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My blacked out Explorer

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by jpit11, June 1, 2014.

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  1. jonnoriega

    jonnoriega Elite Explorer

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    IMG_0793.JPG Nice ride. You know once you go black... here's my 2016 Platinum. Tints are a little too dark. I just drove 500+ miles to Fargo, ND. With fog lights, I can see fine but a little too dark. I already called the place that did it for me and they're going to remove the film for me. I can probably do it myself, but it's too damned cold up here. :p

    The back lights are fine. Thanks @supr squirrel for the mention.

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  3. jonnoriega

    jonnoriega Elite Explorer

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    Here's mine. I don't know what percentage it is but I'd say don't do it or have it done with the lightest tint possible.

    With fog lights, my visibility is okay but alone it's not good. Not bad either but not good. So, this was a failed experiment although the car looks bad ass

    I have the shop that did it removing it when I arrive home next week.
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  4. ECF

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    What are the specs of your wheels and tires Jonnoriega?
     
  5. jonnoriega

    jonnoriega Elite Explorer

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    I got the wheels and tires as inspiration from @ken60631 and @14ExplorerNC. The tires are Yokohama Parada Spec X 295/45 R20.

    The wheels are Velgen VMB6 20 x 10.5" (45mm off set) out of FL (the other guys have VMB5). They were $1950 + shipping but they gave it to me for $1750 including shipping. They should fit perfectly on your Explorer.

    Also, I would recommend lowering it for the full effect with H&R Lowering Springs from Livernois also thanks to @ken60631 . http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/product/LPP303102)

    They're a little stiffer so the handling feels sportier but the ride is extremely comfortable. I'm in sales and drive for a living. I just drove 550+ miles from Chicago to Fargo, ND today and no complaints... the heated massage seats in my Platinum helped a little :p

    Sorry to ramble. I hope this helps!
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  6. Sgt1411

    Sgt1411 Elite Explorer

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    Thats one of the best looking rigs on this forum, well done!!!!

    I know "blackout" or "monochromatic" isnt everyones cup of tea but I love that look. Those wheels look superb in black.

    That front end shot is the best.
     
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  7. jonnoriega

    jonnoriega Elite Explorer

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    The look is called "MURDERED OUT". Love this look. Well done, my friend.
     
  8. way2far

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    Some great looking blacked out Explorers here!

    Quick question: On 2011-2015 Limiteds, is the grill painted in Tuxedo black as well or is it a normal gloss black? I have a black XLT and am thinking of spraying the grill, door handles, rear gate chrome bar and side chrome strips in Tuxedo black but wondering how it will look. Am also thinking of spraying the 20" polished aluminum wheels black as well (not Tuxedo, just a high gloss).

    Thanks everyone. Just getting some ideas.

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  9. Realdeal76

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    What did you use or do to get your tail lights darkened like that? I think that looks so awesome.
     
  11. Eric F

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    In post #40 above, @supr squirrel lists a few different ways to go about tinting tail lights, including the method used by @jonnoriega.
     
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    I have a xlt and I would like to remove all the chrome pieces (lift gate, all 4 doors) is there any write up on how to?

    I also want to paint the 2 gray pieces in the front and rear bumper but imInot sure if they can be removed without taking the whole bumpers apart.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  13. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    ^^ Your thread was merged with this one. There are a few others on 'blacking out' certain items. You can use the 'Search' feature to find those threads.

    Peter
     
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    Very nice! How Ford should have offered the Explorer "Black package" in the first place... LOL.
     
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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome to the Forum.:wave:

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  16. Ron Bumpus

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    Ebay has the factory wheels in either Black Chrome and or Gloss Black. I am waiting on my gloss black for the 2017 Sport.
    Detroit Wheel will also do exchanges so black powdercoating / black cap black locks/lugs under 900.00 with shipping 2 way
     
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    Pictures when you get them installed, please.

    I loved my 14 Sport black OEM wheels, the 17 OEM Sport wheels with grey painted pockets completely destroyed the blacked out theme the Sport was known for.

    Why tint the front and rear lenses, black out all the chrome and then give the vehicle grey wheels?

    I was told it was done just as a freshening, I hate them.
     
  18. Ron Bumpus

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    Sgt1411 Elite Explorer

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    Those wheels look really good I actually thought about doing that, or just painting the ugly grey pockets.

    What was the process?

    Plasticoat?
     
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    Ron Bumpus...20% tint up front?
     

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