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Hey all,

I just bought a new (to me) 2003 Escape - I have been looking to mod it out since I got it at the beginning of the month and I'm just looking for suggestions...

I haven't even taken any pictures of it yet - because I hadn't planned on joining any forums, but I'm finally hooked on it, and this should be the only place to get some of this anxiety off my chest!

A little info about the car:

It's an '03; Black; 165,000 miles (salesman's car), XLT model, came with Sirius, and I'm pumped to mod it up!

what i've done so far:

Tinted all the sides at 20% - even the back 'stock-tinted' windows (which now seem to be at about 4%)
Shaved the emblems off the back - bye bye "escape", "XLT" and "Ford" emblems
Purchased Black Vinyl Dye which should be in by the end of next week - See ya later Gray plastic trim...

Wish List:

New Headlights w/out so much orange; looking at these: ... otohosting

New Euro Taillights w/out so much orange; looking at these: ... rodID=1804

Black Billet Grille without any emblems; I don't have a clue where I can find one without painting my own...
input would be amazing.

Looking at getting new wheels & tires:
ASA JH8 Black rims (20" of course)
Kumho tires

Might be looking into a Grille Guard:
Black of course

Other than that, I just have to keep scratching the itch to trick this baby out.

Please let me know if you have recommendations/suggestions for what I should do to the new ride; I'll post pictures as soon as I have a camera and can remember to do so!

THanks everyone!


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I'm going to look into the grill once I get the gray plastic dyed black... I'm excited to get this thing looking sexy. The LED Taillights sound great, for the time being, I went the same route as another escape I've seen & just put red lens repair tape over the orange part of the taillight... it looks okay from afar, a little cheesy up close, but I'm just waiting on the vinyl dye before taking another step!

Thanks for the input, and I most likely will be here asking for help on wiring and things of the like!

I'll post pics as soon as she's ready for them!


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Oh Damn,

Just finished dying the plastic trim Black & it looks sweet!

I will post pictures as soon as I get it washed if it's sunny out tomorrow...

I'm excited about this... black on black looks very slick with the shape of that plastic in '03!
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