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Blue Balls

Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by Micah J, January 20, 2017.

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    1. Micah J

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      Blue Balls is my 93 expo. All started with a 94 I received from my father that I later toasted the transmission in. In need of a new trans I bought the blue 93 for $500 with a bad motor (dead cylinder). It was in much better shape so it instead, got the heart out of the 94. It's definitely nothing special, stock suspension on 35's,with no body lift. Tons of little odd ball modifications I make to it.

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      Rhett Let Them Eat Cake Elite Explorer

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      Hmm neat. I see some trimming there. I like the color combo. I feel a lot better about 32's with 2" lift now :)

      That piston is pretty chewed up.
       
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      What's your axle gearing? Auto trans, or manual?
       
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      Most definitely a lot of trimming and smashing. Front bumper is moved up 2-3 inches, also trimmed back an inch or so. Pinch welds have all been folded over and front fenders trimmed. Rear fenders have been cut/rolled, still rubs the inside pretty good at flex. Gears are all stock for now, she's not very quick.... Auto trans. Will end up getting the lowest gears I can find when it gets a new rear end.
       
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      Looks nice.
       
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      Looks good sir.
       
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      Thanks Worms! Soon it will be getting new suspension, can't decided on SAS or extending the TTB. Either way it will get 3.0 coilovers front and 3.0 in the rear with 64" leafs.
       
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      Nice. I would go the SAS :) I am going to be getting mine that way. Just got a few other things I have to do first. when I can it will be an SAS up front and an SOA in the rear to get 35's under her. Little by little. Look forward to seeing more on yours.
       
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      Finally got some new tires ordered! While I have my wheels off I decided to turn them to beadlocks. Decided to go with 3/16" rings instead of the typical 1/4". Will be running 32 3/8 bolts per wheel. Should be plenty of beef IMO. Super stoked to get them welded up and mounted tomorrow.

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      where did u get them and how much did they cost
       
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      They were cut at my work on the laser table, cost me materials. I could get you a price on another set if interested. There are tons of companies selling them online as well.
       
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      id be intersted in price ive seen them online im just pricing right now im a broke guy trying to do big things u should check out my build thread
       
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      Very nice looking. Do you even have a lift? What size tires are they?
       
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      35's. 315/75r16 No lift, Decent amount of trimming and smashing and that's about it.
       
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      looks great yeah id be interested i those
       
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      Went out and did some tire testing, very impressed with the Dick Cepeks! Leaned it into a truck sized bolder resulting in its first quarter panel body damage.

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      Looking good sir.
       
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      can't wait to get mine out here on the trails.
       
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      Making more room to stretch the legs!

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      Has anyone relocated their ECU into the engine bay? I removed my rocker panels and a portion of the front fender well. I'm now afraid of my tires/rocks destroying the wires going through the firewall. I'm not afraid to extend wires
       
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      Thanks yosty! I found that thread searching. My issue is where the wires enter the firewall. I try to avoid deep water if possible lol! Looks like I'm going to the junk yard to see if I can mount it like they do in the second gens.
       
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      I've gathered just about all the parts for a D44 TTB conversion. Really wanting to go solid axel tho, so might have my conversion brackets for sale soon if anyone is interested. Built for about 3" of lift. Also have a full front end off a 95-96 Bronco.
       

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