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Starkman's Explorer build thread

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by Starkman, August 18, 2013.

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    1. WormsExplorer

      WormsExplorer Elite Explorer

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      Thank you si for the help. I have a 96 not a 92. I got rid of the 92. But thank you for the info. I will be on the hunt for either a 1354 or a 1350.
       
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      I'm glad I found this thread!

      The day I found this thread and decided I need a front bumper like that they went on sale for $199.99 free shipping!

      It showed up today and it is nice and heavy without being too heavy. Time for me to get some 2x4 steel now.
       
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    4. Starkman

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      I think its fitting to turn over 200,000 miles on an off road run. This vehicle has been the must enjoyable vehicle I've owned!
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    5. 96EXXLTinCO

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      Congrats on the milestone!! Clean up run next Saturday with Front Range 4x4, just up in Idaho Springs. You should join us if you're not busy, would be cool to get a bunch of Ex's on that run and rival the heep numbers. And would be great to see you and run a trail again.
       
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      Looking good for that many miles on her. :)
       
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      Do you have the original rear bumper you built for it or was it used for the new one as well? I would buy the old one from you, it is just what I am looking for.
       
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      Any New Updates. Love this build. Also With your front end disconnecting the Sway bar was there any effect with the Front end at all as in Binding?
       
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      Back up...any new updates?
       
    10. Starkman

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      Sorry missed that question, with the sway bar removed I definitely get a lot of body roll but it’s not a canyon burner so I’m good with that. As far as binding, I’m guessing you mean cv axle bind? No, the shocks stop the suspension before bind.
       
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      Well no new updates other than it’s leaking pretty bad from the rear main seal. I’ve been driving my Mazda truck mostly.
       
    12. WormsExplorer

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      Thank you sir. That was what I was wanting to know.
       
    13. Starkman

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      Your welcome, there is a lot of misconception about binding. The downward suspension travel is limited by the shock and doing a torsion twist doesn’t change that only where it sits in that stock travel. The problem with this type of lift is how it will top out over bumps. The rebound of the suspension after hitting a bump will hit the limit (shock) and this is a bad feeling. Hope that make sense.
       
    14. WormsExplorer

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      Yes made sense thank you. :) still like how your build is. I want to do the same with mine.
       
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      Great build, What gears are your running? Did your Eddie come with the 4:10s?

      Tim
       
    16. Starkman

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      Never got to swapping in better gears, still running stock 3.73.
       
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      I've gone through some shock bushings because of this. I even tried some energy suspension bushings and blew them out just as fast. Limiting straps would be a good idea to stop this.
       

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