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    Gibson Axle Back Exhaust

    Did not manage to shoot the clips, I had too many things to do on the weekend between getting the camper out of storage and de-winterize it, swimming lessons and baseball camp for the kid and working on the yard... Happy wife, happy life so I wasn't gonna let my wife work in the backyard...
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    Gibson Axle Back Exhaust

    Hi all It finally stopped raining so I managed to install my Gibson exhaust and K&N drop in after work tonight. Well let me tell you... It sounds AMAZING... It also looks pretty good. It was a bit tricky to get both sides fitted exactly at the same length but overall easy install. I...
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    Gibson Axle Back Exhaust

    I read too many horror stories about no resonator being just really too loud. I am just a family guy looking for a little sound upgrade :D I drive highways a lot when camping and also heard of an annoying drone around 2000 rpm without the resonator. So for now cat back and K&N drop in...
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    Premium Sound System with 9 Speakers?

    2014 XLT speaker sizes Hi All, I have a 2014 XLT with premium 9 speakers sound system and I would like to upgrade my front, rear and dash speakers to aftermarket. My question is : does anyone know the max size I can go for ? I was looking at 6x9 for front and 6.5 for the rear but I...
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    Gibson Axle Back Exhaust

    I am getting mine on Monday and will install right away along with K&N drop in filter. I will do a bunch of clips with my gopro and good external mic that I use and post video as soon as I can. I'll do a mix of suction cup on bumper, inside windows up, inside windows down, idle and revs, hard...
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    Towing with a 2015 Explorer

    Be careful with trailers dry weight. They are the weight without any options. So your 3891 lbs is not what your true dry number is. Figure out about 300 to 400 lbs between your options (microwave, stove, awning, fridge etc..), propane tanks, air conditioning unit etc... So your real dry...
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    power liftgate reopens when starting Ex..

    Maybe your security sensor is faulty and detects that there is something in the way when the panel gets too close. I would take it to the dealership and have it checked
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    2014 Exhaust Upgrade Question: Size and Offset>>>

    Hi guys Does any of you have the tow package ? I want to do an exhaust upgrade but I am worried about clearance because of tow package. Also my X is an XLT Thanks
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    Time for tires

    I have a set of brand new Pirelli Scorpion 255/50R20 that will be installed on Wednesday in place of the Bridge stone Blizzak 245/60R18. (Along with brand new RTX Allure 20" mags) They seem to be reviewed in the top 3 along with Michelin. I will give some feedback on how they handle. As...
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    Floor mats/liners/cargo mats

    To 66m I have the Aries 3D in black for 1st 2nd and cargo The cargo folds perfectly fine for when I need the 3rd row. I bought them from Distam in QC. (Distam.ca) After the first winter I am very happy with them.
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    Floor mats/liners/cargo mats

    I've had mine since August and no trouble with the throttle at all. I drive with winter boots (i'm up in Canada) and even with the thickness of the shoe absolutely no interference with the mat. So far they have been doing a great job for me. Even when the snow melts on it the heat from the...
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    Question regarding Towing

    Like stated by others the maximum towing capacity is 5000 lbs but only if you use a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH). I sell some so I kind of know what I am talking about. The tongue weight is usually between 10 and 15% of the trailer GVWR. My trailer fully loaded weight 4300 lbs. I...
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    Floor mats/liners/cargo mats

    I have some Aries 3D mats in mine. Same principle as Weathertek meaning they are custom fit. They are shorter on the sides but work perfectly even in all the snow in Canada. Really are we really going to dump a gallon on liquid on the ground ? I mean the Weathertek is nice but really...
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    Average age of 5th gen. owners

    I'm 35 Main purchase reasons where towing capacity, 4WD, room inside, looks, entertainment system (mainly the dash options which I find very cool), . I have had mine since August 2014 and I just love it.
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    The Explorer can drift! In the right conditions.

    My 8 year old loves when I drift on the snow... Put it on Mud mode to cut the traction control, shift it in manual and the fun begins... I think also the mud modes tends to send more power to rear wheel which helps. Good fun when in controlled environment.
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    Gibson Axle Back Exhaust

    Hi All, Is there anyone with a Gibson exhaust on their 2011-2015 Explorer with V6 naturally aspirated (not Ecoboost) ? I am looking at exhaust options but could not find sound clips anywhere for the Gibson. It seems a less pricy option than CGS or Magnaflow. Thanks in advance if...
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    K&N Intake

    Hi All, I am looking at improving the engine sound of my 2014 XLT and I looked at the K&N CAI kit. I've read some mixed reviews so I was wondering if some of the owners on that thread that have had the system for a couple of year can provide some feedback on a few points : 1- Did you...
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    Tire Pressure Monitoring System - TPMS

    Hi, Do you guys know what is the OE part number for the TPMS on my 2014 EX XLT ? I can't seem to find it on the web and need to order a set of 4 for my new 20" wheels. Thanks
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    Remote Start Facts (2011 - 2015 only)

    My dealer charged me 59.99 $ for programming my 2 new keys and programming the car with IDS. it takes them 15 minutes tops so don't let them charge you more than 1 hour of labor.
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    Spare tire 18" vs 20"

    Hi Peter, Happy New Year to you too. Quite a start with the polar cold :) I do plan on keeping my 18" wheels for my winter tires, that will allow me to do my spring / fall rotations myself. I just need to order some new TPMS online for when I get my 20" in the spring and I will be all...
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    Snow Mode

    Hi All, One thing to be careful about when you switch from "Snow" mode back to "Normal" is the throttle position. It caught me the first time I did it, I had to apply more throttle with snow mode as it cuts a lot of power to the engine and I did not release the accelerator pedal when...
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    Spare tire 18" vs 20"

    Thanks a lot Riley. I just wanted to make sure that I wouldn't have to change the spare as well :) Thanks for the input.
  23. J

    Spare tire 18" vs 20"

    Hi All, I have a 2014 EX XLT with the 18" wheels. I am planning to switch to aftermarket 20" wheels in the spring but I was wondering if I was going to be able to fit a 20" spare in the location of the current 18" spare ? In other words : Is the spare tire location the same size on XLT...
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    Remote Start Facts (2011 - 2015 only)

    My dealer charged me a forfait price of 59.99 for programming keys plus IDS and 5 $ per key cut (2) So total of 69.99 for the procedure. Of course i had to by the new set of two 5 button keys also. (About 200$)
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    Remote Start Cluster Options versus Model Year

    Hi, In my case it is just like Kar85 and his 2015 XLT. 2014 XLT Climate (Auto or Last) Duration (5 / 10 or 15 minutes) I have no option for my heated seats and I am expecting answer from Ford Service to see if it is available or not. Happy new Year to all.
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    Adding Remote Start

    Hi All, I just got back from the dealer who told me that since I don't have cooled seats the option is not available on the remote start session. He tells me that just heated seats and not heated/cooled does not leave him the option of selecting heated seats during the remote start...
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    18" vs 20" wheels?

    Thanks a lot for your input. Do you guys know if it will alter the towing feel, fuel consumption and/or capabilities ? I know that, as a general fact, the wider the wheel the less towing capacity it has (example the 22" on Edge sport only rated for 2000 lbs versus 3500 lbs for the 20"). I...
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    Remote Start Facts (2011 - 2015 only)

    Hi Jason, Great idea to make it clear for everyone. When I started researching remote starters for my 2014 XLT I have to admit I was extremely confused with all the different options. I have now my Series 100 (5 buttons because of power tailgate) cut, programmed and enabled by the dealer and...
  29. J

    18" vs 20" wheels?

    Thanks for the quick reply Peter. You answered perfectly to my question which was in fact : Will I get an annoying alert on my dash all summer long because of no TPMS :) So answer is yes... I found sets of 4 TPMS on Ebay for like 50$, I think you are correct, it is worth the investment. I...
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    18" vs 20" wheels?

    Hi All, I have a few questions concerning the 18" vs 20". I have a 2014 XLT with 18" with my winter tires on and I would like to go for a set of aftermarket 20" for the summer so I don't have to switch tires in fall/spring and also have better look on the 20" in the summer. The 20" I...
  31. J

    Adding Remote Start

    Thanks a lot Peter and Jason. I think we found the problem. I will ask my dealer to fix it :) Have a great weekend.
  32. J

    Adding Remote Start

    Thanks a lot Jason. For some reason I was ruling out human error but my dealer seemed pretty unsure about the procedure to program the remote starter. I will ask them to do it again and answer "YES" when prompted with Heated Seats question. Thanks a lot
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    Adding Remote Start

    Hi JMR061 Basically I only have two lines in my remote start menu : -Climate Control (Auto or last) -Duration (5/10 or 15 minutes) And below I have a check box that says "System" that is checked by default. If I uncheck it the two options above (climate control and Duration) become...
  34. J

    Adding Remote Start

    Answer to TIMGIN CENTRAL NJ My Dealer managed to find an employee that had already done the procedure and they charged me 69.95 $ (Canadian Dollars) for cutting the 2 new keys, programming them and releasing the option on the car. Apart from problems mentioned in my previous post about...
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    Adding Remote Start

    Hi Guys, I had the Series 100 remote starter installed two days ago on my 2014 EX XLT but I seem to have much less options in the left cluster settings than I am supposed to have. I only have : Climate Control (Auto or Last) I have no Heated Seat option (car has heated seats) I have...
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    New Explorer Owner with a few questions

    Hi all, I am new on the forum so please redirect this post if I am not in the correct spot :) I bought a 1 year old (2014 model) Explorer XLT back in August 2014 which had then 25000 km (15000 miles) on it. It now has about 33000 km (20000 miles) on it and since August I had to have 2...
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