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XplorerKid's 2wd Beast

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by XplorerKid, September 4, 2005.

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    1. XplorerKid

      XplorerKid Rolling on 37"s

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      My name is Caleb, live in Florida, and Ive been through 3 rigs now, and i believe this is my nicest, the last one was more built up, but was built for offroading so on road it suffered. Not gunna go into a lot of details so heres what yall wanan see, the truck.

      Specs:

      Interior-
      Kenwood 6x8s in all 4 doors
      Kicker 15" L5 in 6cuft ported box
      HiFonics 1500watt Amp
      Pioneer Headunit
      Painted Cupholders and Radio Surround
      5% Limo Tint on all the windows

      Drivetrain-
      4.0L OHV
      Auto Trans
      4.88 Yukon gears

      Front Lift-
      3" Spindles, 3" TT, and 3" body

      Rear Lift-
      SOA and 3" Body

      Tires are 37x12.50x15 Goodyear MT/Rs on some Polished 15x8" rims

      Future mods:
      Brush guard or Pre Runner Bumper
      Tail Light Guards
      Screens inside, and DVD player or game system that plays DVDs
      Dual Exhuast with Flowmaster 40


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      Sorry last pic is blurry took it while driving ill get better tommorow


      To read the thread that shows the during lift pics go here, the pics suck cause i was lazy and used my Cell Phone.

      Here
       
      Last edited: September 5, 2005
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    3. 95offroadx

      95offroadx Well-Known Member

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      man that things is a monster! do you like the 4.88 gear or would 5.13s be better? im thinking about getting 37's for my explorer and i want to get the best mpg and performance i can with 37's ..... but your truck is one of the best 2wd explorer i have ever seen! keep it up!
       
    4. XplorerKid

      XplorerKid Rolling on 37"s

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      If you ask me for street driving 4.88s is perfect, i seem to be getting the SAME milage, and i can not tell a loss in performance at all. Seems to be just like when i was on those 255s
       
    5. bmxking5

      bmxking5 Well-Known Member

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      In my opinion, 37s are way too big for that truck. Give me your addy and I'll drive down to FL tomorrow to pick them up from you. :p Really though, that thing looks badass. I still can't believe how very minor the trimming is! :eek: Oh, BTW, what muffler are you gonna go with when you get the duals? Flowmaster 40?

      LOL, nevermind, you just answered my question. :D
       
    6. jimbo74

      jimbo74 Elite Ranger

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      wow looks good... you got it built up pretty quick too.....
       
    7. j602

      j602 resident douche

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      Title copycat ******. :D Looks real nice Caleb. Why not take the side skirts off? More clearance and it'll look higher.
       
    8. XplorerKid

      XplorerKid Rolling on 37"s

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      yea started ordering parts 2 weeks ago, and started lifting the truck last weekend... woulda been done faster but i had to wait for parts to show up, and the rear end to be regeared..
       
    9. XplorerKid

      XplorerKid Rolling on 37"s

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      Cause there will be lots of holes, When i put the camo on the rockers, i might take it off since it will cove the holes, but the skirts are growing on me, gives it a nice look, and helps hide the frame if you ask me...
       
    10. osker75

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      another one of your projects...havent been here in a long time and looks like i came back at a perfect time....beautiful truck man just amazing :D
       
    11. Garfield

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      I think the skirts help give it a beefier look, I like how you balance between rugged and clean looking. Very nice!
       
    12. BigDave!!!

      BigDave!!! Well-Known Member

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      truck looks amazing. as for the side skirts i took mine off a while ago when i was bored and just used bondo to fill in the little holes, sanded it and used some spray paint. you cant tell they were ever there. but then again my truck is black and you cant tell where the spray paint starts
       
    13. BeauJ

      BeauJ Moderator Emeritus

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      In the last pic, I see you know how to eat great, even late :D
       
    14. izackary

      izackary Well-Known Member

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      Nice ride, 2by. :p

      "Lift it high; fat chicks can't climb."
       

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      93liftedXLT Active Member

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      Hmm, that pretty sick :thumbsup: what kinda Spindle kit are you Using?
       
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      XplorerKid Rolling on 37"s

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      got the spindles off Ebay, like 300$+shipping

      Now it looks like i need adjustable control arms, as that they cant get it perfectly aligned :( So i guess i need to do someresearch on that, dont want to F up brandnew MT/Rs
       
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      look for the adjustable camber shims. they came on my rig. they're special bolts for the upper control arm mounts.
       
    19. XplorerKid

      XplorerKid Rolling on 37"s

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      i already have camber adjusters, its still not enough, he said its still bout 1* out....
       
    20. j602

      j602 resident douche

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      GooseR is selling his adjustable arms. Buy 'em!
       
    21. leetz

      leetz 2wd All-Star

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      beast.
       
    22. Crankcase

      Crankcase Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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      Sweet rig Kid, but you need a Ford symbol in the Grille so people know what your'e representing
       
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      HAHA!!! He was trying to paint the emblem a different color and messed up and ended up painting over the chrome Ford sign :D
       
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      j602 resident douche

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      Ahah, Caleb you're such a weiner.
       
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      Crankcase Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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      LMAO!
       
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      have you taken it offroad? I wonder how it feels. It looks awesome.
       

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