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What did you do to your 5th Gen today?

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by ibmike, March 17, 2014.

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      Installed black door handles and the "metal wrap around plate" things from China. See this post for a quick writeup/review. Interestingly the black door handles "rubber inset" is much thinner than it is on the chrome ones, so I transferred them over as they otherwise look exactly the same. But without those, the handle(s) had quite a gap on the right side. Not sure why this would be different between models if that's the case...

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      [​IMG] Here's my emblems. I like them because they are subtle unlike a sticker.:salute:
       
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      Welcome top the Forum Jeff.:wave:
      I don't see any picture.

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      I've tried several different ways, even uploading to Facebook and adding to my media, but it keeps refusing. The original pic was linked to Google Photos but that obviously doesn't work. Tried looking for help in the menus and found nothing. I even searched How to post photos" in the forums and nothing that even resembled an answer. Sorry I'm at a loss....
       
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      I know that many members have posted photos in some way. If you takeout a $20 Elite membership you can post directly from your device and the picture is saved on the Forum's servers. That is what I do so I'm not really familiar with an other way. I think I recall some members using Tinypic. There is also an "Image" icon in the post toolbar.

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      If you right click the icon and select " open image in new tab " it shows your picture. No problems for me.
       
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      I know that many forums limit what you can post until you get to a set amount of posts. Pictures are usually the type of thing that is limited until you get something like 10 posts in. I don't know if this forum does that though.
       
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      Now you just need to get that chrome and the silver on the roof rack wrapped in black vinyl! :D Or painted. Have you done anything with the grill?
       
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      Is the icon you refer to the black square with beside it? If so, I don't get the option to "open image in new tab" or anything similar.

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      I'm using Chrome and it has a little blue/green icon with [​IMG]
       
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      Okay I got it. I used Chrome this time I got a different looking icon like you described and was able to get to the photo. Thanks.

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      Haha, yeah, if there was anyone over here that did that kind of stuff I might consider it. I'll have to look into it :)

      The grille is plastidipped, but I'm toying with the idea of switching to the black sports grille if I can find it for a decent price, as pressure washing the front is slowly eating up at the plastidip..
       
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      I guess it depends on what you consider 'decent'. They're over $600 here. I'm looking at going with the black PIU grill that's just like ours, but has black in place of the chrome. I can pull that off for a lot less.
       
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      That sounds interesting, I don't think I've taken a closer look at that. I just looked on ebay but came up with little. Do you have a part number for that one?

      Edit: Is it this one?
       
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      Yes, along with Lower Molding - Ford (BB5Z-8200-BB) | TascaParts and Upper Molding - Ford (BB5Z-8200-AB) | TascaParts

      I was just looking at this further, and now I'm not sure that it would be less expensive. There's a Sport grill on eBay for $589.

      Our grill has a mounting panel, that it and the moldings snap into. I have not figured out how to remove the grill and moldings from the mounting panel without breaking anything, so a new mounting panel is required. Or a Dremel and a lot patience as you cut all of the tabs off.

      The mounting panel is around $150, the moldings are another $150, and the grill is $350 or more. That Sport grill looks like it comes with the mounting panel already attached. If it does, then it's definitely less expensive. Even if it doesn't, and you choose to cut the tabs and reuse the mounting panel, it's a pretty minimal difference.
       
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      That follows my line of thought as well, as when I had my grille off I couldn't even get the upper & lower moldings off. I figure it's easier to replace the entire thing with the mounting panel. Ah well, It'll have to sit on the TODO list for a while I think :)
       
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      That grille is listed for $370.87 here; AutoNation Ford White Bear Lake | Parts & Accessories
      Also, the upper and lower moldings that Jon mentioned are cheaper on AutoNation. The pair would save you a whopping $2.69.:)
      The 2013 Sport grille; Grille & Components for 2013 Ford Explorer | Auto Nation Ford White Bear Lake

      Peter
       
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      Thanks Peter. That part # is the one without the backing, so in the end it's probably hard to get a bargain on the whole set. Sometimes I think Ford runs a random number generator on certain parts ;)
       
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      Here's what i did today!

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      Not sure I see it, what did you do? Rubber scuff protector?
       
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      No, the "3.5L TWIN TURBO" badge has been added.
       
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      Seem to be coming pretty popular now but finally installed my flag decals on my back side windows. I'm a big fan of the look personally. Also fully detailed my car and got some decent pics!
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      So far...JDM led fog lamp bulbs, Sylvania led reverse bulbs, Black with dark grey Ford overlays on the emblems, Black Sport on tailgate, Black Ecobeast on tailgate, Sport redline rear center console, Redline gas struts for the hood, AEM drop in filter, JLT catch can (replaced the hoses with fuel grade).....the exhaust tips are currently being powder coated super mirror black
       
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      hi.. could you send the part details for illuminated ford logo and store where to find them?. am also interested on the location of the switches you have placed.
       

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