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What did you do to your 5th Gen today?


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well.... i did this a long time ago.... but just wanted to share....

Magnaflow catback





 
















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Nice! Love the quality of magnaflows
 




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Thanks, has a nice sound too it without being overly loud.
I am considering this, approx what did this run you?
 




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Upgraded my mufflers to FlowMaster 40 Series. No change to the rest of the exhaust system, yet. So far, it was money well spent. It's obviously louder than stock, and there is some noticeable drone noise inside, but not too bad.

All other mods are listed in my signature block.

BEFORE: (completely stock-mufflers)




BEFORE: (completely stock-resonator and cats)




AFTER: (new FlowMaster Mufflers) Sorry for the blurry pic.

Id be really interested in a sound clip if you happen to have one? I've been kicking around ideas on exhausts..
 




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Blacking out White 2016 ford explorer

Hi all. New to board.

Here' what I've done:

1. blacked out front & back ford ovals
2. anodized wheels — silver to black.
3. Slightly tinted front side windows — to make it transition better.

Next steps:

1. transition liftgate trim bar in back over license plate from chrome to satin or gloss black. Can I just buy the sport one and have it installed? Or remove and paint?
2. I have an XLT and I'd love to lose (or make black) chrome trim at bottom of side doors. Any ideas? vinyl wrap? good aftermarket product?

Any success stories would be awesome. I'm in Detroit area and will drive…

PS How do I upload pics? I must be an idiot.
 




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Hi all. New to board.

Here' what I've done:

1. blacked out front & back ford ovals
2. anodized wheels — silver to black.
3. Slightly tinted front side windows — to make it transition better.

Next steps:

1. transition liftgate trim bar in back over license plate from chrome to satin or gloss black. Can I just buy the sport one and have it installed? Or remove and paint?
2. I have an XLT and I'd love to lose (or make black) chrome trim at bottom of side doors. Any ideas? vinyl wrap? good aftermarket product?

Any success stories would be awesome. I'm in Detroit area and will drive…

PS How do I upload pics? I must be an idiot.
Welcome to the Forum.:wavey:
There are threads/posts where members have blacked out the rear chrome strip.
Here is just one of them; https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=379171&highlight=blacked+explorer

As for posting pictures, the easiest way is to take out a $20 Elite membership which also helps support this site. The other way is to read "New Members Introduction" thread; https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=379171&highlight=blacked+explorer
The info you seek is in one of the threads in the 'Sticky' section.

FYI, pictures using a 3rd party posting program tend to disappear from here after a while since they are not stored on our servers.

Peter
 




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This was last week but I went and plaid in some snow up in Tahoe!

First time really using the terrain management system. Extremely happy with it.

 




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You did what in the snow? ;)

Peter
 




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HA.. I don't even have an excuse for that one! I guess my inner child was describing how much 'funner' the Ex is in the snow.. :)

***I PLAYED in the snow***

Thanks Peter!

You did what in the snow? ;)

Peter
 




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ordered livernois tuner today :)
 




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Let us know how the tuner worked for you. Did you just get the tuner or a stage kit ?
 




Marty Mcfly

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Well, i just got my '13 XLT the other day so I havent done much yet however...

I did swap out the puddle lights and tag light for LED's ... Very happy with the outcome!!! I just wish the tag lights were a bit more white than blue

Hoping to black out the grill plus side and rear chrome strips asap too!

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jApOrMs

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Let us know how the tuner worked for you. Did you just get the tuner or a stage kit ?
just bought the tuner for now. just got the car the other day and want to take it easy for a while;)
 


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Well, i just got my '13 XLT the other day so I havent done much yet however...

I did swap out the puddle lights and tag light for LED's ... Very happy with the outcome!!! I just wish the tag lights were a bit more white than blue

Hoping to black out the grill plus side and rear chrome strips asap too!

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What are tag lights? How did you do those puddle lamps? Are they the assembly that costs 57 bucks plus shipping online?
 




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