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

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  1. domct203

    domct203 Pilots The Beast Elite Explorer

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    I agree with the clean look, but I couldn’t imagine hopping up into my lifted X everyday without them.
     
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  3. drakeguy22

    drakeguy22 Active Member

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    One foot in the corner by the kick panel hop up in.... I really hate running boards haha id rather struggle than see them on a vehicle. Especially around my neck of the woods. They put so much salt on the roads side steps act like shovels for it
     
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    domct203 Pilots The Beast Elite Explorer

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    The running boards came off during the lift to get them out of the way, and to refinish them. I did the one foot in the footwell and yanked myself up by the steering wheel.... that sucks with a 6” lifted truck, and my sweaty paw slipped off the wheel one morning at 4:30am on the way to work, good thing I fell back against the side of the house, but I was wearing my coffee LOL.

    I have the nerf-bar type, and with the wider tires and body lift you hardly notice them.
     
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    Looks killer. Do you think those tires would have fit with out the lift? I'm leaning on that size for my 03 stocker I would like the tallest tire with out lift and I like the look of a narrow tire. Thanks -JD
     
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    What size tires are you running and what do you have for lift
     
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    Day and night from last weeks snow

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    Nice! I too have an '02 black XLS. I don't see black XLSes that often...
     
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    Nice! I too have an '02 black XLS. I don't see black XLSes that often...
     
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    New to the forum, so, here's a couple basic shots of the '05 Eddie Bauer 4x4 on the day I bought it. Clean, and looks nearly brand new, even with 167,000 on the ODO!

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    For anyone that cares here's my girl. She's been stretched out for 2 years as of February (2.75" spacers) in 3 years I've put 36,000 miles with stressed ball joints and am now at 133,000. This truck has been a capable offroad beater that climbs wet and sandy hills, a grocery getter, stump puller and my daily. Me n my girl like her. Weathertech front to back. Hunter brush guard on the front nearly all maintenance done by me aside from the new harmonic balancer. New transfer case fluid, front n rear end fluid. New front pinion seal, new aftermarket thermostat housing, new throttle body, new blower motor new motorcraft plugs and wires all done around the 120,000 mile mark. motorcraft oil n filter every 3000 miles. Needs new paint clear coat on the driver door is gone and upper control arms from BTF but I'm never scared to take this truck on a 8 hour trip. Mashed the nose of a 4Runner in a couple months ago w my steel hitch I received the tailgate dent however their radiator was exposed and leaking it was an illegal mexican woman with two kids and no identification who also didn't speak English so I in frustration let them go.

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  12. Argentimage

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    The LED's didn't cause odd electrical behavior? Exterior lamps one or two int he rear will make a mess of the entire truck, something different wrong every day. back to the stock tail lamp bulb, all issues by by

    where did you get the led?
     
  13. drakeguy22

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    What are you talking about??? I had led in everything... no issues
     
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    Look at the threads from a year ago

    Known issue
    Go look at my posts from October or so 2017

    Went thru hell for two stupid tail lamps

    Cluster freaked out loss of brake lights right side down one day next not

    Ripped out half the interior mods I was in process as most people would point there

    And I have six led up front
    4 sided ones no issues

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    All im saying is that I had led heads, fogs, turns, tails, reverse, puddle, all interior and led light bar no issues whatsoever
     
  16. Argentimage

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    Then you put resistors somewhere for the rears or front turns

    I had no issues with fromt headlamp nor fogs but the fogs were HID Angel devils

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    I love the grill man. Would love to know how you got it, custom I suppose?
     
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    It’s not from USA
    I had it a year before I got the courage to cut un the GOR

    It is a bit of cutting

    And the hood air foil further complicates the install, only reason that is there is to hide the "impossible to permanently fix" aluminum hood paint blistering

    I’d have to go back and see if still available if your interested
     
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  19. domct203

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    My ‘02 is pretty much all LED’s, no issues at all.

    The only thing I did was change the flasher to an LED compatible one so I didn’t get ‘hyper-flash’ of the signals.
     
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    If you looked at my posts from about 15 months back one day no brake lights
    Next nothing right side and cluster buzzing

    Next day no turns

    It kept going all over

    Actually stoped after one rear and both fronts were changed back


    And those were not that big of a deal, couldn’t get brighter lamps for those anyway
     
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    That’s really strange.

    Every light you see in these pictures are LED’s, no issues at all except for one cheap Chinese set of tail/brake light LED’s that I was randomly loosing left signal. Changed those out with some better quality ones and I’ve been good since.

     

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