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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. dNyce LS

      dNyce LS New Member

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      Drove it on the highway (SoCal highway 15) with 2 other random explorers (both 5th gen, one modded, one stock)
       
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    3. dhorsfield

      dhorsfield Elite Explorer

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      I got bored and turned this:
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      Into this:

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      The left side will need to be redone, but the right is perfect.
       
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      I was originally going to go 18s as I do like a larger sidewalk on my winter tires. And it usually comes with some savings too. But when I priced out 18s and oem sized 20s, the cost wasn’t far off. Happy I went with the 20s. They look better in person. Now time to take the oem sport wheels down to get powder coated. I do not like the two tone colors in the stock wheels. But I actually really like the design of the oem split 5 spoke.
       
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    5. dhorsfield

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      Post pics after powder coating. I am in the same boat and like the rim but not two tone.
       
    6. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I've used 18" Winters on my last to vehicles in place of the OEM 20" and in my opinion they give the vehicle a little better ride due to the additional flex in the sidewalls. A narrower tread is also preferred especially if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow.

      Peter
       
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      Okay did something.... got a little do-noc vinyl happy. Trying to figure out if I like it. Still a work in progress. Flame the idea like the idea, offer suggestions I am cool with it. Just don’t be vulgar please. The vinyl is carbon fiber. Not sure I am gonna keep the red stripe unless I can tie some more red into the look. I may just take it off.

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    8. SurrealOne

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      I like it BUT the red takes away from the very clean black and white look.
       
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    9. Eltee

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      Like the black, not crazy about the red.

      Neat looking install.
       
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    10. Eltee

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      Taking my 2013 back to the dealer for a year end checkup at their suggestion (yes, I know).

      While there, I want to see if they'll delete the DRLs and program the Dark Car option (does not light up when stopping option). Sometimes the shop guys are pretty literal when I ask for specific, non customary changes. So, when I go in for the checkup and want these things "programmed" into my car do I ask something like this?

      "Please hook up the Exp to Forscan and delete DRL option and enable Dark Car option"

      Or, will they look at me as if I'm a Martian?

      Also, anything specific I should ask them to check while they have it? 80k or so miles on it, bought it in February from this dealer.

      THANKS
       
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      LT don't say Forscan to the dealer they aren't fond of aftermarket software that messes with the vehicle components.

      Its the Ford VCM II IDS that they will use to disable/enable what you want.
       
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      Yeah I agree... I took the red off... think I will wrap the chrome trim on doors too. Need to paint the handles. Keep the storm trooper scheme going
       
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      I was going to say the same about the red, good move by taking it off.
      I like the idea of the carbon fiber on the plastic pieces(door trim and around the back corner). They get scratched relatively easily and the CF wrap should eliminate that.
       
    14. Jon M

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      You just have to hope that they know how. I asked the dealer here for a couple of things, and they told me it wasn't possible. Downloaded Forscan, bought the cable, and all but one are done. Sometimes they just don't know how.
       
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      The red might have worked if it went full length, from the windshield back.

      Don't forget the roof rack rails, and the grill if you haven't done it!
       
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      That's why I wanted to know precisely what to tell the service rep to do. :)
       
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      Uploaded the 93 tune from Unleashed Tuning last night as well as installed a 3 bar map sensor and AEM drop in air filter. What a huge difference! Night and day! Shifts are so much smoother as well and huge increase in power!
       
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      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Welcome new 'EF Vendor'. Nice to have you aboard in a new capacity.:salute:

      Peter
       
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      Thank you!
       
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      Nice to have you guys! Any of you work for any NASCAR teams? You're right there in the heart of the shops.
       
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      New EGR Running Boards

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