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Brian1 91 XLT 4x4

Discussion in 'Explorer Registry' started by Brian1, January 1, 2002.

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    1. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      Brian1's 1991 Ford Explorer
      Moab Edition

      Drivetrain:
      4.0 V6
      KKM intake filter with Pre-filter
      Dynomax cat back exhaust with Dynomax Race Muffler
      High flow cat
      Spectre 3" Aluminum intake
      Modified Throttle Body for increased flow
      5 speed manual trans With custom transmission mount
      4.10 gears
      Front D35 TTB, locked
      Rear 8.8 with disc brakes, Powertrax No-slip locker, welded tubes to diff, Riddler Cover
      Warn manual hubs
      Manual BW1354 Transfer Case (swapped in)

      Chassis & Suspension:
      Skyjacker 2" coils and add a leafs
      1" custom aluminum body lift
      Quick disconnect front swaybar
      Bilstein 5125s 10" shocks rear
      Bilstein 5125s 10" shocks front
      F250 Shock Tower Conversion
      Custom Extended Radius Arms


      Interior:
      PRP daily driver seat
      Cobra CB
      E-track cargo tie down system
      Lowrance Baja 540c GPS for offroad explorations

      Wheels & Tires:
      32" BFG muds
      15" stock Gen II teardrop wheels

      Misc:
      Warn 9000lb multi mount winch with synthetic rope
      Onboard Air using Viair 480c compressor and 2.5 gallon tank
      Front diff guard
      Rear u-bolt skid plates and raised shock mounts
      Raised axle and t-case breathers
      Custom Bolt-on Rock Sliders (version 2.0)
      Custom Winch bumper
      Custom rear bumper with tire carrier
      7" HID Lights
      Reverse light
      Pro-comp extended brake lines
      9007 Headlight conversion
      Fuel Pump Access Panel
      Replacement Door Weatherstripping
      Dual Batteries with auxillary fuse block

      Pictures:

      A few months after I got it in 1999
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      Engineer Pass, Colorado 2000
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      Jemez, NM 2007
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      Moab 2007
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      Ouray 2007
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      Monticello Canyon, NM Spring 2009
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      Mojave Road 2010
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      Exploring Elizabethtown, a ghost town in Northern NM August 2010
      [​IMG]

      Project Super Stock
      Visit my website for additional pictures
       
      Last edited: March 2, 2013
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    3. RTStork

      RTStork Well-Known Member

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      Great pics!
       
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    4. KEbert

      KEbert Elite Explorer

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      I would tell welcome to the site but you have been here a lot longer than me:D Nice rig. I like the roof rack.
       
    5. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      LOL, I finally got around to registering in this particular forum. Ive been meaning to do it for a while.
       
    6. leenjen

      leenjen Explorer Addict

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      is your explorer stock height? if so, WOW:eek: .
      i cant belive you did all that without a lift and bigger tires.
      nice pictures
       
    7. KEbert

      KEbert Elite Explorer

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      It looks like you have 31's. And an Explorer with 31's is very capable of many things. I am amazed at what I can do with mine.
       
    8. Brian1

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      Yes my explorer is stock height with sagging stock springs. The tires are 29" BFG's (LT235 75R15) stock size.

      The first picture I didnt make it. I was really close. I could have tried again with a different line but my foot was hurting from the clutch pedal. Get the moab video and you will see me trying to climb up that rock.
       
    9. Brian1

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      Updated 11-1-02 with new mods during project super stock.
       
      Last edited: December 10, 2007
    10. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      updated and re-formatted with changes
       
    11. Sams01XplrSprt

      Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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      nice x u got there brian
       
    12. RockRanger

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    13. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      The list above is pretty much current including my latest few mods like Viar on board air and the fuel pump access panel. I do have some mods in the works but my Explorer will stay about the same, just better :D
       
    14. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      I will add this-

      I have been focusing most of my 4 wheeling in remote backcountry locations as well as making trips to get there. With over 200k on the odometer I carry many spare parts for any backcountry repairs. Most fit in a small ammo can while a few others I have stuffed in other places. What I carry:

      serpentine belt
      computer
      new fuel pump
      new fuel pressure regulator
      various vacuum and fuel hose
      fuses both sizes
      new starter relay
      driveshaft bolts
      new ujoint
      radius arm hardware (nut/washers)
      new locking hub
      radiator cap
      thermostat
      fuel cap
      TPS
      IAC
      misc wire and connectors
      2 spark plug wires
      1 new fuel injector
      O2 sensor

      Still on the list to get is a belt tensioner, MAF and fuel filter
       

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    15. Scott B.

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      Brian,

      I'd suggest changing your fuel pump at 200,000 miles. Mine died at around 220,000 - fortunately, I was only 10 miles from my house.

      Better to change it when you want to, at your house, than when it decides to die, somewhere out in the backcountry, in the middle of the night in the pouring down rain.
       
    16. Tbars4

      Tbars4 Offroad/Fitness Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      ...Heck, he's already going crazy with changes..He even changed his Avatar..:eek:
       
    17. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      I was looking at my old avatar a few days ago and noticed my Explorer still had the roof rack on it, that picture was old! It was time for a new one.

      ...And your Ranger happens to make a very small guest appearence in my new avatar :D
       
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      But not mine?!?!?!?!?!
       
    19. Tbars4

      Tbars4 Offroad/Fitness Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      ^^^Ha Ha...:p:

      ...Where is that pic from? I just figured it was from your latest run..:scratch:
       
    20. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      Sorry Scott! Ted, it is from when we stopped at the beginning of Soda Lake on the Mojave Rd this year.
       
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      Mojave Road, huh? Hmmmm.......
       
    22. Tbars4

      Tbars4 Offroad/Fitness Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      ...Maybe we can get two Rangers in your avatar from this next Mojave run...:biggthump

      ...Now if you two would quit adding stuff to your trucks, maybe one of mine could catch up on the mod's...:D
       
    23. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      This thread needs more pictures! I haven't really kept up with it over the years so here are a few mods I have made in the past but never really documented.

      This is listed in my mods but here is a picture. It is my custom intake with KKM filter and adapter and Spectre modular intake.

      [​IMG]

      I also run several electrical accessories so I have made a box where all my auxiliary power is routed to and from. My first version used a plastic card file box and I had outgrown it. I replaced it with a cast aluminum water resistant (used to be waterproof before I drilled holes in it :p:) enclosure box with additional circuit breakers and an extra relay.

      [​IMG]

      [​IMG]

      Last year I replaced my motor mounts and then turned my attention to my tranny mount. I fabricated my own transmission mount similar to Autofabs from parts I had on hand.

      [​IMG]

      Also the last mod I did was replacing my single core radiator with a brand new 2 core radiator from an automatic transmission application. A quick trip to the junkyard and I had a fan shroud from an automatic Explorer (in order to clear the thicker radiator) and had the new one installed! It worked great on the last few trips.

      More like mine needs catching up to yours in the suspension department ;)
       
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      You know, we're not that far apart - we all run 32" BFGs...
       
    25. Brian1

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      I bought new weatherstrip for my front 2 doors. They were long overdue. The old ones were torn and very worn and let water and even dust in too easily. I got them from AMAutoPart, they were about $30 per door. Now I just need to do one of my middle doors but that will wait...

      Old, torn weatherstripping:

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      Part number:

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      Silver Sharpie to mark the cut:

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      The cut end, notice the metal lining and the pre-applied 'goop' that is used to stick to the metal.

      [​IMG]

      Due to the metal being in the weatherstripping I found the easiest way to cut it was with a 4.5 angle grinder with a cut-off wheel.

      Also buy an air freshener, the new weatherstripping stinks for a while
       
    26. Tbars4

      Tbars4 Offroad/Fitness Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      ...Cool...:biggthump

      ..I just noticed the seals started missing a couple chunks on my X...I will be doing this in the future and using this info...

      ...as for air fresheners, I get mine here...:D
      http://www.tedshreds.com/index.cfm?pageID=2&Cat=5
       

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