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What did you do to your 5th Gen today?


Steve Boat

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What wheels, size, etc. are those. They look great.
These are 20" Stock Explorer special order Sport wheels, I got them used. Tire is stock size 255 50 20
 


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Steve Boat

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What wheels, size, etc. are those. They look great.
These are 20" Stock Explorer special order Sport wheels, I got them used. Tire is stock size 255 50 20
 








ThoR294

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Haven't posted here yet. I have done a few things recently to my 16 2.3L XLT

First purchased October 19th 2019:


K&N and JLT Catch Can:




Found some yucky while I was installing the catch can. fun...:



Those were cylinders 2 and 3, the dirtiest.

NGauge + a 5star tune. What a difference!:

Currently set the gauges to Boost, AFR, RPM, iat2 (post intercooler)

LED reverse lights because the stock ones suck:


Got some winter tires and wheels off craigslist for cheap. sensors and the programmer too. $500! Also tinted the windows. 35% front, 5% rear doors/side glass, 20% rear glass:


Weathertech mats all around except for behind 3rd row seats.

That's it so far.
 








RobbyAz

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By center stack I assume you either mean the sides of the screen/AC controls, or the sides of the "shifter area"?

If that's what you mean it's very easy.

- The sides of the screen/AC controls pop out with a simple pull. I take them off way too often, so my technique is to start at the top, pull outwards (I use my nails, but you can use a piece of thin plastic or trim removing tool if you wish). When it pops out a bit, scoot down to where it's still attached and do the same again, and keep going until the entire thing pops off. They're held by ~3 clips. Here's the post where I replaced mine with nicer ones.

- If you want to take off the lower side panels of the center console (assuming that's what you meant), you just pull them out as well. Start at the top, then you can go from one end to the other. One of the connectors in the middle (the one that sticks out a bit more than the others and can move vertically a bit (mine is green)) might need a push downward as you push a new panel on, as the slot it goes in to is lower than what the tension of the connector is at.

- If you want to take off the whole center console (assuming that's what you meant), let me know, I've done that 100 times too, but there's a few more steps. I posted about it here.
Well, I finally had a chance to change the trim pieces on the center stack with the ones from a Platinum. I wanted to thank Rainlord for the guidance. It made the swap out much easier. Here are a few Photos:

Before:



Left Side Installed:



Both Sides Installed:



Pretty happy with the new look.

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Kurama

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The dealer sticker came off today! Finally!

Kurama also got LED headlights, running lights and fog lights. Getting pictures soon for before and after!

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66 Galaxie

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Replaced 2nd row bench with a pair of buckets in my Platinum. Great improvement for my kids. :)
 




BlakeTheExplorer

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I installed a receiver hitch. Couldn't believe how easy it was!
 




way2far

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Replaced 2nd row bench with a pair of buckets in my Platinum. Great improvement for my kids. :)
Would love to "hear" how you did this, but I'll have to hide it from my wife as I said it couldn't be done, therefore I needed to trade my in for a sport. :)
 




66 Galaxie

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I won’t tell your wife that it’s only 4 nuts and 4 bolts total that need to be removed to take out the bench and right seat and then reinstalled with the replacement pair of bucket seats. Took about 15 minutes to do the swap and drink a cup of coffee.

The challenge was finding seats from a wrecked Platinum that were the right color. Took me a year of searching car-part.com to find them and totally worth it. ;-)
 




way2far

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Really? What about seatbelt placement and sliding rail? Wow I’m glad I didn’t talk to you first. Haha
 




66 Galaxie

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Sliding feature is part of the seat and mounting brackets are the same for the rear bench or bucket set up so it’s a “plug and play” process to switch from one to another.

With the seatbelts you just need to make sure the seats are for “inflatable” or “non-inflatable” seatbelts based on your Explorer’s equipment.

Enjoy your Sport!
 




Eltee

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Just go my car back from the dealer. They did the recall repairs (exhaust fumes and rear suspension toe link) and while it was in the shop I had them switch my lights to No DRL and dark mode (when stopping and egressing). Very happy. When they did the rear suspension link apparently it included an alignment thrown in. All good.
 




MM07

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Had to change my front Ford logo today. The last one didn't last long.

Old
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New
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MM07

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Where did you get your front logo? Never seem to find a good looking one!
Amazon. It was from carstore. But I just looked and it says no longer available. Weird...that happened to the last emblem I bought too.
 




Odrapnew

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I did a quick 0-60 test (first one I've actually timed since I bought it 6 years ago).
I don't have a pic/screenshot, but it was 6.6s.
87 octane, -10F out and no optimization (just 1 test).
Sand mode, slight powerbrake and off I went.
 






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All I see in the post above are 4 grey circles with a white horizontal bar in the middle.
That link works Jamie.

Peter
 
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