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This is my 2008 Ford Explorer V6. I know there are not a lot of threads on here about fire/ems POV (personal owned vehicles) so I thought mine would be different. This is used for Vol. Fire Dept, Search and Resuce, and I am also a dealer for an emergency business. I spent a couple of weeks tearing the inside and outside apart to get a lot of the items installed. I found a lot of great information off this site that helped me accomplish my finished install.

I will start with the engine. I installed a Airaid throttle body spacer and installed a Spectre air filter. I noticed some gain in the MPGs and trottle response. I don't have any pictures of them yet but will get to it.

As far as the rest of the vehicle I took out the original console and replaced it with a Havis Shield console to mount my radios and controller. That was pretty easy. I then dropped the headliner to drill 5 holes in the roof :eek: for all the NMO antennas mounts. The first one is for my Sirius/XM radio, the second one is for my Wilson cell booster, and the last three are for the radios/scanner.

After that I took the whole entire front grille off so I could run wires and install the lights in the grille. Thanks to buckflash on his detailed thread (http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=257674) it was easier than I thought. I then installed a 100 amp circuit breaker to power all of the items installed in the console. It is also a kill switch if I ever need to shut everything off.

Lastly I installed the lights in the back and buttoned everything up. So here is what it looked like before and then after. I may have left some steps out but the pictures are worth a thousand words.

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