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“Three ashtrays, two doors, one cup holder, and zero Air Bags” As it sits today. . . (December 2023) As it sat last year. . . (2022) Edit: From here on down was the write-up I did for my first Explorer before it was totaled in a commuting accident in March 2017. The write-up for the new (to me) Explorer that was acquired in May 2020 starts on page 2, post #31. I am the second owner of this vehicle, purchasing it in April 1993. It has been a daily driver, crisscrossed the States multiple times, sat for a few years in storage, and now is dedicated to four-wheeling trips, camping excursions, and hauling the motorcycle to various “track days”. It is not a hard-core rig, but is set up well for the types of four-wheeling I enjoy...
hi everyone, my name is tim . i live in selkirk, manitoba, canada and as if this date that i am posting this, i am 36 years old. i bought my sport in jan 05 from a local ford dealer. it had 111,000KM's on it. this is the second sport i have owned. it was sitting on the lot for about 8 months before i came along. i am the third owner (i was able to track down the person that traded it in, and they got it from a friend, who bought it new in 98). i started to do a few things to it after i first got it, then i found this site, and all hell broke lose! i've never been satisfied with something the everyone else has, so i started to tinker with it even more. mods include interior installed factory tilt...
Blueka's "Betty" Registry I thought it was about time I put one up.. I've got a '97 4.0 SOHC UK spec Explorer.. I bought it in Dec 2005 and the next day all the timing slipped and wrecked one side of the engine! It was off the road for 6 months while I saved up and found someone who knew how to fix it. This is how it looked when I got it back:- After driving it for a while I decided that I didn't like all the chrome on it so got some '99 spec bumpers for it. I also changed to a slightly newer grille with a darker centre, thought it looked better than the old one. I then decided I was bored of the rear end and did the '99 rear end swap.. although I managed to bend the rear hatch and it don't sit straight...
Thanks for checking out my thread! I've owned about a dozen 1st & 2nd gen Explorers over the last 8 years. I've done Dana 44's on a 1st gen, coilovers on a 2nd gen, uniball uppers, leveling kits, lift kits, fabricated a handful of front ends, shock hoops, bedcages, the list goes on and on. For my latest truck, I began my search towards the end of last summer & actually started out looking for a 2nd gen, (I really like the ones with the AC in the center console). Thankfully this truck was not needed as a daily driver, so I was able to take my time. I happen to stumble across this extremely clean 1st gen that reminded me so much of my favorite Explorer, which was also a white 94 with black wheels. I could not pass this truck up. Here in...
I've been here awhile, just not a big poster and it made me jealous seeing everyone else's Explorer on here and mine unknown :(. _________________________________________________________________ Info: -2000 Explorer Sport -4.0 OHV V6 -87k miles -2WD Current Mods: Under the Hood/Performance -K&N Drop-in filter -BBK 66mm throttle body -Dynomax Super Turbo muffler w/ custom bent pipes -PowerStop cross-drilled and slotted rotors -DieHard Platinum battery -Airbox silencer removed w/ "swiss cheese" mod -OEM External trans cooler added Gearing: -Rebuilt 4.10 Limited Slip Exterior: -1st gen Sport emblem -Explorer Forum license plate frames -'99 Mountaineer side mirrors w/ puddle lights -LED License Plate lights -Black taillight covers...
OK guys I know all of you have seen my old 95x so well here is the new toy I just picked up. Its a 00' Mercury Mountaineer. Here are the specs.. Motor and Driveline -5.0 V8 -All Wheel Drive (In process of 2wd conversion) -3:73 gears with LS in rear -Flowmaster 40 True duals to 3inch slant tips -Mac intake -FMS Headers -Removed EGR system -Ported upper intake manifold -GT 40 1'' Manifold Spacer -75mm Pro-m MAF -ZEX 100 Shot N2O Kit Interior / Electronics -All leather -Message center -Digital climate control -Alpine 7995 Head Unit -Rockford Fosgate 2 ga wire kit -Infinity Kappa 5x7's with rotating tweeter in all 4 doors -door speakers pushed by an MTX 502 -Hifonics Zeus 5000 with remote bass gain -2004...
This is my 2003 Explorer, Centennial Edition. I found it at a tiny dealer way up in Sedro-Woolley, WA, on January 21, 2022. I was on a plane to Bellingham, WA, the morning of January 22. 4.6L, AWD, every option except the rear DVD. She had 195,000 miles when I got her, and I immediately drove her almost 1000 miles home to Sparks, NV. With some exceptional help from one of our members, I was able to determine the following... Out of the 4000 planned Centennial Edition Explorers, 3167 were built. Of those, only 304 are all-wheel drive. Of those, 272 are equipped with the 4.6L engine. This one, as optioned, is one of thirty-seven. The first set of photos are how I got her. I've been after one of these for over ten years, and now I...
Hello my name is Jake, im from San Diego and I own a 1997 Explorer 5.0 that has gone through a lot of changes to become what it is now. There's so much custom work on here that I've done...It's gonna take a few posts. When I got the exploder it was bone stock with no speakers or stereo and had a "bad transmission". It was free though, had a v8, 130k and was Awd so it came home with me. I deep cleaned it for about a month because the interior was a bit of a wreck The transmission problem turned out to be a transfercase leak and with the 4r70w having an open passageway to the awd tcase it was becoming low and loosing the ability to shift...or the something like that. All I know is a bw4406 swap and 5 quarts of atf solved the problem...
Whats In A Name? It was hot humid august night. The winds have all but vanished. I was doing my best to keep the sweat out of my eyes. The A/C was dying in my 94 Explorer, lovingly named "Pugly", and there was no relief in sight. I decided it was time to stop throwing good money into bad. I was gonna do the unthinkable,.......I was going to commit the most heinous crime of them all! I was going to trade Pugly in for a newer model! Oh the heart break! The insanity of it all! I couldn't believe the thoughts were even going through my head. I managed to get the old girl back home, to her resting place. She seemed at ease in her familiar surroundings. I had to come up with an explanation to let her know of my evil plan. So i just...
My pride and joy, the Mounty: Video: It's a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer. I acquired this fine vehicle in 2003 with just 32,410 miles on the ticker, and it was in pristine condition, having been driven by an elderly couple, and always serviced regularly at the same dealership it was delivered to from the factory. This thing has gone through a series of different suspension setups, but currently it has: Solo Motorsports 4" extended D35 TTB with D44 outers, and custom radius arms 2.5x12" King coilovers with 2.5x12" secondary King reservoir shocks 4WD conversion with BW4406 manual transfer case 2.5x18" rear King shocks outboard of the frame custom ordered Deaver leaf springs with 12" 2AM Fab shackles Full-width 8.8 rear with stock...
Since 2005 when I bought "Betty", my UK Explorer, I've wanted a sport... well, now that I live in Canada, the chance has presented itself for me to get one... This one.... it's a 99 sport, 4.0 SOHC... it's a total write off for the moment... but when I saw the advert on Kijiji I couldn't say no. It needed some love and I wanted a project to get stuck into, so I did my research and found out how much parts are gonna cost me etc etc. So. I present.. Pickle.. (cos it's green and in a right mess) Si
Fredness - '05 Sport Trac 4x4 New (to us): 2005 Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin Purchased from dealer (lease return) in Sept 2009. 66,000 original miles, minor scratch damage, 1 "wreck" with no evidence of body work, good CARFAX, dealer maintained (full records). The original window sticker, dealer sticker and owners manual (with the Road Service Card) were in the glove box! No CEL, Good Emissions test and 16MPG City/19MPG Highway/14MPG E85. Brakes, Suspension and "Shoes": Hankook Tires Dynapro MT RT03 LT265/70R17 on 17x8 Unique 297 Matte Rims, black centers and Gorilla Lugs Hawk LTS Pads (StopTech Pads were full of fail) Powerslot Cryo Treated Rotors (x4) Rancho RS5000 shocks (x4) Drivetrain: 4.0L SOHC 5R55E Transmission 4.10:1...
Red Bull (Bandit #7) Specs: 1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0 V8 4R70W 4.10 D35 Open 4.10 Ford 8.8 Manual 4406 BFG All-Terrain's 285/75/16 (33's) Mods: Engine 302 bored .030 over (306) XE264HR Cam Dual Valve Springs OBX Headers Machined GT40P Heads Red Powder Coated Intake, Oil Pan, and Valve Covers New: Injectors, valve seats and seals, lifters, pushrods Steering 2003+ Sport Trac Knuckles Mevotech TTX TRE's Brakes Sport Trac Brake Upgrade: -12" Rotors (Front) Ceramic Brake Pads Lighting 6000k 30w LED's Clear Headlight Corners and Lenses Suspension Warrior Shackles Add-A-Leafs 2" Torsion Twist 1" Body lift Bilstein 4600 Shocks Mevotech TTX Ball Joints and Upper Control Arms Extended swaybar links Interior Limited...
:D Finally, its about time! The Specs Basic- 1998 XLT 4x4 Mileage- 323k (8/25/22) Engine- 4.0 SOHC (stock) Trans- 5r55e (stock) Tcase- BW4405 (stock) Front/Rear End- D35 IFS 3.73/8.8 LS 3.73 (stock) Suspension- TT w/Keys/OME36+Shackle, ES UCA/LCA bushings, ES Sway bar end links (not stock) Wheels/Tires- Stock 15" teardrop w/ 1" spacer/31" Toyo OC ATIII Audio- MACH HU/Amp, Kicker CS door speakers, Kicker Comp C8 sub Bumpers- RockRanger bumper+ HF 12k Winch Accessories- Roof Basket, 30" LED Bar, Rear light pods, loads of sound deadening The future!!! - "New" hatch (spot welds tearing/torn on old one, need to paint up new one) In Progress - Brake Booster Done - Powertrax NoSlip - Superlift? - 33s? Pics!!! Stock Lift stock tires...
This 99 Explorer Sport is our 3rd one (as the title says). First one was a jewel green 94, second one was a bright amber (autumn orange) 99 we purchased new, & the current one (A 99) is vermillion red. When we got it I did a full service on it, new tires, grille guard, bug shield, vent visors, new front shocks & new rear coil assist shocks & new warrior rear shackles. I patched a small rust hole in the l/s quarter panel by the top of the wheel flare & patched both outer & inner rocker panels with new metal panels. Currently it has only 115K on the clock, when we purchased it in July of 2015 as a DD for my wife it only had 82K on it. I removed the factory side steps as they were rusted beyond repair & found a pair of steps on E Bay for a...
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