• Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^

BWilliams' 2005 Explorer XLT "Illusion"

I've been Elite for quite a while, but I haven't gotten around to posting an Elite Registry yet. So, here we go!

2005 FORD Explorer XLT "Illusion"

Originally got the truck in November 2006... early model 2005 with 32.5k on the clock... truck came stock with:
  • 4.0L V6
  • 4x4
  • Silver Berch Metallic exterior, grey interior.
  • Sport Package (17" wheels, dark metallic lower trim, dark metallic step bars)
  • Leather seats (power driver)
  • Message Center
  • Audiophile audio system (6-disk in-dash + sub)
  • AdvanceTrac with RSC
  • Tow package

-------------------

Exterior Mods:
  • Main and Bumper billet grilles
  • Black headlights
  • Black corners with Silverstar bulbs
  • Fog lights upgraded to 9005 bulbs
  • Westin Ultimate Bull Bar
  • PIAA 520 ATP lights mounted on bull bar
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • Chrome B-pillar trim
  • 2x Diamond 2m/70cm NMO antennas
  • Removed roof rack

Interior/Electronics:
  • Wood Dash Kit from WoodDashExperts
  • LED interior map/dome/cargo lights
  • Cobra radar detector hard-mounted above mirror
  • Yaesu FT-8800 2m/70cm mobile radio (voice radio)
  • Yaesu FT-1900 2m mobile radio with TinyTrak TNC (APRS radio)
  • Radio Shack 8w amplified speaker for the FT-8800.

l.jpg

l.jpg

l.jpg

l.jpg

l.jpg




OLD PICTURES

l_79de0a9d41113b641ca74479183ec55d.jpg

l_e4d16a208d7cf66e48859126d4ba921f.jpg

l_70e64a2822cf540336b772a529d79e30.jpg
 


Join the Elite Explorers for $20 per year. Gets rid of the ads! New $5 per month "try out" option.

Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create and save more private conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.




Tbars4

Moderator Emeritus
Elite In Memoriam
Joined
March 4, 2007
Messages
26,488
Reaction score
65
City, State
anaheim hills,california
Year, Model & Trim Level
95 ranger 4x4/ 91 X 4x4
...:thumbsup:...nice truck and i like what you have done to it...:D
 




Albino 94LTD

Recovering from Moab 2016
Elite Explorer
Joined
June 24, 2003
Messages
3,903
Reaction score
100
City, State
Newcastle Wa
Year, Model & Trim Level
White 94 Limited
Callsign
KG7PKQ
Looks nice.

How are the quality of the dash and 'B' pillar kits?
 




BWilliams

Well-Known Member
Joined
March 11, 2007
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
City, State
Buffalo, NY (home) // Rochester, NY (school)
Year, Model & Trim Level
'05 XLT Sport
:thumbsup: Thanks, guys.

The dash kit is an EXTREMELY good kit.. pricey, but it looks perfectly stock (everything pretty much thinks that it is stock), and holds up extremely well. The B-pillar kit doesn't line up perfectly (there's a tiny bit on the top that overlaps the weatherstripping), but unless you walk right up to the truck, you can't tell.
 




Albino 94LTD

Recovering from Moab 2016
Elite Explorer
Joined
June 24, 2003
Messages
3,903
Reaction score
100
City, State
Newcastle Wa
Year, Model & Trim Level
White 94 Limited
Callsign
KG7PKQ
Where'd you get them and how much, if I may ask?

The dash kit is plastic I assume? Nice and thick? held on with ___________

The pillar kit, is it plastic or actually metal and how is it held on?
 




BWilliams

Well-Known Member
Joined
March 11, 2007
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
City, State
Buffalo, NY (home) // Rochester, NY (school)
Year, Model & Trim Level
'05 XLT Sport
Dash kit I got from www.wooddashexperts.com .. I think it was like 300 bucks for that kit. Yes, it is plastic. And it's held on by 3M double-sided tape (extremely strong)

The pillar kit was off eBay, 40 bucks. Also plastic, held on by 3M tape.
 




Charlie

Explorer Addict
Joined
August 10, 2006
Messages
4,338
Reaction score
2
City, State
Wisconsin
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 Limited
Is lowering in its future?
 




BWilliams

Well-Known Member
Joined
March 11, 2007
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
City, State
Buffalo, NY (home) // Rochester, NY (school)
Year, Model & Trim Level
'05 XLT Sport
Is lowering in its future?

No sir. I got an SUV instead of a car since living in Buffalo means that I need all the ground clearance I can get, since we've got lots of snow up here.

As much as I like a few of the lowered 3rd-gens on the board, she's staying at stock height. I plan to eventually get the full-length running boards from the EB/Limited, though, so I suspect that'll give it the impression that it's lower.
 




Charlie

Explorer Addict
Joined
August 10, 2006
Messages
4,338
Reaction score
2
City, State
Wisconsin
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 Limited
You know..you might want to consider slightly larger diameter tires with the new wheels, just to help fill in the wheel wells a little more...just a suggestion, might look bad anyway:dunno:
 




BWilliams

Well-Known Member
Joined
March 11, 2007
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
City, State
Buffalo, NY (home) // Rochester, NY (school)
Year, Model & Trim Level
'05 XLT Sport
Yeah, that's always a thought. Tires will need replacing next year since they're going to end up failing inspection next year (they'll pass this year, I think), so even if I get the new wheels now, I can always have them throw on a larger tire when they come due for replacement.
 




Sams01XplrSprt

Southern Cali Explorer
Joined
November 14, 2004
Messages
14,195
Reaction score
2
City, State
Newport Beach California & Bay Area California
Year, Model & Trim Level
2001 Sport (sold)
looks nice keep up the good work
 




BWilliams

Well-Known Member
Joined
March 11, 2007
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
City, State
Buffalo, NY (home) // Rochester, NY (school)
Year, Model & Trim Level
'05 XLT Sport
Lots of updates ... see main post. :D

Radios, bull bar, and lights.
 




Kazer

Explorer Addict
Joined
March 13, 2010
Messages
1,658
Reaction score
2
City, State
Sneads Ferry, NC
Year, Model & Trim Level
2001 Excursion PSD
I like those led drls...nice ex
 




Top