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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 promised myself i would wait till an act of God happened before I chop the top. and so far no trees have mysteriously fallen on the rear of the roof.
       
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    3. Four0Sport

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      that side plastic will not be fun to put back in and pull back out with a cage in there. ok, so i lied, its getting caged.

      on a side note.. i found an ant colony under the rear carpet.
       
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      front and rear bumpers sold.. err.. well traded for tires for the Rainja
       
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      eh.. havnt nailed down a date to take it in for the cage. bummer.
       
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      took the ol girl on her last ride for a couple months.. drove over 400 miles in 2 days, wheeled for 7 hours on blue and black trails in freezing temperatures, averaged 12.5mpg on the interstate, made it home without any issues.. now im reading 410Fortune's 5.0L swap thread. geesh.. i'm never happy with her.

      cage in february.. dude is backed up on a rzr cage and a buggy build.
       
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      Time to buy a harbor freight bender and a big welder (Miller is my choice of welders), DIY all the way and still save money.
       
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      i dont have the patience and he does great work.. and im only paying half of what it would cost anyone else. February is only a few weeks away..

      winter wheeling in West Virginia..

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      I havnt forgotten about the cage.. fab guy was backed up. goes down this weekend. all i need to do to get it ready is get the pass side seat belt anchor bolt out. tried everything.. not the head is stripped.. stupid torx bits
       
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      Pipe wrench
       
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      I use a cut off wheel and a grinder to cut the head of the bolt from round to square sides to get a wrench onto it., try this and a small propane torch from underneath to heat up the factory loctite.
       
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      used a cut-off wheel, cut the head of the bolt off.. carpet was only on fire once, luckily theres 6 inches of snow outside so putting out the flame wasnt hard. shes empty.. shop vac tomorrow
       
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      Yeah you might wanna remove the carpet before welding in there. LOL
       
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      carpet was out of the truck all night.. on interior whatsoever.. opened the door today and the truck reaked of a burnt match smell. nothing was cut, burnt, other than the carpet which was removed. hmm
       
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      truck is at the shop.. time to think about cargo lights and storage
       
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      ok ok.. pics

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      also picked this up.. decided i wasnt in debt enough as it is already, and im too lazy to walk my property

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      Very nice.
       
    19. Four0Sport

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      i do not miss the swingout rear bumper at all.. its so nice to look back and actually be able to see out of the rear window. i am also a fan of not having to open the swingout to get raise the hatch or glass.

      hopefully this fall the piece of junk will get 2 more cylinders in the engine.
       
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      small update.. just noticed yesterday that the only panel on my truck that is NOT dented, rubbed, or pushed in is the rear hatch. then i realized that was because of the rear swing out..which is gone now.

      gearing up for a club ride later this month.. gotta get on the ball and service the hubs and wheel bearings and replace a radius arm bushing.
       
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      this winter's project.. narrowed HP 44, now to find one
       
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      LOL i like how you fixed that for me

      I would be going to tons if I didn't have money wrapped up in EB44 chromo shafts
       
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      Went back down to Ivy Branch earlier this month, Hatfield McCoy Trails only trail system open to full size OHVs. If you live in the mid-atlantic region you need to visit Ivy Branch. More info can be found on TrailsHeaven.com.

      It rained for a week leading up to the ride and it continued to monsoon the entire time we were there but it was a blast. Hit mostly blue and black trails and a couple sections of double black. On the way out I was bored and asked for something dumb to do, got pointed to a nice rocky hill climb. I was doing pretty good until I blew a rear brake line and had to use a bail out. Had a definite pucker moment while I was turning towards the bail out, came close to rolling, but I saved it.. kinda made me sad lol

      Here are some pics.. working on getting a video sent to me to post up

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      Nice build. It is amazing to see the transformation from stock.

      I was looking at using the 2 inch lift coils, warrior shackles and AAL's. I really have no desire to go larger than 31's. Just a DD with a little bit of attitude to play with.

      If you had it to do over again, would you use the 2 inch coils, warriors and AAL's?
       

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