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

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  1. Steve Boat

    Steve Boat New Member

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    These are 20" Stock Explorer special order Sport wheels, I got them used. Tire is stock size 255 50 20
     
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  3. Steve Boat

    Steve Boat New Member

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    These are 20" Stock Explorer special order Sport wheels, I got them used. Tire is stock size 255 50 20
     
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    Steve Boat New Member

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  5. ThoR294

    ThoR294 New Member

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    Haven't posted here yet. I have done a few things recently to my 16 2.3L XLT

    First purchased October 19th 2019:
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    K&N and JLT Catch Can:
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    Found some yucky while I was installing the catch can. fun...:
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    Those were cylinders 2 and 3, the dirtiest.

    NGauge + a 5star tune. What a difference!:
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    Currently set the gauges to Boost, AFR, RPM, iat2 (post intercooler)

    LED reverse lights because the stock ones suck:
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    Got some winter tires and wheels off craigslist for cheap. sensors and the programmer too. $500! Also tinted the windows. 35% front, 5% rear doors/side glass, 20% rear glass:
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    Weathertech mats all around except for behind 3rd row seats.

    That's it so far.
     
  6. Steve Boat

    Steve Boat New Member

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  7. RobbyAz

    RobbyAz Elite Explorer

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    Well, I finally had a chance to change the trim pieces on the center stack with the ones from a Platinum. I wanted to thank Rainlord for the guidance. It made the swap out much easier. Here are a few Photos:

    Before:

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    Left Side Installed:

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    Both Sides Installed:

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    Pretty happy with the new look.

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  8. Kurama

    Kurama Elite Explorer

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    The dealer sticker came off today! Finally!

    Kurama also got LED headlights, running lights and fog lights. Getting pictures soon for before and after!

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  9. 66 Galaxie

    66 Galaxie New Member

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    Replaced 2nd row bench with a pair of buckets in my Platinum. Great improvement for my kids. :)
     
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  10. BlakeTheExplorer

    BlakeTheExplorer New Member

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    I installed a receiver hitch. Couldn't believe how easy it was!
     
  11. way2far

    way2far Elite Explorer

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    Would love to "hear" how you did this, but I'll have to hide it from my wife as I said it couldn't be done, therefore I needed to trade my in for a sport. :)
     
  12. 66 Galaxie

    66 Galaxie New Member

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    I won’t tell your wife that it’s only 4 nuts and 4 bolts total that need to be removed to take out the bench and right seat and then reinstalled with the replacement pair of bucket seats. Took about 15 minutes to do the swap and drink a cup of coffee.

    The challenge was finding seats from a wrecked Platinum that were the right color. Took me a year of searching car-part.com to find them and totally worth it. ;-)
     
  13. way2far

    way2far Elite Explorer

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    Really? What about seatbelt placement and sliding rail? Wow I’m glad I didn’t talk to you first. Haha
     
  14. 66 Galaxie

    66 Galaxie New Member

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    Sliding feature is part of the seat and mounting brackets are the same for the rear bench or bucket set up so it’s a “plug and play” process to switch from one to another.

    With the seatbelts you just need to make sure the seats are for “inflatable” or “non-inflatable” seatbelts based on your Explorer’s equipment.

    Enjoy your Sport!
     
  15. Eltee

    Eltee Elite Explorer

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    Just go my car back from the dealer. They did the recall repairs (exhaust fumes and rear suspension toe link) and while it was in the shop I had them switch my lights to No DRL and dark mode (when stopping and egressing). Very happy. When they did the rear suspension link apparently it included an alignment thrown in. All good.
     
  16. MM07

    MM07 Elite Explorer

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    Had to change my front Ford logo today. The last one didn't last long.

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  17. VinceBob

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    Where did you get your front logo? Never seem to find a good looking one!
     
  18. MM07

    MM07 Elite Explorer

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    Amazon. It was from carstore. But I just looked and it says no longer available. Weird...that happened to the last emblem I bought too.
     
  19. Odrapnew

    Odrapnew Active Member

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    I did a quick 0-60 test (first one I've actually timed since I bought it 6 years ago).
    I don't have a pic/screenshot, but it was 6.6s.
    87 octane, -10F out and no optimization (just 1 test).
    Sand mode, slight powerbrake and off I went.
     
  20. aisleofmyford

    aisleofmyford New Member

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  21. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    All I see in the post above are 4 grey circles with a white horizontal bar in the middle.
    That link works Jamie.

    Peter
     
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