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

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  1. Brutality

    Brutality New Member

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    I can only find the truxxx 2.5/1.25 ones.. I wish theu were 2" in the rear. I feel like my fronts higher.

    Any other ootions?
     
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  3. wheelin'explorer

    wheelin'explorer Active Member

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    I think Brandon with BTF can custom make the spacers to the size that you want. Though you might want to consider doing a body lift on top of a little smaller spacers, a 3 in spacer is gonna put ya way up and stress your components. I put a 1.25" in the front of mine to level it with the back, and it raised it more than the 1.25" total.
     
  4. ghostpilot

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    Got the new grille completed.

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  5. Mr Dubya

    Mr Dubya Elite Wannabe Explorer Elite Explorer

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    HIGH approval. Well done.
     
  6. MontyMountaineer

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    WOW. That looks AMAZING.
     
  7. College Student

    College Student Well-Known Member

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    ^ seconded ^
     
  8. rangermidtn

    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Here's a couple pics of the explorer. Built a new and stronger roof rack, getting ready to put a 2" body lift. Got new monroe struts all the way around. Hopefully here in the near future I will be getting some 285's to put on her.
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  9. Ronin8002

    Ronin8002 Well-Known Member

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    Damn good work :thumbsup:
     
  10. Dkmfan

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    Hi im new here i just bought this truck a month ago and did some work on it i plasti dipped the wheels and trim trying to black it out just wondering what i should do next.
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  11. Mr Dubya

    Mr Dubya Elite Wannabe Explorer Elite Explorer

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    I recommend two good starters. The first is grabbing some clear corner turn signals. That's always my go-to mod for any explorer (I hate the yellow - it's visually unbalanced). Try to get mirrored bulbs for the corners that shine amber when lit, but have no faint color when off.

    For the second, grab a nice bull bar or grill guard. Hunter brands will run you about 250 bucks and they get the job done nicely, and are well made considering the price. Then a little on the back, middle, front, back, middle, etc.


    -Dubya
     
  12. Lord Marty

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  13. redaxer

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    haha it looks alot like my explorer, bigger tyres change the whole look of the vehicle, i had 265-75-16 bfg km2's on stock height and wheels looked really good, and remove the side steps, it gives it a higher look :), good luck with it :D
     
  14. wheelin'explorer

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    I agree with getting rid of the factory turn signal housings in the front, they are awful looking. If you want to black the thing out, don't do just the clear housing, grab the ones with the black inside, and do that for the headlights and the turns, really helps the blackout look without cutting down on the headlight output. If you want my opinion on bulbs to put in the turn signals, if you are ever going to do HID's, then get switchback bulbs in. They are amazing and that's what I have in my truck now. Cleans things up and is still legal.

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    Check out my registry, there is some pictures of the blackout housing that I have in there. As well as pictures of my switchbacks.
     
  15. XtremeRanger

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    Been Around for a while...See my Registry for info...

    Day one - July 2013
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  16. dejaclue

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    Where did you get the clear turns? Been looking on line and cant find them.
     
  17. dejaclue

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    Hey guys. Never really thought about it till i found this website tryna see why my heater wouldn work and found the blend door fix, but i am looking to do some mods when i get home from Afghanistan next month. Can anybody suggest where i can get some clear turn signals? Also what is the consensus on HID lights? I want better and brighter but dont wanna blind people everywhere i go. Any other mod or custom suggestions will be appreciated. Love my 2003 V8 4x4. Second Explorer i'v owned.
     
  18. Mr Dubya

    Mr Dubya Elite Wannabe Explorer Elite Explorer

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    They're a dime-a-dozen on eBay.
     
  19. wheelin'explorer

    wheelin'explorer Active Member

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    I love my HID's, but yeah... unless you are an ass like me and don't care to make people mad on the road, then yeah they blind everyone. I get brighted all the time on 2 lane roads at night. Been flipped off a few times. I just giggle and keep driving. Like Mr. Dubya said, they are super cheap on ebay. I paid like 25 bucks shipped for mine.
     
  20. CDShadow56

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    lol i got the same exact set up, with the trim and all except i throug limo tint all around with a strip
     
  21. Lord Marty

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    Did you paint the trim yourself?
     

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