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Commbubba19's 2016 Edge Sport

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Picked up 9/22/16

Fully loaded except for rear DVD headrests

 

Mods not shown are weathertech front/rear/trunk mats

LED License plate bulbs

 

On order are Morimoto 6k D3S bulbs

 

Debating on Unleashed or LMS tune

 

Oil change this weekend. Just hit 1000 miles.

 

First brought home:

 

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De-badged the hatch

 

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Installed DayTimeBrightLight Puddle LED's

 

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Puppy enjoying the new car smell. :)

 

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10% Front / 35% rear (so it matches) tint

 

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Inside:

 

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Sunroof is tinted with an additional 35% too

 

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Looking good!

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Good looking dog. I have two yellow labs.

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Hey ! Nice car ! Have you decided if you go with Unleashed or LMS tune ?

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No. Probably LMS later this year.

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How did you remove the rear badges? Heat gun and floss?

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How did you remove the rear badges? Heat gun and floss?

 

Yep. Heat gun and then slowly work the badge loose. I use a plastic pry tool and just lift the badge off when the glue is gooey. Then goo gone and a bit of elbow grease to remove the glue.

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Man I love those seats! Would love to transplant a set of those into my 07, along with the A/C seats to cool the boys.

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Sorry about the missing photos, photobucket went full retard with hotlinking.

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MRT Exhaust installed.

 

It sounds good. Like a purring cat. Get's a bit buzzy on the top end.

However - you will want to take it to a muffler shop. I made my cuts and everything lined up as it should. But the OD of the factory exhaust is just over 2". The ID of the MRT exhaust is just under 2-1/4". The design requires the clamp to compress the relief cuts in the neck down to compress onto the factory exhaust. That wasn't going to happen. Especially at the 30ftlbs they recommend for the clamps.

Also of note, they stated there were hangers near the differential. My Edge did not. So the only hangers holding the exhaust were by the resonator and the tips. With the cuts where they were, it requires a large amount of friction to hold the exhaust in place and not sag. Again, not happening. I had some 2-14" 4" long band clamps i used instead temporarily.

Stopped by my local hot rod muffler shop and had it welded up.

I did talk to MRT finally since they never returned my original call. Explained everything to their engineer. Most likely it was a manufacturing defect in that they did not neck down the pipe to the correct size for the factory exhaust. But I also explained that my vehicle didn't have the hangers they reference and based on their design, really need to exist. If anyone else can take a peak under their edge to see if they have any exhaust hangers by the differential it'd be nice to know.

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Stock

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Cut

 

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Driver's installed

 

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Exit

 

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Gap ( A bit close to the bend here but the size difference was the same going back farther )

 

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MRT

 

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Factory

 

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basic placement of driver's side

 

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My next project was to solve the flappy sound underneath the car at speed or windy days. From what I found, there are little plastic plugs that hold felt panels underneath in place. However, they sit loose and I think when air passes just right, it causes them to make noise.

 

My solution is to wrap them in foam. So far so good.

 

You will need this:

 

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Find this panel underneath

 

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Use a 10mm socket to remove these nuts along the sides

 

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You can then pull the panel down and see the plastic grommets. There are three you need to pull out of the body. They can be tough, so use a screw driver for leverage if you need to but they will eventually pop out.

 

 

 

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Cut your foam and also cut a hole in the middle to stretch over the plug.

 

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Install

 

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Then pop them back in and re-install your 10mm nuts.

 

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the road noise from these has been driving me nuts. anything over 40mph becomes aggravating. will be attacking this project tomorrow for sure. thanks for the tips

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