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Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by Stic-o, March 29, 2004.

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    1. Stic-o

      Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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      Stic-o's Explorer (AKA: JP Mobile)

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      What it is!

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      1999 Ford Explorer XL

      The Go Juice

      4.0L OHV
      KKM Open-Air Cleaner
      5-Speed Auto Transmission #2 :rolleyes:
      Full width Axles:
      '79 Bronco Dana HP 44
      w/78 Thunder Bird calipers
      '89 Bronco 8.8
      w/custom Currie rotors to use Ex factory discs
      Yukon ~5.13 Gears
      Powertrax~ No-Slip Locker (Rear)
      Blue Torch Fabworks Diff. Cover Front & Rear
      Manual 1354 Transfer Case
      Gibson 2.5" Cat Back System
      Optima Red Top



      Where it hit's the dirt

      17x8 Crager Soft 8's
      37x12.50xR17 Goodyear MT/R's
      14" Fox Racing Shocks
      Custom Rear Shackles 2"
      Spring over swap


      Keep'n it safe

      Custom HD front bumper
      Custom Rock Sliders
      Custom HD rear bumper
      Undercarrige Rock Lights
      KC 6x9 Lights
      Whip CB Antena
      Cusom extended brake lines F&R
      Custom 8 point Roll Cage
      10,000lbs. T-max winch
      10lbs. Powertank

      The Pad

      Grey Interior
      Pioneer DEH-6600
      2-way Pioneer Speakes
      Overhead Console
      Undien CB
      Cargo Powerpoint


      Looking Forward


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      Some other thread of mine

      SAS build thread: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148754
      SAS registry: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168723
      Front bumper 2.0: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185185
      Rear bumper: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138956
      Sliders: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131372
      Cargo control: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170657
      Stic-Cam: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133913[/QUOTE]




      What it was!

      The Story:

      Back in Spring of 2002 I desided to by my 1999 Ford Explorer XL 4X4. We orignaly looking to replace my wife's '98 Escort but came upon my truck first. I to was in need of a new truck, sence I became board with my '96 Ford Ranger. This is still the best truck I ever owned, but it was only 2wd and even set up as a pre runner, I was still limitd to where I could go. I wanted 4X4 so I could really have some fun. I bought my EX with 82k on it which is kinda high for a 3 year old truck. However I could not pass up the deal. A 3 year old 4x4 for under 10k! :eek: This is the truck about 7 months later after doing a the famous TT/ ShaQ and installing 31" BFG AT's
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      Now having 31's it was time to get her dirty! ;) In Feb. of 2003 I went on my first off-roading trip to a place called Rowher Trail were I met this Crazy fool named Jefe :rolleyes: He was running a 2000 xlt with 35's on it! :eek: I could not belive what I was seeing, but his truck later became my role model.
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      Flex sucks with sway bars attached! :nono:

      By May I was ready for more after I made some custom sway bar disconect which proved to make a world of difference! The truck did very well, and I went places were others may have thought I would not make it.
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      Unfortantly they were right :rolleyes: A skid plate would have been very handy. The picture above shows the entire truck hi-centered on the gas tank :nono:

      After this I kina layed low for awile. I knew doing damage like that every time I went out, would equal not much of a truck left real soon. It took about 3 months to find some skid plates for my truck. In the fall Jefe started into his SAS project and removed his 3" body lift. I picked it up from him, with all the hard work done already (bumper bracket all drilled thank you jefe) I installed it a week later a finished it in about 7-8hrs. by myself.

      The next run I went on was a biggie. I went to T-haven were I finally met Rick (Nice Guy ;) ) I also saw faces from other runs. This weekend was a blast and I finally got to really see what my truck could do as well as others to
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      As you see...Now she flexs! :cool:

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      What a blast! :thumbsup:
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      In march me and Jefe went to Last Chance Cayon. Had tons more fun...
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      This is also where I learned, that if Jefe dosn't want to try something....Maybe I should take it as a hint! ...and not try to be ballsy
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      No I didn't roll it! :nono: Thanks to some smart thinking. But I thought Jefe was gonna have a heart attack :D

      the story contines....but you'll have to ask ;)
       
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    3. snocross1985

      snocross1985 Explorer-less

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      congrats on your elitness!
       
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    6. Carl D.

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      Congrats, I just took the plunge also. :bounce:
       
    7. Redrig

      Redrig Elite Explorer

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      Congrats to the both of you!!
       
    8. SoBeLover

      SoBeLover Explorer Babe Moderator Moderator

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      Congrats and welcome to the club :bounce:
       
    9. Stic-o

      Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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      Updated :smoke:
       
    10. jimbo74

      jimbo74 Elite Ranger

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      ditto
       
    11. andy stein

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      I also took the plunge. Go to this board every a.m., when I get to the office (don't tell the boss). I have a 1994 'Splorer Sport 4x4 that is real clean with only 79,000 on the clock. One of the things I have done recently is to "clay bar" the ten year old paint, and then use Meguires Gold. WHAT a difference. Also Rancho 5000's last week.
      Well see y'all later.
       
    12. andy stein

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      Hey why does'nt it say "ELITE EXPLORER" by my name?
       
    13. MattStarr

      MattStarr Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member

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      B/C you havent paid $30 bucks to yet:)... I highly recommend it, you can upload photos and it helps the site. If the site hasnt helped you yet, Im sure it will!!
       
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      I too am elite

      I paid my $$$$$'s last week by paypal. Yes the site has been great!!!!!
       
    15. Carl D.

      Carl D. Active Member

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      It takes several days, the paypal payment has to clear first. I think mine took 4-5 days. It will come. Congrats
       
    16. Stic-o

      Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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    17. Jefe

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      Wow, how come I never ran across this before. . my names only mentioned a half a dozen times :cool:

      So when does the wifes truck get a lift? ;)
       
    18. Stic-o

      Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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      Soon ;) Now with the new job I just got...It puts me closer to more mods :D
       
    19. Stic-o

      Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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      Wife's on 31"s now and I'm on 33's and now there nice and dirty! :D
       
    20. dman726749

      dman726749 Well-Known Member

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      what gears do you have in your difs? and i too will soon be on 31's with the bl, the pics of your truck like that convinced me that its not that bad :rolleyes: :D
       
    21. Stic-o

      Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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      Right now both trucks are running 3.73's
       
    22. Stic-o

      Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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      Newly Updated :D
       
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      jimbo74 Elite Ranger

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      i thought peopel couldnt post in the elite registry page.....
       
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      dude..... ive been gone from this site for soo long you painted your truck... wtf. i like it. im kinda jealous
       

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