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Welcome to our "Elite Explorer" registry. This is the place to register your "Elite Explorer". Tell us who you are, where you are from as well as the year and model of your Explorer. If you have a photo of your Explorer you can point to it on the web or have Dead Link Removed host your image for you. If you have a registry entry in our standard "Explorer Registry", and would like it moved here after you become Elite, contact Rick and he will move it for you. Here are some helpful links to get you started: Search Forum FAQ / Guidelines Dead Link Removed FYI: Only "Elite Explorer" Members can start a thread in this Forum. ALL Members can Reply to a thread in this forum.
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...
Pack up all those phantoms, Shoulder that invisible load... - Rush, "Ghost Rider" (Vapor Trails, 2002) This is my 2003 Limited 4x4 4.6L. It's the third of four Fords I've owned, behind my 1994 Ranger, which I still have, and my old 1998 Expedition, which I should have run off a cliff. Stock, it came with everything but AdvanceTrac, rear DVD, reverse sensors, and tire pressure monitoring. I've had it for over twelve years but I think I have finally done enough to it to warrant a Registry thread. Current Engine - stock 4.6L block and crank, Trick Flow 75mm throttle body, Trick Flow Street Burner intake manifold, Modular Motorsports Racing stage 2 ported/polished heads, Comp XE262H cams, stock valves w/Manley springs, JBA headers, MMR...
This is my 2003 Explorer, Centennial Edition. I found it at a tiny dealer way up in Sedro-Woolley, WA, on January 22, 2022. I was on a plane to Bellingham, WA, the morning of January 23. 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...
“Three ashtrays, two doors, one cup holder, and zero Air Bags” 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, and has certainly seen its fair share of difficult trails. It has a number of modifications, with more planned for the future, but is by no means “Done”. As it sits today. . . (2022) As it used to sit: (2016) Here is the run-down of the modifications and when they were installed (or re-worked). . . -...
:D Finally, its about time! The Specs Basic- 1998 XLT 4x4 Mileage- 320k (7/23/22) 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...
The Good, The Bad, & the Pugly :D 1994 Purple Explorer XLT 4wd I decided to have a registry for my "Other" rig so I can post things done and have a reference for it. Pretty much stock drive train. 4.0 OHV-A4ld-1354e. D35 front 4:56 Yukon gears, Aussie Locker. 2nd gen disc 8.8 rear 4:56 gears, Spartan Locker. Front C-Clip eliminator Mod. Slight lift with 2" Skyjacker coils & rear F-150 hybrid leaf packs. 3" PA body lift Helpful thread with pics for the front body mounts Pics of front body lift mounts Swapped to manual hubs. Double U-joint XJ steering shaft. 33" x 12.5" x 15" Cooper Discoverer ATX3, mounted on 15"x10" AR Outlaw1 alum wheels - full size matching spare. Shocks: Front Rancho 9000xl Rear Rancho 9000xl Duff...
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 Ex started out as a nicely equipped 1994 Explorer XLT, with the 4.0 OHV, A4LD auto,electric shift transfercase,tow package,JBL sound,limited slip rear end with 3.73 gears, and leather seats.I bought this used in 1998, with 91,000 miles, sold it in 2004, and got it back in 2006 with a rod knock. It's a twin to my son's Ex in the pictures here.
These are a couple of photos after I purchased the truck a little over a year ago.
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...
Modifications Performed Removed side step bars (post #3) Replaced single row (1 inch thick) radiator with double row (2 inch thick) radiator (post #3) Installed towing wiring and bumper mounted ball (post #8) Replaced stock right caster/camber bolts with large range adjustable bolts (post #9) Replaced 2 piece right upper control arm with 1 piece arm (post #9) Installed throttle cable tensioner to reduce slack (post #10) Lowered rear 0.75 inches by replacing monoleaf rear springs with 3 leaves plus overload leaf springs (post #14) Installed Edelbrock IAS lowering rear shocks (post #15) Installed Akimoto racing air filter (post #16) Replaced stock left caster/camber bolts with large range adjustable bolts (post #18) Installed Edelbrock...
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...
I got this explorer back in 2004 when I was 15 from my mom. It had a blown transmission that I had to get replaced. Since then I have modified it. The only bolts I haven't turned would be on the original motor. This picture was taken when I spend most of my day washing and waxing it with McGuire's 3 step wax system.... boy did it shine! Stock sized BF Goodrich All Terrains & a brush guard from a 1998 - 2000 Ford Ranger 3" body lift and a home built bumper New BF Goodrich 33"x10.5-r15's Put bigger tires on it (35" Super Swampers LTB's) A broken front axle shaft resulted in a solid axle swap. Click here for the Solid Axle Swap build thread! Changed my grill to a ranger one! 37" tires, rock sliders, and a winch...
1998 Explorer 4.0 SOHC Bought it with a melted alternator/wiring harness from a junkyard for $1,000 Fixed it, drove it for two weeks, then I boosted it. Started with an M90 supercharger kit from www.Bansheesuperchargerkit.com Upgraded to an M112 Lightning supercharger that was a prototype kit. Next was the M122 off a 2012 GT500 I have reached 20 lbs of boost (with ARP head studs) and a 12.83 in a quarter mile. Pictures 1. How it looked when I brought it home. 2.The M90 supercharger installed 3.The GT500 supercharger installed 4.How it looks now 5.Wheelie
Figured I should start a thread since this truck is starting to snowball. I bought this rolled Explorer for $400 a few months ago. This poor family owned & maintained this truck for over 20 years, before it was rolled in the hands of an 18 year old. The owner was dumbfounded when I cut out the windshield at his house & drove it home (at night) with a full face helmet! Specs: 93 XLT Auto 4x4 170,xxx on chassis Receipt from a Ford Dealership showing 60K on the new motor Receipt for a rebuilt trans showing 18K New - MAF, brake booster/master, cats & muffler The plan was to just keep it in the yard since my DD is showing it’s age at 225k. This truck runs better than any 1st gen I’ve owned (15 or so). I literally had zero plans for it...
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