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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“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). . . -...
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...
These are a couple of photos after I purchased the truck a little over a year ago.
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...
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 it. Now she sits at my house. Specs as purchased: 2001 Ford Explorer XLT- Second Owner 5.0L V8- Stock... For the moment 4R70W with full time All Wheel Drive 3.73 Open... Now 3.55 Open Only thing it didn't seem to have is the backup sensors, sunroof...
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 doing consistently good MPG throughout the journey... Pics of the car itself will come tomorrow... when it's less dark outside.
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 4.0 OHV 5-Speed Manual (yes a 4dr Manual) 3.27 gears A/C 165k No really that's it. It super bare bones, Manual Everything! Manual Windows, Manual Mirrors, Manual Door Locks. Vinyl Seats. Runs really smooth:thumbsup: It's in crazy good condition, super clean in and out...
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