2007 Explorer XLT (sold)

Klein

Member
May 22, 2010
966
Texas
2007 Explorer sold. Acquired 2012 Explorer: New install coming.


Updated: This is my Explorer and the 7th setup in 2 years I think. This is by far my favorite, now. I use this for fire dept. I removed the Vertex and the plastic cosmetic piece they were attached to. Put the Vertex in the rear lights and sold the HAWs that were there. Also painted my wheels black because I have always wanted black wheels and $35 on supplies beats a few hundred on new wheels. Added the new SOS Intersectors. Theyre a PITA to install (ask Jeremy, txfire914). Since Explorer bases are not made for the light we had to use the universal one which works alright but you can see that the light is at an angle. We are still trying to brainstorm on fixing it. Despite that issue, I like the Intersectors more than the Vertex. More effective I think. (Keeping old pictures in for reference) Equipped as follows:


Front:


Fed Sig ILS


Sound Off Ultralite 4 head R/B (swapped heads with U8 to make it work)


Fed Sig 4 HAW Strobes


Sides:


Fed Sig Impaxx


SOS Intersectors


Fed Sig Viper S2


Rear:


Sound Off 8 Module Ultralite (U8)


Whelen Vertex x4


Controller/Other:


SS2000 pushing dual Whelen SA314 speakers (behind lower chrome plastic)


Unitrol Omega 90 pushing dual Fed Sig Dynamax ES100 speakers


Kenwood TK880 radio


Dual Antenex Phantom Elites

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smsales

Member
May 21, 2010
479
West Michigan
I know those vertex work good for weird applications, but im not sure if i like the running board app. Thats just my personal preference. But, looks good, did you cut the tint around the sides? Nice work.
 

Klein

Member
May 22, 2010
966
Texas
smsales said:
I know those vertex work good for weird applications, but im not sure if i like the running board app. Thats just my personal preference. But, looks good, did you cut the tint around the sides? Nice work.

I am pretty much only a fan of Vertex in running board area. Some light assemblies are alright but mostly not. I love them for where they are. In person they just blow anything else out of the water. When I had my tint installed after this current setup, I had them cut the tint around the rear light and rear side window lights.
 

Newberry13

Member
May 21, 2010
613
SC, USA
That truck is sweet. It's a celebrity on ELB, it was on the news!
 

RL1

Member
May 20, 2010
1,643
Ga
That is an awesome truck. Why did you decide to get rid of the dash light?
 

Klein

Member
May 22, 2010
966
Texas
RL1 said:
That is an awesome truck. Why did you decide to get rid of the dash light?

Thanks


I wanted to go a little more lo profile and the viper s2 really just stuck out on the dash. plus I already had a lot of light in the front. so far it is working great how i have it.
 

VolEms

Member
May 24, 2010
2,109
NY, USA
Very nice install. I did the same on a 2010 Sienna I put 2 vertex surface mount on the running board. Everyone in my Squad likes it. I did one white and one red on each side.
 

dynastar666

Member
May 20, 2010
121
Burlington, VT
Klein, I think I'm going to be replacing my Jetta with an Explorer very similar to yours in the next few weeks. I have a few questions for you,


-Hows your actual gas mileage on both city/highway?


-Hows the reliability?


-Any issues?
 

TCO

Member
May 21, 2010
808
Malvern,Pa
nice job,i personally would of hid the speaker in the wheel well or behind the grill or bumper but it works
 

Klein

Member
May 22, 2010
966
Texas
I do sorta miss the Liberty as well.

TNFF412N said:
made you didnt read all of it, he already has 2 speakers behind the grill. he kinda had to put those out there


Thanks. Exactly. I have tried many times to mount them somewhere else to conceal them but there just is not enough metal/secure-enough places to mount them to.
 

dynastar666

Member
May 20, 2010
121
Burlington, VT
Few more questions for ya. Where did you mount the power supplies and what not? Any reason you chose to use HAWs in the headlights/taillights as opposed to Vertex or something similar? I'm trying to decided if I should go the HAW or LAW route with my Explorer. Also, how hard was it to wire those vertex on the running board? I hope you don't mind but I'm gonna be cloning your vehicle when I get my Explorer! That brush guard is gonna look reaaal nice :lol:
 

Klein

Member
May 22, 2010
966
Texas
dynastar666 said:
Few more questions for ya. Where did you mount the power supplies and what not? Any reason you chose to use HAWs in the headlights/taillights as opposed to Vertex or something similar? I'm trying to decided if I should go the HAW or LAW route with my Explorer. Also, how hard was it to wire those vertex on the running board? I hope you don't mind but I'm gonna be cloning your vehicle when I get my Explorer! That brush guard is gonna look reaaal nice :lol:

Since I have the single bench seat in the rear and not two, there are two storage compartments in the back, one deeper than the other (deeper one directly behind the bench) and that is where my smart siren amp, Omega 90, strobe pack, wiring is located. There is a plastic wall between that compartment and the area underneath the bench and I just drilled several 2" holes for ventilation and wiring routing. I like the pop that a strobe has and that pretty much the main reason. Also money. I already had one strobe pack so I just needed one more for the front (the fed sig model that can be mounted in the engine compartment and only power/control wire ran to controller). I like the Axixtech TRIs and the new SOS HAW led so I may upgrade sometime down the road but right now I like my strobes. Vertexes were a cake walk. The plastic is thin and there are plenty of options on how to run the wires to the front. I have the wires tapped into the wires for the front LEDS. The brush guard will just need a new paint job and bam...brand new! There are multiple holes to mount stuff to it :cool:


If I had the money I would swap the Vertexes for the SOS LEDs since they do dual color. I would do R/B for each one. That would be McNasty! :lol: :lol:
 

medic0816

New Member
May 29, 2010
12
Hi Klein!!!!!


Updating my 2006 Explorer..... I know you posted how to remove the front bumper fascia to install the siren speakers, but i have been unable to find it... could you PM with the information.


Thanks


Jose
 

Maranos

Member
May 21, 2010
151
Pacific Northwest, USA
I think the running board vertex's are brilliant. So small but what a punch they pack, at least in that lighting. Awesome job.


Also..

If I had the money I would swap the Vertexes for the SOS LEDs since they do dual color. I would do R/B for each one.

They do make split vertex's now, as an fyi. :)


http://www.sirennet.com/whvtx609x.html
 

EMS10EMT

Member
Aug 31, 2010
397
NJ
:eek: I must say that Im VERY impressed with the intersectors from SOS. They just add to the beauty of your truck.
 

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