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daverns

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QuietStorm17

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This is more about what my X did for me and my better 3/4(wife). We had a great couple of days despite some hellacious storms driving around Chesapeake Bay country. Good friends, sights, food and a great 4th of July fireworks show over the Cesapeake Bay. The X was fun to drive and had no problem handling the crazy storm soaked roads. Next week we are taking aroad trip to Philadelphia. Looking forward to using the James Bond mode I installed a while back on some unsuspecting friends. Then I’ll do something for my X after we get back.
 

BubbaG

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Just a heads up for anyone looking for continental extreme contact dws06 tires, but I ordered a set of 295/45/20’s today through discount tire and they told me they are on national backorder with no hard delivery date. Not sure if it’s just that size or multiple sizes.
 

Ntrain

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Still have to black out all of the silver, grey and the mirror tops.
 

MM07

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Just changed my reverse lights, rear blinker lights, and front blinker lights to LED. Finally all LED except for high beams (which I'll leave alone).

The rears were easy to do. Just two screws after popping off the circle tabs. Had hyperflash only on the inside of the Exp.

The front blinker I was worried about. I thought I'd have to take the front panel off and the front bumper off. After looking better I could reach the blinker bulbs and replace pretty easily. Also had hyperflash only on the inside of the Exp.

Had to make the 2 change in FORScan to disable lamp outage detection for front and rear. All is good.

I got the bulbs from Amazon. If anyone wants to know what I got let me know.
 

RedXLTlove

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Siblueg

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More progress on blacking it out.





Still waiting on my black center caps to arrive.




Overall:

Are those powdered coated or spray painted
 

jonnoriega

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Hello, Explorer Forums! It's been a while. I've been mainly on FB but have been traveling a TON!!! 90K on my '16 Platinum!!! Thank God they're all freeway miles and according to my mechanics, I'll get a few more miles out of her before any real major work needs to be done.

Lot's of great updates in here and great Explorers! I am loving it.

As for what I've done lately? Check this out.

My boys at Car-One Tire & Auto installing my new CAI from EcoPowerParts. I just got it done today and haven't really taken her out yet but I will starting tomorrow on my way to Des Moines, IA. I'll post more videos of her on the road!


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jonnoriega

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Hello Ntrain, how is your Explorer running since you indtalled the bbk throttle body? I’ve been thinking about doing the same. Does it improve the throttle response and does it make alot of noise? Also any problems with it? Thanks
Sorry for the late response, but I've even added on EcoPowerParts CAI. My ride sounds fantastic especially with the BOV and with the new intake. As for throttle response, it may be a placebo affect but I feel it's a lot more responsive however @Livernois says it's going to take a little bit to adjust my tune to the new intake. If it doesn't respond the way I want to, I'll ask for a new tune.

I hope this helps?
 

peterk9

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Hi Jon. Are all those red pipes metal? Just wondering because if they are I would think that they would heat up being under the hood and negate the cold air intake's purpose.

Peter
 

jonnoriega

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I finished with my Explorer customization today. This included: Exterior- custom red paint accents on the trim; custom red accents on the Ford emblems (front/back), Sport emblem, and hood Explorer lettering; addition of custom Ecoboost badges on the front fenders; custom red paint on the brake calipers; Asanti 22" ABL-21 Gloss Black wheels; Pirelli Scorpion One All Season Plus tires; custom red Ford hub cap decals; LED approach/puddle lamps; black round nerf step bars; driver/passenger front window tinting (to match rear windows); black pearl license plate bracket; red LED license bulbs; black powder-coated dual exhaust tips; Ziebart ceramic paint and rust-proofing protection package; Interior- Lloyd black floor and cargo mats with red binding; custom red Ford steering wheel decal; tempered glass screen protector on Infotainment screen; Thinkware F800PRO Dash Cam (front/rear); Ziebart interior fabric and leather protection package.






You have very good taste, sir!!! LOL
 

jonnoriega

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Hi Jon. Are all those red pipes metal? Just wondering because if they are I would think that they would heat up being under the hood and negate the cold air intake's purpose.

Peter
Peter! Great to hear from you. Sorry I haven't been around but I promise to be more engaging this time around. As for the pipes, I think they are but I bought into it because of Mike from EcoPowerParts.

Ecoboost (Dev Site)

There's the product and little more about it.

So far, the hot pipes (first installation) have actually been good. I've actually picked up about .5mpg to 1mpg on my highway drives. I was averaging 18.5mpg to 20mpg (75mph - 85mph cruise control) but now am averaging 19.5mpg to 21mpg (75mph - 85mph cruise control) so long as I'm not driving like a total jack-ass when I'm trying to race other cars. LOL
 

jonnoriega

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Peter! Great to hear from you. Sorry I haven't been around but I promise to be more engaging this time around. As for the pipes, I think they are but I bought into it because of Mike from EcoPowerParts.

Ecoboost (Dev Site)

There's the product and little more about it.

So far, the hot pipes (first installation) have actually been good. I've actually picked up about .5mpg to 1mpg on my highway drives. I was averaging 18.5mpg to 20mpg (75mph - 85mph cruise control) but now am averaging 19.5mpg to 21mpg (75mph - 85mph cruise control) so long as I'm not driving like a total jack-ass when I'm trying to race other cars. LOL
Peter, here's a message from Mike at EPP:

"Aluminum, as the air flows it's impossible to heat it up while accelerating hard"
 

jonnoriega

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Some questions hopefully answered about my new EcoPowerParts hot-pipes and CAI getting too hot.

Let me know your feedback!
 
Join the Elite Explorers for $20.

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QuietStorm17

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Peter, here's a message from Mike at EPP:

"Aluminum, as the air flows it's impossible to heat it up while accelerating hard"
Hello Jon, how about when not acceletating hard? You don’t always accelerate hard right? Anything else up your sleve for your ride? Take care out there on the road.
 
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