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asull85’s 2010 Explorer XLT

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by asull85, February 14, 2012.

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  1. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    It has been a while so I decided to give this a quick update. I removed the LED backup and license plate lights. The backup lights were bright but didn't project the light very well. The Ex also blew a catalytic converter so I replaced them with Magnaflow direct fit converters.
     
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  3. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Revived because I'm going to make mine look similar to yours and had a couple questions. :)

    Have you done anything to the suspension in this pic? Or is it from being in the driveway? It looks level and I know they aren't like that from the factory.
     
  4. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    It is the driveway. I haven't leveled it yet.
     
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    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thanks for the reply. The rig looks great!
     
  6. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    I haven't been around much lately so I figured I'd give an update. Truck mods have been put on hold (or so I thought) as my wife is 9 months pregnant with our second daughter. Looks like I'm getting new tires today :fire:

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    Ouch. Slashed? You should be able to get 4 treadwrights shipped to your door for ~$500 or less
     
  8. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    Yeah, someone slashed my two front tires and one of my neighbors. We have an idea of who might have done it. I thought about ordering online but I needed the tires today.
     
  9. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    I ended up getting a pair of Toyo Open Country AT2's. Now I get to fight with my insurance company to get them to pay for all 4 tires as they are a different tread pattern....
     
  10. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    This afternoon, I changed the light bulbs in the instrument cluster over to LED's. Two of the seven lights were out so I changed them all at once. Two are for the the speedometer, two for the tachometer, two for the turn signals and one for the cruise control. Changing them was surprisingly easy.
     
  11. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Happen to take pictures of the process? Can you take pics of it lit up tonight?
     
  12. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    I didn't take any pictures as it was about 20 degrees out but I'm planning on taking everything apart again tomorrow and writing a how-to post.

    Ask and you shall receive...

    LED instrument cluster
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    For reference, the climate controls. Which are also partially burnt out.
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  13. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thank you, sir. I may do this to mine, once they start to burn out.
     
  14. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    This weekend I removed the MW800 computer. It has slowly been dying. This morning I replaced it with a Panasonic Toughbook CF-19. So far so good! I also added a pair of switches to the center console.


    Here is the CF-19
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    The two switches. Left for the grille guard, right for the power supply to the CF-19 dock.
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  15. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    Added a roof basket this morning. It came with a pair of Hella 500's.

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  16. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    Rancho Quicklift struts installed. I got about a 2-2.25" lift.

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    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    I mounted the GoPro to the roof basket yesterday. This was one of my favorites of the day.

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    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Excellent shot and thanks for that write up! :thumbsup:
     
  20. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    I added an ARB Awning to my Ex this afternoon.
     

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    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    Some new photos of the Explorer

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