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1997 for off road use.

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by Maxtor, May 2, 2013.

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  1. 2TimingTom

    2TimingTom Well-Known Member

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    I've heard zero complaints about the Wrangler Duratracs- on road, snowy, or off road. I wheel with 2 trucks that have them. They are high on my list of tires to consider when the time comes.
     
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  3. Maxtor

    Maxtor New Member

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    I try to buy as much as I can, that is made in the USA. Sometimes it is difficult to find things made here. I will gladly pay a little more for USA made items.
     
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    Your not going to break the rear end.

    The only thing drive train I would worry about is the CVs and thats only if you crank the torsions alot. I am not a ford lover but own a mounty and an explorer because they are durable out of the box. My mounty had 3:73s and a limted slip (awd-no low range) and I went everywhere my buddy's lifted zj went. For what you want I believe you made an excellant choice. If you were to crank the torsions a hair and level the rear (add-a-leaf if you haul weight, shackle if not) that would clear 31s nice and you would have a nice lifted rig. But even stock they my exploders have impressed the jeep guys.
     
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    Where can I get my hands a the front bumper aus?
     
  6. explorer-aus

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    It's a bullbar made by TJM 4x4 accessories, I assume they stopped making them about 10 years ago, I found it at a wreckers in a pile of alloy bullbars. I would suggest getting one custom made with this design.
     
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    I'm goin to the largest junk yard on the eastern US coast love this place I should find a few in there I can cut up and weld what I want
     

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