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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Figured I would make a build thread instead of spamming the daily thread

Base vehicle:
2023 Elite in Sonic Gray Pearl

OEM Accessories:
-Grille
-Crossbars
-Black Badging
-Tailgate welcome lights
-Black running boards with lights
-Rear bumper protection applique
-HPD lower door trim
-HPD mud flaps
-20" Bronze HPD wheels
-Rear seat protectors
-Illuminated door sills
-All season floor mats
-Cargo tray

Atermarket mods:
-Diode Dynamics XPR LED reverse bulbs
-Hella Optilux 65w XY high beam bulbs
-Diode Dynamics 5000k interior LEDs
-Ridgeline RTL-E cup holder blue LED swap
-Yellow Lamin-X fog light film
-Angelwax Genesis 5 year ceramic coating
-Photodon matte screen protector
-Garmin Mini 2 dash cam w/ Dongar power mirror USB adapter
-Premium auto styling black taillight trim and front amber delete.
-Cup Holder Hero Inserts
-Easy access negative battery post
-Viair 300P portable air compressor
-Noco GBX155 jump starter
-Motorola MA1 wireless Android Auto adapter
-Idlestopper

Pending mods:
-Llumar IRX ceramic 15% front/back/moonroof & 50% windshield tint
-VLEDS Triton 6 extreme front turn signal LED bulbs


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Looks great.

What's there to upgrade on: OEM grille upgrade
 

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Looks great.

What's there to upgrade on: OEM grille upgrade
It's an OEM accessory option that I think looks cleaner, part is on backorder though.
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Welcome! Looks great!
What are tailgate welcome lights?
 

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Welcome! Looks great!
What are tailgate welcome lights?
They are basically a continuation of the LEDs that are under the running boards, but they shine down below the rear bumper, sorry for pic quality

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Upgraded lighting today
Installed Diode Dynamics SL1 LED high beams, 5000k interior LEDs and changed the cup holder LED to blue.
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Passport really looks great, but I really like the original grill better. I looked at adding those ground effect rear lights, OMG, what a nightmare to install. I'll skip 'em this round. 😉
The original was too busy/glossy for me, I find this one much sleeker and simpler. Looking at all of these OEM installation instructions makes me glad I had the dealer install it all before we took delivery.
 

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The original was too busy/glossy for me, I find this one much sleeker and simpler. Looking at all of these OEM installation instructions makes me glad I had the dealer install it all before we took delivery.
Yeah, that way you know it's done right and under warranty too. I ordered the rear seat protectors yesterday for when I have the seats down, i saw those on an earlier post and since i throw ski's, bikes, etc. in the back of my PPT, I thought it's a wise investment.
 

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I'm not very happy with the LED high beams, while the bulbs are extremely high quality, the "scatter effect" is bothersome and I was on the fence about LEDs in reflector housings to begin with. I will be replacing them with Hella Optilux 3000k halogen bulbs soon.
 

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Thank you. Did you remove some paint in the pre threaded hole for better conductivity, or do you think it is not necessary?
I didn't think it was necessary, I put my tester on it and got a strong reading.
 

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Switched the LED high beams back to halogens. 65w Hella Optilux XY. Much, much better now, no more scatter. Nothing against the DD LEDs, they are extremely well built, they just don't belong in a reflector housing.

Added Premium Auto Styling taillight overlays and front amber deletes, very easy install and makes it look a little meaner IMO.

Also installed the Garmin Mini 2 Dash cam and Dongar USB adapter (7 pin is the correct connector for our mirror)


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Dash cam is the best idea!! Those can really save your bacon.
 
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