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3rd gen pic's

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

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  1. Argentimage

    Argentimage Active Member

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    So those “China tail lights “ are the ones that sent the electrucsl system crazy
     
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  3. Argentimage

    Argentimage Active Member

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    B8A72F34-BE9D-41E2-94F2-00A699350E7C.jpeg No issues with forward illumination
     
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  4. domct203

    domct203 Pilots The Beast Elite Explorer

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    I had/have no problems with the trucks electrical system, perhaps you confused my post with the OP?

    I had a bad LED bulb, problem followed the bulb.

    Put in a new pair and all is well.
     
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    Mikerider New Member

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    Got started on some upgrades to my 2003 NBX. First on the list was air. Built a bracket to slip in an ARB twin compressor.

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  7. XLTyler83

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    Hey man what grill is that? 04-08 F-150 Raptor grill? I’m going to do my own conversion and would like to know the platform you used
     
  8. Argentimage

    Argentimage Active Member

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    No f150 too wide

    Not sure they can be obtained now

    I’d have to check close to $375 as I recall
     
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    So you have no idea the vehicle your grill was originally made for? Was it a custom fit only for our explorers. I’m comfortable trimming sanding and making it work but I’d find comfort in having an idea. The 04-08 F-150 grill is close as my buddy has one though yes they are larger. No offense but yours isn’t exactly flush and I have a feeling it was originally made for a pickup as I notice the grill protrudes past your headlight alittle bit and one could argue the one you have now is “too wide” but you made it work and it looks damn good.
     
  10. Argentimage

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    Was for Asian Car
    Been three years

    Want one I’ll ask if they can ship because they (Asian retailers) got shut down

    Yes little wide
    Did not want to chop up everything

    The GOR has to get cut up to make clearance
     
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    This is my 3rd gen.
    In the middle of bagging it and doing a 5.4L Boss engine transplant.
    Runs 24”s and will sit on the chassis rails.

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  12. JD Arnold

    JD Arnold New Member

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    Looked on here a bunch of times to see the biggest size tire I could fit on a bone stock 03. Turns out 235/85r16s just fit. No rubbing at full lock or at full tuck. Standard measurement is 31.7x9.4

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    Probably the last pictures of her I'll take, Trans is finally acting up at 199,000 miles but it's been a great vehicle and still looks pretty good. Btw 265/75 16 Cooper at3's no rubbing with no lift.

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    where did you get these headlights at?! I love them
     
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    2005 xlt 4.0. Rancho Quicklift struts, procomp 7031 0mm offset 16x8's, 245/75r16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs with matching roof top spare, Hunter brush guard, uniden pro 520xl radio and 102" CB whip, amazon special led pods and light bar, roof basket from another explorer (think it was a factory accessory because it had an air deflector that said explorer on it when I bought it.)

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    Stock... Very stock. Took it through angeles crest highway to Palmdale. Planning to do a spacer lift and 265/75/16s A/T. Running smaller 225/70/16 temporarily cuz the old factory size ones are done. Screenshot_2019-07-18-00-35-13-1.png Screenshot_2019-07-18-00-40-37-1.png
     
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    Not sure if you're still active on here, but worst case maybe I can keep the photos thread alive for another day. These are great shots--your setup looks awesome. I checked out your website/instagram pages to creep on your lift/wheels/tires setup as I'm considering something similar for my explorer. I'm up in Columbia, MO but I frequent a lot of the NW Arkansas/Buffalo River spots I've seen you post about. How's your rig holding up to the overland life? Last time I was driving between Jasper and Ponca, I remember picturing my ex having some crazy timing chain catastrophe and trying to figure out what the hell I'd do on that road if the ol girl just grenaded herself. I think explorers like ours are a pretty good setup for exploring the ozarks. The terrain isn't crazy enough where you need a full on rock crawler to get most places but 4wd and some ground clearance will get you into some cool spots. Would love to pick your brain about some of the good wheeling trails you've hit up around Spfd and NW Arkansas areas.
     
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    Just a college guy w a part time job that loves their exploder. Picked up some moog problem solver UCA’s w ball joint mine are worn from the BtF spacers. Also Picked up these 265/70/17’s for a good deal gonna 3 more when my next checks come in (need a spare too) and getting them mounted at a local shop that also did my lift. Should help me I’m 6’1 and I still have to bend down to get in, hopefully w 2 more “ of lift no longer be the case. Be about about 5” lift total. Big plans for the MacNeil fenders around tax time.

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