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Zukman and Zukmam's 91 Eddie Bauer Explorer

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by zukman, December 12, 2009.

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    1. zukman

      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      Its all Stic-o's fault!
      A deal we could not pass up.
      A Desert Runner for $1200?
      we bought him in April of 2009

      he has been Nicknames "Icarus"
      his story is here http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245289
      His stats: (what he had when we got him)
      Engine:
      4.0 with 144,000 on the clock
      Edelbrock Headers

      Front end:
      Dana 35 w/3.73 limited slip
      cut and turned beams
      long arms w/tubed support across
      custom support bracing
      fabricated extended shock hoops with Fox Racing reservoir Shocks
      limiting straps
      custom tube bumper

      Rear end:
      8.8 w/3.73 limited slip
      fabricated mounts and support brackets for dual Fox Reservoir Shocks
      Deaver 14 pack springs
      custom tube rear bumper w/drop away spare tire carrier

      Tires and wheels:
      33x10.50x15 BFG T/A's on stock 15x7 factory alum wheels

      Things we added:
      Front Bumper Driving lights 200w sealed beam KC's
      Rock lights all around
      Cobra 29 CB
      flow thru exhaust (none there when we got him)
      Off Road tires and wheels 33x12.50x15 Pro Comp Muds on 15x10 Steel wheels

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      Last edited: December 13, 2009
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    3. corkey

      corkey Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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      Turdle Everything in Moderation Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I am really sorry I didn't get to ride in that while I was out there-I was just too wrapped up in awe.
      I really like your truck guys. Nice find, and good work bringing it back.
       
    5. zukman

      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      the truck you rode home in, is an awesome ride! Hard to compete with that.
      "icarus" has only just begun his journey in rebirth. So much had to be done to correct the flight problems. We only just figured out that the front springs will have to be replaced, they too were heavyly damaged in the flight he took.
       
    6. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      One nice looking rig! Love it, and the name too.
       
    7. zukman

      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      The new front springs have arrived, as well as the new rear u-bolt plates.
      But first things first!
      Set up the RTI ramp to give us a base line.
      Rear up he measures a 58 up the ramp for a score of 517.8571 on a 30 degree ramp.
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    8. zukman

      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      Replaced the rear spring perch bottom mounts ans u-bolts went from 1/2" to 5/8" u-bolts. Gain a little more clearance as well.
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    9. cybergasm

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      hmmm i think those rear shocks need some attention next ;)
       
    10. zukman

      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      yes they do but what you are seeing is still from the trans puking all over(tranny fluid is a b---- to clean up!)
       
    11. Sams01XplrSprt

      Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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      looks good so far keep up good work
       
    12. zukman

      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      Rockin' the new 35x12.50x17 Goodyear yellow labels mounted on Enkei wheels
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      Taken at TDS 2010

      Just ordered the doubler kit! This is gonna get fun!
       
    13. Stic-o

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      I'll say, what are you gonna do about that funny thing in the way that holds gas :dunno:
       
    14. zukman

      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      hmmmmmmm lets see the gas goes in the arse the doubler attaches to the existing transfer case. That way I can keep the freeway gears for the street!
       
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      nahhhh don't need it that thingy is way overrated. Just pull it and toss it:D
       
    16. zukman

      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      i LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
       
    17. RangerX

      RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      What doubler are you getting, the DD Machine?
      What gas tank are you going with, a BII?
      How do you like those new style MTR's?

      :D
       
    18. Stic-o

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      I told Mark to pull the Sport gas tank he has because your gonna need it;)
       
    19. zukman

      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      doubler is from D&D
      gas tank in up in theair need to measure ranger tank may swap
      the sticky tires made all the difference first time out on Pro Comp Muds 33x12.50x15 slipping all over didn't hook up very well
      second trip only change was the Goodyears they were PERFECT
       
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      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Are you thinking of leaving the new tank in the same location. Or... maybe to the old spare location? I vote for B.
       
    21. Stic-o

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      The spare tire area is ocupied by 4 Fox remote resivor shocks, so I came with the idea of using a Sport tank, in place of the 4 door tank. He'll lose a couple of gallons, but gain the room for the doubler.;)

      However I know this hasn't been done before, so it' will be intersting.

      Plus the new is coming out of the "Red Baron" project.:D
       
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      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      V8boatbuilder put a Sport tank in his 4 door if you wanna check that out. :)
       
    23. zukman

      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      after some serious measuring the original tank? stays where it is plenty of room!
       
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      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      things have been added! A Confer rack with lights to the roof and we changed out the KC's for some floods. They are bright!
       
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      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      update
      water pump died
      truck was done for awhile
      rockin a new water pump and a new e-fan
      New 66mm BBK throttle body
      still need to change out the maf sensor
      currently from the bottom of the onramp to the top not even close to full throttle 65 mph at the top and that is with the 35's
       
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      zukman "Home of Misfit Crawlers" Elite Explorer

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      Icarus is currently awaiting a D60 rear and a HD44 up front which will include 3 and 4 links, he was sidelined for the work on Mr Mud to be completed, and for extra dollars for upgrades. What Icraus loses in parts Mr Mud gains! lol
       

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