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Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums "Serious Explorations" Welcome to Serious Explorations!

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New Members - Photo Gallery- Explorer Registries - Features - Reviews
The place for new members to introduce themselves to our family of Ford Explorer enthusiasts Welcome aboard!!
05-23-2016 08:14 PM Go to last post
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Our members will vote on one of our "Elite Explorer" trucks each month to include in this forum. Good luck, I hope to see your Explorer or Ranger in here!
TOTM Voting (32/487)
TOTM Nominations (31/864) 
03-25-2016 06:11 PM Go to last post
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Mike, reapereviltwin, will be running EF's photo submission lottery. Winners will receive an Elite Explorer membership!
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05-23-2016 10:15 PM Go to last post
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Ford Explorer Ranger Repair - Troubleshooting - Modifications & Detailing Forums
This forum is where professional automotive technicians or skilled automotive hobbyists can share their tech tips. Do not post your questions here! Post in the forum best suited to your topic. Questions posted in this forum will be deleted!
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911! is for situations where your truck is currently out of commission and the owner is in a crisis situation. Members will try to answer your questions asap, no time frame is guaranteed. Only Elite Explorers can post new threads in this forum
05-09-2016 11:40 AM Go to last post
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A list of the most useful "How to Repair" threads. These threads have proven to be extremely useful to our members. If you would like a thread placed in this forum contact
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  Ford Explorer Sport Trac Forums
Forums dedicated exclusively to the Explorer Sport Trac enthusiast.
  1991 - 1994 Explorer Ranger Navajo 1st Generation
Questions related to 1991-1994, 1st Generation, Explorer, Ranger and Navajo
  1995 - 2001 Explorer Ranger Mountaineer - Sport thru '03 - 2nd Generation
Questions related to 1995-2001, 2nd Generation, Explorer, Mountaineer, and Ranger. Also covers Explorer Sport models through 2003.
  2002 - 2005 Explorer Mountaineer 3rd Generation
Questions related to the 2002 - 2005, 3rd Generation, Explorers, Mountaineers with Independent Rear Suspensions. Sport (2dr) owners use the '95 - '01 forum.
  2006 - 2010 Explorer Mountaineer 4th Generation
Questions related to the 2006 - 2010 4th generation Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer.
  2011 - 2017 Ford Explorer 5th Generation Explorer
Covering 2011 - 2017 Ford Explorers. This is the 5th generation Ford Explorer
Aftermarket lighting. Driving lights, fog lights, rock lights, HID, halogen. Make your Ford Explorer light up the night!!
05-23-2016 10:39 PM Go to last post
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Ford Explorer and Ranger, Engine, troubleshooting, modifications, performance and accessories.
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Transmissions, Transfer Cases. A4LD, 4R70W, 4R44E, 4R55E, 5R44E, 5R55E, M5OD, BW 1354, Control Trac, GEM, AWD. Ford 8.8", Dana 35
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Want to know what size tire or wheel combo will work with your Ford Explorer or Ranger based vehicle? Interested in Beadlocks or Dubs? Learn all about them here.
05-24-2016 12:57 AM Go to last post
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Audio and navigation systems. CD, DVD, MP3, GPS, Video, Mobile Computer, Speakers, Amplifiers.
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05-23-2016 08:48 PM Go to last post
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Waxing washing, wheel cleaning and body work. This is the place to discuss those topics.
by 96Green
05-23-2016 11:34 AM Go to last post
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Towing, hauling, boats, campers, trailers etc... Trailer hitches, weight distribution, hitch ball, safety chains, tow bar and brake controllers. Discuss it all here!
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Polls here are for Explorer related topics only... All other polls go in the "General Topic Polls" Forum located under the "More Topics" catagory.
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Our archived copy of Jeff Singleton's Explorer Maintenance Page. LOADED with excellent information for the do-it-yourselfer.
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Ntrpriz's Explorer Specifications Page. VIN number decoding and axle tag identification. Dimensions, capacities, etc.
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Seating, Neons, Custom Upholstery, Headliners, Carpet, Console, etc...
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Sometimes things don't always go as planned. Post pictures and stories of your best...or worst mishaps here.
04-09-2016 02:20 AM Go to last post
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Offroad Tech Forums
Big projects... Lifts, Swaps, etc... IMPORTANT As the subject use your name, or the name of your truck, and the name of the project. Such as Superlift 5.5" installation, Dana 44 conversion, etc.
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05-23-2016 11:43 PM Go to last post
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Offroad Runs and Events
Plan your Offroad runs and special events here.
Take your Explorer offroad. Drop your 4x4 into low range, or air out your pre-runner. This is the forum for your offroad explorations.
Land Use Issues (128/600) 
05-24-2016 12:24 AM Go to last post
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There are Ford Explorer owners and events across the world. Find or start a group near you. Start, or attend a meet and greet event to get to know the forum members near you.
by BB2
05-21-2016 11:53 AM Go to last post
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Aerostar Tech Forum
This Ford Aerostar forum covers maintenance, problem solving and all issues related to the Aerostar mini van.
The Ford Aerostar shares a lot of common parts with the Ford Explorer. Besides that a lot of our members own an Aerostar and an Explorer.
05-22-2016 11:05 PM Go to last post
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Bronco II
Our Ford Bronco II forum covers maintenance, problem solving, 4x4 issues, and all topics regarding the 1984 - 1990 Ford Bronco II.
Our Ford Bronco II forum covers maintenance, problem solving, 4x4 issues, and all topics regarding the 1984 - 1990 Ford Bronco II.
Bronco II Registry (70/2021) 
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05-14-2016 10:33 AM Go to last post
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Ford Ranger - Mazda B-Series Forum
Ford Ranger and Mazda B Series Pick Up Truck forums.
Ford Ranger and Mazda B Series forums. The Mazda B2300 B3000 and B4000 are clones of the Ford Ranger, with all systems the same. The only differences are trim and a few body parts. This forum discusses Ford Ranger and Mazda B series specific issues. Owners of the older Mazda B2000 B2200 and B2600 are welcome as well.
05-23-2016 09:45 AM Go to last post
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Street Truck & Performance Forums
Do you have an Explorer Street Truck? Something setup for the road with handling more of a priority than ground clearance? This is the forum for you.
05-23-2016 11:58 PM Go to last post
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Classifieds: Explorer / Ranger / Bronco II Parts For Sale and Wanted
Elite Explorers - sell your parts and accessories for the Ford Explorer, Sport Trac, Ranger, Mountaineer, Navajo, and any other vehicle. This forum is for Parts only - No whole vehicles. If you are selling parts as a business please contact me first.
05-23-2016 03:37 PM Go to last post
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Sell all of your non-automotive related items here.
For Sale OTC Genisys
03-27-2016 02:24 PM Go to last post
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Our Elite Explorer members in the UK can post for sale and wanted threads in this forum.
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02-14-2016 01:57 PM Go to last post
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Regularly updated feed of Ford Explorer items on E-bay.
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Have you found a great deal on Amazon, E-bay, Craig's List, or other anywhere else you would like to share? This is the place!!
05-14-2016 08:22 PM Go to last post
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Great way to help others save some money.
04-28-2016 12:30 PM Go to last post
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These folks are helping to support the site. If you are a vendor and would like to be able to sell products on the site, please contact me to make arrangements. Email -
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All Other Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles etc.
This is the place to post about your "other" rides no matter the brand.
This forum is for information and discussion of fuels for tomorrow and fuel economy tips for our current vehicles. Hybrids, Electric, Hydrogen, Bio-diesel, Natural Gas, Propane, E-85 which will become our next mainstream fuel?
05-20-2016 02:17 PM Go to last post
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For topics involving all other makes and models that do not fit into our new sub-forums.
05-21-2016 10:29 AM Go to last post
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Here is where you can post the latest news about Explorers and the Ford Motor Company.
03-23-2016 10:20 PM Go to last post
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Projects - Hobbies and Additional Topics
A general forum for whatever you would like to post. Humor, anecdotes, non-controversial news items, etc.
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Bicycling, jogging, weight training, and more!
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Forum Announcements and Member Feedback
This is the place for questions, suggestions, criticisms & offers of help for the "Serious Explorations" website & message board. NO tech questions here.
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