What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Discussion of Infiniti's amazing (and underrated) sport-luxury crossovers, the EX35 and EX37. For 2014, the EX series will be renamed QX50, in line with Ininfiit's new naming conventions.
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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby jakenbake » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:46 am

I don't think there is anything wrong...It just isn't a great range. This car's remote has better range than my previous Lexus', Toyota, Acura, or BMW. But my Tahoe and my F150 had a much better range than this car. So I would say this is just an average range for an OEM remote. I did have an aftermarket remote starter in my F150 and I could literally start the car from inside of the mall. I wish they would make the OEM remote with that kind of range.


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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Teknical » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:06 pm

Got an AWD tow warning sticker, hidden under the the hood so it can only be seen if the VIN is being read off the windshield.
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Bought from this guy. If you get one, make sure to get the outside mount http://stores.ebay.com/The-BoostCreeper ... 7675.l2568

Got super bright white LEDs for the 2 lamps in the trunk, and the 2 door foot / puddle lights. Left the rest of the interior lamps stock for their warmth, intensity, and fade. Since LEDs have a threshold, they can't fade off without a work function.
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For the trunk (You will have to cut a little bit of the lamp clip metal for these to fit). : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EJ ... UTF8&psc=1
For the door bottom step lights: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KZ ... UTF8&psc=1

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Teknical » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:22 pm

Nav Bypass:

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Enjoying using my around-view cameras while driving as well as watching DVDs (safely) while in motion. The Homelink garage door opener buttons on the mirror are programmed to activate these features. Super cool! http://www.carkitcompany.com/infiniti-bypass-kits Ordered for the FX, got the instructions for the EX. Use a screw on the side of the radio for the ground.

Remote starter:
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It uses the OEM Infiniti remote to start with Lock, Lock, Lock. The warm car in the morning is nice. I ordered this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NA ... UTF8&psc=1. Did not need a programmer, and used this video for install instructions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clGg8h72RQc, But the center console also needs to be removed to get to our start button, and use the BLUE wire, not the BROWN/WHITE wire to the PTS. That took me a while to figure out.

It's cool working on this car to see how well put together it is by Nissan.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby CustomLowz » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:54 pm

I installed a pair of LED Door Logo Puddle lights like this: (not my picture)

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I accidentally bought 4 so I have 2 extra ones for sale if anybody is interested.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Teknical » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:13 pm

Installed the metal sports pedals. $25 off amazon shipped.
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They seem to be the same as what I had on my EX35. Great for rainy days. Much grippier and look great.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby CustomLowz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:27 pm

Teknical wrote:Installed the metal sports pedals. $25 off amazon shipped.
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They seem to be the same as what I had on my EX35. Great for rainy days. Much grippier and look great.
Would you mind sharing a link to the page where you purchased them from?

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Teknical » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:41 pm

Looks like it's $23.66 today Wotefusi Car New Aluminium alloy Fuel Petrol Clutch Brake Braking Pad Foot Pedal Rest Plate Set For Infiniti EX Series G M G25 Series 2013 FX Series https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E9PLFVA/re ... NybS0KMA86

It took forever to get here but I think that's because it was Chinese New Year.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby JS37 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:16 am

CustomLowz wrote:I installed a pair of LED Door Logo Puddle lights like this: (not my picture)

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I accidentally bought 4 so I have 2 extra ones for sale if anybody is interested.
Those are very cool. Look like they're decent quality too. What are they worth?

Just bought some weathertech mats yesterday.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby piSSko » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:33 am

Denso (3442) FXE22HR-11 Iridium Long Life Spark Plug (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... rtIndex=10) but the price last week was 25bucks each.
Changed them and cleaned up the throttle body with a break cleaner and a towel.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Teknical » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:30 am

piSSko wrote:Denso (3442) FXE22HR-11 Iridium Long Life Spark Plug (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... rtIndex=10) but the price last week was 25bucks each.
Changed them and cleaned up the throttle body with a break cleaner and a towel.
Any good guide for cleaning the throttle body please?

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Teknical » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:22 pm

This key protector.

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You can read my review and get one here YIKA Luxury Premium Aerospace Aluminum Genuine Leather Infiniti key shell dedicated car wrap Q50LQX70 / 60 / FX37 / QX50 / JX35Q70L https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZ8IM1U/re ... gnRJiuDn2l

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby piSSko » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:08 pm

Teknical wrote:
piSSko wrote:Denso (3442) FXE22HR-11 Iridium Long Life Spark Plug (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... rtIndex=10) but the price last week was 25bucks each.
Changed them and cleaned up the throttle body with a break cleaner and a towel.
Any good guide for cleaning the throttle body please?
After you have removed the air pipe and box where the air filter comes, there are 4 screws holding the Throttle body. In my case, they were really stuck so had to use little bit of the force to make them free. Once you remove the throttle body, use a little bit more of paper towel and insert it into the hole on engine side to protect of having something to fall inside. Be careful not to push it to deep cause it will be a pain to take the towel out.

Now, when u have a throttle body free, spray one side with the break cleaner, leave it for a bit and wipe it with the paper towel. If it has gotten to dry (break cleaner dry really fast), spray it once again and wipe it off. (in my case, it was really dirty and dark). Be careful not to push the '*ear'. Just wipe it gently over its surface. I was little bit scared not to break the 'ear' so didn't play around it too much.

*the thing which closes and opens to let/stop air coming into the engine.

So far, I can tell car works better. Have driven it for a week after I changed the plugs and cleaned up the throttle body and when car is in idle, RPMs are stable at 800 (don't jump from 400-800 like before).
Also what I have notice better, so far when engine is warm, car hasn't shoot off, which was my No1 issue.

Good luck in cleaning, let us know how yours went.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby AZG2EX » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:33 pm

I went with the G37 mid-pipe and muffler upgrade, and also added the K&N Drop in filters

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby j50ny » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:25 am

AMSOIL oil change. Changed my AEM dry flow air filters.

Not this week, but previously bought/installed
Re-wrapped steering wheel
New Steering wheel trim
JDM Tommykaira airbag cover (not installed yet)
Top Secret carbon fiber engine cover (for special occasions)
IPL engine cover with Top Secret engine plate
Top Secret engine oil cap
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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Teknical » Tue May 02, 2017 12:51 pm

Upgraded my backup lights to 1550 lumens LEDs $19 from https://www.amazon.com/LUYED-Extremely- ... r-mr-title

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Install instructions here: https://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2008 ... erse_light

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Teknical » Tue May 02, 2017 1:00 pm

These little plastic covers that snap over the door latches: $7 from https://www.amazon.com/JessicaAlba-deco ... r-mr-title

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby XIS » Thu May 04, 2017 10:27 am

Hi - what do those little plastic covers do? Loving the back-up lights!

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Teknical » Mon May 08, 2017 2:50 pm

XIS wrote:Hi - what do those little plastic covers do? Loving the back-up lights!
They do nothing. Just dress up the hardware a bit.

I also got a Gentex mirror with compass since they remove the compass if you get the GPS navigation option. I missed it.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby XIS » Wed May 10, 2017 11:47 am

nice!
I just threw on a 2012 G37S coupe muffler. Nice!

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby nerd » Sat May 20, 2017 4:27 pm

Added a Xiaomi dashcam via an add-a-circuit.

The dashcam: https://jwtechsite.wordpress.com/2017/0 ... a-dashcam/

The add-a-circuit: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00K17A2E6

The USB adapter: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00F0CS1EK

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Suzuki Todd » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:15 am

I bought/installed new front rotors/brake pads.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Suzuki Todd » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:05 am

Teknical wrote:Upgraded my backup lights to 1550 lumens LEDs $19 from https://www.amazon.com/LUYED-Extremely- ... r-mr-title

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Install instructions here: https://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2008 ... erse_light
I also bought the same LED lights and installed them this week. Super bright! I love them.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby XIS » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:47 pm

Two key protectors... one Carbon Fiber and one red Nismo silicone key case.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-INFINITI-CA ... 2749.l2648
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1Pcs-Fit-For-A- ... nn&vxp=mtr
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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby XIS » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:49 pm

So my dad bought a nice new C63 AMG and it has those cool logo puddle lights... Those would look awesome on our Infiniti! So I found a great plug & play ...2 units for $11 shipped! What a steal.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby CustomLowz » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:11 pm

Full Synthetic oil change with Mobil 1 oil and Mobil 1 oil filter, Plus replaced the serpentine belt while I was under the vehicle. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby CustomLowz » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:28 pm

Decided to do a little more work on the car today while I had some time. I polished the headlights that were starting to fade and haze over and also decided to debadge the rear hatch. I think it looks a lot cleaner now. The pictures actually do NOT do the headlights justice.

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby Suzuki Todd » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:51 pm

Wow! That's pretty nice!

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby XIS » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:19 am

CustomLowz
What did you use on your headlights? It used to be my steering wheel bezel that was the source of the only ugliness on the car...I way improved that when I got a carbon fiber bezel a few years ago...but now my only source of ugliness are my yellowing headlights. I have tried several things and some work for a few days or maybe a couple weeks, but the yellow slowly returns.
If Infiniti had ever updated the EX/QX in the last 9 years, the price of the headlights might have come down a bit, but these suckers are expensive to replace!...like 10X more that it was to replace some accord headlights. :spitout:

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Re: What did you buy for your EX, this week?

Postby CustomLowz » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:05 am

XIS wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:19 am
CustomLowz
What did you use on your headlights? It used to be my steering wheel bezel that was the source of the only ugliness on the car...I way improved that when I got a carbon fiber bezel a few years ago...but now my only source of ugliness are my yellowing headlights. I have tried several things and some work for a few days or maybe a couple weeks, but the yellow slowly returns.
If Infiniti had ever updated the EX/QX in the last 9 years, the price of the headlights might have come down a bit, but these suckers are expensive to replace!...like 10X more that it was to replace some accord headlights. :spitout:
1st thing I did was use the 3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System
https://www.amazon.com/3M-39008-Headlig ... ration+kit

Then after I finished that, I used Blue Magic 730-6 Headlight Lens Sealer on the headlights to put a UV protection back onto them.
https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Magic-730-6 ... ens+Sealer


I've Used this combination on a number of my/friends cars for years and it has worked wonders. It seems to last longer with the sealer, and I get a few years out of the lights before having to re-do them. I am sure the lights will look better for longer if I was to apply the sealer more often (maybe every few months or every oil change or something)


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