So, I've done a few more mods to my KL; nothing major but I figured it was time for an update. I really liked the matte look of the black plasti-dip on the rails, but I want to actually use them for stuff so I decided to replace them with factory painted ones. I bought the grey (Trailhawk) ones off another forum member for a good deal and installed them a few days later.
My most recent and probably most usable change was to add the OEM hitch and bezel. I was originally looking at replacing the entire rear fascia, but the bezel was less than half the price and looks pretty good. The hitch install was fairly straight-forward and there are several good posts on here about completing the install. I like the weight and strength of the hitch over the original bumper. The installed bumper (without tow package) is made of a fairly thin, hollow aluminum attached with a few bolts. The OEM hitch mounts in a manner that seems a lot more secure onto the frame and is made of a thicker, heavy steel. Removing the fascia and installing the bezel was fairly straight-forward as well, following the instructions and template provided.
While I had the rear fascia off, I decided to remove the chrome tips for the exhaust and paint them matte black to match the blackout scheme of my Latitude. Overall, I like the new look!
Now, lets see if these pictures will link right... I usually upload and attach, but i'm trying to link them from a Google account. And GO!!!
And with the (blacked-out) chrome tips)
If those don't work, here is a link to my google photos album with the pics.
White 2016 KL Trailhawk 3.2 V6
SafetyTec and Tech Packs * Factory Tow * CommandView Panoramic Sunroof * 9 Speakers With Sub * Black Painted Aluminum Wheels * uConnect 8.4 NAV
~Mods List~ (In Progress!)
HazardSky 1.5" Lift
* RRO Steprails * XenonDepot Xtreme HID (4300K Headlights) * 5000k LED Fog Lights * Bison 64" Cargo Basket * Lots of Pretty Lights!
The First Family Member...
Brilliant Black 2015 KL Latitude 3.2 V6, ADI
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