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Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by 86EXPLORER86, April 25, 2009.

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  1. Bezi99

    Bezi99 New Member

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    You gotta do a write up on this, I always wanted to do this every since I put in the 6000k hid kit in mine. Looks really good!
     
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  3. KPPCExplorer

    KPPCExplorer Active Member

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    Welcome! Is yours a 4.0l or the 4.6l. They don't make an air intake for the 04/05 but there are some things you can do. like here http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=296439
    or you can mod a intake for a 02/03 like I did here
    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=298477
     
  5. vjeske

    vjeske New Member

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    new 265 75 16r tire from Treadwright
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  6. 3rdGenExploder

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    Morimoto Mini H1? Ive been considering this since i put in my hids but can never bring myself to buy them haha hopefully your write up finally convinces me to just buy the damn things
     
  7. KPPCExplorer

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    Yup those are the ones. They really make a huge difference. Not only do they put more light in the right places but I literally haven't gotten flashed once since doing them. I used to get flashed several times a week.
     
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    Second post here....

    Just got my Explorer a couple months ago and am finally starting to make a few changes. Got my new tires this week and added a few parts to the rack. Next step will be a brush guard and some additional lights. Shots here a from a family bike ride this afternoon.

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  9. BigRondo

    BigRondo USMC 1371 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Looks good. :D:thumbsup:

    How do you like the ride with the BFG's? How about noise when on the highway?

    I'm thinking about getting a set when I need new sneakers.
     
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    Thanks!

    I've had them on a few other trucks as well and love them. Have not heard any
    noticeable noise yet, but will be doing a 1,200 mile trip this weekend and will know for sure by Sunday night. The one thing I have noticed is that it's a tad sluggish off the line now, but otherwise the ride is great.

    My wife drove it yesterday and even she commented on much better it drove with the new tires.
     
  11. BigRondo

    BigRondo USMC 1371 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Thanks, good to know. Last experience I had with the BFG's was on my Bronco and they were Mud Terrains.

    Good luck on the trip!
     
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    2003 XLT 4x4 4.0V6 198,000 miles. Exterior highlights: 2006-up side mirros, 2007 Sport Trac Limited wheels, 2006-up taillight conversion, clear turn signals.
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  13. HiImBrian

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    Look what I did last weekend!

    -MMR Stage 2 PI heads
    -Comp Cams Stage 1 billet camshaft & springs
    -MMR 30lb injectors
    -Ported Bullitt intake manifold
    -70mm Bullitt throttle body
    -New Ford blue valve covers
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    -PCV system delete
    -Installed breather filters on valve covers
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    -Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W-30 & K&N filter

    The stage 2 heads I got from my neighbor who is going to stage 3 and a new Kenne Bell. Camshafts, springs and injectors I ordered from MMR. The Bullitt intake I bought from a guy on a mustang forum and came with just about everything I needed for the swap.

    There is a lot to do yet.

    My throttle cable bracket is all kinds of rednecked and being spaced back with a piece of metal ruler. So I need to fab up a new bracket. My cruise control cable is also not attached at the moment.

    Yes, that is painters tape on my intake until I can figure out how I want to mount it.

    I'm also getting codes for my EGR but I was expecting that. I'll be getting it tuned out in the coming weeks. Then all that's left is to clean everything up really well.

    I should gain 45-50hp from the heads and 20-25hp from the intake. I think the tune should bring me a few more horses too.

    I'll be doing a How-To for the intake swap.

    So what do you think?

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    YOU DID IT!!!!!!! I was wondering how the Bullitt intake manifold was working out but you ended up doing even more more!!! How's she run?
     
  15. HiImBrian

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    Like hell until yesterday. One of the injectors I bought was shot but the guys at MMR overnighted me a new one. It's still a little rough but my tune will fix that. I also have to get a new solenoid pack for my transmission so I haven't been able to beat up on it just yet. I did spin the tires twice during the test drive around the block :D
     
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    Still my fave expo on the site. So clean.
     
  18. Aluminum

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    I know you have 1.75 lift, Is that same front and back.? or do you have smaller in the back.?
     
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    IIRC he is not running spacers in the rear just front.
     
  20. wheelin'explorer

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    Be careful on them mountain bikes. Take it from a previous addicted biker.
     
  21. vdavis25

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    Ive just upgraded my wheels and tires, but on the agenda for this year are new lights all around, and a lift :D I am not always sure my husband likes me hanging out here, because I always find a new idea lol

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