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FROADER's 2010 XLT

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by FROADER, August 13, 2012.


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    1. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      The wife and I picked this up last night. We traded in the F-150 for a more practical family car and something that Michelle would be comfortable driving (I drive her 4cyl Camry to work [40mi. one way] every day). The truck was just too big for her. The crazy thing is having a monthly payment of $180/mo is going to save me money (gas, insurance) from owning the F-150 outright.

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      Bone stock 2010 XLT
      black/black & tan
      4.0 - (I wanted the v8 but I'm happy with the 6)
      4x4
      Brand new Kumho Adventurers.
      3rd row seats


      The mods will be on hold for quite a while except I'm going to take the emblems off the back.

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      Wesley already has more stuff in it than either of us.

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    3. DaExplorer

      DaExplorer Elite Explorer

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      Very nice.:thumbsup:
       
    4. Joe Dirt

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      Agreed- nice truck, Colin! :thumbsup:
       
    5. Turdle

      Turdle Will cook for gas Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Nice looking truck! Wonders when Wesley will make the first mod--
       
    6. Heath

      Heath Elite Moderator Intoxicator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Looks nice...
       
    7. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Congrats Colin. Looks great!!:chug:
       
    8. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Is that what they call those now?? ;)
       
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      ..Congrats on the new Family Wagon..:D

      ..Hopefully you can take some of that money you are saving and start modding that storage shelf of a Ranger...

      ..Yea...I saw it in the background being all neglected...:p:
       
    10. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Looks like the RBV inside wants to get out!
       
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    11. Joe Dirt

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      lol!
       
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      So is this vehicle #27 for Froader? I like it.
       
    13. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Thanks guys.

      I think it's 21 or 22... Winter asked me last night when they were over, but I'll have to go through and count them. Although, I think in the F-150 or Ranger thread I might have said where I'm at. :)

      I drove it to work today and I really like this thing. I'd like to get the Adrenaline 20s or Edge 22s with some all weather/terrains and call it good.
       
    14. james t

      james t moderation Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I know where there's a dirt cheap HP44/9" combo... just sayin'
       
    15. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Congrats!
      Sad to see someone ditch an FX4 F150, but at least you got an Explorer out of the deal!

      Adrenalin wheels would look fantastic on that, I feel like 22's would be too big.
       
    17. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      It was sad to see it go for sure, but I have to be a responsible adult now with a family of 4, making the wife happy and it was a good deal. I don't mind too much because this explorer is really nice!

      I'm thinking the same thing on the 22s. In order to get the sidewall I want, I'd have to lift it and I don't plan to do that. Those adrenaline wheels are bank though! I may end up looking for a nice set of something else, but we'll see when the time comes.


      This is basically what it would look like and I can get down with that! :)

       
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      That's what I've been saying!!!:thumbsup:

      Welcome to the club, they really do ride nice, and you can still do light trails with the fam! :D

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      I'm starting to get jealous when I see third row seating... I wonder if I should get rid of the second gen in favor of a 3rd gen or newer...

      By the way, looks DAMN good.
       
    20. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Steve, I'd like to get out on some light trails.


      Thanks. I thought about a 2nd gen 5.0 for about a day, then realized it wouldn't work for us like this one will. We actually almost bought an Edge, but I wanted this more and I'm happy with that decision.

      With the family of 4 (kids are 12 and 11mo.) the 3rd row is going to be a blessing. We'll be able to throw the tween back there and have room for more than one other person besides our family. My wife and my best friend's wife (they have 7mo. old twins) can't go anywhere together because there aren't enough seats...until now! Three car seats across the rear bench and they're off.
       
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      Yeah. As it stands right now, I can only bring a single adult with me since I've got three boys in back, so it is inconvenient at times, especially since my lawyer's daughter is in the same grade as my middle child, so I sometimes pick her up.

      Plus, I've only seen one minivan I've ever liked... and as much as I think it is cool to make a minivan look like a space shuttle, I think my kids would get laughed at.
       
    22. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      The mini van stigma is funny. My mother-in-law has a 2010 Honda Odyssey which replaced her 99 and I absolutely loved both of them. :) The mom of twins I mentioned in my last post said she will never buy one. She drives an Audi A4 Avant...

      I figured the 3rd and 4th gen explorer was as close to mini van status as I could get without actually buying one. :D
       
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      Have you seen the new Edge Sport wheels yet? Probably one of the best OEM wheels I've seen yet!

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    24. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Those are the 22s I was talking about and are my favorite too. Do they come in 20 also?
       
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      Heath Elite Moderator Intoxicator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Those are sexy... They would look awesome on a Flex too I think..
       
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      I think they are 22" only. looks like they are pretty popular too, seem to be pricy for a used set if you find them.
       

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