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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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  1. rok8man

    rok8man Elite Explorer

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    I saw the key blade on a YouTube video. They were showing how to replace the key fob batteries and yes... we have two per key fob. The key was in there. I also got a spare key that looks like a Valet key as well on a key ring. So keys everywhere for me.
     
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I have one of those 'valet' keys and all it will do is unlock/lock the door and the glovebox. Not really of any use to a Valet.:D I'm guessing it just a copy of the key blade found in the fob.

    Peter
     
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  4. SickSix

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    Hey all, been a member here for a couple years, but haven't visited in a long time because the wife had the Ex and I was driving the Fusion, so I was spending time on those forums. Now that we have switched vehicles back, I'm looking to make some upgrades.

    Planning to plasti-dip almost everything that isn't black this weekend (roof rack rails, door handles, rear Explorer trim, door trim, etc). I've heard people say something like "foiled the chrome inserts on the grill". I was thinking about dipping them, but wanted to find out what the "foil" thing is first. Anyone have more info on that?

    Loving the custom stuff going on here, looks really good! Oh, and my current mods are in the signature.
     
  5. Jon M

    Jon M Elite Explorer

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    Today, I cleaned and conditioned all of the leather, with Lexol cleaner and conditioner. I also used Meguiar's 39 to remove the wax I got on the trim. It works well. As soon as they finish repaving my street, I'll wash it and hit the trim with Mother's Back to Black again.
     
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  6. CarsAndCaffeine

    CarsAndCaffeine Elite Explorer

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    Replaced my third brake light with a blacked out one this weekend. Fits in much better with the black stripe I have.

    Was actually expecting an easier install....Didn't realize I'd have to remove the entire spoiler piece to get at the light :dunno:

    Comparison of lights:
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    And after install:
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    sorry for the crappy after install pic...I get better ones eventually
     
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  7. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    That was mentioned in another thread in this Forum.:D

    Peter
     
  8. dNyce LS

    dNyce LS New Member

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    Drove to AZ and saw 2 nice explorers. One white with the lower black pieces painted to match, tinted, black wheels. The other a red xlt with led tag lights and led/hid lows and fogs. I like to see other explorers with personal touches on them. both 2011-2015.
     
  9. cwescapexlt4x4

    cwescapexlt4x4 Explorin' the Desert SW Elite Explorer

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    Can you give us a photo with the new unit lit up?
     
  10. CarsAndCaffeine

    CarsAndCaffeine Elite Explorer

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  11. BayCrusher1628

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    What tire is that? nice...
     
  12. Chef-j

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    Got WeatherTech trunk liner today!! Yay
     
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  13. Montessa

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    Last week i added the Cargo Area Protector, for third row (BB5Z-6111600-BB).
    the BMC (RBP-005) is on its way. should be here thursday.
     
  14. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
    I have the full OEM cargo area protector + the previous one I used in my MKT. It is a rectangular shape and covers the folded 2nd row perfectly when needed.:)

    Peter
     
  15. lllCheetoSlll

    lllCheetoSlll New Member

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    I've changed the tire size on my 13 sport to :
    255/55r20 with no rubbing at all.
    just a little increase in body roll when hard cornering and of course better riding experience ;)

    NEXT : 2.25" lift kit in front 1.25" in the back
     
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  16. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome to the 5th gen Forum.:wave:
    That size is just slight over the accepted maximum diameter variance of 3% at 3.3%.

    Please complete your registration by adding the 2013 Sport to your profile so that it shows in the margin. Thank you.

    Peter
     
  17. Sgt1411

    Sgt1411 Elite Explorer

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    What I wanna know is.....Why has the "ModKing" been so quiet lately?.........something is brewing me thinks......
     
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  18. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Run out of $$$?
     
  19. SickSix

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    Over the past couple weekends, I tried my hand at plasti-dip. Results turned out pretty good IMO. I went for the "blacked-out" look. The best part is I can easily remove it all if I get tired of it.
    Dipped: Roof rails, door handles, lower door trim, grill chrome, rear Explorer chrome bar, Limited lettering, wheels.
    BEFORE:
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    AFTER:
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  20. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The only issue I see is that your garage is waaay too clean.:D

    Peter
     
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  21. Sgt1411

    Sgt1411 Elite Explorer

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    Chrome Tailpipes next?
     






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