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...Since we have so many newly paid "Elite" members I thought this would be a place where you can announce your new "Eliteness"...
...I do like to say Congrats :chug: to all the new "Elites" but it is hard sometimes to know who is new ...:dunno:
...And to all the paid "Elites"...:salute:
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The Status of being an "Elite" member
Mail storage of 250...
Well, I've been an Elite member for probably like two years. I guess it's time to put something in the Elite Registry. So here goes...
Engine: Stock 4.0L (245) SOHC SEFI V-6
Transmission: Stock Ford 5R55E 5 -Speed Automatic Overdrive
Transfer Case: Borg Warner 1354 electric shift - Gear Ratio ? Low ? 2.48:1
Steering: Stock Power, Ford - Rack and Pinion (Includes Steering Cooler) - Ratio 19.1:1 Static
Front Suspension: Superlift 4" lift
Rear Suspension: Spring over axle
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.
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Seeing as I've owned this car for two weeks now I guess I should make a registry for it. Went to Pollard Friendly Ford in Lubbock, TX with the intentions of putting a down payment on a 2007 Ex V6 4X4. I was literally heading into the office to sign on it when I spotted this green gem sitting to the side. It had just been traded not more then twenty minutes ago for a '12 Edge. Took it for a test drive (the sales lady trying to point out how much better the 4th Gen was :D) and I was sold on...
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.
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...
Hi all. I figured I'd make a registry for my new ride! It was 180 miles away and managed to take 9 hours for the entire trip, including several KFC stops along the way.
I picked up a plush meerkat to put on the dash at a service station, and since the car is kind of meerkat coloured the name stuck.
I'll be needing these...
Just getting onto the M25 going around London...
STILL on the M25, but now it's gone dark. This is crossing the Thames...
My friend's car was...
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...
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...
This is all @Rick fault. I bought another Explorer today, but before you all jump to conclusions and calling me Zukman ( :p ), here me out...
Why did I buy Another Explorer? Well I as some you may know, I ordered a 2019 Ranger, but it will not be here for a few months and I need to dump my Focus ST, but I still need a DD in between. So what do I do? Buy a cheap reliable truck that I know well.
Now the fun part, look at what I found.:D
1997 Ford Explorer XL 2wd
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...
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.
1. How it looked when I brought it home.
2.The M90 supercharger...
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...
My pride and joy, the Mounty:
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
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...
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.
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!
93 XLT Auto 4x4
170,xxx on chassis
Receipt from a Ford Dealership showing 60K on the new motor
Receipt for a rebuilt...
“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...
I've only been an "elite" for like a day, been a member for a couple months, but I've been here reading for about half a year. I'm from northern Florida and this is my explorer. Still working on a name for her and have limitless plans for her! She's almost running like new again and I'm getting her offroad ready ever so slowly, within about a week I'll be doing a torsion bar lift and shackles. I really like this community and am thankful for how helpful everyone is and can't wait to see more...