Your favorite addition or accessory to your expedition?

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by Parkspremier, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Langer

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    First, does anyone know of a reason why the 2015 Trail Ridge tow mirrors wouldn’t fit on a 2017? I was under the impression they were all the same body style for quite some time.
    Second, is the wiring harness that goes to the mirrors universal? For instance , my 2017 XLT doesn’t have blinker, nor blind spot monitoring, if I bought the more advanced mirror that includes one or both features, is it simply plug and play?

    Thanks!
     
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    They would fit.

    Wiring SHOULD fit, probably, and can definitely be jury-rigged if not


    BLIS probably won't work (I'm guessing it needs a sensor somewhere? And possible programming changes), everything else will
     
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    Do a search. They fit fine. I believe the plugs are the same, just missing wires. My 17 has BLIS, but the mirrors I bought didn't offer it at the time. I'm going to sell my mirrors and buy the ones with BLIS.

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    I lived in VA for 3 years and have a rental house near Roanoke. Here is the one I used and still have. You will have to go online to set it up to stop all the false readings you get with the new adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring systems.

    https://www.amazon.com/Beltronics-RX65-Red-Professional-Radar-Detector/dp/B0009204RI/ref=sr_1_3?hvadid=234339912478&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9004728&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=10021267243449590663&hvtargid=aud-646675773986:kwd-31585537751&keywords=beltronics+sti+magnum&qid=1555334767&s=gateway&sr=8-3

    I think there are only 3 that have the stealth tech. The stealth does limit the range a bit.
    Escort Redline EX, Uniden R3.

    Even using this and waze I got a ticket in PA in my 2016 Camaro SS. The LEO was well hidden (no waze warning) and he popped a group of us when we near him and I was last in line and got pulled over.
     
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    When I worked for Whistler 25 years ago, I was building a "Radar detector, detector, detector." You read right. It was a radar detector that would sense the police radar detector, detector and shut yours down so you wouldn't get caught in states like Connecticut and VA. Bad law. You're allowed by FCC regs to receive any signal broadcast across airwaves. All a radar detector is, is a radio. Laser? Ya, I want to keep getting hit by lasers on the highway all the time. Just not right... If he comes up behind you and you get bagged, so be it. Good for him. Sitting at the bottom of a hill hidden? Bogus. It has become nothing about public safety and all about revenue.
     
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    I'm pretty sure he's referring to a radar detector that the "VIPER" system can't detect. VA state police use radar detector-detectors. They generally target commercial vehicles, though. This guy got away with it. Notice that the cops start looking for the "hidden device" almost immediately.

     
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    Has anyone installed LED cubes as backup lights? Any good mount spot you chose? I didn’t see a great spot, but just peaked underneath for a minute. Thanks!
     
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    Forget who but someone mounted them to the rear frame rails. Looked pretty good.
     
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    The open ends of the frame in the rear

    Drill a hole or even just use some sort of clamp
     
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    I feel your pain on the radar....I had a buddy who got one custom built into his beemer $$$$$$$$
     

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