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Bigdaves "desert" X registry

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by BigDave!!!, November 5, 2005.

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    1. BigDave!!!

      BigDave!!! Well-Known Member

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      Well I went elite a while back so I guess its time to make a registry. Most of the pics are just of the truck most recently and I'll update this more when I get some off road pics and if it goes under any other major changes. Anyway, here ya go

      Front suspension:
      Camburg 6.0 performance kit with race spindle and tube uniball upper a arm. (1.5 wider per side)
      8" by 2.5" King resivoir shock
      Limited at 11-12" of wheel travel

      The front fenders are Hannemanns 4" over fiberglass for second gen. explorers

      Rear suspension:
      Warrior Shackles
      Deaver 11 leaf long travel pack
      10" by 2.5" King resivoir shock with custom upper and lower tower
      Pulls 14.5-15" of wheel travel

      Tires and Wheels:
      American racing baja 15 x 8 rim
      33 x 12.5 pro comp All terrains

      The engine is the 4.0 SOHC and the only mod there is the ASMI intake kit

      Exhaust is a flowmaster 70 series cat back system with turndown

      Re geared to ford factory 4.10's a while ago for the 32's, probably gonna want 4.56 with the 33's though.

      2 euro and one pencil Hella 4000's

      Hope you guys enjoy it and if you have any questions ask away

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      Here are some newer pics of the new kit in action, more to come soon(sorry for the crappy quality too!)

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      Nice looking rig! If I could justify King's for my sas i would pick them up in a second. I haven't seen someone use the stock sway bar brackets as a shock mounting point...i may have to duplicate that haha, they are nicely protected the stock mounts should be pretty darn sturdy.
       
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      ^^I agree. Great looking truck.

      CP - What are you talking about???? "I may have to duplicate that" You are using a 9" = no sway bar mounts on it?!?!? :confused:
       
    5. CodePoet

      CodePoet Well-Known Member

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      damnit bmx thanks for pointing out the fact i'm drunk and don't remember what's going on LOL

      get in chat!
       
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      very cool clean truck...great job man!
       
    7. ExplorerDMB

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      very nice truck. :thumbsup:

      -Drew
       
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      I bet that's a head turner when you drive down the street. I like your choice of brands for your mods. Best of the Best.
       
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      Sorry if i missed somthing but in the future are you going to go SOA? by the way sweet rig
       
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      Nice ride. How well doe sit handle in the desert?
       
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      thanks for the comments guys and i uploaded some new pics above

      no i dont want to do soa because i dont want any more lift, its tall enough as it is.

      i took it out for the first time with the new suspension and it works amazing, very very smooth over everything, i couldnt be happier with it.
       
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      That's a hella good lookin' truck. Action pics rock, very nice. :thumbsup:

      What happened to your front bumper?
       
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      thanks josh, my stock one is sitting on the side of the house and i got a new one made with a skid plate, you cant really tell in those pics because they suck plus its painted entirely black
       
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      I thought that's what it was but wasn't sure, because like you said the pics aren't the clearest.

      Oh, and update the avatar. I vote for the last pic. ;)
       
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      haha ok i will when i resize it and make it smaller, i thought that one looked cool too
       
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      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      :rolleyes: :p


      Truck looks real good Dave! Glad to finally see some actions shots of that kit on this site. :thumbsup:
       
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      Ok, ok, I changed it. Happy?
       
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      yep just changed it just for you josh, enjoy :D
       
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      12-17-2005, here is a shot of the new hella 4000's that i swapped out in place of those tiny PIAA 40 series, got two euro beams and a pencil in the middle, cant wait to try them out, also is a better picture of the bumper since i never really shot one to update this
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      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      X looks real good Dave. :thumsbup: I take it you didn't meet up with Happy out at Hodge Road today?
       
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      nope trent (happygilmore) said he couldnt go because he has been way too busy lately and today, its alright though because i got those lights all set up and had a bunch of other stuff to do also, im out of school for another month so im sure we will have plenty of offroad time :thumbsup:
       
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      damnnnnnn those hellas stare right back at you dont they? that looks way nice.

      yeah my ex was beggin for attention. i think todays trip mighta pushed it over the edge. needed and oil change, a good waxing (it was really scratched from a desert mishap last weekend, but it buffed out) and an interior detail. got it all done and it looks bitchin. also i inspected all the suspension and found a loose rear shock bolt. so it needed a break after 5 weekends in a row of desert.

      you think you can make it out to the dez on new years dave?
       
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      thanks man i really like em too

      i totally understand i had to change my oil today to among other things, yeah ill probably be able to make it out then and i want to go before then too if i can put together a trip with a few more people, trying to go as much as possible before school starts again!
       
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      sweet. yah let me know when your going asap so i can get work off if need be.
       
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      That bumper looks "hella" nice. Hehehehehe.
       
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      hahaha. i wish i thoughta that one..... :D
       

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