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asull85’s 2010 Explorer XLT

2010 4.0L V6

Here is how my Explorer looked when I got it in October 2010...
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As of 5/2015
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Current Mods:
H10 LED Fog Lights (December 2015)
V-LED's V3 Triton LED tail/brake lights (December 2015)
(2) 6" LED Bars on rear of basket (March 2015)
H13 LED Headlights (September 2014)
Two White LED strip's on rear tailgate for extra light (August 2014)
V-LED's V3 Triton White/Amber Switchback LED front turn signals (July 2014)
ProClipUSA phone mount (June 2014)
Inspeed Vortex Anemometer (used for storm chases) (May 2014)
ARB 1250 Awning (May 2014)
K&N 33-2366 Air Filter (May 2014)
Plasti-dipped wheels (April 2014)
7200 Lumen 21" LED Flood Lightbar (March 2014)
Rancho Quicklift Loaded Struts (March 2014)
Pilot Driving lights for the rear of the basket (March 2014)
LED switches for Toughbook, grille guard, rear and Hella lights (March 2014)
Roof Basket (February 2014)
Hella 500's on basket (February 2014)
LED lit Instrument Cluster (November 2013)
265/75-16 Toyo Open Country AT2 (October 2013)
Signal Mini Phantom Amber LED strobe (August 2013)
Magnaflow Catalytic Converters (February 2013)
Comtelco Antenna for the scanner (March 2012)
Havis Center Console (March 2012)
Custom tune from Henson Performance (Feb 2012)
Magnaflow catback exhaust (Feb 2012)
Tinted front windows (Jan 2012)
Aries Grille Guard (Apr 2011)
LED Turn/Tail (Apr 2011)
LED Puddle Lights (Apr 2011)
Black Grille (Mar 2011)
LED Markers (Nov 2010)

Future Mods:
ALL CANCELLED
Projector Headlights
Projector Fogs
Go Rhino Center Grille Guard


Removed Mods:
HID Fogs (removed December 2015)
HID Headlights (removed September 2014)
K&N CAI (removed May 2014)
HID KC Daylighters (removed March 2014)
265/75-16 Mastercraft Courser AT2 (replaced 10/13 due to vandalism)
KKM CAI
LED Reverse (removed 2/13)
LED License Plate (removed 2/13)

Current Electronics:
Motorola XTL 5000 VHF Radio (March 2015)
Panasonic Toughbook CF-19
GoPro Hero 3 Silver
Logitech C920 webcam for storm chases
Uniden Bearcat BCD996XT
Kenwood DDX616 head unit
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
 


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asull85

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It has been a while so I decided to give this a quick update. I removed the LED backup and license plate lights. The backup lights were bright but didn't project the light very well. The Ex also blew a catalytic converter so I replaced them with Magnaflow direct fit converters.
 


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Revived because I'm going to make mine look similar to yours and had a couple questions. :)

Have you done anything to the suspension in this pic? Or is it from being in the driveway? It looks level and I know they aren't like that from the factory.
 




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It is the driveway. I haven't leveled it yet.
 








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I haven't been around much lately so I figured I'd give an update. Truck mods have been put on hold (or so I thought) as my wife is 9 months pregnant with our second daughter. Looks like I'm getting new tires today :fire:

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Ouch. Slashed? You should be able to get 4 treadwrights shipped to your door for ~$500 or less
 




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Ouch. Slashed? You should be able to get 4 treadwrights shipped to your door for ~$500 or less

Yeah, someone slashed my two front tires and one of my neighbors. We have an idea of who might have done it. I thought about ordering online but I needed the tires today.
 




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I ended up getting a pair of Toyo Open Country AT2's. Now I get to fight with my insurance company to get them to pay for all 4 tires as they are a different tread pattern....
 




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This afternoon, I changed the light bulbs in the instrument cluster over to LED's. Two of the seven lights were out so I changed them all at once. Two are for the the speedometer, two for the tachometer, two for the turn signals and one for the cruise control. Changing them was surprisingly easy.
 








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Happen to take pictures of the process? Can you take pics of it lit up tonight?

I didn't take any pictures as it was about 20 degrees out but I'm planning on taking everything apart again tomorrow and writing a how-to post.

Ask and you shall receive...

LED instrument cluster
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For reference, the climate controls. Which are also partially burnt out.
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This weekend I removed the MW800 computer. It has slowly been dying. This morning I replaced it with a Panasonic Toughbook CF-19. So far so good! I also added a pair of switches to the center console.


Here is the CF-19
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The two switches. Left for the grille guard, right for the power supply to the CF-19 dock.
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Added a roof basket this morning. It came with a pair of Hella 500's.

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Rancho Quicklift struts installed. I got about a 2-2.25" lift.

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I mounted the GoPro to the roof basket yesterday. This was one of my favorites of the day.

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I added an ARB Awning to my Ex this afternoon.
 

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Some new photos of the Explorer

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