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    1. rollingdj

      rollingdj New Member

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      Hey everybody! I was doing an online search for some help on modifying my vehicle and I came across this site. Needless to say it's a pretty great site! I used to own a green 1993 Explorer. Bought it for $500, put a few grand total over the years to keep her running, and installed a banging sound system in it. Unfortunately, it grew to have a couple serious problems and I was getting sick of fixing it so I sold it for a mere $300 :( the sound system was worth way more than that by leaving the aftermarket stereo/speakers/wiring in it! I bought a 2007 Saab 9-3 and thought I was going to rock that till I died but my dad bought a new car and sold me his black 1999 Explorer for dirt cheap. So now I have 2 cars and I've ALWAYS wanted to pimp that black 1999 Explorer and i'm almost complete with doing so. The modifications so far have been:
      +replaced chrome grille assembly with a custom made black grille and stainless steel billet
      +replaced headlight assembly with LED HALO projector headlights
      +replaced antenna with short black antenna
      +30% tints driver/pass side
      +5% tints wrap around
      +repainted roof rack
      +painted rear grey plastic and chrome quarter pieces in black
      +painted grey trunk plastic strip black
      +painted top of rear bumper black
      +painted rims black
      +blacked out tail lights
      +removed rear make/model decals
      +installed a Kenwood 6" touchscreen dvd player, Alpine 5x7 interior speakers with an Alpine component amp, and 2 JL 10" subs with a 500w rms JL monoblock amp.

      Near future modifications will be:
      +painting front bumper piece and rear bumper black
      +blacking out fog lamps
      +installing a green underbody LED light kit
      +chroming the exhaust tip
      +installing a cold air intake system

      I will upload pics next week as soon as I finish painting the front bumper and fog lights. If you have any suggestions on other modifications I could do (especially performance wise) or anything else please feel free to respond. Thanks.
       
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    3. BrooklynBay

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      Thanks! I'll be finishing up painting it tomorrow so pics will soon follow.
       
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      OK, so here are the pics. All work was done by myself minus installing the sound system and tints. Original styling included: Grey plastic front bumper, rear trim, D/P side upper quarter panels. Chrome accents on fog lamps, door trim, D/P side lower quarter panels, rear bumper, and stock grille assembly. These areas were painted with Plasti Dip. There will be more modifications later as this is a working project.
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