps referring to the front camera/washer?

    Peter
     
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    Size / Brand of the light bar?
    do you have photos of the mounting?
    did you have to remove bumper?
     
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    Here's what I found looking at his posts;
    (EDIT: Links provided here are no longer valid)
    There are no pictures that I've been able to find.

    Peter
     
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    Has anyone put a led light bar on a2016/17 explorer? I want to put one on mine, but don't want to take the grille out. The shutters block a way to run the wire in front of the radiator.
     
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    Can definitely recommend this one. I posted pictures of install + in action in case someone else is interested.
     






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