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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. Jon M

    Jon M Elite Explorer

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    I'm thinking of doing mine black as well. I liked the red on my white Explorer with black rims, but on this one, I'm going entirely black or grey. The chrome delete is in progress; after Monday, all that will be left is the grill strips, and the chrome in the headlights (I'm not opening them and I'm not spending the money to replace them) though I'm leaving the Ford logos as is. That will leave me with getting the rims powder coated, which is going to run me about $800 by the time I rent a car for the 4 days it takes to get them done. I'm thinking about waiting until I need tires and just doing it all at once, so I don't have to worry about the tire shop screwing up the powder coating.
     
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  3. Rainlord

    Rainlord Elite Explorer

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    I have no idea on quality, but these headlights are black on the inside, and cost very little (compared to Ford originals). That seller has lots of versions of these.. tempting.
     
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  4. Jon M

    Jon M Elite Explorer

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    Well, my front door and third row OEM speakers have been replaced with Infinity Primus component woofer/tweeter in the front and Infinity Reference two way in the rear. The back doors will get done next week, when the correct speakers arrive; I somehow managed to order two front door sets instead. Those will also be Infinity Primus, but two way. Even with just the front, the difference was noticeable.
     
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  5. Eric F

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  6. 14-EXPLORER-548

    14-EXPLORER-548 New Member

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    TPMS sensors showed up Friday so I was able to get the wheels mounted up today. (Ignore all the bugs on the car)

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  7. Rainlord

    Rainlord Elite Explorer

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    Finally got around to installing the security LED. It's a silly little thing and I've honestly no idea where the factory puts it, but I felt like this was the best spot (easiest) where I'm the least likely to have to remove it when I play around with wires.

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  8. Jon M

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  9. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I'm sure the member will answer you on that but I would think putting any kind of tint, no matter how light, would reduce the amount of light and brightness of a clear lens. I'd be more concerned about the rear ones.

    Peter
     
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    14-EXPLORER-548 New Member

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    My headlights are not smoked. I pulled the clear lenses and painted the chrome inside. I did smoke the orange turn signal covers and reinstalled them. So to answer your question, no it does not seem to affect the brightness.
     
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  11. JimN'11

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    Just bought one!!!

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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Nice. Looks exactly like my first Explorer.:thumbsup:

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    Yes, I had mine smoked out. It does reduce the brightness a lot! Solution was to install HID and light bar for high beam.
     
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  14. SurrealOne

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    Getting this last blackout done this weekend. One of the first with the CA Digital plates.

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  15. Rainlord

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    Installed a DAB+ (digital radio) radio receiver/transmitter. We don't have Sirius in Europe, and all FM radio stations have been moving to digital the last few years. Easy to install, pain to hide the wiring. Opted to drill a hole in top of a vent and get a few other wires tucked away at the same time, and have them come out in corner of the vent.

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    B8F08AB6-0FEC-44D0-94DF-019D30724B85.jpeg 4FDC751A-4656-4AC6-BDB7-76B47A71C7BF.jpeg I just got back from Texas to find this pair of Steering Wheel shifter extensions in blk waiting for me. It was a 5 1/2 week wait. They are aluminum and come in 4 colors(blk,red,blue&grey). They are sold on eBay by global_drive. Thanks to jonnoriega for finding them and posting the pics and info. The second thing I did for my X is a 2018 Stanley Cup Champs magnet. CAPS!!! (Finally!!!)
     
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    ABC34ADE-1A1C-4CCD-9E23-E8E9E42356CA.jpeg A little bonus that came with the shifter extensions. I just found these little plastic stickers taped inside the middle of the box. They did not tell me about them l just happened to see a bump in the box as I was tossing it into the recycling bin.
     
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  18. SurrealOne

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    Happy Fathers day to all the members :)

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    Took my wife and daughter on our first trip to OC this weekend for the air show. Going there averaged 27.3mpg and on the way back in the heat with AC on the whole time and a ton of stop and go traffic, 25mpg. Very impressed given the car being loaded with all our stuff and everything.
     
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    Thanks and back at you.
     
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    You must have a steady and disciplined foot! What octane were you using? We did not go to O.C. but we went to St. Micheals. I did not pay attention to my gas mileage... my foot has not been too disciplined lately!:D
     

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