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cwescapexlt4x4

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About a month ago I went back to an Explorer (from my KIA Optima SX) and nice to be back up and be able to go over stuff again.

I have completed the following and more to come:

Stock *day of purchase*
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Front plate mount removed
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Front doors and windshield tinted
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Husky mats
front
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Rear
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LED reverse lights
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LED plate lights
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HID 5K conversion
Low
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HIGH
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LED Puddle lights
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Where did you get the reverse lights from?
 






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cwescapexlt4x4

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cwescapexlt4x4

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Thanks, I've added the rear bumper protector as well.
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Front door speakers this week/weekend are next!
 






cwescapexlt4x4

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Speakers were a PITA and not happy with them (used ones I had purchased for previous car and think i took away what little bass I had....)

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LED Foglight bulbs
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And my K9 Interceptor badge :)
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cwescapexlt4x4 - could you post the link for where you got your reverse and fog light LEDs again? Thanks.

BTW, I came from a 2011 Optima SX too. Great car!
 






cwescapexlt4x4

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Yeah at times I miss the SX (the Zippiness in traffic especially)

The LED bulbs I got for my fogs are no longer in stock on Amazon and while they look good and do provide light, don't go for just projector LED's as they don't allow the fog housing to put out the correct light pattern vs halogen.

I might suggest trying Link: http://amzn.com/B00LNOK4E4

The reverse lamps came from eBay
2X 1156 Super White CREE R5 LED Backup Lights 10W Reverse Bulbs BA15S 1141 7503 http://r.ebay.com/Ckc8Ko
 






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Thanks boss!

Yes, the ability to weave in/out of traffic in the SX was great, not to mention the turbo power while still getting decent MPGs.
 






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For the reverse lights... isn't it supposed to be a 7440 type bulb? The ebay link shows a different base on those LED housings.
 






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Sorry, maybe I put up the ones I used in the VW, but same seller.
 






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Ya, I found the right size from the same seller and purchased a few minutes ago. Thanks again for your help!
 






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Maybe I missed it but where did you get puddle light and license plate LED'S Thanks for sharing nice looking ride you got :)
 






cwescapexlt4x4

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Puddle lights from Daytime Brightlights (Dan is a good guy) and they included free licenses plate lights with the purchase....... but I already had the ones you saw pictured above.http://www.daytimebrightlites.com/Puddle_Lights_NL3C.html

The plate lights from Amazon 194W bulbs http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BMN8X0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

After going on a long offroad/dirt travel to Crown King, AZ and concerns of a puncture (thankfully none had) had me thinking of more of an A/T tire if I plan to do this more often..... I had good A/T tires on my 2006
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2006 XLT EB V8 4WD (also on the Crown King trip back in 2007)
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26+ miles from I-17 to Crown King, AZ
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So I kept the Amber flasher color in LED and think it works well. I am going to order bulbs for the front as well to complete the look.

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Got rid of the amber color when not in use or as some have refered to it as the "Egg yolk" look
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Blinking - will put up later today
 






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I did the front lights LED as well, but I've run into a strange "issue" and it's probably due to the lighter load with LED but with the parking lights on (on their own or with headlamps) the turn signals often hyper flash (but not with the hazards) but with the lights off, they flash normal. Trying to decide if I can live with this since most of my driving is day light, it's less of an irritant and I do not want to tap into the wiring to add a resistor for load.

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Your updates look great! Thank you for posting the photos too! Where did you get your LED rear yellow bulbs from?

Go Hawks!
 






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