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Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by 86EXPLORER86, April 25, 2009.

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    1. MyExplorer03v8Lim

      MyExplorer03v8Lim Active Member

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      Wow, Can you talk a little about what's going on in the front there? Is this a 3rd gen? Your grill doesn't look stock. And what about the light bar underneath, what's that used for, how's it wired up, where's the switch? What are the orange lights behind the grill? And finally, what's going on with your wheels/ tires/ suspension? Your explorer sits at what I'd consider the perfect height, with the wheels filling out the wheel wells perfectly. Do you have a lift, and what size wheels and tires are you using? Did I mention that I love the look of your explorer?
       
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    3. 151proof

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      I'll just break it down and answer individually:

      Wow, Can you talk a little about what's going on in the front there?
      - Of course! What more would you like to know about the front?

      Is this a 3rd gen?
      - It is a 3rd gen actually a 2004 Explorer XLT 4.0

      Your grill doesn't look stock.
      - The front grill and surrounding frame is plastidipped black.

      And what about the light bar underneath, what's that used for, how's it wired up, where's the switch?
      What are the orange lights behind the grill?
      - The 24" lightbar in the bumper provides me with extra amount of light on the dirt. The 34" bar in top floods more of the background. The orange lights are just amber LED lights I wired in.. kinda like the Raptors grill.

      And finally, what's going on with your wheels/ tires/ suspension? Your explorer sits at what I'd consider the perfect height, with the wheels filling out the wheel wells perfectly. Do you have a lift, and what size wheels and tires are you using?
      - Suspension is BTF UCA and spacers(2" front and 1.5" rear) on Monroe struts. Extended swaybar Endlinks. 17x9 soft 8 wheels with 265/70r17 pathfinder AT tires.

      Did I mention that I love the look of your explorer?
      - Thank very much! I hope I answered all your questions adequately.
       
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    4. Mr. Truckles

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      Happy 1st snow everyone in the NE

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      roof rack looks great i am thinking of doing something similar you have any build pictures
       
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      hi do you have any issues with your cv boots with the 3 inch lift thanks
       
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      [​IMG]
      Here's my Mudslut! Lol
       
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      151 can we get a little information about your fog lamps? And why you prefer them. Thanks. Truck looks great.
       
    9. Mr. Truckles

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      The only time I've ever had an issue with the boots is when I've had to re-used old clamps on them. I have, however, cracked CV ball cages in the front due to some serious offroad abuse (with cheap Chinese CVs), but with the BTF control arms I'm able to change out a front axle in 15-20min on the trail if I need to which is amazing to be able to do.
       
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      just want to show off the new up date with the light on

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    11. rickho5

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      what brand axles are you using. cause i had 3 inch and i blow out like 2 or 3 of then in no time and 1 or 2 with the 2.5 inch lift all with the btf control arms
       
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      i put the rancho high lift in i haven't replace any of the axles i am going thru hub tho
       
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      I think we all go through hubs like water sadly. I always keep a spare with me in the vehicle. I have been buying the Cardone axles from Rockauto and they seem to be better than the Driveworks ones from Advance.
       
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      are they A-1 CARDONE or CARDONE SELECT
       
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      I had my BTF lift for a almost 2 years now and no issues with my axles. But then again my spacer is only 2" in length. But I did have to change my passenger wheel hub last week. I couldn't stand the grinding and vibration coming from the front! I might just do the driverside as well.
       
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      3rd Gen Mounty "The Boogey Monster"
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      @wheelin'explorer. Did you have to cut the strut bolt a little to make the 1.25" spacer work. How do you think a 1.5" would look? I want to level mine out with the rear which doesn't have a rear spacer
       
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      Here's the new roof rack. I'm gonna redo it in bed liner.

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      New headlights. I installed the halo kits myself. They're LED Concepts. I also got a 20' light bar that's going on the bull bar and 3' cubes for the roof. Christmas was pretty good!

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      This is CRAZY! I love this...
       
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      Thanks!

      We usually get minimal snow here in San Diego. You just have to drive to the mtns. The Third gen explorer just looks right in the snow! [​IMG]

      [​IMG]
       
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      Have any more pics/ details on the Mountaineer?
       
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      Mounted a set of 285/70 r17 BFG on the 3rd gen! No rubbing on just BTF 2" front and 1.5" rear spacers. Just a bit of trimming on the front of the fender well. [​IMG]
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      151 no word on the fogs?
       
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      I might of missed it but what about the fogs?

      Since I'm here.. I'm loving how the 285s look on the third gen! [​IMG]
       

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