Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by Aggunner, July 31, 2011.
Does anyone know what size lights fit the ares bull bar?
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Hey all -
I have a 2013 Explorer XLT 4WD 3.5L NA. I've been checking around and manufacturers, such as Setina, are saying that their push bars will not fit my vehicle . . . so, I wanted to reach out and get some verification from the community and see if this is total BS or not. I see from some of the posts what look like XLT trim levels that do have push bars. Setina's reasoning was that, on my specific vehicle, it would restrict airflow to the engine because it is NA and not Ecoboost. Other manufacturers give the reason of their product mounts specifically for law enforcement vehicles. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
Setina will mount to your vehicle just fine with no hardware/design issues. However having said that the XLT may have the adaptive cruise control which a push bumper will interfere with. This is discussed a lot in this thread.
Thank you for the info! Really appreciate it. No, I don't have ACC, so I should be good to go. I wonder if the manufacturers are saying their products won't fit to avoid any kind of liability . . . . oh well. No biggie. Looks like I'm ordering one! Thanks again!
Welcome to the Forum.
Good luck with the project.
Good luck! Let us know how it goes and dont forget to add some pics!
Project complete! I decided on a Go Rhino push bumper. Lower cost and quicker delivery date. I also added Philips Daylight 4 DRLs. While the bumper cover was off, I replaced a broken fog light assembly and add LED bulbs to them. Good times. The Explorer needs a bath, but here are some pics, as requested. Thanks again for the bumper advice and thanks to the forums for the other mod ideas. Much appreciated.
Where is the best place to get the Setina PB-400 Push Bar ?
You can buy direct from Setina....they are in Washington State.
It blocks ACC so I hope your Sport doesn't have it.
Looking for a "deer Rack" to protect the front of the vehicle. Any suggestions?
Not sure what that is. I've never heard the term in describing what you're looking for. Is it like a bush guard or push bumper?
I thought the OP wanted something to put a deer on his explorer, after he shot it.
Yep, with the roof rack limitations I thought that he wanted a way to haul home that 200lb buck that he plans to shoot.
But I am sure that he wants a brush or push bar, but if he is worried about hitting a deer he would need one that goes across the whole front end.
Sorry for not describing it properly. But the word "front" in my description might have given a hint?? Ok, what do you call it? Brush rack? The bars that go on the front of the vehicle to protect it if we hit a deer
I got the "front" part and that is why I asked before merging your thread with this one. Good luck and Happy New Year.
Anyone have suggestions that covers the whole front of the explorer (2017)
On the '17 I am hearing that anything, like a push bar, that blocks the sensors will cause an issue.
I have a Setina push bar PB400 with Whelan white strobes, and controller, built into the top bar and round driving lights mounted on the lower bracket. See photos earlier in this thread. It is for sale, but located in the US Virgin Islands. The car was written off after rodents ate the air bags and wiring. I only have the aluminum main structure available. The mounting hardware should be readily available from Setina. Make an offer.
I suppose that could very well be Scott. Prior to the front sensors being added in 2016, the main concern was blocking the Adaptive Cruise Control radar unit.
That's a bummer
I am seriously considering a "Safari" vs. push bar for my Ex. I had one on my 2005 Explorer Sport Trac mainly for off road protection and to mount my two PIAA auxiliary lights.
I want to keep it low profile and not lose any front end ground clearance. I am looking at the Westin Contour Safari bar. It comes in black powdered coated steel or shiny stainless steel. I live on the coast so the stainless steel is appealing but I'd probably plastic-dip paint it black to keep it lower profile. I don't have front sensors or cameras, etc.
Does anyone have one on their Ex? Has anyone plastic-dip painted a stainless steel bar? How is the durability?
Here's a pic from Westin of the Safari Bar on an Ex with lights (but not the style I might choose). The second pic shows that there is no loss of ground clearance which was on of my preferences.
Searched this thread for "Westin" and came up with this;
Saw that. The ones I'm looking at are smaller diameter tubing and lower profile.
I'm wondering if a brush guard, grille guard, bull bar, push bar etc., would interfere with the front sensors used for parking and adaptive cruise (or any other features)?
I tried searching the forum, but didn't find a definitive answer.
I really want to add one, but the wife relies on the features that might be affected.
Thanks in advance.
2017 Explorer Platinum
Check out posts 49 and 51 for the answers.