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Old 07-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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'91 Explorer trail rig

I'm trying to get more info on this '91...

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/cto/3054312104.html


I know the guy who did the lift but can't get in touch with him at the moment. Judging from the pics alone... how much do you guys think I would have to do to get this rig really trail worthy? Hopefully it's doable.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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The guy who owns it now has some wrong info I think.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:15 PM   #3
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judging just by looks alone im thinking its a very capable 4x4 and if it runs as good as it looks its more then trail ready....... personaly i wouldnt want to be to hard on it though, looks way to good to beat up in the bush.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #4
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Why put chevy axles on a ford? If my explorer every gets a chevy part it'll be an engine. Everything else they make is crap
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Neat looking ride. Pretty clean for a trail rig so I'm guessing it's a pavement pounder. Suspension may be set up as such and might be unsuitable for the trail.

If you're very knowledgeable about suspension tech, go for it, but otherwise I would suggest having it checked out. I have seen some pretty sketchy and often dangerous fab work. Not worth risking your life over.

I would want proof of the motor and transmission being new; also I'd want to know who did the work. A serious test drive would be in order and just generally going over the truck with a fine toothed comb.




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Old 07-27-2012, 11:23 AM   #6
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Neat looking ride. Pretty clean for a trail rig so I'm guessing it's a pavement pounder. Suspension may be set up as such and might be unsuitable for the trail.

If you're very knowledgeable about suspension tech, go for it, but otherwise I would suggest having it checked out. I have seen some pretty sketchy and often dangerous fab work. Not worth risking your life over.

I would want proof of the motor and transmission being new; also I'd want to know who did the work. A serious test drive would be in order and just generally going over the truck with a fine toothed comb.
x2! If you are not experienced with multiple offroad modified vehicles, then you need someone who is to go with you and check it out thoroughly. With that much lift the truck has a seriously high center of gravity, and can be very dangerous to drive, on road and off. I would want a roll cage for sure! And about 3-5 hours to go through everything, very slowly.




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Why put chevy axles on a ford?
I agree... This ruins it to me. For as much that was spent on the chev axles, they could've bought a 1st gen bronco front axle.

I wouldn't pay the askin price of 4g's.... maybe $2500. I don't care how much money was spent on it, it is still a 91 EX)




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Old 07-28-2012, 11:37 AM   #8
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I don't mind other brand parts on a vehicle but everything better be documented.

When it comes time to do maintenance or repair you want to know what parts to buy. There is nothing worse than not being able to figure out what vehicle that part came from.

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sorry but no way has that truck been offroad. The fist dip in the road would take out the fenderwells (fenders are not clearenced for offroading) It's a mall crawler. and it's wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to high to offroad without the possibility of a roll turning the corner! would need a lot of work. the first step being removing the body lift. thats my 2 cents.


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How is that a chevy driver side drop front ?




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If you go tall you must compensate for width. You will roll if you dont. using wheel spacers could help the issue but that would put more stress on your wheel bearings. go for wider axles from a bronco or something would be the way to go.
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