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Limited02's 2002 Ford Explorer - Dember/January 2012-2013 TOTM Winner

Discussion in 'Explorer / Ranger Truck Of The Month Winners' started by Burns, February 26, 2013.


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    1. Burns

      Burns Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Here is the joint winner for the December/January TOTM. Tied with Suicide77.

      This information is from Suicide77.

      The Rig
      2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4x4
      Charcoal Interior w/3rd row seats
      Moon roof, 6-disc, heated seats w/memory postion
      4.6V8

      Mods
      K&N CAI
      Henson Tuned
      Removed 3rd cat
      2.5" single exhaust in stock location
      70 Series Flowmaster muffler
      20" Boss Motorsport 306 wheels
      275/45/20 Hankook Ventus ST RH06 tires
      Removed roof rack
      Street Scene grille powder coated black by Turdle

      After first removing the roof rack-
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      70 Series Flowmaster-
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      K&N CAI-
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      SCTX3 from James Henson
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      When I first got the 20's, they had to be wet sanded to remove road grime(took 11hrs to do all 4 by hand...)
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      Finally mounted-
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      Random Pics-
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      New grille-
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      Added the logo back on:
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      New Pillar Covers-
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      Some Vids:

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      Running at the strip against Tekman05's Mustang. Best run so far is 15.1 in the 1/4-
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    3. Suicide77

      Suicide77 Elite Explorer

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      Congrats Limited02! Looks clean and good!
       
    4. reapereviltwin

      reapereviltwin Keep on wheelin John Rock Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      congrats!!!!! :biggthump
       
    5. Limited02

      Limited02 Well-Known Member

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      Thanks guys! I need to get this thread updated with more pictures...
       
    6. Suicide77

      Suicide77 Elite Explorer

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      Wow! That is bad ass!
       
    7. bwaa

      bwaa New Member

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      Your wheels are TO DIE FOR.
       
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    8. Jewett

      Jewett New Member

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      What did you do to fix the wear on the middle window trim? Not sure what is called I have an 03 everything is perfect on expect for that ?
       
    9. Limited02

      Limited02 Well-Known Member

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      This is what I used: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Explor...stant-Polycarbonate-Trim-b/230946118412?rt=nc

      Only works on the sides, not the back. They are very durable and have been working great the last year or so I've had them on. This summer I may pull them off and either repaint the factory pieces, or use a gloss vinyl.
       
    10. Jewett

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      thanks limited 02 i was curious about the back i was thinking paint to im not sure if i can use these with my rain deflectors really nice truck man simple and clean really nice
       
    11. Jewett

      Jewett New Member

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      did you take the roof rack off yourself?
       
    12. Limited02

      Limited02 Well-Known Member

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      Sure did. There are 6 caps that cover 2 phillip head screws. Remove the caps (they pop off), remove the screws and remove the rack. Before putting the screws back in, I dabbed a little silicone on the threads to help create a seal. Re-installed the screws and I used body color touch-up paint on the heads to help the screws blend in.
       
    13. Jewett

      Jewett New Member

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      cool deal just curious i definetly think thats gonna be one of my first mods saving up for a stereo at the moment just picked up a 03 with 19000 miles on it not a stratch on it the intereor is just like yours minus the third row seats i gotta get some pics of it but thats a little dificult at the moment
       
    14. Limited02

      Limited02 Well-Known Member

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      19,000 miles? Wow, I wish I had that!!! Mine has 178,000...
       
    15. Jewett

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      yeah i had a 96 with 223000 on it before i got this baby it had so many miles on it i couldn't get myself to invest in a stereo cause the system woulda cost me more than i paid for the truck... but it was also a sweet ride i loved it super clean interior great paint exept on the roof cause it wasnt garage kept but i put it into the back of a semi going about 75 miles an hour to say the least i totalled it
       
    16. Limited02

      Limited02 Well-Known Member

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      Thanks! I actually just picked the wheel up today from powder coat! Turdle on here did them for me :thumbsup:

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      Beautiful truck, the rims really complimented well with it!
       
    18. Noord_Man

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      That's one heck of a beast! Makes me want to get myself an Explorer even faster than I've decided.
      2018 just can't come fast enough!
       
    19. pacman9270

      pacman9270 Elite Explorer

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      Looks awesome! Any new pics?
       
    20. Limited02

      Limited02 Well-Known Member

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      This is the last picture I took before I sold it just over a year ago (12/31/2015) and it had 212,000 miles on it. Contacted the new owner a few weeks ago and he said it was still running strong! Last mods I did was change to blacked out headlights with clear corners, painted the calipers red and lowered it a touch (trimmed the stock coils when I put new shocks on).

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      I sold it because I wanted something that was going to be more reliable after my daughter was born. Found a one owner 2012 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost for a great price and an LMS tune on it. Currently running their 91 Stage 4+ tune and man does this motor come alive! When summer hits I'll put the 93 Stage 4+X race tune back on (really makes the car rip!). Put about 20K miles on it last year and enjoyed every mile, but I still miss the Explorer. I have some better ones somewhere, but here's a pic after I got the windows tinted 20% all around.

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      More pics when I first got it: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/my-new-dd-baby-hauler.442471/
       
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    21. pacman9270

      pacman9270 Elite Explorer

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      Nice! Congrats on the new ride!
       
    22. cmoney112

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      Great looking car!
      I know this is old, but would anyone be interested in reviving this thing? TOTM is a truly great idea, in my opinion! I'd love to see more :D
       

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