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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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  3. fjc2

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    Thanks for your support I hope you are enjoying the tune from us. We have had such success with these explorer sports and rest of ecoboost world. Thanks again everyone and if you need anything reach out to us at 313-561-5500 ext 126 my name is Jake
     
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    Spent a few hours reading this entire thread looking at all the great things you have all done. Now I have plenty of ideas for my new to me 2015 XLT.
     
  6. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome to the Forum Rob.:wave:
    Now don't forget to also read your Owner's Manual.:)

    Peter
     
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    Added tunes from 5Star via SCT X4, this morning.

    91 Octane Performance (stock)
    91 Octanne Performance (3bar, cai)

    night and day difference!
     
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    Changed my PTU oil today. That was an adventure, as mine doesn't have a drain plug. Ended up accessing the fill plug through the passenger wheel well (you don't have to remove the liner), and using a hand vacuum pump to pump out the old oil, and pump fresh oil in.
     
  9. Ryant35

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    Hard wired my new dash cam I got on Cyber Monday from Amazon.
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    I spent way too much time working on it to finally realize I was supplying 12V instead of 5V to it, wondering why it wouldn't turn on.
     
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    Enabled "Bambi Mode" for my fog lights via Forscan....on while the high beams are on. Nice
     
  11. Ryant35

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    Last week I enabled remote start with Forscan, today I programmed my new 4 button keyfob (I only had 1 to start with) and remote started by Expo! Pretty cool!
     
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    Didn't actually do all this in one day, but completed my wheel and brake upgrade...I took a lot of build pix and will hopefully have some write ups done soon...

    20x10 Volk TE-37 Ultra
    Wilwood 15" Front and 14.25 Rear Rotors
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    Went from the tires on the right to the ones on the left:

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    This is the total weight saving per corner with just the wheel/tire upgrade...saved about 14lbs a corner.

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    New LED headlights tonight. LED fog lights and bambi mode to follow this weekend.
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    Looking closely, I can see that the top picture actually provides more long range visibility than the lower one. That's one downfall of putting LED bulbs in a housing not designed for them. Also, several members have posted that the LEDs while brighter, don't have the distance of a halogen or HID bulb

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    We'll see, and I'll report back. Earlier this year I was driving in the Death Valley were it was pitch black, with the factory high beams I had such a hard time seeing I had to turn down my dash lights and it was still tough.
     
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    Returned from road trip, treated to a 93 octane liquid lunch, drained my Catch Can. Next step is getting a visit to the rain locker, probably tomorrow after dropping off my Dog to his rain locker visit.
     
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    Yesterday I installed Sylvania Silverstar ZXE 9005 headlight bulbs. Easy install, light is whiter than before. Was considering LED's, etc. but most of what I read suggests that the housing is designed for Halogen bulbs and not LED's, etc. plus I had a bulb out and the ZXE was available at the local parts store.
     
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    I changed the oil & air filter. Cleaned the interior (wife's car)
     
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    Where did you draw power from and do you have any wiring photos?
     
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    Sorry I didn't take photos. I did such a hack job wiring it up, I didn't want a record of it. Without thinking I cut the cigarette lighter end off and tried to wire the cord in directly, forgetting that cord reduced the current to 5V. It wasn't my proudest moment.

    I read in a thread here there was a switched aux wire for the auto dimming mirror behind the maps lights. I don't have an auto dimming mirror, but I was able to find an unused switched 12V wire in a connector behind the a-pillar cover. I ran the negative to an existing ground nut behind the door jam trim just below the dash. I tucked the 12V power connector I bought at Auto Zone for $5 & plug behind the headlight switch after opening the panel. I wrapped the entire connection in electrical tape so it doesn't come apart or short on the metal behind the dash.
     
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