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    1. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      EDIT: I lost the pics in the older posts, but the later posts have pictures again.

      Specs as of 10/13 (as far as I can remember)
      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 (REBUILT 10/13)


      Soon to be done..
      Ranger rear spring mode.. (off the list)
      Rock Sliders
      Tire carrier on rear bumper

      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

      [​IMG]


      ~Mark


      More updates later in the thread

      [This message has been edited by Maniak (edited 03-14-2000).]

      [Edited by Maniak on 06-27-2000 at 04:43 PM]
       
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    3. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Didn't notice I never updated this..

      Went to buy a set of Ranger Modifed rear springs.. and ended up with a set of OME springs instead..

      new pics with OME springs a a coil spring spacer on the drivers side front spring to lift it equal to the passenger side..


      [​IMG]

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      VERY NICE RIG MAN!!!
      I liek it
       
    5. Premier

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      No update since 2001.. what the heck, where are the pictures! PS Ilike the neon lol
       
    6. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      updated pictures

      hrm.. it has been a while..

      Here a few updates..
      Rear springs were replaced with OME (Old Man emu) 36 springs (ome-36) which are 2" lift (these came off or Rick Horwitz's pumpkin, before the pumpkin conversion)
      Transmission is now a 700r4
      Tires are now 33x12.50... (front fenders were modified with a sawzall while in the parking lot of the tire store)
      Double RA washers in front of the bushing to push the axle forward some.
      more miles.. (3496xx miles as of this week)
      More dents..

      Thats what I can think of now..

      Here are a couple vids:
      Glamis sand dunes...
      http://objectexpected.com/trip/2004/glamis-climb-produced1.wmv
      Back way to Crown King...
      http://objectexpected.com/trip/2005/crown-king-10-2-05/ck-mark-1.wmv

      BTW.. the Neon paint is actually house paint, put on with a brush (Yolanda was impatient and didn't want to wait for me to paint it)..

      ~Mark
       

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    7. Sams01XplrSprt

      Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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      nice x u got there
       
    8. mounty71

      mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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      I think it's about time you updated this.
       
    9. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Its not too much different.. yet.. :) except now it has around 375k miles..

      I hope to get some new pics from Truckhaven..

      once I'm back I'll start on the next set of mods..

      ~Mark
       
    10. mounty71

      mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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      Actually i thought you had already done the SOA, but i just read in the T-haven thread you haven't. But i'm looking forward to seeing it in the future.
       
    11. scottyawd

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      Nice rig you got there. Looking forward to doing some similar mods to my 92 Sport.
       
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      whats the chance you could email me a pic of your vacuum manifold. i have a missing hose. I think.

      fabarker@comcast.net
       
    13. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Mine won't look like yours.. I have a 700r4 chevy transmission installed and over 380k miles on the truck. That means my vacuum lines aren't routed the same way....

      Basically, You should have lines to/from the following if applicable...
      Brakes
      Cruise control
      Fuel Pressure Regulator
      EGR
      Transmission
      a couple are capped.. sometimes 3 depending on the vehicle.

      ~Mark
       
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      nice x's guys! I cant wait till i get the lift on mine. I know i need to get some pics up here soon. promise it will happen lol I'm thinking of going with SOA in the rear and a 5.5 situation up front. Any thoughts would help out a lot.
       
    16. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Wow, I haven't updated this in forever.

      Here is what it currently has as of 1/2011

      Front:
      Duff 2.5" lift kit with Duff 3.5" lift springs.
      Extended Stock Radius arms with Ballistic Joints
      F-250 shock mounts with 32" long Rs9000 shocks.

      Rear:
      Modified OME-36 leaf springs. I added 1 leaf from an f-150 to help the sagging of the springs (lots of hard miles are on the OME springs).
      Warrior 153 shackles.
      old rs9000's

      Drive train:
      Still running the 4.0 OHV, but we rebuilt it at 355k miles. Its been 30k miles since the rebuild.
      700r4 transmission (thanks to Advanced Adapters for making the adapters)
      4.10's gears with Detroit in the rear with a rock-crusher diff cover on the rear and the c-clip eliminator on the front axle.

      Its now sitting on 33x12.50's and still running the 15x8 steel cheapie rims.

      Still using the front bumper we made and I just made new roof rack cross bars so the roof basket is no longer holding onto the plastic cross bars.

      Just to put some of the project pics up in 1 place...

      Lego motor (during rebuild).
      [​IMG]
      engine-rebuild 019 by maniak_az, on Flickr

      Extended Radius arms with Ballistic Joints.
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      Build-day3 016 by maniak_az, on Flickr

      f-250 shock mount.
      [​IMG]
      shock-mount 002 by maniak_az, on Flickr


      f-250 mount with 3.5" duff springs with extended Radius arms.
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      Build-day3 005 by maniak_az, on Flickr

      Front stuff and rear droop
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      truckhaven-57 by maniak_az, on Flickr

      Front droop and rear stuff
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      truckhaven-56 by maniak_az, on Flickr

      This is how I mounted my new cross bars to the factory rails. I'm using 4 of the factory square nut/sliders in the rail for each cross bar. I use the nut/bolt combo to tighten the cross bar to the slider and have it all tight in the rail. Thanks to Corkey and Gmanpaint for helping me design the mounts.
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      roof rack cross bar mount close up 2 by maniak_az, on Flickr

      ~Mark
       
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      your Ex has always been a big inspiration for me. glad to see it still trucking at over 300k!
       
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      Sweet Explorer man, I had a blast riding with you at Thaven during the night run.
       
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      Love the front droop pic Mark! Awesome! That Burns Lime green stands out like a mudda! :)
       
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      Your engine looks like it was made out of Play-Doh. :thumbsup:
       
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    22. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I haven't updated anything in a while. Here is the latest addition (used it last wheeling season).. Its the DIY co2 system I threw together..

      I found a smoking deal on an out of date 20 lbs co2 bottle ($15). I took it to airgas, paid for a bottle test, co2 and did a bottle swap. As long as their label is on the bottle I don't have to pay for a bottle test anymore when I swap bottles, even if it out of date.

      I threw in my extra Earthquake impact gun and a 20 ft Poly hose with a 150 psi fixed regulator I got from polyperformance and viola, I have a co2 system.

      It airs up the tires very fast now, lets me pull tires or stubborn bolts quickly/easily and I've even used it with a blow gun to blow crap out of the air filter.

      Here it is mounted in the X. I'm going to work on welding up a mount and bolting it to the body but for now this works.
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      DIY co2 stowed for travel by maniak_az, on Flickr

      ~Mark
       
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    25. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Since the recent monsoon storms made a mess of the road behind the house I decided this was the right time to take some video of the X with the new front suspension parts moving/working.

      I have recently stiffened up the front shocks to 8 & 9 trying to help control the out of round BFG KM2s when on the freeway. I was afraid that with the higher settings that the extra dampening was going to keep the suspension from moving fast enough to keep the tires on the ground. Other than on the really hard hits, the tires stayed right on the ground..

      I was using this video to watch the tires and see how well they were staying in contact with the ground at different speeds. I had the shocks set at 8 in this video. I have another one (not on youtube) with them set on 9 and they worked just as well.


      Then I decided to see what happens if I hit something big and hard, and with different shock settings (8 & 9) I don't have bump stops up front so the drivers side bump stop is really the inner part of the fender and the airbox. The tire hits the air box, which pushes the air box into the hood which stops things :). The shock also tops out right about the same spot. I do have longer springs to lift it more which should help me move some of my usable travel down some, but that is a future mod, along with air bump stops.



      ~Mark
       
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      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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