Cortney's 2004 XLT Explorer | Ford Explorer Forums - Serious Explorations

  • Register Today It's free!

Cortney's 2004 XLT Explorer

I've had it for a few years now. I removed the ugly grey trim and was going to paint it but I like the way it looked without it. so I found some bolts to put in the holes. I'm still not sure how I feel about the bolts, might eventually get the trim painted and put it back on. But this is how it sits now... Smoked LED Taillights, Cherry Bomb cat back exhaust system, 17" MSR Rims, AVS Window visors, Clear corner lights, Billet grills, Hidden Eclipse Lights, Halo Projector Fog lights and Volant air intake, Some other stuff too just can't remember right now... Thinking of either black or chrome nerf bars and 4 gen roof rack... I don't wanna lift it as I drive it all the time...


Before ish...

IMG_2224.jpg


IMG_2227.jpg


Last year going to smithers to ride some awesome pow

IMG_2339-1.jpg


Before bolts

IMG_2586.jpg


IMG_2583.jpg


IMG_2588.jpg


IMG_2350.jpg


IMG_2346.jpg


Decals

IMG_2342.jpg


Hidden lights

IMG_2215.jpg



IMG_2214.jpg


IMG_2203.jpg


Volant Air intake

IMG_2589.jpg


Exhaust

IMG_2594.jpg


Friends Titan

IMG_2593.jpg


IMG_2584.jpg

$100 Bike
 



Join the Elite Explorers for $20 each year.
Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links,.
Add an avatar, upload photo attachments, and more!
.











Looks good! Personally I think it looks better with the cladding especially if you had it painted.

Thanks! ya i'm still 50/50 on those... And some people have told me it looks sweet and others say looks stupid... my painter told me it would cost 500 to paint the trim and bumpers ,not bad but I will probably stay with the bolts through the winter...
 












nice x u got there
 






Broke down and went and blew $230 on a proper thule Board rack. My old one was being super low budget and almost falling off. Stoked to use it but I can't this weekend, it's been -45ish all week coldest it's been in a while. But strangely enough it's going to snow 15-20cm overnight. Got the side by side bobcat ready to go!! And next weekend, Powderking resort here I come!! :D:D



IMG_2613.jpg



IMG_2611.jpg



IMG_2612.jpg
 






Looks good. The front end on yours is similar to what I would like mine to look like. I'm planning on doing the lower and fog billet grilles. Do you notice any lighting difference with the billet overlays on the fogs? And with the intake, can you tell a noticeable difference? $300 is pretty steep, but not if it really works better than the stock intake.
 






Thanks tgrfly! I've had those grilles over my fogs for a long time so I can't really remember how good the lighting was before but I would say theres not really a difference because it still gives off good lighting. But, I also have those projection halo fogs as well. As for my intake I notice a power increase and a milage increase especially on the highway. I used to get around 400 km a tank and now I get 500+, but I also have the exhaust that helps too. In town I have a lead foot so I think it evens itself out...
 






Thanks tgrfly! I've had those grilles over my fogs for a long time so I can't really remember how good the lighting was before but I would say theres not really a difference because it still gives off good lighting. But, I also have those projection halo fogs as well. As for my intake I notice a power increase and a milage increase especially on the highway. I used to get around 400 km a tank and now I get 500+, but I also have the exhaust that helps too. In town I have a lead foot so I think it evens itself out...

That's good to know, especially on the intake. Which motor are you running? I'm guessing the 4.0.
 






yep it's a 4.0L. But yours is a 2003 and a 4.6? They make an intake for yours not for mine, thats why mine was so much money...:thumbdwn:
 






yep it's a 4.0L. But yours is a 2003 and a 4.6? They make an intake for yours not for mine, thats why mine was so much money...:thumbdwn:

Yep, '03 4.6. I'm looking around. It's in the near future. Got my HIDs and switchback LEDs ordered. Planning on purchasing new wheels and tires with my tax check. Lower and fog grilles will probably be after that. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the exhaust. I have an Edelbrock SDT muffler sitting in the garage, but afraid to swap it out with the stock muffler.
 






I was looking at HID as well where did you order yours from? I never thought of an edelbrock muffler, I dont like the way mine sounds and was looking for a different option.
 






I was looking at HID as well where did you order yours from? I never thought of an edelbrock muffler, I dont like the way mine sounds and was looking for a different option.

I ordered mine from DDM. I'm still awaiting them to arrive. I will be sure to post pictures once I get them installed. All I hear is good things about them. The Edelbrock is from my old car. Might not sound good. I need to explorer my options a little bit more. I just want something noticeable, but not annoying.
 






Bought new 20" rims for my truck!! Super happy with them. I bought them off a guy for $700 with the tires too. Tires have about 75% tread left on them. I'm super happy with my purchase. Also pulled off my running boards and painted them black, the were grey before and starting to rust. I think its a definite improvement. Went out today and snapped some pics... Tell me what you think!!

IMG_0099.jpg


IMG_0100.jpg


IMG_0097.jpg


IMG_0098.jpg


IMG_0118.jpg


IMG_0114.jpg
 


















Bought some new stuff for my ex today, spent way too much money I think...


Changed out the cherry bomb and put on this 50 series flowmaster sounds way better in my opinion
IMG_0121.jpg




And spent some stupid money on this!!! Pretty cool little gadget
IMG_0127.jpg


IMG_0126.jpg


IMG_0123.jpg
 






So I finally got my trim and bumpers painted no more ugly grey trim!! Also got my hood painted because it was starting to peel really bad. I bought some 4 gen mirrors as well, I'm thinking of getting the covers painted to match. Other then that I think I'm done modding it, other then maybe some slotted rotters and new struts and smoking the headlights. I finally have it looking the way I always wanted it to :) I have to get the hood polished so I will eventually be putting my bug deflector back on as well.

IMG_2931.jpg


IMG_2929.jpg


IMG_2928.jpg
 






great looking explorer, nice job with it.
 



Join the Elite Explorers for $20 each year.
Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links,.
Add an avatar, upload photo attachments, and more!
.





That looks MUCH better than the removed trim and bolts/silver stripe, Cortney... The rims look really good with the flares, etc... Nice job! :thumbsup:
 






Back
Top