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Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by Four0Sport, October 6, 2008.

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    1. Four0Sport

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      I have an open rear end.. so the Aussie should go in fine.

      I have other problems though.. finally came down hard enough on the front end to crack the diff housing. bummer.
       
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      SAS or fix the TTB? decisions decisions.. i think the money factor is gonna win out and the TTB is getting some JBweld : (
       
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      My front pumpkin is jb welded been that way for about 2 years now if not a bit longer. Its doin fine. I j ust check it ecery so offten and add to it if I need to.... will be changing out the pumpkin the spring tho. Planning on changing gears out.
       
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      wish me luck.. im looking at EB axles this weekend.
       
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      My friend Josh who built my rear bumper/swingout recently built a front bumper for my Explorer. He built the bumper around the vehicle to give it a clean look. Bumper is made with 1/4" and 3/16" steel plate with 1/2" bar stock for the d-ring mounts that are welding through the bumper and onto the mount that is bolted to the frame. To make a long story short, its sturdy.

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      the RuggedRidge 10.5K lb winch I got for christmas is mounted.. will get pics tomorrow
       
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      Damn that looks bullet proof! Nice work out on the trails, did you get the aussie installed yet?
       
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      nah.. tryin to figure out what im gonna do gear wise b4 i install it.. might just throw it in now for the heck of it, and im lazy lol
       
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      Lol well it'd help for the time being.
       
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      I was going to install the locker today, but got caught up doing work on my dads tow rig and now I gotta go in to work.. shouldnt have answered the phone..

      In the meantime, heres a few poser pics from this past sunday.

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      Looking good. :D:thumbsup:


      How's the Monte?
       
    14. Four0Sport

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      I went to start it up and the cheapo wal-mart battery in it was dead! grabbed my spare optima, and it was too low to start it! ..its jealous
       
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      That's aggravating.
       
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      to make things worse.. the battery in my bike was dead too.
       
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      talk about adding insult to injury.
       
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      Got the locker installed over the weekend.. along with the SOLID diff cover I purchased, and the BallisticFab optima box I got from my fiance as an early birthday present.

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      ...You are going to love having a locker after running open as things will now seem effortless...I do miss the art of picking lines while wheeling open though..

      ...How do you like your new Optima box???...I do find it unique that 2 guys from each side of the country, on the same Forum, installed the same battery box on the same weekend and didn't even no about the others plans...Great minds think alike...:D
       
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      lol.. did you install one too? It fit great after cutting off the 4 outside tabs. I did however have to drill right where the factory tray angles down into a dip. grade 8 5/16" bolts did the trick, wasnt too bad to get a washer and nut and box end wrench underneath the tray either.

      I've done some pretty amazing things and surprised quite a few Jeeps wheelin open, cant wait to see where the locker takes me!
       
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      the 4.10 LS 8.8 is in.. let me tell ya, the truck feels like a whole new beast. rpm's are low enough now that the TC lock-up engaged, I can use 4th gear, and the disc brakes are a big improvement even w/out adjusting the booster rod or changing out the MC. ..still waiting on the front R&P to get here though.

      the front and rear bumpers I have on my truck have weighed it down, alot. I'd say I lost over an inch and a half of height over the past year. my ford dealer and rockauto want too much for f-150 spacers IMO, the daystar coil spacers are ~130, can I run 6" lift springs with my 4" drop brackets? if so.. and the only problem would be camber, I'm still using stock bushings so it should be able to be corrected with adjustable bushings. thats the big question for today guys.. hope someone out there can help me out!
       
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      Go with the washers for the spacers. I got mine at tractor supply for around ten bucks. I think the diameter of them was 3". I couldn't see paying $130 for spacers or how ever much for f150 coil seats..... the washers do the same thing. As for the degree of bushing, I left that up to the alignment shop.

      Glad to see you got lower gears and I bet your tranny is thanking you for it!!!! I am guessing you have limited slip in the rear now and lockerless?
       
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      yeah.. sold the locker to a member on this site. its so nice to be able to DD the 93 again, no shakes, jerks.. better acceleration, no slowing to a crawl on hills on the interstate. if Motive Gear would have been on the ball I would have the D35 R&P already installed in the new center section I got.

      actually.. im looking forward to tearing the front end down, havnt done that yet, and with the TTB it wont be as heavy! just going to pull the axle shafts from both sides, unbolt the axle pivot for the dr beam, take the coil spring nut off, RA nut off, and pull the whole beam off.
       
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      its been almost 5 months since i last posted.. geesh.. well i've been busy. heres a quick rundown: got rear ended in my 97, they totaled it, got married, honeymoon, moved..twice, re-geared the front of the 93, head cracked..replaced heads, and the truck is now with the guy who built my bumpers. should have it back this weekend or next and will deffinetly have some pics to share.

      oh, had to buy the wife a car to replace her subaru while we get a motor put it in. so i am BROKE, once i get the explorer back and swap out the drop brackets with the skyjackers i picked up the modifications are over for a while.

      pics soon
       

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