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Maniak - September 2013 TOTM

Discussion in 'Explorer / Ranger Truck Of The Month Winners' started by Burns, October 14, 2013.

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    1. Burns

      Burns Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

      October 20, 2004
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      City, State:
      Pulaski, TN
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1991 Explorer/2002 F-250
      Here is our September 2013 TOTM winner.

      Winning Picture:


      Specs as of 10/13
      1992 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4
      700r4 transmission using Advanced Adapters kit
      fl1a filter & mount re-tasked for external transmission filter
      2 transmission coolers mounted in front of the a/c condenser
      10" fan from a geo prism mounted on 1 cooler with Relays & a capacitor to control transmission cooler fan.
      Rancho RS9000 shocks (rear)
      Front/Rear sway bars removed
      BFG AT 32x11.50 on 15X8 rims
      Modified stock axle pivot bracket (pass side) to increase strength
      Extended steel braided brake lines - (had to modify stock fitting on front driver side)
      4.10 Gears
      Detroit Locker in Rear
      Trac lock from Jeep Dana 35 in front TTB D-35
      Warn Manual hubs
      Custom front bumper (designed for maximum approach angle)
      New roof rack cross bars using stock sliders to hold Coleman basket
      Custom Tube rear bumper (designed for maximum departure angle)
      Extended Front/Rear Diff breather lines
      Rear shock mounts moved to Swaybar mounts.
      Extended Stock Radius arms with Ballistic Joints and custom mounts.
      F-250 shock mounts with 32" long Rs9000 shocks.
      SOA using a modified OME-36 spring pack and stock shackles (ruffstuff spring perch)
      C-Clip eliminated using Echo spring and split colar
      LED rock lights
      Pair of 6" LED light bars from TWF on front bumper
      Pair of 5" halogen lights on front bumper
      3/16 steel welded to bottom of front TTB after fixing the Dent/crack in the bottom of the Beam.
      Many Cracks in Beam welded up..
      Opened front axle beam window
      Moved Cat Converter back almost 12" to free up room next to trans.

      Audio upgrades
      Kenwood CD player (don't remember model number)
      Sony XPLOD - 754 (350watt.. 75x4) for mains
      American Pro 400 watt rms x 1 for sub
      Clarion Pro 5x7 plates (front doors)
      Rockford Fosgate 5x7 - 2 way (rear door)
      MTX Thunderform Sub enclosure
      Custom storage compartment in rear for spare parts and even more tools

      SOA thread: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=391276
      Rear Bumper thread: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=368184
      Extended RA w/ ballistic joint thread: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246044
      Skidplate strengthening: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201883
      LED rock light upgrade: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=393521







      Congrats Maniak!!!
      Last edited: October 14, 2013
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    3. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      November 11, 2005
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    4. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      June 16, 2003
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    5. Tbars4

      Tbars4 Moderator Emeritus Elite In Memoriam

      March 4, 2007
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      Year, Model & Trim Level:
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      ...I just saw this...Congrats...:biggthump

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